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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Art, history, countryside, food. Tuscany has it all. If you only have one day free, book this Tuscany day trip from Florence to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Visit the soulful city of Siena for free time or a walking tour of the city and cathedral, and then take to the Chianti hills for a Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. Roam the streets of San Gimignano, and travel to Pisa to admire the architectural drama of Cathedral Square — home to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry, if you wish.

Highlights

  • Tuscany one day sightseeing tour
  • Free time to explore Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa at your own pace
  • Guided tour through Siena, including entry to the gothic Cathedral
  • Hearty lunch with wine served at an organic wine estate in the Chianti
  • Wine tasting of four wines including Chianti, Vernaccia and Tuscan dessert wine.
  • Get up-close to The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Spectacular countryside views and landscapes

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What You Can Expect

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Board your coach in Florence, and travel into the hills of Tuscany where the city of Siena awaits with its ambient medieval streets. Opt to take a guided tour of the city with a visit to Siena Cathedral to admire its renowned Gothic architecture. Or, make the most of some free time to set your own pace, and perhaps enjoy a coffee in the sun alongside the locals.

From Siena, return to the Tuscan countryside to explore the Chianti wine region. Stretch your legs with a stroll through a vineyard, olive grove and wine cellar, and refuel with a Tuscan winery lunch. As you sit surrounded by the grape vines, meet other visitors to the area and indulge in local treats such as cold cuts of meat, salad, pasta and fresh bread. Even better, a wine tasting takes place at the same time.

After lunch, journey onward to San Gimignano with its medieval towers, cobbled streets and squares. Explore the town’s historic center, cool down with a refreshing gelato and wander amid the 14 towers as you learn about their history.

Travel from San Gimignano to Pisa: your final stop of the day. Follow your guide to Cathedral Square to discover Pisa Duomo, Pisa Baptistry, the monumental cemetery (aka Camposanto) and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Return to Florence in the early evening, and finish your Tuscany tour with a drop-off at the start point.

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu includes:

  • Garlic bruschetta
  • Pasta with Chianina beef ragù
  • Tuscan ham, salami and local artisan sheep milk cheese
  • Garden Salad
  • Cantuccini (almond biscuits) to dip into Vin Santo (dessert wine)
  • A tasting of local wines

Customer Reviews

Jacqueline C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Amazing! Excellent tour guide, Antonella. She made things really interesting. And the views, the attention, everything was perfect. Highly recommed this tour!

Rolando C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We had an incredible day! The weather was perfect but so was out tour guide.

Armond B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour! Well worth the time Nd money.

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A private luxury coach with video awaited us for our trip to the farmhouse, Sienna and San Gimignano .... which is a truly beautiful place.
Our guide brought Sienna alive for us with her knowledge of the place far better than any tourist guide book. From Sienna we travelled to a farmhouse high in the hills. On arrival at the farmhouse we were greeted with a warm welcome and an abundance of home cooked food, and tastings of wine and olive oil from our hosts private estate. Then it was back on our luxury coach and a trip to San Gimignano for drinks and ice cream. Then to Pisa with it's Leaning Tower yes it really does lean. A full and value for money day out.

Richard

Helen.keary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It's mid-winter but our guide Antonella and diver Emiliano made it a warm and welcoming experience. Would highly recommend this tour in this season, no crowds and peaceful sightseeing in San Gimignano.

Joseph L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We spent 2 weeks in Europe and this was the only tour we participated in. It was all day, but it was so worth the money. We didn’t have to worry about planning our day or anything. The winery we visited was truly amazing and their food and wine were yummy.
We really did love it and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Gloria did a fabulous job as our tour guide. She was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited.

michelle f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

wonderful tour, great guide. definitely recommend this tour. only thing is there is not much time for lingering, taking pics, etc....fast paced.

James N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tour guide Lavigna was great, very enthusiastic,well spoken and made the trip a great experience.

calee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A very good tour, and the guide is very nice. I like the lunch in the farm, it's excellent and we do enjoy a lot with the organic wine.

Janine Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a full day tour but we really loved it. Sandra, our guide was just fantastic. Very funny and informative. We loved all the towns we visited, especially San Gimignano and Pisa. Lunch was also fantastic. Highly recommend this tour.

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