- Half-day San Gimignano and Castellina in Chianti tour from Siena
- Hear tales of San Gimignano’s medieval history from an expert guide
- Explore the hilltop town at your own pace, seeing sights like Via Francigena and the Collegiata
- Visit the charming village of Castellina in Chianti and take a tour of a Tuscan winery
- Learn about wine production in Chianti and discover the difference between Super Tuscan and Gallo Nero wines
- Sample red and white Tuscan wine during a tasting session, and enjoy a plate of antipasto
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What You Can Expect
Learn all about the town from your guide as you travel, and then enjoy roughly 1.5 hours of free time in San Gimignano to explore at your own pace. Admire the stunning architecture around Piazza della Cisterna and Piazza del Duomo, and have your camera ready for photos by the Collegiata – San Gimignano’s Romanesque cathedral. Perhaps take a stroll along the Via Francigena strip – an ancient pilgrimage road – or visit the shops to browse the locally made handicrafts and beautiful Santa Fina pottery.
Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and travel deep into the heart of Tuscany, to the famous Chianti region. Gaze out at the emerald green hills, laden with grape vines and olive groves, and stop in the postcard-perfect village of Castellina in Chianti. Visit a renowned winery here for a tour, exploring the cellars, vineyards and bottling rooms of an impressive Tuscan wine estate.
Hear about wine production in the Chianti area – the grapes used, the terrain and the climate – and learn about the different classifications of Tuscan wines, such as Super Tuscans and the prestigious Gallo Nero label. After your tour of the estate, sit down to sample a selection of the best!
Sip on different reds and whites, noting the characteristics that set them apart from other Italian wines. While sampling and discussing the wines, tuck into a selection of typical Tuscan snacks. The dishes vary according to what’s available on the day of your tour, but you can expect delights like garlicky bruschetta, mild cheeses and Tuscan salami or ham; you won’t be disappointed!
After relaxing at the winery, return to your coach for the journey back to Siena. Finish your tour in the early evening back at the start point.
Please note: occasionally this tour may run in reverse order, meaning your visit to Chianti will take place before San Gimignano.
Knowledgable guide, beautiful surroundings, great food, completely magical.
WOW! great Chianti, Brunello and Super Tuscan wine! Had fun time at San Gimignano, very friendly and the country side was lovely
Wonderful trip. Margherita, our guide, was very informative.
This was an amazing trip and if I visited Tuscany again I would probably do it again. Our guide was lovely and our bus mega comfortable and the route perfectly planned. The highlight was the final wine tasting whic I had not expected to take long but was amazing. The location superb the wine delicious along with the other offerings and delivered in a very entertaining manner. We laughed so much but also learnt so ugh and tasted some of the best wine ever. If you have any doubts about this trip so long as you can cope with walking uphill at each venue you will have a day to remember.
It was a very successful experience. Congratulations organization. Tuscany is wonderful
What a fun trip. Our guide, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and San Gimignano is beautiful. We had 1.5 hrs there, which was enough for us it was raining a little and then we went on to the wine tasting, which was so much fun. Yes we got tipsy, but hey we weren't driving. The beauty of taking a tour
Oh, the visit to the winery was awesome. Wine tasting was a lot of fun. Going to San Gimignano was like visiting a place out of this world. The walled village, colourful shops, its tall towers with its unending flights of stairs, its famous gelatos......... you wouldn't want the trip to end. A must trip for everyone visiting Siena.
This tour was amazing!
Fantastic tour, excellent value for money. Loved the wine tasting we were given informative talk on the different wines and got to sample them all, along with being provided delicious finger food. Beautiful winery. Also loved San Gimignano, excellently preserved village, probably best we visited.
Great time lovely people and Torrciano winery great experience.