Begin your tour with a 10am or 11am pickup (depending on the season) from your San Gimignano hotel and hop aboard an air-conditioned minibus for a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. After a short journey, arrive at the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni, where you’ll have chance to tour the magnificent 12th-century castle and take in the views from the towers.
Break for lunch (included) at a local winery and learn more about the Chianti wine region as you tuck into Tuscan specialties such as salami and cheese, and sip a selection of Chianti’s renowned wines.
After lunch, continue through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Val d’Orcia, stopping to admire the views along the way, then arrive in historic Montalcino. Take time to explore the town and its striking castle, then set off to a local wine cellar to sample the region’s famous Brunello di Montalcino wine, accompanied by more Tuscan delicacies.
After a full day tour, return to San Gimignano, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 7pm or 8pm.