Siena, Italy

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clock-o7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience Siena and the Chianti region on this 7.5-hour evening excursion, departing from Florence. Bypass the daytime crowds and arrive in Siena in the late afternoon to explore the Piazza del Campo. From there, visit a Tuscan wine cellar in the famous region of Chianti and enjoy a 4-course meal paired with local wines. After a romantic evening in the Tuscan countryside, you will return to central Florence.
  • Evening Siena excursion, wine cellar tour and Chianti dinner
  • Visit the Tuscan city of Siena and enjoy free time to see the sun set
  • Stroll around Piazza del Campo and take photos of Siena Duomo
  • Tour a wine estate at a Tuscan farmhouse in Chianti and learn about the local wine
  • Feast on a 4-course dinner of Tuscan specialties with up to four glasses of wine
Your evening excursion will begin at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Station. Join your guide aboard a comfortable coach and start your journey through the olive groves and green hills of the Tuscan countryside.
Arrive in Siena and enjoy 2.5 hours to explore independently, checking out the central Piazza del Campo or the Duomo, a stunning Gothic cathedral with interior frescoes and alternating stripes of white and black marble.
After watching the sunset, hop back in your coach and head to the region of Chianti, made famous by its ruby-red wine. There, you’ll visit one of the area’s prominent wine estates, set amidst a Tuscan farm. Take a guided tour of the cellars and learn about the production and aging process that gives the Chianti blends a world-class flavor.
Then settle into a table in the main farmhouse or, weather permitting, outdoors for a 4-course meal (sample menu can be found below). Pair your dinner with up to four glasses of the estate’s wine, learning about the characteristics of each from your guide as you sip.
After your evening of wining, dining and sightseeing concludes, you will be returned to central Florence in your coach.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course:

• Tuscan salami or local cheese crostiniSecond course (choice of one):

• Lasagne
• Crespelle (Italian crepes)Third course (choice of one; each served with grilled vegetables):

• Arista (saddle of succulent pork)
• Brasato (beef braised in red wine)
• Peposo (peppered Tuscan beef stew)Dessert (choice of one):

• Tiramisu
• Cantuccini (almond cookies)

Reviews

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M
, Sep 2018

Winery and dinner were teriffic, wine was a 5 star. Will definitely recommend this tour if a stand alone option.

Sienna was overcrowded, time in town was limited to a little over an hour, and guide was really just pointing where to go. And it was like a mile hike to and from the bus to the center of town. Not worth time or .

J
, Jul 2018

The tour was nice but instead of eating outside on a beautiful night watching the sunset, we ate downstairs at a bar. The food was delicious, the pours were very small. It was a long way to travel from Florence on the bus, would have been nice to be outside.

R
, Jul 2018

Overall an excellent tour. Siena was a nice town with a beautiful Basilica. The highlight of the trip was the winery tour and dinner. Good food and good wine is a great setting. The ability to ship the wine home was a nice touch.

l
, Jul 2018

Mostly self-guided walking tour through beautiful Siena followed by a lovely dinner with wine tasting at a beautiful winery. Judita at the winery was charming, knowledgeable and interesting. The food was plentiful, served family style al fresco, as the sun set. The only improvement would have been some italian music! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

A
, Feb 2018

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Chiara was informative, pleasant and helpful. The drive through Tuscany and Chianti were nice. It took about an hour to get to Siena and we spent a little less than two hours there. We visited the Duomo and Piazza del Campo as well as walked around the city, getting some coffee and snacks. The we proceeded to the Tenuta Torciano winery in San Gimignano. Dinner was good with lots of wine tastings included. Wine is expensive, but good things are. We purchased some wine and balsamic vinegar, which is actually going to be shipped to us in the US. We were back in Florence at about 8.30ish. Overall a great value and experience.

s
, Dec 2017

This was our most disappointing tour while in Italy. We were looking for a romantic, relaxing evening, but didn't get anything close to that. Our bus ride was a nightmare. We sweat the entire ride and were terrified by the horrendous driving. I hit my head on the ceiling of the bus twice after the driver went way too fast over bumps. Several other drivers were honking at our bus as our driver was swerving in and out of the lane.
Our stop in Siena was pointless. We were just dropped off and left to shop and browse where we wanted. We also didn't see the sunset there, so I'm not sure why that is the title of this tour. The town is nice, but it is the same touristy shops that you find in any city.
We went to the Panzanello winery for a tour, dinner, and of course wine. The winery was beautiful and we got to take pictures for about ten minutes outside before we went inside and got a tour of the winery. We were hoping to eat outside to enjoy the sunset and landscape there, but we were stuck inside a hot room to eat our dinner. You are promised a four-course dinner and up to four glasses of wine. The food was decent, but was far from one of the best meals that we experienced. And while you do get to try four different types of wine, you get far from a 'glass' of it. Usually a bottle of wine will provide 4.5 glasses per bottle. The person pouring the wine was able to stretch a bottle into 7-8 glasses. The wine was good, but was very expensive compared to other wineries that we visited and it wasn't any better than other wines that we tasted for a third of the price. We couldn't wait to get back to our hotel in our Florence. If you are looking for a romantic day and dinner in Chianti, find another way to do it.

M
, Oct 2017

If you dont have much time to spend in Tuscany this is a perfect tour to take..not too long on the bus to Sienna with enough time to look around the town. The wine tasting was very good and the dinner was delicious. I would highly recommend this tour.

k
, Oct 2017

Amazing experience! Our guide was Brando, and I highly highly recommend getting on a tour with him. He was fantastic. The whole tour was awesome, but Brando was the best guide you could ask for! It's a beautiful tour, and great wine at the end.

d
, Oct 2017

had a fantastic time Brendo and Gus were fantastic guide and driver there was no rush and stopped for plenty of photo opportunities thank you both for a fantastic day

M
, Oct 2017

They gave misleading instructions as to where to turn up so the tour didn't happen. They did not offer an alternative - stay away from them as they deserve a zero star rating.


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