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Time10 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

See the Tuscan gems of San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti on a day trip from Florence. Stop first in the city of Siena to visit a 'contrada' museum for some Sienese history. Afterward, explore the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano and enjoy a tasting of local blends at a nearby winery. Top off your trip at the village in Chianti before returning to Florence.
  • Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni from Florence, led by a professional tour escort
  • Travel through the Chianti countryside in Tuscany
  • Explore Siena's Old Town with your guide
  • Explore one of Siena's contrade museums
  • Discover the famous Siena Cathedral and its treasures
  • Make a stop in a charming village in Chianti
Depart from central Florence (near Santa Maria Novella train station) and ride south through the Tuscan countryside by coach.

After a scenic drive past the vineyards, arrive in Siena. Admire the Renaissance artwork inside with your guide before taking off on a walking tour. Take note of the uniquely striped marble of the Siena Cathedral and then enter one of the city's contrada museums.

Learn the history behind the contrades, or districts, of the city as you wander the exhibits. Hear about the individual traditions of each still celebrated today during the famous Palio horse race, which takes place in the main square twice a year. Afterward, take a brief break to purchase lunch.

Continue to San Gimignano, a medieval hill town best known for its impressive towers and frescoes. Soak up some free time to explore its streets independently before traveling to a small winery in the Chianti hillside to sample fine local wines, accompanied by snacks.

Top off your trip with a visit to a charming village in Chianti to peruse the local shops and main square. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Florence.

Please note that the order of the visits may change.

Itinerary

Please note: When the Museum and the Oratory of the Contrada are not accessible, it will be replaced with  another site of particular historic and cultural interest.

Reviews

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S
, Oct 2018

The day in Tuscany at the different towns was beautiful and interesting. We met some great people on board and the guides, especially our local guide in Siena, was terrific. We would highly recommend this tour....great value and different experiences made for a full day.

a
, Oct 2018

Overall, it was a good trip. I wish we could have eliminated the castle tour and spent that time in San Gimignano. Otherwise, good tour.

R
, Sep 2018

Great trip from Florence to see some nearby cities and great sites! Siena and wine tasting were the highlight!

K
, Aug 2018

AMAZING!!! great tour guides especially in Siena! one of the highlights in our italy trip!

W
, Aug 2018

Tour was in three languages therefore not in depth. Only surface level history/attraction explanations. The highlight of the trip was the wine tasting. Our time in San Gimignano felt rushed. The city was beautiful, we would have liked to spend more time there. The tour of Siena was all based around it’s horse race.

p
, Jul 2018

We got to the first small hilltop town. The bus drops you off but you have lots of stairs and some steeper sidewalks to climb. We only had half an hour to wander and shop which was not nearly enough time. The scenery out over the hills was stunning! Then off to Sienna. 3 hours there which was 2 hours too many. The local guide was terrible!!! She is why I didn't rate it higher. Then off to another tiny hilltop town. Again only half an hour. It was so charming I wanted to spend a couple hours there taking photos and shopping. Very disappointed in the short time there. Then a winery which was very nice. I would not do it again.

S
, Jul 2018

The highlight of the day was tour in Siena with local guide. The stories about Paleo tradition are unique and funny. The Siena cathedral is gorgeous, and its bibliotheca is a jewel.
San Gimignano is lovely, and its gelato is world famous.
I could skip wine testing. That is why I give this tour slightly lower grade.

k
, Jul 2018

Lovely tour. I just really wish we had longer in San Gimignano, one hour is just not quite enough! I would have rather split up the time more equally between Sienna and San Gimignano. Sienna was very cool (and we happened to be there the day of the Palio!) but we felt like it dragged on just a little there. The wine tasting was great.

P
, Jul 2018

An excellent day, well run. Visited 4 places that were all amazing. The highlight was the enthusiasm with which our guide exhibited at the wine tasting.

j
, Jul 2018

This is a great tour. Siena is an old and beautiful city well worth seeing. The Chianti trip is so much fun. Great wine and food. We highly recommend this tour.


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