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Overview

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. Explore the city of Siena and the 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.
  • Tuscany 1-day sightseeing tour with spectacular countryside views
  • Enjoy a guided tour through Siena, including entry to the gothic Cathedral
  • Soak up free time to explore Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa at your own pace
  • Savor a hearty lunch with wine served at an organic wine estate in Chianti
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa up close
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This top-rated Tuscany tour features the option to skip the long line at Pisa’s Leaning Tower.

Board your coach in Florence, and travel into the hills of Tuscany where the city of Siena awaits. 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

Reviews

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, Dec 2018

What can I add to thousands of positive comments? The tour on Nov29th was organised well and smoothly. Our guide Gloria was just pure bundle of knowledge, joy and fun. Driver Antonio took us safely back to Florence. Sunny day made everithing even better. Highly recommend!

c
, Nov 2018

Perhaps it was the way it started, but this tour did not live up to its 5 star reviews. There was a marathon in town and it was raining, 2 barriers for a great experience. I understand that the team had to work around that, but our day started with a very long walk behind the train and bus station, over bridges and on main roads with pot holes, but no sidewalk, that made it impossible not to get wet. My feet were soaked and tired before the tour even started! We finally made it to the bus at close to 9 and got on our way. Siena itself was the only part I truly didn’t care for. Not the city, it was beautiful, but the tour guide. She was awful! Low speaker, kept losing her mic as it went in and out, no enthusiasm for her area, repeated the same information. To top it off, we had to substitute the museum for the cathedral because of a mass and she never waited for the group to get through the ticket line before she started talking. We would hear bits and pieces while she was around the corner. She didn’t wait to point out what relics she was explaining. It was very frustrating and Alessandro, our tour guide, knew there were a lot of frustrated people. He tried to re-explain on the bus but it was too late. We had already missed seeing things. The tour got better from there, with a wonderful lunch at the farm. The people were nice and the food was wonderful. It just felt like we were rushed the rest of the day to catch up from the bus leaving late. We didn’t get to walk through the vineyards or experience a wine tasting as promised in the tour description. Rather it was wine served with lunch, eat and leave, with 10 minutes to use the bathroom and buy from the shop. With 60+ plus people that was not enough time. The tour got much better from lunch on, but again, too rushed and a lot of walking with long distances between the buses and every destination. We’re ok with walking, but I imagine it would be difficult for many, especially up and down hills with wet shoes. Overall, an ok day. More acceptable when you’re on vacation and don’t want to ruin it with complaining, but really a frustrating day. Beautiful scenery, a nice lunch, and an upbeat tour guide made it better. However, take any one of those away and I would be asking for my money back. I feel as if they should have made the decision to at least tell people that the marathon was going on and that modifications had to be made. Then offer everyone the choice of canceling, rescheduling, or coming.

c
, Nov 2018

Sara and driver Antonio were amazing. The whole trip ran smoothly, we had a great time in every cities we visited. Since it is a winter time, I wish that the trip will start an hour earlier in the morning as the sun set around 5pm. I wish we had a longer stay in Siena and Pisa as these are the most happening cities; the stay in San Gimignano was over an hour but most stores were closed and the city was quiet. However the Gelato place that Sara suggested was the best gelato we have ever had during the trip.Overall, it was a wonderful day!

K
, Nov 2018

Nice day trip even though it was raining off and on throughout the day. Our local guide in Siena was great and Alex our guide for the day was also great! We loved the lunch at the winery and the leaning tower of Pisa was a great way to end the day!

J
, Nov 2018

Highly recommend this tour of Tuscany and could not ask for a better tour guide than Angela! This was the highlight of our trip.

E
, Nov 2018

Bele, our guide, was an excellent and knowledgeable person. Her ability to share not only her love of her job but her joy in all we saw. The scenery needs to be seen to be believed. The food for lunch was not only excellent but also plentiful as was the wine. The gift shop provided some great gifts. This was a day I would love to repeat!

S
, Nov 2018

Olivia our Tour Guide and Mossimo the Bus Driver made this an enjoyable trip. Olivia made the trip worth while with the history and points of intrest.

K
, Nov 2018

It all went to plan but the plan had too tittle time at Pisa and too much time spent walking between the coach and the locations. Also the coach had a toilet on board but it was locked. Check that you want to spend time at all the locations and if you do it represents good value for the coverage. Local guide was knowledgeable. Tour host was enthusiastic.

K
, Oct 2018

Last Tuesday the 23rd Oct, my son and I took this couch trip and were so delighted with everything. The tour took in so much, we saw Siena, San Gimignano and had a beautiful lunch with wine at Fattoria Poggio Alloro (Fabulous)! and ending in Pisa. We had a wonderful guide in Olivia, who was knowledgeable, cheerful and relaxed, and our bus driver Nando, who was a gent and helped everyone on and off the bus. The Tuscan countryside was stunning and I believe this trip was excellent value for money, as we got to see so much. Thanks again to Olivia and Nando and please do not forget to tip your guide and driver as they put in a long day and are as cheerful at the end as at the beginning of the tour. Kathleen Russell, Clonakilty, Ireland

M
, Oct 2018

Was fantastic. Would be nice if we had a little more time in Siena and San Gimianno. Sara was a great tour guide very polite and talked too everyone individually


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