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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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

Customer Reviews

Nicola D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I really enjoyed the whole day. The itinerary was good and the lunch was excellent location, food, wine, and service. The tour company was well organized. I was travelling alone and met some nice people to socialize with throughout the day. The tour packs a lot into one day and so a few of the locations I would have liked to have had more time for viewing or shopping etc. I would have liked more time at Pisa. Pre-purchasing the ticket to go up the Tower of Pisa with this tour was the best decision I made because there was not time to buy a ticket on site not if you wanted to go to toilet and had to stand in line to buy a ticket for the tower as well. Only a handful of the group had purchased this extra. This stop we had time for a brief wander around, wait in line for the toilets pay for use, then stand in line for the Tower. Security inspection prior to entry. They allowed NO hand baggage, not even small pouch bags. They allowed cameras and tablets in your hand. If you have a bag you have to go to a different area to check your bag. Our tour guide made sure we were looked after re: bags checked, tickets and security check. We had time to go up the Tower, have a look around from the top, take photos and then just about ran down the Tower steps and ran to the bus to catch it on time. It was worth it but I had shin splints for a week after the brisk journey down those marble steps! Not suitable for those with mobility problems the steps are worn, uneven and you are on a big spiral staircase which is also leaning wickedly! Cool! Or actually hot I went at high season, in July 2016 so there were crowds of tourists everywhere and it was really, really hot. Important to keep hydrated but also be aware of availability of toilets. For those whose age or health requires be prepared for being able to access toilets perhaps every 2 hours at most. No toilets on any buses that I was on. Also, lots of walking including up and down inclines/hills on cobblestones. It is important to have the time/watch/phone so that you get to meeting places on time. Highlights for me were the top of the Tower of Pisa and a really excellent lunch experience.

Krishnan S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was the coolest trip. Totally worth it. The guide was fantastic and was the optimal pace with both teen and young kids. Elisa was great throughout and Siena and San Gimignano are beautiful must see places in the Tuscsan landscape, Only thing - they could arrange for a slightly better local guide in Siena.

Lira Mary Ann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My sister and I enjoyed everything on this tour. From the food, places visited, company and especially the guide. We highly recommend this tour.

Kate United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was GREAT! It was an excellent way to see the Tuscan countryside and visit several Tuscan towns in a day. Our guide, Gloria, was amazing -- personable, knowledgeable and passionate. Lunch at the vineyard was even more than I had expected with an incredible breathtaking view. I highly recommend this tour!

GINO A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Olivia our guide and Marco our driver were great! There was a bit of hiccup in the morning as we tried to leave Florence but because the marathon was on, all the roads were closed. Olivia and Marco handled it well and informed us of all the steps they were taking. Because we didn't leave on time, the tour was extended. No problem for all of the customers.
Olivia was a perfect guide. And Marco the perfect driver. We definitely recommend this tour.

Louis B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved it

Sophia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

perfect itinerary to tour the country sides of Tuscany! Roberto and Gloria were wonderful!

Yanmin L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is the best tour of the 3 we took in Italy for this 10-day trip! Walkabout Florence the local tour operator did a fantastic job putting together an itinerary that maximized our time in Tuscany. The bus was much more comfortable than the one that we took with Carrani for the 3-day tour to Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento from Rome. The guide was knowledgeable, helpful and funny. The 12-hour tour covered 4 attractions: Siena, Chianti lunch and wine pairing at a local farm, San Gimignano and Pisa. While the tour as a whole felt a bit rushed especially at Chianti we only got to spend 1-2 hours at each attraction, I wouldn't complain given the nature of the tour: I'd liken it to a great trailer for us to decide which part of Tuscany we'd like to spend more time in for a future visit. The sunset at the Leaning Tower as well as the ride of downtown Pisa totally exceeded our expectations of Pisa. Well done, Walkabout Florence! I look forward to taking another tour with this company.

julieb86

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The tour was great. The lunch experience was amazing! Loved how everyone sits together and the view is incredible. The walking tour in Sienna with a local was informative and enjoyed the little bit of time we had to explore alone. When we arrived to Pisa it was getting dark, but the pictures still turned out great...also, I'm sure we missed the large day tours so I much prefer it. Gloria, our tour guide, was so sweet and gave us pointers on what to do while in Italy! I will definitely consider another tour with Viator. Thanks! :

Gary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Having spent two weeks in Italy this past September 2016, this, by far, was one of the best tours we have ever taken in Europe. Our tour guide was beyond exceptional and deserves a 5-Star Plus! I have already recommended this tour friends in hope they will have the same experience we did.... GREAT!

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