Best Of Tuscany Hill Towns Semi-private Full Day Tour (Siena & San Gimignano) - Florence

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Our tours offer you a more personalised and in-depth experience. This tour of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni starts at 8am and runs until 5pm in the evening. You will have all the time you need to experience the beauty of the countryside. Since you are in a small group, our very experienced English speaking driver - escorts have far more time to interact with you and answer any questions you may have.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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You'll leave from Florence at 9am and will start with a visit of Siena, a beautiful Tuscan hill town famous for its Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio di Siena (horse race) is held twice a year. You'll spend time in Siena touring the city and experiencing its medieval narrow streets.

From Siena, your driver guide will take you to a well-known winery in the Chianti area, Monterinaldi or similar, where you'll spend approx. 2-hours. Here youll find out about how the regional popular wines are produced, and then enjoy a light lunch with a selection of bruschettas, cold cuts and cheeses, paired with 3 superb chianti wines plus vinsanto.

After lunch you'll visit San Gimignano, stroll around this enchanting medieval town and admire the breathtaking scenery with incredible vistas of the Chianti from 'Torre Grossa', the Cathedral tower, and appreciate the slower pace of life that hasn't changed for centuries. Stroll around the streets of this enchanting hill town and enjoy a gelato (ice-cream) in Cistern Square.

After leaving San Gimignano, the tour returns to Florence via the Chianti area stopping by the charming villages of Castellina in Chianti and Monteriggioni. And while sitting back savoring the subtle textures and tones of the wine, contemplate the beautiful countryside that has been your constant companion during the day.

Inclusions

A/C Mercedes vehicle or similar make

Local Expert English Speaking Driver-Escort

Visit Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni Hill Towns

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in,must use proper child restraints). We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of the booking and if the car seats brought do not comply with requirements by Italian law.

It is clients responsibility to check if the provider of the service has sent any communication up to the day prior to the tour departure Failing in checking your email inbox might incur in extra costs involved with the excursion you have booked, and that will not be refundable.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

All passengers pay the same rate irrespectively from their age

Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesnt apply to children less than 12 years old.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Aug-2021

    This was a terrific tour. Alessandro was our guide. And he was terrific! He was knowledgeable and fun. Siena was really interesting. We stopped by a winery for lunch. Then we headed to San Gimignano. And last stop was Pisa. This was a fun tour! Next time I head to Italy, I will see what other tours these guys provide. It was a great experience!

  • 08-Jun-2019

    We had the tour from Florence to San Gimignano, Siena and a vineyard in the Chianti region. Our tour leader, Benjamin, was the best ever! Very interesting, so nice and knew a lot about the history of the region. We absolutely loved the whole tour and got a lot out of our money. Benjamin went above and beyond to make our day memorable. Thanks a lot!

  • 25-Nov-2018

    Loved this trip. Our driver provided information along the way to Siena and San Gimignano. We stopped at a lovely winery for wine tasting - 4 different kinds of wine for taste testing were provided with refills. A delicious traditional Italian lunch was provided. The presenter at the winery nicely described information about the grapes and the wine we had. We stopped at each village. We had a two hour guided tour of Siena. The tour guide was excellent. We had ample time in both villages to explore.

  • 15-Apr-2018

    Our guide Yaris was the best. He was so knowledgeable and gave us the experience of our lives. My 16 year old daughter thought this was the highlight of our 10 day trip.

  • 15-Apr-2018

    Our guide Yaris was the best. He was so knowledgeable and gave us the experience of our lives. My 16 year old daughter thought this was the highlight of our 10 day trip.

  • 07-Oct-2017

    I had an excellent experience with this tour, and would recommend it without reservation. We were a small group with our guide/driver Giuliano and our guide in Siena, Adele. We rode in a clean mini-van and were not crowded at all. Giuliano spoke excellent English and was an expert with wines - from grape growing, wine making, aging, bottling, distribution and even to grappa. He was able to answer all the questions in a very clear, very pleasant and helpful way. Our guide in Siena, Adele, is Sienese, and we learned a lot about the various churches and saints as well as the various contrade in Siena that compete in the famous Palio. We stopped at a family-run farm just outside of San Gimignano, where we had the various wines from the family's properties in San Gimignano and in Siena. The wines were excellent. All of the family were helping - we had Pietro, one of the sons, to help us. He explained everything in great detail, very clearly, and very thoughtfully. It was a pleasure to meet him and to taste his family's wines. We were served lunch, as part of the wine tasting. Because we were a small group, we were able to also see Monteriggioni just outside of Siena, the walled village built by the Sienese as a outpost against the Florentines in the 1200's. We also drove through Chianti on our way back and saw the Abbey of Badia a Passignano, as well as the little medieval town of Montefioralle. A very memorable trip!

  • 07-Oct-2017

    I had an excellent experience with this tour, and would recommend it without reservation. We were a small group with our guide/driver Giuliano and our guide in Siena, Adele. We rode in a clean mini-van and were not crowded at all. Giuliano spoke excellent English and was an expert with wines - from grape growing, wine making, aging, bottling, distribution and even to grappa. He was able to answer all the questions in a very clear, very pleasant and helpful way. Our guide in Siena, Adele, is Sienese, and we learned a lot about the various churches and saints as well as the various contrade in Siena that compete in the famous Palio. We stopped at a family-run farm just outside of San Gimignano, where we had the various wines from the family's properties in San Gimignano and in Siena. The wines were excellent. All of the family were helping - we had Pietro, one of the sons, to help us. He explained everything in great detail, very clearly, and very thoughtfully. It was a pleasure to meet him and to taste his family's wines. We were served lunch, as part of the wine tasting. Because we were a small group, we were able to also see Monteriggioni just outside of Siena, the walled village built by the Sienese as a outpost against the Florentines in the 1200's. We also drove through Chianti on our way back and saw the Abbey of Badia a Passignano, as well as the little medieval town of Montefioralle. A very memorable trip!

  • 09-Jun-2017

    Sadly, this was the one thing we did during our two weeks in Italy that I actually regret. I spent hours researching tours and finally chose this one based on the towns, description, and premium price tag. However, we spent most of the day in the car! We started the day by stopping in a small town not Sienna and were told we had 10-15 minutes to explore and then to be back at the car. You can't do anything in 10-15 minutes?! We then drove to Sienna where we were dropped off by our driver and had a private 2 hour walking tour by a local guide named Isabella. Isabella was wonderful! However, the tour does not mention that you are going to a church, so I didn't have anything to cover my shoulders with. I specifically chose this tour because it doesn't mentions churches. We wanted to see and explore the town. We had no free time in Sienna to explore, shop, eat etc. The description mentions to start the day in Siena and then go to lunch - so we assumed there would be more free time to enjoy Siena and not feel rushed again. We then loaded back up and drove 30 minutes to another tiny town. Again we had 10-15 minutes to quickly explore and be back at the bus. After another 30 minute drive, we went to a vineyard in Chianti. This part of the tour was accurate and we enjoyed the quick winery tour, tasting, and lunch. We started the tour at 9am and did not eat until 2pm, so I would bring a snack! Our final stop was San Gimignano. We had about an hour to explore and hang out. The tour mentions that you will take a walk with your guide. Nope..driver stayed with the car and we were on our own. The town was a bit of a tourist trap and hard to navigate by ourselves. Many other large tour buses stop here, so it was crowded and not ideal. We then headed back to Florence. The description says Sip on more flavorful local blends before returning to your original departure point in Florence. That didn't happen at all. The only wine we had a day was at the vineyard. So, with all of that being said I would recommend getting a private tour guide and creating your own itinerary or renting a car and driving yourself! We spent more time in the car driving from place to place than we actually spent in all of the towns! I would have much rather taken the 15 minutes plus driving time from the two tiny towns and spent that time in Sienna. For 250 pp, I would have expected a much better experience. Regardless of the money, it was time we could not get back. I would have much rather spent those hours exploring than sitting in a van all day.

  • 09-Jun-2017

    Sadly, this was the one thing we did during our two weeks in Italy that I actually regret. I spent hours researching tours and finally chose this one based on the towns, description, and premium price tag. However, we spent most of the day in the car! We started the day by stopping in a small town not Sienna and were told we had 10-15 minutes to explore and then to be back at the car. You can't do anything in 10-15 minutes?! We then drove to Sienna where we were dropped off by our driver and had a private 2 hour walking tour by a local guide named Isabella. Isabella was wonderful! However, the tour does not mention that you are going to a church, so I didn't have anything to cover my shoulders with. I specifically chose this tour because it doesn't mentions churches. We wanted to see and explore the town. We had no free time in Sienna to explore, shop, eat etc. The description mentions to start the day in Siena and then go to lunch - so we assumed there would be more free time to enjoy Siena and not feel rushed again. We then loaded back up and drove 30 minutes to another tiny town. Again we had 10-15 minutes to quickly explore and be back at the bus. After another 30 minute drive, we went to a vineyard in Chianti. This part of the tour was accurate and we enjoyed the quick winery tour, tasting, and lunch. We started the tour at 9am and did not eat until 2pm, so I would bring a snack! Our final stop was San Gimignano. We had about an hour to explore and hang out. The tour mentions that you will take a walk with your guide. Nope..driver stayed with the car and we were on our own. The town was a bit of a tourist trap and hard to navigate by ourselves. Many other large tour buses stop here, so it was crowded and not ideal. We then headed back to Florence. The description says Sip on more flavorful local blends before returning to your original departure point in Florence. That didn't happen at all. The only wine we had a day was at the vineyard. So, with all of that being said I would recommend getting a private tour guide and creating your own itinerary or renting a car and driving yourself! We spent more time in the car driving from place to place than we actually spent in all of the towns! I would have much rather taken the 15 minutes plus driving time from the two tiny towns and spent that time in Sienna. For 250 pp, I would have expected a much better experience. Regardless of the money, it was time we could not get back. I would have much rather spent those hours exploring than sitting in a van all day.

  • 06-Jun-2017

    This was one of the best days we had in Italy. An absolute MUST. The guide/driver was so friendly and knowledgeable. The vineyard was remarkable.

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