Siena, San Gimignano And Greve In Chianti Day Trip From Florence With Wine Tasting

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Overview

Visit two highlights of Tuscany, the charming cities of Siena, San Gimignano and Greve in Chianti, on an action-packed day trip from Florence. After traveling through the gorgeous Chianti countryside, visit the old town of Siena and the inside of the Basilica di San Domenico. Learn about Siena’s famous 'contrades' neighborhoods on a visit to one of the city's contrada museums, and then head to San Gimignano. Visit San Gimignano 1300 Museum to see miniature models of the ancient city made, and sample local wine and sweets! Round out your day by visiting ancient cellars and sampling delicious local wine and snacks with a stop in a typical winery and then in the Chianti area, in the picturesque village of Greve in Chianti.
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Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • All entrance fees included
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Leave Florence by air-conditioned coach and travel south to Siena, passing through the postcard-perfect Tuscan countryside. Travel through the area known as Chianti, admiring the idyllic landscape of verdant green hills punctuated by cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves. After 1.5 hours, stop in the medieval walled city of Siena – Tuscany’s elegantly beautiful second city.

Your first visit is the Basilica of San Domenico, a treasure chest of Renaissance dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena. Head inside the Basilica with your guide and admire its highlights. After marveling at the artwork, continue with your guide on a walking tour of the old town until you reach the Cathedral (exterior visit) and then stroll to one of the city's contrada museums.

The museum is dedicated to information about Siena’s famous contrades, and as you browse the exhibits, your guide will talk to you about their origins. Loosely translated as districts, the contrades have individual legacies of traditions and each one boasts their own flag and anthems. Learn of the contrades’ role during Siena’s legendary Palio horse race, and browse the historical documents on display.

After a break in Piazza del Campo for lunch (own expense), you will reach San Gimignano, a small and world famous walled town located on a hilltop, which remained intact through the centuries, renowned for its tall towers, wonderful frescoes and many other valuable works of art: here we will be led until the heart of the historical center, where to have free time at disposal for its fascinating discovery.
In the evening, crossing the gently Chianti rolling hills, you will arrive to a small and typical Winery where, after a short walk in the ancient vineyards, we will visit the suggestive barrique room and taste 4 fantastic wines, sampling also locally produced zero food miles. Finally, we will stop in the picturesque village of Greve in Chianti, to admire its famous main square flanked by arcades and browse through the local artisan shops, to end a memorable experience in the heart of Tuscany.

*Please note that the order of the visits may change.
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Inclusions for Siena, San Gimignano And Greve In Chianti Day Trip From Florence With Wine Tasting

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort
  • Professional guide in Siena
  • Guided visit in Contrada's Museum and Oratorio
  • Stop at a typical Winery with tasting of excellent Chianti wines
  • Visit of a picturesque Chianti medieval village, famous for its colors and charm
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Exclusions for Siena, San Gimignano And Greve In Chianti Day Trip From Florence With Wine Tasting

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee to Siena Duomo
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Itinerary:

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

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved.

A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements.

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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1852 reviews by the users

  • It was a long day but worth it. The wine tasting was great.

  • Guide was energetic and awesome. Very knowledgeable and ensured all guests were pleased with tour.

  • It has been some time since we did this tour but the memories of it are still vivid. A great tour and a wonderful sights to be seen. We were lucky enough to see the amazing floors of Siena cathedral as a bonus bit of serendipity. Wow.

  • Loved the cities we visited, the tour guide was very disappointing, hard to understand then got sick in Sienna and spent the rest of the tour on the bus!!! Our guide in Sienna was awesome, the folks at the wine tasting were very good, said this happens often to the tour guide.

  • A great day out. Thoroughly recommend if you can spare a day ou when staying in Florence

  • Fantastic Tour. Great Guide. San Gimignano and Siena unbelievable area to visit!

  • This was certainly a very good way to see these hill towns. I wished we'd had a bit more time in San Gimignano to do some shopping. We did have enough time for lunch and shopping in Siena, and enjoyed the tour of the town. The wine tasting in Greve our last stop seemed a bit hurried, but that may have been because it began to rain. Unfortunately, our bus driver became ill on the trip back to Florence, and although we made it ok, that was unfortunate for him and cast a bit of a pall on our return journey.

  • Places visited were outstanding and wouldn't have been able to see them all in a day without the tour. However the guide seemed very stressed and the fact she was commentating on the coach in 3 languages by the same person made it difficult to listen to anything.

  • Great tour! We have an excellent guides...both on the bus and at Siena. Long day, but seemed short because of the interest. Bus rides came just at the correct time for rest and get prepared for our next stop. I highly recommend this tour.

  • The reason for 3 stars is that the main guide in the bus was not very fluent in English and it was so difficult to follow her accent. I think her name was Titsiana, but even that was not very clear. Moreover, she had to provide translations in French and Italian for every commentary that she gave in English! So, it was very exhausting just to listen to her and also very hard to follow which language was being used. I think we lost a lot of time just for the translations and didn't get too much info on the areas.
    That being said, the local guide in Siena was awesome!! Her English was great, she was a wealth of knowledge, very passionate about the city and its stories, so much so that we lost track of time and had to hurry back to the bus. Wish she could have been the main tour guide in the bus. The places themselves were amazing, San Gimignano was breathtaking and steeped in so much history, the Tuscan countryside was breathtaking, although it rained a bit and was cloudy. We got to go for the Chianti Classic wine festival it was not planned and that was a good experience. Wine tasting and tour of the Santa Margherita winery in Greve was great!

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