Free Cancellation Up to 48 hours in advance
Duration: 11 hours
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Bus Tour (Basic):
Bus Tour (Traditional):
Bus Tour (including lunch at Piazza del Campo)
Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany wine regions. Come with us during a day trip and travel to the heart of the Tuscan countryside. We’ll take you to visit the town of San Gimignano italy, the Chianti wine region, the medieval town of Siena and the well-preserved Monteriggioni castle. Follow us into a journey through space and time!
The town of San Gimignano relies on the top of a low hill at the centre of Valdelsa. This wonderful landscape will seduce you with its unique skyline made of towers. Most of the tower in San Gimignano were built during the 14th century by families who wanted to demonstrate their growing power.
At those times, after gaining the autonomy from Volterra, more than seventy towers have been built in San Gimignano town centre. This process was transforming a rural village into a prestigious town.
The tour will continue with the Chianti area, known for its Chianti Classico riserva together with the Gallo Nero symbol, and the Medieval town of Siena, both situated in the heart of Tuscany. All these are compelling stops for those who want to see the true Tuscan landscape. You will learn about the region’s history and traditions from the 13th Century. You will taste excellent food and wines.
Your journey will start in Florence where you’ll meet our kind staff. Please come to Villa Costanza tram terminal, at the end of the Tramway 1, an easy to reach location, where you can also leave your car with comfort and ease.
Onboard, after the bus departure, you will be introduced step by step to the places you are going to see and visit. The first stop will take place really soon. After approximately one hour losing yourself in the magical landscape of the Chianti Fiorentino (Florentine Chianti), you’ll reach San Gimignano.
This is an extraordinary example of a well-preserved Medieval urban town, with the original old walls. This is also the main reason why UNESCO included this town into the world heritage sites.
You will have free time to visit everything you want. The old town center is full of alleys and beautiful squares, museums, palaces, churches, magnificent towers and craftsmen’s workshops. Furthermore, if you are interested in contemporary art, in San Gimignano you will find interesting contemporary art galleries, like the Galleria Continua, hosting works made by some of the most famous and valued international artists.
If you are looking for simpler and more popular things to do in San Gimignano, then you can taste one of the best ice-cream in town. Here you can find few world-famous gelaterias, like Il Criollo or Gelateria dell’Olmo.
Your tour continues to the splendid area of the Chianti Classico in the Siena province. This is the original Chianti area. We will stop by a typical Tuscan winery where you will visit the cellars and vineyards. Afterward, you will taste the wine produced.
In the afternoon the tour continues with sightseeing in Siena. Here our official guides will lead our tour to the old city center. You will have the chance to admire the magnificent Siena Cathedral (called Duomo) and the Town Hall in the Piazza del Campo, the scenery of the world-famous Senese Palio horse race.
The tour will end with the visit to the marvelous Monteriggioni castle, a medieval fortress really well preserved that you may know also for the Assassin's Creed videogame series.
After this stop, it will start your ride back to Florence where the tour will end.
• Vegetarian products are available upon request. Please specify any allergies or intolerance at the time of booking. Please note that lunch is NOT included. • Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved and this tour is not wheelchair accessible. • The tour planning can be different, but you will always do all the tour stops. • Entrance to the Siena Cathedral is not included, clients can enter at their own expenses and depending on Cathedral opening times. Please note that will not be available on Sundays or Bank Holidays and during special events opening times can change • Instructions to reach the meeting point: Meet our staff, who will be wearing green shirts, at Villa Costanza, Florence Coach Station. You can easily reach the meeting point by getting on T1 Leonardo tramway towards Villa Costanza (you have to get off at Villa Costanza stop which is also the end of the line). It will take almost 20 minutes from Florence main train station. • The guided tour will be guaranteed only in English.
I did a group excursion for the first time in my life and was scared it would be rushed or too "touristy". The price being super low seemed a bit weird to me. IT WASN'T NICE IT WAS GREAT !! My god you should totally believe the grades this tour has, especially with Marco and Andrea as your guides. Both are super nice and friendly, with hilarious sarcastic comments. The group (20 people) met at the tram station (be careful if Google maps tells you it's in Florence centre, it's NOT!), we all left for the day. They kept giving us information, and interesting facts about the places, would answer any questions we had, and had great recommandations. The tour guide in Sienna was amazing, a true story teller, and was clearly passionate about her city. We then went for the wine tasting, then San Montereggioni and San Gimignano. For every stop you have largely the time to visit on your own and take your time. At the end, if you take the time to talk to the people in the group, it feels more like a field trip with your class or a group of extended family, so really go for it!!!.thanks a lot Marco and Andrea!! Julie the French