Day trips & excursions

Tour of Siena, San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside

Availability: Check calendar for availability
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore the beautiful medieval city of Siena on a small-group guided walking tour
  • Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch, accompanied by excellent wines, at a family-owned estate
  • Conclude your day relaxing in hilltop San Gimignano
What to expect

Enjoy a perfect mix of art, history, landscapes, food and wine, with the top in terms of comfort, relax and attention that you can get only with a real small group. Depart from Florence, see the highlights of Siena on a guided walking tour, admire the marvelous Tuscan landscape, taste genuine Tuscan food paired with great wines, and finish your day relaxing in the hilltop village of San Gimignano. A full day to experience firsthand some of Tuscany's most breathtaking towns.

Meet your guide in Florence and start to enjoy this small-group tour to experience the real essence of Tuscany and understand why the Tuscan region is so famous all over the world. After approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes drive through the amazing Tuscan countryside, you will reach the heart of Siena. Discover Siena, Tuscany's second most important art city. Your guide will take you on a walk through the town's picturesque narrow streets. See the highlights of Siena, including one of the most beautiful squares of Italy, the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, a brick-paved square where the famous Palio horserace is held and the interior of the magnificent Cathedral (entrance fees included, if option selected). After the guided tour, you'll have some free time to enjoy Siena at your own pace and shop around or have an Italian coffee.

On the way to San Gimignano, admire the unique Tuscan landscape, driving through marvelous postcard views, surrounded by olive trees, vines and old stone buildings.

The next stop is at a family-owned wine estate located in the typical Tuscan landscape and with amazing views of vines and olive trees. Here you will have time to relax and enjoy a proper Tuscan lunch that gives you a taste of country hospitality. The menu includes assorted cold cuts, cured ham, salami, cheeses, bruschetta, pasta or soup, salad, dessert and coffee, accompanied by the winery's own excellent wine, olive oil and vin santo (sweet dessert wine).

After lunch, you will reach San Gimignano, where you will finish your day in complete relax. Famous for its splendid skyline of tall Medieval towers, here you will have free time to explore the main street full of typical shops, have a look at the "Collegiata" (main church), or enjoy a gelato! In the afternoon return back to Florence.

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What's included
  • Professional and informative English speaking driver + guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped vehicle (Mercedes Benz or similar make)
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Walking tour of Siena with licensed tour guide + Free time
  • Siena Cathedral entrance fees and guided tour (if option selected)
  • Light lunch at a winery accompanied by a selection of top wines
  • Free time in San Gimignano
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick-up/drop off
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-3 years old): free
  • Child (4-12): reduced
Where

Piazzale Montelungo, Florence

Meeting point:
  • At the bus terminal close to the Florence SMN Train Station)
  • Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Please, arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance
What to remember
  • Infants must sit on their parents' lap during transfer
  • This is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group
  • Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Please, arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance
  • The tour operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately
  • The tour runs with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 25 participants. If the minimum of participants isn't reached, you will be contacted ad offered an alternative or a full refund
  • This experience isn't wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options can be catered for upon request. In this case, please directly contact your local tour operator; you will find their contact in the voucher after booking
  • Siena Cathedral isn't accessible on Sundays or during celebrations
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When
  • Every day at 8.00am (check-in 7.45am): 1 April to 31 October
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.00am (check-in 7.45am): from 1 November to 31 March
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Provider
Prestige Rent - Tours, Transfers & Experiences in Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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