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THE TUSCANY EXPERIENCE - Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti all in 1 day!

From EUR 60

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If you are short of time and you are only in Florence for a few days, then this is the perfect tour that allows you to see the best of Tuscany in ONLY 1 DAY

Visit 3 of the most famous Medieval villages in Tuscany; Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with your local tour leader and fall in love with the beauty of this amazing land. End the tour in a scenic winery in the heart of the Tuscany countryside to taste the delicious Chianti wine in the full comfort of a minivan. 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Transport on a 8 seat minivan
  • Your IOAB English speaking tour leader
  • 2h visit of Siena
  • Orientation walk of Siena with our tour leader
  • Time to explore Siena in complete freedom
  • A short visit of Monteriggioni 
  • 1h30 visit of San Gimignano
  • Free time to discover the village at your own leisure
  • Scenic drive of the Chianti region
  • Wine tasting in a local winery
  • Extra Virgin olive oil and balsamic tasting
  • Small groups

DETAILS

WHEN

MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY - from April to end of October

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - from November to March

MEETING TIME 8:45am
MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo
PRICE € 60 per person. 
DURATION  8h. We  return back to Florence at  6:00/06:30pm approx
LUNCH Optional lunch of tradional Tuscan dishes for only € 15.00. Pre book it online or organise it with your guide in the morning.
MIN/MAX Min 4 people - Max 16
NOTE Our team is made of local tour leaders. All information and maps about the villages will be provided during the journey to reach the towns. In each town you will have free time to walk around at your own leisure. Only licensed tour guides in Italy are allowed to provide info in front of the monuments. If you are interested in a guided city walking tours contact our team in advance to have it organised at extra costs. 

Additional Information

TOUR MEETING POINT:
We meet at 08:45 am in front our office on via nazionale 149R opposite the Hotel Galileo. We leave at 09:00am sharp, don't be late!

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Meet your IOAB tour leader and the other travellers just before 09:00am and travel in the comfort of a 8 seat minivan towards MONTERIGGIONI, a 13th century medieval town which was the stage for the famous movie “The Gladiator”. Here you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the area and the Tuscan countryside from the ancient walls or explore the small shops selling the local handicrafts.

During the trip learn from your tour leader interesting facts about Tuscany, its famous products, local food and historic facts about the region and the village. 

 

Our second stop of the day will be the visit the historic city of SIENA where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the cathedral and the old palace in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. After an orientation walk with your guide you will be left free to explore the town, sit in one of the many cafe to relax or discover the hidden streets of this magical town.

 

We will then continue towards SAN GIMIGNANO, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany also reknown as the " Manatthan of Tuscany " due to the many towers. On the way to the village our guide will give you maps and tips about the best places to visit and you will have free time to wander through the narrow and characteristic streets and check out the local shops selling the Tuscan delicacies. Don't forget that San Gimignano is also the place where the word champion gelato maker is based... so make sure to have some cash with you to spoil yourself.

 

The tour will continue through the ROLLING HILLS OF THE CHIANTI region for you to admire the many vineyards, olive trees, cypresses and everything that makes this land a dream place. We will finally stop in a LOCAL WINERY surrounded by vines, flowers and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning! At the winery you will TASTE UP TO 6 kind of wines including the famous Chianti classico wine and Brunello of Montalcino. Back to Florence at 6:00/ 6:30pm 

What else can you ask for? Reserve in advance because seats are limited!

 

 

Highlights

  • The best of Tuscany in 1 day
  • Small groups, no bus tours, no families with crying kids and mainly only 1 language to listen to. 
  • Mingle with other travelers of the same age.
  • Discover Siena, the city of the Palio horse race
  • Wander in San Gimignano, the city of the towers
  • Drive the Chianti region, the wine land of Tuscany
  • Taste 6 types of wine, 3 extra virgin olive oil & 50 years old balsamic

 

Route

  1. Firenze
  2. Monteriggioni
  3. Siena
  4. San Gimignano