Tuscany Tours & Trips from and in San Gimignano - Italy on a Budget tours - Italy #1 tour operator for 18-39's students, backpackers and travellers on a budget. Lots of days tours, short breaks and adventure holidays in the main Italian destinations; Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Amalfi coast and lots more.

In the heart of Tuscany just between Florence and Siena, you can find our local parter "Tuscany on Wheels" offering memorable and fun tours for everyone to discover the area.

 

Amongst the Tuscany on Wheels trips, you can find original tours of the Chianti region by Vespa 50cc, 8-seat minivan, and Original Piaggio Tuk tuk for 2. Also cooking courses, horseback riding, day trips to Siena, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona and lots more. All the tours offered are small group or private, hassle-free, non-touristy, family-friendly and fully customizable according to your needs.

 

 

 

.... so are you staying in Chianti?

If you are staying in Siena, San Gimignano or any other locations in Tuscany.... stop by our store located in Strada di Sant'Appiano 9/i - Barberino Tavarnelle just 10km to San Gimignano and right at the Poggibonsi Nord exit of the Firenze - Siena highway. Park for free and join one of the many tours we run in the area.

CHIANTI VESPA TOUR FROM near SAN GIMIGNANO

There is nothing more exciting and fun than exploring Tuscany on board of an original Italian Vespa 50cc. Jump on your fav vespa, enjoy the ride through the rolling hills to discover Tuscany and visit a local winery for a yummy lunch and wine tasting included.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Small Group Vespa tour  Local & informative tour leader Orientation and driving test Authentic Tuscan meal with Antipasti (bruschetta, pecorino cheese, cured meat ), Ribolita Soup, Lasagna and Tuscan Cantuccini biscuits as dessert. Extra Virgin Olive oil, Balsamic and a light Wine tasting Third Party Insurance Helmet & Fuel DETAILS WHEN Daily departure from April till October MEETING TIME 09:15 am  PLEASE NOTE: In the hot days (July & August) the departure time might be anticipated. We will make sure to get in touch so please keep as reference the last communications received from the office   MEETING POINT Tuscany on Wheels : Strada di Sant'Appiano 9i - Barberino Tavarnelle  | Park your car by the store for free If you can't reach the office, request a pick up from San Gimignano - Porta San Giovanni Option A: Driver ( 18 + ). Drive your own vespa 50cc Option B: Full Vespa for 2 driver ( 18 + ) + passenger ( 15+ ) Option C: Tour Only - if you have your own vespa or you have rented from somewhere else, simply join the group and enjoy the tour only. 5h REQUIREMENTS: Experienced required Drivers are required to carry a valid driving license to drive in Italy ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR together with their document (ID/PASSPORT). The lack of these documents implies the non-participation in the tour with no refund. No pictures, no photocopies. Valid Credit card for EUR 500,00 preauthorizationn deposit in case of damages. Pre paid card and amex not accepted . Max 160kg per vespa  

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TUSCANY TUK TUK TOUR FOR 2 FROM SAN GIMIGNANO

What a perfect gift for your lover or best friend than exploring Tuscany on board of a convertible tuk tuk for 2. Relax and take in all the wonderful views that the Tuscan countryside has to offer on board of a convertible Piaggio Tuk Tuk wandering through the famous rolling hills together with our driving guide.  Moreover, you'll be able to enjoy the visit of a local winery for wine tasting and a typical Tuscan lunch will also be provided for you to fully immerse yourself in the Italian lifestyle.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: English speaking informative local driving guide Tuk tuk ride through the rolling hills of Tuscany Plenty of occasions to take pictures of your day  Fully immerse yourself in a true Italian experience Authentic Tuscan meal: Antipasti Toscani (bruschetta, pecorino cheese, Tuscan cured meat), some Lasagna with truffle oil, traditional Ribolita bread Soup and Cantuccini biscuits as dessert. Visit a beautiful winery Famous Chianti, Vernaccia, Super Tuscans wine tasting Olive oil, truffle olive oil, 30 years old balsamic vinegar tasting Guided tour of a winery and the cellar DETAILS WHEN Daily ( from April till October ) MEETING TIME 09:45am MEETING POINT Tuscany on Wheels: Strada di Sant'Appiano 9i - Barberino Tavarnelle  | Park your car by the office for free If you can't reach the office, request a pick up from San Gimignano - Porta San Giovanni PRICE € 260 for 2 people ( € 130pp ) DURATION 5h EXTRA INFO - Pick up from your accommodation on request. The price varies depending on the distance -Please note the vehicle is approved to carry only two people + driver. No extra seats are available.  The tour can be possibily combined with the Vespa tour. - Ideal tour to celebrate a special occasion for 2 people... A Birthday surprise, marriage proposal, anniversary ... Contact our team to make your special occasion really special.

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AFTERNOON CHIANTI VESPA TOUR

Explore Tuscany in the afternoon on board of an original Italian Vespa 50cc. Jump on your fav vespa & enjoy the ride through the rolling hills of Tuscany during the Golden hour WHAT'S INCLUDED: Small Group Vespa tour  Local & informative tour leader Orientation and driving test Scenic drive of the Tuscan countryside at sunset Third-Party Insurance & helmet  Fuel DETAILS WHEN Daily from April till October MEETING TIME 3:45 pm    MEETING POINT Tuscany on Wheels: Strada di Sant'Appiano 9i - Barberino Tavarnelle  | Park your car by the store for free € 120 per driver ( 18 + ) € 230 full ride; driver ( 18 + ) + passenger ( 15+ ). 2h REQUIREMENTS: Driving Experience required Min age 18 years old Drivers are required to carry a valid driving license to drive in Italy Credit card for the preauthorization in case of damages. Pre paid card and amex not accepted The tour is perfect for all levels as we always begin with a lesson so that beginners may get the hang of driving. Previous experience is not required but advantageous and highly advised. See the important notes in the itinerary section. Max 160kg per vespa Please note: The sunset time may vary depending on the season  

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Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

Work on your Italian baby food belly with this fun cooking course set in a Tuscany farmhouse. Spend a day learning how to make fresh traditional Tuscan pasta and many other local recipes in a beautiful location in the heart of the Chianti region just surrounded by olive trees and vineyards   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Your local & informative tour leader Round-trip transportation from Florence or San Gimignano Small group cooking class at the Tuscan farmhouse Hands-on experience Lunch with wine tasting Recipes of the food prepared on the day DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MEETING TIME From Florence: 09:45am From San Gimignano area: 10:45am MEETING POINT Firenze: Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign San Gimignano area: Tuscany on Wheels office,  Strada di Sant' Appiano 9/i - Barberino Tavarnelle Back to Florence by 5:00 pm Back to San Gimignano area by 3:00pm Vegetarian and vegan options are available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking of any special dietary requirements Group size: 1 - 8   TIPS: WHY NOT VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO? If you wish to stay in San Gimignano for a visit or for the night, ask your guide to be dropped off in the town after the cooking class.  Feel free to bring your bags with you on the tour and store them on the bus.

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Horseback Riding in Tuscany

A half-day tour for a unique way to experience Tuscany... on horseback!  Explore Tuscany’s Chianti region on horseback on this small-group tour for beginner riders. Rolling hills, dense forests and peacefull Tuscan countryside which is an outdoor adventure-lover’s dream destination to relax.   What's included: Your local & informative local tour leader Round-trip transportation from Florence or San Gimignano area Info on the road about the area and the local products 1h horseback ride through vineyards  A traditional Tuscan lunch with wine tasting in a winery Riding helmets are provided free of charge DETAILS WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY ( available other days on request with a min of 2 people, get in touch with us ) MEETING TIME From Florence: 09:45am From San Gimignano area: 10:45am Please note during the summer months the tour departure time could be anticipated due to the summer heat. MEETING POINT Firenze: Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign San Gimignano area: Tuscany on Wheels office,  Strada di Sant' Appiano 9/i - Barberino Tavarnelle Back to Florence by 5:00 pm Back to San Gimignano area by 3:00pm Vegetarian and vegan options are available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking of any special dietary requirements Group size: 2 - 8 Wear closed shoes; no flip-flops or sandals. Wear long trousers. You can get changed at the ranch. An English saddle is used   TIPS: WHY NOT VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO? If you wish to stay in San Gimignano for a visit or for the night, ask your guide to be dropped off in the town after the Horseback ride.  Feel free to bring your bags with you on the tour and store them on the bus.

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TUSCANY E BIKE TOUR

Discover Tuscany by E-bike cycling on enchanting white roads surrounded by olive trees and vines.  Pedal your way through the panoramic landscapes of Tuscany on an e-bike tour. Take it slow to soak up the views, rest for lunch followed by the visit of local winery for wine tasting, visit the well known San Gimignano village WHAT 'S INCLUDED Roundtrip transportation by minivan to/from Florence or meet us directly in Chianti Gear up to bike on the Tuscan rolling hills Panoramic ride among vineyards and olive groves with frequent stops for pictures and to take in the spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. Local guide E-bike rental Light lunch with typical Tuscan products Wine tasting in a local winery  Visit of San Gimignano DETAILS ON REQUEST From April until the end of October 09:40 am - From Florence 11:00 am - From San Gimignano From Florence In front our office on via nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo - Firenze From San Gimignano Tuscany on Wheels: Strada di Sant' Appiano 9/i - Tavarnelle Barberino If you can't reach the office, request a pick up . € 130 8h from Florence 5h from San Gimignano You must be at least 18 years of age Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level YOU MUST BE CONFIDENT RIDING A BIKE. The tour is guaranteed with a min. of 4 people . 

Our Day Tours

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CHIANTI WINE TOUR - From near San Gimignano

A morning wine trip to Tuscany with 2 wineries, 9 different types of wine to taste, 3 extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, Tuscan snacks & amazing scenery. Join ou...
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FLORENCE DAY TOUR

Spend a full day in Florence to visit the famous markets, Renaissance buildings and historical gelato shops. Jump on board of our 8 seat minivan departing early in the morning from San Gimignano/Poggibonsi area and once in Florence spend the day in complete freedom to explore the city and the famous spots. On the way back stop briefly at the Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic photo of the city. WHAT'S INCLUDED Roundtrip transportation on a 8 seat minivan Driving guide on board with general info about the city Map of Florence Tips and route info from our team once in Florence Brief photo stop at the Piazzale Michelangelo DETAILS  WHEN Daily MEETING TIME 08:30am / Arrival to Florence Porta Romana at 09:30am approx MEETING POINT Tuscany on Wheels office: Strada di Sant'Appiano 9/i - Barberino Tavarnelle | Park your car by the office for free DURATION Departs from Florence at 5:00pm / Back to Tuscany on Wheels office for 6:00pm EXTRA INFO Pick up from your accommodation or San Gimignano on request. The price depends on the distance Add to your booking any optional activities you wish to do in Florence ( Hop on- Hop off Sightseeing bus - Accademia walking tour - Uffizzi walking tour . Click HERE for more info)  

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Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano & Val D'Orcia

Explore the most beautiful Tuscan towns made famous through movies & enjoy a light lunch in Montepulciano while tasting famous wine.   Wander the winding streets of Cortona walked by Diane Lane in "Under the Tuscan sun",  watch out for the vampires of the Twilight saga " New Moon" in Montapulciano and taste the famous Noble of Montepulciano wine. Explore the locations made famous by Michelle Pfieffer in "A Midsummer night's dream" and Ralph Fienes in " The English patient". Spot the iconic rolling hills of Tuscany from " Letters to Juliet" and enjoy a taste of the local lifestyle by sampling fine local wine, cheese and other products from the region.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Round trip transportation Your informative IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of Montepulciano and free time 1h free time to explore Cortona Orientation walk of Siena and free time Light lunch in a local winery including 2 wine tasting including the famous " vino nobile di Montepulciano" DETAILS WHEN Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME From Florence: 08:00am From San Gimignano are: 09:00am MEETING POINT MEETING POINT Firenze: Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign San Gimignano area: Tuscany on Wheels office,  Strada di Sant' Appiano 9/i - Barberino Tavarnelle TOWNS VISITED Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Val'D'orcia RETURNS 08:00pm approx MIN- MAX min 4 people to run - max 8    

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THE TASTE OF TUSCANY with dinner at a Tuscan farm

A tour departing at 2pm to Siena and the Chianti region with dinner in a Tuscan farm and wine tasting included! If you only have 1 day in Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the whole morning sightseeing Florence, its museums, momuments and markets then come away from the crowds on an afternoon trip to some of the most beautiful local towns in Tuscany.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip trasportation by minivan English speaking driving guide Orientation walk of Siena Free time to wander at complete leisure Visit to a local winery Wine & Extra Virgin olive oil tasting Tuscan Dinner  ​​​​​​   DETAILS: WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 1:40pm from Florence / 2:40pm from San Gimignano Florence: Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign San Gimignano: Ciclosport affiliate store - Via Lazio 19, Poggibonsi € 98 8h. Back to Florence at 10:30pm / Back to San Gimignano at 09:30pm MIN/MAX Tour guaranteed with a min.4 participants - Max. 8  

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RENTALS

E-BIKE RENTAL

Discover Tuscany by E-bike  Come and rent one of our e-bikes by our office based in Chianti just 5 minutes ride from San Gimignano E-BIKE RENTAL PRICES  1 DAY € 40.00 2 DAYS € 80.00 3 DAYS € 115.00 HELMET € 1 DAILY BIKE DELIVERY / RETURN TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION € 20 PICK UP TUSCANY ON WHEELS Tuscany on Wheels: Strada di Sant'Appiano 9i - Barberino Tavarnelle  | Park your car by the store for free from 9:00 to 1:00pm & from 3:30pm to 7:30pm INCLUDED Routes maps Free parking by the office Lock Repair kit WHAT YOU NEED TO RENT THE EBIKE Be 18 years old Valid Identity document with valid residence address

VESPA RENTAL CHIANTI

Explore Tuscany on board of an Italian Vespa. Come and rent one of our colourfull vespas by our office based in Chianti just 10 minutes away from San Gimignano VESPA RENTAL PRICES  Vespa Piaggio 50cc: Max speed 40 km/h on flat roads / 15km/h on uphill roads. Ideal for 1 person and short distances. If you are 2 people on the same vespa we recommend to rent the 125cc Max weight on the vespa:150kg 3 HOURS 09:30 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 17:00 / 12:30 - 15:30 € 45.00 1 DAY (9:30am to 5:00pm) € 65.00 2 DAYS € 120.00 SECOND HELMET RENTAL € 10.00 Vespa Piaggio 125cc: Max speed 85 km/h on flat roads / 40km/h on uphill roads. Ideal for 2 people on the same vespa and for longer distances 3 HOURS 09:30 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:30 / 12:30 - 15:30 € 70.00 1 DAY € 80.00 2 DAYS € 150.00 SECOND HELMET RENTAL € 10.00 PICK UP LOCATION: Tuscany on Wheels Strada di Sant'Appiano 9/i - Barberino Tavarnelle  INCLUDED ACCESSORIES Crash helmet Third-party insurance  Routes maps Free car parking by the office WHAT YOU NEED TO RENT A VEHICLE Be 18 years old Driving Experience Valid Driving Licence to drive in Italy Valid Credit card for the preauthorization in case of damages. Pre paid card and amex not accepted  Valid Identity document with valid residence address When the booking is completed you will receive an email from us with the vehicle rental T&C. Please complete the form and make sure to send it back before the day of the rental. Otherwise, print the document and bring it completed on the day. This procedure is mandatory.  IMPORTANT NOTICE: > A valid driver's license to drive in Italy is required.  You do not need a motorcycle license. A car licence is enough ( B ) > A minimum driving experience is required > We reserve the right of final judgement in client participation of actual scooter driving or in client being a passenger, or to discontinue scooter use at any point if we find the person is unable to drive. Any participant unable to drive scooters safely may ride double with a partner. No refunds will be granted in these cases. OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST CONCERN IS EVERYONE’S SAFETY. > The rental agreements, valid documents and a credit card are mandatory for the rental. The Agent reserves the right to cancel the booking if the documents are not submitted correctly and the credit card is not valid.