Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti Wine Tasting Tour from Florence
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Stop At: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena Italy
One of the most beautiful squares in Italy, with its shell shape and the stunning Gothic architecture of Palazzo Pubbico
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Duomo 8, 53100, Siena Italy
One of the most beautiful Gothic-style churches in Italy, with its radiant green and white marble decorations
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Centro Storico di Siena, Piazza Del Campo, 53100, Siena Italy
Visit Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and the traditional Palio horse race. Follow your local guide to the suggestive Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands, with its Torre del Mangia. Visit Piazza del Duomo and be impressed by the imposing Cathedral,
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Chianti Road, Italy
Take in breathtaking views of the Chianti countryside as you travel from one destination to the other
Stop At: Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Piazza del Duomo 2, 53037, San Gimignano Italy
Famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO! The visit is free for independent sightseeing, strolling around the narrow streets and admiring the relaxing landscape.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Piazza Roma 15 Castello di Monteriggioni, 53035, Monteriggioni Italy
A Medieval hilltop gem, with its still intact walls. Here you can drink in the history and relive the atmosphere of olden times.
Duration: 1 hour
- Journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
- Expert multilingual escort
- Siena tour with professional guide
- Light lunch in a cozy restaurant in Siena
- Visit to a Chianti winery
- Sampling of wines, extra-virgin olive oil and regional products
- Free visit of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Siena Cathedral tickets
- Entry/Admission - Duomo di Siena
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- From April, 1st 2019, this tour will leave at 8.30 am instead of 8.45 am. Please plan to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour departure
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 63 travelers
We had a great time on this tour and enjoyed all of the destinations. We would have enjoyed a little more time in the different locations but we understand that is not practical with so many things in one tour. The only thing that might have allowed us to spend more time would be to limit translations to one or two languages (it was a bit long waiting for every spoken word by tour guides and others to be translated 3 times).
The ticketing and on boarding process was very good. The tour guide on the bus was excellent. After that it went down hill. When they say the tour is Spanish and English, I thought that meant it was available in either language. Instead, our guide first spoke in one language then repeated it in the other language, meaning that he could not point out things of interest due to need to translate. On arrival to Monteriggioni we were told the bus would park 15 minute walk away. Would have been good to know that ahead of time since my 80 year old mother in law was with us. Only having 30 minutes did not give enough time to explore and shop in this beautiful setting so most of the family had to rush through to see the city because they had stopped to shop. Could have easily spent an hour in the village looking around. Next stop was Siena where we again had to park a 10 minute walk away from town. We had a guide in town but if I just look at what the guide showed us I would think that Siena is just a medieval plaza and a church when there was so much more to it from what I have read. Lunch was the worst meal I have had in the 16 days I have spent in Italy and was on par with the average Italian restaurant in the US. The wine served was not palatable to most of the people at our section of the table although others did drink 1-2 glasses of wine. The tour in San Gimignano was nice, again an uphill walk to town but seemed that we had enough time to get a taste of this village (could probably spend a day there). The wine tasting was horrible. I am huge fan of Italian wines, especially Tuscan wines but the wine served at the tasting does a disservice to anyone not familiar with these wonderful wines. Visiting a newly developing vineyard would be great if we could have gone elsewhere to taste the wines of Tuscany but as the only real tasting it was a huge disappointment. I will not do this tour and cannot recommend that anyone take this tour without changes.
Great tour. Loved seeing the hilltop towns, excellent lunch and trip to a winery. Perfect experience in Italy. Bus, tour guide and driver were excellent! Highly recommended.
We enjoyed the cities visited and their history and sights. Lunch was really good and the visit to the winery capped a wonderful day.
This was a convenient way to see several sights without having to participate in exhausting and often generic tours. We had ample time to freely move about on our own and experience the sights according to our interests. Beautiful day to boot! Wine tasting was a fun ending to a great day.
Siena was a very nice city. I loved that old town of San Gimignano and Monterriggioni. The Gabriel, the guide, was incredible. I enjoyed this tour a lot.