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S. Gimignano, Siena, Chianti: Escorted Tour, Lunch & Tasting

Product ID: 10680
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Embark on a full-day tour through the heart of Tuscany and discover the beautiful medieval cities of Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni. Later, enjoy a relaxing stop at a Chianti winery for a traditional lunch and wine tasting session.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the beautiful Tuscan countryside as you ride out of Florence through the Chianti region
  • Admire the magnificent Cathedral and famous Piazza del Campo in the medieval city of Siena
  • Discover the charming and historic town of San Gimignano
  • Visit a typical Chianti winery for a delicious lunch which includes tasting of 3 different wines and 'vin santo'
  • Enjoy free time in Monteriggioni
Full description
First arrive in San Gimignano, a tiny medieval town that has remained intact through the centuries. Sitting upon a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Enjoy more free time to discover this fascinating city on your own.

Next, stop at the charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, an amazing small medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which remained standing to this day. Enjoy some free time to visit this place. Afterwards, you will cross the gently Chianti rolling hills, arrive at a small and typical winery. Taste 4 fantastic wines, then sample balsamic vinegar and other locally produced zero food miles products, to end this memorable experience in the heart of Tuscany.

Your final stop is in Siena, where you will have free time to walk along the narrow medieval streets admiring the splendid palaces, the Cathedral, Libreria Piccolomini, and the famous shell-shaped Piazza del Campo.
Includes
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Multilingual Tour escort on board
  • Licensed tour escort
  • 3 course Tuscan lunch
  • Tasting of 3 different Chianti wines, balsamic vinegar, and 'vin santo'
What’s Not Included
  • Museum entrance fees

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Meeting point

Piazzale Montelungo, at Caf Tour - Gray Line yellow street sign

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
This tour is suitable for all languages as there is no tour guide.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The tour started in San Gimignano, then Monteriggioni, a stop for lunch at a wine estate (Famiglia Mazzarrini), and then Siena. The time to visit San Gimignano is appropriate (around 2 hours of free time) and the city is very nice ... don’t miss trying the Ice Creams at the main square there! Monteriggioni could have been skipped for me, is a city behind walls that was built to protect Siena, but there isn’t much to be done there ... it was a 40 min stop that could have been 15. Then, lunch. The starters and the food itself was ok, but the wine tasting was poor (very little wine), and the person that was in charge of guiding us there was VERY ANNOYING! During lunch she was beating a corkscrew against a wine glass and screaming and calling attention all the time. Prices to purchase average wine and oil were high, it’s a trap. Then, Siena! Three free hours there were enough to discover the city. All in all, it’s quite worthy the price, just need some improvement on lunch hospitality.

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February 19, 2020

This trip to San Gimignano, Siena, Monteriggioni and wine tasting was exactly what we were looking for. We had already taken a tour similar to this one so this time opted for no guided tours while in the cities. They did have options for guides and church entrances so our group was a mix of different itineraries. We had just over an hour in San Gimignano, which was still short for us, but not rushed - extra time here would be better, even just another 30 minutes. Siena was nice and this time we had time to enjoy lunch where we wanted and at our leisure. We had 3 hours and actually felt we had too much time after lunch and walking around so I'm thinking that shifting times a little could give more time for S.G. Monteriggioni is tiny so the 30 minutes is just right and the wine tasting was cool to learn about the different methods, taste some small batch wines and also taste olive oils and balsamic vinegar - we bought a 20 year one (it's such a cool process). Sarah and Mario were great!

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October 21, 2019

Fantastic tour

Fantastic tour. Only improvement would be a little more time in San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. I think an extra 15 minutes in each and 30 minutes less in Siena. In Siena I had time to have lunch, climb the tower and walk around the historic parts of the town and still had 30 minutes spare. Wine and cheese tasting was brilliant

October 14, 2019

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Product ID: 10680