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From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

1. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

2. Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

After meeting with your tour leader, you will begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. En-route, you can prepare to enjoy a day surrounded by art and beautiful Renaissance landscapes. Allow yourself fall in love with one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in the world, Florence. You can stroll through its alleys full of history, and enjoy its charming monuments. Next, discover the most beautiful squares such as Piazza Repubblica. You can take a tour through the streets where the father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri, used to walk, discover Piazza della Signoria, and take pictures of the emblematic Ponte Vecchio, without a doubt one of the most precious symbols of the city. If you are an art lover, you can optionally visit the Accademia Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world. There you can admire David, one of the majestic works of art by Michelangelo. If you prefer, you can visit the complex of the Duomo of Florence, an impressive Renaissance construction that will surely take your breath away. After your magical trip to Florence, you will go to Pisa. There, you can explore Piazza dei Miracoli (which you will access through the Santa Maria gate), one of the entrances of the old wall that used to surround the city. Be amazed by the impressive marble monuments and the green grass where you can lie down to admire the famous Leaning Tower, which you can climb if you wish! If time permits, you can go to the beautiful cathedral of Pisa, located next to the Leaning Tower, where you can admire beautiful works of art.

From Pisa: Winery Tour in the Tuscan Countryside

3. From Pisa: Winery Tour in the Tuscan Countryside

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the railway station in Pisa, and then journey into the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Head to a typical medieval village on the hillside, and then go to a local winery to take a tour with the owner or a qualified guide. Learn about life at the wine estate, and hear about the ancient techniques of producing wine in one of Italy's most notable wine regions. Investigate the process of producing olives, and then taste a selection of wines with salami and more. Sample the local extra virgin olive oil with bread, along with bread baked in a wood oven and served with jams. Vegetarian diets and food for children can be catered for on request. 

Pisa Food Tour

4. Pisa Food Tour

Along with the locals, who live the city every day; you will go to the city's most popular and historic places and you will try the real "pisano" taste and flavors: starting from the typical rural Tuscan salamis and cheeses, to the traditional focaccia "cecina" (from Italian “ceci”: chickpeas), to conclude with an ice cream in one of the best ice-cream stores in the city. Within this food tour, you will have the opportunity to try the following specialties (according to the availability of raw ingredients, season and the chef’s choices): Cold meats from Tuscany : the famous tuscan cured meats along with a glass of fine red wine in the framework of one of the oldest wine bars of the city; Tuscan Soup: one of the most famous dishes of the pisan farmers' tradition: homemade bread, savoy cabbage, pork, onions, potatoes and beans. Try it in one of the oldest city restaurants! Ribollita: another dish from the farmers’ tradition, wisely prepared in the same way for generations, in one of the most typical and lively trattoria in Pisa. Pisan breed stew: rich and traditional Pisan dish, to taste in one of the best local taverns! You will not be able to taste it anywhere else! Uccelletto style beans with sausage: intense and traditional tuscan dish prepared with cannellini beans, tomato sauce, sage and black pepper and served with the delicious tuscan sausage. Cecìna: very flat focaccia, obtained by mixing chickpea flour with water, salt and olive oil. Soft inside and crisp on the outside; a real must for every visit to Pisa! Gelato “Gourmet”: an ice cream made up of rare and uncommon tastes as a the result of careful research with local, fresh products.

Florence: Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano Day Trip with Wine

5. Florence: Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano Day Trip with Wine

Boarding your air-conditioned coach in Florence, you will meet your tour leader who will stay with your group for the duration of your day trip. As you journey through the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti region, they will tell you what to look out for in each new town. Your first stop will be the medieval town of Siena, where the Palio horse race has been held twice a year since the 17th century. When you arrive in Siena you will have free time to explore the red-bricked city and admire the magnificent Duomo di Siena which stands out with its white and greenish-black marble facade. Back aboard your coach, you will spot the iconic tower houses of San Gimignano on the skyline from miles away. This Medieval walled town will be yours to explore, as you wander back in time along the narrow streets, being able to ask your tour leader where to find the best gelato. After enough free time to explore and take pictures, rejoin the group for your complimentary glass of Chianti wine and some nibbles. The coach will then return you to Florence. Hop back on your coach and enjoy a transfer to Pisa. Here you will have free time at the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) to take pictures in front of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will also have time to explore the lesser-known Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Baptistery, before your driver returns you to Florence

Siena, San Gimignano Chianti Wine from Pisa by Minivan

6. Siena, San Gimignano Chianti Wine from Pisa by Minivan

Exclusive tour for a beautiful journey through the Tuscan countryside on board to a mini-van tour that takes you to medieval cities and a winery, where you’ll sample delicious local wines. Your first stop is in San Gimignano, one of the most idyllic hilltop towns in Tuscany, and known as the Manhattan of the Renaissance. Discover the many medieval towers that bear witness to the wealth of its merchants in the 12th and 13th centuries. The drive continues through vineyards and rolling hills to charming Siena, where you’ll visit its historic center that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena boasts a wealth of architectural treasures, from the distinctive black and white cathedral to its central Piazza del Campo, which is best known for the city’s historic Palio di Siena horse racing tradition. Your guide will give you the insider scoop about Siena and ensure you get a real feel for traditional life in this idyllic city. The tour continues through the magical landscape of the Tuscan hills, where you’ll stop to visit an old farm and taste 2 fine wines as you take in the picture-perfect views.

Pisa: City Sightseeing Walking Tour with Snacks and Drinks

7. Pisa: City Sightseeing Walking Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Discover the highlights in Pisa on a guided walking tour. Stroll down Lungarni and Borgo Stretto street. See local street art and visit Piazza dei Cavalieri square. Learn about the history of the city from your local guide. Meet your guide in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II square. Make your way to the colorful Keith Haring street art mural. Listen as your guide tells you about the artist and what the mural represents. Take a stroll by the picturesque buildings on Lungarni street which winds along the Arno river. Hear the mysterious stories and interesting historical facts behind these buildings. Stop for something sweet at the oldest bakery in town which has been run by the same family for generations. Cross the bridge as your guide tells you stories of the traditional events and tournaments that take place every year in the city. Enter the Medieval district and walk by bars, restaurants, and lively fruit and vegetable markets. Admire Piazza dei Cavalieri square where you can see a university that was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. Sit down in a small square to savor some local delicacies paired with a glass of regional wine. Finish your tour in Piazza dei Miracoli square. Find out about the history of the square and hear about the mystery behind why the leaning tower is tilted.

Pisa: 3-Hour Food and Drink Tour

8. Pisa: 3-Hour Food and Drink Tour

Join a gastronomic expert to discover the famous Pisan culinary tradition. Feeling a bit hungry? Then this tour is the perfect place to start! Meet the local guide in Piazza Garibaldi. From there, join a small group (maximum 15 people) to wander through the streets of the historic center in search of traditional flavors and local cuisine. Savor a platter of Tuscan cheeses and cold cuts in one of the oldest wine bars in Pisa. Of course, a meal wouldn't be complete without a refreshing Aperol Sprits to go along with it. Next, taste Pisa's famous cecina – a treat that's not to be missed. Different from other pizzas in Italy, this delicious focaccia is very thin and prepared with chickpea flour. Stop at a bottega run by a young group of people who grow their own organic vegetables on their farm. Enjoy three seasonal artisanal beer tastings here. Discover restaurants known only by the locals and be delighted by typical dishes such as wild boar pasta and the pappa al pomodoro pasta typical of the city. Wash everything down with a good glass of wine or an artisanal beer. End on a sweet note with cantuccini con Vin santo – a biscotti made with Tuscan dessert wine. After 3 hours of good food and drink, the local guide will conclude the tour in central Pisa.

Pisa: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Pisa: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive cooking show and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, desserts, and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

10. Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

Your day starts in the morning with a tour of Pisa. Have time to admire the cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery, and the famous Leaning Tower. Then move on to a typical winery in the Chianti Hills on the slopes of San Gimignano. Enjoy a Tuscan lunch accompanied by a local wine tasting. Following lunch discover one of the most beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano, or the "Medieval Manhattan, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, small squares and many local craft stores. Continue on with a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside before arriving in Siena, where if desired, your professional guide will take you to see the most important squares, from Piazza del Campo to the cathedral, passing through the most beautiful contrade that characterizes this city. At the end of the guided tour, choose to have some free time to enjoy a cup of coffee or a panforte (a typical local cake), and to go shopping. Your return to Florence will have a gorgeous sunset in the backdrop, making for a perfect ending to an unforgettable day spent in Tuscany.

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What people are saying about Pisa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 66 reviews

There was only so much time in a day but did this tour pack it in...best so worth it! We were not going to have the opportunity to drive ourselves to Tuscany, Pisa or Sienna thus this tour had all the fantastic spots in one. It was a long day but the bus was comfortable. We did do a lot of walking still to get from bus depot area to attractions so you do need to be prepared. We didn't get a large amount of time at Pisa, San Gimignano or Sienna...about 45-1hr due to walking to get to the sites themselves. Again our focus was to see as much as possible so if you desire more time this may not be the tour for you. We had a great day beautiful places and views that were just picture perfect.

First of all Camilla, was the best. She did a wonderful job explaining each location we visited. The view from the winery/farm was breathtaking. The wines we tasted were excellent and the food was delicious. It was all very well organized . Fellow tourist all followed timing guidelines so that made for a better tour. In my opinion Pisa could have been left off this trip for another winery visit.

Great activity that allows you to get to know 4 places in the same day. San Gimigniano is magical and the wine tasting is a lot of fun. I highly recommend it.

It was very well organized. Bus was great and the bus driver was reliable on site. The tour guide was entertaining and gave interesting tips.

The trip was fantastic. Sara and Ricardo were outstanding guides and we enjoyed both the journey and the time we had at each destination.