Tuscany: Full–Day Countryside Tour with Lunch from Florence

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Tuscany: Full–Day Countryside Tour with Lunch from Florence

From $154.14 per person

Enjoy a full–day experience of Tuscany's most breathtaking towns. See the highlights of Siena, the beautiful Tuscan wine country, taste genuine food and wine and stroll around San Gimignano.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from a small–group for an intimate experience
  • Explore the beautiful medieval city of Siena on a guided walking tour
  • Admire the famous Tuscan countryside
  • Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with traditional wines
  • Stroll through winding cobblestone streets in hilltop San Gimignano
Full description
Hop aboard your minibus at 7:45 AM and drive for around an hour through the Tuscan countryside. Enter the heart of Siena, and start the visit with your guide. Take off through the town's narrow streets and hear stories about Siena as you go. Skip the line to see the interior of the magnificent cathedral, and pass through the shell–shaped Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held twice a year. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to enjoy Siena at your own leisure. Move on to San Gimignano, and admire the unique Tuscan landscape as you drive through marvelous scenery surrounded by olive trees, vines and old stone buildings on your way. Stop at a family owned wine estate to relax and enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch for a taste of country hospitality. After lunch, take an easy drive to San Gimignano to finish your day. Famous for its splendid skyline of tall medieval towers, have free time to explore on your own. Discover the main street full of typical shops, have a look at the Collegiata (main church), or enjoy a gelato. Return to Florence in the late afternoon.
Includes
  • Small group personalized experience (maximum 16 people)
  • Professional and informative English–speaking driver and guide
  • Transportation by air–conditioned and fully equipped vehicle
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Guided walking tour of Siena
  • Entrance fees to Siena Cathedral
  • Delicious lunch at a winery with wine tasting
  • Hotel pick–up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal at Florence SMN train station. Your driver will be holding a sign with "TUSCAN GEMS" on it

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian menu can be catered for, upon request at time of booking
  • Tour is in English only
  • The Siena Cathedral is not accessible on Sundays or during religious celebrations
  • Sample menu: assorted cold cuts, cured ham, salami, cheeses, bruschetta, pasta, or soup, salad, dessert and coffee, accompanied by the winery's own wines, olive oil and Vin Santo (sweet dessert wine)
  • Due to COVID-19 the maximum number of participants on this tour has been reduced to 16 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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This tour was a perfect introduction to Tuscany. Our tour guide, Ellie, was very knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations for Siena and San Gimignano. We saw many churches while we were in Italy, but the Siena Cathedral may have been the most impressive. The wine estate was charming. Lunch was tasty and we now have a better understanding of Chianti wines. We appreciated the smaller size of the group.

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October 30, 2019

We very much enjoyed our tour with Ellie and Angelo. It was a great way to see a little bit of Tuscany beyond Florence. Siena is absolutely amazing and San Gimignano is a treasure - time between tours with Ellie and free time was well balanced and we didn't feel rushed. The wine at lunch was a highlight. ;)

October 16, 2019

Our Tuscan Gems tour with Ellie was excellent. She is a tremendous guide who provided valuable information about Sienna and San Gimignano. I appreciated the small group experience. We enjoyed the company of the other tour participants and had good conversations over the lunch and wine tasting. Both of which were awesome.

October 11, 2019

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