From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine
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- Duration: 12 hours
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 eit...
This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!
Discover all the monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Be dazzled by this marvelous square, which is dominated by the Cathedral. Your tour guide will take you inside the Cathedral that dominates the square: you'll admire its decorations and glaze at this example of Pisa Romanesque architecture. Your tour guide will also take you inside the Baptistery, the biggest in the Catholic world and famous for its echo. Eventually, your guide will focus on the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world, that you'll have the opportunity to climb (if option with ticket selected).
This tour was perfect! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. She kept us entertained the whole time. Thank you :-)
Your day begins early in the morning with a tour of Pisa, where you will admire the stunning Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Monumental Cemetery. Take photographs next to the celebrated Leaning Tower. Continue to a winery in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting. After lunch, explore one of the most famous medieval hilltop villages in Italy, San Gimignano. Discover the maze of cobbled streets, picturesque piazzas, and local artisan shops. Next, admire a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside, followed by a stop in Siena. Here, a specialist guide will lead you on a walk through the city's historical center. Skip the ticket 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. You will then return to Florence.
Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites and taste Chianti wines on a full-day trip from Florence. Visit Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena, and savor a traditional Tuscan lunch.
First, head to Pisa to marvel at the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Continue to a wine villa in the Chianti countryside. Enjoy a tour of the estate and learn about its history in the medieval chapel before your first tasting of Chianti Classico on the panoramic terrace.
Next, relish a typical lunch accompanied by two of the estate's products, a "Riserva" and an IGP wine. After lunch, relax a while in the villa's luscious gardens before going to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
Then, follow the scenic roads to Siena for a tour of the city's monuments and piazzas. Visit Piazza del Campo ...
Experience the wonders of Tuscany in one memorable day. Your 12-hour excursion begins with a visit to Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli. Admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Afterwards you will head out for the Chianti countryside to the unique location where your lunch and two wine tastings will take place. You will find yourself in a simple yet elegant rural hamlet of ancient origins. Once you hop off the bus, you will be lead around the splendid estate until you reach its ancient medieval chapel; here you will be introduced to the estate's fascinating history and background. Then you will head for the villa's panoramic terrace where you will enjoy your first delicious wine tasting of Chianti Classico and some snacks while sitting on large wine barrels. The route will then continue to the restaurant: your typical Tuscan lunch will be ...
The guide was great and the whole experience was amazing. Wish there was a little more time in each location but overall it was a great trip.
Your day of discovery begins with a walk along the medieval walls as you head toward the ancient entrance, Porta Santa Maria. Once you've reached this historic destination, you can admire how the white marble architecture stands out amongst the green lawns of Piazza dei Miracoli. Your expert guide will accompany you and help you discover the Piazza dei Miracoli and all its most famous monument, including the Baptistery and the Monumental Cemetery. Visit the famous Leaning Tower and climb the 294 steps to the summit for sweeping views over the city. At the end of your guided tour, you will have free time to relax on the lawn in the shadow of the Tower, or if you prefer, enjoy a spot of shopping amongst the local stores.
Discover the beauty of historic Pisa, one of the world's main centers of medieval art. Departing from Florence, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach, escorted by a knowledgeable guide. Take in the captivating Piazza dei Miracoli, your first stop on your guided tour of Pisa. The square is surrounded by ornate medieval buildings, and lined with charming pavement cafés, where locals and visitors soak up the atmosphere. Listen to your guide as they bring this delightful city to life with insightful commentary. Admire the exterior of the Baptistery and several other elegant monuments. Your guide will also show you around the imposing cathedral and tell you about the many priceless art treasures displayed within. At the end of the guided tour enjoy free time to take photos and explore at your own pace.
Your day of discovery begins with a walk along the medieval walls as you head toward the ancient entrance, Porta Santa Maria. Once you've reached this historic destination, you can admire how the white marble architecture stands out amongst the green lawns of Piazza dei Miracoli. Throughout your tour, your expert guide will accompany you and help you discover the Piazza dei Miracoli and all its most famous monuments. Some of these major landmarks include the Baptistery, the monumental cemetery and the famous Leaning Tower. At the end of your guided tour, you will have free time to relax on the lawn in the shadow of the Tower, or if you prefer, enjoy a spot of shopping amongst the local stores. If you wish, you can add to your excursion by purchasing entrance tickets to the Leaning Tower of Pisa whilst boarding your bus.
A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments. Be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the wonderful Cathedral* where you can visit the indoor part, a model of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque architecture, the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister delimiting with its marble façade the Square to the North. Be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower. After the guided visit you will have some free time for memorable pictures, for exploring on your own the historica...
It was a very beautiful experience. Don't miss climbing the Pisa tower !!! It is worth every step
Explore the Cradle of the Renaissance on a full-day private or group tour of Florence and Pisa, and breathe in the artistic atmosphere of the medieval streets. Drive across beautiful Tuscan hills to reach Florence from Rome, and get a stunning city overview from the lookout at Piazzale Michelangelo. Visit craftsmens’ workshops and Renaissance palaces, where memories of the Medici family are linked with the splendor of renowned artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli. Visit the Academy Museum (Accademia) to see Michelangelo’s magnificent David, before exploring Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, with its beautiful Brunelleschi dome. The Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower complete this astonishing part of the city. Then, walk to the Piazza Della Signoria, considered the heart of Florence. After some free time for lunch, take a short paronamic tour of Piazza Santa Croc...
- a very nice and polite driver , was trying to be of help although his English wasn't good . but he was very good , helpful and keen to make us happy - The tour is simply just transportation , nothing else included ! , The driver doesn't offer much information so need to be booked in a combination of any florence guided tours which will make it very expensive - being just transportation using the high speed train will make it less expensive " nearly half the price " and also faster " again half the time by car" - but definitely it is more convenient being picked up from the hotel and dropped back to the hotel door as well
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Amazing experience! The transportation was fantastic; the bus was spotless and comfortable. Our tour guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable and professional. Overall the tour was a 10+! The trip's highlight was the second tour lady at the first stop- Analissa (sorry if I misspelled your name). She was fantastic, funny and very knowledgeable! I wish we had more time with her! I suggest staying with the tour the whole time, especially at the first stop, so you can better experience the church. Great locations to visit and explore.
Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!
A super busy day with views and very enjoyable walks. You have time to take souvenir photos and explore each city as you wish. I recommend taking the meal included as it was a great experience and well worth it.
Really good day. Thank you Angela. We had the chance to discover Pise, Siena, San Gimignano in one day. Amazing lunch with view on the Chianti. Angela does everything for customers!
Very well organized. Professional guides. Beautiful places and worth the visit