Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti area

Duration: approx. 11 hours  Location: Florence
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8.5/10

5 Reviews

Per person
57.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 Because you can visit Siena and its surroundings, especially the charming villages of Monteriggioni and San Gimignano, with a day trip by bus from Florence
2 To sample delicious typical products in a wine cellar of the famous Chianti wine area
3 Because it includes a guided tour of Siena and the entrance to the Cathedral

A fantastic tour to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti and the surrounding area with a fantastic day trip from Florence to Siena, Italy. A guided tour of the historic centre; free time in Monteriggioni and San Gimignano; plus a visit and wine tasting in one of the best wineries in the Chianti!

Thanks to toscananside.com you can easily book online one of the most beautiful tours in Siena and its surroundings to discover Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni,: a fascinating and unique tour, which combines art and history in a popular wine tasting in Chianti.

This fascinating tour of Siena and San Gimignano will take you into the heart of Tuscany, to visit famous wine villages and Siena: a bus tour from Florence to Siena - with a guide - will enable you to discover one of the most famous areas of Tuscany: a Siena and surrounding villages visit in an unforgettable journey.

Considered one of the best one day tours from Florence to Siena, our itinerary to Monteriggioni, Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano will allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most popular areas of Tuscany, to visit Siena in half a day and taste the wine in a cellar of the prestigious Chianti area.

After the departure of the tour from Florence to Siena - meeting point near the station of Florence, Adua Square, near the sign indicating 'Albatravel Florence - Meeting Point Tours' - the first leg of our journey to Siena and its surrounding areas will be to Monteriggioni, a medieval village located on top of a hill with olive trees and vineyards. The visit to Monteriggioni is at your leisure: you can stroll through the picturesque old town or along the walls of the castle, go shopping or visit the small museum of the village until our departure for Siena.

Considered one of the most charming medieval towns of Italy, Siena is known and appreciated for its vast artistic and historic heritage and its scenery ... Regarded as precious and unique, it has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1995. Upon arrival, you will meet an experienced guide who will take you to visit to the Cathedral of Siena and the most famous sights of the historic centre - the medieval streets lined with splendid palaces, Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio di Siena, Palazzo Comunale. At the end of the San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti touryou will have time for lunch, shopping or explore independently other fascinating walking tours of Siena.

In the afternoon the day tour from Florence to Siena will visit San Gimignano – at your leisure - to allow you to discover this charming town – like Siena, San Gimignano is also included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Time here seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages. Enclosed in its thirteenth-century walls, the village is characterized by the presence of beautiful tower-houses, elegant mansions of the aristocracy and the rich bourgeoisie of the past. The guide will leave you in the heart of San Gimignano, and what you decide to see will be at your total discretion.

Before returning to Florence in the late afternoon, we will stop in the prestigious area of Chianti to visit a winery and taste some typical specialties, such as wine, salami, bruschetta and cheese.

One of the most complete day trips from Florence to Chianti to visit Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and a Chianti winery ... Book online now one of the best routes in Tuscany!

During the summer (from 1/04 to 31/10) an additional stop during the Florence to Siena day trip will be offered to try the ice cream that has won the last two editions of the World Cup of Ice Cream, produced by a famous ice cream shop in San Gimignano.

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Important info

Availability:

all year, except for 25 December and 1 January

Departure point:

Florence, Piazza Adua (Albatravel Florence – Meeting Point Tours)

Departure time

From 1 April to 31 October
everyday
8.45 am

From 1 November to 31 March
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
8.45 am

Languages available

From 1 April to 31 October 2016
English: daily
Spanish: daily
French: daily
German: daily
Portuguese: daily
Italian:
daily

From 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017
English: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Spanish: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
French: Tuesday
German: Monday
Portuguese: Wednesday
Italian:
Sunday

From 1 April to 31 Ocotber 2017
English: daily
Spanish: daily
French: Tuesday
German: Monday
Portuguese: Wednesday
Italian:
Saturday & Sunday

Prices

From 1 April 2016 al 31 March 2017
Full: €57.00

Concessions:
Children up to 3 years: free
Children 4 to 12 years: €28.50

From 1 April to 31 October 2017
Full: €59.00

Concessions:
Children up to 3 years: free
Children 4 to 12 years: €29.50

Duration

approx. 11 hours

Inclusions
  • Transport
  • Tour escort
  • Local guide in Siena
  • Entrance to Siena Cathedral
  • Visit and winetasting in a wine cellar in Chianti area
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No refund will be given: in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or a refusal of the service at the meeting point; in case clients get lost during the tour; in case clients decide to leave the tour before its end.

To attend the tour it is necessary to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the indicated time for the start of the tour and show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants for each language.

Reservations are guaranteed until 48 working hours before tour date.

In case of acts of force majeure (strikes, road conditions, adverse weather conditions, unexpected closings,...) the itinerary may be modified. In any case, the duration and quality of the service will be maintained. In case the tour includes entrances to Museums/Churches, the provider of the tour cannot be held responsible for possible delays due to the sites included in the tour programme.

In case of possible problems during the tour, participants can contact the emergency phone number indicated on the voucher.

For any guided tour explanations are guaranteed in 2 languages simultaneously maximum.

The tour is organized in different languages so, during each transfer, on the same means of transport there could be clients belonging to different nationalities.

During the summer period only (from 01 April to 31 October) the tour will include a stop in a famous Gelateria of San Gimignano, to taste the winner ice cream of the latest two editions of the Ice Cream-Making World Championship.

To reserve this tour a minimum number of 2 participants is required.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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5 reviews for Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti area

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7.5/10

joaomartins

July 2016

Mature couple

BRAZIL

Reviewed on 09 Aug `16 - Booking No. 1644343

'Siena day trip was great'

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Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti area

The day tour to Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano was well organized and the itinerary was good. Our POrtughese speaking guide Carla was very helpful and friendly. In Siena after the city tour we had time for lunch and rest. We recommend!

Strenghts

Organization, easy meeting point and check in, fresh water into the bus, good timing in the attractions

Weaknesses

some extense walking under the hot sun; wine tasting not worth it; bad timing in stop in Monteriggione (could be better)


Reply by toscanainside.com Staff

Dear joaomartins,

we are pleased you appreciated our tour! As for your comment about the wine tasting and the stop in Monteriggioni, we would very much appreciate if you could send us further details at info@insidecom.it in order to better understand how our service can be improved!

Best regards,
The Insidecom staff
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Riley

May 2016

Young couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 23 May `16 - Booking No. 0

'9'

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Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti area

My boyfriend and I booked this tour during our trip in Florence and it was well worth the money. It was quite long, almpst the whole day, and we visited a lot of places. Of course the wine was exquisite!

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Thomas

April 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 01 May `16 - Booking No. 0

'Loved the hills'

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Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti area

It was surely a lovely trip. The hills were wonderful and I loved the wine! Siena is a trip back in time,i t felt as if we'd been dropped into a medieval town of the 1500s. The tour was very informative

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