Tuscany Day Trip From Florence With Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano

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10 hours

Max 13

Why take this tour?

Tuscany is an incredible adventure of stunning scenery, historic hillside towns, wonderful food, and above all, world-famous wines. Experience it in the company of an expert local guide and a designated driver - two individuals on hand to ensure your day goes perfectly. Walkthrough Siena in the morning hours, lunch at a vineyard in Chianti, and enjoy the afternoon under the Tuscan sun in stunning San Gimignano.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore the gems of Tuscany in an air-conditioned minibus with a small group of no more than 13 people
  • Created with Sketch.Spend the afternoon hours at a local vineyard in Chianti - complete with gourmet lunch and Italian wine pairings
  • Created with Sketch.Take a walking tour of Siena, one of Italy’s most picturesque towns and home to the celebrated Palio horse race
  • Created with Sketch.Discover how Italians make authentic pasta from scratch with a pasta-making demonstration
  • Created with Sketch.Explore one of Tuscany’s gems – the town of San Gimignano – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Created with Sketch.Relax knowing your two experts, a designated driver and local Italian guide have all the logistics for a perfect day in Italy

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take a walk through Siena, San Gimignano & the Chianti wine region

From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

Experience the best that Tuscany has to offer - including a sumptuous locally prepared lunch in Chianti, pasta demonstration, and wine tastings at a beautiful family-run vineyard - on this carefully planned tour. Taking you to two of the most charming (and historic) towns of the region, we ensur...

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From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

Experience the best that Tuscany has to offer - including a sumptuous locally prepared lunch in Chianti, pasta demonstration, and wine tastings at a beautiful family-run vineyard - on this carefully planned tour. Taking you to two of the most charming (and historic) towns of the region, we ensure you can see as much of Tuscany as possible without any of the difficult planning and navigation. With an expert local guide as well as an experienced driver on hand, you won't have to worry about winding roads - or drinking too much of that wonderful Chianti wine!

Your driver and guide will pick you up in a comfortable, air-conditioned transport in central Florence and drive you through the hills of Tuscany to the town of Siena; one of the most beautiful and historically important locations in the area. Here you will enjoy a full tour with your expert guide who will tell you the story behind its landmark sites like the central square and cathedral. You'll see where the bi-annual Palio horse race takes place and probably find a favorite neighborhood to follow for the next event!

As the sun reaches its daily peak, all this exploring will give you an appetite so you'll head to a local vineyard in the town of Chanti for a tour of the cellars, a wine tasting, and a delicious homemade lunch of locally sourced ingredients.

Once upon a time, Tuscany's food was considered cucina povera, or poor food, for its reliance on ingredients like tomatoes, bread, and olive oil. Thankfully, today we know better. Eat your lunch on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards of Chianti and wash it down with some delicious Chianti wine - we highly recommend the red. Then learn the key to making authentic Italian pasta with a cooking demonstration and take home tips to try yourself later!

Finally, you'll spend the afternoon in the hillside town of San Gimignano on another full tour of the town with your guide. This is one of the best-preserved Medieval villages, built high atop hills to keep a lookout for hostile armies. You'll also have some free time after your tour to shop for souvenirs, enjoy a coffee in one of the charming piazzas, or climb to the top of the church's belltower for incomparable views of the countryside.

This trip is all about seeing as much of Tuscany as possible without having to worry about logistics. We'll take care of everything so all you have to do is enjoy the food, the sights, and the scenery.

  • Sites Visited
  • Tuscany Region
  • Siena
  • Siena Cathedral (exterior)
  • Chianti farmhouse & vineyard
  • San Gimignano
  • Tour Includes
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Designated professional driver
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Expertly guided walking tour of Siena
  • Expertly guided walking tour of San Gimignano
  • Gourmet lunch and wine tasting in Chianti
  • Pasta-making demonstration
Arrive in Sienna for a full Tour
Explore the historic and beautiful streets
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FAQ

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Does this tour go inside the Cathedral of Siena?
Tickets for inside the Cathedral are not included on this tour, however you will receive an introduction to the cathedral from outside. Your guide can assist in buying tickets if you wish to go inside the cathedral.
Do we always enter the cathedral in Siena?
No, the cathedral is closed on Sundays and festival days.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Does this tour accommodate vegetarians & people with food allergies?
Yes, but please contact our customer service team after you book (info@walksofitaly.com) so that your guide will be aware on the day of the tour. Also, not all of the tastings on the tour can be substituted for others, but we will do our very best to make sure that you always have something to eat.
Can I bring my child's stroller on this tour?
Although the places we visit on this tour accomodate strollers we don't always have enough room in our transport vans to accomodate them. Please notify us after booking if you are traveling with an infant. Also contact us after booking if you require a car seat.
Can I take this tour if I use a wheelchair?
Unfortunately, our vehicles cannot accomodate wheelchairs and some of the sights, like the farm, farm, are not wheelchair accessible.
Does this tour include lunch?
Yes! Please email us beforehand and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

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