10 hoursStart time
Start time: Between 0900h (09:00am) - 1000h (10:00am), depending on your hotel location (exact timing will be confirmed on booking the tour)
Duration: 10 hours
Your hotel in Florence. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)Ending Point
Your hotel in Florence
Drive through the rolling Tuscan landscape sculpted by man and nature in harmony, with deep-green cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, churches and ancient fortresses.
On the way, you can sample the delicious wine and olive oil of the region as well as tasty local snacks. Visit beautifully preserved medieval towns, their walls and dramatic hill-top positions reflecting the bitter fights and feuds that once reft this now peaceful landscape.
As you drive back to Florence, you will almost certainly wish you could stay in Tuscany forever.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Florence and travel through delightful Tuscan countryside with your English speaking driver. You will see rounded hills neatly striped with rows of green vines, lines of dark cypress trees, silvery olive groves, and winding roads leading to charming farmhouses and imposing castles.
The vehicle is allowed to drive in the center of all cities so, unlike a bus tour, you do have not to walk great distances.
On the way, you will stop at a small winery for around one and a half hours. Here you can taste the premier products of the region – Chianti Classico red wine and extra virgin olive oil – and enjoy a snack snack with cold cuts, bread and sheep cheese.
The tour continues to the lovely medieval town of San Gimignano, famous for its 14 towers and the local white wine – "Vernaccia". It is named after the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the original settlement from the barbarians. You have about an hour to explore this lovely town. You will be dropped off and picked up again at Cisterna Square in the town center.
Your next stop will be Monteriggioni, one of Italy's finest and best preserved medieval walled towns. With its 14 quadrilateral towers, it is magnificently sited on a hilltop overlooking the Elsa and Staggia valleys. The town was so well-known that the poet Dante made a reference to it in his Divine Comedy.
Your last stop is Siena where you will be dropped off at the stunning Piazza del Campo, a large shell-shaped square in the center. It is famous for the spectacular Palio di Siena horse race, which is held here twice a year in honor of the Virgin Mary. Meet your tour vehicle at the Cathedral to return to Florence.
At the end of your tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Florence.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Hotel pick-up between 0900h (09:00am) and 1000h (10:00am). Exact time will be confirmed on booking the tour
Participants are requested to wait in Hotel Lobby
Shoulders and knees may need to be covered for entrance to churches
The minimum of 2 persons is required
The maximum number for this small tour is up to 8 people
Children under 2 travel free of charge but without own seat
The driver was very prompt and pleasant. He accomodated our needs by allowing us to stay as long as we wanted in each location. He also took pictures of us at various photo...Lorraine M Thiele
We loved the tour! Giovanne was fantastic!...Gail R Coombs
My family and I had such a wonderful time on this tour of Tuscany. We really enjoyed visiting both the historical cities and the splendid little winery in the region. Our driver...Jessica Coggins