Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti

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Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti

Picture-postcard day south of Florence!

Technical organization Ciao Florence Tours & Travel
Provided by Ciao Florence Tours & Travel

Overview

Join us for marvelous day tour through some favorite parts of Tuscany!

Visit the cultural treasures of Siena and San Gimignano, admire the walled town of Monteriggioni, and experience the world-famous vineyards of the Chianti region. Wine tasting accompanied by delicious Tuscan appetizers concludes this picture-postcard day.

Included:

  • Transport from and to Florence in fully fitted luxury GT bus
  • Expert multilingual tour escort
  • Professional guide in Siena
  • Tasting of homemade ice cream in San Gimignano (High Season only)
  • Admission fee to the Cathedral of Siena
  • Visit of vineyard and wine cellars with tasting of wines, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar
  • Snack based on regional products
  • Tour participants will have free time to explore Monteriggioni and San Gimignano
  • Free pick up upon request (depending on agency availability)
Please Note:

We offer pickup at your downtown Florence hotel/location.
Evening drop-off point is just outside Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence.

Available year round as follows:

HIGH SEASON (April through October): every day
LOW SEASON (November through March): Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

Tour departs at 8:45am.
Tour ends around 7:30pm.

Tour Languages:
English, Spanish, French and German: tour is always guaranteed (even for 2 people)

Multilingual Tour:

Explanations in a maximum of 2 languages available in the bus and inside the museums.

Please Note:

If the number of participants is less than 8 persons, we reserve the right to offer the tour with a driver who gives the explanations instead of a guide. The rest of the tour will remain unchanged.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
  • The tour includes places of worship: no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed.
  • We recommend comfortable shoes.

Booking Conditions:

In case of force majeure (road conditions, strikes, delays, changes to opening hours or other), the tour operator can make changes to the tour at any time or replace it with an alternative service of the same category. In this case the price will not be subject to change and will be presented and communicated in advance before departure.

If, regardless of the reservations, there is a delay for the ticket pickup at museums in the period of greatest influx of tourists or if the cathedral is closed for religious services, the Tour Operator and its staff are not responsible.



Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation of reservations must be received at least one (1) business day in advance in order to avoid sanctions.
  • If the tour operator cancels the tour for any reason, the customer is entitled to a full refund of the amount paid.
  • There are no refunds for customers who do not show up on time at the meeting point for the start of the tour, clients who lose contact with the guide, or clients who do not complete the excursion.
  • Any customer complaint must be communicated within 10 business days after the tour.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from help@waf.it.

Details

High Season 2013 (April through October) - Low Season 2013/2014 (November through March) Itinerary:

Driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful hills of the famous vineyards of the Chianti region we will first reach San Gimignano.

This picturesque and fascinating medieval town was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. San Gimignano is famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, which you will be able to taste in several of the wine stores in the town.

You will have free time for your independent sightseeing in San Gimignano. Wind your way through the narrow streets, admire the landscape surrounding the town, and enjoy the shops. The ceramics are beautiful here, and there are also places for buying artisan leather goods and linens.


Our tour will then continue on to Siena, where our local guide will introduce you to the highlights of this splendid city.

Siena is a medieval city with many historical attractions, such as the evocative Piazza del Campo. Famous for the Palio horse races as well as for being one of the most splendid examples of Gothic civil architecture in the world, the Piazza del Campo is home to the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its Torre del Mangia tower.

We will continue to visit the Siena Cathedral, known as the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style.

Our tour will then proceed to Monteriggioni, a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock. The town walls and towers are almost intact, and the views from below are astonishing.

Built by the Sienese in 1213 as a front line in their wars against Florence, Monteriggioni is a prime example of a defensive fortification. Today, this fascinating little town attracts many visitors, including architects, medieval historians, and archaeologists. Here, too, you will have free time to explore the beauties of Monteriggioni.

Finally we will move on to the Chianti region with its picture-postcard landscape. We will visit a famous wine estate
 where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Chianti red wine along with delicious homemade Tuscan snacks.

Our tour concludes with the beautiful drive back to Florence.
 
High Season 2014 (April through October) Itinerary:

Driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful hills of the famous vineyards of the Chianti region we will first reach San Gimignano.

San Gimignano’s “skyscrapers,” the city’s many medieval towers beckon from afar. This picturesque and fascinating medieval town was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. San Gimignano is famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, which you will be able to taste in several of the wine stores in the town.

You will have free time for your independent sightseeing in San Gimignano. Wind your way through the narrow streets, admire the landscape surrounding the town, and enjoy the shops. The ceramics are beautiful here, and there are also places for buying artisan leather goods and linens.
 As a special bonus to our High Season 2014 Itinerary, your free time in San Gimignano will be sweetened by a delicious and absolutely homemade ice cream, in one of the most famous and award winning gelaterie of San Gimignano.

Our tour will then continue on to Siena, where our local guide will introduce you to the highlights of this splendid city.

Siena is a medieval city with many historical attractions, such as the evocative Piazza del Campo. Famous for the Palio horse races as well as for being one of the most splendid examples of Gothic civil architecture in the world, the Piazza del Campo is home to the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its Torre del Mangia tower.

We will continue to visit the Siena Cathedral, known as the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style.

Our tour will then proceed to Monteriggioni, a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock. The town walls and towers are almost intact, and the views from below are astonishing.

Built by the Sienese in 1213 as a front line in their wars against Florence, Monteriggioni is a prime example of a defensive fortification. Today, this fascinating little town attracts many visitors, including architects, medieval historians, and archaeologists. Here, too, you will have free time to explore the beauties of Monteriggioni.

Finally we will move on to the Chianti region with its picture-postcard landscape. We will visit a famous wine estate
 where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Chianti red wine along with delicious homemade Tuscan snacks, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

Your tour concludes with the beautiful drive back to Florence.

Prices

Price per person: € 55.00

Children under two years travel for free sitting next to a parent, and should not be considered when booking.

Children aged 2 to 12 years have a discount of 50%. Please present a valid ID to verify the age of the child.

The booking system only accepts reservations for tours at full price. If you have children between 2 and 12 years, please book them as adults and send us an email after completing the order to get a refund of the difference.

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