Enjoy the rich history and the art of the most spellbinding sights in Tuscany in a single memorable day with a scrumptious lunch including wine tasting!
Comprehensive tour of the most spellbinding and renowned Tuscan towns, driving through the vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the Chianti area. In a single unforgettable day you will be captivated by the Innumerable artistic treasures, history, fabulous landscapes, medieval towns that Tuscany has to offer.
A guided walking tour in Siena through the narrow medieval streets and squares. You will be enchanted by the visit of Piazza del campo, shaped like a shell, and the spectacular Cathedral. Visit of San Gimignano, nicknamed the Manhattan of the Middle Ages, because its tall, narrow towers. You fell that time has stopped in the glorious past. Driving through the Chianti hills, past hilltop hamlets or little church you will be captivated by the enchanting landscape and the gentle slopes. Finally you visit Pisa, a Unesco heritage. Be enthralled by the Field of Miracles where you can admire the famous leaning tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery.
A pleasant stop in a family wine-farm in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. You can tour the estate and to see the wine cellar. You will enjoy a delicious, traditional Tuscan lunch, served with plenty of wine from the region: Vernaccia from San Gimignano, Chianti and Vin Santo (dessert wine).
Depart for Siena, driving through the lovely Chianti vineyards, getting there while the town is still immersed in early morning drowsiness; the perfect time of day to wander around the pedestrian-friendly heart of this beautiful hilltop town, drenched in history.
You will be introduced to Siena by a local Guide who will meet you to take you on a guided walking tour, tracing the history of Siena through its 13th century streets and squares, passing the oldest bank in the world, and the Piazza del Campo - site of the famous 600-year-old Palio horse-race, to the spectacular Cathedral.
During your free time, stroll through Siena at your own pace, enjoy a drink, while soaking up the sun, or window shop.
A short journey then takes us to a family run wine-farm in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
Here we shall have a delicious, traditional Tuscan lunch of fresh, homemade products straight off the farm, including handmade pasta and homemade cured meats, salad and typical local cheese, all served with plenty of wine from the region: Vernaccia from San Gimignano, Chianti and Vin Santo (dessert wine).
After lunch, San Gimignano is only minutes away. Considered one of the most beautiful medieval hilltop towns in Italy, this Unesco World Heritage site is often nicknamed the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” because its famous tall, narrow towers create a skyline that looks a bit like a modern city.
Here you have free time to explore the charming craftsmen’s shops along the cobbled stone streets and small squares, sample an award-winning gelato and thread your way between the town’s famous medieval towers.
From San Gimignano, we drive past hilltop hamlets, or little churches, scattered over some of the most beautiful and enchanting countryside.
The Chianti landscape features in much Tuscan art of the Renaissance and it hasn't changed much since the 14th century.
We finally wind down the hillsides towards the coast, to Pisa, our last destination for the day.
Getting off the coach, we reach the Field of Miracles, a green grass field dominated by the dazzling white buildings of the Cathedral or Duomo, the Tower and the Baptistery - exquisite examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture: the Leaning Tower is almost 56 meters tall (about 183 ft).
Building began in the 1100s but took almost 200 years to complete! You are in one of the most renowned places in the world: revel in it, take creative photographs or wander off down the local streets.
This tour includes:
Transport in a brand new air-conditioned bus, an amusing English speaking Professional and informative tour escort.
Detailed maps of the destinations to be visited.
Guided walking tour of Siena, including entrance fees to the Cathedral of Siena.
An excellent lunch with wine on an organic wine-farm tour of the wine cellars and the estate.