HIGHLIGHTS OF THE Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Countryside Group Tour
1. Guided Visit with Expert Guide in the Enchanting Siena
2. Visit of San Gimignano: the Medieval ‘Manhattan’ of Tuscany
3. Enjoy a Panoramic Drive through Chianti Vineyards
4. Sampling of the Chianti wines: “Vernaccia” and Chianti Classico, Extra-virgin Olive oil.
After a lovely drive through the beautiful Tuscany countryside, we arrive at the magnificent medieval town of the fair towers: San Gimignano.
Here you will see the old medieval towers, you will have time to take a look at the colorful pottery shops or have a taste of the best gelato of the world, on the spot where the famous movie “Tea with Mussolini” was filmed. You will also have the chance to visit the little history museum of San Gimignano which hosts the perfect tower reproduction/models of the 14th century.
After S. Gimignano we will reach a famous Wine cellar /cantina where the winemaker will guide you for the sampling of the unique Chianti white wine Vernaccia, made only in S. Gimignano, the Chianti Classico DOCG, special Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, bruschetta and pecorino cheese. You will understand the difference between the wines while you’ll combine them with the typical Tuscan appetizers.
After the guided wine sampling, we will drive through the Chianti countryside, pass by the Medieval fortress of Monteriggioni and we will arrive to the magnificent medieval town of Siena. Here, our expert guide will take us for a guided walk through the narrow ancient streets, sharing with us their knowledge and expertise, enhancing our experience together, before we view one of the most impressive medieval squares in Europe: Piazza del Campo, with a shell shape, typical of an ancient theaters. Siena has one of the most impressive Cathedrals in Tuscany and is also home of the famous Music Academy – Accademia Chigiana. At the end of the guided walking tour you will have some free time to explore the city and maybe do some shopping in the lovely shops on the fascinating Campo square.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Dates and Time: Thursday and Sunday (9:30 am – 6:30 pm)
Season: April – October
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
The Price Includes: Expert Tour leader, Tour guide in Siena, air conditioned Bus transport, free visit of S. Gimignano, sampling of Chianti DOCG Red wine and the famous Chianti white wine “Vernaccia”, tasting of extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese and bruschettas.
Meeting Point: Central location in Pistoia. More details will be provided after booking
THINGS TO NOTE:
** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.
* We DO Not suggest the tour for people with walking difficulties.
** In the low season (1st November – 31st March) this tour runs only as private upon request. Please contact us for details and prices.