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Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch

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Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch
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See all that Tuscany has to offer on this day trip to Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano from Florence. Led by an expert guide, explore the main square and Gothic cathedral in Siena, followed by a traditional, 3-course lunch with wine. Afterward, enjoy free time to stroll the medieval streets of San Gimignano independently, as well as the city of Pisa, famous for its UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower. Your full day of sightseeing concludes with transportation back to Florence.
  • Tuck into three typical Tuscan dishes and sample two or three wines during lunch at a winery or local restaurant
  • Wander around the charming hilltop village of San Gimignano
  • Get a look at the iconic UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa while exploring Pisa independently
  • Travel on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach in the company of a tour escort

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Entrance to Siena's famous cathedral is guaranteed on this top-rated Tuscan highlights tour.
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Journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
Expert multilingual escort
Free time in Pisa and San Gimignano
Lunch in a typical wine farm
Siena tour with professional guide (if option selected)
Admission fee to Siena Cathedral (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Guide in Siena and admission fee to Siena Cathedral in case you do not select all inclusive options)
Piazzale Montelungo , Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy

TOURS & NEWS KIOSK AT PIAZZALE MONTELUNGO BUS TERMINAL Located at 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for our staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE JACKET and holding a CIAOFLORENCE CLIPBOARD!

7:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your day trip departs from Florence, where you hop aboard your coach and travel through the Tuscan hills.

Arrive first in the medieval city of Siena, celebrated for the horse races that pack cheering crowds into the main square twice a year. Learn about the area's history and architectural gems from your guide as you stroll the cobblestone streets. Make your way to the stunning Siena Cathedral, constructed of striped black and white marble, for a tour of its truly unique interior.

Relax afterward with a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant or winery, enjoying plates of bruschetta, pasta or other regional favorites, complemented by Italian wine.

Continue to the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, known for its towers, visible for miles over the cityscape. Soak up some free time to wander the local shops and streets at your own pace.

Reunite with your guide and head next to Pisa and enjoy additional time to discover the city on your own. Check out Pisa Baptistery, the Duomo, or snap a photo with famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Your day trip concludes later in the afternoon with transportation back to Florence. Please note that this day trip involves a moderate amount of walking.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Florence
There is no time to waste when exploring the Tuscan countryside! Meet your tour guide at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal early in the morning. Piazzale Montelungo is located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station. Hop on the comfortable coach bus, choose your seat, and relax before departing on your journey! The drive to Siena will take about one hour. During the journey, your guide will entertain you with plenty of interesting information about Tuscany, and specifically - Siena! If you have any questions, your guide will be there to assist you.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Siena
When you arrive in the medieval gem of Siena, your guide will lead you through the picturesque streets until you reach the main piazza of the city - Piazza del Campo. Here, a professional city guide will meet the group to begin your walking tour. For about an hour, the guide will share fascinating facts about this incredible city (which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and you will visit some of the most famous points of interest. The end of the walking tour will lead you to the Siena Cathedral, where you can enter to see the breathtaking decorations and unique architecture. Please note that the "Semi independent option" does not included the guided tour in Siena. Clients that have chosen this option will have free time in Siena instead.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza del Campo
During the included walking tour of Siena, your guide will show you an insider's view of Piazza del Campo. Not only is this piazza a popular place for locals to gather, but is is also home to an annual palio horse race, which is an epic competition between the different neighborhoods of Siena! Learn all about the history of the city, and its main square as your guide unfolds the secrets of the city to you and your group in a vivid, storytelling manner. You will spend about thirty minutes learning about Piazza del Campo.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Torre del Mangia
Your guide will lead you to Torre del Mangia, the striking clocktower of Siena. This incredible tower dominates the city's skyline and is the third tallest tower in all of Italy! Connected to the important Palazzo Publicco, your guide will share more information about this unique tower during your tour! Enjoy about fifteen minutes outside of Torre del Mangia.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Duomo di Siena
After your walking tour of the historical center ends, you will be given some independent time to explore the intricate and fine decorations inside the Siena Cathedral. This Cathedral has many different artistic styles, and works of art from countless famed Renaissance artists. Walk through the breathtaking atmsophere inside, and don't forget to stop in the absolutely striking Piccolomini Library on your way out! Spend about twenty minutes exploring the Cathedral indpendently. Then, enjoy walking through the city center on your own before meeting your guide again to head to your next stop! Please note that the "Without Cathedral option" and "Semi independent option" do not includ the admission fee to Siena Cathedral.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chianti Road
After an exciting morning of exploration in Siena, it will be time to relax and refuel! We will drive about one hour through the rolling hills of Tuscany until we reach a lovely, family-owned winery in the countryside outside of San Gimignano. Indulge in a wine tasting of high-level wines accompanied by a delicious three-course meal of a typical Tuscan meat and cheese plate, pasta, and dessert. Then, we will drive about fifteen minutes to arrive in the hilltop beauty of San Gimignano.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
San Gimignano
San Gimignano is visible from close and far, with its unmistakable medieval “skyscrapers.” Sometimes called a medieval Manhattan, there are still thirteen towers intact in this perfectly preserved hilltop town. Your guide will lead you first to a famous panoramic viewpoint, where you can photograph the Tuscan countryside, and then through the ancient doors to the city. You will have an hour to explore the lovely town of San Gimignano as you please.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza della Cisterna
As you walk through the characteristic alleyways of San Gimignano, you will inevitably make your way to Piazza della Cisterna. This is the main square of the city, and where you can find the Cathedral, Duomo, and lovely architecture! Grab a gelato or coffee and enjoy the lovely views of this perfectly preserved medieval city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Duomo di San Gimignano
During your free time in San Gimignano, we recommend you visit the historic Cathedral and Duomo. Inside, you can find historic and beautiful frescoes colorfully decorating the walls of the Cathedral. Many tourists skip entering this sacred church, and it is truly a hidden gem in the center of the town.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pisa
After exploring the historic beauty of San Gimignano, it will be time to depart for a great symbol of Italy - Pisa! We will drive for about an hour, as your guide shares interesting information about the city an its monuments.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza dei Miracoli
Upon arrival, your guide will lead you straight to the famous Square of Miracles. At first sight, it is truly breathtaking - the white marble buildings glow in contrast to the perfect, green lawns. You will have about an hour to explore the Cathedral, Baptistry, Monumental Cemetery, and of course - The Leaning Tower, a worldwide symbol of Italian heritage! Be sure to have your camera ready... Pisa is a known for its fun photos in front of the Leaning Tower!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Leaning Tower of Pisa
During your free time and if there is no queue, you can climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa to admire the incredible views of the Square of Miracles from above. The panoramic views of Pisa are truly breathtaking - from the monuments below, to the city surrounding the square, the Arno River, and the countryside in the distance... Views from the top of the tower are fascinating!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Duomo di Pisa
Discover the unique Romanesque architecture of the striking Pisa Cathedral! Beautifully decorated with gold accents and bright colors inside, this Cathedral is a mesmerizing place to finish your time in Pisa!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Florence
After departing from Pisa, it will take about an hour to return to Piazzale Montelungo in Florence. Enjoy your wonderful memories of a full day in the historical and artistic gems of the Tuscan Countryside as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the air conditioned coach bus
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kindly note that the Semi Independent option does not include the local guide in Siena
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Kindly note that "Semi Independent options" and "No Catheral options" do not include entrance tickets to Siena’s Cathedral
  • Please note that the given order of the visits may change
  • Entrance into Siena Cathedral requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • LOW SEASON (From November, 1st until March, 31st): English and Spanish languages are always guaranteed. In order to confirm the excursion in French, German, Italian or Portuguese a minimum of 4 pax is required
  • HIGH SEASON (From April 1st until October 31st): this tour is always available in English and Spanish. Other languages are confirmed as follows: GERMAN: Thursday - min 2 pax FRENCH: Wednesday, Saturday - min 2 pax PORTUGUESE: Tuesday - min 2 pax ITALIAN: Sunday - min 2 pax
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 63 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciao Florence Tours & Travels Srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch.

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star-5
Worth the experience
Rana_A
, Aug 2022
Thanks to Tabatha for the great support throughout the trip, to Mario for driving us safely and to Claudia our guide in Sienna.
star-5
Amazing
Joanna_K
, Aug 2022
Pisa Siena and san Gimignano Is amazing island we had so much fun and I would love to go back there again
star-5
I had an awesome time in...
Elisa_E
, Aug 2022
I had an awesome time in this three cities with our guide. This was an unforgettable experience with amazing views and history. The guide made sure nobody was left behind. She was great. I would definitely recommend.
star-5
The best tour in Florence
Maureen_O
, Aug 2022
Great tour guide and wonderful tour! The cities are stunning and the bus ride was very pleasant! Loved the opportunity to see the Tuscany countryside and enjoyed the meal and wine tasting very much. The ride to Pisa was so relaxing I got a quick nap in. I would do this again in a heartbeat.
star-5
Amazing Trip
Rosana_R
, Aug 2022
We had a great time, and the day trip was about 2 hours drive time but it was worth seeing all these beautiful places.
star-4
Wonderful
jrangbaran
, Aug 2022
Very lovely trip. It covered everything that we wanted to see in a limited amount of time. The winery lunch was absolutely fantastic. It did rain while we were in Siena so unfortunately we couldn’t do the cathedral. However, the positive side was that bc of the rain and it finished rather quickly, we were able to get amazing photos in the Piazza del Campo as it was entirely empty.
star-3
Tuscan disappointment
Karen_O
, Aug 2022
Elizabeth was an excellent tour guide and we enjoyed her commentary but felt the winery section of the tour was sub standard. Tastings and lunch was in an industrial area and although Elizabeth said we would be taking fabulous photos it was awful…. A couple of grapes in a block is NOT a winery.
star-5
It was all great, each...
Derrick_H
, Aug 2022
It was all great, each city, the lunch at the winery, the tour guides. All good. Bus Driver was excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Nice time. Worthwhile.
brian_r
, Aug 2022
Definitely worthwhile. Although, the lunch was just a marketing event for the place-trying hard to sell their wine and goods. They should’ve taken that time and given us a tour of the winery etc.
star-5
Great tour
Robert_C
, Aug 2022
Great tour! Long but worth it. lunch and wine tasting was a favorite! I recommend going at a cooler time than August.
star-3
Not a “tour” but rather a comfortable bus ride.
Theresa_N
, Aug 2022
The tour was well timed to fit three town visits. However, this is not a tour but a bus ride with only one guide in Siena at the cathedral. The bus was nice but there is no “tour” with historical or informative guide. You will not really learn anything on this trip. You will get a comfortable ride.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Started on time. Loved...
Coleen_C
, Aug 2022
Started on time. Loved all the places . In the winery, food was okay nothing special , we want to buy a bottle of wine but it was expensive. In Siena my radio machine guide doesn't work well so I didn't heard all the explanation from my guide. In conclusion I really enjoyed all the places and recommended this tour for all that want to see special places outside Florence!! Thanks to Elizabeth and Attilio the bus driver!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the money
MargaretAnne_H
, Aug 2022
A fantastic experience would have liked more time during the wine tasting to explore the vineyard but overall it was definitely worth the money and would recommend. The tour guides where amazing and very informative.
star-4
Excellent tour - a great...
Ari_S
, Aug 2022
Excellent tour - a great way to sample Tuscany in a day. Only complaint - we were caught in a thunderstorm in Siena which prevented our walking tour. The tour guides did not appear to have a back up plan and the group had to huddle in an overcrowded restaurant.
star-4
Good Tour of Some Unique Locations
Nond_C
, Aug 2022
Good tour to spend a little bit of time at a few great unique locations. Opted for the guided tour of Sienna, but may have been better off on our own. The guide there was a little quirky and not as exciting as one would hope. Lunch was good with some nice food and wine tastings.
star-5
Must-see places!
Nadine_K
, Aug 2022
I’m so happy we booked this tour! It was a long day, but it was perfectly planned so that we had the best time possible seeing these three beautiful cities. The leaning tower of Pisa was definitely a highlight, but Siena and San Gimignano were gorgeous as well. Our tour guide Sara gave us great tips on what she recommended we do during our free time in each place, which made it so much easier to find the best parts of each location. Our driver Mario was an expert at navigating all the different locations in our huge bus. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
star-5
Ana, Tabitha and Antonio...
William_S
, Aug 2022
Ana, Tabitha and Antonio were excellent! They were very understanding and provided additional guidance with my mother in law which had some challenges walking. They were informative and we felt safe and protected. I would do other tours with them. We were able to experience a lot in this tour and I highly recommend it!
star-5
Worth it!
Heather_P
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed this trip. We had a good amount of time at each location. We really enjoyed the wine tasting experience that accompanied our lunch!
star-5
Special day at Tuscany
Aureliano_V
, Aug 2022
Very nice day trip . A very thanks to are tour Guides, Anna, Tamara and Anthony are driver. Lunch was excellent. Food was good. And that wine was excellent. This is a must do trip.
star-5
Brilliant trip.
Bridget_W
, Aug 2022
Well organised trip covering large part of Tuscany. Really interesting and worthwhile. Great lunch in Tuscan vineyard. Totally recommend.

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