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The Best of Tuscany Tour

from € 140.00

The original Best of Tuscany Tour - a great small-group Tuscany tour with the best guides, including delicious lunch and wine tasting at a Tuscan estate!

Enjoy the original Best of Tuscany Tour
with a great tour guide to bring the past to life. Have free time to explore three fabulous hilltop towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggione. Visit a a stunning historic Tuscan estate for a wine tasting and cellar visit. Taste top-quality olive oil and see the shimmering olive groves and glorious vineyards. Dine on a traditional Tuscan lunch with wine, surrounded by classic Tuscan countryside views on the very best one-day Tuscany tour!

Highlights of the Best of Tuscany Tour include:

  • Small groups only. No large buses!
  • Experience the highlights of the Tuscan countryside in a fabulous one-day tour of Tuscany.
  • See shimmering olive groves, glorious vineyards, three quintessential medieval hilltop towns (Tuscany's most famous) and iconic Tuscan views - the very best of Tuscany!
  • Hear fascinating stories that bring the past to life as you see classic Tuscan landscapes.
  • Have free time in each Tuscan hilltop town to explore the churches and museums, do some people-watching in the piazzas, perhaps shop for great foods and wine or amazing Italian fashion.
  • Experience a historic wine estate and cellar in a magnificent setting, taste great wines and savour a traditional Tuscan lunch at an authentic ancient Tuscan wine estate.

The finer details of the Best of Tuscany Tour:

Prices: Adults - 140 euro; Students (6-17 yrs) - 120 euro; Children (2-5 yrs) - 89 euro; Infants (0-1 yr) - 59 euro.

Includes:
 
a great tour guide, private mini-bus transport, typical Tuscan lunch, Tuscan cellar visit plus wine tasting, and free time in 3 wonderful Tuscan hilltop towns. Your guide will utilise the time on the bus to talk about the fascinating history of the towns you are visiting so you are free to explore these charming Tuscan villages on your own.  

Tour meeting time and dates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.15 am throughout March to November.

The Best of Tuscany Tour meeting point: Our Office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 (2nd floor) - see map for details.

Minimum participants required to confirm the tour: 4 people

Maximum participants: 18 people

Weather:
This tour runs rain or shine

Please note:
 Children are welcome on this tour however we are not always able to provide car seats and by law children cannot ride on a parent's lap. Please contact us ahead of time if you are travelling with small children.

FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS CALL OUR OFFICE NOW: ++39 055 264 5033  (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm). The time in Italy now is 11:35 am.

The run-down of the Best of Tuscany Tour:

The Best of Tuscany is a 9-hour tour to San Gimignano, Siena and Monteriggione, three remarkable medieval towns in the Chianti region. To facilitate your enjoyment, our guide explains the history and highlights of each fascinating hill town in private air-conditioned transport on the way while you enjoy the very beautiful and aptly famous Tuscan landscape. The guide also stops for photo opportunities at particularly scenic locations.

Upon arrival at each town, you have free time to explore. Your guide will be able to suggest the best places to see artisan's studios, local producers of typical Tuscan products, nice places to 'people watch' while enjoying a cold drink, and where to explore the town's highlights. You are given free time in San Gimignano, Siena and Monteriggioni where you can choose to just soak up the atmosphere or try one of the other activities outlined above.

The tour also includes a gourmet light Tuscan lunch of quality products produced in Tuscany, including extra virgin olive oil. You also visit a classic Tuscan wine estate with an introduction to Tuscan wine and a wine tasting.

This tour is designed to give maximum enjoyment for a day's outing to Tuscany's most famous hilltop towns.

The Best of Tuscany Tour Shopping Suggestions - what to buy in Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggione: These towns are great for quality small gifts to take home. Beautiful, locally produced traditional design ceramics are available in all towns. San Gimignano is an 'art town' with a large variety of artistan studios to browse. Salami, cheeses, traditional cakes and biscuits like Siena's famous Panforte are great to buy. Ask your guide to point out great shops with high quality produce. The wine estate you visit has a great selection of wines and olive oils as well.

Images on this page are from the picturesque Tuscan countryside of San Quirico d’Orcia.

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On 2011/07/17
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History and humour

You were awesome! Great sense of humour and just enough history to make it fascinating. This was great tour – it met my every expectation

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