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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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Overview

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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  • "Also, if you want to sit with your family on the large tour bus, you may want to arrive super, SUPER early." See review
  • "Also there are no bathrooms on the bus, so taking time for a big group to use restrooms was also a problem." See review

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star-3
Glorified transportation
Sarah_P
, Jun 2022
This is really just glorified transportation. You spend about half the day in a bus (that has barely functional AC) traveling from place to place. The guides are kind and nice, but the group is MASSIVE (76 in ours in late June 2022). Little flexibility for seeing what you want or spending more time somewhere of you choose to. The family winery was nice, but no options for lunch other than standard or vegetarian.
star-1
Awful customer service,...
Jochebed_C
, Jun 2022
Awful customer service, rude agents and your guides. Spend your money elsewhere. We booked this for our honeymoon and after the experience we had we wished we had gone somewhere else.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Tuscany fun
punit_a
, Jun 2022
The tour was very good and was cost effective with lot of things to see around . A well planned and timed tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good experience
Carla_G
, Jun 2022
Very complete tour to experience three locations in a day. Well organized and timely. Just enough free time at each location. The only thing that would have been better, would have been more instruction as to suggestions as what to see during free time. Tour was conducted simultaneously in Spanish and English. Bus drop off at each location requires quite a bit of walking— not sure that is clearly called out when buying the tour. This includes uphill and uneven surfaces.
star-5
Everything was excellent....
Fernando_S
, Jun 2022
Everything was excellent. Good information, places, food. This trip was the best decision to take for short time .
star-5
10/10 would recommend
Cory_H
, Jun 2022
Vera and Raul were absolutely amazing. So accommodating, and the tour itself was gorgeous. I also had plenty of time in each stop to see all I wanted to see
star-4
Taste of Tuscany in one day!
Priyanka_K
, Jun 2022
The places we visited gave us a real flavour of Tuscany. The lunch and selection of wines as part of wine tasting were amazing. The only not so great part of the tour was lots and lots of walking to reach the places due to bus parking situation. Overall, great day out and good value for money.
star-5
Three great cities
Nick_B
, Jun 2022
Nathan did a wonderful job of explaining the sites in each city and keeping everyone in time where levee we went. She did a wonderful job. Seeing 3 cities in one day is no easy task as we had about 1:30 in each city. The vistas are beautiful. I’d recommend to someone that has little time and wants to see a lot.
star-4
A must!!!!
Kristiann_C
, Jun 2022
I was a little nervous about doing this solo knowing it would be a long day after reading previous reviews however I have to say this was the actual highlight of my 12 day trip! It was such a phenomenal experience to get to see these locations, meet new people and have a nap in the middle of the ride from one place to the next! Marco was so fun and full of energy! The food was incredibly delicious and they very super accommodating to me who has a nut and other food allergy for the lunch part! I will say Pisa was ‘cool’ but Kind of a waste because the one pic by the tower was really all it had to offer. I do think if they ended the tour after San Gimignano and gave us more time there and at the winery it would be an absolute perfect excursion! Long long day! Wear sneakers!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
amazing Day
Tracy_F
, Jun 2022
Loved this tour! Amazing guides with great history and info. Lunch stop at Winery was awesome. Can’t wait for our wine and olive oil and balsamic we ordered to arrive!!!! Wish we had more time in San Ginignamo and Sienna…. So much beauty!! Bus had good AC!!!
star-5
Valentina was...
Ryan_K
, Jun 2022
Valentina was fantastic…very informative, easy to relate to and understand. She made the trip great!
star-3
Not the best use of time
Alicia_C
, Jun 2022
Not worth it in my opinion. This was the most unorganized tour I’ve ever been on. Not sure what the purpose of the guide on the bus is other than to herd sheep as he provided no information to us about our stops. The long bus rides between the stops would be the perfect time to provide information - even if read from a script or provided via an audio or video recording. So much wasted time waiting for not only our guide and our bus, but for other attendees in our very large (53) tour group who did not show up at the set time to head back to the bus. Lots of walking. Lunch was not filling. Very little free time to explore winery (organized sit down wine tasting was a waste of precious time in my opinion) and Pisa. Too much time in Siena. Would have liked more time in San Gimignano. Overall, the only positive thing about this tour is that it takes care of the travel logistics for you.
star-4
Martha was amazing. Very...
Jean_W
, Jun 2022
Martha was amazing. Very kind and patient. Bus ride was nice to have between these walking tours. Make sure to wear good walking shoes and bring lots of water during the summer months.
star-5
Great tour
Lindsey_B
, Jun 2022
Such a fun day! Trip seemed well organized and had great add ons for depending on what you wanted to pay for, entrance to cathedral, walking tour, etc. Wish there had been more time in San Gimignano instead of Pisa given that there seemed more to do there. Winery with lunch was overrated. Would have liked to do without that and just have more time in the little towns to eat there. Otherwise, great but LONG day
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very well organised day out
Ian_T
, Jun 2022
From start to finish it was a great service, a well constructed tour, great tour guys, well worth the cost.
star-4
Sightseeing…speed round addition!
Emily_R
, Jun 2022
Overall a good way to see a lot of the surrounding cities. You always want more time in the cities, but the tour was organized very well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Long day
Emily_M
, Jun 2022
Long walks from the places the bus had to park. Jacobo and Raoul the driver we’re terrific. I asked a lot of questions.
star-5
Tuscany day trip!
ROSANGELA_S
, Jun 2022
The day trip was fabulous. Jacobo - our guide - was excellent! He kept the rather large group on a timely schedule and was very knowledgeable about the cuties we visited.
star-4
Tuscany
Joan_C
, Jun 2022
Loved the beautiful towns of Sienna and San Gimignano with lovely views of the country. But it was annoying to have to listen to guide speak in German as well as English.
star-3
Don’t miss having lunch...
karen_m
, Jun 2022
Don’t miss having lunch in the winery/ farm house. The wine tasting and authentic meal was a plus. It made the trip more personal too. Family style eating.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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