San Gimignano and Siena Tour

Discover two of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany with us.
Pick-up, drop-off, transportation with a Mercedes car or van included!
Kids pay half price!​

Duration

about 9 hours

Great photo stops

Pick up at your hotel

Private Transportation

Professional Guides

Activity level

moderate

Sights Included

Siena walking Tour
– Duomo
– Piazza del Campo
– City center highlights
San Gimignano walking tour
– Unforgettable landscapes
– Unique medieval skyline
– Iconic buildings

Tour Description

San Gimignano & Siena Tour: discover two breathtaking Tuscan towns with us!

If you’re traveling through Italy, you need to visit Tuscany. And, once in Tuscany, you should not miss San Gimignano and Siena.

Our San Gimignano & Siena Tour will offer you the chance to visit two iconic Tuscan towns in a very comfortable way, with a private driver and a professional guide just for you.

1. Siena

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Siena, the first stop of your San Gimignano and Siena Tour.

Seat back and enjoy your drive through the lovely Tuscan countryside, rich with vineyards that produce some of the best wine in the world.

Once in Siena, you will meet your private guide and start a full tour of the city.

Siena is one of the most exciting towns in Italy. Despite its size, it boasts many major attractions, like the Duomo or Piazza del Campo, and its whole historical center is a UNESCO site.

- Piazza del Campo and the Palio

The Senesi (inhabitants of Siena) are very proud of their culture and their traditions, the most intense being the Palio. Have you ever heard of it?

Twice a year, on July 2nd and August 16th, the contrade (neighborhoods) challenge each other in a passionate horse race that takes place in the heart of the city: Piazza del Campo.

Your guide will show you this lovely piazza, and tell you about the rituals and the activities that make the Palio so unique.

Then, you will continue your exploration of the city, wandering through the picturesque small streets that lead to beautiful piazzas where many people sit to enjoy some food or a drink.

- The Duomo

Our Siena tour also includes the Duomo, one of the most important churches in Italy.

Your private guide will show you the details of this wonder of Gothic architecture, unveiling the secrets of its construction and the hidden meaning of its overwhelming decoration.

But, Siena is also famous for its food. Ask your guide for a restaurant recommendation, and enjoy your pici with wild bore ragù, a ribollita, or some panforte.

2. San Gimignano

After lunch, you will get back in the car and your driver will take you to San Gimignano.

It was once a rich and proudly independent town, constantly in competition with the other cities in the area.

When San Gimignano was at its peak, during the Middle Ages, several wealthy families ruled the town.

In order to show their power, the aristocrats built many tall watchtowers, which are still nowadays the most impressive architectural feature of the town and created its iconic skyline.

Your guide will lead you through the picturesque alleys of the city, that offer unforgettable views of the Tuscan countryside.

You will learn about the fierce competition between the aristocrats, the political plots of Medieval Tuscany, but also of its great wine and food traditions.

San Gimignano offers great photo opportunities, and its dramatic views will create life-lasting memories.

Don’t forget to sit in one of the gorgeous squares, and spoil yourself with a spritz or a glass of local wine. That would be the perfect ending to your San Gimignano and Siena Tour.

The order of the town visited might change. 

IMPORTANT INFO!

You MUST bring an ID, a passport or a driver’s license to enter the sights.

Our standard San Gimignano and Siena Tour starts from Florence, but we can also arrange the pick-up and the drop-off in another town (the price might change)

This is the price for groups from one to six people. If you have more people in your group, please let us know and we’ll create a customized price.​​

Pricing
1250 € for 1 person
99 € per additional adult
49 € per additional kid under 18
What's included
Transportation

in a Mercedes car or van

Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel

if within the pick-up area

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