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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Art, history, countryside, food. Tuscany has it all. If you only have one day free, book this Tuscany day trip from Florence to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Explore the city of Siena and the cathedral, and then take to the Chianti hills for a Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. Roam the streets of San Gimignano, and travel to Pisa to admire the architectural drama of Cathedral Square — home to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry, if you wish.
  • Tuscany 1-day sightseeing tour with spectacular countryside views
  • Enjoy a guided tour through Siena, including entry to the gothic Cathedral
  • Soak up free time to explore Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa at your own pace
  • Savor a hearty lunch with wine served at an organic wine estate in Chianti (not included in the tour option without lunch)
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa up close
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This top-rated Tuscany tour features the option to skip the long line at Pisa’s Leaning Tower.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Detailed maps of all destinations visited
3-course lunch at a wine estate (not included in the tour option without lunch)
Wine tasting (not included in the tour option without lunch)
Free time to explore the towns at your own pace
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand, just outside Santa Maria Novella train station

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Board your coach in Florence, and travel into the hills of Tuscany where the city of Siena awaits. Opt to take a guided tour of the city with a visit to Siena Cathedral to admire its renowned Gothic architecture. Or, make the most of some free time to set your own pace, and perhaps enjoy a coffee in the sun alongside the locals.

From Siena, return to the Tuscan countryside to explore the Chianti wine region. Stretch your legs with a stroll through a vineyard, olive grove and wine cellar, and refuel with a Tuscan winery lunch. As you sit surrounded by the grape vines, meet other visitors to the area and indulge in local treats such as cold cuts of meat, salad, pasta and fresh bread. Even better, a wine tasting takes place at the same time. (If the tour option without lunch is chosen, this part of the tour is not included but there will be more time spent in San Gimignano).

After lunch, journey onward to San Gimignano with its medieval towers, cobbled streets and squares. Explore the town’s historic center, cool down with a refreshing gelato and wander amid the 14 towers as you learn about their history.

Travel from San Gimignano to Pisa: your final stop of the day. Follow your guide to Cathedral Square to discover Pisa Duomo, Pisa Baptistry, the monumental cemetery (aka Camposanto) and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Return to Florence in the early evening, and finish your Tuscany tour with a drop-off at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Your guide will be holding a sign at the taxi stand right outside Santa Maria Novella train station
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Salimbeni
Learn about the world’s oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza del Campo
The site of the 600 year old Palio horserace
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duomo di Siena
A treasure chest of artworks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Centro Storico di Siena
Enjoy Siena at your own pace with free time for shopping or relaxing in an open-air cafe.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fattoria Poggio Alloro
An organic family-run wine estate – the highlight of the day! Visit the farm, enjoy an informal wine tasting lesson and a traditional Tuscan lunch with plenty of wine, in the most gorgeous location overlooking stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Take the opportunity to meet fellow travelers while feasting on fresh organic farm food of homemade pasta, cured meats (homemade prosciutto and salami), local cheeses, a real garden salad, and Tuscan biscotti.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Roam the picturesque streets and squares, browse the local shops, try an award-winning gelato and walk among the town’s famous medieval towers.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Take a close inspection of the iconic Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, we cannot accept anyone with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • It is recommended to book any rail travel from Florence after 9pm to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey
  • When the Duomo of Siena is closed for religious services, Santa Maria della Scala museum will be visited instead
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: For the Leaning Tower of Pisa children under the age of 8 are not admitted. Children between 8 and 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and held by the hand at all times while you are in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Teenagers between 13 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult while you are in the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence?
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 Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence.

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  • "Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes - it's a long day but worth every minute!" See review
  • "Prepare for a long day, but it will be worthwhile." See review
  • "Ensure to have good walking shoes, as there is a lot of walking." See review

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star-5
Best part of our Florence stay
Xavier_M
, Sep 2021
This tour made our short staff in Florence very Memorable. The tour is very organized and you get to see so many villages all in just 12 hrs. The bus rides between each location were great for resting your feet. Stephano was an amazing tour guide. He was very friendly and funny as well. Best part of my Florence trip. You must do it!!
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star-5
Wonderful tour of Tuscany
John_M
, Sep 2021
Fantastic way to see Tuscany. Stefan was excellent host and made the day very enjoyable. He was very attentive to the whole group and made it seem like private tour.
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star-5
Amazing taste of Tuscany
Taylor_W
, Sep 2021
I was really impressed with the organization of this tour. We were able to do so many things in one day (including things we hadn’t considered like visiting Sienna) without feeling like we were rushing. Our tour guide Stefano was a dream—he answered so many questions while on the bus with us, gave lots of people dinner recommendations for after the tour, and kept the tour running smoothly. For those considering this tour, this will be a long day—the bus left at 8am and returned at 9pm.
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star-5
Excellent tour with great vineyard lunch
Cristian
, Sep 2021
Stefano was a great guide. Everywhere we went felt unique and interesting thanks to him. The highlight had to be the lunch at the vineyard. Stunning views and excellent food. If you only have one chance at exploring Tuscany, make this tour a priority.
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Not recommended
Matthew_B
, Sep 2021
The guide was absolutely terrible and openly hostile to us, me and my mother, during the tour. He was in many ways unprofessional. First off, I messaged the tour company early on because the meeting place was not the meeting place. They had us walk 15 minutes. They say it was 8 minutes, it was not. I was concerned because I was taking my mother, who is older. I received a message back from the tour company that admonished me for taking my “elderly” mother as they put it, which is pretty insulting. When they told me that they expressed concern to the guide. He became openly hostile and singled us out on multiple occasions. Never once asked my mother if it was too much. Actually despite the tour company saying he would, the guide never once checked in with us. Was much more concerned with himself and hearing himself talk. Also after he knew i had expressed concern about the walking, we had a stunning detour that went up many hills. Maybe this tour company doesn’t care if someone gets hurt. Clearly they didn’t care about us. In fact, the guide seemed to genuinely enjoy people struggling. Speaking of guest concern, they did not once ask for our green passes, not once. Asked us to sign a waiver at 4:45pm, the tour started at 8am. So I’m not sure what they would have done if someone said they didn’t have it. Leave them in San Gimignano? The guide also stated this was done to not delay the tour. So I guess that is more important than safety. Some people they didn’t even ask them to sign the form until on the way back. I’m not even sure that’s allowed in Italy. I can’t believe they’ve been doing this for 15 years. The guide was obnoxious and condescending to the group. And maybe him and the driver shouldn’t be hard selling 1 euro bottles of water. Also the guide made us wait 15 extra minutes at the end to cater to a group that decided to stay in Pisa. He had to hand walk them to a taxi. This was an adult couple with an adult child. Then tried to shame the group for not caring about this group. He went out of his way for this group of people but no accommodation or empathy for anyone else. Poorly planned and extremely poorly executed. The guy had an excuse for everything. Guide was Alessandro, since he was so concerned about our departure we arrived after 9:45pm. Left us stranded on a median and said it was unlikely to get a taxi at this time. Hustled for tips though
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star-5
Wonderful experience
Marci_H
, Sep 2021
This tour was a great experience...from Sarah (our very knowledgeable tour guide), to the stunning views and historical cities, to the opportunity to visit with our fellow tourists over lunch with wine. Also, the bus was very clean, comfortable and operated by an excellent driver. My only advice is to wear good shoes - there are hills and steps to walk. This is inevitable in these ancient towns built in the hills of Tuscany. I enjoyed learning the history and the advice on things to do in each town.
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Perfect day trip to sample Tuscany
Frank
, Sep 2021
Great day trip from Florence to see some of the best sights!! Totally smooth and stress free with a great tour guide, Alessandro, and driver, Ricardo. Highly recommended!!!!!!
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Views for days and delicious lunch
Haley_S
, Sep 2021
Incredible experience! Perfect way to see all the little towns. Definitely add the lunch. It was an incredible experience and one of the best meals I had here. They don’t skimp on the details! Oh plus so many amazing photo spots.
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Must do this!
Carol_R
, Sep 2021
You have to do the farm lunch with the wine tastings- the views of Tuscany are amazing. Siena was beautiful and we had a local tour guide there . Very interesting. Allessandro was so passionate and knowledgeable. We had a group of about 23 and he made sure each and every one of us got personal attention. Allessandro kept us organized, educated and made for one of my favorite tours in Italy. Roberto our driver managed slim winding hill roads and kept us safe and comfortable. Don’t hesitate to book this 12 hour day. It’s wonderful.
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Perfect 1-day tour
Volker
, Sep 2021
This was just a perfect 1-day trip from Florence. Nicely packed with Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. Enough time to stroll around in each place. Great lunch with wine tasting at the farm (not to be missed). With Stefano we had a great guide who was not only knowledgeable, but also passionate about the places and their history. In short: a perfect day.
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