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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)

Departure Point

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!

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 "Semi independent option" does not included 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Covid-19 Mesures: A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible. All our vehicles will be deep-cleaned and disinfected before and after each service. The use of masks is mandatory; clients must bring their own mask. Alcohol gel will be available on all our vehicles. Temperature will be checked for staff and visitors. Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use. Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough; it is not necessary to print anything.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 63 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 63 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch.

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star-5
Wonderful!!
Abha_U
, Sep 2021
WE really enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide Elizabeth was great. Her instructions were clear. She took care of everyone's need and kept the tour on time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
So much in one day
Pasqualino_S
, Sep 2021
Great day . So informative and lots to see, our guide Elisabetta was great. It was a mixed tour so she had to explain things in four different languages. Loved the winery and tasting. We were exhausted because it’s a 12 hour tour but definitely worth it.
star-2
Nice tour but Needs Better tour guide
Vincent_F
, Aug 2021
Great tour with lots of potential to be great. Needs to be a bit more organized such as more time to wander in the beautiful winery after lunch and the tour guide needs to be more involved and flexible (it Rained hard the first few hours and there was no plan B or alternatives. Half the people got soaked and wet rather than waiting about an hour to let the rain calm down). I don’t even remember the tour guide’s name. He just came to say when and where to meet mostly….
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Don't waste your money
Lauren_I
, Aug 2021
I honestly want to complain to Viator this was nothing like the description! I paid for an English tour and this was not a tour. This was honestly a bus that took us to the three locations. The tour guides provided no guidance or explanations to the historical events or any information at all about the places we went. The guides only provided times that we were to meet back at the bus stops! Also, the tour was supposed to be English yet it was in French, Italian, Spanish and English so I had to listen to three other languages to then hear English. I enjoyed seeing the places but I would not at all recommend this tour and honestly feel like the whole thing was a complete rip off! No idea how this "tour" was 1- called a tour when really it was a bus that took you to the 3 places and 2 how it was rated so high. Look for a real tour that is only in your language and not have the same tour guide speak all 4 languages! That is why this tour took so long! The guide had to provide 4 different translations.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Don’t waste your time
Kristen_S
, Aug 2021
Worst trip. Do not book!!! Very rushed and poor guide. Combine multiple trips into one and multiple languages. 60+ double decker bus, not advertised during Covid. Worst experience. Just simply awful. Viator outsourced and does not provide customer service only care that the third party fully charged them and therefore they fully charged their customer. Stay away!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Kristen, First off, I would like to thank you for your feedback and apologize that the tour did not meet your expectations. We understand that this is a long day and as is clearly stated visits multiple towns in Tuscany. This tour is designed for people who do not have much time in Tuscany and would like to see as much as possible.We are truly sorry that you felt the trip was rushed. Regarding the COVID regulations, we would like to note that we are following all the government regulations regarding the number of passengers per bus, checking and enforcing the mask requirement onboard, as well as checking that everyone is vaccinated and/or has proof of a negative test. We would like to apologize as well for the fact that you were not aware that Viator uses a local operator for this tour. In this way, Viator is able to ensure the tour is provided by locals who know the area. Again, we are very sorry that this tour did not meet your expectations and we thank you for you feedback.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic guide! Constantino
Antoine_L
, Aug 2021
Contestino was a really good guide! We loved that he spoke with me in French and with my wife in Portuguese! He is passionate by his work, it is really pleasant!
star-2
Disappointed by the organisers
Vasiliki_K
, Aug 2021
The places visited were beautiful and worth visiting. But the people organising the tour are not professionals at all. I misunderstood the meeting point for departure at San Gimignano and immediately called the number they gave us to ask where the rest of the group was. Not only were they rude at the call center,but they never called back to tell me where i should go. After some minutes I saw the bus from afar leaving. I called again and after several minutes passed, the leader of the group called me back to ask where me and my mother were. They came back and instead of apologising for having left without counting the members of the group (if they even know how to count) they were rude and ironic towards us. Unacceptable!If I could ask for a refund i would do so.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are always working to improve our services and provide our customer's with the best experience. Regarding the meeting point, the tour leader repeats the meeting point and time multiple times on the bus to ensure that everyone understands. We are sorry for the miscommunication among our staff and that we came across as rude. We apologize that this tour did not meet your expectations, but we thank you for your feedback.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Vanessa_C
, Aug 2021
Great experience and well worth every penny. Highly recommend for a day trip. The wine tasting was exceptional and beautifully done as well.
star-2
Don’t trust the tour title and advertisement!
Emily
, Aug 2021
This wasn’t a complete guided tour, despite how they advertise it! We had a tour guide only for a small portion (visiting Siena) and nothing else. Also, the lunch came in a very small portion. It was a very hot day and they sat us outside; everybody ate lunch while their sweat was dripping. This was while they had enough spots available to sit us in an air conditioned room!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Emily, we are so sorry for having deceived your expectations. However, both the tour description and the included services'list clearly specify that the guided tour takes place in Siena only, while in Pisa and San Gimignano you have free time for independent sightseeing. I have just reviewed how our Tuscany tour is described on Viator and I can clearly read that in Pisa and San Gimignano there is free time only. Furthermore, during the whole day a high-qualified tour leader is at your complete disposal both during the bus transportation and on site, giving you a brief introduction to the places you are going visit as well as some useful information regarding how to make the most of your free time at each destination. Regarding the lunch, we are going to investigate, thank you for your feedback. During our Tuscany tours lunch is served at an enchanting winery located in the heart of the Chianti vineyards, and we strongly believe that the outside location is much more fascinating and picturesque than the inside one. Unfortunately you have visited our region during the hottest week of the year, and it did not help. The wine estate chosen for our Tuscany tours is fully equipped with modern fans and nebulizers and we are extremely sorry that it was not enough for you. We will high value your feeback to improve our services for future guests. This being said, we really appreciate the time you spent to write this review and we wish you all the best.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
It was a great experience
Railene
, Aug 2021
My daughter and I love it. Siena and San Gimignano were beautiful, local guide to to give us all the info we needed and a bit of time to shop.

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