Day Trips From Siena

Tuscany-Siena.

Tuscany one of the most popular regions to visit in all Italy has it all, natural beauty, history, culture and outstanding food and wine
Siena is a truly beautiful medieval city with lots of charm and wonderful cobblestone alleyways and streets that take you to the heart of the city and the Piazza del Campo where famous Palio horse race takes place twice each summer.

There are many options for a day trip from Siena. The Montepulciano and Brunello wineries as the Chianti wineries are easily done from Siena. Spend the day enjoying different landscapes and tasting wines and specialties of Tuscany. Visit the beautiful cities of Cortona, Arezzo or San Gimignano.

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Private San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and San Galgano Abbey Tour

San Galgano Abbey - Interior
San Gimignano - La Collegiata - InteriorSan Galgano Abbey - ExteriorMonteriggioni - PanoramaMonteriggioni - Piazza RomaSan Gimignano - view from the topSan Gimignano - view

From: $88.46

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a full day excursion. Enjoy this fantastic journey and discover two beautiful medieval towns in TuscanySan Gimignano and Monteriggioni, and the Abbey of San Galgano.

Your first stop will be the beautiful San Gimignano. The town’s fourteen medieval towers are visible from a great distance, giving the hilltop settlement a remarkable and unforgettable skyline. San Gimignano is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Tuscany, boasting beautiful buildings such as churches and palazzos. You will have time to discover this gorgeous city on your own. We suggest to visit the wonderfully preserved main square called the Piazza della Cisterna, and the 13th century Palazzo del Popolo, San Gimignano’s town hall. Both the plaza and the Palazzo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the many churches present in San Gimignano we recommend a visit to the two biggest ones: the Collegiata in the Piazza del Duomo and the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino. Both churches contain beautiful frescoes and other important artworks. After your tour try one of the delicious restaurant of the city where you can taste the mouth-watering local cuisine!

Next you will visit the enchanting medieval village of Monteriggioni. Here you will have time to visit the city on your own. We suggest to walk around the distinctive circular walls that surround the village; to visit Piazza Roma with its Romanesque church and Renaissance Palaces. Later you will continue your tour with the visit of the unique ruins of the San Galgano Abbey.

At the end of the visit you will return back to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of San Gimignano

– Independent visit of Monteriggioni

– Independent visit of San Galgano Abbey

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– San Gimignano

– La Collegiata Duomo of San Gimignano

– Monteriggioni

– San Galgano Abbey

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Tuscany Cooking Class Tour from Siena

Greve in Chianti - Landscape
Greve in Chianti - PanoramaGreve in Chianti - Piazza Giacomo MatteottiMontefioralle - PanoramaTuscany - Chianti - panoramaChianti - TuscanySiena - Chianti vinerayds

From: $202.54

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

meeting point

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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Your Private Tuscany Cooking Class Tour will take you on a charming journey to discover the beautiful Chianti Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a full day excursion.

Let your journey start immediately enjoying the lovely views from the car: admire the gorgeous countryside!

Your first stop will be at a typical Tuscan Restaurant. Here you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan dishes! Your culinary experience will start with a local chef that will share with you his/ her personal techniques; enjoy this unique chance in an intimate, comfortable and casual setting. You will create, “from scratch”, an appetizer, a pasta, a main course and a dessert. You will be cooking in the actual kitchen of the restaurant. Each class starts in the morning and ends around lunch time so you will enjoy your creations, each one shared with a selected wine from their vast cellar.

After lunch your journey through this unique region will continue and bring you to visit two little gems: Greve in Chianti and Montefioralle. These two villages will surprise you with their historical and beautiful city centers. You will find traces of middle age architectures, Romanesque and Gothic Churches, Renaissance Palaces. Visit both towns on your own, discover the authentic Chianti Region!

At the end of your full day excursion meet your driver again to return to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of Greve in Chianti

– Independent visit of Montefioralle

– Cooking Class ( 2 Hours )

– Lunch

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Tuscany landscapes

– Chianti Hills

– Greve in Chianti

– Montefioralle

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Private Assisi Tour from Siena

Assisi - Basilica St Francis - Night view
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From: $129.20

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

08:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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Your private driver will pick you up in the morning to bring you on a charming full day excursion to Assisi.

Your journey will start immediately while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car. Leaving Siena you will head to the south and soon enjoy the breath-taking opulence of the Umbria region countryside!

Upon your arrival in Assisi you will meet our local guide that will help you to discover the unique Basilica of St. Francesco. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. It is composed of two Churches, The Upper and Lower ones, and a Crypt where the vestiges of the Saint are still preserved.

After the guided tour you will have free time to wonder around Assisi by yourself. Enjoy a meal in one of the characteristic restaurants of the city and explore the many attractions that Assisi offers.

We suggest you to visit the Basilica of St. Clare and its Piazza from which you can admire the Umbra Valley. Walk through Corso Mazzini where you can enjoy many medieval buildings and the Temple of Minerva. There is also the opportunity to visit the Roman Forum right below the piazza. If you are interested in artisan shops Via San Francesco is the right place for you. Pass by Piazza del Comune where you can admire beautiful examples of medieval Palaces and a 16th century fountain. From here take Via San Rufino that will bring you to the gorgeous Cathedral of St. Rufino.

At the end of your tour meet your driver again to return to your accommodations in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Tour of Saint Francis Basilica’s  with local guide (2.5 hours)

– Headset

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Assisi

– Basilica of Saint Francis

– Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churchs. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Tuscany Food and Wine Tour from Siena

Panzano - Landscape
Panzano - PanoramaPanzano - Church of Santa Maria - ExteriorMontefioralle - PanoramaGreve in Chianti - PanoramaGreve in Chianti - LandscapeTuscany - Chianti - panorama

From: $174.60

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your private Tuscany Food and Wine Tour will take you on a charming journey to discover the beautiful ancient and scenic Chianti Wine Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a full day excursion.

The journey will start immediately while you enjoy the delightful views from the car: Tuscany countryside is well known around the world for its beauty!

The Chianti Classico Region is considered one of the oldest wine regions in the world, its oldest wines dating back to the 13th century. That said the Canaiolo grape used in Chianti wines is older than the Romans and was in fact referred to as the Etruscan Grape. As you make your way through the lush countryside, you will be able to see many wonderful medieval castles that hark back to ages past, making it seem as though you are travelling back in time.

Your first stop will bring you to discover two little gems: Greve in Chianti and Montefioralle. These two villages will surprise you with their historical and beautiful city centers. You will find traces of middle age architectures, Romanesque and Gothic Churches, Renaissance Palaces. Visit both towns on your own, discover the authentic Chianti Region!

After the excursions your private driver will bring you to visit a local wine estate. You will be taken on a tour of the vineyards, the cellars and the elegant Italian garden of this beautiful corner of the Chianti.  At the end of the visit you will finally enjoy a three courses lunch match with a wine tasting of 3 local wines!

Next you will visit another beautiful little Tuscan town: Panzano. This village located halfway between Florence and Siena will enchant you with its architectures and its charming little streets. Discover it on your own; visit the remains of its ancient castle and the many beautiful churches, in particular the unique Pieve San Leolino.

Meet again your driver to continue you wine tour: it is now time to visit a wine estate in Gaiole in Chianti! Here after a tour of the vineyards and the cellars you will taste three local wine.

After the tasting your driver will bring you back to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of Greve in Chianti

– Independent visit of Montefioralle

– Independent visit of Panzano and Pieve San Leolino

– Lunch and Wine Tasting

– Wine Tasting

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Tuscany landscapes

– Chianti Hills

– Greve in Chianti

– Montefioralle

-Panzano

-Pieve San Leolino

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Private Siena walking tour

Siena - Duomo - side view
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From: $34.92

TOUR DURATION

3 Hours

START TIME

09:00 AM

11:00 AM

02:00 PM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

San Domenico Church , more details at booking

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Your Private Siena Walking Tour will begin with a visit to the Basilica of San Domenico, a 13th century Gothic church much frequented for its venerated relics of Saint Catherine, patron saint of Italy and Europe.

Your tour will continue to the Banca Monte dei Paschi, a magnificent palace-like bank that was founded in 1472; it is considered to be the oldest surviving bank in Europe and is in fact still active.

From here, your guide will walk you to the nearby Piazza del Campo, a shell-shaped square that is the undoubted center of Siena’s vibrant city life. As your guide will explain, this is where the famed and exhilarating Palio horse race takes place twice a year. Ten representatives from the seventeen districts of Siena will ride bareback around the Piazza at breakneck speeds for the chance to win the Palio.

Following a brief stop at the Palazzo Chigi-Saracini, which houses the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, you will arrive at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, also known as the Duomo di Siena. This marvelous medieval cathedral made of white marble is one of Siena’s most impressive architectural wonders, a mixture of Classical, French Gothic and Tuscan Romanesque styles.

From here you will be free to continue to explore on your own this wonderful city!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert local guide at disposal

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Siena historical city centre

– Piazza del Campo

– San Domenico Church

– Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in Churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.

Departure point:

San Domenico church

Duration:

3 hours

Return details:

Duomo di Siena

Private Chianti Wine Tour from Siena

Chianti - vigneti
Siena - Chianti LandscapesTuscany - Chianti - houseTuscany - Chianti - panoramaTuscany - Chianti - viewSiena - Chianti - Wine Tasting  CapannelleChianti - Tuscany

From: $93.12

tour duration

4 Hours

start time

09:30 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

meeting point

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your private Chianti Wine Tour will take you on a charming journey to discover the beautiful ancient and scenic Chianti Wine Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a half day excursion. The journey will start immediately while you enjoy the delightful views from the car: Tuscany countryside is well known around the world for its beauty!

The Chianti Classico Region is considered one of the oldest wine regions in the world, its oldest wines dating back to the 13th century. That said the Canaiolo grape used in Chianti wines is older than the Romans and was in fact referred to as the Etruscan Grape.

As you make your way through the lush countryside, you will be able to see many wonderful medieval castles that hark back to ages past, making it seem as though you are travelling back in time. Your first stop will be in the small village of Greve in Chianti. Here you will have time to discover the charming historical city center on your own. After the excursion of Greve your private driver will bring you to visit a local wine estate. You will be taken on a tour of the vineyards, the cellars and the elegant Italian garden of this beautiful corner of the Chianti.  At the end of the visit you will finally enjoy a wine tasting of 3 local wines match with a mouth-watering olive oil and local cheese tagliere!

After the tasting meet your driver again to return to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of Greve in Chianti

– Visit of local wine estate (Vineyards, Cellars and Gardens)

– Tasting of 3 local wines

– Tasting of Olive oil and local cheese

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Tuscany landscapes

– Chianti Hills

– Greve in Chianti

– Wine tasting

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
4 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Private Montalcino & Brunello Wine Tour

Siena- Landscape
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From: $87.30

TOUR DURATION

4 Hours

START TIME

09:00 AM

02:00 PM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

Pick up at your Hotel, more details at booking

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Your driver will meet you at your hotel to take you on your full day excursion to the medieval town of Montalcino, travelling through the land that produces the fine Brunello wine.

You will be driven via Brunello Road, then through the dusty and narrow wandering roads that disappear from view amidst the meandering clay hills of Siena. Old farmhouses surrounded by ancient Cyprus trees stand as a testimonial to an agricultural past. Before arriving to Montalcino, you will make a brief stop to visit the Siena Clay Hills, a strange moon-like landscape that is the subject of many photos and artworks in Tuscany.

Continue to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, an impressive monastery whose true origins are wrapped in mystery. Discover its fascinating architecture and religious treasures, and even assist with the Gregorian Melodies. Get back to your driver to finally reach Montalcino, a charming fortified hilltop town best known for its medieval architecture and production of the prestigious Brunello wine. This wine is a medium bodied dark red with a fruity aroma and dark, peppery notes. You will have the opportunity to visit one of Montalcino’s famous wineries where you will enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by local cheeses and cold cuts.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Visit of Abbey of St Antimo

– Visit of Montalcino

– Wine  Tasting and snack in a local wine estate

-Wine tasting of Brunello wine, Altero wine  and Madre wine

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Montalcino

– Val d’Orcia

– Abbey of St Antimo

– Visit of local Brunello vineyard and cellars

– Brunello wine tasting and other two local wines

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in Churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
4 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Private Montepulciano & Nobile Wine Tour

Montepulciano - piazza
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From: $87.30

 

TOUR DURATION

4 Hours

START TIME

09:00 AM & 02:00 PM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

MEETING POINT

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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Your driver will meet you at your hotel to take you on your full day excursion to the medieval town of Montepulciano.

Montepulciano, an ancient fortified town residing at the top of a large hill, is famous for both its beautiful architecture and its delicious wine. Its antique taverns and cafes are, to this day, meeting places for various artists from all over the world. Its atmosphere is steeped in a rich history and tradition while its churches and palaces protect a wealth of artworks from masters of ages past.

This charming town is also the home of the distinguished Vino Nobile, one of Italy’s most prized wines. It is a dark red wine with a fruity aroma, reminiscent of cherries and plums, and a medium body. Walking along the narrow streets or main roads of Montepulciano, you will quite likely be able to catch its delicate aroma wafting from a wine shop or restaurant.

After some time spent exploring the town, you will be able to experience the true character of the region through a tour of a local winery. This tour will end with a wine tasting at Cantine Gattavecchi, one of the oldest cellars of Montepulciano. During the tasting, you will be offered two local wines and will be also be served some local cheese and cold cuts.

Your driver will return you to your hotel at the end of the excursion.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Visit of Montepulciano

– Wine tasting and light lunch at Cantine Gattavecchi

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Tuscany countryside

– Montepulciano

– Visit of Cantine Gattavecchi

– Vine tasting of Nobile Wine

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in Churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
4 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation