Three hundred years ago, aristocratic and noble young men from Europe began taking a trek through Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. The Grand Tour.
Similarly, today you will have the chance of discovering the best of Tuscany with the exclusivity of this small-group Grand tour. A full day experience to discover Tuscany, with its different dimensions, landscapes, ancient towns, art masterpieces and food and wine traditions. A magnificent journey through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, exploring marvellous towns such as Siena and San Gimignano, gazing in awe at the world-renowned Pisa Leaning Tower, savouring typical Tuscan food on a delicious lunch and tasting some great Chianti wines at a prestigious winery, discovering fascinating Lucca.
A comfortable minivan with A/C will be your vessel through gorgeous Tuscan landscapes throughout the day. Gentle Chianti hills framed by cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves, little hilltop ancient villages, wine estates, the fertile plain reaching Pisa, will all fill your eyes with beauty during the transfers.
The small-group and the personalized attention of our professional tour leader will provide a high-quality experience like no other.
In the ancient times, there was only one city in Tuscany that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties: Siena.
Starting from Florence, you will be taken to Siena by an English speaking driver and tour leader. Here you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the ancient town that will let you discover also Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. During the visit in Siena you will also have the opportunity to have a surprise tasting of a typical product.
The journey continues to San Gimignano, renowned for its "medieval skyscrapers", high walls and narrow streets that typify most peoples image of a Tuscan hill town. San Gimignano is unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline.
After some free time in San Gimignano, you will reach a prestigious Chianti ancient winery. This noble Villa, with its medieval tower, will be the ideal setting for a relaxed break during the day, letting you savour a delicious Tuscan lunch and taste some great Chianti wines, while learning about wine production and visiting their cellars.
Relax with beautiful views from the window while you reach Pisa and explore its famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square), a magnificent space with the incredible cathedral and baptistry, all dominated by the world-renowned Leaning Tower and its unique and dramatic elegance (please note that the tower tickets are not included as the usually-long lines to climb the tower would not make this visit possible: clients will have the chance to buy them directly in Pisa if they want and the line is short).
The next stop will be Lucca, a fascinating walled town rich in history and art, where you will visit the main locations and then enjoy a relaxed aperitivo in the unique Piazza dell'Anfiteatro (Amphitheatre Square).
The final drive will take you back to Florence, leaving you with your eyes, mind and heart filled by the infinite discoveries of this incredible journey: the Tuscany Grand Tour.
EVERY DAY at 8AM
Approx. 12 hours
ALL YEAR ROUND
Price Notes: From EUR 189 (adults) students 10% disc. / children 6-12 50% disc. / children 0-5 FREE
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
We suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!)
This tour runs rain or shine.