The Best of Tuscany Tour

If you book your next holiday in one of the apartments we promote in Florence or nearby, we can support you by reserving a full-day tour.

This time we talk about the Best of Tuscany Tour, which is a full-day guided coach trip from Florence!

Following is the program proposed for you :

  • Visit Siena

View Siena through the eyes of a local as you join a guided walking tour through the medieval city made up of yellow-ochre buildings, terracotta rooftops and green shutters. Learn about the world’s oldest bank, see and take shots of Piazza del Campo, the site of the 600 year old Palio horserace and admire the interior of the Duomo, a treasure chest of artworks. But also… enjoy Siena at your own pace with free time for shopping or relaxing somewhere.

  • A tuscan lunch at a Chianti vineyard

Next visit an organic family run wine estate. 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. Meet fellow travellers 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 (cantucci).

  • San Gimignano

After lunch you visit the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano where you have free time to roam the cobble stone streets and small squares, browse the local shops, try a delicious gelato and walk among the town’s famous medieval towers.

  • Scenic country drive and Pisa

A scenic drive through classic Tuscan countryside will take you to your final stop, Pisa. Nice location to take a close inspection of the Leaning Tower, visit the Cathedral or the Baptistery. A brief tour of the historic heart of Pisa will show you another side of the city.

This beautiful Tour includes :

  • A professional guide during all day
  • Entry fees of Siena’s Duomo (or in alternative Santa Maria della Scala museum)
  • Free time to explore the towns by yourself
  • Farmhouse lunch served at an organic winery and farm
  • Wine tasting of four wines including Chianti, Vernaccia and Tuscan dessert wine, Vin Santo
  • Many chats and all the information you may need
  • For those who want to experience climbing the Leaning Tower, it is possible to provide the tickets (NOT included)

What to do in Florence : things to do and restaurant tips

Have you ever been in Florence and, if so, in which Season?

Florence is one of those cities you can visit all year round (except perhaps for months very hot in Summer or cool at the beginning of the year)…

During the year you can participate at many events, Fairs and Festival, concerts, theather, sport and football matches.

Among the many things to do in Florence we suggest in particular :

  • Visit some of the famous museums (Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, Bargello, Palazzo della Signoria, Silver Museum, etc)
  • Walking tours
  • Visit the House of Dante
  • Visit the Dome, Brunelleschi’s Dome and the bell tower
  • Photoshooting in famous spots like Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Garden or Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Biking or Segway tours
  • Guided tours to the Galileo Galilei Museum or Synagogue
  • Guided tour to the Opium of semi-precious stones
  • Guided tour to the Perfume Workshop of Santa Maria Novella
  • Boat trip¬† : available from end of April up to September to sail on the Arno with “renaioli”
  • Ice-cream tasting
  • Wine tasting tours in Chianti
  • Olive oil tasting tours with chance of shopping and delivery
  • Tuscan Cooking classes
  • Truffle experience : looking for truffles in Tuscany
  • Guided tours of Florentine crafts : discovering ancient craft of the florentine tradition
  • Best of Tuscany (daily trip to the main cities in Tuscany with a superb lunch pause at a Farmhouse)
  • Horse riding

Delicious “Happy hours” wait for you around the historic centre, where you can order a drink and enjoy a great buffet dinner… all of this at reasonable rates!

From Florence you can visit many other cities of Tuscany, both by train or car with no stress : Fiesole, Chianti, Pisa and Lucca, Livorno, Siena and San Gimignano, Arezzo, Cortona, Volterra and much more…

Or you can move forward and organize your daily trip, spending more or less a couple of hours by train or car, to amazing locations like Cinque Terre, Rimini, Milano and… why not? Venice with its isles…

Are you starving? No problem… Following are some of our restaurants and pubs tips :

  • Mercato Centrale (great for a snack or dinner together with friends)
  • Mercato di San Lorenzo
  • Gelateria Vivoli, for the best ice-cream experience
  • Golden View Open Bar, if you want to take some pics to Ponte Vecchio while you’re eating a florentine steak
  • Mosto Dolce, a special Beer house with delicious fast dishes and snacks
  • Il Latini, if you’re ready to taste the best florentine steak
  • Nerone, for a very nice florentine trattoria
  • Vecchio Carlino, good both for a tagliata beef or pizza

We think we should end this list before you die… so, what else?

We Look forward to welcoming you in Florence, remaining in the meantime at disposal for more information

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