San Gimignano and Chianti shared, full-day wine and sightseeing tour

San Gimignano and Chianti tour details and itinerary

You will be picked up at the designated meeting point in Florence and we'll set out for San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque and intact mediaeval hill towns in Tuscany. San Gimignano is built mainly of brick and has 14 tower houses, and is enclosed within an outer wall that has five gates. On the way to San Gimignano we will visit a Chianti winery for a wine tasting.

During our drive to San Gimignano, we’ll admire the gorgeous landscape with vineyards, producing the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG white wine, olive groves, cypress trees, fields of sunflowers and poppies.
San Gimignano, Tuscany
Tuscan vineyards with San Gimignano in the background
We’ll visit the Piazza della Cisterna, the Fortress with its amazing view over the countryside and the towers, the Palazzo del Popolo and its picture gallery, the beautiful lane known as the Via degli Innocenti with incredible view over the town. There will be time for a stroll through the centre of town where you can shop at the local stores.

This is the programme for the day:
• 10.00 a.m. Departure from Florence.
• 10:30 a.m. Arrival at a small family-owned winery and visit the vineyard and cellar.
• 1.00 p.m. Light lunch in the country at an old farm house. This lunch is based around home-made saffron-flavoured items, including saffron-flavoured gelato, accompanied by the appropriate aromatic wines, San Gimignano being famous for Tuscan saffron.
• 2:45 p.m. Visit to the town of San Gimignano where you will also have a little time to shop for local products.
• 4.30 p.m. Return to Florence at approx. 5/6 p.m.
Shared Tour Price 170 euros per person
Minimum 4 persons
Meet/DepartPiazza dei Cavalleggeri, Florence
What time does the tour start?At 9.15 a.m.
What time does the tour end?At 5-6 p.m.
Included in the price
Minibus transport, tickets for parking, light lunch, 1 wine tasting