Small Group Tour

Small group day trip from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside

Key Details

  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Departure Time: 8.00AM
  • Language: English
  • Tour Type: Small Group Tour
  • Departure Location: Florence
  • Availability:View Calendar

Do This Because

  • SMALL GROUP - MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS (OR LESS): No crowds, No rush, and more personalized experience
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Explore the beautiful medieval city of Siena on a guided walking tour
  • Visit the interior of the magnificent Cathedral (optional)
  • Enjoy a typical Tuscan light lunch, accompanied by excellent wines, at a family-owned estate
  • Admire the scenic Tuscan countryside and its amazing views (vineyards, rolling hills, olive trees)
  • Conclude your day relaxing in hilltop San Gimignano
  • Tour is in English only; you will not listen to the same things in 3 or more different languages

What To Expect

Enjoy the high quality of this small group tour; the perfect mix of art, history, landscapes, food and wine, with the top in terms of comfort, relax and attention that you can get only with a real small group. Depart from Florence, see the highlights of Siena on a guided walking tour, admire the marvelous Tuscan landscape, taste genuine Tuscan food paired with great wines, and finish your day relaxing in the hill top village of San Gimignano.
A full day to experience firsthand some of Tuscany's most breathtaking towns, where amazing views are around every corner


Full Description

Meet your new travel companions in Florence and start to enjoy this small group tour to experience the real essence of Tuscany and understand why the Tuscan region is so famous all over the world. After approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive through the amazing Tuscan countryside, you will reach the heart of Siena
Discover Siena, Tuscany's second most important art city. Your guide will take you on a walk through the town's picturesque narrow streets. See the highlights of Siena, including one of the most beautiful square of Italy, the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, a brick-paved square where the famous Palio horserace is held, twice a year, the interior of the magnificent Cathedral (entrance fees included), etc. After the guided tour, you'll have some free time to enjoy Siena at your own pace, and shop around or have an Italian coffe (espresso).
On the way to San Gimignano, admire the unique Tuscan landscape, driving through marvelous postcard views, surrounded by olive trees, vines and old stone buildings.
Next stop is at a family owned wine estate located in the typical Tuscan landscape and with amazing views of vines and olive trees. Here you will have time to relax and enjoy a proper Tuscan lunch that gives you a taste of country hospitality. The menu includes assorted cold cuts, cured ham, salami, cheeses, bruschetta, pasta, or soup, salad, dessert and coffee, accompanied by the winery's own excellent wine, olive oil and vin santo (sweet dessert wine).
After lunch, we will reach San Gimignano, where you will finish your day in complete relax. Famous for its splendid skyline of tall Medieval towers, here you will have free time to explore the main street full of typical shops, have a look at the "Collegiata" (main church), or enjoy a gelato!
In the afternoon return back to Florence.


    Prices for small group tours are per person
    - Adult - Euro 129.00
    - Child (4-12) - Euro 79.00
    - Infant (0-3) - Free (must seat on parent’s lap)

What's Included

  • SMALL GROUP - MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS (OR LESS): No crowds, No rush, and more personalized experience
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Roundtrip transportation by AC & fully equipped vehicle with free wi-fi on board
  • A professional and informative English speaking tour guide
  • Guided walking tour of Siena highlights
  • Entrance fees and guided visit to Siena Cathedral (if option selected)
  • Free time to enjoy Siena on your own
  • Delicious lunch with assorted cold cuts, cured ham, salami, cheeses, bruschetta, pasta, or soup, salad, dessert, coffee, 3/4 different wines, olive oil and Vin Santo (sweet dessert wine).
  • Drive through the marvellous Tuscan countryside
  • Free time to visit San Gimignano at your own pace

What's Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Gratuities (optional and entirely at the client's discretion)

Where And When

We cannot hold the tour for late arrivals, it would be disrespectful to other guests. Please check the directions, in advance, and if you need further info, ask us as soon as possible, and not at the last minute, as it could be too late to join the tour. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refunds will not be issued. It is not possible to join the group after it has started. Arrive at the right check-in time, or a few minutes earlier, is the best way to enjoy the experience from the beginning, maintaining the good mood of the group.

Piazzale Montelungo (Montelungo Square), at the bottom of the highest red-brick building, opposite to the parking lot.
It takes approx. 8 minutes by walk, from the Florence SMN Train Station.
If you are not familiar with the area, allow plenty of time.

(late arrivals are considered as a no-show)

Please click the link below for detailed directions

At the check-in time, your guide will hold a sign with TUSCAN GEMS on it.
If you arrive in advance (good idea) and you cannot recognize your guide, do not panic, your guide will be there at 7:45am.

6:00pm (approx.)
However, if you have to reserve other activities, train tickets, restaurants, etc., allow plenty of time because we cannot predict delays due to heavy traffic or unforeseen circumstances

We remain at your complete disposal for any further info/clarification you may need, and we wish to offer you a memorable experience

Things To Note

Language: tour is in English only; no confusion with multiple languages.
Group size: tour runs with minimum 6 and max 25 participants.
(in the rare event, the minimum is not reached, we will contact you in advance, so if our alternatives don't fit your schedule, we refund you fully and you'll have plenty of time to find suitable options
Group tour: this is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the regular pace of the group. If you have limited mobility, please consider our private version of the tour, for your best enjoyment
Activity level: easy/average: moderate walking ad a few stairs, however due to uneven surfaces and stairs the tour is not suitable for people with wheelchair
What to wear: tour runs rain or shine, please dress accordingly
Driving time: Florence to Siena approx. 1.5 hour - Siena to San Gimignano approx. 45 mins - San Gimignano to Florence approx. 1 hour and 15 mins
Sightseeing time: Siena approx. 3 hours – Stop for lunch approx. 1.5 hour - San Gimignano approx. 1.5 hour
Siena Cathedral: it is not accessible for guided tours, on Sundays (due to the Mass) or during celebrations
Allergy friendly: vegetarian and gluten free can be catered for, upon request at time of booking
Return Place/Time: The tour ends at the same place of departure, normally around 6:00pm. The exact return time depends on traffic, so in case you need to reserve other activities, train tickets, dinners, etc., we highly recommend to allow plenty of time.

Small group day trip from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside

From 129.00 Have a question? CONTACT_NUM_FORMATTED
Duration 10 hours (approx.)
Small group day trip from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside
Start Date
End Date