private tour

Private tour to San Gimignano and Volterra

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450.00
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Itinerary

Breath the medieval atmosphere in San Gimignano and Volterra

Start your perfect journey into the fascinating Tuscan towns right from your accommodation in Florence. A perfect day to discover the Tuscan gems of narrow roads, ancient palaces and local artisan boutiques.

SAN GIMIGNANO

Reach one of the finest hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany: San Gimignano, famous for its ancient towers.

An 11th-century town rising 334 meters above Elsa Valley along Via Francigena, one of the most famous and ancient roads traders and pilgrims used to reach Rome.

See the towers of San Gimignano

Walk through narrow, full of life streets where time seems to have stopped to maintain the centuries-old beauty of San Gimignano and the splendid views over the surrounding valley.

A small medieval town in Tuscany famous for its splendid skyline made up of the remaining 13 towers (once were 72, one for each wealthy family!).

Visit the Duomo and medieval palazzi

Climb a medieval tower and admire amazing panoramas over the valley. Visit the Duomo, the romantic simplicity of the 12th century hides the interior magnificence.

Admire ‘Palazzo del Popolo’, ‘Palazzo Nuovo del Podestà’ now the town hall, S. Agostino Church, the Museum of Holy Relics and the infamous Museum of Torture which displays early instruments of torture.

Tuscan artisan shops and Vernaccia wine

Wander up and down the main street in San Gimignano and go in and out of the numerous artisan shops. The ceramics are beautiful here and there are also places for buying leather goods and linens.

Relax in a wine bar with a glass of famous Vernaccia white wine from San Gimignano and enjoy the most beautiful views over the Tuscan slopes.

VOLTERRA

Continue your perfect Tuscan day through unforgettable roads to reach Volterra, an authentic medieval town partly surrounded by ancient walls from the 4th century BC.

Breath history, arts and centuries-old unforgettable beauty.

Discover Volterra

See the Cathedral, Palazzo dei Priori, the Roman Theater, and the remains of the Etruscan acropolis. Enjoy the most amazing views you may never forget.

Souvenirs and alabaster

Taste typical products, wander in the small artisan shops to find local souvenirs of your holiday in Tuscany.

Especially stone alabaster products for which Volterra is also famous all over the world.

 

 

Your journey to San Gimignano and Volterra ends with a drive back to your accommodation through the beautiful landscapes of the Tuscan countryside. So relax and enjoy the ride!

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Can we reserve a local guide directly on-site, on the day?
Unfortunately, no! If you’d like to add this optional service you must book it at the time of reservation, or at least a few days in advance.

 

 

Is this tour accessible for people with disability?
Yes, it is! We can accommodate people with reduced mobility and foldable wheelchair/scooters users.
Please note: it is mandatory to specify each specific need at the time of booking and in case of wheelchair/scooters, the exact dimensions to be sure they can fit in the trunk of the vehicle.

 

 

How much walking is involved on this Private Tour to San Gimignano and Volterra?
It is totally up to you. Our vehicles have special permits/licenses to circulate almost everywhere (pedestrian areas included). Obviously, the best way to enjoy the visit of the historic city centers is by walking. Being a private service, you are free to decide your own pace, with no rush.

 

 

Are the entrance fees included in the price?
The entrance fees for attractions are not included in the price. Your driver can give you all the info to buy the admission tickets on-site.
Keep in mind that normally in Italy, to enter religious sites it is mandatory to have shoulders and knees covered.

 

 

Is a wine tour/tasting included?
No, this tour doesn’t include a visit to a winery. However, if you are interested in a wine tasting let us know at the time of booking or ask your driver at the beginning of the day.

 

 

Are meals included?
Meals are not included on this tour. Your driver can give you suggestions according to your tastes.

 

 

You may find additional info on our FAQs page, in the Private Tours section.

Free date changes

You can change your service date for free, as much as you want.

Credit for future tours

If you don’t know when you’ll be able to travel, you can convert your existing payments to credit, and use it whenever you want.

Gift or transfer

You can transfer your credit to a friend or family member, at no extra cost.

Free Cancellation

– Up to 24 hours in advance for Small Group Tours.
– Up to 72 hours in advance for for Private Tours & Transfers.

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