The Pisa Baptistery with the Duomo and Leaning Tower in the background
The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo on a sunny day
The streets of San Gimignano through an arch
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Day Trip: Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano with Artisan Produce Sampling

4.96
(125 Reviews)
12 h.
English
25
Sun, Mon, Fri & Sat
08:00

  • Wander through the Square of Miracles in Pisa and see the world-famous leaning tower
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Pisa Duomo
  • Our English-speaking Tour Leader will be with the tour from start to finish
  • Visit Siena, home of the Piazza del Campo, where they hold horse races in the street
  • Learn more with a local guide in Siena and Skip-the-Line Access to the Duomo
  • Wander the winding streets of the World Heritage town of San Gimignano
  • Enjoy a free glass of famous Tuscan wine and some wild boar salami
  • Travel in privacy in our comfortable air-conditioned coach

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking leader available throughout the tour
  • A local guide will take you around Siena
  • Complimentary local wine from the area
  • Skip-The-Line Access and a ticket into Siena Duomo (Except Sundays)
  • Skip the line Access and a ticket into Pisa Duomo
  • Small groups of 25 people or less for an intimate experience
  • Private and comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you never miss a thing

 

Sites Visited

  • Town of Pisa
  • Town of Siena
  • Town of San Gimignano
  • Siena Cathedral
  • Pisa Cathedral

Your day trip from Florence begins at Piazza dell'Unità Italiana. Here you will meet your group and follow your English-speaking Tour Leader aboard your bus. Your air-conditioned coach will glide through the Tuscan countryside in the direction of the World Heritage town of Siena. On route, your guide will fill you in on the history of the city and its famous street horse race which has been held since the 17th century. This fascinating local tradition is driven by highly competitive local neighborhoods who compete against each other to win the race. It is one of the few races in the world where it is legal to hinder your opponent! A local guide in Siena will cover the intrigue behind the race in much more detail once you arrive in the city.

After a short introduction to this beautiful city, it is time to get acquainted with the beautiful black and white Duomo di Siena. With our Skip-the-Line guided tour, you’ll get to slip ahead of the lines and go straight inside. This will allow you to spend more time taking in the elaborate floor of marble, the windows of colored glass and the Michelangelo sculptures it contains. When you exit the Duomo your guide will take you to see the Piazza del Campo where the horse race takes place.

San Gimignano is next on your journey and your coach will take you through the sunny Tuscan landscape. Rolling over its hills and alongside rows of vines, you will soon be able to make out the famous skyline in the distance. Its medieval Tower houses and circling walls will instantly draw your attention. Once your coach arrives you will be free to explore the town and wander the narrow streets. Spend some time soaking up the atmosphere of this World Heritage Town. If you need help deciding what to do, your Tour Leader will be there to point you in the right direction depending on whether you prefer gelato or wine. Either way, you will get a fine taste of this Tuscan town.

Pisa is perhaps the most famous stop on your journey. As your bus takes you from San Gimignano your Tour Leader will inspire you with stories about how the Square of Miracles came to be. Stepping off your bus at the Piazza dei Miracoli, you’ll immediately see the famous leaning tower of Pisa. First, you will use our Skip-the-Line access to get inside the Pisa Duomo and check out the Romanesque architecture which is unique to the city and which reflects its maritime heritage. After your tour, you’ll have more time to take photos of probably the most famous example of bad construction planning in the world.

We will then travel back to Florence, having seen many of the sights of Tuscany in one day. This is the ideal way to add to your growing collection of beautiful cities visited.

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