Recommended Tours in Tuscany
If you are planning to visit Tuscany and you do not want to miss the most popular destinations, we can suggest you a possible itinerary. Our staff would be glad to help you spend a nice time in Tuscany and show you around the most beautiful spots of the region. Here you find some ideaS for a vacation from 3 up to 5 days.
Our suggestion for your stay in Tuscany
In case you are staying in Tuscany for few days, our recommendation is to choose a place where you can fully enjoy the Tuscan landscape. Indeed, you can combine some relaxing time in the suggestive countryside to the visit of historical and cultural destinations like Florence, the Cinque Terre in Liguria, or the small villages of San Gimignano and Volterra. A good idea, if you are flying to Pisa for example, is to stay at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Borgo alle Vigne. This hillside retreat is only half an hour driving from Pisa airport. Or you can stay at one of the many holiday farms in our region, where you can enjoy the typical products of our land in an authentic context.
Our hints for a 3-day-Tour in Tuscany
Assuming that you are staying at a agriturismo or resort in the suggestive countryside of the municipality of Pisa, Lucca or Florence, we can give you our advice about a possible itinerary.
Do not forget that our tours can be customized according to your needs. Moreover, our private tours can start from your accomodation, where we will comfortably drive you back at the end of the tour.
On our website you find all our private tour offer for your vacations in Tuscany.
Day 1 – Tour of Florence and Visit of the Uffizi or Accademia Museums
We think that you should dedicate the first day to the visit of the Italian Craddle of the Renaissance, Florence. The regional capital of Tuscany is right in the heart of the region at about 70 km from Pisa, 60 km from Lucca, 85 km from Livorno.
We can pick you up at your accomodation in the countryside and drive you on our Private Tour to Florence. There, you will admire the stunning Piazza Duomo with the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower and St.John’s Baptistry. You will enjoy a lovely walk on Ponte Vecchio and have some free time for lunch or shopping in the local boutiques and artesans’ shops. Included in the tour is the visit of one of the most important museums in the city, the Uffizi Galleries or the Accademia Museum. In this last museum, the original statue of the David from Michelangelo is kept. During the high season, there can be a long queue to visit them. For this reason, we suggest you to pree-book the entrance tickets.
Day 2 – Chianti and SuperTuscan Wine Tour in Tuscany
Wine is part of our culture and one of our passions. Therefore, we think that your visit to Tuscany should include a wine tasting experience and the discovery of our best flavours and typical products. In our region we have several wine district, from the very heart of Tuscany to the coastal area. However, the Chianti is probably one of the most famous wine areaS today. The lovely ladscape through vineyards, olive groves and castle is surely worth a visit. For one day you can learn more about winemaking in Italy and taste excellent wines combined with local delicacies. During our Chianti and Super Tuscan Wine Tour you will taste Chianti Classico and Supertuscan wines and enjoy a Light Lunch in a special winery, where an expert will give you all the details you wish to know about wine.
Day 3 – Private Tour to Cinque Terre
Even if the Cinque Terre are in the nearby region of Liguria, we think you should not miss them during your holidays here. Indeed, the area even belongs to UNESCO. It includes a marine park along the Ligurian coast, where the 5 small villages are located. They are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore. Its beauty comes from the unique environment surrounding the villages with terraced vineyards and rows of olive trees. It takes less than one and a half hour to reach the southernmost village of Riomaggiore from Pisa. From Florence it takes less than 2 and a half hours instead.
You can reach the Five Lands on our Best Cinque Terre Day Tour and take the ferry boat once within the National Park to get from one village to the other. In case of bad weather conditions, you can get to the villages by train. Otherwise, if you wish to enjoy a more exclusive Private Tour, you can choose a Boat Tour and admire the Cinque Terre from a different perspective.
Our hints for a 5-day-Tour in Tuscany
If you have time for a 5 day vacation, we can give you more hints for a Private Tour in Tuscany. You can keep the ideas above and add our suggestions for the following two days.
Day 4 – Cooking Class in Tuscany or free day for special activities
A cooking class is nice idea to discover more about one of our other biggest passions, food. Indeed, with our Cooking Class you can spend some lovely hours in a typical Tuscan farmhouse with our professional chef. He/she will show you how to make some of our most delicious recipies using organic ingredients only. A full menu, from appetizers to dessert, will be prepared and then enjoyed at the end of the class. This way, you can enjoy your free day in a relaxing way but still learning about our beautiful region. We love food and most of all we love sharing it.
Another interesting activity you can join during your free day is the truffle hunting in the area of San Miniato. It is a popular destination for truffle lovers in the municipaity of Pisa. If you wish, you can partecipate to our Private Truffle Tour that includes the visit to Vinci, hometown of the world-wide famous Renaissance artist Leonardo.
On our website, you find more activities like an adventurous 4×4 jeep tour to the white marble caves of Carrara. Click here for more details!
Day 5 – Private Tour to San Gimignano and Volterra in Tuscany
In the heart of Tuscany you find two historical gems that are worth a visit: San Gimignano and Volterra. Locals refer to San Gimignano as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. The reason is in the many old towers still rising today from the hill. They are even visible in the distance and define a real medieval skyline.
On the other hand, the precious Volterra has Etruscan origines. There you find interesting ruins and also some Roman evidence. Both villages are very rich in art and history. Moreover, you can reach and visit them from the main Tuscan cities within the day.
Our Private Tour to San Gimignano and Volterra is the perfect way to combine the visit of the two villages with a unique wine tasting in a selected winery. During the tasting, you will taste some delicious local products like Pecorino cheese and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. If you prefere, we also organize private tours to San Gimignano and the beautiful Siena instead. Our tours can alsways be customized according to your needs and wishes.