One Day Trip To Enjoy Tuscany and Visit Volterra and San Gimignano

Exclusive Tour that includes Tuscan Wine Degustation in local Cellar

Small Groups, Great Personal Experience
Only Italian High Quality Wines
Guaranteed Return to Ship in Time

Please, do not choose us if you like crowded tours.

 

From Livorno Cruise Port directly in Tuscany Hills

Our private driver will pick-up you and your group directly from your cruise port (we have pass to reach the cruises inside the port) with our comfortable Minivan to reach our first stop through the pictoresque Tuscany Hills.

We will travel along a panoramic road through the countryside of tuscany to arrive to the beautiful Roman and Medieval villages of Volterra and San Gimignano, which seems as though it has been frozen in time.

San Gimignano: Discover The Italian Medieval History

Our first stop will be San Gimignano, a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena. It is also known as the “Manhattan of the Renaissance”, for the 13 medieval towers that symbolize the prosperity of the country and the wealth of its merchants. This Tuscan hill-top town, famous all over the world for the skyline of its medieval tower, rich in history and ancient traditions, will surprise you also for the delightful wine and food. In fact, the town of San Gimignano is sourrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

Visiting San Gimignano is a unique chance to go back in time, walking along narrow streets, admiring old stone buildings, the 13 remaining towers and loose yourself in a pleasant medieval atmosphere. We suggest to stop in one of the many wine shop of the village to taste the typical local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. This town is also well known for the production of saffron and for its delicious Golden Ham.

What You Will See during Your Private Tour in San Gimignano

Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings and churches are great examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

Here, our expert guide will tell you about the history of the town and of its most famous buildings:

  • Piazza della Cisterna, the main square of the town
  • the Communal Palace (Palazzo Comunale)
  • Piazza Duomo and the Collegiata Cathedral, with its bell tower “Campanile della Collegiata”
  • the Church of Sant’ Agostino, housing many artworks from early Italian renaissance artists
  • and, obviously, many Towers of San Gimignano

The entire “Historic Centre of San Gimignano” has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Volterra: an Unforgettable Town to Visit in Tuscany

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town, famous for its alabaster production and for its Etruscan walls of which there are stillstanding ruins.

Volterra is probably one of the most interesting town to visit during your Trip in Tuscany, thanks to its ancient history. In fact, Volterra was inhabited since the Iron Age and has been continuously inhabitated as a city since the 8th century BC, under the Etruscan domination.

During the panoramic road to Volterra, you will see its unique clay hills, where there are a lot of quarries of alabaster. As said, alabaster is one of the most used raw material from local craftsmen to make beautiful handmade artifacts.

What You Will Admire during Your Private Tour in Volterra

Once arrived in Volterra, our expert guide will let you admire the impressive Roman Theatre, built during the 1st century bc and excavated in the 1950s, and he will lead you through the narrow streets and small squares of the town to discover:

  • Piazza dei Priori, with the famous Palazzo dei Priori
  • the Palazzo Pretorio (external)
  • the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
  • the Etruscan City Walls with the ancient Etruscan port
  • the Medicean Fortress

It will be a fascinating walk through Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance courts, during which you will visit the traditional shops of alabaster and local crafts. In Volterra you will have free time for your shopping or to get lost in the history of this town.

 

Tuscan Wines: Taste The Italy!

If you say Italy, you’re saying Wine. The Chianti is probably the most famous Tuscan wine all over the world. But it’s not the only wine in Tuscany.

Guided Tour in Local Wineries: Enjoy Only Original Italian Wine

In Volterra, we will have a wine degustation in a local cellar, with local wines. You can taste the Original Tuscan Chianti, the Vernaccia, the Vin Santo of the Chianti, the Brunello and many other Italian Good Wines.

Discover the Taste of the Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil

An italian degustation is not complete if you don’t taste, with the wine, some local food and a classic slice of bread with the delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced only with local olives.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From the Cruise Port of Livorno
DURATION About 8 hours
SUGGESTED WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Expert tour guide Wine and Olive Oil Degustation
1 hour of free time Transportation in minivan with air conditioned
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch Tips

 

Additional information

Group1-4 People, 5-6 People, 7-8 People, Starting from

Worry Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Ensured Return on Ship

We are specialized in the cruise shore excursion market and we know how much important is for you to be sure to return timely on your ship.
We works everyday with cruise passengers, so we know exactly at what time you need to be back at the cruise ship's pier. We guarantee your timely return to your ship every time.
In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call.

Ship Delayed? Money Back Guarantee

If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded in 100%

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Departure From Livorno Cruise Port

Our driver will pick up you from your landing Port (we have the pass for access the cruise port area). During the road, our guide will introduce you the history of Tuscany.
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Visit in San Gimignano

After riding through the beautiful Tuscany hills, our expert guide tour will let you visit the most beautiful places of the medieval town of San Gimignano.
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Visit in Volterra

After San Gimignano, we will drive through the beautiful Tuscany hills to arrive in Volterra, a beautiful etruscan and medieval town, probably the town most rich in history of Tuscany.
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Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil Degustation

We will make a stop in a local winery, where you can taste the Original Tuscan Wine. You will also taste the authentic flavour of the local Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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Return at the Livorno Port

We will drop off your group to the Cruise Port timely for your departure.
Private Tour in Volterra and San Gimignano
Medieval City of San Gimignano
Medieval Tower San Gimignano
Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro Volterra
Volterra Tour
Super Tuscan Wine Tour from Florence
Wine Degustation

Prices of The Tour

7-8 People: 560,00
5-6 People: 520,00
1-4 People: 480,00
Starting from: 90,00

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Terms And Conditions

  • Deposit 30% is required at reservation time, by credit card or paypal (in both case 4% more) in order to guarantee your reservation.
  • Due payment may be made in cash in EURO the day of the tour or by credit card.
  • There will be a full charge to your credit card for bookings canceled less than 48 hours prior or for no-shows.
  • No charge for cancellations made with at least 48 hours prior notice.

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