Day Tour from Lucca to Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti in Small Group with Wine Tasting included
With our Small Group Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti Tour from Lucca you will discover two medieval gems in Tuscany, Siena and San Gimignano. Moreover you will experience a unique Chianti Wine Tasting in the typical Tuscan countryside.
Small Group Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti Tour by minivan/minibus from Lucca (*only selected hotel)
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||From your Hotel/ Accommodation (if listed) in Lucca
If your hotel is not on the pick-up list, you will be directed to the closest available location
|DEPARTURE TIME||Approx. 7:45 (exact pick up time few days before the tour according to our pick up list)|
|DURATION||Approx. 10 hours|
|AVAILABILITY||On Sundays from 1st April to 3th October|
|SUGGESTED CLOTHING||Comfortable clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen|
Itinerary Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti from Lucca:
Departure From Your Accommodation in Lucca
Visit San Gimignano
Chianti Wine and Olive Oil Degustation
Return to your Hotel
From Lucca to The Tuscan Countryside to visit Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti Region
Our driver will pick up you and your group directly from your accommodation in Lucca (we will arrange a meeting point according to your exact location).
We will start our Small Group Siena-San Gimignano-Chianti Tour from Lucca and drive in a small group through the very scenic Tuscan countryside, This landscape was often the setting of many movies shot in the region.
San Gimignano: Discover the Town of the Fine Towers in a small group
San Gimignano is famous as the Town of the Fine Towers, 13 medieval skyscrapers once symbol of wealth. Indeed the construction of these towers originates from the rivalry between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. These rich families started builduing high towers in the 12th century to show their economic power. By the end of the medieval period there were totally 72 towers. This trend finished in 1255 when the law decided that no tower could be higher than the Torre Rognosa (51 mt high). Over the years many towers were destroyed, most of them during the Second World War.
Besides San Gimignano will surprise you for the good wine and food produced locally, since the town is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Visit of Siena during your Day Tour from Lucca
After visiting San Gimignano, we will visit one of the most popular cities in Tuscany. Siena is very rich in medieval history and art and it is also famous for the Palio di Siena. The Palio is a traditional horse race taking place in Piazza del Campo and based on the ancient rivalry between the 17 town’s districts (contrade). Since the horses run for three laps of the square only, the race only takes a little time. But locals get ready for this event the whole year round.
In the old town you can walk in the narrow streets of brick buildings, background for many scenes of Quantum of Solace (2008) from the James Bond series. Click here for more details about the movie locations.
Main attractions you will see during Your Day Tour in Siena
The main attraction in Siena is surely Piazza del Campo: the famous shell-shape square where the traditional horse race Palio takes place. In fact, the square represents the heart of the town. Here you can find the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) with the massive brick tower Torre del Mangia. In addition, you can see here the great Fonte Gaia, a marvellous marble fountain.
Another important attraction is the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, one of the most beautiful Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in Italy. Its multicolored marble façade and the inside (internal visit not included) will take you attention with masterpieces signed by Donatello and Michelangelo. The Cathedral is worth a visit for its stunning marble floor designed by Renassaince masters.
Read more about Siena in our article.
Tour in a Local Winery: Enjoy Only Original Chianti Wine
If you say Italy, you say Wine. Probably Chianti is the most famous Tuscan wine all over the world, but it is not the only wine in Tuscany. Therefore we planned a unique wine tasting for you in a local cellar in San Gimignano to taste local wine like the Original Tuscan Chianti and many other Italian good Wines.
Learn more about the Chianti Region in our article!
Discover the Taste of Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To enjoy a perfect Italian aperitif, it is important to combine your wine with a classic slice of bread with tasty local Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is the reason why we included a Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting in our tour as well.
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Terms And Conditions
- Deposit 50% 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.
- There will be a full charge to your deposit for bookings canceled less than 48 hours prior or for no-shows.
- No charge for cancellations made with at least 48 hours prior notice.
If you are interested in proceeding we will send you the complete terms of service upon request. They can also be viewed on the website by clicking the TERMS AND CONDITIONS link at the bottom of any page.