The Original Best of Tuscany Tour

The best of Tuscany. The first and original Best of Tuscany Tour. A small group Tuscany tour that takes you to the region’s best: Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni.

See the Best of Tuscany on this full-day guided small group trip from Florence!

Our Best of Tuscany tour has rolling hills, lush vineyards, and food fit for a king. We’ll take you to three of Tuscany’s most charming hilltop towns in an accompanied day trip from Florence. Break for a dream lunch at a beautiful Tuscan estate, and enjoy an exclusive tasting of Chianti’s finest wines.

A small group

Artviva only has high quality small group tours. No big buses, no groups of 100+ and more!

Visit Siena

The first stunning hilltop town of the three we visit.

San Gimignano

The Manhattan of Tuscany. A wonderfully atmospheric small hilltop town.

Monteriggioni

A small jewel of a hilltop town. Quaint, charming- hilltop dream.

Free time to explore the fabulous medieval hilltop villages visited

We always make sure you have enough time to wander and wonder without making the day too long.

Lunch at a Tuscan estate, including a wine tasting

A delicious light Tuscan lunch with typical Tuscan treats.

Fascinating stories to bring the past to life while you travel between towns

A great guide with your small group.

Classic Tuscan landscapes and iconic views

See the very best of beautiful classic Tuscany. Rolling hills, shimmering olive groves and glorious vineyards.

Tasting of top-quality Tuscan olive oil

Enjoy the great tates of Tuscany.

Private mini-bus transport – no large buses!

No horrible large crowds, no 100+ groups.

The scenic route

Take in Tuscany’s picturesque countryside while learning the territory’s deep and ancient history. Our (very) small group Tuscany tour will guarantee that you get the most out of your experience. That means spacious minivans and small groups, and a fun guide eager to share the region’s history. We’ve designed this tour to give you the chance to meet and get to know your fellow travelers and guide. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions, to share your own stories, to stop for pictures. We know the best highway stops for those iconic Tuscan shots, so be sure to bring your camera!

Small town charm

Enjoy free time to tour Tuscany’s three most famous medieval towns on your own. Stroll through Siena’s historic city centre, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the soaring medieval towers of San Gimignano. Visit Monteriggioni, known as the Gateway to the Middle Ages. In each town, we’ve given you free reign to spend the time the way you want. Visit churches and museums. Wander the cobblestone streets and narrow stone alleys. Unwind with an afternoon gelato at the world’s best gelateria.

A dream lunch

Savour a light gourmet lunch of local Tuscan specialties and homegrown ingredients. Yes, that means real extra-virgin olive oil and Chianti’s finest wines! And if you have allergies or dietary requirements, don’t worry. Tuscan food has something for everyone.

The Best of Tuscany Tour-prefer a private tour?
You can choose to do the Best of Tuscany Tour as a private or small shared group experience.

Tour Details

Sites Visited in this tour:

  • San Gimignano
  • Siena
  • Monteriggioni
  • Tuscan Estate/Wine Estate in San Gimignano area

Included

  • A wonderful English speaking guide
  • All transfers from/to Florence
  • Wine tasting at typical Tuscan estate
  • Typical Tuscan light lunch
  • Visit to Siena historical center
  • Visit to the hilltop town Monteriggioni
  • Visit to the beautiful hilltop town of San Gimignano

Not included:
Optional gratuities

Weather:
Runs rain or shine

Length:
9 hours

Start Location:
Florence

End Location:
Florence

Dress Code:
Comfortable shoes, casual dress

Important information
Vehicles are not able to enter into the walled cities of the ancient hilltop towns so there is some walking involved. Children are welcome on this tour however we are not always able to provide car seats and by law children cannot ride on a parent’s lap. Please contact us ahead of time if you are travelling with small children.

 

Meeting Point

In our office at Via dei Sassetti 1, Florence

FAQ's

Yes, children of all ages are allowed on the tour. Infants require a car seat.

Please contact us for private tour options

Yes, just let us know what your dietary requirements are and we will update the venue.

Typical Tuscan lunch at an estate. We can accommodate any dietary requirements or food allergies.

Yes, you will have free time in each town to explore on your own.

We use a 9-seater minivan

We allow a maximum of 7 people on the Best of Tuscany tour.

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Reviews

6 reviews for The Original Best of Tuscany Tour

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Desiree Moore

    Our tour guide was excellent. We all agreed that her blend of information and warm personality helped to make our day the best of our 6 days in Italy. We greatly enjoyed her company. The geography is stunning, our lunch and hosts at the winery were flawless and of course, the towns we saw speak for themselves. This was the first time for 2 of our group to be traveling to Europe and the first time to Italy for all of us. We loved our day and I can’t think of one thing that any of the 4 of us said that we would change about it. Thanks for the experience

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean Warriner

    We just returned from Italy and I just wanted to follow up and say that we had a great “Best of Tuscany” tour.. We loved the small group size and the great selection of Tuscan towns, too. Our guide really gave us a very good tour, not wanting us to miss anything. He was informative, funny, and very pleasant to listen to. The tour of the winery and the lunch provided were both very well done too

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melissa Eikenberry

    We had a great time on our tour of Tuscany! It was a highlight of our visit to Italy. Of course the scenery alone is worth the trip but we particularly enjoyed the visits to the two smaller towns. The tour of the winery was wonderful, we learned a lot! Also really enjoyed the opportunity to sample wines and food. Our tour guide was also very good. We really appreciated her commentary throughout the tour. She also helped us by recommending good local restaurants in Florence. We ate at two or three of her suggested places and they did not disappoint!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard and Sharon Zarek

    It’s hard to say what we liked best. The whole tour was WONDERFUL. We especially enjoyed visiting and touring and EATING at the wonderful Tuscan farm we visited. That was a real highlight, thank you! And, we enjoyed Siena so much that we spent another 1.5 days there on our own. We certainly would contact you again if we have the wonderful fortune of returning to Italy. Tuscany was a favorite place. Thank you for helping to make our trip to Italy so memorable

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rita Kenny

    A wonderful day, particularly the farm – a real insight to rural Tuscany life, we loved it! Thank you, Walking Tours of Florence your charm, humor and information.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Madeleine Haas

    This tour has certainly lived up to its name, “The Best of Tuscany”.The rolling hills and pastel palette countryside will be forever a part of my wonderful memories of Italy. The food and wine at the farm topped off the experience. Our guide brought the medieval times to life with his vivid descriptions and knowledge. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

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189,00

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