PISA - SIENA- SAN GIMIGNANO


The duration of this tour is approximately 10 hours but you can create a shorter day by onlyvisiting the cities in which you choose. However, you will not want to miss these charming andalluring towns. This tour does not require a guide. Your English speaking driver or tour assistant are not authorized guides but rather a practical and valuable source to help you navigate points of interest. They will give you some general information about each place. While onboard the vehicle, the driver will orient you for your walk around each town. Please refer to the link on this website explaining each professional role.https://www.privatetuscanytours.com/en/Helpful-information
Your driver will pick you up and return you to your hotel location in Tuscany. At the end of theday, if you wish to conclude you visit at a different location than where you are staying we canarrange that too. Please make sure you inform your driver prior to your trip.Choosing the cities to visit prior to your trip will help the driver determine the best route oftravel which will afford you more time in each town.When arriving in Pisa by bus you will reach the bus parking lot where the driver must pay the check point . Please check this page so you can understand what is city entrancee fee for Busses https://www.privatetuscanytours.com/en/Helpful-information . From that spots you will be escorted by walking with your tour assistant to the Miracle Square. From here you can enjoy the day bywalking to visit the following complex of monuments: Cathedral, Baptistery, Museum of theCathedral, the cemetery and the most famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. If you are a small groupof 8 people or less you will be driven by car or van to the foot of the Leaning Tower. If you wishto take the climb in the Leaning Tower it is suggested that you make a reservation. This mustbe done on your own but we can assist you with this if you prefer. Please let us know prior toyour trip. The average time in Pisa is between 1-1.5 hours unless you wish to extend it.From Pisa you can travel to San Gimignano. The drive to this charming wonderful medievaltown is about 1.5 hours. You will travel partially on the superstrada and partially along therolling hills of the Tuscany county side while passing through quaint little villages. This area ismost popular for the truffle mushrooms. Along the drive you will also see old abandon tobaccofactories as well as beautiful olive farms and vineyards. Tobacco used to be the main cultivation in this area but today it is mainly wheat and corn. San Gimignano sits on a hilltop with an encircling wall for an unforgettable view. This Tuscan town is surrounded by fantastic stone walls that were once used to protect the people of the town. It is famous for its medievalarchitecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen towers which are used as house tower during the medieval times.
Two hours is the average time tourists wish to visit this charming town, however, somewish to extend their time walking, eating and shopping. Please let your driver know what youprefer to do. From San Gimignano to Siena is a 40 minute ride along the main superstrada of Tuscany. If you travel by bus the driver will let you off in the bus area of the Medici Fortress. From there you will walk with the tour assistant for 15 minutes to the center. If you are traveling by car or van the driver will enter the center and drive along the main street, Via di Citta and drop you off at the Cathederal. At the end of your visit the driver will pick you up in front of the city hall in the main square. In Siena you will have the opportunity to walk through the charming little streets and the wonderful squares such as Piazza del Campo where the Palio horse race takes place every year. Santa Maria della Scala Cathedral and San Domenico Basilica are also beautiful places to visit and a must see. The small city center is mostly pedestrian traffic and easy to visit in a few hours (2-3 hours average).From Siena the driver will take you back to your hotel.
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Testimonials

  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Harbour to Florence and Pisa

    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

    After some days in Tuscany , here there are at the Station ready for another Italian's adventure Read more
  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more