Siena med sin hästkapplöpning palio, San Gimignano och Chianti, heldagstur från Florens med vin- och matprovning
Det första besöket görs i basilikan San Domenico, en renässansjuvel tillägnad sankta Katarina av Siena. Följ med guiden in i basilikan och upptäck höjdpunkterna. Efter att ha beundrat konsten går den guidade turen vidare till fots genom gamla staden till katedralen (besök utanför kyrkan) och därefter vidare till ett av stadens contrada-museer.
Museet ger information om Sienas berömda kvarter, contrada, och utställningen kompletteras av guidens berättelse om kvarterens ursprung. Contrada kan fritt översättas till distrikt och de har alla individuella traditioner och var och en av dem har sin egen flagga och hymn. Du får lära dig om contrada-kvarterens roll under Sienas legendariska Palio-hästlopp och titta i de historiska dokumenten som ställs ut.
Efter en lunchpaus på Piazza del Campo (på egen bekostnad) åker du till San Gimignano, en liten och världsberömd muromgärdad by som ligger på en bergstopp och som förblev intakt under århundraden. Den är känd för sina höga torn, underbara fresker och många andra värdefulla konstverk. Du får guidning till byns historiska centrum där du får tid att se dig om på egen hand.
På kvällen åker du över Chiantis böljande kullar och kommer fram till en liten traditionell vingård där du först får göra en kort promenad på vinodlingen och sedan besöka vinprovarrummet och prova fyra fantastiska viner och även lokalproducerad mat. Slutligen stannar du i den pittoreska byn Greve in Chianti och beundrar det berömda torget som omges av arkader. Du kan titta i de lokala hantverkarnas butiker som avslutning på en minnesvärd upplevelse i hjärtat av Toscana.
*Observera att ordningen på besöken kan ändras.
- Transport i buss med luftkonditionering
- Guidning ombord
- Guidad tur
- Professionell guide i Siena
- Guidat besök i contrada-museum och -oratorium
- Stanna vid en typisk vingård och prova utsökta Chiantiviner
- Besök en pittoresk medeltidsby i Chianti som är berömd för sina färger och sin charm
- Besök insidan av katedralen i Siena och Libreria Piccolomini med snabbinträdesbiljett (om alternativet har valts)
- Dricks (valfritt)
- Upphämtning och avlämning på hotellet
- Mat och dryck, om inget annat anges.
- Inträdesbiljett till domkyrkan i Siena
- Du får bekräftelse vid bokningstillfället
- Från april 2018 ersätts uppehållet i Greve in Chianti av uppehållet i Monteriggioni.Observera att ordningen på besöken kan ändras
- En måttlig promenadsträcka ingår.
- Lämplig klädsel krävs för inträde till gudstjänstlokaler och vissa museer. Shorts och ärmlösa plagg tillåts inte. Knän och axlar på både kvinnor och män MÅSTE vara täckta. De här reglerna måste respekteras och du riskerar att inte släppas in om du inte uppfyller kraven.
- Shorts och ärmlösa plagg tillåts inte.
- Knän och axlar på både kvinnor och män MÅSTE vara täckta. De här reglerna måste respekteras och du riskerar att inte släppas in om du inte uppfyller kraven.
We took this trip recently while staying in Florence. We enjoyed our trip although we did have a couple of issues which future customers need to note. We have to say our guide Donnatella was helpful on the coach speaking in more than one language and informing us of places en route. Our coach was also comfortable although my husbands seat was broken as was our guides seat. We enjoyed seeing San Gimignano which is very pretty with alovely church we visited there. There are many gifts shops here but it still remains charming. We did have promlems with Sienna though as we had booked an optional visit to the cathedral there which our tour guide seemed to have no knowledge of. She quickly got on her phone and seemed to have a heated conversation with someone when it was pointed out. This didnt give us much confidence in the trip we had pre booked before coming to Italy! When we arrived at Sienna we felt we had to rush to keep up with our guide and if we had not been intent on following her we didnt feel she would have noticed our absence, the whole trip was very rushed with under an hour to get lunch in a busy square, we bought a baguette from a baker knowing we wouldnt have time to order food after the slow experiences we had had before with ordering and paying, all too stressful! The whole experience of Sienna felt very rushed. Donatella was sharpe with us when we asked about our cathedral visit and seemed stressed most of the time. It was now lunchtime and we still had no info about our cathedral visit. The information about the Palio contrada was far too much in depth and other people looked bored with the time spent on it. We were given another guide for this...we asked her about our cathedral visit....she replied...this is a group tour and not a private tour, when we realised we had just 30 mins left to meet Donatella and little time to see the wonderful cathedral. We ended up with about 20 minutes in the cathedral with the guide and wished we had not taken this extra visit, which was really rushed. We then had a whisle stop walking tour back to our coach literally running after Donatella back to the coach, which other guests commented on! The wine tasting was very good and relaxed with a fun host, although beware, the goods are expensive to purchase. All in all too much was squeezed into the trip, communication in this company clearly lacking... we had a nice day which was highlighted by stress, our advice, dont book the cathedral...which was beautiful .
We enjoyed the tour, however, we signed up for the English tour, but they also did French and Spanish which was pretty annoying. I would have given it 5 stars if not for that.
We enjoyed the tour knowing in advance that it’s fast paced (group moves quickly/short visits) no frills (no bottle water, no bathroom on bus, no lunch) and multi language (many languages, much translation time). But you get some great stops in beautiful places with a tour guide that provides some helpful commentary. You get fantastic Tuscan scenery that makes the short drives between stops very interesting and enjoyable. A full day (almost 11 hours) you want to go prepared for!
We went on this tour in January and had such a lovely day! The meeting point was very easy to find as it is the main bus stop of the town, and when we got there our tour company was easily signposted. The group was small which made it easy to organise everyone and minimised waiting times. All of the stops were perfect length and allowed us to enjoy free time. The driver even stopped off at the Michelangelo's Square on the way at 8.30 in the morning, allowing us to see some beautiful views as the sun was coming up! The wine tasting ended the day perfectly, trying 3 different wines as well as delicious olive oil, balsamic vinegar and cheese. The only thing I would mention is that we paid for the Siena Cathedral tickets and weren't given these until 10 minutes before the bus was due to leave, giving us very limited time to explore the Cathedral despite asking the driver about this numerous times when we first arrived. The tour guide was great - very enthusiastic and informative.Overall an amazing day! Would definitely recommend and I look forward to going on another tour with them in the future :)
The day in Tuscany at the different towns was beautiful and interesting. We met some great people on board and the guides, especially our local guide in Siena, was terrific. We would highly recommend this tour....great value and different experiences made for a full day.
Overall, it was a good trip. I wish we could have eliminated the castle tour and spent that time in San Gimignano. Otherwise, good tour.
Great trip from Florence to see some nearby cities and great sites! Siena and wine tasting were the highlight!
AMAZING!!! great tour guides especially in Siena! one of the highlights in our italy trip!
Tour was in three languages therefore not in depth. Only surface level history/attraction explanations. The highlight of the trip was the wine tasting. Our time in San Gimignano felt rushed. The city was beautiful, we would have liked to spend more time there. The tour of Siena was all based around it’s horse race.
We got to the first small hilltop town. The bus drops you off but you have lots of stairs and some steeper sidewalks to climb. We only had half an hour to wander and shop which was not nearly enough time. The scenery out over the hills was stunning! Then off to Sienna. 3 hours there which was 2 hours too many. The local guide was terrible!!! She is why I didn't rate it higher. Then off to another tiny hilltop town. Again only half an hour. It was so charming I wanted to spend a couple hours there taking photos and shopping. Very disappointed in the short time there. Then a winery which was very nice. I would not do it again.