Siena & San Gimignano Car Tour

8 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • FREE TIME in SIENA and SAN GIMIGNANO
  • Quick stop in Monteriggioni
  • Stop in a winery for wine tasting (on request)
  • Several stops for great Pictures!

For this full day car tour (8 hours), be prepared to immerse yourself in medieval Italy with visits to San Gimignano, Siena and a stop in the fortified garrison town of Monteriggioni; an excellent example of military architecture of the Middle Ages.

Siena and San Gimignano are both medieval towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites, but that’s where the similarities end.

San Gimignano enjoyed a period of prosperity but when the main pilgrimage route, upon which the town sat, changed course it became a town lost in time. Its tower houses still pierce the skyline today, as in ages past.

Siena, on the other hand, was on the new pilgrimage route and also engaged in trade and banking.  The city prospered and eventually became an independent Republic with a power to rival that of Florence, with which it was often in conflict. Siena was finally defeated in 1555 and incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, whose capital was…Florence!

This car tour is a great way to maximize your visit as our vehicle can give you full access to these pedestrianized historic centers.  Need a special restaurant for a memorable Tuscan meal?  Your driver will be happy to make some suggestions.

In our Siena and San Gimignano tour we normally also visit the fortified town of Monteriggioni. If you’d like, we could also stop at a winery for a tasting of some wines and extra virgin olive oil on the way back to your accommodation. Alternately, you could enjoy lunch at a winery between the two towns at a reasonable price.

Chianti Area Tour

8 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Free time in special Tuscan villages like Greve, Montefioralle, Catellina and others
  • wine and extra Virgin olive oil tastings and/or experience with of a full tuscan meal with wine tasting plus visit of the Cellar
  • Several stops for great pictures!

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up at your accommodation and whisk you to this world-famous countryside, where you’ll enjoy vistas of rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards. In the distance: hilltop towns, castles and fortresses.

For this full day tour of 8 hours you will visit the countryside and culture of one of Italy’s most well-known wines: Chianti.

During your drive, you will be given an overview of the Italian wine classification system and learn what ‘DOCG’ and ‘Super Tuscans’ are.

The Chianti is not only famous for its world class wines and superb extra virgin olive oil, but also for its stunning scenery.  This car tour is a great way to experience the region’s legends, legendary wines and equally legendary landscape.

Montefioralle, Greve in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti and Castellina, are just a few examples of the Villages we can visit in this part of Tuscany.

Need a special place for a memorable meal in the Chianti area?  Your driver will be happy to make some suggestions. If you’d like, we can even organize a lunch at a winery overlooking the vineyards at a reasonable price!

If time allows, we could also visit one or two additional Chianti wineries for tastings of wine and extra virgin olive oil.

Siena & Chianti Tour

8 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Free time in Siena and drive trough the Tuscan Hills.
  • wine and extra Virgin olive oil tastings and/or experience with of a full tuscan meal with wine tasting plus visit of the Cellar
  • Several stops for great pictures!

With this 8-hour tour you will spend the first part of the day learning the art, history, traditions and architecture of one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Tuscany while the second part of the day you will relax with special wines, good food and exceptional wiews!!

Siena it is also famous for its beautiful cathedral (Duomo) and the spacious Piazza del Campo: one of Italy’s loveliest squares and the site of the famous Palio; an annual horse race.  We’ll pay a morning visit to the city before heading for the Chianti countryside.  

The Chianti is not only renowned for its world class wines and superb extra virgin olive oil, but also for its stunning scenery.  This car tour is a great way to experience the region’s legends, legendary wines and equally legendary landscape. Here, you’ll enjoy vistas of rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards. In the distance: hilltop towns, castles and fortresses.

You can choose where to have lunch: in Siena, in one of the charming towns in the Chianti or at a winery where you can enjoy a tour of the property and cellars before tasting their wines and extra virgin olive oil.  Our driver will be happy to make some suggestions.

Castellina in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Montefioralle and Greve in Chianti are only some of the Villages that we can explore during this day!

 

San Gimignano and Chianti Tour

8 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Free time in San Gimignano and drive trough the Tuscan Hills.
  • wine and extra Virgin olive oil tastings and/or experience with of a full tuscan meal with wine tasting plus visit of the Cellar
  • Several stops for great pictures!

With this tour you will spend the first part of the day learning the art, history, and traditions of San Gimignano, often described as the Medieval Manhattan for its unique skyline and the second part of the tour you will relax driving through the breathtaking views of the Chianti Hills, tasting good wines and eating typical Tuscan food!

The small town of San Gimignano is famous for its many tower houses. In the Middle Ages, most of the larger towns boasted such houses, thus having a similar appearance to what we see in San Gimignano today. Because it’s considered “an outstanding example of a medieval town”, San Gimignano is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Your driver will make sure to give you plenty of information about this charming town before giving you time on your own for a self visit. You will be able to take a nice stroll up to the town center starting from Porta San Giovanni.

You will easily reach Piazza Cisterna and Piazza del Duomo that are in the heart of the Town

The Chianti is not only renowned for its world class wines and superb extra virgin olive oil, but also for its stunning scenery.  This car tour is a great way to experience the region’s legends, legendary wines and equally legendary landscape. Here, you’ll enjoy vistas of rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards. In the distance: hilltop towns, castles and fortresses.

You can choose where to have lunch: in San Gimignano, in one of the charming towns in the Chianti or at a winery where you can enjoy a tour of the property and cellars before tasting their wines and extra virgin olive oil.  Our driver will be happy to make some suggestions.

Castellina in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Montefioralle and Greve in Chianti are only some of the Villages that we can explore during this day!

Montalcino &  Brunello Wine Car Tour

9 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Free time to visit Montalcino and the 13th Century Fortress.
  • Wine tasting of the famous “Brunello” and “Rosso di Montalcino”
  • Several stops for great pictures!

Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation and transport you to this breathtaking countryside. The Val d’Orcia is famous for its rolling hills, manicured fields, olive groves, vineyards and placidly grazing sheep. Here and there you’ll catch glimpses of hilltop towns and fortresses in the distance.

This day tour, will be focused on learning about the legendary Brunello wine – and its ‘younger brother’, the less complex Rosso di Montalcino- so you will be able to understand the different style of production.

The medieval town of Montalcino is located in the beautiful Val d’Orcia which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.  The city sits atop one of the hills surrounding the valley; its castle standing guard over the vineyards and olive groves which ring the town.

The wine made here, the legendary Brunello di Montalcino, is a red wine made from 100% Sangiovese grapes of a local variety.  Brunello’s history dates back to the 14th century. It was the first red wine to receive Italy’s DOCG designation in 1980 and is one of the country’s best known and most expensive wines.

This tour is a must for devoted wine lovers as it gives you a rare opportunity to taste and learn about this truly exceptional wine.

Need a special restaurant for a memorable meal in Montalcino or the Val d’Orcia?  Your driver will be happy to make some suggestions.

Montepulciano &  Surroundings Car Tour

9 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Free time in Montepulciano and Pienza
  • Drive trough the Tuscan Hills 
  • (On request), wine and extra Virgin olive oil tastings and/or a full experience with a good tuscan meal + wine tasting + visit of the Cellar
  • Several stops for great pictures!

Your English -speaking driver will meet you at accommodation and in about 1 hour and a half, you will reach Montepulciano that is one of Tuscany’s highest hilltowns.

In the south part of Tuscany and not far from Siena, Montepulciano is a medieval town of rare beauty that certainly deserves to be visited! A unique village with elegant Renaissance buildings, ancient churches, splendid squares and small hidden corners. From Montepulciano, moreover, you can enjoy a fabulous and boundless panorama of the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana.

The strategic position of Montepulciano makes it the ideal place to start discovering this beautiful corner of Tuscany. The harmonious Pienza, the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni, the Medieval village of  Monticchiello and many other enchanting villages are all easily reachable in a short time.

This is considered the Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wine area where the sangiovese grape – locally denominated ‘prugnolo’ – is grown and used as a base for the Nobile wine! There are a lot of wineries we can easily visit during this tour!

Need a special restaurant for a memorable meal in Montalcino or the Val d’Orcia?  Your driver will be happy to make some suggestions.

Pisa and Lucca Tour

8 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Free time at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli.
  • Free time in Lucca
  • (On request) rent bike for a ride on top of the wall that surround the City centre.
  • Several stops for great pictures!

During this full day car tour (8 hours), you will visit two of Tuscany’s loveliest destinations: Pisa and Lucca. Pisa’s world-famous monuments await you on Piazza dei Miracoli or the “Field of Miracles”. The charming & relaxed town of Lucca; known for its well-preserved defensive walls dating from the Renaissance period and as the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini famous composer operas such as La Bohème and Madama Butterfly.

Pisa’s Duomo Square or Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) and the city of Lucca are just two of Tuscany’s many gems.

The Duomo Square in Pisa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s noted for its medieval architecture, particularly the Pisan Romanesque style cathedral, but it’s famous for the Leaning Tower. You’ll spend time visiting these beautiful sites.

Next, you’ll make your way to Lucca, known for its Renaissance walls where you can enjoy a stroll.  This city was, for hundreds of years, an independent republic; the second largest in Italy after Venice. After its conquest by Napoleon Bonaparte, it was given to his sister Elisa to rule over as the Princess of Piombino and Lucca. Her influence can be seen in some of the buildings constructed during her reign.

Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you on your trip of discovery to these two locations. Need a special restaurant for a memorable Tuscan meal? Your driver will be happy to make some suggestions.

Cinque Terre Tour

9 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 7:30am and 9:00am
  • we suggest to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Several stops for great pictures!

 

The Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands”, is a UNESCO World Heritage site of exceptional beauty; five tiny villages nestled among the coastal cliffs like jewels in a crown.

Due to the nature of the terrain and to road closures in recent years, the best and most convenient way to visit the villages of the Cinque Terre is to combine your private vehicle with boats and/or trains as well as walking.

Once we reach the area of the Cinque Terre National Park in your private vehicle, we’ll discuss how best to continue your visit, as travel via boat is subject to the whims of weather and sea conditions.  In poor conditions, the boats won’t be running so the itinerary will need to be adapted at that moment.

Every visit is truly unique, so we usually prefer not to give a set itinerary to our clients for this tour. Through long experience, we’ve realized that it’s much better to arrive at the second village, Manarola, and see what the situation is then decide with our clients how to organize the day.

There are many, many variables to consider on a visit to the Cinque Terre which have a strong influence on how the visit should best be conducted.

It could be that the seas are rough and so the boats are not running. It could be that Manarola is very crowded because there are several cruise ships in the nearby ports. In that case, we like to change the itinerary in order to make the experience more enjoyable for our customers. 

You’ll have one driver and one vehicle. At your first stop, the driver will consult with you to determine the best way to move around the Cinque Terre.

Your driver will assist you with any necessary tickets and give you all the information necessary to complete your visit and meet him at the arranged time and place for your return journey.

Outlets & Chianti Car Tour

8 HOURS TOUR

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Free time at the Outlet
  • Drive trough the Tuscan Hills –  wine and extra Virgin olive oil tastings and/or experience with a full tuscan meal with wine tasting plus visit of the Cellar
  • Several stops for great pictures!

The area surrounding Florence has developed a reputation as a shopping Mecca for the many outlets found in the area. Whether it’s super-high end designers like Valentino and Ferragamo or important names like Furla, D&G and Guess, there’s an outlet for every taste and budget in the countryside outside of Florence. Enjoy a full day shopping and sightseeing in the setting of the Tuscan landscape.
Your first stop will be the outlet shopping center of your choice where you can indulge in an orgy of shopping. Once you’ve had your fill of treasure hunting for trendy threads, we’ll take you to enjoy the treasures of the Chianti.
The Chianti area is not only famous for its wine but also for its characteristic landscape. It’s rolling hills are covered in a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves. The area is also dotted with castles, small hamlets and stone hilltop towns. The Chianti is famous for its wine of the same name and its DOP extra virgin olive oil produced in the Chianti Classico area. These treasures have been produced here since the 1300’s and they’re still as popular today as ever.
Depending on how much time you choose to spend at the outlets, you may have time to visit one or two of the charming towns of the Chianti or one winery for a tasting of this area’s famous wine.

Florence Car Tour

HD HOURS OR FD 8 HOURS

  • Departure directly from your accomodation
  • Pick-up time: suggested in between 8:00am and 10:00am
  • Stop at Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Drive trough the town with quick stops to see the highlights
  • Free time walking in Town
  • Several stops for great pictures!

The small city of Florence is celebrated as the “cradle of the Renaissance” since it’s the birthplace of this historical period. The city contains an incredible richness of architectural and artistic treasures and boasts a colorful and influential history. A full or half day car tour of this magnificent city and its treasures will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
Your visit begins with a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, a large square on the heights overlooking the city, named for the great artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti, who was born here and created many artworks and edifices to adorn the city. From here the whole of Florence is spread out before you in all its majesty; noble buildings rising from red tiled roofs on either side of the Arno River lazily curving through the town.
Passing through one of the city’s many medieval gates, you’ll move into Florence’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where some of the greatest names of art history have left their mark. In Duomo Square, you’ll see Florence’s most famous symbols: the Cathedral with its distinctive dome designed by Brunelleschi; the bell tower by Giotto and the octagonal Baptistry with its famous doors. Other iconic sites in this fabulous city are the Ponte Vecchio with its gold shops, Piazza della Signoria where the Palazzo Vecchio is found and the Church of Santa Croce where some of Italy’s most important personages are buried.
Florence has an abundance of museums. You may choose to pass some time in one or the other of its two most famous ones: The Uffizi Gallery with its collection of Renaissance masterworks or the Academy of Fine Arts, home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “The David”. If you tire of the wealth of art and architecture surrounding you, you can enjoy a gelato; Italy’s version of ice cream which was invented here or a spot of shopping for some of the products Florence is known for: leather goods, paper goods and antiques. However you choose to pass your time in this remarkable city, you’re in for an unforgettable experience!