Then we visit a delightful family winery run by a young husband and wife team Flavia and Francesco. We tour the winery then go on to taste one of Tuscany's few white wines; Vernaccia di San Gimigano, followed by Chianti, and a fruity Super Tuscan.
The afternoon sees us in Siena, considered the second most beautiful town in Tuscany, with its red brick buildings, stupendous cathedral and of course, the world famous Piazza del Campo square.
09.30am-Departure and it's an hour's drive to San Gimignano. We start our free time (about an hour and a half), with a walk up the main street which leads to the town piazza. With wonderfully preserved medieval stone buildings, the town has an atmosphere all of its own which you are sure to enjoy. You may like to visit the museum that's situated in the highest tower which has been restored to its original state. If you enjoy walking, maybe a hike around the perimeter of the old town walls to find yourself in the most peaceful of surroundings, and looking over breathtaking Tuscany scenery.
Late morning we move on to our winery for a great tasting session of Vernaccia, Chianti, and Super Tuscan wines. Flavia the owner will be your guide, and she'll show you around the winery. You'll also get to know her dogs, the horses, the donkeys and goats...if he's not in the vineyard maybe even her husband Francesco. It's a delightful stop, and Flavia never fails to charm all my guests. (That's Flavia & her husband Franceso in the photo on the right).
Lunch is at your leisure and I can suggest where to eat if you require. Then we move on to Siena. (Lunch is not included in fee).
We arrive in Siena early afternoon. You're then free to browse at your leisure (about an hour and a half). Siena is exceptional not only for its enchanting gothic atmosphere, but also because it's a living city, where the town's folk of today go about their daily activities. There is so much to see in Siena and I suggest you don't miss a leisurely walk in the main street and a stop in the piazza which is truly unique. The cathedral is second in beauty only to St Peter's in Rome, and again well worth visiting. Then browse around at your leisure, every turn you take will lead you to something of interest. We end our tour of Tuscany about 4:20pm and head back to our accommodation.
Please note: by Italian law, driver guides are not allowed to accompany clients or do historical guiding of museums & city sights. Therefore city/town visits are done in free time. I remain on call and close at hand should you have any needs. This doesn't apply to the countryside and wineries where you will have full guidance.
05.30pm. Drop off at your accommodation.
Tour duration: approx eight hours door to door.