Vernaccia di San Gimignano is commonly regarded as one the best wines of the Tuscan region. As its name suggests, it is produced in San Gimignano, a historical Tuscan town that is well known for its medieval architecture.
Once you have had an opportunity to taste the wines of the region and take in the mesmerizing countryside, we will continue on our journey to the quaint village of San Gimignano, where you will be provided with some free time to explore the area at your leisure. Perhaps San Gimignano’s most famous landmarks are the medieval towers, many of which you can climb to witness some of the best views in Tuscany. At one time, when San Gimignano was at the pinnacle of its glory, the patrician families of the area constructed 72 of these towers as symbols of their might and wealth. Sadly, only 14 of these have survived to the present day. However, San Gimignano remains a beguiling town that offers an unforgettable glimpse into feudal times.
Our tour will end at 5:00 pm at the point where we started, Santa Maria Novella train station of Florence.
Our bilingual driver and Tour manager will pick you up at the central train station of Florence, platform number 16 at 8:00 am. Then we will drive around the countryside of San Gimignano and Castelvecchio National Park and, along the way, we will have an opportunity to sample stunning wines and delicious food at two of the great wineries that are run by local families.
The fame of La Vernaccia is undoubtedly connected to its region of origin, San Gimignano—an ancient Tuscan town that is famed for its medieval towers. The Vernaccia wine grape is mentioned as early as 1276 in San Gimignano’s records and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Its name is thought to originate from the word vernaculum, which means ‘of the place’ and is the etymological root of the English word ‘vernacular.’
In the afternoon, we will progress to the beautiful village of San Gimignano, where you can have some free time to explore this stunning Tuscan town. San Gimignano is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and lofty towers from which visitors can enjoy impressive views of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower houses as a symbol of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and magical appearance. The tour finish in the afternoon at 5:00 pm when our driver will drive you back to Santa Maria Novella train station of Florence
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS
Price for this private tour is USD 230,00 per person for a couple
Price for this private tour is USD 200,00 per person for a group of 3 and 4 people.
Price for this private tour is USD 180,00 per person for a group of 5 and 6 people.
Price for this private tour is USD 155,00 per person for a group of 7 and 8 people.
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
For all the private tours, you can book through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Matteo at +61 404572020 or +39 3406269692
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Pick up at the central station of Florence, platform number 16 at 8:00 a.m. The actual tour is a 9 hours tour. I
We advice to book the tour at least 2 days in advance.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority. Minimum of participants: 2 people.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
– 2 visits of the wineries with wine tasting
– Lunch in one of the winery
– Private transfer with professional local bilingual driver/escort
– Pick up and drop off from the assigned meeting point.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
– Minimum age is 21 years
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers
– May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
– Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
– A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
– Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
– A maximum of 8 people per booking
– Not recommended for pregnant women
– Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
– Not wheelchair accessible
– Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our tours and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our tours are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity
Our recommended tours and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.LIMIT OF LIABILITY:
No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.
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“I understand that touring with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking a physical trip with inherent dangers. I understand that I am travelling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on a conventional holiday. I have read and understood the Tuscany Untouched tour notes for the trip I am undertaking and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I have to Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel. I release Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.”
Our tours are not pet friendly