San Gimignano and Volterra Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Ionian Coast

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Indulge yourself with a pleasant trip to the medieval cities of San Gimignano and Volterra. Admire the Tuscan countryside and take lovely pictures of the gently rolling hills as you snake through the vineyards along the winding cypress-lined roads. Visit the stunning San Gimignano, also called the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” because of its high towers evoking wealth and power. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of Volterra and stop at the many alabaster boutiques. Taste the twice-world champion ice cream and the excellent Vernaccia wine or enjoy a delicious cheese tasting experience.
Head off on the scenic route towards San Gimignano and Volterra.On the way you’ll pass through a cozy village famed for its white truffles, where you can stop for a spot of truffle tasting.San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once you have arrived, you’ll have plenty of time to stroll through the Medieval streets and take a glance at the characteristic little shops. Look up at the 14 towers for which the city is so famous and climb up the Torre Grossa to have a stunning view over the city. You’ll be escorted to Piazza della Cisterna, home to Gelateria Dondoli - which won twice the Ice Cream World Championship, to taste the best ice cream ever.Then you’ll stop for an enjoyable lunch break on a hilltop family-run restaurant to savor local dishes such as homemade pasta, wild boar and fresh mushrooms.After lunch, you’ll visit the Etruscan city of Volterra, famed for its alabaster boutiques and its welcoming atmosphere, where you can breathe history amid its ancient buildings.  

What’s included

  • Round-trip private hop-on hop-off tour
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Luxury executive Mercedes car or minivan
  • Air conditioning
  • Onboard WiFi
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Wine/cheese/truffle tasting
  • Extras (tickets, souvenirs)
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