Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence
Reviewed by: ricardo m, September 2015
Reviewed by: reliabilityguy, August 2015
First of all, any person that is looking to take this tour should expect to walk at least 5 miles of a lot of hills and on some old uneven roads. We were on a tour where guide was trying to present information in 3 different languages so I think the information on the bus rides was minimized and only few descriptions given on the route of sites along the way. Arriving in Sienna, expect at least a mile hike to St. Catherine's Church to meet tour guide. With the Palio bi-annual horse race the next day, the tour guide was very informative on the history of the city, the 17 contrade's areas of the city and history with Rome and Florence. The walk is very hilly on rough 1000 AD streets but sights and scenery are beautiful for pictures. Upon reaching the main square that was being prepared for the race the next day, we were given about 1 hour to tour the city. This would be great but we never got map to city and with the small roadways and high buildings, it would be very easy to get lost. The trek back to bus was another long hike before boarding to San Gimignano. Some good information on bus before arriving but again, a uphill climb to the miniature model of city and wine/cheese tasting. This was extremely disappointing as we had 59 people in group and were crammed into room no a/c with an impressive model of the city. After a short explanation, we were told the samples were on a small table in corner with very small plastic cups of wine and some small snacks. Bad thing was that only 4 people could be in front of the table at a time so many of us just left for the 45 minutes we had to view the sites of the city. I am giving this 5 stars due to the beautiful cities and sites we saw but do expect a lot of walking up hills and don't plan on the big wine/cheese sample.
Reviewed by: Elan M, August 2015
Reviewed by: Bernard K, August 2015
Really good. Both guides -- Matteo and the lady who showed us round San Gimignano were excellent and the day was really well organized and enjoyable.
Reviewed by: Lucy D, August 2015
One word "AWESOME"
Reviewed by: Minnie K, August 2015
Lots of info, chance for good food and good shopping.
Reviewed by: Rosemarie R, July 2015
This day trip was totally amazing. For me a dream come true, never thought I would see such beautiful scenery and buildings. The guide was informative, and provided a wonderful historical account of the area. I highly recommend this tour.