Full Day Tuscan Countryside and Wine Tasting

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Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the authentic charm of Tuscany with our Full Day Tuscan Countryside and Wine Tasting Tour
  • Enjoy a scenic ride through the stunning Tuscan countryside, exploring historic towns like Volterra
  • Indulge in a local wine-tasting session at a traditional farmhouse, complete with a light lunch
  • Visit San Gimignano, known for its iconic medieval watchtowers, and immerse yourself in its rich historical and cultural heritage
Price: $265.00   Sale Price: $225.00   Save: $40.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 9 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Light Snacks with Wine Tastings
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing and sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Full Day Tuscan Countryside and Wine Tasting

This charming excursion is perfect for those who have already visited Florence and Pisa, and want to see what the true Tuscan countryside has to offer.

Board your comfortable transportation for a relaxing, scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany as you make your way to Volterra. This hilltop village, known for its picturesque charm and historic significance, dates back to Etruscan times and was famously featured in Stephanie Meyer's widely popular Twilight book series. Embark on a journey through the heart of Tuscany and witness the beauty and charm of this iconic region come to life before your eyes.

Stand in Piazza dei Priori and be greeted by the clocktower and stately Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra's massive 13th-Century town hall. Admire the remnants of the Roman Theater and the 2,500-year-old Etruscan wall, built when the town was an affluent exporter of prized materials throughout the Mediterranean basin. One of these materials, alabaster, is still carved today by skilled artisans famous for their beautiful alabaster works. Other highlights include the Pinacoteca Comunale, an art museum displaying important Renaissance works.

Indulge in the Tuscan delights as you continue your journey to San Gimignano, where you'll have the opportunity to experience a wine tasting at a local farmhouse and savor a light lunch of traditional Tuscan cuisine.

As you approach San Gimignano, you will see what the town is known for, its numerous Medieval watchtowers. The towering structures of San Gimignano were symbols of power and prosperity during Medieval times, and they continue to captivate visitors today, offering glimpses into a bygone era of Tuscany's rich history.

Stroll through the narrow streets of San Gimignano, following in the footsteps of history, and pause in its charming piazzas to soak in the atmosphere of this medieval gem. Wrap up your experience in the Tuscan countryside with a taste of award-winning gelato (not included) before returning to the port.

This very popular tour sells out fast. Book early so that you don't miss out on this unique experience of the genuine flavors of Tuscany!