Pisa is of Etruscan origin and was an important naval base for the Romans. Its most celebrated attraction today is the Leaning Tower of Pisa which – along with the Coliseum, gondolas and spaghetti – has become a symbol of Italy. You can visit the “Field of Miracles” and see the Leaning Tower, the cathedral, the “Campo Santo” cemetery, the Baptistery and the cathedral museum. After a lengthy restoration a few years ago, the tower was reopened and you can now go to the top to admire the view. The climb to the summit is an experience in itself, as you can feel the “lean” in the structure while you wind your way towards the peak.
Located in the Elsa Valley, San Gimignano is a splendid treasure hidden in the heart of the famous Tuscan countryside. The first buildings that will catch your eyes are the majestic medieval watchtowers where wealthy families lived and were well protected from enemy attacks. As you turn left and right, admire every building of this charming village where locals still live peacefully. It is a quiet village that has descended through time from the Etruscan period to the Romans, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and from the Medici and the Lorena nobility. San Gimignano has always been extremely important for an economy based on agriculture. Fifteen watchtowers are visible today (seventy-two existed in the Middle Ages) and tourists have heard it referred to as the “Medieval Manhattan”.
Pisa (in the past known as the Portus Pisanus) was born as Port thanks the the Arno River that flows through the city. Our driver will give you lots of information about this incredible town, and you will learn that before the construction of the famous Leaning Tower in 1173, Pisa lived unbelievable historical periods from the Etruscan Age (almost 3000 years ago) to the Renaissance when the Medici and Florence jumped to the throne. You will have plenty of time to stroll around the Miracles’ Square where the mighty Leaning Tower, The Duomo, The Baptistery and Monumental Cemetery will make you fall in love of this amazing town. We will then leave Pisa to start the drive towards the medieval village of San Gimignano, probably the most famous one in the whole Chianti Region. The incredible location and architecture make this place definitely unique. You have to know that San Gimignano is known mostly for its 13 medieval watch Towers, in ht east used as house-forts. You might choose to climb on top of the tallest one, called the “Torre Grossa“, or enter the little church of “Collegiata” completely covered with Frescoes, or visiting the Torture Museum! In San Gimignano there will be plenty of local stores selling wines, olive oil, hand painted pottery, leather good and more. Upon request you can also have a delicious traditional lunch in a local family owned farm or Trattoria or visit a winery (see details below).
WINE TASTING & FULL LUNCH: We will take you to a local winery where you will taste some of the best Tuscan & Chianti wines paired with a delicious and typical meal. Additional 30/35 Euros per person to be directly on spot. Note: This option is a fixed menu. If any member of your party requires a vegetarian or gluten-free meal, please email us in advance so we may arrange this for you.
End of the tour
Return to pick up location between the hours 4-5pm.
- Pick up time: 8 am or as per your confirmation.
- Return time: 4-5pm or as per your confirmation.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE RESERVE ALL RIGHTS TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF ITINERARY. IF NECESSARY AT OUR DISCRETION DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES(ENVIRONMENTAL) OR POLITICAL REASONS(STRIKE/PROTEST)
One of our professional, knowledgeable English speaking driver guides will be waiting at pick up location (where you will be tendered) or agreed location at 8 am, or according to the agreed time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your or your party’s name on it.
- Ports (Pick up is normally 8am or otherwise agreed upon)
Our escort driver will be waiting at the gangway of your cruise ship or outside the cruise ship terminal. The escort driver will be holding up a sign with the group’s name on it. The email that accompanies the voucher you receive at the time of booking will indicate the meeting point for each specific port. We recommend that you meet onboard before exiting the ship. This way you are all together when meeting your escort driver and the tour can commence much more efficiently. Otherwise, the wait time for others will be 20minutes, after which time the tour will proceed.
The escort driver will be waiting at the arrival lobby holding a sign with the name in which the reservation was made under or otherwise stated.
Escort driver will be waiting at the lobby of the hotel. Normally pick up is 8:30am or otherwise stated.
The escort driver will be waiting outside the main doors of the building.
- San Gimignano
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- Full day 9 hours tour
- Round trip transportation from/to the ship
- Comfortable air conditioning minivan
- Professional tour guide-driver
- English speaking driver
- Pisa highlights
- Drive through the Tuscan Countryside
- Photo stops of Vineyards and Olive Grooves
- Visit of San Gimignano
- Free wi-fi on board
- Free water on board
- Fuel, tolls and taxes
- Meals and drinks
- Museums entrance fees
- For groups of more than 8 people from Livorno port and La Spezia Port we only provide multiple minivans with the maximum number of 8 people in each minivan. This is because minibuses are prohibited from entering the town center. Therefore, a waste of time will incur walking to the destinations, by minivans you will get to your destination directly without wasting time.