Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card
starting time:8:00 AM
For up to 4 Persons from Livorno Port: 650 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Livorno Port: 700 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Livorno Port: 800 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Florence Hotel: 650 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Florence Hotel: 675 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Florence Hotel: 700 EUROS
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Journey into the heart of the mesmerizing countryside of Tuscany to San Gimignano and Siena from Florence and from Livorno Cruise Port in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal Stefano Rome Tours knowledgeable English speaking Driver who is dedicated to making your shore excursion to Tuscany a memorable experience you will treasure for life.
You will enjoy a pleasant drive through the enchanting region of Tuscany to your first destination, Siena.
Siena’s history extends as far back as Ancient Rome as a Roman colony. For centuries since, Siena grew into a prosperous significant medieval town, a rightful rival to the neighboring Florence.
In the 14th century its fate and fortunes fell due to pestilence and banking decline. Construction and expansion abruptly stopped, and with little subsequent development and industrialization Siena inadvertently preserved its medieval architecture, culture, and traditions that we enjoy today.
Among the historic traditions that date back to ancient tribal systems retained in Siena, is the town’s 17 districts (contrade)- each with its own coat of arms and strong identity.
This is most prevalent every July 2 and August 16 during the Palio delle Contrade, the famous precarious horseracing around the perimeter of the town’s main square, Piazza del Campo.
Siena is small enough in size to be enjoyed on foot to enhance your experience.
It’s brimming with outdoor cafes, shops and boutiques that sell locally crafted products, and with the perfectly preserved medieval buildings you feel you’ve just stepped back in time a thousand years while enjoying modern day amenities.
From Siena you will be on your way through the countryside of Tuscany to your next destination, the world famous San Gimignano.
Resting on a hilltop overlooking the Elsa Valley, San Gimignano has rightfully earned its reputation as the "Medieval Manhattan of Tuscany".
While in San Gimignano, your driver will be happy to offer suggestions for lunch as there are many restaurant opportunities for varying tastes and budgets.
San Gimignano's history is ancient, founded in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans, with documented records beginning in the 10th century when it adopted the name of the Bishop of Modena who defended it from Attila’s Huns, Saint Geminianus.
Due to its location along the “Via Francigena”, San Gimignano’s wealth and architectural development flourished during the 11th and 13th centuries.
Unlike many Italian medieval villages that have lost their towers due to urban renewal, wars, or natural disasters, San Gimignano preserved 14 of its original 72 towers which have become its international symbol and pride.
Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among these magnificent towers are narrow winding lanes that add to the charm of this medieval town.
The main square in town is Piazza della Cisterna, a charming triangular square surrounded by beautiful medieval houses, palaces and towers surpassing rooftops. Shops, cafes and boutiques offer locally crafted products and delicacies.
In the center of the square is the restored 14th century well on whose steps locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy the beauty that surrounds them...and also enjoy some of the best gelato in Tuscany that is available at the gelateria in the square.
From here you will enjoy a relaxing drive through the Tuscan countryside on your way back to your ship in Livorno.
Thank you very much for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your Italy Shore Excursions and Day Tours from Rome and Florence. We look forward to showing you Italy!
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Payment can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
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Your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your Tour starting time, holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Please do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus to exit the port.
From your hotel, your driver will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or the area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&B’s without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Address.
* If your hotel or accommodation is located on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible, and meet you on foot at your Address to accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door to Door service may not be possible on streets and areas that are restricted to vehicle traffic or stops.
This tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide.
Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed to protect official licensed guides that makes it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle.
On this Siena and San Gimignano Tour by car you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.
You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance with municipality and traffic laws.
SAVE a lot on this Siena and San Gimignano Shore Excursion from Livorno by sharing your tour with fellow cruisers for up to 8 guests per minivan! It’s easy: just place an ad on Cruise Critic roll call and invite others to join you. Share the fun and the expense. LEARN MORE ABOUT TOUR SHARING
Reviews from our Customers
Our tour from the Livorno port to Siena and San Gimignano was wonderful. This was the fourth time I have used your company and would give you more than 5 stars for all of them. On this one I met a driver who was an older gentleman at first, then there seemed to be a mix up and then we met a young man who was probably the best driver I have had the pleasure of meeting from your company. I think his named was Tony and he told us he drives for Andrea Bocelli . He was polite, drove excellently and gave us great ideas of what to see and pointed out interesting things to see on the way there and ...
Thank you. Both our experience in Siena/Tuscany with Tony and Naples with Vincenzo were excellent and I plan to review it at 5/5. Thank you for making our honeymoon extra special.
Day Tour from Florence
In February, 2018, my husband and I and another couple were in Florence for three days. We booked a day tour of the Tuscan countryside, including a winery tour and lunch, with Stefano Rome Tours. What a fabulous day! Jean Maria was at our hotel on time and took us to the winery south of Florence. He was there promptly to pick us up and then took us to San Gimignano, as well as several other places in Florence that we would not have been able to see with out walking a great distance. Jean Maria was very informative about the history of the Tuscan area and made our day unforgettable. Thank you...
Cruise day tour to Siena and San Gimignano
Organising this tour for six people from the port of Livorno could not have been easier. Communication at all times was excellent. Our driver/guide Wolfgang met us at the cruise ship and it was a short walk to his brand new Mercedes minivan. He spoke excellent English and was a knowledgable guide with a good sense of humour. It was the preparation weekend for the Palio di Siena horse race so it was very busy, but a wonderful atmosphere. Wolfgang managed to drop and collect us right by the cathedral which was a real bonus. On the way to San Gimignano we had an additional short stop at the ...