Florence day trips. Tuscany Private tours with personal English speaking driver-guide.

Tuscany sightseeing tours fit all those who want to come to Florence and would like to explore the rest of Tuscany region.

These are custom day excursions that include pick up and drop off at your accommodation with private driver-guide.

The advised range of distance from Florence for a day itinerary is maximum 3 hrs drive, in this range are included the following destinations:

  • Chianti wine region.
  • Siena and San Gimignano.
  • Montalcino, Pienza and Brunello wine area.
  • Montepulciano, Cortona Nobile wine area.
  • Pisa and Lucca.
  • Carrara and the marble quarries.
  • Cinque Terre.
  • Ferrari car factory.

The journey is enlivened by our English speaking driver, able to tell more about the scapes on the way and about the visited sites. If you are eager to know more about the area, feel free to upgrade your day trip by hiring a licensed local guide

Driver guides are professional chauffeurs also licensed as Tour Leaders. He/she is informative and entertaining, their knowledge of the areas and the whole country is VERY thorough, during the trip provides relevant information about the history, the culture, the spirit of the region and relative sights. During the tour, he/she drives guests as close as possible to each town center and eventually provides maps, timetables (if necessary) and information for making guests enjoy the area at their own pace. He/she can point out the right restaurants or will simply ensure that guests get out of their trip whatever they are looking for, fun, culture, sights, landscapes, shopping etc. Remember that he/she is not allowed to explain in the historical city centers and inside museum, churches, etc.”

Siena and San Gimignano

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Florence day trip with private English speaking driver to the two best preserved medieval towns of Tuscany: Siena and San Gimignano.

Meet your driver at your accommodation and depart to San Gimignano, named “The medieval Manhattan” due to the imposing tower-houses still present into the town. Self-guided visit and free time. Afterward, proceed to Monteriggioni, a lovely fortified hamlet located on the way to Siena, visit the village and free time for lunch.
In alternative have a lunch/wine tasting in a winery can be reserved on demand. In the afternoon proceed to Siena, the true heart of Tuscany. Enjoy the ambiance of this unique town walking along the streets, admiring the imposing Piazza del Campo. The colors and the shape of buildings remained untouched since the middle-age, even uses and customs did not change much since then.

Pienza and Orcia river valley

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Florence day Trip to Pienza and Montalcino, home of the Brunello wine, with private driver-guide.

Pick you up at your accommodation and journey throughout the green Tuscan countryside, as far as Orcia River Valley (recently included in the World Heritage List).

Visit Pienza, which has medieval origins (don’t miss to give a look to the mysterious local parish), but took its name from the Pope Pio II who wanted its reconstruction according to the Renaissance architecture.

After some free time in Pienza, travel as far as Bagnovignoni. It’s amazing! Just a handful of ancient houses, built around a thermal warm water spring, unmissable!

In the afternoon reach Montalcino a medieval town where is still visitable its imposing castle, but surely more renown as the wine capital of Italy, the motherland of the Brunello di Montalcino red wine.

Possibility to reserve, on request, winery visits and wine tastings.

Pisa and Lucca

pisa miracle fields leaning tower

Florence day tour with a personal driver to Lucca and Pisa, the two gems of the northern Tuscany.

Lucca it’s a lovely little town, still surrounded by its imposing city-walls, it is truly a nice surprise! Explore the old town by renting a bike or just strolling around, there is always something interesting to see: San Martino church, San Michele square, Via Fillungo.

Pisa is famous in the world for its Leaning Tower and the other beautiful buildings located nearby, beyond these magnificent monuments, there are other places like Piazza dei Cavalieri and Borgo Stretto, that are with seeing!

Cinque Terre

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Private tour from Florence with a personal driver to the 5 Terre, enjoy the highlights of Cinque Terre in one day.

Hold onto the cliffs you see at Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, five little villages located along the coast and surrounded by kilometers of terraces, vineyards and olive groves. Here people have lived for centuries isolated and in perpetual struggle with such an ungenerous Mother Nature; life in the Cinque Terre is tough, any human activity still requires hard effort, sweat and toil. The region will be explored on foot and ferry and the itinerary can be customized as follows:

– Wine and food lovers tour

– Hike and swim

– Cinque Terre with no hurry

– Cinque Terre and Portovenere

Tuscany olive oil tours

Tuscany Olive oil and bread, olives top view.

Florence olive oil day trip to the Tuscan countryside with English speaking driver, know more about the “green gold of Tuscany

Olive oil, together with the wine, is one of the symbols of the Italian gastronomy, both represent the sign of such a strong bond between man, land and centennial traditions.  A large variety of olive oils are nowadays easy to find in the stores all over the world, its production followed the sensible growth of the demand for “green gold”.  Sometimes the consumer remains a bit confused in front of such a great choice and price range, this tour might help you to better orient yourself in a choosing the right olive oil for your tastes. According to your time availability and wishes, half or full day tour can be arranged in the most important areas for the production of olive oil: Chianti, Mugello, Val d’Orcia, and combined with the visit of interesting sites and wineries of that area.

Ferrari car factory tour

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Florence Day trip with private English speaking driver-guide to the Motor Valley and Balsamic Vinegar region. – 10 hrs

This is Italy’s birthplace of race cars, not only Ferrari and Lamborghini, but even Maserati, Bugatti, and Ducati motorbikes were born, and still are working here! A full immersion in the motors’ world with an eye to the local gastronomy: this is the land of Balsamic Vinagre, Mortadella cold cut, Parmigiano cheese, and Lambrusco red wine. Pick up at your accommodation in Tuscany and depart to Maranello, the town where is located Ferrari car factory. Enjoy a guided visit of the museum, of the factory, and drive a Ferrari if you want (reservation is required). Afterward visit a local farm where is made the renown balsamic vinegar from Modena, have a tasting of this unique delicacy. In the afternoon visit the Lamborghini car factory or, in alternative the Ducati motorbikes factory

Tuscany wine tours

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Florence Half or full day tour with a personal driver, Tuscany wine tours – 8 hrs

The Italian way of life is even based on the wine culture. Nowhere else in the world you can find such a large variety of wines like in Italy. In different parts of Tuscany are made very famous wines like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, and Sassicaia. You may choose to experience one of those to start approaching “the great Tuscan reds”.  If you are a wine connoisseur, you might like to discover other interesting wine regions like Lucca and Pisa hills, Chianti della Rufina region, Candia and Luni hills near Carrara, or Cinque Terre white wines, less renown but still worth tasting. Wine tastings, winery visits, can be reserved on demand.

Montepulciano and Cortona

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Florence Private excursion with personal driver to Montepulciano and Cortona, Under the Tuscan Sun tour – 8 hrs

Pick up at your accommodation and, traveling immersed in the typical Tuscan countryside, we reach Montepulciano. It’s a medieval village located on a hilltop and surrounded by acres of vineyards, the homeland of the renown Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Visit the village and a winery to know more about the making of wine and experience a tasting of it. Possibility to arrange a light lunch – wine tasting.

In the afternoon depart to Cortona, an Etruscan village which overlooks the region covered by vineyards and olive grows. Visit the village and, if you like, also the Etruscan museum.

Carrara marble quarries

carrara marble quarries

Florence day trip with personal driver-guide to Carrara marble quarries. Discover one of the hidden treasures of Tuscany

After the Romans,  artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Bernini, Canova and many others, used this unique stone for their works of art. Nowadays quarrymen keep excavating this stone from steep slopes and export it all over the world. The tour includes the visit of a working quarry where, in the bright white of world’s largest marble beddings, you will know more about ancient and modern techniques used for the excavation and transportation of marble. You will see (in work days) quarrymen cutting off the mountain huge marble block, they have been doing it for 2000 years, that’s why for the locals, marble activities have become areal “way of life”. Don’t miss this experience.  The tour is completed by the visit of a workshop of sculpture, by looking at artists at work, know more of the techniques used the making of a statue, or better “to free from marble the figure still imprisoned inside the block”. Lunch can be arranged in Colonnata, the oldest quarrymen’s village or in Lucca. In the afternoon, enjoy a self-guided visit of Lucca, a lovely old town located one hour away from Carrara. Don’t miss to see: San Michele in Foro, St. Martin Cathedral, The Amphitheater square, and much more.

Shopping tours

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Florence day shopping tour to the fashion malls, in the land of fashion you are just spoilt for choice.

Florence, which has been the world’s first place where a fashion show was set, offers several shopping malls! The surroundings of Florence present The Mall (fashion brands outlet) and Barberino outlet. Don’t forget that even the city center of towns like Lucca and Forte dei Marmi offers great shopping opportunities. In Liguria, Genoa is another great place for shopping together with Portofino and Santa Margherita. Otherwise, you still may go to Monaco in the French Riviera.

Car transfers

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Florence car transfers with a private driver all over Italy.

– Airport transfers from/to Genoa, Portofino and the Riviera from/to Milan, Lake area, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome

– Cruise ports Transfers from/to Livorno, La Spezia, Genoa, Venice, Civitavecchia, Naples

– Transfers point to point or from/to train stations all over Italy

Don’t worry, just sit back and relax, our driver will take you at a destination. 

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