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Siena & San Gimignano

a cruise excursion in Livorno

Duration: 10 hours
Languages: EN, IT, ES
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

We travel to San Gimignano,

Your driver will take you throught classic sweet hills vineyards and silvery green olive groves, a living picture postcard! Breathtaking scenery, the spectacle of nature that changes colors every season is incomparable.

San Gimignano, famous  quiet medieval village has descended through time untouched well preserved. Situated among the sweet hills of olives grooves and vineyards (here we have the famous white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano "made only here")

San gimignano is served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-house (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power, San Gimignano has retained it's feudal atmosphere and appearance.

And if you like the icecream (gelato), here you will find one of the best icecream shops in high quality i recommend to taste it  that also won the world championships. Your driver will tell you where exactly it is situated.

Before lunch we live San Gimignano to go to Siena, there i recommend a quick lunch on the city street to optimize the time.

In Siena where you'll notice an ancient atmosphere, the beautifull medieval city well preserved inside, narrow streets and sqares, churches and towers, it's beautifull historic centre that has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You'll feel as if you've stepped back in time. Here you can tasting local products.(pecorino cheese - the typical sliced salami of Cinta Senese - wines chianti - extra virgin olive oil - pasta toscana "Pici and Pappardelle" - Cream and wild boar - the typical sweets Ricciarelli, Panforte.

We will enter the heart of Siena, the gothic cathedral (Duomo is one of the most spectacular in Italy in full gothic style), but where there is the most important event is Piazza del Campo, dominated by Tower del Mangia witness to many events in history, but the most intriguing is the Palio, an horse race, one of the most important things in the life of a Siena native.

In the square on 2 July and 16 August there is a bareback horse race that was first recorded in 1283. On those days mayhem takes over, "Piazza del Campo" with it's strange shape of half orange , is covered with earth covering her typicol red brick (to allow the horse race).

Everything will be done passionately on those days the mayhem takes over this small town we can observe local patriotism at its best and worst.

After all that rest in the van that will take you back the ship.

 

Why this excursion?

  • Personal Professional driver
  • Private air conditioning vehicle, fully insured, according to the Italian Law.
  • All taxes, tolls, parking fees, fuel are included
  • Mineral water on board
  • Map of florence
  • Private Licensed Tour Guide of Florence (optional)
  • Private Licensed International Tour Manager for the entire day (optional)
  • Skip the line tickets, on request (your Tour Guide will be happy to reserve and purchase in advance tour tickets, with no extra fee)
  • Customized shore excursion, on request please, don't hesitate to contact us on info@shorebee.com

Important remarks

General Information:

  • Available all year round
  • Tour lenght: 9,30-10 hours
  • Pick up drop off location: at your ship, in the port of Livorno
  • Pick up time: according to your ship schedule, suggested 8:00 am

Optionals:

  • Licensed Tour Guide of Florence, at your disposal for a 3 hours walking tour (exterior): Santa Croce square, Bargello Palace, Signoria Palace, copy of the David by Michelangelo, Uffizi Loggia, Vasarian Corridor, Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), New Market, San Michele church, Republic Square, Cathedral with his impressive dome by Brunelleschi (internal visit included, free skip the line), copy of the Gates of Paradise of the Baptistry, Giotto Beltower.
  • Reservation and purchase of skip the Line tickets for the Accademia (original David by Michelangelo) or for the Uffizi Gallery (closed on Mondays)
  • Licensed International Tour Manager at your disposal for the entire day

Cancellation policy

  • No charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days prior to the excursion date
  • 50% charge for cancellations made from 9 to 5 days prior the excursion date
  • 75% charge for cancellations made from 4 to 2 days prior to the excursion date
  • 100% charge for cancellations made 24 hours or less or no show

Included

  • Private air conditioning van
  • Personal professional Driver
  • All taxes, tolls, parkings, fuel and driver maintenance

Not included

  • Meals, drinks and any other personal purchase
  • Licensed Tour Guide of Florence (in accordance to the Italian Law, the driver is not allowed to give art and history information)
  • Entrance fees, if required

Start location

livorno

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