Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena

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Pass By: Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena Italy

Meet your guide in front of the church of San Domenico in Siena at 9:30am, easy to find even if you are arriving from out of town with your own car, as there is parking in the vicinity.
Travel south out of town on one of the most panoramic roads of Tuscany, through...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena Italy

Meet your guide in front of the church of San Domenico in Siena at 9:30am, easy to find even if you are arriving from out of town with your own car, as there is parking in the vicinity.
Travel south out of town on one of the most panoramic roads of Tuscany, through the characteristic moonscapes of the Crete Senesi.

Stop At: 53041 Chiusure Province of Siena, Italy

Enjoy brief stops along the Crete Senesi for for photo opportunities before visiting a quaint, non touristic medieval hamlet. Continue along this stunning landscape and reach the UNESCO heritage site of the Val d’Orcia, where you come across some of Tuscany’s most iconic postcard pictures.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, near Montepulciano Italy

Arrive to the beautiful, utopian renaissance town of Pienza, one of the first towns to be entirely planned out on paper by important architects of the time. These were called upon by Pope Pius II, the humanist pope who wanted to renovate his native town and bring it new splendor.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Il Duomo di Pienza, Piazza Pio II, 2, 53026, Pienza Italy

Spend your leisure time exploring the Romanesque church of Corsignano or the ideal, Renaissance Cathedral and walk along the scenic route overlooking the valleys and hills beyond. Browse the pretty streets of this gem of a town or some of its many shops of local crafts and products.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Val d'Orcia, Italy

Visit a val d'Orcia dairy farm for a wholesome and refreshing lunch based mainly on the fresh ingredients produced on the farm. Here you can learn about the pecorino sheep cheese making processes, visit the farm animals and learn about the lifestyle of the area. Weather permitting, lunch will be served on a panoramic terrace, overlooking the valley below.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Montepulciano, Montepulciano, Tuscany

In the afternoon, visit one of the biggest and proudest of the Tuscan hill towns, Montepulciano. This town was first under the dominance of medieval Siena and then became an ally to renaissance Florence: here you can recognize the influences of both Republics in its architecture and art. Located on a steep hill, you can look over the ledge at the the Tuscany - Umbrian border.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Pazza Grande, 53045, Montepulciano Italy

Visit the main square, Piazza Grande, and explore one of the many old wineries carved out of the ground below the city, and taste the Vino Nobile that was produced by the many important and noble families that one lived here.After a short walk around town with your guide, enjoy some free time on a second tasting of the Nobile wine or visit the town’s many stores, palaces, churches and streets. As you follow the main road down the hill, imagine how hard the “Bravio delle Botti” town festival must be: a competition between the neighborhoods of the town that race wine barrels from the bottom of the hill, all the way to the top.
On some occasions the itinerary might vary a little. In this case, the tour could be slightly modified but will maintain a similar general imprint, of the same duration and with all the same inclusions.


Duration: 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
  • Lunch
  • Cheese tasting
  • Driver/Guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Piazza San Domenico, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 61 reviews

Reviewed: April 30, 2020

Jennifer S

What an extraordinary day from start to finish. Our group had a lovely drive through the hills stopping in a little town for coffee. Both Pienza and Montepulciano are beautiful each in their own way. We had enough time to walk around and see the main streets and a few little side alleys. Every few feet was a postcard view. Incredible.
The included lunch was very good and after we had a quick visit with some of the animals on the property. Our guide was terrific and gave us a lot of information along the drive and as we arrived in each town.
The whole tour process works well. The meet up at the church went quickly and we were dropped off there at the end of the day. I purposely chose a hotel a 2 minutes walk from the meeting point since my three full days in Sienna included two days on these small group tours with this company. Overall I thinks it's very good value for the money. Small tours allow more conversation among the group, more opportunity to ask the guide questions, and the small vans can drop you off close to the walled towns and quickly maneuver through traffic better than giant tour busses.


Reviewed: December 6, 2019

rbarnes1950

Our guide Georgia was Amazing! She was so knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to.
The trip left from Siena. The views of the Tuscan area was Outstanding, the farm to table lunch was the best part of the trip. Would do this trip again!


Reviewed: November 11, 2019

Kathleen T

We had a lovely day with our tour guide, Ambra! I could have skipped the stop for tea/coffee in Asciano so that we could have more time in Pienza and Montepulciano, but we knew when we booked the trip that our time there would be limited. We enjoyed lunch on the patio at the pecorino farm. The view was absolutely beautiful! Lunch was light but good (but no meat). I was surprised that the pasta was a cold rotini salad from pre-made pasta---not the fresh pasta you'd expect in Italy. Ambra made the trip special. We stopped in several places so she could take photos of us. She is passionate about Italian history and culture and we really enjoyed talking to her. We took another Tuscan Escapes trip the next day and also had a good experience. I think their trips are a good way to see the countryside and explore hill towns if you don't have a car and don't want to deal with public transportation.


Reviewed: October 14, 2019

Steve T

We had a lovely day trip from Siena to Pienza and Montepluciano with TuscanEscapes Tours. The eight hour tour included an unbelievable lunch stop at Podore I’ll Casale along with a nice visit to Pienza and Montepluciano. Our guide was very cool and fun to be with as well as very knowledgeable. Lastly, we had a fun wine tasting De’Ricci in Montepluciano and was able to learn a lot about the historic building and wine making family. A wonderful day!


Reviewed: October 3, 2019

margie s

Tour guide should have known that the bathroom was near the bus instead of sending me all the way back up the main street.