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Wine Tasting, Tuscan Countryside, San Gimignano & Volterra

Shore Excursions

From the Port of Livorno (Florence)
Wine Tasting, Tuscan Countryside, San Gimignano & Volterra
Code : LVS03
Type : Small Group Tours

Duration : 9 Hours

Price tag Starting From:
*150.00 €
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Adults (15 - 64)
Kids (4 - 14)
Senior > 64
Infant (0 - 3)


Been to Florence & Pisa already and looking for something different?  This is it!  Our private shore excursion from Livorno to go wine tasting in the Tuscany countryside is something truly wonderful but completely different.  This day trip to the Tuscan countryside from Livorno will take you to San Gimignano and Volterra, which will take you back many, many centuries to the Medieval. 


Features of this day trip to go wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside from Livorno:

  • Pick-up at the port (please refer to your confirmation for precise meeting instructions)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Medieval towers and architecture in San Gimignano and Volterra
  • Handsome churches, public buildings, and piazzas
  • Picturesque countryside, spectacular views
  • Guarnacci Etruscan Museum in Volterra (optional)
  • Great shopping
  • Wine tasting & appetizers
  • Drop off at the ship


San Gimignano has been called “the Medieval Manhattan” because of its majestic towers, some of which you can even climb for spectacular views of the territory.  Besides the towers, San Gimignano will charm you with its beautiful stone buildings and Medieval architecture, stylish boutiques, and local products (especially the award-winning gelato!).  

If you eat too much gelato, no worries!  You can work off your ice cream by trekking up to the fortress.  Once inside you’re likely to find musicians and artists enlivening the scene, and then you can climb even more stairs to get to the belvedere with jaw-dropping panoramas of the countryside all around.  

For a less strenuous post-gelato activity, check out the frescoes in the churches of Santa Maria Assunta and Sant’Agostino, or take a stroll around the exterior of the town to admire the handsome ancient walls and city gates.


The Medieval town of Volterra, founded in pre-Roman times by the ancient Etruscan civilization that once inhabited central Italy sits on a rocky plateau and is protected by medieval ramparts. Even though Volterra is small there are lots of things to see.  

In Piazza dei Priori you will admire the symmetry and beauty of the square, and really feel that you have stepped back in time as you gaze at the crenelated clock tower.  If you’re crazy about the Etruscans you will want to make a bee-line to the world-renowned Etruscan Museum; if you prefer Roman history, then the Roman amphitheater, which is in excellent shape.  

If you were a fan of The Twilight series you can run around and try to find locations made famous by the books, or maybe a vampire or two.  Art lovers will appreciate the fine frescoes in the Church of San Francesco and the many exceptional works of art in the Pinacoteca.  Shoppers will love the boutiques and alabaster products.  Shutterbugs will be snapping so many shots they’ll be blessing the day digital cameras were invented.


The terrain around San Gimignano is particularly lovely, it’s that rolling Tuscan countryside you see on postcards.  This region produces white wines.  Vernaccia di San Gimignano is light and crisp, perfect on a hot day!

Kindly note that this is a SHARED TOUR tour with a set itinerary. For the sake of all participants, please be prepared to respect the time allotted at each stop by your driver. If you have a hard time sticking to a schedule or would like to customize the tour, we encourage you to book a private service.


  • Tour bus for 9 or more participants; minivan for 8 or fewer
  • Private driver plus a guide for groups of 9 or more; English-speaking driver-guide for groups of 8 or fewer
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the bus terminal (inside the port)
  • Gas, tolls, and parking fees
  • Wine tasting with appetizers at a local winery


  • Tickets and guides, if not specified to be part of the tour package, are an extra cost to be arranged with the office.

  • Admission fees are not included

  • Gratuities 


  • The wine tasting and light lunch are included in the rate.
  • Due to traffic and other factors the order of things may vary.

Meeting Point

  • Departs from the port's transportation hub . Please take the shuttle provided by the Port of Livorno . Pay them 5.00 euro per person to go to


Is this tour private?

No, it is a shared tour of up to 30 passengers.

What is the number of participants on the tour?

The average group size is 15 persons. Max 30 persons.

Where do we meet the driver/guide?

Your tour departs from the port's transportation hub, located near the main gate of the port. When you exit your ship's security area, please look for the shuttle bus and port agents who will sell you a ticket. On your arrival at coach parking, please look for our local representative holding a “DriverinRome” sign.

Does the driver go with us inside the monuments?

No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.

Does the tour include admission fees to the sites?

Entry fees are not included in the rate.

Is the wine tasting included in the rate?

Yes, the wine tasting accompanied by appetizers is included in the rate.

How about minors on the tour?

It's perfectly fine to bring youths under 16 and children to the winery. They will be served a non-alcoholic beverage during the wine tasting.

Does the tour include a guide?

If there are fewer than 9 people in your group, you will travel in a minivan with an English-speaking driver-guide. If there are more than 9 people on your tour, you will travel in a minibus with a separate driver and English-speaking guide. Since buses have limited access to the city, additional walking will be involved.

What is the duration of the tour?

The duration of the tour is 9 hours from pick-up and drop-off.

Do we follow a standard itinerary or is the itinerary flexible?

Since this is a shared tour, the itinerary is set but if you have any specific requests please contact our office and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Do you guarantee the return to the ship on time?

In almost 30 years of business, we have never caused a client to miss the boat! Our itineraries are designed to guarantee your timely return to port.

Is a gratuity included in the price?

Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.

Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.

Only pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets (if requested) are not refundable under the circumstance and will be charged to your card.

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