Spend the day in Tuscany
Step away from the hustle and bustle of Rome and head to Tuscany for the day in your own private group. If you want to see the best of what Tuscany has to offer in just one day, then this is the ideal tour. You will have a private driver for the entire day, who will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off, if requested; you’ll travel like a superstar in comfort and style in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with charging ports and WiFi too. Arrive in style ready to enjoy the Tuscan countryside with everything you could possibly need! While a trip to Tuscany can feel like a long day, it definitely won’t on this tour as you sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful rolling countryside in complete contentment. Your journey will be almost as good as your time in Tuscany itself: pampered, carefree and completely easy. There is no better way of traveling from Rome to the stunning Tuscan terrain.
Your tour leader will have you in Tuscany by mid-morning, ready to enjoy your day in this beautiful region. This tour has been created with social distancing and safety regulations in mind - guests will be required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer on the journey from Rome to Tuscany, and masks are obligatory indoors too. While these areas are usually packed with visitors, Italy is quieter than ever right now and it is the ideal time to explore the Tuscan streets without the crowds. Plan your perfect day with complete peace of mind.
Visit the Val D’Orcia region
This 11-hour private tour will take you to the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano first of all. Here you’ll have the chance to explore the medieval wine cellars that are still used today, and admire the exposed brick Duomo that makes for the perfect photo spot both outside and in. You’ll see Punch’s Tower, where Punch strikes his bell from the clock tower every hour - and your tour leader will be sure to advise you on where to eat and drink in Montepulciano, as this is where you’ll enjoy your lunch. There is plenty of time for exploring and souvenir shopping here before you head back to the car to continue onwards with your Tuscan adventure.
The next stop on this tour is St. Biagio’s Church. This 16th-century Renaissance church is a true masterpiece, with a travertine facade that glistens in the Italian sunshine. It rests just below the town of Montepulciano and is said to have inspired the design of St. Peter’s Basilica back at the Vatican City. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the church’s architecture and admire the stunning scenery all around it, safe in the knowledge that it’s not something most people take the time out from city exploring to visit when traveling to Rome. This day trip really will have you feeling like a VIP!
Prepare for Pienza
The next stop is Pienza, and during the journey, your guide will tell you everything you need to know about this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Listen to stories about its conception, and find out where you might want to visit upon your arrival: the two Renaissance palaces or the breathtaking Duomo, for example. You’ll have free time to explore when you get there, so it is up to you to discover how you want to spend your time. From the winding streets of this beautiful town to the rolling hills surrounding it, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the best views and deciding what to do.
You can’t leave without making sure you pick up some delicious pecorino cheese, Pienza’s most important produce. Then head back to the car and embark on the return journey to Rome, satisfied after a day of exploring the beautiful Tuscan countryside in your own VIP group with all the comforts you could possibly need!
Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions and new safety policies, all customers will be required to wear a mask at some points during City Wonders tours such as during car journeys. Hand sanitizer will be provided before and after the journey. Thank you for your cooperation.