Florence (Livorno) San Gimignano Excursion Reviews

Discover the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano and roam the picturesque streets and town square on a day trip from Florence. Don’t forget to try the town’s award winning gelato!
It was so crowded.
It was so crowded. We did San Donato afterwards, expensive. Food was cold cuts, no hot pasta which some of the tours had. Second half was not crowded, only 16 on our bus. I would rather have done more wine tasting.
It was so crowded. We did San Donato afterwards, expensive. Food was cold cuts, no hot pasta which some of the tours had. Second half was not crowded, only 16 on our bus. I would rather have done more wine tasting. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a lovely tour.
This was a lovely tour. A true taste of the Tuscan region San Gimignano walled city very impressive to see, Had a light lunch in cafe then went to Tuscan Farmhouse for an amazing lunch and wines.
This was a lovely tour. A true taste of the Tuscan region San Gimignano walled city very impressive to see, Had a light lunch in cafe then went to Tuscan Farmhouse for an amazing lunch and wines. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Walking tour of San Gimignano and Volterra; transportation via van.
Walking tour of San Gimignano and Volterra; transportation via van.
Walking tour of San Gimignano and Volterra; transportation via van. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Visiting Gimignano ranks up there as one of the best tours of the trip.
Visiting Gimignano ranks up there as one of the best tours of the trip. Walking around the city and learning some of its history was informative. Visiting the Farm was a nice added benefit and experience.
Visiting Gimignano ranks up there as one of the best tours of the trip. Walking around the city and learning some of its history was informative. Visiting the Farm was a nice added benefit and experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
San Gimignano was amazing.
San Gimignano was amazing. The cobble stone streets and the skyline of the medieval houses were so impressive. I enjoyed every moment we spent in this historical Italian town.
San Gimignano was amazing. The cobble stone streets and the skyline of the medieval houses were so impressive. I enjoyed every moment we spent in this historical Italian town. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Same as above and it was the second half of the daily tour
Same as above and it was the second half of the daily tour
Same as above and it was the second half of the daily tour Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
After a look at the “David”, we had a quick lunch and time in the requisite souvenir shop.
After a look at the “David”, we had a quick lunch and time in the requisite souvenir shop. Then we headed out to a castle that had been converted to a winery. Beautiful countryside and delicious wine. Would have given 5 stars if it ... Read More
After a look at the “David”, we had a quick lunch and time in the requisite souvenir shop. Then we headed out to a castle that had been converted to a winery. Beautiful countryside and delicious wine. Would have given 5 stars if it wasn’t so expensive and didn’t have to waste time in the leather souvenir shop. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lots of walking but great tour guide and great places to see.
Lots of walking but great tour guide and great places to see. This is a full day excursion with lots of walking so be prepared!
Lots of walking but great tour guide and great places to see. This is a full day excursion with lots of walking so be prepared! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very good tour.
Very good tour. Not enough free time. Lunch was very good as were the wines included. It rained later in the day so we did not have the fabulous views of Tuscany. Recommend this tour overall.
Very good tour. Not enough free time. Lunch was very good as were the wines included. It rained later in the day so we did not have the fabulous views of Tuscany. Recommend this tour overall. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The best tour of our cruise.
The best tour of our cruise. We had a tour of San Gimignano, followed by lunch at a Tuscan farmhouse.
The best tour of our cruise. We had a tour of San Gimignano, followed by lunch at a Tuscan farmhouse. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Tour guide met us at our ship and took us to Volterra.
Tour guide met us at our ship and took us to Volterra. We walked around Volterra for a few hours. Our guide then took us to a private wine tasting/lunch at a small vineyard outside of San Gimignano. We sampled several varieties of ... Read More
Tour guide met us at our ship and took us to Volterra. We walked around Volterra for a few hours. Our guide then took us to a private wine tasting/lunch at a small vineyard outside of San Gimignano. We sampled several varieties of sausage, cheese, olive oil, wine and bread. Our guide then took us to San Gimignano, where we walked around for a few hours. Our guide then picked us up, and on the way back to our ship, took us next to the Pisa Duomo for a very short visit before he dropped us off at our ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Sienna was brilliant.
Sienna was brilliant. We then went to a winery who spent most of the time trying to sell their wines (not happy about that) and then we did not have enough time in San Gimignano. Rather not have done the winery.
Sienna was brilliant. We then went to a winery who spent most of the time trying to sell their wines (not happy about that) and then we did not have enough time in San Gimignano. Rather not have done the winery. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
A highlight of the cruise!
A highlight of the cruise! San Gimingnano is charming, a hill town tucked away in Tuscany with 14 unusual large towers (thinking is they were owned by wealthy inhabitants & "the bigger the better"). Loved the town, but even ... Read More
A highlight of the cruise! San Gimingnano is charming, a hill town tucked away in Tuscany with 14 unusual large towers (thinking is they were owned by wealthy inhabitants & "the bigger the better"). Loved the town, but even better was the lunch we had at San Donato, an organic farm nearby. They grow their own grapes, olives, almonds, herbs, etc. all organic. Best chianti I've ever had! Incredible food & warm friendly hosts who clearly love what they do & love to entertain. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a delightful tour except for the weather.
This was a delightful tour except for the weather. Always wanted to go to Tuscany so this really ticked the box for me. Even the drive home through the back roads was great.
This was a delightful tour except for the weather. Always wanted to go to Tuscany so this really ticked the box for me. Even the drive home through the back roads was great. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
With its rolling vistas and sprawling vineyards, beautiful Tuscany is known equally as the cradle ...
With its rolling vistas and sprawling vineyards, beautiful Tuscany is known equally as the cradle of the Renaissance and a center of culinary delights and astounding wines. On this day, our excursion takes us to the walled town of San ... Read More
With its rolling vistas and sprawling vineyards, beautiful Tuscany is known equally as the cradle of the Renaissance and a center of culinary delights and astounding wines. On this day, our excursion takes us to the walled town of San Gimignano and then lunch at a Tuscan farm. Windy and rainy, we struggled with our umbrellas and trying to focus our cameras in these conditions and hoping to see a break in the weather. What miserable weather did was focused our attention on the day that may have been the most beautiful day we had on our cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Had an enjoyable drive through Tuscany to tour San Gimignano,a very well preserved and beautiful ...
Had an enjoyable drive through Tuscany to tour San Gimignano,a very well preserved and beautiful medieval town.
Had an enjoyable drive through Tuscany to tour San Gimignano,a very well preserved and beautiful medieval town. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
I love medieval towns, and this is now my favorite.
I love medieval towns, and this is now my favorite. We walked with a guide and had time to shop. I loved the history and the shops.
I love medieval towns, and this is now my favorite. We walked with a guide and had time to shop. I loved the history and the shops. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
When you get here, rent a car as soon as you get off ship and go to Voltera and San Gimignano..
When you get here, rent a car as soon as you get off ship and go to Voltera and San Gimignano.. You wont be disappointed. absolutely beautiful
When you get here, rent a car as soon as you get off ship and go to Voltera and San Gimignano.. You wont be disappointed. absolutely beautiful Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Would have liked more time but a great town
Would have liked more time but a great town
Would have liked more time but a great town Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
San Gimignano is a wonderful medieval village with tons of shopping and restaurants.
San Gimignano is a wonderful medieval village with tons of shopping and restaurants. Walking to the top provides beautiful vistas. They even have public restrooms!
San Gimignano is a wonderful medieval village with tons of shopping and restaurants. Walking to the top provides beautiful vistas. They even have public restrooms! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Been on this tour before - although very expensive and a long day - we loved it just as much.
Been on this tour before - although very expensive and a long day - we loved it just as much. Two medieval towns - fascinating and fantastic views. Great shops - I could stay their for ever!
Been on this tour before - although very expensive and a long day - we loved it just as much. Two medieval towns - fascinating and fantastic views. Great shops - I could stay their for ever! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Enjoyed both towns and the lunch at the farm.
Enjoyed both towns and the lunch at the farm. The bus was a bit cramped, though.
Enjoyed both towns and the lunch at the farm. The bus was a bit cramped, though. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
San Gimignano great, wine tasting and lunch although extra 30 euros great, well worth it.
San Gimignano great, wine tasting and lunch although extra 30 euros great, well worth it. vehicle great, Drive (Ivan) horrific, the worst driver we had, no manner, drove too fast and badly, advertised as English speaking (no way) if he ... Read More
San Gimignano great, wine tasting and lunch although extra 30 euros great, well worth it. vehicle great, Drive (Ivan) horrific, the worst driver we had, no manner, drove too fast and badly, advertised as English speaking (no way) if he understood English he certainly did not respond to any of our requests to stop or slow down. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Amazing town but so packed and at the end of a very busy day we just found a cafe and people ...
Amazing town but so packed and at the end of a very busy day we just found a cafe and people watched! The worse thing about the whole tour was the poorly maintained coach - air conditioning was not working well and the suspension was not ... Read More
Amazing town but so packed and at the end of a very busy day we just found a cafe and people watched! The worse thing about the whole tour was the poorly maintained coach - air conditioning was not working well and the suspension was not that apparent! Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Private tour with Rome In Limo with group size of 6.
Private tour with Rome In Limo with group size of 6. Perfect size for group and we enjoyed a beautiful lunch at a vineyard that looked up on San Gimignano. A great way to see Tuscany and the village life. We also visited the town of ... Read More
Private tour with Rome In Limo with group size of 6. Perfect size for group and we enjoyed a beautiful lunch at a vineyard that looked up on San Gimignano. A great way to see Tuscany and the village life. We also visited the town of Volterra first which great also. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises