ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TOURS, AWAY FROM BIG CROWDS AND COMPLETELY INVOLVED IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE!
Your driver will be meeting you early in the morning to take on a tour off the beaten path!
San Gimignano, located in the "Elsa Valley", is a unique place hidden between the hills of the Tuscan countryside. As you approach the village, you will be spotting the majestic medieval watch towers known as fortified mansions where rich families used to live and to protect themselves in case of enemy attacks. Your will be walking up and down the narrow roads of this charming village and you will have plenty of photo opportunities!!
This quiet village has descended through time from the Etruscan period to the Romans and from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, building up its strong economy on agricolture. San Gimignano is also defined as the "Manhattan of the Middle Ages": there used to be seventy-two towers in the village, but unfortunately only fifteen are left.
You will then be driven to Volterra in the afternoon. Volterra (Velathri is the Etruscan name) is just twenty minute drive west of San Gimignano. In the first place it belonged to the Etruscan confederation (Etruria, which represented a politcal and religious alliance) with other eleven cities scattered between Tuscany and Lazio regions . Priori Square and Priori Palace, The Medicean Fortress and Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistry, The Museum Of Sacred Art, The Art Gallery, The Roman Theatre and Thermae and The Guarnacci Etruscan Museum are some of the highlights of this town.
Volterra is recognized as the alabaster capital of the World – in case you didn’t know! An alabaster souvenir would represent the perfect gift to take home with you!
According to traffic and timing, the driver might choose to start the tour either from Volterra or San Gimignano.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy your lunch at a local Tuscan Trattoria, your driver will be pleased to reserve a table for you!
After the tour we will drive back to the port on time!
Individual Prices per Group
|Number of Passenger(s)||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||450 euro|
|2 Pax||240 euro|
|3 Pax||160 euro|
|4 Pax||125 euro|
|5 Pax||110 euro|
|6 Pax||100 euro|
|7 Pax||85 euro|
|8 Pax||75 euro|
The tours listed in the website will be provided following the itinerary as they are described. Being a shared tour, changes in the itinerary will be taken in consideration just if every group member in the vehicle agrees.
We kindly ask our clients to be always be on time in respect of all the other members of the group, and to follow the driver's recommendations for timing during the service: this will guarantee your satisfaction for a memorable day!
You can either create a group for a tour or else join a group which has already been created by someone else.
Number of people per group: our vans can accommodate from 1 to 8 people (a group with 9 passengers or more will require additional vehicles; NOTE: we always use up to 8 passengers vehicles in order to guarantee the best service as larger buses CANNOT enter historical city centers), The cost per person for the tour will be lower as the number of participants in the group increases.
Once you create or join a group, your personal information (name, telephone , email address) will be shared with the other members in the group.
Every time somebody joins or drops out of the group, all the other members will be automatically receiving a new voucher with the current number of people and new price per person.
CREATING A GROUP - READ CAREFULLY!!!! : once you create a group, the tour is automatically confirmed for the number of people in your party. Who ever creates a group will decide the maximum number of people to have in the group. Once you create a group you will receive a confirmation voucher with the details and the cost per person. At this point the group will be advertised on our website and will also have the chance to find other fellow cruisers like you willing to join the group (on cruisecritic.com or other cruise forums). The larger the group gets (max 8 people) the lower the cost will be per person.
JOINING A GROUP: all the created groups will be advertised on our website. If nobody else joins the group, there will only be the group's creator members on tour, who agree to pay the rate per person according to the number of passengers listed in the tour description (check the "individual prices per group" section). Whenever a new member joins the group, all the other members will be receiving an updated voucher with the new number of participants and price per person. Anyone in the group will still be able to cancel the reservation up to seven days before the scheduled tour date with no charge.
CANCELLATION POLICY AND PAYMENTS
If you cancel less than 7 days before the scheduled tour or don't show up the day of the tour, you will be charged for the full amount of the services you booked. This is to ensure that a group will not be left empty at the last minute.
If you join a group less than 7 days prior to the scheduled tour date, your reservation will be subject to 100% cancellation fee of the cost of the booked services.
No deposit will be charged.
If members of the group cancel less than 7 days before the tour OR if they don't show up the day of the tour, the other members of the group will not be charged with a higher price but they will be responsible just for their portion.
If the group creator decides to leave the group, the tour will be cancelled and other members will have to create or join otehr groups.
Payment in cash EURO or US$ ONLY directly to the driver at the end of the tour. Please note that payment in US$ is less convenient compared to EURO because of the exchange rate.