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Highlights of Siena

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 545

Discover the secrets of Siena on a fascinating walking tour, then don't miss the chance to visit one of the most prestigious wineries in Tuscany and the world, Brunello di Montalcino. Enjoy local wine, oil, balsamic vinegar and snacks. Then, take a Tuscan cooking class for an unforgettable evening!


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to Siena to sample the world’s best wines and discover the traditions of Tuscany.

Your trip to Italy focuses on Siena, a preserved glimpse of Italy from the late medieval period. Like so many Tuscan cities, Siena is full of gorgeous Gothic architecture and has an intoxicating atmosphere. You’ll have access to the major sites, like Siena Cathedral and the statue of the Capitoline Wolf, which was brought to the city by the sons of Rome’s founder, Remus. You’ll also enjoy breathtaking views of the town and the surrounding countryside. While in Siena, you’ll head to nearby Montalcino to learn about the world’s greatest wine and sample prestigious vintages from various wineries in the territory, including the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino. The next day, you’ll join a cooking class to discover the roots of Tuscan culture and learn how to make Tuscan dishes like bruschetta, pici, and crostini. You’ll then be able to take this knowledge back home with you to let you bring a bit of Tuscany into your kitchen.

This Siena city break makes for a great add-on to a trip to Rome or a larger Italy vacation package.


 

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Accommodation in Siena

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    Villa Scacciapensieri



    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only ...

    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Free Newspapers in Lobby
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lift/elevator
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Tennis Court

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    Hotel Athena



    The Athena, a four-star hotel in Siena, stands in the heart of the old town centre inside the ancient city walls. It is ideally located for reaching Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral, just a few minutes walk away. The hotel is inside the city ...

    The Athena, a four-star hotel in Siena, stands in the heart of the old town centre inside the ancient city walls. It is ideally located for reaching Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral, just a few minutes walk away. The hotel is inside the city center but outside the ZTL (restricted traffic area). The hotel offers a wide range of services and a splendid view of the surrounding countryside characterized by its gently rolling hills and the profile of cypress trees and old farmhouses which add touches of colour to the skyline.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Restaurant
    • Rooftop Terrace

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    Borgo Grondaie



    Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena is a country house with rooms and apartments in the heart of Tuscany just 2 km away from Siena center and 1 km away from the train station. Maintaining its rural and rustic setting, Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena offers guests the ...

    Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena is a country house with rooms and apartments in the heart of Tuscany just 2 km away from Siena center and 1 km away from the train station. Maintaining its rural and rustic setting, Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena offers guests the possibility to choose between accomodation in hotel rooms or apartments with self-catering solution, both furnished in authentic rustic country Tuscan style and with all modern comforts included free wifi and free parking. The 4 acres that surround Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena and the outdoor salt water swimming pool will make your holiday unforgettable. If you decide to travel in winter time, you can relax in front of the lobby fireplace tasting our selection of Italian wines.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Garden
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
    • Reception (Limited hours)

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    Executive



    Modern hotel. 0808 SR Situated in a residential area of the town right next to the university congress centre. There is regular public transport to both the City centre and the main railway station. All rooms are large and in very good condition & modern ...

    Modern hotel. 0808 SR Situated in a residential area of the town right next to the university congress centre. There is regular public transport to both the City centre and the main railway station. All rooms are large and in very good condition & modern in style with light wood furniture and neutral coloured walls. Decor and colour scheme varies but always bright and tasteful.

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    Locanda Di San Martino



    Just a few minutes drive Monteriggioni and San Gimignano, tries not to be missed for their characteristic landscapes. The Locanda di San Martino is a charming and beautiful boutique hotel "Residenza d'Epoca" located in Palazzo Zaicchetti in the heart of Siena. The building is an ...

    Just a few minutes drive Monteriggioni and San Gimignano, tries not to be missed for their characteristic landscapes. The Locanda di San Martino is a charming and beautiful boutique hotel "Residenza d'Epoca" located in Palazzo Zaicchetti in the heart of Siena. The building is an original structure but has been renovated to offer luxury standards and service to our guests. The Hotel is nestled in the heart of Siena, a city that is known throughout the world for the Il Palio, the internationally renowned horse race as well as the medieval history that is still very much in place. Rooms at Locanda di San Martino have typical décor and modern facilities like LCD satellite TV, safe, mini bar. You will also have air conditioning.

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    Sangallo Park



    This is a highly recommended property with very good value for money. Wifi connection is available inside rooms and common areas. Large car and bus parking is also available. 0409 SR Located on the Vico Altos Hill, just outside of the walls of the ancient ...

    This is a highly recommended property with very good value for money. Wifi connection is available inside rooms and common areas. Large car and bus parking is also available. 0409 SR Located on the Vico Altos Hill, just outside of the walls of the ancient town, the hotel offers a picturesque view of Siena.The hotel is only few away from the historical centre, and is easy to reach from the railway station and from the motorway, close to the congress centre. Rooms are medium in size and furnished in a traditional style. They are decorated in pastel colour and equipped with wooden furniture.

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    Nh Siena



    This hotel is formerly known as NH Excelsior, is in a great place for tourists. A 10-minute walk takes you into the heart of Siena, Piazza del Campo and Duomo, with its Gothic architecture and pavement cafés. All 129 rooms - equipped with minibar, safe, ...

    This hotel is formerly known as NH Excelsior, is in a great place for tourists. A 10-minute walk takes you into the heart of Siena, Piazza del Campo and Duomo, with its Gothic architecture and pavement cafés. All 129 rooms - equipped with minibar, safe, satellite TV and air conditioning - are tastefully decorated and either with carpet or parquet floors. For a great view, the best rooms are on the higher floors ? from you can see San Domenico church. 5 meeting rooms, the largest can take 130 people theater-style, suitable for all types of meetings, and they have even hosted a film festival there with Susan Sarandon. For informal meetings the bar is a handy spot. You can also enjoy your dinner at Al Rastrello Restaurant. Close to the hotel, a free car parking. Services: room service, restaurant serving Tuscan specialties, free fitness center, sleek bar with drinks, snacks and TV, Dry cleaning service, laundry service. The hotel is located in the city center of Sienna in proximity to the city's main historical attractions. It is a great place for tourist, with a short walk takes into the heart of Siena, lively Piazza del Campo and sights such as the green-and-white-striped Duomo. Standard rooms are 16 square meters. All rooms overlook the La Lizza Park and decorated in dark wood, muted colors and had new mattresses in 2014.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 545

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Day 1

Siena Train Station to Hotel

Duration0 Minutes

Villa Scacciapensieri

The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Villa Scacciapensieri

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    Villa Scacciapensieri



    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only ...

    The Villa Scacciapensieri is a marvellous 19th century Villa set in its own large park and hidden just on the border of the Chianti wine region with its green rolling hills. It has gardens perfectly situated on top of a little hill and is only 2.5 km north of the medieval walled city of Siena. All the major sights of Tuscany are in easy reach of this four star family run hotel that offers a warm and peaceful blend of old world charm and an excellent restaurant with professional, attentive service. The Villa and its surrounding gardens are an oasis where you can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Free Newspapers in Lobby
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lift/elevator
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Tennis Court

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Day 2

Guided Walking Tour of Siena

Siena is a treasure trove of historical, artistic, religious and cultural riches all to be discovered. The best way to do it is on foot, admiring the changes to the town over the centuries and enjoying the spectacular scenery. With a professional tour guide you will be able to appreciate the major tourist attractions like Piazza del Campo, the true heart of the town, the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), the Cathedral and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico. Your guide will delight you with references to the great noble families, such as the Piccolomini, Tolomei and Salimbeni, and their palazzos and share the great tradition of the Siena Palio! The walk continues with a visit to the Cathedral that preserves the treasures of artists like Nicola Pisano, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Donatello, Pinturicchio and Gianlorenzo Bernini besides its marvellous marble floor, which is a unique example in the history of art.

Duration1 Hour

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour

Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you relish its natural wholesomeness. The town, its century old fortress and the best wineries reviewed on specialised magazines are the main destination of your outing. Great skill in the cellar, which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood , make Brunello, holder of the little of "Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality", the most highly regarded wine in the world. You will have the opportunity to taste prestigious wines in the best wineries on the territory and to discover Montalcino and the wonderful surrounding area.

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Tuscan Cooking Class

The Traditions of Tuscany are strongly linked to its favours and cuisine. We offer our guests cooking classes in the typical Tuscan style, to help them discover our roots and culture in a funny and original way. Learn about the secrets of our cooking, the basic ingredient of our tradition, and the magival way in which we combine them. From bruschetta to homemade pici to the myriad of crostini, you will bring home a bit of "Tuscanness" to your dinner table. Fall in love with Tuscany through its food.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Siena Hotel to Train Station

Duration0 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfers between train station and hotels
  • 3 nights' First Class hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour
  • Tuscan Cooking Class
  • Guided Walking Tour of Siena

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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27 Oct 2018
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