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Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting

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Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting

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Overview

Become a pilgrim of sorts and take a scenic hike on the historic Via Francigena, an old pilgrimage route that stretched from Canterbury in England to Rome. The rural route takes you through villages, vineyards, and some of the most scenic countryside in Tuscany. Best of all, once you get to the medieval village of Monteriggioni you're rewarded with a wine tasting. At the end, head back to Siena via train.
  • Half-day Tuscany hiking tour from Siena including wine tasting
  • Follow part of the Via Francigena, a medieval pilgrim route that leads to Rome
  • Learn more about the history of the route from an expert guide
  • Walk between Siena and the medieval walled village of Monteriggioni
  • Soak up the stunning Tuscan scenery of rolling vine-and-olive-covered hills
  • Sip on local wine during a tutored tasting session in Monteriggioni
  • Make use the train ticket included to return to Siena
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Guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Wine samples
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks (unless specified)
Siena , 53100 Siena, Province of Siena, Italy

Starting point is from outside the pharmacy next to the train stations main entrance.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide at the railway station in Siena to start the tour. Hop in an air-conditioned van to the hike to the starting point. The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route, first mentioned in records in the 8th century, that stretches from Canterbury, England all the way to the Vatican in Rome, going through France and Switzerland along the way. 

While its popularity decreased with the rise of automobiles, the Via Francigena is regaining popularity as there are now regular hikers and pilgrims on the trail. Stroll along the path and notice the beauty around you: the rolling hills blanketed in olive groves and the occasional vineyard. Pass through ancient villages that look the same as they did centuries ago when pilgrims would stride past. 

After your hike, arrive at the striking village of Monteriggioni, a tiny walled town plopped atop of a medium-sized hill. Take part in a wine tasting here at a local wine shop and taste two different local varieties. After, feel free to explore the village at your leisure, popping into small shops, sitting down for lunch or investigating the medieval walls of the village. Your guide gives you a map that shows how to get to the railway station and, when you like, you can get the train back to Siena for the comfortable and scenic ride.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for people with physical disabilities or unable to walk on uneven ground and countryside footpaths for 3 hours
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tuscan Escapes by Papilio
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Hiking Tour from Siena Including Wine Tasting.

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We loved it
Lucera_W
, Jul 2021
The whole experience was fantastic. The hike was incredible and our tour guide, Francesco, was a joy to hike with. The wine tasting was the perfect end to the journey. 10/10 recommend
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Hiking for wine.
Donna R
, Oct 2019
Francesco was an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed hiking five miles and learning about Tuscany’s beautiful land. Our guide was very kind and informative. We finished at the Fort of Monteriggioni for a wonderful wine tasting! I highly recommend this tour. Enjoy❤️
star-5
Pleasant walk, friendly and informative guide
IG0801
, Aug 2019
A nice walk along a well marked and famous hiking path. Montereggio is a picturesque medieval village with its place in tuscan history. Sampled some great local wine and olive oil before finding a place for a traditional lunch.
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via Francigena walk & wine tasting
DJW257
, Jun 2019
I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Keko, stopped at many points along the way to talk about the history of the path. Finishing with a wine tasting at Monteriggioni was an added plus. It is a long walk, so travel light, wear a good pair of shoes and bring liquids. There is a spot to fill your water bottles along the way. ENJOY!
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Hiking Tour
jdunion
, Jul 2018
Excellent Tour Guide (KeeKo) and excellent Hike!! Staff at winery were friendly and accomadating and the wine was delicious!
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Our tour was fantastic. Our guide...
Treicia S
, Sep 2017
Our tour was fantastic. Our guide Milos was excellent and had great knowledge of the area and its history. Would recommend.
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I loved this trip! The hike from...
Macy H
, Jun 2017
I loved this trip! The hike from Siena to Monteriggioni is beautiful and not too strenuous. The wine tasting was stellar, mostly because of our knowledgeable and hilarious hostess. Our hiking guide was also incredibly amiable and very knowledgeable about the history of the surrounding areas.
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Your was good and worth it but just...
JA C
, Jul 2016
Your was good and worth it but just know that you have to make your own way to the train station when it's over so be sure to ask for clear directions!
star-4
This can be a HOT walk in the...
Kristen L
, Aug 2015
This can be a HOT walk in the summer...just FYI. But it is also totally worth all of it. Monteriggioni is beautiful, and the hike there is so pleasant. Take this tour.
star-4
This tour was really great, the...
Monty D
, Aug 2015
This tour was really great, the guide was very friendly and enjoyable to walk with. The wine tasting was equally friendly, interesting and tasty. Also seemed quite generous compared to what I've heard from reviews of other tastings. Lovely village to look around too.

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