Monday to Sunday
Piazza Gramsci (in front of Bar La Lizza), Siena
Maximun 25 people
This Tuscany day tour from Siena will take you on a sea adventure! Get away from the hustle and bustle of Siena’s city center and immerse yourself in the tranquil exploration of Giglio and Giannutri islands. These Tuscan islands are famous for their crystal clear waters, untouched nature, heavenly beaches, and historic landmarks.
First, a comfortable air-conditioned minibus will drive you to Talamone, an ancient seaside town. Its port used to serve as a strategic commercial point throughout history. From there, you’ll hop on a 1-hour boat ride to the Giglio Island. Enjoy the scenic views while the sea breeze ruffles your hair. Upon landing on the island, you are free to wander around. For instance, you can visit the beaches easily reachable by public transport or rented scooter (not included in the price).
After lunch, you can decide to stay at the Giglio Island or get back on board and continue the execution to the Giannutri island. The second option will take you on a 40-minute boat ride with more scenic views. Again, once you arrive at the island, you are free to explore it by yourself or pay for an optional guided tour of an old Roman Villa on top of the hill.
Siena and other Tuscan cities have much to offer. In fact, there are so many landmarks to see some travelers never experience the non-urban part of Tuscany. If you have already seen Siena’s historic treasures as well as the green hills of Chianti, it’s time to explore the sea. After all, Tuscan islands are as breathtaking as any of the architectural wonders.
Booking Tuscany day tour of Giglio and Giannutri islands with us offers you a hustle free excursion into the sea. The tour price covers an air-conditioned minibus, all boat tickets, optional free pick-up upon request and leadership of our expert guides.
Most importantly, this tour provides you with an opportunity to visit Tuscany from a new perspective! Spend a day discovering heavenly beaches and swimming in azure waters.
Isola del Giglio is rocky, mountainous island of volcanic origins. It’s located in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the coast of Tuscany. The island rises to 498 m (1634 feet) and offers of 21 square kilometers (8 square miles) of natural paradise. So tiny, yet incredibly breathtaking! Despite the size, Giglio produces wine and has a thriving fishing industry.
The island’s major tourist attractions include the medieval village, Giglio Castello, Campese bathing resort, as well as all those pure sandy beaches. The only landing spot on the island is the port, Giglio Porto, on the east coast.
Giannutri is the southernmost island of Tuscan region. It has a curious crescent-moon shape. Typically all the boats land at Spalmatoio Bay. However, if the wind is in favor, it’s possible to land at Maestra Bay, as well. These two bays are the only spots where the rocky island opens onto a beach. The island is protected a member of the Arcipelago Toscano National Park, so, swimming is not allowed everywhere. The island’s most popular activity is snorkeling and scuba diving.
Besides all the earthly pleasures, you can find here a bit of history. Close to Maestra Bay are captivating ruins of a Roman villa from the 2nd century BC!
Does this Tuscany day tour from Siena sounds like exactly when you need? Don’t hesitate and book the Giglio & Giannutri Islands tour today!