Siena

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena

Siena, Italy
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena

From $342.48

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

There’s only one way to see Tuscany: from above. And the best way to do that is via hot air balloon. This 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Siena takes you above Tuscany to get a breathtaking view of the low-rolling hills, some clad in grape vines, others crowned by a rustic ancient villa. Ascend as high as 2,000 feet (609 meters) as you get a commanding view of the countryside and surrounding ancient villages and towns. Upon landing, enjoy a nice glass of sparkling wine to celebrate the amazing trip through the Tuscan heavens.
  • Hot air balloon ride over Tuscany from Siena
  • Enjoy aerial views of the Tuscan countryside on a 1-hour flight
  • Float over beautiful rolling hills dotted with villas, castles, vineyards and olive groves
  • Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine upon landing
  • Round-trip hotel transport available

What's Included

  • Shared one-hour balloon flight
  • Expert captain and crew
  • Transfer from landing site back to launch spot
  • 1 glass of sparkling wine
  • Breakfast with croissant and local products, picnic style
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off can be arranged after booking, at extra cost

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What To Expect

After getting picked up at your hotel in Siena in the morning, ride in a minivan outside of the city or make your own way to the hot air balloon spot. 

Once there, get an overview of the ballooning and learn about some safety procedures. If you desire so, help with the inflation of the balloon. Once it's full with hot hair, hop in the basket to begin this exciting 1-hour flight. 

Drink in the incredible views as the balloon rises heavenward. Let the guide point out landmarks such as towns, villages and villas. Ascend to a maximum height of 2,000 feet (609 meters), allowing you to see for miles and miles over the lush Tuscan landscape. Gawk at the vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. 

After hitting terra firma again, celebrate the flight with a glass of sparkling wine. Then hop back in the minivan for your ride back to Siena or arrange for your own way back.

Balloon Team Tuscany

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The exact launch spot varies depending on wind and weather conditions; you will be notified of your launch spot and itinerary the day before your flight
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup and drop off can be arranged after booking, at extra cost
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Robin_K
It was one of the best experiences we had in Tuscany and a great way to see the beautiful landscape of San Casciano in Val di Pesa (near Florence). The people from Balloon Team Italia were great and very friendly. When we landed in the field (of a farmer) they had brought an amazing breakfast. I would recommend this experience to anyone!!

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Breath Taking!
Valerie_F, Nov 2023
This was spectacular!! The team was awesome. We arrive around 6AM and watched while they prepped and readied the balloons for flight. Such team work and procession in the entire operation. You will never experience sunrise in Tuscany the way you will in a hot air balloon. It was so beautiful and magical. Now I want to give extra kudos to our specific crew. We were not in one of the larger balloons....we were private and our team was Tomas and Steve. Tomas was a great pilot. He respected your privacy if you wanted it but we were so intrigued about how he rides the air currents to steer the balloon . It really is amazing. He showed us how they use the altimeter to find the right current to go left or right. And all along the ground crew was in complete contact so you will feel very safe. We flew over vineyards and castles . We saw Deer and Foxes feeding in the field in the early morning hours. We landed in someone's vineyard and waited in the basket as Thomas teased Steve about finding us and brining "Breakfast and Prosecco". After a short time we see Steve come drive up in the vineyard .he drops out a wood table, a table cloth, Pastries and a cold bottle of Prosecco....and REAL champagne glasses. We toasted to an amazing experience . Then they went to work packing up the balloon and basket. Such great experience and great crew!!! I will go again but only if I get to have Tomas and Steve! I will tell you we have been home for a month and we still mimic Tomas on the radio....every morning when breakfast is ready...."Steve?.....Breakfast" ( with the Italian accent) "Steve?.....Prosecco" . LOVED every minute and worth every penny!!!!!! Thanks Guys! Mark and Valerie DeStefano
Wonderful experience
Joy_R, Sep 2023
Wonderful experience, our balloon team were so professional & our pilot told us all about how the balloon worked, what he was doing and what we were seeing below. Really made it interesting. The breakfast spread & procesco when we landed was so much more than expected. A real feast.
On a cloud with my partner and friends.
Linda_W, Sep 2023
You felt like you were floating. Seeing the sunrise. Feeling your fear change to peace. Experiencing with loved ones.
Great balloon trip
Alex_B, Aug 2023
The team were fantastic and so well organized. Meet point was easy to find. The balloon ride itself was amazing and the pilot constantly kept us informed with interesting information. It’s strange how much ‘control’ in direction with height changes could be achieved! The views over the valleys with sun rising will not be forgotten. The balloon basket can spin through 360 degrees so everyone got a view. Had a sporty landing with a couple of bounces which was a fun! And just to top it off some prosecco when we landed with fresh bread and bakery treats for a final debrief. They kindly organized a lift back to Siena as well (for an additional fee)
The whole experience was...
Quintin_W, Jul 2023
The whole experience was amazing from the slow drift away from the ground to floating silently over the trees and vineyards, watching deer graze under us as we floated above them, landing was not dreadful at all, great pilot, the views where breath taking
Magical
Mona_G, Jul 2023
If you are thinking about doing this, trust me and just do it! What a magical view. We were impressed with the crew and our pilot, Guido. They were in constant communication throughout our flight, and we felt safe and in good hands. I can't describe the view- it far exceeded our expectations. After landing, we were treated to breakfast and a champagne toast. Our teen boys weren't thrilled about the early morning start, but once we were airborne, they understood what an amazing experience this was. Highly recommend!
Must do adventure
Beth_H, Jul 2023
Amazing experience! The balloon company was fabulous. Not only was the flight incredible but the balloon handler helped us arrange transportation to the launch site.
Life changing, wow
Ronnie_S, May 2023
Wow, wow, wow What a way to start a day. Got picked up promptly from hotel, to the launch site. Staff are all so friendly and happy. They explained what to expect so that was not nervous at all. Up up and away. What a treat, pilot was amazing, flight, view was breathtaking- landed and what a spead they put out for us, meat, cheese, Prosecco. Life changing
Once in a lifetime
Monica_W, May 2023
A fantastic experience with stunning views. I would recommend this once in a lifetime experience to any family or friends.
Beyond words
James_E, May 2023
There are moments in your life when reality exceeds all expectations. Amazing, delightful, beautiful, …words fail. Treat yourself to an experience you’ll never forget.
Amazing experience to see Tuscany from above
Robin_K, Jul 2022
It was one of the best experiences we had in Tuscany and a great way to see the beautiful landscape of San Casciano in Val di Pesa (near Florence). The people from Balloon Team Italia were great and very friendly. When we landed in the field (of a farmer) they had brought an amazing breakfast. I would recommend this experience to anyone!!
Ride of a lifetime
Gail_C, Jul 2022
OMG. Words cannot explain. Our pilot "Ollie" was amazing. The views unbelieveable and the champagne toast and pastries to complete the ride made for a fabulous morning. Not to be missed.
Wish I Could Tell You...
Brian_M, Jun 2022
Disappointed our trip was canceled two days in a row. So I really cannot rate the experience. I do understand that it can be canceled due to weather conditions.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
If your flight was canceled due to bad weather, how we can do it is not up to us. You can't leave a review for the weather, and then you haven't tried the experience. it is inappropriate
Amazing trip
Philipp_T, Jun 2022
Me and my girlfriend had an amazing experience! The staff was so friendly and caring, the flight was safe and well organized and the views where breathtaking. Highly recommend!
AMazing experience and...
sftkin, Jun 2022
AMazing experience and the crew was amazing. The views were breath taking. the Only way to see Tuscany
Beautiful experience !
Nathalie_O, Aug 2021
The balloon flight over the valleys of Tuscany was an exquisite experience of special beauty. The flight was perfectly organised by very professional and friendly guides and provided a quite enchanting overview of Tuscany, sunrise included. Definitely recommended !!!
Unforgettable experience, beautiful Tuscany views!
Mariecke_F, Jul 2021
We had an amazing time and loved the stunning views over Tuscany. We even saw the Duomo of Firenze. Our pilot Federico was great and very friendly, he made our balloon flight an unforgettable experience. Also loved the fresh breakfast after the landing in open field, best morning prosecco ever! :) Thanks so much!
Breathtaking
Kaia_O, Jul 2021
Getting to see Tuscany from a bird’s eye view is something we will never forget! If you’re ever wanting to ride in a hot air balloon, the Tuscan countryside just after sunrise is the time and place to do it!
Proffesional family business
Linda_K, Sep 2020
Wonderful experience. well and professionally cared for by a family business who really know what service is and will do everything they can to help you in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena
Richard_E, Nov 2019
We were VERY VERY disappointed in the company. While we were in Italy (specifically on a Tram going from the Florence train station to the Florence airport), my husband's wallet was pickpocketed so we lost his credit cards and his license from US. Our plans were to pick up our car at Florence Airport and then drive to Volterra where we were staying. Our plans were to drive to Siena the following morning for our hot air balloon ride. Since, we were not able to rent a car (since we were robbed) we could only rely on the bus service from Volterra to Siena. Unfortunately, none ran that early (I did make a mistake at first and thought time to be there was 8:00 am and it was 7:00am) but, besides that - we had NO way to get there that morning. Again... we were robbed that day. I explained the whole situation to the Hot Air Balloon Company and while they did offer to let us come the next day - they did NOT offer at least ANY portion of a refund. I understand that we needed to cancel 24 hours before like the ticket said but... this was a special circumstance. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and the balloon ride was to be the highlight of our trip (since that was the theme of our wedding). It was sad enough, having to miss it but, to not be able to get at least a small portion of our HUGE cost... that just made it even worst. We were very disappointed and would love if Viator could return some of our money.. I assume you want to be a company who understands situations that happen. If Viator could do something about this, that would be great. If not, that is very sad and a big disappointment. I really don't want to tell people about this situation as the other booking we made were good but, I want to be sure that my friends and family know about this so it doesn't happen to them. I also have quite a large private social media group that I was hoping to not have to tell but, again.. I want to let them know that there was no understanding or sympathy given by the company which translates into no customer service. Again, very very very disappointing... I hope someone can make this better.

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