Loved the full day tour! Ida and Elvio were great guides, full of knowledge! Enjoyed the lunch -- wine, water, two kinds of pasta, bruschetta and tiramisu for dessert. Visits to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia were highlights, as was the drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Be preparing for lots of walking/standing, but you will learn so much about Florence in a single day!
A little disappointed in this half day trip. It was 5 hours long, but 2.5 of those were spent in transit and another 2.5 wound up being too much time at Monet's cottage, since you were just wandering around alone rather than being guided. The guide spoke briefly about Monet on the bus but then we were left to our own devices when we arrived, which wasn't as fun, or what I expected.