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Tour code: 2390GRET17
Take a day trip from Rome to Florence to see major attractions like the Duomo, home to Brunelleschi’s Dome. With an informative guide, you’ll explore the Accademia Gallery, an art museum known for its famous Michelangelo statues and works by other Renaissance masters like Botticelli. Then take a walking tour of the city, and visit a leather-making school to learn about one of Florence’s favorite trades. Lunch is included. 


  • Full-day trip from Rome to Florence with an expert guide
  • Travel through the Tuscan countryside, admiring the scenery near Tevere River
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence and see Michelangelo’s David and Quattro Prigioni sculptures
  • Admire Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower at Florence Duomo
  • Relax over lunch in a restaurant near Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit one of Florence’s famous leather-making schools

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Florence is a must-see -- it will steal your heart! This day trip takes you through gorgeous countryside, including the wine-growing valley of Chianti, and shows you top Florence attractions. Totally worth the journey from Rome!

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What You Can Expect

Florence Day Trip from Rome

See the statue David by Michelangelo at Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Your day trip to Florence starts when you board your coach in Rome and set off on the drive north into Tuscany. During the journey, admire the landscapes of vineyard-covered hills and olive groves surrounding the Tevere River that make up this famously beautiful region of Italy.

When you arrive in Florence, the region’s capital, your first destination with your guide is the Accademia Gallery (Gallerie dell’Accademia), best known for housing Michelangelo’s David sculpture, as well as other artistic highlights like Madonna and Child by Botticelli and Quattro Prigioni, an unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo that depicts prisoners trying to escape from the marble in which they are carved.

Next, exit the gallery and take a walking tour of the city with your guide to check out major sights such as the Florence Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore), recognizable by its orange dome designed by Renaissance architect Fillipo Brunelleschi, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Visit a local restaurant near Piazza della Signoria for a typical Florentine lunch, and then continue your walking tour to Basilica di Santa Croce, where Michelangelo is buried. Your last attractions is one of Florence’s leather-making schools, where you’ll learn about this age-old tradition for which the city is known, as well as other historical Tuscan crafts like mosaics and gold work.

When your time in Florence comes to an end, return to your coach for the drive back to Rome, where your day trip concludes.  

Click on the 'View additional info' link to see the meeting point in Rome, near Termini Station.

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Customer Reviews

Terry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

So much to see! It was well organized and we got through all the crowds.

Elizabeth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was amazing!

Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wish I would have known about discounts for using cash at the leather and gold shop...would have brought more USD and Euros honored. Guides were impressive with knowledge and language ability. Food could have been better at lunch.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The local tour company selected by Viator is top notch the morning hotel pick-up was right on time, and the day trip to Florence from Rome was excellent, especially the tour guide in Florence was well prepared and knowledgeable, as matter of face, she was from Florence with ultimate knowledge about the history of Florence.

Salvatore C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


Mary Ellen m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Trip to Florence was great...loved the tour

Dennis D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a nice day trip -- guide was outstanding, bus was clean and quiet, felt like we saw lots of sights in Florence.

Joshua L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice day trip to see some of the more influential areas of Florence. The tour guide was very passionate about the city and was a great resource. We got to see the statue of David, then we saw some of the town squares. Lunch was very good with several portions of pasta, then a meat and potato dish, and finally dessert. Finally we had about an hour on our own to shop or frequent one of the town pubs. Very good experience.

Doris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour here was Fantastic,,, Very Long Day But Well Worth It!!

Melanie M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

While the goal of this outing was to see the statue of David, I also enjoyed visiting the historic part of Florence. Time was given to browse and to revisit, in greater depth. some of the sights shown.

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