I have wanted to go to Florence for years having been to Rome and Milan several times. This tour was a great overview of the city and made you realize that you need more then just a few hours to see it. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and made the day enjoyable. If only you could make the tour 1 hour longer to allow people time to shop, get a gelato, etc that would make it better. The short time we had available was divided between seeing the church and looking at a few shops. I would recommend the tour to anyone who wants an overview of Florence. Being at a hotel on the far side of town we had a great night tour of Rome on the way back...an added benefit :)
Had a great time and saw a lot of the city with good tour info so we knew what we were looking at. I love going to Pompeii. Its my fourth trip and everfytime I go I see new things that have been uncovered or found.
Great trip. Comfortable bus. Great guide. Only problem was we walked from one area over to another area for lunch only to find out that we had to walk all the way back and further to get on the bus again. The food at the restaurant was great though.
It's a long day but well worth it. The countryside (Umbria and Tuscany) is very scenic. Being able to see the statue of David was breath-taking but, although early May, it was extremely crowded.
Excellent. All staff were very professional and excellent guides. The activity itself was very enjoyable and especially having express entry to the Gallery was valuable when time is short.
Lovely day with much to see and probably better to stay overnight to see more.If you don't mind a long day it is worth the effort to see Florence when you do not have a long visit in Italy.
We had a wonderful day with our guides. Florence needs more than a day to feel the true charm of this city. The trip over and back was comfortable and easy. Traveling with 6 ladies of various ages and speed made this the best way to travel.
Still having good memories and impressions over David. Guide was good.
Very knowledge tour guides, great sense of humor, wonderful trip, lunch was delicious! Spent too much time discussing David rather then being allowed to view rest of museum. I loved all the info, but 30 mins on one statue was overkill. There was so much else to see and it cut into our free time at the end of the tour. It only left me 15 mins in the beautiful Santa Croce!!
You must buy the ticket for St. Croce Basilica to see the tombs for Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo and Gallelio. Florence is lovely.
Florence is beautiful, The trip is long but a good way to visit for your first time in Florence. The train is a lot quicker but with the bus tour you have the advantage of a guide.
Perfect for a great first taste of Florence. The hotel pick up was wonderful. Our hotel was not originally on list for pick up, but when front desk called to reconfirm . They did agree for pick up with accurate timing. Since first full day in Rome this was greatly appreciated. We were a mature couple with our grown son and thoroughly enjoy every aspect of tour. The countryside in late November was beautiful and will take the Tuscany tour next time. We had very nice breaks to get coffee and pastries or snacks going and coming, and of course just when needed. Our guide was great, knowledgable, sweet and took great care of our only Russian speaking member. Really enjoyed our lunch, food very good, and celebrated 60th anniversary of a couple and birthday of another member. Yes, you cannot see all the artwork and museums, but you do see the original David and The Accademia museum. The tour ending with a nice leather shop was great, got great souvenirs. The weather was unseasonably cold, and getting there and back in a nice clean heated bus, versus a crowded speed train was a plus. Well executed tour. Will recommend.
this was my second time on this tour. Greenline Tours, Viatours associate in Rome is top notch. The tour itself was very informative.
This was fabulous. A lot of things to see in a very short period of time.
Very nice day! Museum guide was excellent. Could have used more time to see the church and a little more time touring the factory.
Wonderful trip! Florence was not my favorite city out of Italy, but I suppose I should have stayed longer than just one day! All in all the sites were amazing and the guides extremely professional. I only wished I had more time to climb the Duomo.
I can't say enough good about this tour. It was wonderful and the tour guides were excellent. Please take this tour if you have enough time while visiting Italy.
Great tour and guide but no time to shop. Guide very knowledgable.
If you are in Rome you have to go to Florence which is around a 3-hour bus ride. The company which Viator booked us with provided a luxury bus with a tour guide who spoke French, Russian, Italian and English. She accompanied us to Florence and then we had a walking tour of the monuments, churches and museum. Lunch and museum entrance fees were included in the cost and came in handy. It is one of the better tours we have taken and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in historical monuments.
A small tour of only ten participants made this long day trip all the more worthwhile. Again our tour guide, Monika, was excellent. From the outskirts of Rome she regaled us with the history of the towns and countryside we were passing through. Upon arrival in Florence we were met by our local tour guide Matteo and had a delightful walk through the town. Seeing David was prety spectacular. Again Matteo was a very knowledgeable guide. Meeting up with Monika again we headed for some well earned shopping. Fantastic! The only disappointing moment was lunch, not very nice, otherwise another great day trip.
Everything you ever hear about Florence is true! It's beautiful, romantic... the whole place is like an amazing art museum.
Our tour was great! The guide was very well-versed, and her information about sights along the way really helped to frame our impressions of what we saw and learned later on. Who knew that there were walled Medieval cities high up in the hills along the route? Once she pointed them out, we were able to look for them and take pictures as we sped along the highway.
Depending on the time of year you go, you'll be dazzled by fields upon fields of sunflowers along the way. I didn't want to sleep or even rest my eyes for fear that I would miss something on the journey through the beautiful countryside.
Florence is an amazing city, and if you can go for only one day, this is the way to do it. They have complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your central Rome hotel, so you don't have to worry about taking the Metro early in the morning. Also, the bus stops for bathroom breaks and to get coffee and snacks, so it is a very comfortable ride. The day is long, but wonderful. You will also have an opportunity to have free time to walk around Florence on your own between guided tours. We loved that! I highly recommend this tour.
I had so much fun on the tour. Not only did I meet friendly people on the tour, but our guide lived in Florence and knew her history and art. I loved the free lunch! Be prepared to walk, you cover a lot of ground but get free time to shop too. I would buy this tour again. A+