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+
Excellent tour and with a very knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend it to other travellers! We also enjoyed some great shopping!
Tour Guide for the English speaking tourists was the Greatest! Very knowledgable and informative on the history of Florence and Leonardo!
Overall a great tour and everything was as specified in the itinerary!
Highly recommend for those who have limited time to spend in Florence. The local guide was very knowledgeable and we had sufficient time to see the David and local Florence.
A great daytrip! well worth the money ! The only negative was the lunch that was provided, but for the price we were not expecting more.
Pick-up at hotel was great and delivery back to hotel at return was wonderful. The tour was fun and the director was knoeledgeable and helpful. It was a great trip!!!!
This tour was great, full of infomation about everything to see, and great team leaders as well
Once again Viator made my day trip amazing. From the outset everything is perfectly organised, the guides extremely knowledgable ( in multiple languages) and the attention to detail second to none. Some reviews criticise the time so let me explain. The tour does take the amount of time recommended with the bus returning to Rome generally around the time advertised. However because Viator then ensure everyone is dropped off close to or at their hotels it does take some time to do this. I think this is preferable than being dropped off and then having to find your own way home. My day in Florence was beautiful, and I have special memories of my day spent there. Thanks Viator
Kathleen maintained a high level of energy for what was a long day. The local guide, Pat was very interesting and had great delivery.
The trip to Florence was excellent. Very well organized. I liked that we had some time to explore on our own as well as the tour. Nice bonus that lunch was included! Kathleen was excellent!
Alina was an excellent guide. This was a very informative tour on Florence and walking around the city was great. Be sure to test the wine in your free time. They will ship it to you since there are no winery stops on this tour.
Excellent tour and very well organised. Guide in Florence was very good a must for anyone visiting rome.
This was a wonderful tour. A change from the crowds in Rome. Loved it!!!!!!!!!
Very well organized. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.Nice transportation and good food.