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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Spend a day in Florence on this independent day trip from Rome by high-speed train! After starting the experience with a hotel pickup, travel from Rome Tiburtina Station to Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in roughly 1.5 hours. Then, explore the city independently to see the Florence attractions and sights that you want to see before returning to Rome. If you would like to learn about the city, upgrade to include a 1-hour walking tour, lunch and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the impressive Uffizi Gallery — home to a wealth of Renaissance artwork.

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What You Can Expect

Independent Florence Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

See some of the replicas of The David while you explore Florence!

Leave your Rome hotel by air-conditioned coach or meet your host at the meeting point to travel to Rome Tiburtina Station. Your host will board the high speed train to Florence with you for your morning departure. Sit back and relax in your comfortable, standard-class carriage for the duration of your 1.5-hour journey to Florence, Italy’s second city. Steeped in history and art, Florence embodies the romance of Italy and is home to many of the world’s greatest architectural treasures.

How you spend your time in the city is up to you! Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture, or visit Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in Boboli Gardens, stroll through bohemian Oltrarno or soak up the views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Entrance fees are at your own expense.

Your meeting point to return to Rome is Piazza del Duomo. Your host will show you the exact point to meet in the evening. At your arrival to the station, you will be transported to your city center hotel or the meeting point.

Alternatively, upgrade to include an 1-hour walking tour of Florence to see big-name sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo (exterior), Porta Paradiso and learn about the city history. The upgrade option also includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery with 1-hour guided tour. After the guided tour, use your free time to explore the art gallery independently, and see its Renaissance masterpieces including Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation. Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce is also included in your upgrade. After lunch, enjoy approximately 2-hours of free time to continue exploring Florence.

Meet back up with your host at a prearranged time, and then travel from Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station to Rome by train. Your experience finishes at the original departure point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was awesome - a great way to see Florence in a day. The guides were excellent, there were 3 or 4 of them on the train ride with us, they were attentive and helpful. we did the upgraded tour of Florence with lunch - that was well worth it! We saw all the key points of Florence, had a wonderful lunch and had 2 hours of free time to shop and do what we want. Long day, tiring, but well worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very well organised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This place was fantastic! Unfortunately, it rained all day. We still had a nice time though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Bad shuttle driver at end of tour - scared everyone on board

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Awesome, a don't miss and don't do it by yourself. Have the guided tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Although we took the independent tour and were on our own after our arrival in Florence, the tour guides, Miriam and Claudia, were friendly, helpful, and entertaining. They answered any questions that we had and provided suggestions on what to see and how to get around. The train was clean and comfortable. Overall, a great day trip and a wonderful experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

the tri;p was wonderful. The guide was considerate and knowledgeable and easy to understand. Our trip was the high speed train from Rome to Florence and it was also great to tour Uffizi. The Uffizi guide was also excellent. Thank you for a wonderful time and yes you can use my name to let others know about your service. We are going to California in the spring and will contact you when plans are arranged. Than ks again. rate is a 5

Steve and Roz Shapiro Ocala Fl

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