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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  13 hours (approx.)
Take a day out of your Venice vacation to visit Florence, the Tuscan capital, on an independent day trip! Round-trip transport by high-speed train and a Florence hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by open-top bus is included, as well as a meet-and-greet session with a local host in Venice (prior to travel) to receive any information you may need. Avoid the hassle of arranging the travel logistics yourself, and prebook this day trip that has everything you need to explore Florence at ease.

Highlights

  • Independent day trip from Venice to Florence with round-trip train transport
  • Meet a host at Venice’s Santa Lucia Station to receive train times, tickets and information about Florence
  • Relax on the 2-hour high-speed train journey from Venice to Florence
  • Enjoy a day of independent sightseeing and see top Florence attractions such as Florence Duomo and Boboli Gardens
  • Take a Florence hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by open-top, double-decker bus
  • Hop on and off at any of the city's 15 stops and see the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and more

What You Can Expect

Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train

Admire replicas of Michelangelo's famous sculptures around town!

Make your own way to Santa Lucia station in central Venice to meet your host. Receive your round-trip train ticket, hop-on hop-off tour ticket and information about train times, and then leave your host to catch your train and travel to Florence independently.

Train journeys from Venice to Florence can last up to 2.5 hours, but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Florence in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city, head out to explore! How you spend your time in beautiful Florence — Italy’s second city — is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.

Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture, or head to Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up the iconic Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in the calm of Boboli Gardens, explore the bohemian Oltrarno neighborhood or walk up to the terrace at Piazzale Michelangelo to see the city’s most impressive panorama.

Be sure to use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket to travel around town and visit top Florence attractions at your own pace. Travel aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, hop on and off around the city at any of the 15 stops, or stay on for the full 1-hour loop duration. Highlights that are taken in on the route include the Ponte Vecchio — the impressive bridge that straddles the River Arno — as well as the Church of Santa Maria Novella, Uffizi Gallery and Church of San Miniato al Monte.

At the time advised by your host, make your own way to Florence Santa Maria Novella Station and travel by train back to Venice. Your independent day trip then finishes at Venice Santa Lucia Station.

Please note:
LINE C only operates between April 1, and October 31, 2014. To see the route of the bus please see the maps under 'View Additional Information'.

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Itinerary

Florence Hop-On Hop-Off Stops:
LINE A route stops:
Stop 1 - Piazza Stazione FS SMN
Stop 2 - Piazza della Libertà
Stop 3 - Piazzale Donatello
Stop 4 - Piazza DAzeglio
Stop 5 - Piazza Beccaria
Stop 6 - Corso Tintori
Stop 7 - Teatro Verdi
Stop 8 - Lungarno Pecori Giraldi
Stop 9 - Piazza Ferrucci
Stop 10 - Piazzale Michelangelo
Stop 11 - Piazzale Galileo
Stop 12 - Villa Cora
Stop 13 - Porta Romana
Stop 14 - Pitti
Stop 15 - Tornabuoni
Stop 16 - Antinori
Stop 17 - Piazza Unità

LINE B route stops:

Stop 1 - Piazza Stazione FS SMN
Stop 2 - Piazza della Libertà
Stop 3 - Piazzale Donatello
Stop 4 - Piazza DAzeglio
Stop 5 - Piazza Beccaria
Stop 6 - Corso Tintori
Stop 7 - Teatro Verdi
Stop 8 - Lungo lAffrico
Stop 9 - Villa Camerata
Stop 10 - San Domenico
Stop 11 - Regresso
Stop 12 - Fiesole
Stop 13 - Regresso
Stop 14 - San Domenico
Stop 15 - Villa Camerata
Stop 16 - Stadio
Stop 17 - Piazzale Donatello
Stop 18 - Piazza Beccaria
Stop 19 - Lungarno Pecori Giraldi
Stop 20 - Piazzale Michelangelo
Stop 21 - Piazzale Galileo
Stop 22 - Villa Cora
Stop 23 - Porta Romana
Stop 24 - Pitti
Stop 25 - Tornabuoni
Stop 26 - Antinori
Stop 27 - Piazzale Montelungo

LINE C route stops:
Stop 1 - Piazzale Monte Lungo
Stop 2 - Piazza Stazione
Stop 3 - Piazza Liberta Viale Matteotti
Stop 4 - Piaza Donatello
Stop 5 - Piazza D'Azelio
Stop 6 - Piazza Beccaria
Stop 7 - Via Lungo L'Affrico
Stop 8 - Via Righi Ostello
Stop 9 - Fiesole San Domenico
Stop 10 - Fiesole Regresso
Stop 11 - Fiesole Piazza Mino da Fiesole Arrivo
Stop 11 - Fiesole Piazza Mino da Fiesole Partenza
Stop 12 - Fiesole Regresso
Stop 13 - Fiesole San Domenico Via Mantellini
Stop 14 - Via Righi Ostello
Stop 15 - Viale Paoli ang. Viale Maratona
Stop 4 - Piazza Donatello
Stop 6 - Piazza Beccaria
Stop 16 - Corso Tintoti ang. Via dei Benci
Stop 17 - Lungarno Serristori
Stop 18 - Piazza Ferrucci
Stop 19 - Piazzale Michelangelo
Stop 20 - Piazzale Galileo
Stop 21 - Viale Machiavelli altezza Villa Cora
Stop 22 - Porta Romana Viale Petrarca
Stop 23 - Piazza Tasso
Stop 24 - Via Vittorio Veneto
Stop 2 - Piazza Stazione
Stop 1 - Piazzale Montellungo

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This is a very good idea. Basically you get 8 hours on your own to discover florence and if you dont fancy going into details, just use the 3 hop on off bus routes and enjoy the panormic views. However uffizi visit is higly recommended..

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