Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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..
Great trip on the fast train to Florence from Venice we were travelling over 300 km/h is in some section of the tunnels and whizzed by. Upon reaching Florence we hopped on the hop on hop off bus and had a great trip around the city later travelling by foot covering some of the areas that we wanted to see most. A great day out.
It was perfect organized. We have got axactly what I expected. Thank you a lot!
Very nice, Florence is very Romantic place especially the view from the mountain. Also, shopping is very very good. there is a fantastic open market near Santa Maria Station, I have purchased many items from there with a very competitive price, such as leather Jackets and shoes etc. The high speed train was very nice and we enjoyed our trip from Venice to Florence.
Guide and driver was awesome, very accommodating and very professional.
Florence was breathtaking!! Great experience. I appreciated the freedom we had being on our own but the comfort in knowing someone made all the arrangments for transportation and this included the hop on hop off in florence. Saved us money - priced it out on my own would have cost us at least 20+ Euros more per person. This is probably the 10th tour we have booked throu Viator and I recommend it to all my friends... best deals for the money and they always deliver service and quality.
The ticket process is very easy. There was someone at the train terminal to hand us our tickets and give us information on the train process.
Train was great, well organised. Hop on hop off tour was a complete mystery with times, routes and buses not running to schedule.Thankfully we could walk!
This was great and easy. Recommend for the no hassle factor. We saw a lot of Florence in a short time.
Great! Organized and efficient. Perfect if you like an independent tour at your own pace.
The hop on hop off bus was definitely worth doing. I would recommend pre-purchasing entrance admission to any galleries you want to visit though. The line at the Uffizi can e very long if you do not have advance tickets. Also if you wish to visit the Duomo it is not on the tour route. Ask the tour operator which stop id closest if you want to get there as I don't believe the route map provided is to scale.
The bus was okay as touring buses go. The scheduled ending time wasn't too clear and we missed the final line of touring. I did like that we could get on and off to enjoy the sights in our own time. This was worth our doing.
This was a great tour. The high speed train was convenient and nice, the hop off/on tour was good in Florence. I got done a bit early and was not able to take an earlier train back to Venice. THis was my only complaint. It would have been nice to have a flexible return trip ticket instead of a fixed ticket. I sat for 2 hours to wait for my train time.
It felt rushed. Our Viator agent was at the train station to greet us and hand over an envelop with our train tickets and Florence map and Hop On Hop Off tickets. Other than this envelop, she wasn't to helpful. We got to Florence and we were somewhat confused. We certainly felt rushed but we did manage to do the three major sites we intended to do. I probably wouldn't recommend this tour to many people considering that you can do it just the same on your own.