4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  13 hours (approx.)

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great way to get a taste of Florence . The train was fast and very comfortable and the Bus Tour starts just across the road from the station. Make sure you leave plenty of time in Venice to get to the train station though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The train was very clean and friendly to use, with great views of the country side. It was very easy to navigate and find our way around Florence once we got there. The instructions were easy to understand with great description. Florence is amazing and beautiful! Completely recommend taking the time and doing this day trip.

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..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It was perfect organized. We have got axactly what I expected. Thank you a lot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Guide and driver was awesome, very accommodating and very professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Met promptly by a girl with our tickets, everything very smooth and easy. I'm sure you could just buy tickets at the station but this takes all the hassle out of it and ensures you have a seat. Trains are lovely with free wi-fi and I defintely recommend taking a day out to do this as Florence is stunning.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

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!

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

This was great and easy. Recommend for the no hassle factor. We saw a lot of Florence in a short time.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

Great! Organized and efficient. Perfect if you like an independent tour at your own pace.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

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.

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2015

Florence was beautiful and I would like to spend some time in the city. The train was awesome, the hop on hop off tour bus was great. But, the day was really long for us. So, I wouldn't do this tour again because of the amount of time. By the time we got back to our hotel room in Venice we had been gone 16 hours.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2014

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.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
May 2015

Do NOT do this trip. The company they use is very poor. They set up our train tickets with another couple we never met. When the other couple changed their train to come back early, it cancelled our train tickets.
The third party group was very unprofessional and offered no remedy. They wanted to blame the other couple, but they are the ones who were lazy and booked all four seat on one ticket. The train company said they have done this before, leaving us and other customers with no way to get back to Venice.
Caution!! Think twice before booking this trip.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
February 2015

Bus missed stops. The guide did not care.

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