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Go beyond Venice and spend a night in Florence with this exciting, independent package. After leaving Venice by fast train, check into a 3- or 4-star Florence hotel and explore the beautiful Tuscan city at your own pace. Make use of an included hop-on hop-off tour — valid for 48 hours — to see the Ponte Vecchio, Accademia Gallery, Florence Duomo and more. The following day, enjoy a hotel breakfast, and then return to Venice by train. Any activities are payable at your own expense.

Highlights

  • Overnight Florence trip with round-trip train transport from Venice
  • Enjoy peace of mind that all your travel logistics are organized
  • Discover Florence independently and see impressive landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio and Florence Duomo
  • Use a 48-hour hop-on hop-off tour ticket to explore the city at your own pace and see top attractions, too
  • Choose between 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation in central Venice

What You Can Expect

Overnight Florence Independent Tour from Venice by High-Speed Train

See Michelangelo's many masterpeices on a trip to Florence!

Day 1: Venice – Florence
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, hotel details and information about train times, and then leave your host to catch your train and travel to Florence independently.

Train journeys between the two cities 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, check in to your hotel, and then head out to explore! How you spend your time in the Tuscan capital is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions, activities and any meals are at your own expense, but a 48-hour Florence hop-on hop-off tour by open-top, double-decker bus with audio commentary is included. See the Itinerary for a list of routes and stops.

If you want to sightsee on foot, perhaps take a walk along the Ponte Vecchio — Florence’s iconic bridge — to the neighborhood of Oltrarno and relax in Boboli Gardens. In the evening, find an alfresco restaurant near Piazza della Signoria and watch the glamorous Florentines taking their passiagata (evening stroll) around the square.

Overnight: 3- or 4-star hotel in central Florence

Day 2: Florence – Venice (B)
After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy a full day at leisure to continue your fun in Florence. Check out is in the late morning, but you can store your luggage at the hotel for the day, if you wish.

Florence is awash with culture so perhaps start your day with a visit to one of its world-class museums such as the Accademia or Uffizi galleries. Michelangelo’s masterpiece David is inside the Accademia Gallery, and the Uffizi Gallery is home to a treasure trove of Renaissance artwork with works by Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and, of course, Michelangelo.

However you spend your day, be sure to leave enough time to get to the station. Board your train at Santa Maria Novella Station in the early evening, and then travel back to in Santa Lucia Station in Venice where your independent experience finishes.

Itinerary

Florence Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

Line A (1-hour full-loop duration):
  • Piazza Stazione (for Santa Maria Novella Station)
  • Piazza della Libertà
  • Piazzale Donatello (English cemetery)
  • Piazza d’Azeglio
  • Piazza Cesare Beccaria
  • Corso dei Tintori
  • Teatro Verdi
  • Lungarno Pecori Giraldi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Piazzale Galileo
  • Grand Hotel Villa Cora
  • Porta Romana
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Via de’Tornabuoni
  • Antinori
  • Piazza dell’Unità
Line B (2-hours full-loop duration):
  • Piazza Stazione (for Santa Maria Novella Station)
  • Piazza della Libertà
  • Piazzale Donatello (English cemetery)
  • Piazza d’Azeglio
  • Piazza Cesare Beccaria
  • Corso dei Tintori
  • Teatro Verdi
  • Via Lungo l’Affrico
  • Villa Camerata
  • Convent of San Domenico, Fiesole
  • Regresso, Fiesole
  • Fiesole central
  • Regresso, Fiesole
  • Convent of San Domenico, Fiesole
  • Villa Camerata
  • Stadio Artemio Franchi (football stadium)
  • Piazzale Donatello (English cemetery)
  • Piazza Cesare Beccaria
  • Lungarno Pecori Giraldi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Piazzale Galileo
  • Grand Hotel Villa Cora
  • Porta Romana
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Via de’Tornabuoni
  • Antinori
  • Piazzale Montelungo
Line C (2-hours full-loop duration)
  • Piazzale Montelungo
  • Piazza Stazione(for Santa Maria Novella Station)
  • Piazza della Libertà/Viale Giacomo Matteotti
  • Piazzale Donatello (English cemetery)
  • Piazza d'Azelio
  • Piazza Cesare Beccaria
  • Via Lungo L'Affrico
  • Via Righi Ostello
  • Convent of San Domenico, Fiesole
  • Regresso, Fiesole
  • Piazza Mino da Fiesole Arrivo, Fiesole
  • Piazza Mino da Fiesole Partenza, Fiesole
  • Regresso, Fiesole
  • Convent of San Domenico, Fiesole/ Via Mantellini
  • Via Righi Ostello
  • Viale Paoli/Viale Maratona
  • Piazzale Donatello (English cemetery)
  • Piazza Cesare Beccaria
  • Corso dei Tintori/Via dei Benci
  • Lungarno Serristori
  • Piazza Ferrucci
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Piazzale Galileo
  • Viale Machiavelli/Grand Hotel Villa Cora
  • Porta Romana/Viale Petrarca
  • Piazza Tasso, San Frediano
  • Via Vittorio Veneto
  • Piazza Stazione (for Santa Maria Novella Station)
  • Piazzale Montelungo

Customer Reviews

Ellen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent, our hotel was great just behind the Duomo, great location,.great service and lovely room. I was very pleased and we saw lots of the city from arrival to departure.

MARINA STELLA V U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Florence is a very beautiful city and the two day pass for the hop-on-hop-off gives you a relaxed tour around the city.

james s

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

We met representative at location she provided Itinerary and tickets all clearly outlined with very detailed instruction on location of hotel and Hop on Hop off bus location. Hotel in Florence was very convenient to train station. We attended Dave Mathews concert and toured the city the following day. Only change we would make is to travel back on an earlier train we checked out of hotel and toured all day but were ready to travel earlier than 8 pm. or alternatively add an additional day in Florence!

Crystal T

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Nice little overnight trip from Venice. No issues with the information given at the Venice train station - the representative was there when we arrived, and provided all of the necessary information. I do think it is a stretch to say that the hotel where we stayed is 3 star. It was fine for one night, but I would never consider it at that level.

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