Meet your guide in central Florence and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach for the journey to Fiesole. Soak up the scenery as you climb up into hills just north of Florence, then jump out to admire the views from the high vantage point.
Hop back on the bus and make a beeline for Piazzale Michelangelo in the Oltrarno neighborhood, another prime lookout point. Gaze out over the Arno River, spot landmarks like Brunelleschi’s Dome and Palazzo Vecchio from afar and pose for photos by the bronze statue of Michelangelo’s David.
Continue your tour in the historic center of Florence and keep your camera close by as you pass the magnificent Duomo and Baptistery, the striking Basilica di Santa Croce and the palazzos of Piazza Signoria. After your morning tour, break for lunch at a local restaurant and refuel with a scrumptious menu of traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Start your afternoon tour with a visit to the first of Florence’s two great galleries—the Accademia Gallery, and beat the crowds with skip-the-line entrance. Inside, be captivated by works from artists like Michelangelo, Giambologna and Botticelli, but be sure to visit the gallery’s star attraction—Michelangelo’s original ‘David’ sculpture, upheld as the symbol of Florence.
The final stop is the Uffizi Gallery, home to Renaissance wonders including Titian's ‘Venus of Urbino’ and Botticelli's ‘Primavera’. Skip the queue with priority entrance, then feast your eyes on priceless paintings from the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio. Your tour ends here, so either stay on to further explore the galleries or make your own way back to your hotel.