Florence, Italy

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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Led by a local guide, reach on a GT Bus the gorgeous Piazzale Michelangelo and the Etruscan town of Fiesole, the most beautiful panoramic spots overlooking the city. Skip the line at the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces as the Michelangelo’s David and the Birt of Venus by Botticelli. Then, explore the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the stunning Duomo complex. To upgrade your ticket, opt for an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant.
  • Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a comprehensive full-day tour
  • See top Florence sights such as the Duomo complex and Piazza della Signoria
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery
  • Get up close to world-famous masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery,
  • Savor a delicious lunch at a local historic restaurant, depending on option selected
  • Enjoy enlightening commentary from an expert guide
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over the city and its hills from its most celebrated viewpoints of Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole
See the most celebrated sights of Florence in a day with this full-day experience. Reach with a comfortable Bus ride the most striking scenic spots overlooking the city, avoid the crowds at the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries with a skip-the-line ticket, and admire the iconic Duomo complex, Santa Croce church and Piazza della Signoria with your expert guide. For an extra taste of Italy, upgrade your ticket to include lunch at a local restaurant. 

*Please note: the order of the visits may change.

Itinerary


In the morning, make your own way to the meeting point in central Florence. Greet your guide, then hop inside an air-conditioned coach and travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, a gorgeous square that offers magnificent panoramas of the city.

Continue on to Florence Old Town. On arrival, climb out of your coach and stroll to the Accademia Gallery. Head directly inside with your skip-the-line ticket and make a beeline for the gallery’s most famous exhibit: Michelangelo’s David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Admire the marble statue which was carved in the early 16th century, and learn how it is a symbol of strength and youthful, human beauty.
Left the museum, set off on a city walking tour. Follow your guide along the windy pathways, then come to a stop in the marvelous Piazza del Duomo.

Be awed as you take in the glory of the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore). Marvel at the intricacy of the pink, white and green marble that covers the exterior, then gaze up at the striking cupola. You’ll also see Giotto's bell tower (Campanile di Giotto), and the bronze baptistery doors by Ghiberti.

If you wish, upgrade to include lunch at a local restaurant. See below for a sample menu:

In the afternoon, meet your guide in central Florence, then settle into your comfortable seat aboard a coach.

Begin your tour with panoramic bus ride to the hilltop Etruscan village of Fiesole, to enjoy unparalleled views of Florence and the Arno Valley, then head into Florence Old Town to see the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. Pose for photos by its distinctive façade before strolling to Piazza della Signoria.

See the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and admire the replica of Michelangelo’s David. Then, wander through the Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air sculpture gallery.

After, make for the Uffizi Gallery, which is home to more than 1,500 pieces of art including works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raffaello, Cimabue and Caravaggio. With your skip-the-line ticket, head directly inside for a guided tour of some of the gallery’s most famous pieces.

Your tour then concludes at the gorgeous Uffizi Terrace, where you can enjoy an amazing and exclusive view of the city’s most spectacular monuments. You can remain inside the gallery, free to explore the rest of the exhibits at your own pace, if you wish.

Please note: The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit the San Marco Museum or the Medici Chapels instead.
The Uffizi Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio instead.
Please note: the order of the visits may change.

Sample Menu:

First course:
  • Toasted bread with tomato
Main course (choice of one):
  • Macaroni with Bolognese sauce
  • Penne with pesto sauce
Dessert:
  • Dessert of the day or coffee

Meal served with a glass of wine and water.

Reviews

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M
, Apr 2018

Great tour, very informative.

J
, Apr 2018

Didnt get too much out of walking tour. Headsets were inaudible and directions were not clear.

i
, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

S
, Mar 2018

The name suggests you get both Accademia and Uffizi... however based on morning or afternoon tour, you get to see only one. If you do morning tour they still call it with above name , but take to Accademia only. The lunch was avarege. So, overall for me it was a let down.

b
, Mar 2018

Good trip. The guides were very knowledgeable, really enjoyed the Uffizi Gallery tour in particular.

S
, Mar 2018

Rip off!!

This was a full day tour. The bus took us all round just stopping once at a hill top Michelangelo square. Accademia is next stop that is needed for just seeing Michelangelo's sculptures the famous David and another 6 more. With the detailed description this tour online, we thought it would stop at the Chapel where Michelangelo's tomb was located and other places and will take us to various places throughout the day!! They gave us lunch vouchers and asked us to meet at the starting point near the train station.

4hours of our time got wasted waiting later for Uffizi galleries that was just a 2hour trip -wish more time was given at this museum atleast - our guide there was very knowledgable with art.

In a three day trip to Florence that is once a life time, we very very much regret so much missing the Bargello museum because we took full day tour and our precious time got wasted. This is actually a 4hour tour time for both accademia and Uffizi but we got cheated as it the description says that it is whole day tour that covered these two and lot of driving!!

C
, Mar 2018

Tour started at 2:30. Bus ride and walking tour were ok. The Uffizi was our main focus. Didn’t start the Uffizi tour until 5:15. Rushed through gallery to complete tour at 6:00. Literally walked at a fast pace through the new rooms at the end. Very disappointed

J
, Feb 2018

Very scenic look at Florence from high above. The gallery tour was very good. Knowledgeable and engaging guide.

k
, Feb 2018

Not efficiently organised with using a third party company. We had to wait for various parties to join on both the coach and standing around in the cold, which wasted valuable touring time and caused frustration. The tour guides were very knowledgeable but not so engaging to keep the interest flowing.

s
, Feb 2018

excellent way to see Florence


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