• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Spend a day exploring the Tuscan hills, marvelling at art masterpieces and tucking into Italian cuisine on this full-day tour of Florence. Look out over the city from hilltop Fiesole, admire the architecture of Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy a delicious lunch (included) of typical Tuscan specialties. Then, discover why Florence is nicknamed the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ with skip-the-line tours of the city’s two leading art galleries – the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery.

Highlights

  • Full-Day Tour of Florence, including Accademia and Uffizi Galleries
  • Enjoy views over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and the Fiesole hills
  • Admire landmarks such as the Duomo, Basilica di Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria
  • Tuck into a delicious Tuscan-style lunch
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci and Titian
  • Great-value tour includes lunch, entrance tickets and round-trip coach transport

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Tour of Florence with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries and Typical Lunch

David by Michelangelo

Meet your guide at Piazza Adua 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 re-fuel 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, you’ll 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.

Customer Reviews

Elliott B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Had a great tour. Both galleries were excellent and had the opportunity to see Michelangelo David and painting by him and Da Vinci in the same day. Florence is a beautiful and historic city and with the tour we got to see a great deal of it. The restaurant for lunch was very nice taste of Tuscany.

Melanie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved it!!!

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a wonderful tour in Florence. Our tour guide was informative, full of personality and just made this visit a pleasant experience. Florence is a must see and please use this tour.
Jennifer

David V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This is a must see experience for Florence. If you have limited time to spend in this fabulous city then this tour is ideal. The highlights are the Michelangelo Terrace overlooking the city, The Galleria Accademia and Galleria Uffizi. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and made the experience exceptional. There is so much to see I would not recommend anyone without prior experience tackling this without a guide. The skip the line part is wonderful as well. With limited time to spend in the city you really do not want to spend your time waiting in line to access these great galleries.

The lunch break at midday was pleasant and gave your feet a chance to rest before you tackled the next gallery.

The guided tour made our trip to Florence special.

Monica N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Well organized and informative. A great way to see a lot in a short amount of time.

Galina M

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Overall, it's a good trip. What could be better?
1. To give some time for Etrurian Archeoljgical Museum. Without this, spending time for Fiesole is totally useless.
2. To give more time for Uffizi. We had to go in where group tours enter, but we had to wait 40 minutes while other groups enter. I think, this is a lack of tour organization.
3. Lunch was extremely bad. White bread slices, which you never eat at home, you have to wait for 20 minutes. And additional 20 minutes for pasta is a little over our patient. Shortly, we had a lunch in another osteria.

Hope, it will be fixed.

Qasim

4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

The overall tour was good but bet to long and idea of leaving you by yourself after lunch for couple of hours seem waste time.

Joseph H

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

We were tired, so we did not take the entire tour. Everyone was extremely flexible with us which was nice, we were able to meet up with the group later in the day. The tour guide Deborah was very knowledgable and one of the best tour guides we had in Italy. The restaurant for lunch was very very good-but the included lunch was nothing to write home about- one glass of wine, bruschetta, main course was a bowl of greasy pasta and dessert was a lemon slushy... We ordered a pizza and it was one of the best we had, but it was not included.

Myles W

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Great day overall! Good way to get a taste of Florence as well to see the amazing Academia and Uffizi.

Rhys I

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2018

Most of the morning tour was done in Spanish then broken English so felt we missed a lot also a lot of waiting around a lot of people dropped out with anoance finishe 12 to meet 2.15 then hang round till 3 then Spanish and English together again but the Patrica done great and we enjoyed that part

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