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Time15 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Take a day trip from Rome to Florence to see major attractions like the Duomo, home to Brunelleschi’s Dome. With an informative guide, you’ll explore the Accademia Gallery, an art museum known for its famous Michelangelo statues and works by other Renaissance masters like Botticelli. Then take a walking tour of the city, and visit a leather-making school to learn about one of Florence’s favorite trades. Lunch is included.
Please note: This tour is operated in English, Spanish and French. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour if needed.
  • Full-day trip from Rome to Florence with an expert guide
  • Travel through the Tuscan countryside, admiring the scenery near Tevere River
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence and see Michelangelo’s David and Quattro Prigioni sculptures
  • Admire Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower at Florence Duomo
  • Relax over lunch in a restaurant near Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit one of Florence’s famous leather-making schools

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Florence is a must-see -- it will steal your heart! This day trip takes you through gorgeous countryside, including the wine-growing valley of Chianti, and shows you top Florence attractions. Totally worth the journey from Rome!
Your day trip to Florence starts when you board your coach in Rome and set off on the drive north into Tuscany. During the journey, admire the landscapes of vineyard-covered hills and olive groves surrounding the Tevere River that make up this famously beautiful region of Italy.

When you arrive in Florence, the region’s capital, your first destination with your guide is the Accademia Gallery (Gallerie dell’Accademia), best known for housing Michelangelo’s David sculpture, as well as other artistic highlights like Madonna and Child by Botticelli and Quattro Prigioni, an unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo that depicts prisoners trying to escape from the marble in which they are carved.

Next, exit the gallery and take a walking tour of the city with your guide to check out major sights such as the Florence Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore), recognizable by its orange dome designed by Renaissance architect Fillipo Brunelleschi, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Visit a local restaurant near Piazza della Signoria for a typical Florentine lunch, and then continue your walking tour to Basilica di Santa Croce, where Michelangelo is buried. Your last attractions is one of Florence’s leather-making schools, where you’ll learn about this age-old tradition for which the city is known, as well as other historical Tuscan crafts like mosaics and gold work.

When your time in Florence comes to an end, return to your coach for the drive back to Rome, where your day trip concludes.  

Click on the 'View additional info' link to see the meeting point in Rome, near Termini Station.

Itinerary

  • Early morning departure
  • Florence 
  • Gallery of the Academy
  • Lunch
  • Visit Santa Maria del Fiore (No guided tour) 
  • Visit St. John the Baptist
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • Way back to Rome

Reviews

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J
, Oct 2018

Overall the trip was ok. A person should know that the bus ride to and from Florence takes close to 4 hours each way. The guides were ok but run through the tour very quickly. Also there is a lot of walking.

c
, Sep 2018

My review mirrors that of Robert L from April 2018 below. I thought Florence was fantastic, however, I would have been much better suited traveling to Florence outside of Green Line Tours. The 3 hour plus drive to and from Florence was fine. A stop at a rest stop is taken both to and from. Upon arriving in Florence, you walk about 15 minutes to the Galleria dell'Accademia where you meet a new guide. She was great. You spend about an hour or so in the museum which is all you really need. You then do a 45 minute or so walk through Florence seeing some of the highlights of the city. Unfortunately, you do not actually go inside any of the Cathedrals, but just walk passed them The lunch was not that great. You spend well over an hour at lunch which I think was a poor use of the limited time you have. The leather making shop was a joke. You go to a store, where someone gives a sales pitch on jewelry and constantly reminds you of how much of a discount you have for coming with Green Line Tours. Then there is a similar shtick for the leather goods. Maybe 2 minutes at most on how leather was made. There was an hour of free time which I wish was longer.

J
, Jun 2018

Don't miss Florence!!!! Be advised tho that the bus trip is 3 hours there and 3 hours back. Tour guide was great and lunch delicious. True about the drop off, you may be dropped off at the Metro so be sure you know how to get home from there.

S
, May 2018

It was truly an amazing day!

R
, Apr 2018

Green Line Tour booked thru Viator
1 Guide Marina, barely spoke English and even though we had no French speakers on the tour she insisted on giving all talks in English, Spanish and French
2 Rome to Florence driver Luca, paid way to much attention to his phone and Ecig while driving
3 Florence guide was excellent and answered our many questions graciously
4 We spent 45-60 min in a gold and leather shop. That time would have been much better spent in the museum
5 No maps provided so that we could use free time wisely
6 Return driver kindly gave us directions back to our hotel, which the guide would not.

My criticism's are aimed at this particular Green Line tour, not Florence.
Florence was amazing, as was our local guide. It has been a life long wish to see the statue of David, and it exceeded my expectations

h
, Mar 2018

Florence is a beautiful city and your tour guides were so informative, making us feel as though we lived there. We are so glad that we chose this tour on our stay in Italy !! A

L
, Mar 2018

Great tour! A lot to fit on but was worth it.

j
, Jan 2018

This bus trip was well worth it. The bus ride through the Italian countryside was awesome. The tour guide on the bus was pleasant and informative. The tour guide in Florence was knowledgeable and got us into the Academia Museum quick and there were not a lot of people. The walking tour of Florence was informative and pleasant. The lunch we had was perfect and was at a small family owned restaurant. We do have one issue we stay at ABNB's when we travel, we like having bigger accommodations with full kitchens. We paid for being picked up and being dropped off. When we tried to arrange this, the tour operator said they only went to hotels. We were under the impression that they picked up and dropped off at larger hotels. We had to find our way to the tour operators office in the morning. Then they dropped us off at a Metro station, 4 stopped from Cipro. instead of somewhere close to the flat we were renting. Our flat was close to the Vatican by the Metro station Cipro. 3 Other guests were dropped off prior to us being dropped off at the Metro. What annoyed us was the 3 people being dropped off were at small hotels located in more remote locations then where we were staying. When it came to the drop off we felt like second class guests. We paid for a service we did not receive and were treated as if it was a burden to drop us off.

B
, Jan 2018

The tour agency picked us up from our hotel very early 6.30 AM and we didn't get a chance to eat breakfast and while the tour bus was extremely clean, their policy didn't allow us to eat anything on their bus while in transit from Rome to Florence. While I understand that this reduces the need to clean the bus regularly, it was a big inconvenience since we were starving between 6.30 and 11 AM when we finally arrived in Florence, got off the bus and had a chance to eat.

K
, Jan 2018

Excelent tour, very knowlege lady tourist guide Silvia!!, she was awesome.


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