• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Travel by train from Rome to Florence on this day trip that makes it easy for you to see the highlights of one of Italy’s most popular destinations. After the high-speed rail journey, skip the lines with a direct access ticket to the world famous Uffizi Gallery, and explore the city on a guided walking tour. You'll have free time in the afternoon to roam the Renaissance city on your own before heading back to Rome. Lunch at a traditional Florentine restaurant is also included.


  • Day trip by train from Rome to Florence
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Uffizi Gallery and a walking tour to see the sights with a guide
  • Check out major attractions like the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio
  • Travel in comfort by high-speed train
  • Lunch in a traditional Florentine restaurant included

What You Can Expect

Florence Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

Ponte Vecchio

After hotel pickup, your day trip from Rome to Florence starts at Termini Station, where you’ll board the high-speed train for the 1.5-hour trip north to Florence, in the region of Tuscany. Admire the Italian countryside from the window of your standard-class carriage along the way.

Upon arrival, enjoy walking tour of Florence to see big-name sights, beginning at the Duomo and continuing past the Ponte Vecchio, Via dei Cerretani, Piazza della Repubblica, and Piazza della Signoria, learning about the city's history as you go. You'll also enjoy a skip-the-line entry to the Uffizi Gallery to see Renaissance masterpieces including Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation.

Afterward, enjoy an included lunch in a traditional restaurant, followed by some free time to continue exploring Florence.

A few tips for your free time: check out the lovely views and landscapes in Piazzale Michelangelo and the Boboli Gardens, or if you’re into art, don't miss the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David sculpture. And a walk through the city center isn’t complete without a stop at the Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome.

When your time in the city ends, meet up with the group at Piazza del Duomo for the return train ride to Rome Termini Station, where your day trip concludes.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

If you can only do one day trip in Italy, make it this one! Francesca, our guide, was fantastic to our whole family. Her knowledge and kind demeanor was so welcome. The high speed train from Rome is definitely the way to go. Great way to see the countryside, and got us to Florence so much quicker so we could enjoy our day there. The Uffizi was specatcular and we really enjoyed the trip to the leather shop and an explanation of how they make their leather goods. Lunch was delicious and we had adequate time to do just about everything on our short list. We could honestly spend a lifetime in Florence...but if you only have a day book this trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great Tour, Best ever tour guide Elena and Flavia

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Florence is beautiful, easy tour to recommend!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip, great guide.

Grace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We are so glad we took this trip. At first we thought the day would be too long, but it was just the right amount of time. Our guides were efficient in getting us from place to place including at the train stations and were knowledgeable about the best things to see in Florence in one day. We were able to see all the highlights museum, top works, The David, etc. and still had free time to explore on our enjoy and enjoy the food and atmosphere of Florence. There was planned trip to a leather store which at first, I thought was a gimmick to get us to buy goods, but the explanation of Florence's history of leather making was interesting, brief and came with no pressure to buy. Remember there is a lot of walking on this tour, streets in Florence are hard to walk on so bring sturdy shoes. Also remember to keep up with the group. A couple walked too slowly and was left behind several times. Overall, highly recommended if you only have a day to see Florence.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a beautiful city! A must see while you are in Italy.

Ronnie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Loved loved loved this trip. Our guide Andres was wonderful, the lunch not exactly upscale but tasty, and our tour of a beautiful leather store was a nice touch. Lots of walking, which was OK for me, but those with disabilities should be aware that it is a long day with lots of walking. I also appreciated the time we were given to explore by ourselves because my husband and I wanted to see some points of interest that were not part of this tour. Fantastic photos from this trip

Ann P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was an amazing one day side trip on our Rome vacation. Our very knowlegable guide in Florence took us on a small walking tour on the way to the Uffizi, showing us the highlights and giving us time to absorb the beauty. The Uffizi Gallery is a must see, as is the row upon row of jewelry shops on the Ponte Vecchio watch the karat weight of the gold there - a lot is only 9k, not 14k. Everything was timed beautifully, we were not left waiting anywhere. I highly recommend this one day trip. The train ride gives you a real sense of what Italy looks like past the tourist spots. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Gretchen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was a great trip, we loved it as a family. One day though is not enough and I would like to return again and stay longer.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Good way to see Florence in a day. No problems getting to train station . Our hotel was near the Gray Line office and the train station, so was easy walk for us. Train ride was fast, but trains are configured with seats facing each other, so not a lot of leg room and be prepared to looking at your seat mates the whole time. Tour guides were informative and friendly. Got to see sights we hadnt in past. Included a very nice lunch and had plenty of time on our own. Would recommend this tour if staying in Rome and want to include a short trip to Florence.

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