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Travel by train from Rome to Florence on this independent 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, you have free time in Florence to admire attractions like the Duomo or Boboli Gardens on your own. If you prefer a guided experience to gain more insight, select the upgrade option when booking for a 1-hour walking tour that includes skip-the-line admission to the Uffizi Gallery, where much of the city’s legendary Renaissance artwork resides.

Highlights

  • Day trip by train from Rome to Florence
  • Explore one of Italy's favorite cities independently or Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry to the Uffizi Gallery and a 1-hour walking tour to see the sights with a knowledgeable guide
  • Check out major attractions like the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio
  • Travel in comfort by high-speed train

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What You Can Expect

Florence Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

See some of the replicas of The David while you explore Florence!

After hotel pickup, your day trip from Rome to Florence starts at Tiburtina 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 in Florence, your time is yours to explore the city however you wish. The plethora of architectural and artistic masterpieces provides plenty of cultural entertainment, while attractions like Piazzale Michelangelo and the Boboli Gardens offer lovely views and landscapes. If you’re into art, you don’t want to 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, where your day trip concludes.

Optional upgrade for guided tour:
When booking, you have the option to upgrade your day trip to include a 1-hour walking tour, which ensures you won’t miss Florence’s must-see sights, such as Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, the exterior of the Duomo and Porta Paradiso. You’ll learn about the rich cultural history of the city, plus enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art museums in the world, where you can admire Renaissance icons such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation. Lunch at a local restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce is also included with the upgrade option; after lunch, you have about two hours of free time before returning to Rome.

Customer Reviews

Rachel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great guide, very informative and fun. A long day. We didn't elect to do a tour there but wandered the city on our own.

Silvia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent guided tour

Irwin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Your guide Ernesto was a pleasure and a real gentlemen.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great day and great having a guide to look after us when we needed it. We didn't do the guided tour we just did our own sight seeing, which was a lot, and met up with the group at the end of the day.

Brad M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

karen louise c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great, loved hotel pick up, high speed train, a guide to walking tour and the Uffuzi, no line ticket to the Uffuzi and great lunch.

Jonathan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The experience was smooth from start to finish. I do however strongly encourage taking the full guided tour - though we enjoyed exploring on our own, adding context to what we saw would have been that much more meaningful!

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour and guide. Very knowlegable and very nice. Add The Accademia Gallery to tour. Everyone was on their own to find it and get in. We all wanted to see David and did, but not included in tour.

Philip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

What can I say about a 4 hr time saving?

MariannaClay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Awesome! We did the independent trip and it had enough structure to get us there but all free time to do as we liked.

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