• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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Discover the heart of Renaissance history with this independent day trip from Venice to Florence by high-speed train. All transportation essentials will be arranged for you, including a round-trip train ticket and a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Florence attractions like the Ufizzi Gallery and the iconic red-capped Duomo.


  • Independent day trip from Venice to Florence with round-trip train transport
  • Meet a host at Venice’s Santa Lucia Station to receive train times, tickets and information about Florence
  • Relax on the 2-hour high-speed train journey from Venice to Florence
  • Enjoy a day of independent sightseeing and see top Florence attractions such as Florence Duomo and Boboli Gardens
  • Take a Florence hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by open-top, double-decker bus
  • Hop on and off at any of the city's 15 stops and see the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and more

What You Can Expect

Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train

Admire replicas of Michelangelo's famous sculptures around town!

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century and boasts an abundance of artistic masterpieces among its world-class museums, statue-filled piazzas, historic cathedrals and distinctive architecture. Take a break from the canals of Venice to visit this urban homage to the arts.

On the morning of your tour, head to Venice’s Santa Lucia Station and hop aboard a comfortable high-speed train and settle in for the scenic, 2-hour journey to Florence, which lies approximately 160 miles (260 km) to the south of Venice.

Once you arrive in Florence, climb aboard an open-top, double-decker bus and design your own itinerary by getting off and on at any of 15 stops along the sightseeing route.

Visit the central Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori to climb to the top of the iconic Brunelleschi’s Dome, or ogle Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture at the Accademia Gallery. Admire the wares of goldsmiths’ shops that line the Ponte Vecchio bridge, or relax among the lush landscaping and statuary of Boboli Gardens.

View a jaw-dropping collection of Renaissance paintings at the Ufizzi Gallery, or simply wander through charming piazzas and winding medieval streets, which appear little changed from centuries ago. When you’re ready for a break, settle into a sidewalk seat at a local café to watch daily Florentine life go by or enjoy a sweet scoop from one of the city’s famed gelaterias (all entry tickets and meals are at your own expense).

Make your way back to Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Station to catch your return train at the time advised. Relax on the return ride to Venice, where you will arrive back at Santa Lucia Station in the late evening.

Please note: Starting from April 2018, a salami tasting will be included. The tasting will take place at Mercato Centrale, (drinks excluded), and a vegetarian option is available upon request.

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Customer Reviews

Lucinda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Absolutely loved this tour! Florence was amazing and everything was well planned out!the hop on/off bus was great,the michealangelo David statue stop had an amazing view,the sun was shining so sat all afternoon listening to a street performer singing and drank prosecco which was sold at a refreshment van for only 10 we ended it with a trip to planet Hollywood then back on the train,perfect day out seeing the sights in the sunshine


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour is great.. we have enough time in florence, did some shopping and saw the tourists spots in 1 day.. this is a long journey but worth it.. will definitely do this again in the future

Randall P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great trip to Florence! Florence has many more things than it is possible to see in one day, so a second day would have been best.

Gillian N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fantastic day well organized.

Stephanie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

A must. Better than the drive by far and the energy saved is much needed to tour Florence!

Jane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Great trip no problem with the meeting point at the train station train was brilliant. Definitely would do the trip again.

Rosa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

All of our transportation was coordinated perfectly.

Christa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was a full day and an amazing way to see Florence! The tour operator met us precisely at 8:20, the time that was stated to give us our tour information. I would do one of these day tours again.

Elenor A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

deborah r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Must see city. Need to spend longer there. Train and booking very good service.

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