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Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 – 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 24281AGROUP
Explore the Renaissance city of Florence with this half- or full-day sightseeing tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and, with an expert guide, see top Florence sights such as the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to either the Accademia Gallery or the Uffizi Gallery. Alternatively, book the full-day tour, a combination of both the morning and afternoon tours, for a comprehensive introduction to the Tuscan capital. Upgrade to include a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
Florence Morning Tour (3 Hours):
Make your own way to the meeting point in central Florence in the morning. Greet your guide, then hop inside an air-conditioned coach and travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, a pretty square that offers magnificent panoramas of the city.

Continue on to Florence Old Town. On arrival, climb out of your coach and set off on a city walking tour. Follow your guide along the windy pathways, then come to a stop in Piazza del Duomo.

Be awed as you take in the glory of the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori). Marvel at the intricacy of the pink, white and green marble that covers the exterior, then gaze up at the striking cupola. You’ll also see Giotto's bell tower (Campanile di Giotto), and the bronze baptistery doors by Ghiberti.

Next, stroll to the Accademia Gallery. Head directly inside with your skip-the-line ticket and make a beeline for the gallery’s most famous exhibit: Michelangelo’s David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Admire the marble statue which was carved in the early 16th century, and learn how it is a symbol of strength and youthful, human beauty.

Your tour then concludes inside the gallery, allowing you to explore the rest of the exhibits independently, should you wish. Alternatively, upgrade to include lunch at a local restaurant. See the Itinerary for a sample menu

Please note: The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels instead.

Florence Afternoon Tour (3 Hours):
Meet your guide in central Florence in the afternoon, then settle into your comfortable seat aboard a coach.

Begin your tour with panoramic views of Florence, Fiesole and the Arno Valley, then head into Florence Old Town to see the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. Pose for photos by its distinctive façade before strolling to Piazza della Signoria.

See the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and admire the replica of Michelangelo’s David. Then, wander through the Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air sculpture gallery.

After, make for the Uffizi Gallery, which is home to more than 1,500 pieces of art including works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raffaello, Cimabue and Caravaggio. With your skip-the-line ticket, head directly inside for a guided tour of some of the gallery’s most famous pieces.

Your tour then concludes inside the gallery, leaving you free to explore the rest of the exhibits at your own pace, if you wish.

Please note: The Uffizi Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio instead.

Florence Full-Day Tour (8 Hours):
The full-day tour combines the morning and afternoon tour, with an optional break for lunch in-between. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Florence
Departure Time:
  • 9:30am morning or full-day tour
  • 2:30pm afternoon tour
Return Details:
The morning tour concludes inside the Accademia Gallery at 12:45pm (approx.) or at a restaurant in central Florence (if you selected the lunch) at 2:15pm (approx.). Both afternoon and full-day tours conclude inside the Uffizi Gallery at around 6:00pm

Pricing information

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Morning Tour
Code: AM1A

Half-day morning tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo, Giotto's bell tower, Baptistery & Accademia Gallery

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$54.55
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Afternoon Tour
Code: PM1B

Half-day afternoon tour of Florence with Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria & Uffizi Gallery.

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$54.55
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Morning Tour Including Lunch
Code: 1AL

Half-day morning tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo, Giotto's bell tower, Baptistery, Accademia Gallery and lunch

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$70.67
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Full Day Tour with Lunch
Code: 1A1BL

Full-day tour to Piazzale Michelangelo, Giotto's bell tower, Baptistery, Accademia Gallery, Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria & Uffizi Gallery. Lunch included

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$115.30
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Full Day Tour without Lunch
Code: 1A1B

Full-day tour to Piazzale Michelangelo, Giotto's bell tower, Baptistery, Accademia Gallery, Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria & Uffizi Gallery. Lunch not included

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$102.90
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Pricing information

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Florence Tour

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Accademia Gallery and/or the Uffizi Gallery (depending on option selected)
  • Lunch (depending on option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, in replacement you will visit the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels
  • Uffizi Gallery is closed on Mondays, in replacement you will visit the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio
  • Please note: From April 2015, on the first Sunday of each month, entrance to the museums is free. Therefore, the listed price for these dates have been reduced
Itinerary:
Sample Menu:

First course:
  • Toasted bread with tomato
Main course (choice of one):
  • Macaroni with Bolognese sauce
  • Penne with pesto sauce
Dessert:
  • Dessert of the day or coffee

Meal served with a glass of wine and water.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: SHARON Y, December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: KRISTINE D, December 2014

We took the 1/2 day tour. Our tour guide in the museum was the best. She had such passion for the art made everyone so excited for all the paintings she showed us. 1/2 day was nice so you can walk on your own after. Florence was my favorite city in Italy. Easy to walk to so many beautiful things.

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