Florence

Best of Florence Walking Tour (includes the Accademia and Duomo)

Duration: 3 hours
Overview: Discover Florence's historic center on this walking tour. From the Ponte Vecchio bridge learn the fascinating history and traditions of Florence: rub the nose of the legendary boar, 'Il porcellino', to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers. Enter the Duomo, the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Pause to enjoy a delicious homemade Italian gelato. The tour concludes with entrance to the Accademia Gallery where you will marvel at Michelangelo's statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David.

Florence Morning Tour with light lunch

Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
Overview: Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city and drive through the old city centre. Thwn take a guided walk and visit the outdoor Duomo complex: the Baptistery with its bronze doors including the famous Porta del Paradiso and the visit of the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell'Accademia where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. At the end of the tour, enjoy lunch (drinks included) in a typical restaurant in the centre, just brief walk away, accompanied by our assistant.

Florence Full Day tour with Lunch

Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
Overview: Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city and drive through the old city center. Next, take a guided walk and visit the outdoor Duomo complex: the Baptistry and internal visit of the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell'Accademia where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist.

Continue to a Tuscan trattoria where a typical light lunch will be served. In the afternoon enjoy panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence, taking in Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin set in the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. Return to Florence via the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce (outside visit). From here walk to the famous Piazza Signoria, to admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi.

Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Private Tour

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Overview: Combine a visit of the two major museums of Florence in one day .The guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in the morning at 11:30 (meeting time at 11:15) along with a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in the afternoon at 16:30 (meeting time at 16:15). Visit the Accademia Gallery, to admire the wonderful statue of David, the result of the genius of Michelangelo, together with other important works by the great artist. In the afternoon visit the Uffizi Gallery where you can admire countless works of art among which the most loved painting in the world: the beautiful Birth of Venus by Botticelli. At the end of the tour you can remain in the museum to explore further at your leisure.

Florence Boat Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Overview: See Florence from a totally different perspective. Board the "Florentine Gondola", for a romantic and unique experience right before dinner. A guide will introduce you to the river Arno with its secrets, its history and the beautiful Palazzos you can admire from the water. Glide past the Uffizi gallery, the beautiful caretaker of many artistic historical treasures, admire the unique Ponte Vecchio bridge and find out more about the mysterious Vasari Corridor.

Discover the Santa Trinita bridge and the amazing Palazzo Corsini. Enjoy the informative commentary and a few colorful local stories. See and experience the splendor of this special city from the relaxed comfort of an old, gondola style, boat.

The Best of Tuscany Tour

Duration: 11 hours
Overview: Start from Florence and visit Siena, San Gimignano, the Chianti countryside and Pisa all in one day. Enjoy a scenic drive in Tuscan countryside and arrive in Siena at a perfect time in the morning to wander around its many quiet spots of great beauty. Your English speaking guide will show you the most important places of the town, such us Santa Maria della Scala church (outside view), the Cathedral (inside visit) and Piazza del Campo.

Once back on the coach, drive to a wine estate on the Sienese hills, where a D.O.C.G Chianti wine is produced. Enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch here. After lunch, drive to nearby San Gimignano where you will have time to discover this jewel by yourself. Enjoy views of the enchanting Chianti countryside whilst driving to Pisa. Pisa will welcome you with its Field of Miracles where you will admire the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the world famous Leaning Tower. Return to Florence.

Full Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti

Duration: 11 hours
Overview: Departing Florence, the first stop during your trip is San Gimignano, one of the most splendid examples of medieval towns and a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The town is famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron and the precious Santa Fina pottery. The guide will accompany you to every corner of the town with its beautiful squares, buildings, churches and alleyways. Continue to Siena where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral (interior) and of the Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) in Piazza del Campo, the stage of the famous Palio race.

In the afternoon tour the Chianti classico area with its charming scenic views. After a stop at the hamlet of Castellina in Chianti you will have the pleasure of tasting some of the best wines of Tuscany. A rich snack based on sliced cold meats, bruschettas, salami and cheeses will accompany the sampling. Return to Florence.

Excursion to Pisa

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Leave Florence on a splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. After a panoramic drive along the beautiful riversides, enjoy a guided tour to Piazza dei Miracoli and the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, an unequalled masterpiece of Romanesque art carried out between the 11th and 12th centuries, the Baptistery and other important monuments. Walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri, where the Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world, is located. Return to Florence.

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