Florence in One Day: Group Tour of the city centre, the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery with skip-the-line tickets and lunch included
Enjoy a full, comprehensive tour of all of the Florence's most famous sites. You will visit two of the best art galleries anywhere: the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery, home to a treasure trove of Renaissance art.
Full Day Tour in the Centre of Florence, Accademia and Uffizi with skip-the-line tickets and lunch included
With this day tour of Florence, you will discover with a professional guide the best places and secrets of the cradle of the Renaissance.
Panoramic view of Florence and Accademy Gallery with the David by Michelangelo
After reaching on your own the centrally located meeting point, this full-day tour of Florence will depart from Piazzale Michelangelo, a splendid panoramic view of the entire city and the Arno valley. From there, you will continue a panoramic tour by fully-fitted GT coach to Fiesole, a small Etruscan-Roman village, from which you will enjoy an amazing view of Florence. You will then move to the historic center of Florence and you will reach the Accademy Gallery, where you will be able to admire the David by Michelangelo in all its majesty. You will get a fast access to the gallery thanks to your skip-the-line tickets included. The tour continues with a stroll through the historic streets of the city to arrive in Duomo Square: from the outside you will learn the secrets of Giotto's Bell Tower and the famous Baptistery crowned with its golden bronze doors. This is also the location of the famed Porta del Paradiso. Last but not least, there is the breathtaking Cathedral itself, that you will admire from the outside.
Typical Tuscan lunch and walking tour of the city center
Then you will have the opportunity to experience a true Tuscan lunch. Savor the delicious flavors of the local cuisine, and learn for yourself why Italian food is renowned the world over. After lunch, the tour is devoted to the heart of Florence, its historic centre and its wonderful squares and landmarks: it will start with a walking tour led by a local guide who will unveil every corner of the cradle of the Renaissance. You will arrive in Piazza Santa Croce, where from the outside you will admire the stunning Basilica di Santa Croce standing in the namesake historic Square. Then you will reach Piazza della Signoria, the unique heart of the city's social life, to admire the imposing architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de' Lanzi. Then, discover one of the symbols of Florence, the majestic Ponte Vecchio: learn about its incredible history and how it has been spared from the bombings during World War II.
Visit the famous Uffizi Gallery
After this amazing day, it will be time to visit the theUffizi Gallery (with skip the line tickets included), full to the brim with treasures of Renaissance art by all of the most famous Masters as Leonardo, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giotto. It will be the last stop of this incredible day!
Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line tickets
Typical Tuscan lunch with drinks included
Walking tour in the city center of Florence
Earphones big groups
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
After the departure it's not possible to join the group. Refund is not possible for no show or late arrival on departure.
English and Spanish are always guaranteed. In order to confirm the tour in Italian, French or German a minimum of 2 passengers is required.
Please note that the given order of the visits may change. On the busiest days the entrance into the museums may experience some short delays.
Reviews of Florence in One Day: Group Tour of the city centre, the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery with skip-the-line tickets and lunch included
Reviewed by BARBARA E. from
Seeing the major sites of Florence with Sylvia, our knowledgable, joyful, enthusiastic guide was wonderful!
We were picked up at our hotel on time and driven to the main tour gathering place. We boarded a bus to Piazzale Michelangelo, high above Florence. We disembarked to enjoy the bronze copy of David and the spectacular views. From there we were driven to Accademia Galleria to meet the real David and many other wonderful works of art. We walked to the Duomo and learned (from the outside) about its history and construction from Sylvia, our delightful, knowledgeable guide. Since we were on the full day tour, lunch was included at Gianninos, a cozy, lovely restaurant near the Duomo, with excellent food. We were served bruschetta to start, followed by pasta with pesto and pasta with meat sauce. a choice of white or red wine was offered and a chocolate cookie biscuit was served for dessert. We walked back to the main meeting place for our afternoon tour. We boarded a bus which took us first to Fiesole, another beautiful Tuscan area high above the city and home to many wealthy people with gorgeous villas. Again we disembarked to enjoy the views. Our next stop was the Piazza della Signoria where we saw the marble copy of David as well as the original Rape of the Sabine Women sculptures. We walked to the Basilica di Santa Croce and the lovely square with all its shops. Our last walk was to the renown Uffizi Gallery. Despite having skip the line tickets, our tour group did in fact have to wait in line, just as other groups did. It was a long wait, but certainly well worth it to have the opportunity to see such beautiful works of art by Da Vinci, Rafael, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and so many more. It was a long, but very worthwhile day!
Reviewed by duncan m. from
Our 1st visit to Florence and we were not disappointed - all of our hopes were surpassed and our Italy XP experience contributed
For our day trip we had 2 guides - one lady for the morning and a different lady for the afternoon session. Both were 1st class but the one who did the afternoon session was absolutely outstanding in terms of enthusiasm, product knowledge and preparedness to answer all questions in a manner that held her audience spellbound.
Reviewed by Roman S. from
in one day we were able to see most of the important sites of the city
well organized in each segment of the tour
Reviewed by Lynda L. from
The amazing statue of David was the highlight for sure.
We were very happy with this tour from start to finish. Our morning guide for the Galleria dell'Accademia and walk through historic Florence was excellent and she was well spoken and informative throughout. She was so excited to show us David. The Tuscan lunch was good and a nice break. The afternoon started with a bus ride to Fiesole and I did take away a star for this because we were not able to get off the bus. There was commentary throughout the ride which was good. We had a different guide for the afternoon portion who was equally great throughout with a wonderful sense of humour. She pointed out the most important paintings and why. The day was a long one, a little over 9 hours, but well worth it. We would definitely recommend this tour.