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Florence in a Nutshell; Uffizi, Galleria Accademia, Duomo & More!

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Highlights

  • Travel to Piazza Michelangelo which offers a wonderful view of the city
  • Take a walking tour of the Piazza del Duomo and the historical centre of Florence
  • Tour includes skip the line entrance to the Galleria della Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery
  • Your guide will escort you around the key pieces in both museums and then you can explore on your own
  • Lunch is included in a traditional Florence restaurant

Overview

Take a sightseeing tour in Florence for a slice of Italian history. Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence enthrals tourists with it's wealth of historical buildings and monuments, many museums, striking architecture and precious works of art.

Visit the Uffizi Gallery, which houses the works of masters like Titian, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Marvel at the beauty of Basilica di Santa Croce, Palazzo della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, and Bargello, which reflect the spirit of the Renaissance that redefined the concept of art in Europe.

The Galleria dell’Accademia, is most renowned for being the home of the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. On this tour of Florence, visit the Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

This sightseeing tour in Florence is ideal to ensure you do not miss any of the magic.

Itinerary

The tour starts at 0930h (09:30am) from the Piazza Stazione, accompanied by a guide, board a coach for your tour of Florence.

Travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, for a wonderful photo stop. This esplanade provides a bird’s eye view of Florence and its picturesque surroundings. From here, you can get a wonderful view of some of the city’s most celebrated buildings.

Re-board the coach and travel to the historic centre of Florence for a walking tour of the Piazza del Duomo. This is one of the most spectacular squares in all of Florence. The cathedral, with its tiered pink, white and green Gothic façade will leave you enthralled.

Proceed to the Galleria dell’Accademia. The Galleria displays paintings and sculptures of famous Florentine artists. The works, spanning the 13th to 16th centuries, include the world’s most famous statue, David, carved from a single block of marble rock by Michelangelo.

After the visit to the Galleria della Accademia you will be taken to a restaurant in the historic centre for a light lunch. This is just a brief walk away and you will be accompanied by your guide.

The afternoon starts with a drive to Fiesole. A delightful Etruscan town set in the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley.

Returning to the city centre you will enjoy a walking tour which will take you around the outside of the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. The church is a burial ground of Florence’s most illustrious citizens including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini. Continue to Piazza Signoria from where you can admire the imposing exterior of the Palazzo Vecchio, the imposing town hall of Florence.

Your last stop of the day is the Uffizi Gallery, home to works of masters such as Titian, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to name a few. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum, after which can stay and explore on your own. Typically, and specially in high season, the wait time at Uffizi Gallery can be up to 5 hours, but your ticket will save you that trouble.

The tour ends at 1800h (06:00pm) inside the Uffizi Gallery.

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Reviews

Our guide Young, was wonderful and full of knowledge! Entertaining and very personable, due to the high volume of people during this season, we had to wait a little to enter the... Gustavo A Orozco

We liked Uffizi, Galleria Accademia. We are greatly impressed. Thanks....... gülsen esgi

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

6.45 hours

Start time

Start time: 0930h (9.30am)
Duration: 6.45 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from Piazza Stazione. (On the corner with Piazza dell'Unita, Florence).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends inside the Galleria Uffizi

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Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Professional Guide
  • Galleria della Accademia and Uffizi Entrance Fees (pre booked - no queing)
  • Light lunch in a historic restaurant in the centre of Florence

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Do/Dont's

Do cover shoulders and knees to be admitted to places of worship.

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Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Passengers should reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people (English speaking) or 4 people (Spanish, French, German & Italian Speaking). Should this minimum number not be met for your chosen tour every effort will me made to move you to another date, should this not be possible we will offer you a full refund.

Galleria degli Uffizi is closed on Monday, the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.

Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Monday, the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Bargello museum or the Medici Chapels.

Your tour group will go in the group entrance. While there may still be a short wait it will be far shorter than when joining the regular queue.

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Additional info

  • The tour starts from Piazza Stazione. (Located on the corner with Piazza dell'Unita, Florence 50123).
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  • "Great experience during our visit! Highly recommended!" Our guide Young, was wonderful and full of knowledge! Entertaining and very personable, due to the high volume of people during this season, we had to wait a little to enter the...
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