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Sightseeing in Florence – From Lake Garda

US$ 101.09 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Learn all about the fabled history of Florence and see its most magnificent architecture
  • Peruse a colorful array of shops on an ancient stone bridge

Overview

Travel to Florence, a shimmering cradle of Italian history and culture.

Enjoy a beautiful drive through the lush Padana Plain and arrive in Florence, where the wisdom of the ancients seems to rise from the streets and radiate from the buildings.

Be humbled by the cloud-piercing bell tower of Giotto and walk in awe around the mystical Bapistry.

The L-shaped Piazza della Signoria embraces an ancient square filled with some of Italy’s most stunning sculptural masterpieces.

Spend free time looking for keepsakes along the arched bridge of Ponte Vecchio, where merchants sell their wares overlooking the Arno River

Itinerary

You will be picked up by coach from the starting point of the tour (depending on your location) and whisked across the fertile Padana Plain to kick off this Florence sightseeing tour. A bilingual guide (English and German-speaking) will accompany you on this tour.

The drive to Florence is almost as memorable as the city itself, with breathtaking views of the Apennines Mountains, which enclose the silver rivers and lush wetlands of the Padana Plain.

Arrive in Florence and embark on a two-hour sightseeing tour with a local guide who knows the city inside out.

Visit the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore, a 13th century marvel whose marble exterior gives off hues of pink and green.

Gaze up at Giotto’s Bell Tower, a showpiece of the Florentine Gothic style that stands pre-eminent above the modest red roofs of the cityscape.

Behold the Florence Baptistery, believed to be the oldest building in the city. The Bapistery is distinguished by its octagonal shape and three magnificent brass doors that seem like gates to another world.

The resplendent air and statue-filled square of the Piazza della Signoria evokes the artistic and political greatness of the Florentine Republic.

Enjoy free time for shopping in the Ponte Vecchio, where jewelers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers display their wares along an ancient arched bridge.

Your tour will conclude where it began.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

13 May – 23 Sep: Tuesday

Duration

Approx. 7-8 Hours (Depends upon pick up location)

Start time

Start time: From Limone: 1240h (12:40pm)
From Riva del Garda: 1300h (01:00pm)
From Torbole: 1310h (01:10pm)
From Malcesine: 1330h (01:30pm)
From Garda: 1400h (02:00am)
Duration: Approx. 7-8 Hours (Depends upon pick up location)

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up not included. The starting point of the tour varies, depending on the location as follows:
Limone: Limone Bus Station
Riva del Garda: Riva del Garda Bus Station
Torbole: Parking lot in Torbole in front hotel la Vela
Malcesine: Malcesine Bus Station
Garda: Garda Bus Station
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 at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation by coach
  • Bilingual guide (English and German-speaking)
  • Guided tour of Florence

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee (all monuments are viewed from outside)
  • Meals and other expenses

Do/Dont's

Do remember your camera

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Children under 2 are free but without own seat

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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