Florence City Sightseeing With Fast Track Tickets

See all 4 "must see" sights in the city of Florence in one day on a choice of tours

The Duomo Florence (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)
Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori - The Duemo

For most visitors to Florence, time is the enemy. Perhaps the majority of visitors stay no longer than 2 days, many struggle to find a day in their itinerary.

For the mainstream first time visitor to Florence, there are 4 "must see" sights in the city that you can just about do justice to, in one full day. For longer stays these four attractions will form the backbone of your visit.

If you have a keen interest in art and architecture you'll need a minimum of 2 days.

The Duemo (cathedral) and Ponte Vecchio are the two landmark attractions that will make even the most travelled reach for their camera.

These two landmarks are supported by two blockbuster galleries.

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the worlds finest and after the Vatican Museum is the most visited museum/gallery in Italy.

The Accademia Gallery is much smaller but has the show stopping exhibit of the world famous Michelangelos Statue of David.

For the mainstream visitor around 90 minutes at each is probably going to be enough, for the person with a real interest in art set aside at least 3-4 hours for the Uffizi.

All four attractions are in the historic centre of Florence, you can walk between all four in 20 minutes, and walking is really your only viable way of getting around the centre.

Queues for the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery are very long, you really do need to purchase tickets in advance if viisting independently.

Florence City Tours For Those Where Time Is Tight

For the mainstream tourist with just a day or so in Florence a city sightseeing tour is a very time efficient and convenient way of seeing as much as possible. All of the tours also look after the fast track admission tickets that make things so much better.

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour With Panoramas Of The City By Coach

Comprehensive Introduction To Florence With Entrances

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.

The Duemo Florence
The Duemo Florence

Alternatively, book the full-day tour, a combination of both the morning and afternoon tours, for a comprehensive introduction to the Tuscan capital.

Morning Half Day Tour - 3 Hours

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.

Take in the glory of the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori), a sight for even the most travel weary visitor to be excited by.

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.

Afternoon Half Day Tour -Including Entry To Uffizi Gallery - 3 Hours

Begin your tour by hopping inside an air-conditioned coach with panoramic views of Florence, Fiesole and the Arno Valley, then head into Florence Old Town to see the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce.

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, allowing you to explore the rest of the exhibits independently, should you wish.

Florence Full-Day Tour - 8 Hours

The full-day tour combines the morning and afternoon tour, with an optional break for lunch in-between.

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour Tickets

Best of Florence Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery and Florence Duomo

This small-group Florence walking tour includes skip-the-line entry to the prestigious Accademia and Uffizi galleries with a stop at the Duemo mid-way between the two galleries.

Ponte Vecchio is just around the corner from the Uffizi gallery where the tour concludes and is also visited during the guided city walking tour.

Start your morning bypassing the line with your skip-the-line ticket, enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Check out Michelangelo's David, a magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece

Then set off on a leisurely walking tour around Florence's historic centre with your guide. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge offering beautiful views of the Arno River, and stroll through Piazza della Signoria. Head past the queues outside the Florence Duomo for a skip-the-line tour of this stunning building, officially known as Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Learn about the Duomo's history from your guide.

Your morning tour ends here and you have two hours of free time for lunch (own expense) before your afternoon tour starts.

Meet your expert guide outside the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, and bypass the queues with your skip-the-line entrance ticket. Gaze at masterpieces by renowned Italian artists, your guide will help you interpret these complex works of art.

Your afternoon tour ends with a walk along the gallery's rooftop terrace to enjoy panoramic views of Florence.

Best of Florence Walking Tour Tickets
Popular Tours In Florence & Day Tours From Florence

City Of Florence Highlights Tours

Morning or Afternoon Half Day Highlights Tour Of Florence    €53.00

Coach orientation plus visit to Douro + Accademia or Uffizi Galleries

Full Day Highlights Tour Of Florence    €101.00

Coach orientation plus visit to Douro + Accademia + Uffizi Galleries

Best of Florence Full Day Walking Tour    €86.00

Includes Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery and Florence Duomo

Morning or Afternoon Half Day Best of Florence Full Day Walking Tour    €55.00

3 Hour small group walking tour inc Accademia Gallery admission

Florence Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Tour    from €23.00

24 hr, 48 hr and 72 hr tickets

Florence Fast Track Entrance Tickets

Accademia Gallery Fast Track Entrance Tickets

Home to the original statue of David by Renaissance genius Michelangelo

Uffizi Gallery Fast Track Entrance Tickets

1,500 pieces of art including Michelangelo

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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour    €90.00

Includes Siena, Chianti vineyards, San Gimignano, Pisa

Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip    €55.00

All entrance fees included

Half Day Tour To Pisa & Leaning Tower   from  €45.00

Return coach travel, walking tour, with or without entry to leaning tower

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