Hop-on hop-off Florence open top sightseeing bus

2 Tours, 1 ticket covering all sights of Florence for 1, 2 or 3 days

Florence City hop-on hop-off tour bus
City Sightseeing: hop-on hop-off tour bus of Florence

The classic open top hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is alive and thriving in Florence and is operated by City Sightseeing who operate their red sightseeing buses in a number of Italian cities.

The Florence open top sightseeing buses are a great way for visitors new to Florence to quickly get orientated and up to speed with the history and landmarks of Florence. An audio-guide in many languages is available.

You can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. Two routes are included in the price and your ticket is valid for unlimited travel for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

The service operates year round, even in mid-winter there is an hourly service. In the peak summer months frequencies are every 15 minutes and operate as late as 11pm.

Florence hop on bus routes   Florence half day or full day tour  

Florence hop-on buses: two hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour routes

Both tours start at Santa Maria Novella (SMN) Station the main railway station for Florence and major transport hub, though you can join the tour at any stop.

Florence City Tour

The entire route takes 1 hour. Buses depart most of the year at least every 30 minutes from each stop, (every 15 minutes between April and November).

This tour takes you around the city of Florence. The buses follow a 16km route that snakes through the city centre with 15 stops, from Santa Maria Novella station to Piazzale Michelangelo.

Though please note, the very centre of Florence where the Duomo, Vecchio Palace and Accademia Gallery are located are pedestrianised, so you will have a 5 minute walk from the nearest stop.

Florence Fiesole Tour

The entire route takes 2 hours. Take this tour to see views of the city of Florence and visit the museums.

A vacation in Florence won't be complete without visiting Fiesole, the famous Etruscan city lying on a hill just 3km away from Florence downtown. Fiesole offers a panoramic view over Florence, but it also gives the opportunity to visit museums, churches or to take country paths ideals for trekking or walking.



Florence hop on bus tour
Florence hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour

• Free Wi-Fi onboard bus • Florence city route with several stops including the Duomo and Palazzo Pitti • 1-day, 24, 47, or 72-hour tickets • Walking tour in 5 languages on free app

Florence half or full day Renaissance and Medieval Visit, Accademia, Uffizi & Lunch

The Duomo Florence
Sightseeing tour the Duomo, Florence
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned coach with guide

  • View the city from its best viewpoint Piazzale Michelangelo and admire the panorama

  • See the city's main attractions close-up

  • Skip-the-line ticket to Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

  • Lunch available as an optional extra

  • Half or full day tour available

Discover the rich culture, history, and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Visit the famed Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s 'David' before enjoying a tour of the stunning Duomo complex and San Lorenzo Church.

Enjoy an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant and, if you've chosen the full-day option, take a guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery.

Visit the following:

  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Palazzo Medici Riccardi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo
  • Piazza San Giovanni
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence skyline, Italy


florence skyline
Guided walking tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery & Accademia Gallery + lunch

• Timed entry to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries  • See Michelangelo's David • Lunch option available • Walking tour of Florence's city centre • Panoramic tour with expert guide

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