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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.
Tours & sights
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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
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
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:
• 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