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No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Florence, the city that gave birth to the Renaissance. Travel by motor coach from Rome to Florence on a full day guided tour.
Florence is a treasure trove of important paintings and sculptures, medieval architecture and Renaissance palaces, and on this tour you will see Michelangelo's famous statue of David plus architectural treasures by Giotto and Botticelli.
We have three alternatives that allow you to visit Florence in one long day from Rome. A traditional guided coach tour with luxury touring coach and professional guiding and for the independently minded a tour by train with more free time and a private tour by car for convenience and flexibility.
On your full-day fully guided coach tour from Rome to Florence, you'll travel in a northerly direction to cross the green valley of the Tevere and the slopes of the Apennines covered with olive groves and vineyards. You'll also cross the famous wine-growing valley of Chianti before arriving in Florence.
Your Florence city tour begins with a guided visit to the Accademia Gallery (Gallerie dell'Accademia) to see the original statue of Michelangelo's David. You will continue on a walking tour with a local guide to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (outside visit) to admire the beautiful dome by Brunelleschi.
You'll see other treasures, such as the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower, before arriving at Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Florence.
After lunch in a typical Florentine restaurant, you will continue to the church of Santa Croce, where great artists like Michelangelo are buried. Finally, you will have the opportunity to visit one of Florence's leather schools and discover other ancient crafts such as mosaics and goldsmiths.
The coach will depart Florence at approximately 5pm for the return journey to Rome.
Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Departure point: Tour departs from a central Rome meeting point. A short walk from Termini Railway Station. Hotel pick-up available from selected Rome hotels
Departure time: 7.30am. Hotel pick-ups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pick-up time will be advised on reconfirmation
Inclusions: Lunch. Local guide. Entrance fee to the Accademia Museum. Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only). Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Fully guided traditional coach tour
Lunch is included, as is entrance to the Accademia Museum, hotel pick up (select hotels only), a fascinating walking tour and visits to some of Florence's biggest attractions.
Spend a day in Florence on this independent day trip from Rome by high-speed train! After starting the experience with a hotel pick-up, travel from Rome Tiburtina Station to Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in roughly 1.5 hours.
The station is in the heart of the city. The basic tour leaves you completely independent to explore Florence at your own pace, or you can opt to take advantage of the optional guided tour.
If you would like to learn about Florence as part of the tour, upgrade to the optional tour which includes a 1-hour walking tour, lunch and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the impressive Uffizi Gallery — home to a wealth of Renaissance artwork.
Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays only
Departure point: Hotel pick up and drop from selected Rome hotels to and from Rome Tiburtina Station
Departure time: 7.35am.Duration around 12 hours
Inclusions: Free hotel pick-up and drop-off included in Rome. High speed return train between Rome and Florence Informative, friendly and professional guide
Tour upgrade details: 1-hour walking tour of Florence to see big-name sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo (exterior), Porta Paradiso and learn about the city history. Includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. After the guided tour, use your free time to explore the art gallery independently, and see its Renaissance masterpieces including Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation. Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce is also included. After lunch, enjoy approximately 2-hours of free time to continue exploring Florence.
Fully guided tour by high speed train
You can explore Florence on your own for the day or upgrade to include a fully guided tour.
The same format and flexibility as the Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento tour above, but instead of going south we go north to Florence.
Florence, this historic Renaissance city is home to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, where so many wonderful pieces of art are on display, and some well known attractions of Florence include the cathedral and Palazzo Vecchio. Your day in Florence is fully under your control.
You can include a scenic orientation drive through the city so you can appreciate the beautiful architecture and attractions in full. If you prefer to spend time experiencing la dolce vita alone you could explore the winding streets and alleyways, take a peek at the ancient city walls and sip coffee at one of the pretty pavement cafés within the ancient squares of Florence.
Your driver will drop you off at a convenient location and arrange to collect you from a pre-arranged point at a later time. You may prefer to book a private tour guide in advance as part of the tour to ensure you visit the most popular and historic city sights with tickets for the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery, saving you wasting any time in long queues.
Private car tour - 11 hour duration
Up to 8 passengers per vehicle
You choose the start time and pick-up point
You choose the pace, level of guiding required
English speaking driver. Small deposit, fixed and clear pricing
|Fully guided tours with admissions|
|Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius||€119|
|Pompeii & Naples||€134|
|Pompeii & Amalfi Coast||€229|
|Florence by coach - guided day tour||€164|
|Florence by train - guided day tour||€173|
|Capri - full day tour||€156|
|Assisi & Orvieto - a taster of Tuscany & Umbria||€118|
|Budget packages for independent travellers|
|Pompeii by train|
|Pompeii by van shuttle||€65 or include entrance and tour for €95|
|Florence by train|
|Private tours by car|
|Suggested itineraries to Pompeii, Florence etc|
|Custom tours to your specification|