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Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Duomo with Dome Access

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a perfect introduction to Florence with 48 hours of epic Florence sightseeing
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops covering all of Florence’s top attractions
  • Visit the Duomo, Santa Croce Church, San Marco and Piazzale Michelangelo among other attractions
  • Admire panoramic views from the dome and admire the beautiful Last Judgment fresco
  • Discover building techniques used by Renaissance genius Brunelleschi
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Explore Florence on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that takes you to all the major attractions of the city! Admire breath-taking views from Piazzale Michelangelo, the burial spot of Galileo and Machiavelli at Santa Croce church and more. See Michelangelo’s famed Statue of David at the Accademia Gallery, visit the Uffizi Gallery or the church of Santa Maria Novella. Enjoy 48 hours of unlimited travel with this hop-on, hop-off ticket and customize your itinerary according to your preference.

    Visit the glorious Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure that continues to be Florence’s most iconic attraction! Explore it from the outside where your guide will share some interesting facts about this glorious structure.

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Ticket is valid 48 hours
    Guided Tour: Approx 1 hour

    Start time

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour timings:
    Florence City Tour (Line A): April to September: 9:30am to 4:30pm & October to March: 9am to 4:30pm. Frequency: 30 to 60 minutes. Full Loop: 60 minutes
    Florence Fiesole Tour (Line B): April to June: 10:05am to 6:05pm, July to September: 10:05am to 7:05pm, October to November: 10:05am to 5:05pm, December to March: 10:15am to 2:15pm. Frequency: 60 minutes to 2 hours. Full Loop: 2 hours
    Line C: April to October: 9:20am to 5:30pm, Frequency: 60 minutes (28 Mar to 12 Jun), Full Loop: 2 hours
    Operating hours are subject to change. Please check operating times when you board the bus.
    Guided tour of Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Dome: April to October: 2:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Before start of the guided tour you must redeem your vouchers from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A City Sightseeing, Florence (at least 1 hour before the start time for the guided tour) or directly on the bus once you board.

    You can also exchange your voucher the day before the guided tour, from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A where you can ask for more information on the service, meeting point of the guided tour, bus location and tour map.

    Guided tour of Florence Duomo: Information on the meeting point of the guided tour will be provided at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Centre. Please arrive at the meeting point for the guided tour at least 15 minutes before the start time.

    Ending Point

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour:
    You can hop off the bus at any off the stops. :
    Same as the start point Guided tour of Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Dome: At the Duomo

    Itinerary

    Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Hop on the bus at any of the designated stops. Explore Florence atop an open-top bus and visit the major attractions of the lovely city as per your preference. The 30 stops cover all of Florence’s main attractions such as the Cathedral or Duomo, Santa Croce, San Marco, Maria Novella, Boboli Gardens, Church of San Miniato al Monte, San Marco, Piazza Della Liberta and Piazzale Michelangelo.

    This tour provides the perfect introduction to Florence along with convenience and comfort.

    Your ticket allows you unlimited use for 48 hours, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops! There is Pre-recorded commentary on this tour.

    To end the tour, you can hop off at any of the stops.

    Guided tour of Florence Duomo with Access to the Dome:

    Meet the tour at 12:30pm at the meeting point advised by the staff.

    Visit the magnificent cathedral with your knowledgeable guide and learn some interesting facts about this attraction (entrance to cathedral is not included)

    Capped by Filippo Brunelleschi's red-tiled cupola, the construction of the cathedral took almost 150 years and it wasn't consecrated until 1436. The Duomo’s dome is the highlight of the tour and considered the most important architectural achievement of the Renaissance. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, it is the largest dome in the world.

    See this spectacular Cupola del Duomo (The Dome) from within. Hear the fascinating story behind the dome and admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome. Enjoy panoramic views of Florence and the Tuscan Hills from dome’s balcony and admire the jaw-dropping views of Florence from the dome.

    The tour takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, after which you are free to continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour
    • Guided Tour inside the Dome of Florence
    • Guided Tour outside the Cathedral with professional guide
    • Skip the Line entrance fee at the Dome of Florence
    • Assistance at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center
    • Recorded commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian on the bus

    Exclusions

    • Entrance to cathedral
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Food
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jumpstart your hop-on, hop-off tour.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Before start of the guided tour you must redeem your vouchers from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A. Remember that you MUST EXCHANGE your voucher at least 1 hour before the start of your guided tour. You can also exchange a day prior to the visit. The travel date and time indicated in the booking voucher is the date of the guided tour and cannot be modified.

    Children under 18 years of age must present ID proof or passport at the entrance, failure to do so may result in denied entry and no refund.

    This tour is not recommended for people using wheelchairs or with impaired mobility. This tour involves a big number of steps to reach the top of Brunelleschi Dome (there is no elevator).

    The validity of the City Sightseeing ticket will start when you exchange your voucher.

    For the hop-on, hop-off schedule, only Lina "A" and "B" are available from 2nd November to 31st March.

    The start point for the guided tour at the Duomo will be communicated while you will exchange the voucher at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center.

    Dress code - no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered.

    Line A Stops from n. 12 to n. 17 will be temporarily suspended.

    Due to public works, from today until next days, buses of Line A may have some delays.  STOP N.1 LINE A City Sightseeing Florence has been moved in front the MAIN EXIT of the central train station Santa Maria Novella, but the address still is ‘Piazza Stazione’.

    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.The access to the bus is permitted for little and medium domestic animals under the discretion of the driver. Using muzzle and leash is mandatory and the holder must assure that the pet carrier is not in a poor state or that it does not contain food. The owner or the holder of the animal is liable for any damage caused by the animal.For safety reasons it is strictly forbidden to bring luggage, awkward bags, big backpacks or bulky baggage on board the City Sightseeing buses. Please click here to see the distance between the old Stop 1 of Line A and the new Stop 1 of Line A.

  • Customer Reviews
    • This package was a good buy with line B of the Hop-on Hop off being excellent.

      The only difficulty we had was picking up the tickets following our on-line booking. We were to pick them up from platform 16 at the train station and we had trouble locating...

      Lesley Bruce, United Kingdom, 04/Jun/2018
    • Nous avons aimé notre guide qui a su bien nous renseigner. Elle était respectueuse des différences dans la forme physique des participants. 414 marches, ce n'est pas rien avec...

      Jean Huberdeau, Canada, 12/Aug/2017
    • Bus is best in Florence

      The bus makes getting around Florence so easy. The tour of the Duomo was excellent and our guide Leonardo was very good....

      Norma Henderson, United Kingdom, 22/Apr/2017