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City Sightseeing Florence: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Duomo Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Dome Access

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Key Highlights

  • Feast your eyes on the magnificent architecture strewn around Florence with this combo
  • Explore Florence with a 24 or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off bus
  • Visit your favorite attractions - from Accademia Gallery to San Marco - with complete ease
  • Discover Brunelleschi’s famed Dome on the guided tour
  • Marvel at the surreal collection of artistic masterpieces in a single place at the Duomo Complex
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Discover the charming city of Florence and the magnificent Piazza del Duomo with a single ticket. Save on your travel expenses with this lovely combo - hop on and off around the city across 24 or 48 hours and feast your eyes on the incredible architecture of Duomo on the engaging guided tour. 

    HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS - 24 or 48 Hours

    Explore the historic city of Florence and surreal cultural vibrancy with this Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour from City Sightseeing. Valid for 24 or 48 hours, you can travel around the city at your own pace and visit your choice of attractions with minimal hassles. There’s so much to see and do! View the magnificent Cathedral (Duomo) and admire Michelangelo’s Statue of David at the Accademia Gallery. Art-lovers will enjoy the Uffizi Gallery or the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. 

    On this Tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary as your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops spread over two comprehensive routes. While one route runs at frequent intervals throughout the day, the other one runs thrice a day.

    Attractions Covered

    • Beccaria 
    • Santa Crocei
    • Teatro Verdi
    • Villa Cora
    • Porta Romana – viale Petrarca
    • Piazza Tasso
    • Zecca Vecchia
    • Piazzale delle Cascine
    • Shelly Cascine
    • Porta Romana

    Click Here for the COMPLETE TOUR MAP

    DUOMO GUIDED TOUR WITH SKIP-THE-LINE ACCESS TO THE DOME - 1.5 Hours

    Visit the magnificent cathedral with your knowledgeable guide and learn some interesting facts about this attraction (entrance to the cathedral is not included). You can also enjoy panoramic views of Florence and the Tuscan Hills from dome’s balcony and admire the jaw-dropping views of Florence from the top.

    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. You will explore the world’s largest dome from inside. Hear the fascinating story behind it and admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome.

    NOTE: Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from the date chosen on the calendar. 

    About the Supplier: In operation since 2003, City Sightseeing is one of the premier hop-on, hop-off operators in Italy - known for their easily-recognisable open-top red buses.

     

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

     Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours

    Duomo Complex Guided Tour: 1.5 hours

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: 9:30 am - 4:30pm, every 30 - 60 minutes depending on the season 

    Duomo Complex Guided Tour: 12pm

    Meeting Point

    You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops and redeem your voucher

    Duomo Guided Tour: Make your way to Piazza San Giovanni 19, in front of Cafè Scudieri
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the starting point
    Redeem your voucher from the Sightseeing Experience Centre at Stop Number 1 on Line A.

    Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 24 or 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
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your bus voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however, at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.

    Since the Duomo is a place of worship, wearing shirts with sleeves and avoiding shorts, vest tops and open toe sandals would be best.

    If you have booked child rates you may be asked to prove your age. Carry some photo ID just to be safe.

    The VIP Duomo Tour now includes ‘Guided tour of Duomo Cathedral with Skip the Line entrance + Exclusive access with guided tour of the Duomo and its terraces inclusive of ticket valid 72h for Duomo Complex’

    The Line B buses run at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Two of the buses have ramps and are therefore wheelchair accessible however only one wheelchair per bus can be accommodated. The driver can only help you to raise and lower the chair. 

    Small to medium domestic animals may be permitted on board at the discretion of the driver. Using a 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, big backpacks or bulky baggage on board the City Sightseeing buses.

  • 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