You will visit Piazzale Michelangelo from where you get a wonderful view of the whole city and take a walking tour around the iconic Duomo. This tour includes skip the line access to Florence's most popular museums. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, which houses the works of masters like Titian, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. The Galleria dell’Accademia, is most renowned for being the home of the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. And that's not all - this fantastic tour also includes a traditional Tuscan lunch in a charming restaurant in the old town.
This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month
6.45 hoursStart time
Please make your way to Piazzale Montelungo, in front of “CAF TOUR & TRAVEL - GRAY LINE” yellow street sign.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .
The tour ends inside the Galleria Uffizi
The tour starts at 9:00am from the meeting point, accompanied by a guide, board a coach for your tour of Florence.
Travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, for a wonderful photo stop. This esplanade provides a bird’s eye view of Florence and its picturesque surroundings. From here, you can get a wonderful view of some of the city’s most celebrated buildings.
Re-board the coach and travel to the historic centre of Florence for the external guided walking tour of the Piazza del Duomo and its Cathedral. This is one of the most spectacular squares in all of Florence. The cathedral, with its tiered pink, white and green Gothic façade will leave you enthralled.
Proceed to the Galleria dell’Accademia. The Galleria displays paintings and sculptures of famous Florentine artists. The works, spanning the 13th to 16th centuries, include the world’s most famous statue, David, carved from a single block of marble rock by Michelangelo.
After the visit to the Galleria della Accademia you will be taken to a restaurant in the historic centre for a light lunch. This is just a brief walk away and you will be accompanied by your guide.
The afternoon starts with a drive to Fiesole. A delightful Etruscan town set in the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley.
Returning to the city centre you will enjoy a walking tour which will take you around the outside of the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. The church is a burial ground of Florence’s most illustrious citizens including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini. Continue to Piazza Signoria from where you can admire the imposing exterior of the Palazzo Vecchio, the imposing town hall of Florence.
Your last stop of the day is the Uffizi Gallery, home to works of masters such as Titian, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to name a few. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum, after which can stay and explore on your own. Typically, and specially in high season, the wait time at Uffizi Gallery can be up to 5 hours, but your ticket will save you that trouble.
The tour ends at 6:00pm inside the Uffizi Gallery.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Passengers should reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.
Uffizi is closed on Monday, the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.
Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Monday, the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Bargello museum or the Medici Chapels.
Your tour group will go in the group entrance. While there may still be a short wait it will be far shorter than when joining the regular queue.
Piazzale Montelungo can be easily reached as usual from Piazza della Stazione (Station Square) through various access routes.
Fun Time. Great Tours...Kalpana Thakore, United States, 07/Sep/2016
Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The only reason we had a 4 of 5 in "fun" was because something happened at the beginning of the tour where our afternoon guide was...Diomedes Garrido, United States, 22/May/2017