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Hop-On, Hop-Off Florence Tour with Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery Tour

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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 the works of the leading Renaissance artistes at the iconic Uffizi Gallery
  • View the highlights of the iconic gallery and learn about its history from your knowledgeable guide
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • 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.

    Skip long lines and enjoy a hassle-free entry to Uffizi Gallery, the treasure house of Renaissance painting and sculpture and one of the foremost tourist attractions of Florence. A visual treat for art lovers across the world, the gallery houses works of the masters of the Renaissance period like Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio!

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour: Daily
    Uffizi Gallery: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month during winter season.

    Duration

    Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: The ticket is valid for 48 hours.
    Guided Tour: Approx. 2 hours

    Start time

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour: Buses depart between 9am and 4:30pm (Nov to Mar) and till 7:05pm (Apr to Nov), every 20 minutes to 2 hours.
    Since this is an outdoor activity schedules might just change sometimes check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Uffizi Gallery Tour: 4:30pm

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Uffizi Gallery guided tour: 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.

    Uffizi Gallery guided tour: Same as the start point

    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.

    Click here for the route map

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

    Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery:

    Meet your tour at gate number 3 of Uffizi Gallery at the scheduled time. The Uffizi Gallery boasts the world’s single largest collection of Italian and Florentine art.

    Explore the gallery with a well-informed guide and study the invaluable collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings including the masterpieces of Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio as well as works of German, Dutch and Flemish Masters including Durer, Rembrandt and Rubens.Recorded commentary is available in Italian, English, Spanish, German and French.

    View the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery and learn about the artworks and the masterpieces that you see on a 1 hour and 45 minutes tour. After the tour, you can continue sightseeing in Florence on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket valid for 48 hours
    • Guided tour of Uffizi Gallery in English
    • Earphones for groups with more than 15 participants for the Uffizi tour
    • Skip-the-line and entrance fee for Uffizi Gallery
    • Recorded commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish on the bus
    • Welcome & Assistance at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center

    Exclusions

    • Food
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 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.

    Before you get to the Uffizi Gallery, you must redeem your vouchers from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A City Sightseeing, Florence.

    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.

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

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

    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’.

     Minimum of 4 pax are required for German and French tours to be operational.

    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
    • Great tour with educated guide

      Great tour, we had missed our original tour tim and the very kind lady at the hop on hop off tour arranged another tour for us The guide was very educated and passionate about...

      Sinead Tobin, Ireland, 23/May/2017
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      Doug Sinclair, United States, 02/Oct/2017