Considered to be the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is home to works by many of the movements leading artists . The Basilica di Santa Croce Florence’s principal church and, Palazzo della Signoria, the town hall, are wonderful examples of Renaissance architecture. Piazza del Duomo and Bargello Palace also reflect the spirit of Renaissance that redefined the concept of art in Europe.
This tour includes a visit to Galleria dell’Accademia home to Michelangelo’s David, as well as a drive to Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
This sightseeing tour in Florence is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Renaissance city.
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3 hoursStart time
Tour without Lunch: 3 hours
Tour with Lunch: 4 hours & 15 mins
Please make your way to Piazzale Montelungo, in front of “CAF TOUR & TRAVEL - GRAY LINE” yellow street sign.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends inside the Galleria dell’Accademia or at a restaurant in the historic centre of Florence
The tour starts at 9:30am from the designated 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 a walking tour of the Piazza del Duomo. 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.
The tour ends inside the museum at around 12:45pm, you are free to stay in the museum and browse at your leisure. If you have selected the lunch option you will take a short walk to a historic restaurant in the heart of Florence where you will enjoy a light lunch with drinks.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Passengers have to reach meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people (English speaking) or 4 people (Spanish, French, German & Italian Speaking). Should this minimum number not be met for your chosen tour every effort will me made to move you to another date, should this not be possible we will offer you a full refund.
Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with 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.
Very interesting and enjoyable tour. The guide was both professional and knowlegable and his quirky sense of humour added a fun element to the whole experence. I would reccomend...S Y BATE, United Kingdom, 30/Jul/2012
Really enjoyed the tour guide, she had a wealth of knowledge and high level of enthusiasm for the sights. Loved the Accademia, our guide provided excellent insights to the...Jon Hokenmaier, United States, 15/Apr/2012