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48 hrs Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Accademia Gallery Guided 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
  • Head past the long entrance lines with a priority-entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery
  • Explore the gallery with a guide and see the statue of David, a magnificent Michelangelo sculpture
  • Study unfinished statues by Michelangelo such as San Matteo and Prigioni
  • 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.

    A must-do for every art connoisseur, the Acccademia Gallery is one of the top tourist hot spots of Florence. The gallery boasts Michelangelo's staggering Statue of David, among his other works like an unfinished series called “Prisoners,” similar to the unfinished “Slaves” in the Louvre, and an unfinished statue of Saint Matthew. Admire paintings by artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Uccello, as well as a plaster of Giambologna's “Rape of the Sabine Women” at the famed gallery!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour: Daily Except Monday
    Accademia Gallery: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

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

    Duration

    Hop on Hop off: 48 hours
    Academia Gallery 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.

    Accademia Gallery Tour: 10:15am


    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.

    Accademia 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 of the stops.

    Accademia 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 well-placed 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.

    This tour covers routes - Line A and Line B. Some of the attractions covered are:

    Beccaria  

    Santa Crocei

    Teatro Verdi

    Villa Cora

    Porta Romana – viale Petrarca

    Piazza Tasso

    Click here for the route map

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

    Accademia Gallery tour:

    Reach the Accademia Gallery at a convenient time slot. This tour takes you to one of Italy’s - and perhaps the world's - most famous art galleries. The Accademia Gallery, boasts many of the works of Michelangelo, as well as other Italian artists such as Botticelli. You'll see some of Michelangelo's most famous works, as well as works by other famous artists. Here are some must-sees at the gallery:

    David: One of the most famous sculptures in the world, Michelangelo's David stands 15.7 metres (17 feet) tall. This marble statue used to sit in one of Florence's public squares, before it was moved into the gallery in the late 1800's to protect it from the weather.

    Slaves: Originally meant to be part of Pope Julius' tomb, these unfinished sculptures are four of six figures. Called Awakening Slave, Young Slave, Atlas Slave, and Bearded Slave, the sculptures are all unfinished in various degrees, some missing a head or an arm, some just torsos and legs straining to break free from the rock. Enjoy the recorded commentary in various languages.

    Madonna of the Sea: This panel painting by Botticelli is one of many of his depictions of the Madonna. It was painted in the late 1400's, and is thought to be part of a triptych, or series of three paintings, of the Madonna.

    After the tour, you can continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Florence hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 48 hours
    • Guided tour of Accademia Gallery in English
    • Entrance ticket for Accademia 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! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!).

    FLORENCE HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR
    Florence City Sightseeing Italy tickets now include free travel on local services operated by ATAF and Li-nea only after you exchange your voucher.

    Our local partner offers a FREE app, Sightseeing Experience that you can download from Google Play or App Store during your hop-on, hop-off tour. Keep the app handy, as it will help you reach the nearest stop and provide you with real-time updates about buses and schedule.

    Your 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.

    ACCADEMIA GALLERY TOUR
    The travel date and time indicated in the booking voucher is the date of the guided tour and cannot be modified.

    The start point for the guided tour at the Academy Gallery will be communicated when you exchange the voucher at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center.

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

    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 way to see a lot of Florence

      We only had one day in Florence, so doing the hop on/hop offworked great for us....

      Richard Wiseman, United States, 03/Oct/2017
    • Excellent guided tour

      We loved our tour. The guide was excellent and gave us a lot of relevant info. Despite the weather, we also enjoyed the hop-on-hop-off....

      Rosi Deamo, , 14/Feb/2017