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City Sightseeing Florence: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Accademia Gallery Guided Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the artistic side of Florence with this hop-on, hop-off and guided tour combo
  • Explore the city at your own pace over 24 or 48 hours with the bus
  • Hop on and off as you wish to visit your favourite attractions
  • Discover some of the masterpieces from Renaissance at Accademia Gallery
  • Get up close with works by Michaelangelo, Boticelli and more
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Surrender yourself to Florence’s artistic essence with this lovely combo - a Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour valid for 24 or 48 hours and a Guided Tour of Galleria dell'Accademia. Enjoy 

    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

    GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA - Approx. 1 - 1.5 Hours

    A must-do for every art connoisseur, the Accademia 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!

    NOTE:Your ticket is valid for the date you choose on the calendar while booking the ticket. 

    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?

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: Daily

    Accademia Gallery Tour: Daily except Mondays


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

    Accademia Gallery Tour: Approx. 1 - 1.5 hours

    Start time

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

    Accademia Gallery Tour: 10:30am

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your voucher for the tickets at SIGHTSEEING EXPERIENCE VISITOR CENTER - Located inside the Santa Maria Novella Train Station (main hall).

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops.

    Accademia Gallery Tour: Make your way to the outside of the main entrance of the Galleria dell'Accademia.
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the starting point

    Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Florence hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours
    • Guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in English
    • Entrance ticket for Accademia Gallery
    • Recorded commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish on the bus


    • 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!)

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

    Our local partners do everything in their power to ensure the tours runs to schedule. However, Florence is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    Your Accademia Gallery ticket is valid for the date you choose on the calendar while booking the ticket.

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

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

    Additional info

    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
    • 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