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Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

1. Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

Get a taste of 'la dolce vita' on this jam-packed tour to the Cinque Terre, a collection of quintessential Italian towns dotted along the coast of Tuscany. After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once in Vernazza, sit at one of the local cafés, or take a refreshing dip in the sea. Next, board a train to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beaches and artisan shops. If the weather allows it, you will then board a boat to navigate along the coast of the Cinque Terre. Arrive in Riomaggiore, an ancient fishing village and the most southern of the 5 villages. After exploring this last village, board the train back to La Spezia and then take the coach back to Florence.

Florence: Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Tour

2. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Tour

On this guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, see beautiful artwork from the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period, a vast array of ancient statues found in the corridors, and beautiful architectural features, many designed by Giorgio Vasari. Explore the gallery's halls and see works including Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Caravaggio's Medusa, Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, and drawings and paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci. As you marvel at the art, learn about the art and artists found within the gallery's collection. After your guided tour, you will be free to explore the rest of the gallery for as long as you like.

Florence: Sunset Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

3. Florence: Sunset Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit the Oltrarno district of Florence on a 2-hour guided sunset walk. Admire the traditional architecture of the city that was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Soak up the atmosphere of the Oltrarno district, see centuries-old worshops, and enjoy the taste of fine Chianti wines, accompanied by crostoni prepared especially for you.  Cross the Arno River and visit Florence's most iconic landmarks, including the Piazza Signoria and Piazza Duomo.

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour

4. Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour

Explore the secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio. Experience the exciting discovery of the places and paths of Palazzo Vecchio that are not accessible to the general public and that have only recently been made available for very small groups of people. You will ascend the narrow passages of the Duke Gualtieri and you will discover an unexpected path beyond a door hidden by a painting. You will also admire the imposing coffered ceiling of the Salone del Cinquecento. Complete your tour of the Palazzo Vecchio with a typical Tuscan lunch in a historic restaurant or a gelato tasting in one of the most famous ice cream shops of Florence.

Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

5. Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Step into Florence, the world's most beautiful open-air museum. Uncover the history of the Eternal City with a local guide and stroll through the halls of the Uffizi and Accademia galleries with skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Follow your local guide and hear all the captivating stories behind the main monuments of the historical center. Discover the rivalries and plots of Florence's dominant families such as the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici. Head to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo's iconic David. Skip the lines with the express security check and explore the gallery. Slip into the past as your guide provides insightful details and facts about each work. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery and benefit from express entry once again. Here, admire timeless art by Renaissance masters, like Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Dukes of Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and Tondo Doni by Michelangelo.

Florence: Accademia Gallery and David Guided Walking Tour

6. Florence: Accademia Gallery and David Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider's view of one of Florence's most notable museums on a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. You'll skip the lines as you learn about art and history from a certified guide. Discover the rich history and culture of Florence, including its most iconic treasure, Michelangelo's David. As you marvel at the legendary works, your expert guide will fill you in on interesting and lesser-known facts about the art. Learn why David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence, and what it meant to the Republic of Florence when it was created.

Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Audio Guided Tour with Host

7. Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Audio Guided Tour with Host

Avoid spending your time in Firenze standing in line for hours with these skip-the-line tickets to the Uffizi Gallery. Get in-depth information with an audio guide in English or Italian and a live guide to answer your additional questions. Skip-the-line and get straight in to see the fabulous works at the Uffizi Gallery. Follow your guide through rooms housing world famous paintings, like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s enigmatic Adoration of the Magi or Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni. Get professional pre-recorded comments for more than twenty masterpieces. Have your curiosity satisficed by asking the live guide about the works as well. Experience the perfect tour with this highly innovative museum visiting format

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

8. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

Depart from Rome and head out into the rolling Tuscan countryside on your full-day sightseeing adventure. During the journey, learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. Arrive in Florence, a stunning city bursting with Renaissance architecture, history, art, philosophy, and science in every corner. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit all the most important landmarks, including the Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Don’t forget to stop at a local café to sample some delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts. Upgrade your experience and receive tickets to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David. Hop back onboard the bus and continue the tour to Pisa. Upon arrival, visit the UNESCO listed Piazza dei Miracoli where the Pisan Romanesque style cathedral is located. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and stop to take some photos for your vacation album. Spend some more free time exploring the city before hopping back on the bus where you can soak up stunning countryside views on the return to Rome.

From Florence: The Best of Chianti

9. From Florence: The Best of Chianti

After meeting your driver and guide at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella at 2:30 PM, it’s off to Chianti for a wine-filled day that’s the perfect break from energetic Florence. Your first stop is to a rustic wine estate, where the owners will show you through the vineyards and cellar to unlock the secrets of winemaking. Enjoy a tasting of some of their best Chianti wines, as well as a snack centered around their home-produced olive oil. Next it’s off Greve in Chianti, one of the best-known Italian wine villages, famous for its quaint charm and sought-after wine. After exploring the winding alleways, medieval buildings, and artisanal shops, it’s off to yet another vineyard. In the heart of olive groves and grapevines, participate in another wine tasting, the owners of the vineyard helping you improve your sommelier skills.  After the tasting, you’ll head back to Florence, ready to embrace the bustle of the city after a respite in the country.

Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

10. Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes your through a the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

Frequently asked questions about Florence Sightseeing Walking Tours

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Planning Your Visit

  • How hard is it?

    Florence's heart is fairly easy to cover by foot and most walking tours clock in at just an hour or two, unless they include tours of the Uffizi or other galleries and museums. If you're concerned about lasting the length of even a short tour, we'd advise you to check the itinerary doesn't include a climb up the Duomo's 463 steps, or uphill to the Piazzale Michelangelo.

  • How do the free tours work?

    Free walking tours are perfect for those visiting on shoestring budgets or simply unsure how much to pay in advance. There is a catch, though! Remember the guides do this for a living so bring some cash and pay what you think it was worth at the end. Otherwise, brace yourself for a guilt-trip!

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11,334 reviews

Our guide, Alfonso D'Orsi, is in love with what he does and transmits it with passion and intensity. An unforgettable experience. Absolutely recommended.

Francesca was so passionate about the topic it came through in spades and made it much more enjoyable. The trip to the top of the dome is not to be missed!

Very engaging guide Anna! Thanks for the extremely interesting tour! Great knowledge of the artworks and personal enthusiasm was felt from start to finish!

Great Experience made so much easy with excellent guides

Skilled and friendly guide. Very in formative turn