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Best of Florence Tour Tour Code: 524-8771

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Florence, Italy
English
3 Hours
Visit Florence (Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, Gates of Paradise, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Veccio, Uffizi Gallery).
  • Small group size limited to 19 people or less
  • Convenient audio headsets
  • Enjoy Florence's top sights in one day with Skip the Line Access to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David
  • See Florence's spectacular Duomo from outside
  • A fully-guided tour with an expert, English-speaking guide
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    (4-14 yrs)
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Few cities in the world contain so many stunning works of art in such a small space as Florence. Today we will take this Florence walking tour covering all the highlights of this incredible city. The English-speaking guide to tell us the stories behind the sights.

For most visitors to Florence, visiting Michelangelo's David is top of the to-do list. We will have the Skip the Line Access and a pre-reserved entry time at the Accademia Gallery so we won't waste precious time better spent inside. With our guide, we'll visit not just "David" but Michelangelo's unfinished 'Slaves' too.

Of course there's more to visit Florence than "David". The Florence walking tour covers the best of the rest by foot with audio headsets so we can always hear our guide (We'll have these in the Accademia Gallery too). We'll visit the Duomo Square, where the magnificent Florence Cathedral is. We will outside visit the Cathedral and get a full explanation of its inside and outside features.

We'll see the gold doors of the Baptistery here before setting off on our tour around the city. With the guide leading the way we'll visit all the most important sights, including the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge, the sculptures at Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Courtyard and Orsanmichele Church. We'll see some less-visited gems of the city, such as the leather market and quieter streets and piazzas of the city.
*Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities visits inside the Duomo may be restricted, also in the night the Duomo is always closed, in which case a detailed tour will be given from outside.

Note: from 1/1/2020 on, the tour itinerary will make some adjustment as below:
The tour will be shorter as 2.5 hours and focus on the main highlights of the city. We will not visit the Ponte Vecchio bridge and Orsanmichele Church. We will not visit the leather market and piazzas of the city. The ending point will be at Uffizi. The actual itinerary will be subject to your tour guide's arrangement.

  • Florence, ITALY

    Florence, ITALY
    Historic Florence, Italy is considered to be one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Its long tradition of art and culture can be seen on nearly every doorstep. Millions of people travel here each year.

    Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze

    Boasting one of the most impressive collections of Renaissance art anywhere in the world, which includes David, Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze also features several works by other celebrated artists, including da Vinci, Rapael and Rembrandt.

    Piazza del Duomo

    Piazza del Duomo
    The "Cathedral Square" in the heart of Florence is one of the most-visited places on the planet. It is home to an impressive list of breathtaking buildings emblematic of Italian art and culture, including the Florence Cathedral and Baptistery.

    Palazzo Vecchio

    Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria is the town hall of Florence, an austere late-medieval palace that was built to reflect the growing importance of the city itself. There are 3 separate courtyards, all serving different functions.

    Duration: 5-14 Hours

    Piazza della Signoria

    The Piazza della Signoria features many can't-miss Florentine buildings. The Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's massive fortress of a town hall, towers above. The Loggia dei Lanzi is a beautiful piece of Renaissance architecture, bedecked with bronze and marble sculptures.

    Ponte Veccio

    Ponte Veccio
    The Ponte Veccio is a Medieval stone bridge over the Arno River in Florence. The bridge is lined by shops, something that was typical at the time of its construction in 1345; they are mostly artists and souvenir vendors.

    Uffizi Gallery

    The Uffizi Gallery is an art museum in Florence, Italy that is among the oldest in the world. It is located in a Medieval palace and houses works by da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Botticelli, and many more.

    Gates of Paradise

    (Outside Visit) The eastern gateway of the Florence Baptistery is known as the "Gates of Paradise." They were designed by Lorenzo Ghiberti. The gate was given this nickname by the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo.

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
    (Outside Visit) The main church in Florence, this cathedral features an impressive dome that was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296. It is built in a mixture of Gothic and renaissance styles.
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Florence, ITALY Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, (San Marco square, Piazza San Marco ) 10:00am
  • Meeting Point: The guide will meet at San Marco square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the monument to Manfredo Fanti, right in the middle of the square.
  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
  • **Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes earlier.
  • End Point: The tour concludes near the Ponte Vecchio.

Price Includes

  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • All meals and drinks during the trip except specified described in itinerary
  • Any private expenses

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  • Cancellation and Refund policy
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    All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within one business day after purchase, customers will be fully refunded if the orders cannot be confirmed.
    Cancellations received within 72 hours of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person. The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.

Additional Note

  • Sites Visited Inside: Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David.
  • Sites Visited Outside: The Cathedral (the Duomo), Ponte Vecchio, Piazza degli Uffizi, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, "Il Porcellino" at Mercato Nuovo, Orsanmichele Church, Piazza della Repubblica, Baptistry Door. (For tours departures dates in 2020, we will not visit the Ponte Vecchio, "Il Porcellino" at Mercato Nuovo, Orsanmichele Church. Piazza della Repubblica)
  • No flash photos permitted at the Accademia Gallery.
  • We are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs, and we are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • On the first Sunday of every month, due to Accademia Gallery's admission policy, we may not be granted admittance. If this happens we will offer an extended walking tour of the city.
  • We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour since large luggage may cause delays because of security checks.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours, and we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or buggies on our group tours.
  • Entrance into some churches may require a dress code that specifies that knees and shoulders should be covered.

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