Florence is one of Italy's most beautiful cities, where one can find oneself returning to time and time again. This tour gives you a great opportunity to experience the highlights of Florence, with private airport transfers at the start and end of your few days, and guided tours each day you're in the city. With a balance of arranged tours (a private guided tour of the Uffizi gallery and an insightful walking tour of the city) and time at leisure with helpful hints of places to check out, this premium tour offers great value and makes for a hassle-free few days.
A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer to the airport in Florence today.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Rosso 23 Hotel (3*) is is situated in a splendid position in the historical centre of Florence. The hotel is dynamic, energetic, contemporary "City Riad", with a fascinating inner court, located in a noble building at number 23 of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The hotel is fully decorated in red and grey tones, providing 42 rooms and very smart common areas with curious details. The fascinating staircase that leads to the upper floors is witness of the nobility of this building, nowadays home for their guest. This hotel in Florence is elegantly furnished with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and offers a bar, an elegant living room, a computer with Internet access and a beautiful breakfast room.
Travel back to the Renaissance period during this half day walking tour that explores the renowned Italian city of Florence. This guided tour ensures that you visit some of the many landmarks and sites that have made Florence a global tourist hub, and one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This walking tour begins with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, boasting some true masterpieces of art including Raphael’s “Madonna of the Goldfinch” and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Annunciation.” The tour continues with a walk through the Signoria Square to marvel at the re-created duplicate of Michelangelo’s statue of “David.” Next is a visit to the elegant Ponte Vecchio, which translates to “old-bridge,” dating back to 1345, this bridge was actually built to replace the once previous bridge structure that was unfortunately swept away during a vicious flood. Along either end of the bridge, take this opportunity to view, and purchase if you’d like, some of the many items for sale including souvenirs, snacks and jewelry. Your final visits on this tour include stops at the 14th century Cathedral Square to view the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
Florence is a great city for browsing and shopping. The street for antiques is Via Maggio: some of the furnishings and objects d'art here are from the 16th century. Florence's Fifth Avenue is Via dei Tornabuoni, the place to head for the best quality leather goods, for the best clothing boutiques, and for stylish but costly shoes. Here you'll find everyone from Armani, Gucci, Versace, Coveri, to Ferragamo. Besides shops, Florence is rich in open-air markets. The Market of San Lorenzo, situated in the center of the city, is worth checking out. The New Market, where one can acquire leather goods and souvenirs, is sheltered under the sixteenth-century Loggia del Porcellino. At the Flea Market, near Piazza Santa Croce, where you may able to make good deals on small antique items.
Enjoy a full day shared tour which gives you the opportunity of discovering the Chianti region. A coach with an English speaking Guide will first take you through the countryside of the Chianti area with ever-changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees. Enjoy a visit to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries. The city is situated on top of a hill and is famous for its numerous towers, fresco's and other art treasures. On arrival in Siena there is some free time for lunch (not included). Your guide will than bring you on a escorted visit through this magnificent city. You will see the Cathedral situated in the Piazza dal Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Located near this famous Piazza is the Town Hall, and San Domenico, which is known for it's numerous treasures of Italian painting. During the return journey you will see the old medieval village of Monteriggioni enclosed by its famous walls which are still standing strong.
Once arrived in Lucca, famous for its distinctive walls interrupted by huge gates and ramparts, the tour escort will lead you to the enchanting old town centre walking along a section of the walls to enjoy a breathtaking view over the roofs. You will then have free time to admire the main attractions of the city, such as the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, the San Martino Cathedral, and finally the picturesque Street of Antiques shops. Moving to Pisa you will have time for lunch (not included in the price) before joining a guided tour in the impressive Piazza dei Miracoli: you will admire the Baptistery and, what is more, the Leaning Tower, together with other historical monuments, such as the Cathedral (interior too). You will finally come back to Florence in the early evening.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Italy for the most up to date visa information.
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