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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 homemade pesto pasta for your 'primo' and fresh fish 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: Baptistery, Duomo, and Brunelleschi's Dome Tour

2. Florence: Baptistery, Duomo, and Brunelleschi's Dome Tour

Discover the Santa Maria del Fiore, the Brunelleschi Dome, and the St John's Baptistery on this tour with a local guide. Enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line tickets to some of Florence's most popular landmarks featuring panoramic views of the whole city from atop the Brunelleschi Dome. Save your precious time by skipping the long line of Duomo and diving into the simply magical atmosphere that will take you back to the times of the Golden Age of Florence. Explore the crypt of Santa Reparata church, the remains of which were carefully conserved by the OPA organization that takes care of all monuments in Duomo Complex. Learn about the work of some of the most remarkable gothic and renaissance masters that contributed to making the Duomo of Florence a one-of-a-kind monument. Reveal the known secrets behind the construction of the Largest Dome in the world by the father of Renaissance himself, "the mathematician of beauty" Filippo Brunelleschi. Admire the timeless charm of Last Judgement frescos by Vasari & Zuccari. Visit the oldest monument of Florence, the Saint John's Baptistery. Admire the stunning XIII century mosaics on Baptistery's dome, representing the Last Judgement which was unsurprisingly the inspiration for Dante's Divine Comedy. After your exploration, you will have the opportunity to climb on your own pace the 463 steps leading to the highest point of Florence, the very top of Brunelleschi's Dome. Pass between the double dome while admiring the finest architectural masterpiece built in the XV century. Reach the Lantern of the Dome and enjoy 360° views of the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Florence: Drunken History Walking Tour with Bar Stops

3. Florence: Drunken History Walking Tour with Bar Stops

Get ready for a tour like you’ve never experienced before. Our magic formula combines all the best elements of travel on adventure through Florence. Your night in Florence will lead us through the streets once walked by Popes, Kings, the Medici family, Famous Renaissance Painters and many more of history’s beloved and notorious characters. Between drinks, bars and socialising, you will discover tales of Florence’s dark and scandalous history. This tour is 18+, not just because of the drinking… During the experience we will visit at least 2 vibrant bars as well as enjoy drinks at famous sights. Once the experience is over, the night out officially begins. We will continue to enjoy Florence long into the night with our new friends! So what are you waiting for, book your spot on the tipsy tour today. The tipsy team is waiting for you in Florence! Suitable for solo travellers, couples, friends and groups.

Florence: Baptistery, Cathedral, Duomo Museum, & Bell Tower

4. Florence: Baptistery, Cathedral, Duomo Museum, & Bell Tower

Visit Florence's religious center on a guided tour inside the Baptistery, Cathedral (Duomo), and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Enjoy a comprehensive guided visit to the interior of Florence Cathedral, one of the largest and most important churches in the world. Construction began in 1296 and ended only in 1436, with the creation of the magnificent dome by Filippo Brunelleschi.  See the Baptistery, one of the oldest buildings in Florence, built in the Florentine Romanesque style. Then visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, a site that collects original masterpieces from the Duomo Complex. Among the most important works on display are the original Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti, and Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini. The museum also houses one of the largest collections of Donatello's work in the world. Finally, climb the three-storied Giotto's Belltower and admire the city skyline dominated by Brunelleschi's immense dome.

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour

5. 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: 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. See Michelangelo's iconic statue of David and skip the lines with your guide. Enter the Accademia through a separate entrance with your guide and begin your guided tour. Learn the rich history and culture of Florence. Pass by famous works of art until you reach the Accademia's most iconic treasure, Michelangelo's David.  As you marvel at the legendary works, listen to your 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.

Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

7. Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums and sites with skip-the-line access. The tour begins with a fascinating visit to the Accademia, where you’ll learn the secrets behind Michelangelo’s colossal David. Then proceed to Duomo Square to admire the gorgeous cathedral façade and the record-breaking dome by Brunelleschi. Stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum upper floor and terrace. The small group setting of 10-12 people allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. In a small group, you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. 

Florence: Street Food Tour with Local Expert Guide

8. Florence: Street Food Tour with Local Expert Guide

On this walking tour with a local guide, learn about the history and culture of Florence while trying some of the many local food specialties. Some of the foods you'll have the chance to try include schiacciata with balsamic vinegar, cantuccini, fresh homemade pasta, traditional pappa al pomodoro, and more. This tour will give you an excellent overview of Florence's historic center and major attractions, and your guide will share interesting details about Florence history and food culture. You'll also visit a local market and discover all it has to offer.

Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

9. Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

If you love the television series 'The Medici', are fascinated by Florence, or passionate about art and history, then the Medici experience tour is a truly unmissable opportunity. After meeting your expert local guide, take a trip back in time as you enter the magnificent Palazzo Medici, home of the infamous family.  Feel like a member of the Medici family as you wander through the rooms of their stunning palace. Discover family secrets, conspiracies, and stories of love and hate as you hear all about Lorenzo The Magnificent and other family members from your guide. Learn more about how the Medici came to power in Florence and who their most powerful enemies were. As you explore the Palazzo Medici, visit the Chapel of the Magi and admire its incredible frescoes depicting some of the most famous family members. After your visit to the palace, you will have the opportunity to stroll around Florence and retrace the footsteps of some of the city's most beloved, and hated, historical figures of all time. 

Florence Food Tour

10. Florence Food Tour

Join a Florence food tour to get an overview of the many tasty specialties of the city, from selected cured meats and cheeses to different types of pasta, to different sorts of plant-based dishes, which became internationally famous for their rustic taste, such as Pappa al Pomodoro and Ribollita. You will the opportunity to try the following specialties (according to the availability of raw ingredients, season, and the chef’s choices): Cured meats and local cheeses from Tuscany: a traditional Florencian aperitivo, tasting local meats, cheeses, and toasted bread, along with a glass of Chianti, in the framework of one of the oldest and most famous wine bars of the city. Potatoes Tortelli: a recipe from Mugello, the hill country area around Florence. Rectangular and stuffed with potatoes, parmesan cheese, walnuts, and salt. Strictly kneaded by hand in a top-raking trattoria of Firenze. They will literally melt in your mouth. Pici: the traditional spaghetti from Tuscany kneaded by hand and topped with an extraordinary sauce of black cabbage and bacon (other options are available upon choice). They are absolutely a must-try. Pappa al Pomodoro: a farmers’ traditional dish, wisely prepared in the same way for generations in one of the most typical and lively trattorias in Florence. Ribollita: one cannot leave Florence without having tried this traditional soup made with bread and vegetables. Eating is believing. Cantucci e vin santo (biscuits and sweet wine): they represent the best possible conclusion for a Florence meal. You shall taste them in one of the most renowned and traditional patisseries in the city center within walking distance of the most renowned Florence sites.

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11,334 reviews

While everything was punctual, well organized & ran smoothly (with the exception of 1 TrenItalia service), I think there should be a clearer description/definition of how much walking, particularly up some fairly steep areas is involved in this trip. It was a very nice excursion but to see all 5 villages means it’s a really long, tiring day. You are all part of a group that has meeting times so that we can see everything but that means sometimes, some people are just exhausted due to this fast pace.

These Tuscan towns are breathtaking, I need to win the lottery to move here and enjoy the beauty, the people, the history, culture, charms and love these towns have to offer. Barbara was a wonderful guide who was always very attentive to our needs. Katia our local tour guide in Assisi is a great person. Her passion for such culture and history shows in all her explanations. Thank you Barbara and Katia.

Great experience with a small group. Tasted several salamis and cheeses with wine, then strolling through the streets with history while tasting supplì, then a traditional trattoria and finally gelato for dessert. Wonderful and relaxing evening. You will not leave hungry!

Sylvia was very personable and knowledgeable and we enjoyed all aspects of the tour. The food and wine selections were wonderful. We enjoyed the walk from place to place, not too long... just right!

Visit excellent except for the one hour delay of the train at the end of a long day