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All Florence in One Day including the Academy and Uffizi Galleries

This full day tour shows you all of the city's masterpieces including its rolling hills, spectacular cathedral and the world famous Accademia and Uffizi Galleries.

This tour begins with a relaxing and scenic bus tour, that offers panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence and the surrounding countryside. Discover Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin set on a hill overlooking Florence, offering special views of the Renaissance city.

Next, drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here, you will be able to admire the fantastic views of the city and understand why it is known as one of the most beautiful in the world.

The tour will proceed through the historic center with the guided visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery. Explore the home of the famous David by Michelangelo and other masterpieces by the great artist.

Continue your adventure with a walking tour for a memorable visit to the outside of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex, the world famous cathedral of Florence with its bronze doors, Porta del Paradiso (the gates of paradise), magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower.

The tour then breaks for lunch - for those who opt for the tour plus lunch option, you will be taken to a typical old restaurant in the city centre for some traditional italian fare.

After the break for lunch, the tour continues in the discovery of the historic city center with the visit to the scenic square and Gothic Church of Santa Croce (exterior). Crossing Ponte alle Grazie, a pleasant guided walk on the left side of the Arno River will allow you to admire the elegant architecture of the Uffizi Gallery and the striking aerial structure of the Vasari Corridor. In the backgroud, you will also see the Dome of the Cathedral and Giotto's Bell Tower, the Towers of Palazzo Vecchio and Bargello.

The ancient Church of Santa Felicita will surprise you with its portico surmounted by the Vasari Corridor. Once inside, you will see the amazing colours of two masterpieces by Pontormo, hosted in the Chapel designed by Brunelleschi.

Then crossing the iconic Ponte Vecchio, after having caressed the nose of the famous “piglet” statue, you will arrive at the monumental Piazza Signoria, with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia dei Lanzi, where the sculptures of great Renaissance artists are collected.

Your tour continues with the guided visit of the famous Uffizi Gallery, in small groups with a maximum of 14 participants. Here, you can admire the superb paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others.

The guided tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace, where you can enjoy an amazing and exclusive view of the city’s most important monuments. Once the guided tour is over, it is possible to stay in the museum.

Experience Includes

  • A comprehensive exploration of the city's beauties and its surroundings
  • Visit to Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Guided Tour of Duomo Complex
  • Entrance to the Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Visit to the Fiesole Hills and Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Experienced multi-lingual guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional refreshments
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Tuesday to Sunday, year round

Departure location

Tour commences at Piazzale Montelungo (Montelungo Square), in front of the yellow street sign Caf Tour – Gray Line

Start times

8.30am. The afternoon portion of the tour commences at 2.30pm.

Duration

Around 7 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Duomo complex cannot be visited on Sundays or National Holidays.
  • Please arrive at the departure location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • During busy periods throughout the year, despite reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delay mainly due to security reasons. Please be aware there may be possible delays beyond our control.
  • Children aged 0 to 6 years old are free of charge. Proof of age may be requested. Lunch is not included for free children and must be paid at the location if required.
  • Please note that the order of the visits may change.
  • The ancient Church of Santa Felicita includes an inside visit when the access is allowed. It is closed on Sundays.
  • Cancellation Policy: There will be no penalty for cancellations of tour or service communicated in writing to Caf Tour & Travel up to 48 hours before departure time of the tour or service. Less than 48 hours before departure time of tour or service 100% of the total price will be due and no reimbursement will be granted. No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established; similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the tour.