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FULL DAY IN FLORENCE

Private tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $728 USD
Private tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $898 USD
Private tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1027 USD
Private tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1170 USD
Additional (Licensed guide for 3 hours) $462 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

FULL DAY IN FLORENCE

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Your itinerary choices are your own. Stop and start as you like or use your driver for his knowledge of the area, which he knows well.

Driving up the beautiful Viale dei Colli, we'll reach the marvelous Piazzale Michelangelo terrace, for an impressive view of the city. Nearby, we'll see the gorgeous white and green marble façade of the S. Miniato al Monte church, one of the purest examples of the Florentine Romanesque style.

After leaving the church, we'll follow an uphill road to Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 by the Grand Duke Ferdinand to protect the Medici villas. Driving down from the Fort, passing the old gate to the city, we'll arrive at the imposing Pitti Palace, home to many galleries and museums, and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens.

Next, we'll head for the center of downtown--the Piazza della Repubblica--surrounded by historical literary cafés, where long ago important intellectuals gathered together. Follow the Via De’Calzaiuoli, which connects Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell tower) to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi), admiring the best masterpieces of Renaissance art and breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer. There are also many shops and trattorias in this area, so everyone can find something to their liking.

Your driver is at your disposal and will be more than happy to take you wherever you wish. At some point, you might choose to visit the Accademia to take in Michelangelo's original David statue, ride up to visit the ancient Etruscan town above Florence with its stunning views, or explore the old Roman Amphitheatre.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your hotel
  • English-speaking driver
  • Option to customize itinerary
  • Visit/see:
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Forte Belvedere
  • Pitti Palace
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour includes a private vehicle and wonderful English-speaking driver for the day.
• Your driver is unable to conduct guided visits inside museums and monuments. You can choose to add a licensed guide for 3 hours during your tour.
• Your driver can pre-reserve tickets to the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery for you. Tickets to the Accademia are about 16.50€ per ticket per person and to the Uffizi are about 24€ per ticket per person. You will pay this fee in cash directly to the driver at the time of the tour.
Please note that if you are making a last-minute booking, especially during the high season, we cannot guarantee that you will have tickets reserved. Pre-reserved tickets are non-refundable.
• Admissions, food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.

Restrictions

• Please note that on the first Sunday of each month many tourist sites in Italy have free admission. This can often result in long lines. If you are staying at a hotel, it may be beneficial to avoid booking a tour involving inside visits to major attractions on these days. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• Please note that this tour is for hotel guests staying in the city of Florence only. If you are arriving by cruise ship, please see our offerings in LIVORNO.