Guided tour

Florence: City Tour by Van with Accademia and Duomo

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Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

Florence: City Tour by Van with Accademia and Duomo

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

From US$ 113.79 per person

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a comfortable tour through historic Florence by minivan. Then follow your guide for a guided tour of the Accademia and Florence Cathedral.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take the chance to enjoy a panoramic Tour by minivan starting from the very heart of Florence city center!
  • Admire the breathtaking view from Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world
  • Explore the Accademia Gallery with a professional guide in small groups
  • Enjoy an exciting discovery of Florence Cathedral magnificent artistic treasures
  • Discover the historic center, its Monuments and Palaces, famous all over the world led by a professional guide
Full description
Start your Tour from the very heart of Florence, aboard of a comfortable luxury minivan. Your English-speaking driver will lead you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. This view will leave you breathless and will allow you to embrace the entire city from its most famous hilltop. The tour will proceed through the old city center with the Guided Visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned work, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery, the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art. Then you reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Going on you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and political center of the city. In this “open-air museum”, you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Dominating the square is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with Arnolfo's crenellated tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. Then, by following from the outside the elevated path of the Vasari Corridor you will arrive at the romantic Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewellery shops. In the afternoon enjoy the guided visit of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures: you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves. Lead by your expert Guide you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be also surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear, the biggest fresco in the world. The Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture. Please note that the order of the visits may change
Includes
  • Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Panoramic Tour with English speaking driver, by luxury air-conditioned minivan with WIFI on board
  • Local Professional Guide at your side: Accademia, Florence walking tour & Cathedral Guided Visits
  • Accademia Museum skip-the-line entrance and Visit in small group of max 8 participants per guide
  • Florence Cathedral Guided Visit in small group with direct and dedicated access
  • Earphones inside Accademia Museum
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    At 08:00 am - at Caf Tour & Travel Agency, in Via dei Tavolini, 15r 50122 Florence.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.5 /5

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    Angelie was exceptional - truly 10/10 tour

    July 21, 2022

    Am I confused or does a guided tour mean your guide stays with you for the tour. Our first guide was late, then walked us to a driver for the van ride part. Then the van driver dropped us off at the Accademia, where he waited with us for another late arriving guide. After a tour of that museum we were dumped at the exit and told to go to our walking tour, but she didn’t know where’d that was. After calling the office, the office rep told me to find an Italian speaking person to speak with! This person was told to direct us several blocks away to meet another guide. She lead us through town and abandoned us at the old bridge. She also didn’t know where to meet yet another guide for a tour of the cathedrals. By now we gave up and called the whole experience a loss. Granted we are experienced travelers, but also in our 70’s which is why we wanted a guided tour. What a loss.

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    August 5, 2022

    Product ID: 409688