ItalianTourism.us Florence Italy tours are designed to enhance you independent Florence vacation. Reserve your skip the line tickets to popular Florence Uffizi and Accademia museums. Include an English-speaking Florence tour guide to get more out of your Florence Italy vacation. Plan excursions from Florence to the Tuscan hill towns such as Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti. Or travel to Tuscany’s coast to visit Lucca and Pisa. ItalianTourism.us hand-picked these Florence tours for their excellent guides and great value prices. To book your Florence day tour submit the form or call 800-227-1577.
Florence Museum and Walking Tours
Uffizi Gallery Skip the Line Ticket and Tour
$50 per person
Tues-Sunday 8:45AM or 4:15PM – 1.5 hours
Book your guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery to have an unforgettable journey through the masterpieces of famous artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue and Masaccio. At the end of the tour, you are free to remain in the museum to explore further at your leisure.
Uffizi and Accademia Skip the line tickets and guided tours
$90 per person
Tues – Sunday Accademia 11:15AM and Uffizi 430PM – 2:45 hours
Book your guided visit to the most famous museums in Florence, the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery, where masterpieces by the Italian master artists are preserved. You will be given a unique chance to admire significant works such as the David by Michelangelo and paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto and others. This is a combination of two separate guided visits. The morning guided visit to the Accademia begins at 11:15AM lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes while the afternoon visit to the Uffizi Gallery begins at 4:30PM and lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Best of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Duomo
$70 per person
Tues – Sunday 9:30AM – 3 hours
Discover Florence’s historic center on this three hour walking tour including Ponte Vecchio, the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. From the Ponte Vecchio bridge you will be introduced to the fascinating history and traditions of Florence: rub the nose of the legendary boar, ‘Il porcellino’, to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers. Enter the Duomo, the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. We will pause to enjoy a delicious homemade Italian gelato. The tour concludes with skip the line entrance to the Accademia Gallery where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David.
Corridor Vasari & Uffizi Gallery
$110 per person
Tues – Sunday 10:00AM – 3 hours
Your exciting guided tour will start at Palazzo Pitti going backwards through the ideal “Prince’s Itinerary”, to see from the outside the suggestive elevated passageway which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti, in the Oltrarno district, passing though the Uffizi Gallery and over the Ponte Vecchio. In the center of the bridge you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city. Then you will reach the elegant Uffizi Palace. The museums is considered one of the most important in the world, hosts a plenty of invaluable works of art. After the guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery you will enjoy a break of 15 minutes. Then you resume the guided visit right at the entrance door to the Vasari Corridor, the amazing elevated passageway which you have seen from the outside while walking from Piazza Pitti to Piazza Signoria. You will have the privilege to walk through the suggestive passageway, following the footsteps of the “Prince’s itinerary”. It was commissioned on the occasion of the wedding between Francis I and Joan of Austria and built with the idea of giving Florence a precious jewel .You will instantly be hit by a deep sense of emotion: the corridor is a royal passageway that runs over the heads of the citizens of Florence.You will admire the magnificent collection of artists’ self-portraits from Vasari to Italian and foreign artists of the 20th century.
Corridor Vasari & Uffizi Gallery
$125 per person
Tues – Sunday 3:30PM – 3 hours
A unique and extremely rare opportunity to visit the Vasari Corridor and to enjoy a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, all with skip the line tickets. The tour includes a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, skipping the usual long lines and combines it with an exclusive opening of the unique Vasari Corridor. The Uffizi is home to one of the world`s greatest art collections and its walls are a visual roll call of artistic genius with works by Giotto, da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raffaelo, Tiziano, Mantegna, Rubens and Rembrandt to name but a few. The corridor which is rarely open to the public dates back to 1564 when the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de Medici ordered his favourite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to build a path that would allow him and the royal family to move freely from their residence at Palazzo Pitti to the government offices housed in Palazzo della Signoria. Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding masterpieces of the renaissance. The corridor is lined with masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery’s unparalleled collection of Italian grand masters.
Day Trips from Florence
The Cinque Terre is located along the Ligurian Coast about 2-hours driving time from Florence. The area is renown for its natural beauty, delicious food and wines, and history and culture. You can enjoy a full day of sightseeing from Florence to the Cinque Terre. Tours include hiking for active travelers and for those who want to enjoy the beauty without hiking there are tours that travel by boat and train between the Cinque Terre. For Cinque Terre tour options click here.
Lucca and Pisa
$80 per person
9AM – 8 hours
Our trip will start from Florence and our first stop will be in Pisa, the city worldwide known for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces. Once arrived in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracles Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). At the end of the visit you will have free time for photos and for lunch ( not included) before departing for Lucca. In Lucca free time for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre where you will have the chance to admire the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Dome and the typical “antique dealers street”. Before coming back toFlorence we will stop in a winery in Lucca countryside for tasting wine and extra virgin olive oil of local production.
Best Of Tuscany Tour Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa
$125 Per person
Mon-Saturday 8:30AM – 11 Hours
Famous for its wealth of art, history, striking landscapes, delicious food and superb wines, Tuscany really does have it all! See the Best of Tuscany on this full-day guided coach trip from Florence!View Siena through the eyes of a local as you join a guided walking tour through the medieval city made up of yellow-ochre buildings, terracotta rooftops and green shutters. Learn about the world’s oldest bank, see Piazza del Campo, the site of the 600 year old Palio horserace, and admire the interior of the Duomo, a treasure chest of artworks. Afterwards, enjoy Siena at your own pace with free time for relaxing.Next visit an organic family run wine estate , the highlight of the day! Visit the farm, enjoy an informal wine tasting lesson and a traditional Tuscan lunch with plenty of wine, in the most gorgeous location overlooking stunning views of the surrounding countryside. After lunch we visit the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano where you have free time to roam the picturesque streets and squares, browse the local shops, try an award-winning gelato and walk among the town’s famous medieval towers.A scenic drive through classic Tuscan countryside will take you to your final stop, Pisa. Here, take a close inspection of the iconic Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery (outside view). A brief tour of the historic heart of Pisa will show you another side of the city.
A day in San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti
$75 per person
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 830AM – 11 hours
Experience with this tour a wonderful day in the Tuscan countryside, admiring the most suggestive corners of Siena , San Gimignano, the Chianti area and try with us the unique flavor of local wines. Departing from Florence, our tour will start in Siena, where our local and expert guide will lead you through its steep medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces until we will reach the Cathedral (interior), Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) and Piazza del Campo where the Palio race takes place every year. Then free time for lunch (excluded) and shopping. We’ll continue with a stop in Monteriggioni, well known worldwide for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles. The visit will continue to San Gimignano, one of the most fascinating examples of medieval towns, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco: you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways and to shop.Finally we’ll stop in a farm house , where you’ll taste some of the best Tuscan wines with a little snack of sliced cold meats, bruschettas, salami and cheese.
Dan Brown Inferno Tour
$300 per group 2+
Monday – Saturday Private Tour
Dan Brown ‘Inferno’ Tour follows in the footsteps of Robert Langdon. Learn about Dante and see the Florence sites of Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ Florence tour. On this great private tour see some of the many references of his most famous work hidden through the streets of Florence. Hear about how Dante changed Florence and Italy, leaving a lasting impact upon everything from the Italian language and master artworks to the Catholic Church itself with one epic poem – his ‘Divine Comedy’.
Visit magnificent Tuscan castle on this half-day journey through the Chianti countryside, one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. Once at the Castle you’ll visit its gardens and the splendid cellar with its the famous barrels of the Chianti Classico wine. Stop for snack and wine tasting, followed by a visit to one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in the area. For dinner: a typical meal (with rich menu and excellent Chianti wine) in the magical atmosphere of an old village among the hills.