The best of Florence in a day with lunch VIP tour
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The best of Florence in a day with lunch VIP tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Do this because
  • Admire Michelangelo’s statue of David
  • Visit artisan workshops and crafts in the Oltrarno
  • Discover Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Primavera
What to expect

Delve in and traverse Florence’s rich artistic legacy with a full-immersion experience of the city’s top sights, skipping the queues and enjoying lunch along the way.

Our journey into the past begins with a wander through Florence’s historic piazzas and winding streets, tracing the stories imprinted on the cityscape by its illustrious and notorious inhabitants. From Piazza della Repubblica we explore the maze of tiny alleyways once haunted by Dante, and enter the magnificent Piazza della Signoria, the Renaissance city’s beating heart, site of Palazzo Vecchio and witness to bloody feuds and controversial burnings over the centuries.

Crossing the Ponte Vecchio, we arrive at the ‘other side of the Arno’, the Oltrarno district – renowned for its artisan workshops where you can find traditional crafts still being practiced – and the imposing façade of Palazzo Pitti, home to the Medici grand dukes. After a coffee break we head back over the river to discover the remarkable story behind Florence’s cathedral, the Duomo, left open to the elements for 100 years until a brilliant local goldsmith by the name of Brunelleschi cracked the architectural code, revolutionizing history in the process.

Inside the Baptistery we gaze up at the glimmering golden mosaic that inspired Dante to write his Divine Comedy seven centuries ago, before skipping the queues and scaling 463 steps to the summit of Brunelleschi’s famous dome. Our route takes us along the original passages used by masons and laborers during construction, including a bird’s-eye view of the world’s largest painted surface, before popping out at 114m for unparalleled views over Florence.

Back down in the city, we come face-to-face with one of the true icons of the Renaissance: Michelangelo’s David, the symbol of Florence and the most famous sculpture in the world. It’s enough to make any pulse race, and definitely time to enjoy a glass of wine and a traditional local lunch. With energy renewed and an art appetite whetted, we spend the afternoon introducing you to the biggest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world at the Uffizi Gallery, unlocking the secrets to reading Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Primavera, and discovering just what it was that made Leonardo’s paintings some of the most enigmatic works of art in the world.

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What's included
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Coffee break (with a coffee of your choice)
  • Tickets for the Duomo complex
  • Climbing of the Cupola (Brunelleschi's Dome) and visit to the Baptistery
  • Lunch break (single-course meal, a glass of wine, water, and coffee)
  • Tickets with priority entrance and guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Youth (6-17): reduced
  • Child (0-5): free of charge
Where

Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 8, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

Slow Tour Tuscany

What to remember
  • Max. 10 people per group
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When
  • From Tuesday to Sunday at 8.30am
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Provider
Slow Tour Tuscany
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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