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Highlights of Florence

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,057

FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the highlights of Florence, the Renaissance city! Take a walking tour through the heart of the city, learn about the Medici family, visit Michelangelo’s “David,” and take a sunset boat on the Arno. Then, head to the Tuscan countryside to Siena and San Gimignano and end with a special Tuscan dinner in Chianti.


This 4-day Italy vacation showcases Florence and the surrounding highlights of Tuscany.

Your trip to Italy begins in Florence, the Tuscan capital and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Wander around the old city squares to admire the gorgeous architecture and dine on Tuscan cuisine, known for its fresh ingredients, bright colours, and wonderful flavours. During your time in Florence, you’ll head on a walking tour through the heart of the city to learn about the architecture and the history of the Medici family, which ruled Florence in the Renaissance and commissioned most of its artistic masterpieces. During your walking tour, you’ll see the Piazza della Signoria, the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, Brunelleschi’s famous Duomo, and Pontevecchio Bridge. Most significantly, you’ll visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s “David.”

That evening, head onto the waters of the Arno River to see the city from a unique vantage point. Cruise along the river in a traditional barchetto and pass under old bridges, alongside beautiful palaces, and enjoy the romance of the calm waters. Cap off your evening with a glass of wine and an incredible view of the sunset. The next day, leave Florence to explore the towns of Siena and San Gimignano, strolling through their medieval town squares, before feasting on Tuscan cuisine at a boutique winery in the Chianti countryside.

This Florence city break is a great addition to a longer Italy vacation.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,057

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Day 1

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel L'Orologio

The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Hotel L'Orologio is decorated with a collection of prized vintage watches and an array of watch-themed art. Guests can sit at the hotel's bar and nibble chocolate watch faces while they wait.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel L'Orologio

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    Hotel L'Orologio



    The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved …

    The L'Orologio Hotel in Santa Maria Novella is an oasis of peace in the heart of one of the most famous squares of the capital of Tuscany, where art and social life combine to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Hotel L'Orologio is decorated with a collection of prized vintage watches and an array of watch-themed art. Guests can sit at the hotel's bar and nibble chocolate watch faces while they wait.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Walking Tour + Accademia Gallery

On this private tour, enjoy an enchanting romantic walk by the residences of the great 15th century merchants and the most important basilicas and monasteries of the city, including the Cathedral, following the tracks of the great men and women who lived in the glorious centuries of the Renaissance with some hints to modern age. We'll discover where Dante was born, we'll walk down the same paths once travelled by Mona Lisa, the mysterious lady depicted by Leonardo, we'll explore the places where the greatest sculptor of all times, Michelangelo, lived and worked, to eventually meet his most celebrated statue, David, and his unfinished marble giants, the Slaves.

Duration3 Hours

VIP Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif on Arno

The most charming experience in Florence. The most unique perspective on the city. The tour that even Florentines fall in love with. A small-group romantic and relaxed boat ride followed by an exclusive aperitivo. An old Italian song goes "on the silvery Arno river the stars look at themselves, reflecting as in a mirror". The Arno river is the history of Florence. It was its first supply source. It first divided the city. It then united it through marvelous Middle Ages and Renaissance bridges. Its riverbanks house some of the most beautiful ancient noble palaces. Nowadays it perfectly reflects the romantic, elegant, slow flowing soul of Florence. This small-group tour will let you discover this soul in the most picture-perfect moment of the day: at aperitivo time, right before dinner, right before sunset, where Florence is flooded by the most magic light, and even the cold stones seem soft and warm, with an enchanting yellow finish that distinguishes the city. Meet your guide and then enjoy a nice short walk through Piazza Signoria and under the Uffizi Gallery, seeing the Pontevecchio (old bridge) from the bank, all the way through to the "embarcadero". Get aboard the "barchetto", the Florenctine Gondola, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence, conducted by a "barcaiolo", a true florentine tradition holder that will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. No noisy engines, only the charm of tradition and the voice of your expert guide to unveil the secrets of the Arno river, as you stroll on its calm waters, pass under the magnificent florentine bridges and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. You will then enjoy a refreshing "aperitivo" with a glass of cool wine, to celebrate on board your romantic stay in Florence!

Duration1 Hour
Day 3

Siena and San Gimignano

An unforgettable day in enchanting Tuscany. Siena is a Gothic treasure, a maze of narrow streets sided by seven centuries old buildings, a city moulded by the great sculptors of the Cathedral, still showing the colourful banners of the Contrades which twice a year compete against each other in a historical horse race known as the palio which takes place on the unforgettable Piazza del Campo. San Gimignano shows its proud towers in the middle of a fertile countryside crossed by vineyards, olive-trees and wheat fields where we'll spend the day among the true colours and flavours of Tuscany.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Monday to Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure train transfers
  • 3 nights first-class hotel accommodation
  • Half day Florence walking tour, including entrance tickets to the Accademia Gallery
  • Sunset boat excursion along the Arno River
  • Full day excursion to Siena, San Gimignano with dinner in Chianti
  • Entrance tickets to the Accademia Gallery
  • Breakfast daily, wine aperitif on boat, 1 dinner 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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26 Sep 2022

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