Our first stop, beating the crowds, will be in Pisa's "Field of Miracles" where you will find the Duomo (cathedral), Baptistery, Campo Santo (cemetery) and, of course, Campanile, better known as the Torre Pendente — the Leaning Tower. Make sure to bring your camera!
From the moment we arrive in Florence, you'll learn all about the history of the city and it's most important monuments. Our first stop is the Palazzo Davanzati, the Museum of the old Florentine. This ancient palace displays many original artifacts and decorations from the XIV century. This intimate display will really give you a feel for how old the city is.
Continuing on we'll stop by Piazza della Signoria, home of Palazzo Vecchio, and Ponte Vecchio, the famous 14th century bridge -- home of Florence's gold shops. Scenery aside, this one of Florence's most famous landmarks. While here your guide will point out the many beautiful statues that fill the square.
Next up is Dante's District where we will see the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and also Brunelleschi's Dome.
Throughout the day we will stop for a slice of pizza and also gelato from a local favorite eatery.
If you chose, we have the option to pre-book the Accademia giving you the option to skip-the-line and make the most of your day. Remember that our tours are custom; while we're happy to provide a framework based on the most requested highlights, we specialize in tailoring itineraries to include other places of your choosing (time permitting). We have found these suggested stops to be family friendly.
Departures: 08:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Your English-speaking driver will not enter sites with you, but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing and make sure you have enough time to visit each site. Once you arrive to Florence, you will have a licensed guide for 3 hours.
- The price of pizza and gelato included in this program.
- Entrance fees are not included. The Palazzo Davanzati is free for those under 18 years old, and costs 6 euro per person for adults.
- If you choose to visit the Accademia, you must also purchase an additional hour with the licensed guide. Tickets to the Accademia are approximately 16.50 € per person (Note: The Accademia is closed on Mondays). If you choose to visit the Accademia, then 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.