Spend a day in Florence on this day trip from Rome by high-speed train. After starting the experience with a hotel pickup, travel from Rome Termini Station to Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in roughly 1.5 hours. Then, explore the city with a walking tour and skip-the-line entrance ticket to the impressive Uffizi Gallery — home to a wealth of Renaissance artwork. Lunch at a traditional Florentine restaurant is included, as well as some free time in the afternoon, before making your way back to Rome.
Leave your Rome hotel by air-conditioned coach or meet your host at the meeting point to travel to Rome Termini Station. Your host will board the high speed train to Florence with you for your morning departure. Sit back and relax in your comfortable, standard-class carriage for the duration of your 1.5-hour journey to Florence, Italy’s second city. Steeped in history and art, Florence embodies the romance of Italy and is home to many of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Upon arrival, enjoy walking tour of Florence to see big-name sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo (exterior), Porta Paradiso and learn about the city history. Bypass the crowds with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery with a guided tour. Afterward, use your free time to explore the art gallery independently, and see its Renaissance masterpieces including Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation. Lunch in a traditional restaurant is also included. After lunch, enjoy some free time to continue exploring Florence.Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture, or visit Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in Boboli Gardens, stroll through bohemian Oltrarno or soak up the views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Entrance fees are at your own expense.Meet back up with your host at a prearranged time, and then travel from Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station to Rome by train. Your experience finishes at the original departure point.