Florence Independent Full-Day Visit from Venice by Train

Day Trips & Excursions in San Miniato

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Take a day out of your Venice vacation to visit Florence, the Tuscan capital, on an independent day trip! Round-trip transport by high-speed train and a Florence walking tour with a professional local guide is included. Avoid the hassle of arranging the travel logistics yourself, and prebook this day trip that has everything you need to explore Florence at ease.
Make your own way to Santa Lucia station in central Venice and catch your train and travel to Florence independently. Train journeys from Venice to Florence can last up to 2.5 hours, but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Florence in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city, head out to explore! How you spend your time in beautiful Florence — Italy’s second city — is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense. Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture, or head to Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up the iconic Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in the calm of Boboli Gardens, explore the bohemian Oltrarno neighborhood or walk up to the terrace at Piazzale Michelangelo to see the city’s most impressive panorama. Be sure to meet with your professional local guide at 1.30 pm in front of Hard Rock Cafe in Via dei Brunelleschi, 1, to enjoy a stroll around the town and a live explanation of the history of the city. At the time advised, make your own way to Florence Santa Maria Novella Station and travel by train back to Venice. Your independent day trip then finishes at Venice Santa Lucia Station. Please note: Starting from April 2019, a salami tasting will be included. The tasting will take place at Mercato Centrale, (drinks excluded), and a vegetarian option is available upon request.

What’s included

  • Round-trip train ticket
  • Walking tour with a professional local guide
  • tasting of salami at Mercato Centrale, no drink included (only from 1st April 2019)

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors