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City Sightseeing Florence: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Duomo Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Dome Access

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a perfect introduction to Florence with 48 hours of epic Florence sightseeing
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops covering all of Florence’s top attractions
  • Visit the Duomo, Santa Croce Church, San Marco and Piazzale Michelangelo among other attractions
  • Admire panoramic views from the dome and admire the beautiful Last Judgment fresco
  • Discover building techniques used by Renaissance genius Brunelleschi
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Overview

    Explore Florence on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that takes you to all the major attractions of the city! Also, visit the glorious Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a vast Gothic structure that continues to be Florence’s most iconic attraction!  

    FLORENCE HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR

    Hop on the bus at any of the designated stops. Explore Florence atop an open-top bus and visit the major attractions of the lovely city as per your preference. It provides the perfect introduction to Florence along with convenience and comfort.

    Your ticket allows you unlimited use for 48 hours, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops! There is Pre-recorded commentary available onboard in multiple languages.

    The 30 stops cover all of Florence’s main attractions such as:

    • Cathedral or Duomo
    • Santa Croce
    • San Marco
    • Maria Novella
    • Boboli Gardens
    • Church of San Miniato al Monte
    • San Marco
    • Piazza Della Liberta
    • Piazzale Michelangelo

    For more information on routes and schedule, download the map

    DUOMO GUIDED TOUR WITH SKIP-THE-LINE ACCESS TO THE DOME

    Visit the magnificent cathedral with your knowledgeable guide and learn some interesting facts about this attraction (entrance to the cathedral is not included).

    Capped by Filippo Brunelleschi's red-tiled cupola, the construction of the cathedral took almost 150 years and it wasn't consecrated until 1436. The Duomo’s dome is the highlight of the tour and considered the most important architectural achievement of the Renaissance. You will explore the world’s largest dome from inside. Hear the fascinating story behind it and admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome.

    Enjoy panoramic views of Florence and the Tuscan Hills from dome’s balcony and admire the jaw-dropping views of Florence from the top.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Ticket is valid 48 hours
    Guided Tour: Approx 1 hour

    Start time

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour: Buses depart between 9am and 4:30pm (Nov to Mar) and till 7:05pm (Apr to Nov), every 20 minutes to 2 hours.
    Since this is an outdoor activity schedules might just change sometimes check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Duomo Guided Tour: April to October: 2:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Redeem your vouchers from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A City Sightseeing, Florence (at least 1 hour before the start time for the guided tour) or directly on the bus once you board.

    Duomo Guided Tour: Information on the meeting point of the guided tour will be provided at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Centre. Please arrive at the meeting point for the guided tour at least 15 minutes before the start time.

    Ending Point

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour: You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.
    Duomo Guided Tour: Same as the start point 

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour
    • Guided Tour inside the Dome of Florence
    • Guided Tour outside the Cathedral with professional guide
    • Skip the Line entrance fee at the Dome of Florence
    • Assistance at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center
    • Recorded commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian on the bus

    Exclusions

    • Entrance to cathedral
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!).

    FLORENCE HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR

    Florence City Sightseeing Italy tickets now include free travel on local services operated by ATAF and Li-nea only after you exchange your voucher.

    Our local partner offers a FREE app, Sightseeing Experience that you can download from Google Play or App Store during your hop-on, hop-off tour. Keep the app handy, as it will help you reach the nearest stop and provide you with real-time updates about buses and schedule.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.

    DUOMO GUIDED TOUR

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    If you have booked child rates you may be asked to prove your age.  Carry some photo ID just to be safe.  

    Since we would visit a place of worship, wearing shirts with sleeves and avoiding shorts, vest tops and open toe sandals would be best.

    Additional info

    The access to the bus is permitted for little and medium domestic animals under the discretion of the driver. Using muzzle and leash is mandatory and the holder must assure that the pet carrier is not in a poor state or that it does not contain food. The owner or the holder of the animal is liable for any damage caused by the animal.For safety reasons it is strictly forbidden to bring luggage, awkward bags, big backpacks or bulky baggage on board the City Sightseeing buses.
  • Customer Reviews
    • This package was a good buy with line B of the Hop-on Hop off being excellent.

      The only difficulty we had was picking up the tickets following our on-line booking. We were to pick them up from platform 16 at the train station and we had trouble locating...

      Lesley Bruce, United Kingdom, 04/Jun/2018
    • Nous avons aimé notre guide qui a su bien nous renseigner. Elle était respectueuse des différences dans la forme physique des participants. 414 marches, ce n'est pas rien avec...

      Jean Huberdeau, Canada, 12/Aug/2017
    • Bus is best in Florence

      The bus makes getting around Florence so easy. The tour of the Duomo was excellent and our guide Leonardo was very good....

      Norma Henderson, United Kingdom, 22/Apr/2017
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