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48 hrs Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Accademia Gallery Guided Tour

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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
  • Head past the long entrance lines with a priority-entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery
  • Explore the gallery with a guide and see the statue of David, a magnificent Michelangelo sculpture
  • Study unfinished statues by Michelangelo such as San Matteo and Prigioni
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Explore Florence on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that takes you to all the major attractions of the city! Admire breath-taking views from Piazzale Michelangelo, the burial spot of Galileo and Machiavelli at Santa Croce church and more. See Michelangelo’s famed Statue of David at the Accademia Gallery, visit the Uffizi Gallery or the church of Santa Maria Novella. Enjoy 48 hours of unlimited travel with this hop-on, hop-off ticket and customize your itinerary according to your preference.

    A must-do for every art connoisseur, the Acccademia Gallery is one of the top tourist hot spots of Florence. The gallery boasts Michelangelo's staggering Statue of David, among his other works like an unfinished series called “Prisoners,” similar to the unfinished “Slaves” in the Louvre, and an unfinished statue of Saint Matthew. Admire paintings by artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Uccello, as well as a plaster of Giambologna's “Rape of the Sabine Women” at the famed gallery!

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour: Daily Except Monday
    Accademia Gallery: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

    1 Nov 18 to 31 Mar 19: Tuesday to Sunday
    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month.

    Duration

    Hop on Hop off: 48 hours
    Academia Gallery Tour: Approx 2 hours

    Start time

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour timings:
    Florence City Tour (Line A)
    April to September: 9am to 6pm
    October to March: 9am to 4:30pm
    Frequency: 20 to 60 minutes
    Full Loop: 60 minutes
    Florence Fiesole Tour (Line B)
    November to March 10:15am to 2:15pm
    March to April 10:05am to 5:05pm
    April to June 10:05am to 6:05pm
    June to September 10:05am to 7:05pm
    September to November 10:05am to 5:05pm
    Frequency: 60 minutes to 2 hours
    Full Loop: 2 hours
    Line C
    From April to Oct: 9:20am to 5:30pm
    Frequency: 60 minutes (28 Mar to 12 Jun)
    Full Loop: 2 hours
    Operating hours are subject to change. Please check operating times when you board the bus.
    Accademia Gallery: Tour is offered at below times:
    April to October: Daily except Monday & 1st Sunday of every month at 10:30am

    Meeting Point

    Before start of the guided tour you must 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 Or directly on the bus once you board.

    You can also exchange your voucher the day before the guided tour, from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A where you can ask for more information on the service, meeting point of the guided tour, bus location and tour map. 

    Accademia Gallery 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. Enjoy the guided tour with recorded commentary in five languages.

    Ending Point

    Florence hop-on, hop-off tour:
    You can hop off the bus at any off the stops.

    Itinerary

    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. The well-placed stops cover all of Florence’s main attractions such as the Cathedral or Duomo, Santa Croce, San Marco, Maria Novella, Boboli Gardens, Church of San Miniato al Monte, San Marco, Piazza Della Liberta and Piazzale Michelangelo.

    This tour 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 on this tour.

    To end the tour, you can hop off at any of the stops.

    Accademia Gallery tour:

    Reach the Accademia Gallery at a convenient time slot. This tour takes you to one of Italy’s - and perhaps the world's - most famous art galleries. The Accademia Gallery, boasts many of the works of Michelangelo, as well as other Italian artists such as Botticelli. You'll see some of Michelangelo's most famous works, as well as works by other famous artists. Here are some must-sees at the gallery:

    David: One of the most famous sculptures in the world, Michelangelo's David stands 15.7 metres (17 feet) tall. This marble statue used to sit in one of Florence's public squares, before it was moved into the gallery in the late 1800's to protect it from the weather.

    Slaves: Originally meant to be part of Pope Julius' tomb, these unfinished sculptures are four of six figures. Called Awakening Slave, Young Slave, Atlas Slave, and Bearded Slave, the sculptures are all unfinished in various degrees, some missing a head or an arm, some just torsos and legs straining to break free from the rock. Enjoy the recorded commentary in various languages.

    Madonna of the Sea: This panel painting by Botticelli is one of many of his depictions of the Madonna. It was painted in the late 1400's, and is thought to be part of a triptych, or series of three paintings, of the Madonna.

    After the tour, you can continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Florence hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 48 hours
    • Guided tour of Accademia Gallery in English
    • Entrance ticket for Accademia Gallery
    • Recorded commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish on the bus
    • Welcome & Assistance at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center

    Exclusions

    • Food
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jumpstart your hop-on, hop-off tour.

    While purchasing your ticket remember to indicate the time of entrance at the Accademia Gallery.

    For Accademia Gallery, you must redeem your vouchers from the Sightseeing Experience staff located at Stop No. 1 of Line A City Sightseeing, Florence. Remember that you MUST EXCHANGE your voucher at least 1 hour before the start of your guided tour. You can also exchange a day prior to the visit. The travel date and time indicated in the booking voucher is the date of the guided tour and cannot be modified.

    Children under 18 years of age must present ID proof or passport at the entrance, failure to do so may result in denied entry and no refund.

    The validity of the City Sightseeing ticket will start when you exchange your voucher.

    The start point for the guided tour at the Academy Gallery will be communicated while you exchange the voucher at the Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center.

    Line A Stops from n. 12 to n. 17 will be temporarily suspended.

    Due to public works, from today until next days, buses of Line A may have some delays. STOP N.1 LINE A City Sightseeing Florence has been in front the MAIN EXIT of the central train station Santa Maria Novella, but the address still is ‘Piazza Stazione’.

    Minimum of 4 pax are required for German and French tours to be operational.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.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. Please click here to see the distance between the old Stop 1 of Line A and the new Stop 1 of Line A.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Great way to see a lot of Florence

      We only had one day in Florence, so doing the hop on/hop offworked great for us....

      Richard Wiseman, United States, 03/Oct/2017
    • Excellent guided tour

      We loved our tour. The guide was excellent and gave us a lot of relevant info. Despite the weather, we also enjoyed the hop-on-hop-off....

      Rosi Deamo, , 14/Feb/2017