The Statue of David by Michelangelo
Beautiful view of Ponte Vecchio
View of Piazza Duomo in Florence
High Speed train in Rome
Guided tour of Florence
By High-Speed Train

Florence Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

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10.45 h.
Wed, Fri & Sat

  • Get the most out of your day in Florence by starting your trip with a high-speed train that brings you directly to the heart of town. Begin your day with a tour of all the most famous sites including Michelangelo’s David inside the Accademia Museum.
  • Your guide will fill you in all the key things to know about Florence and in the afternoon you will have five hours to wander this Renaissance town at your leisure, shopping for leather, visiting other museums, or simply having a long leisurely lunch…
  • With a comfortable journey to Florence in a high-speed train, over 1.5 hours is saved in transit each way, allowing you more time at your destination. With our expert English-speaking guide, headsets to ensure you hear everything, and Skip the Line Entrance to the Accademia we are sure this is a tour you will remember for years.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • High-speed train return ticket
  • Skip the Line entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Ticket for the Accademia Gallery & all reservation fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) - outside
  • Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David - inside
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza degli Uffizi
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Baptistry Door

If you’re staying in Rome, don’t miss out on the beauty of the birthplace of the Renaissance: Florence. With so much incredible art, history, and architecture, seeing all that Florence has to offer in one day can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve created the perfect day trip to Florence from Rome that gives you to chance to see it all!

Travel in comfort by high-speed rail to Florence train station, where you'll meet your guide and make your way to the Accademia Gallery for the first stop on your 3-hour guided tour.

Our Skip the Line Access to the Accademia Gallery provides you with the opportunity to gain instant access to the gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 17ft marble masterpiece, David, along with a selection of other incredible works.

Your expert guide will then lead you to the Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence, never ceasing to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo, and take a memorable photo of the colorful marble exterior. 

Entry to the Duomo is free, and you can visit independently during your free time if you wish. Your guide will also have provided a full explanation of the interior and exterior features from outside.

Throughout this 3-hour guided walking tour, you will learn about the fascinating history of Florence as you visit the civic and political center of the Renaissance. You will view its famous statues and glorious fountains as you make your way towards the Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. 

Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “Il Porcellino” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists, and locals.

After your tour, your guide will be available to offer recommendations of what to do for your 4 hours of free time in the city. Enjoy a delicious local meal in what is one of the world’s most renowned food and wine destinations, or stroll through Florence’s famous leather markets to pick up an authentic souvenir. You will also have plenty of time to grab a gelato or espresso and wander the beautiful, winding streets of the city, or relax in one of its famous piazzas before your return to Rome by high-speed rail.

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