Excursions from Florence, Italy

Florence Excursions.

Classic itineraries through Florence’s historic center and the most famous landmarks. Individual and group sightseeing tours of Florence will help you get to know this unique Italian city on the Arno River and its tremendous contribution to European and world civilization.

Excursions from Florence in Tuscany – individual programs and unusual itineraries: tours with tastings, truffle hunts, trips to unknown towns in Tuscany surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

Excursions from Florence to other cities

Types of excursions

Excursions to Florence from other cities

Excursions from Florence to other countries

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Useful things to know about Florence

Transportation in Florence

For a brief introduction to the beauty of Florence you can take a city tour. It is hard to believe that you can see this wonderful old city in one day or even a few hours, but for those who are here for the first time this type of tour will do. The choice of sightseeing tours is quite large. Some will prefer a walking tour of Florence with visits to the most famous places, others prefer a bike tour, as you can capture more of the sights. For an authentic flavor of Italy, you can take a tour on the famous retro Vespa. Tours are available not only during the day but also at night. Sunset Florentine is something for which many return to this region more than once. Night tours will show you a different Florence – the enchanting city in the light of lanterns.

Florence is rightly considered the cradle of the Renaissance and sightseeing here is a miracle. The ancient basilicas, churches, and cathedrals are a great way to get in touch with history. Pitti Palace will certainly impress you with the abundance of luxury. At the palace there is the Palatine Gallery with paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and several museums, preserving the history and spirit of past centuries. The Palazzo Pitti is no less splendid than the Medici Riccardi Palace, which Michelangelo himself had a hand in creating.

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Many exhibits of the Renaissance are collected in the famous museums of Florence. One of the most famous and significant galleries is the Uffizi, built on the orders of Cosimo de’ Medici. It is this gallery that has gained worldwide fame as the museum with the richest collection of Renaissance artifacts. It contains works by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and other unsurpassed Italian masters of the brush.

Florence is also rich in events, worth celebrating Christmas. The cold and snow is out of the question, and the beauty of Christmas decorations Italians outshine many.

Fans of extreme tourism Florence will please a lot of choices. The most intrepid can make anyone’s dream come true – have a race in a Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Porsche. Sightseeing tours are available in vehicles such as segways, hot air balloons, helicopters, Vespas or the legendary Fiat 500. It is also possible to purchase a boat tour of the canals of Florence, which allows you to enjoy the architecture to the full.

Individual excursions: what to see

See the sights of any city is better to examine individually, each traveler has his own pace and his own interests. Somewhere you want to linger and take more pictures, somewhere you need to take a break and think about what you saw and heard over a cup of coffee.

Very popular in Florence gastronomic and wine tours. Nearby is Chianti with its famous vineyards and the famous drink of the same name. It will be fun to go to a cooking class with real Italian chefs, or simply have a picnic under the walls of the old abbey. You can even go hunting, but no, not for animals, but for the famous Tuscan truffles, which in ancient times the Romans called “the food of the gods”.

Of course, separately is worth enjoying the nature, which in Florence and the outskirts of the city is unforgettable. Every photo taken in the surroundings is like a picture postcard. Local climate and sunshine is spoiled by nature which offers stunning flora.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya, Victoria Falls

Prices for excursions in Florence

Tour prices are in euros and vary depending on the format and number of hours. Budget will be short walking sightseeing tours in a group around the city. Outbound individual excursions will cost much more. All terms should be discussed with the chosen guide.

Tours from Florence: Excursions in the surroundings

Italy is one of the few countries where the countryside is fascinating on a par with the city. It is not necessary to go far from Florence to fully experience the beauty of this region. It’s enough just to drive through Tuscany and see the valley of the river Orcia and well-groomed villages, striking with their unearthly warmth. Time here freezes and it is impossible to take your eyes off. Tours in Chianti Valley will allow you to fully enjoy all the charm of local nature. After the bustling Florence, the peaceful panoramas of the countryside are like a breath of fresh air.

If the beauty of Florence is not enough, it is worth a day trip to San Gimignano, popularly nicknamed “the Tuscan Manhattan”. Montalcino and Val d’Orcia will leave a lasting impression of nature and grooming, such places in the world are few and far between. It should be noted that Val d’Orcia is part of the UNESCO heritage. In Siena, a small town, you will be delighted with the lovers of the Renaissance. Here, as well as in Florence, you can find the greatest architectural monuments of bygone times.

Make a great commemorative photo of the fallen tower every traveler is obliged. For this purpose, from Florence you have to go to Pisa . In the ancient city there are many basilicas, cathedrals and sights, about which it is very interesting to learn.

For the sophisticated lovers of romance, there are tours from Florence to Venice . To be in Italy and not visit this wonderful city and not take a ride along its canals would be an unfortunate mistake.

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Italy tours from Florence

We found 18 excursions from Florence to other Italian cities for September-October 2022. Prices for exciting tours with a Russian-speaking guide from 25 euros. See the schedule, choose your itinerary and buy tickets online.

From the center of Florence, we will first go to the medieval borgo, walk through the alleys of Greve-in-Chianti and visit an old butcher’s shop.

For those who decide to take a cruise with one of the stops being the port of Livorno, an excursion to Pisa and Florence is ideal.

In his Decameron, Boccaccio described this small, cozy and peaceful town to us in the best possible way.

An amazing day trip through two Tuscan cities. Pisa, famous the world over for its leaning tower.

Just a few kilometers from Florence rises Mount Fiesole, where traces of the Etruscans have been preserved.

What is so rich and beautiful about the region of Tuscany? Its medieval castles, wonderful landscapes of vineyards and olive groves and of course the famous wines of Chianti!

Tourist Reviews

We enjoyed the tour very much! Gulya was a very charming person, we learned a lot of interesting things about Pienza. My husband and I got a lot of positive emotions from the tour.

Delightful tour! Only after driving along the country roads and visiting the non-tourist towns of Tuscany, cheese factories and wineries, you begin to feel the real atmosphere of this beautiful country. And the charming and very friendly Tatiana will make your trip unforgettable. I strongly recommend to visit it!

Wonderful, easy tour. Beautiful landscapes and wonderful wine. Elena organized everything well and competently and showed all the most interesting things. Thank you,

Terrific trip in Tuscany! We saw a lot of interesting things, tasted a lot of interesting things =) In good company, the time flew by unnoticed. Thank you very much Tatiana for the positive emotions.

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