Meet your local guide and small group of up to 15 people in central Florence. Set out to explore the city on foot, starting with a visit to the magnificent Church of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Rossini, and Machiavelli are buried.
Continue to Piazza dei Peruzzi to see the Bargello Palace, a striking medieval building often overlooked by visitors to Florence. Next, pass through the lively Porcellino market and stop to pose for photos on the Ponte Vecchio, as your guide fills you in on the history of the renowned 14th-century bridge.
The next stop is Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence, where highlights include the grand Palazzo Vecchio, and the legendary Uffizi Gallery (entrance not included), home to masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
Finally, arrive at the spectacular centerpiece of Florence – Piazza Duomo, where you can marvel at the stunning Florence Cathedral and admire other architectural wonders, including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s bell tower, and the Baptistery.
After a morning taking in the city highlights, your tour ends by the Church of San Lorenzo, where you can continue exploring the nearby markets or stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the many restaurants.