Tours and Activities in Florence, Italy

Florence Bike TourFlorence Bike Tour

Take a small group bike tour (maximum 8 people) through Florence. Ride around the city and be inspired by the Renaissance on a comfortable bike.

You'll cycle in the city of Florence and ducking and weaving between narrow streets along the way too.

See all of the major city sites including the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and Piazza della Repubblic. You'll see all the famous Florence monuments but also lesser visited sites including:

Santa Maria Novella
Palazzo Pitti
Uffizi Gallery
Piazza della Signoria
The Duomo
Ponto Vecchio
Piazza della Repubblic

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Let's go shopping in Italy. Prada, Armani, Gucci, Fendi - you'll find fabulous designer clothing at bargain prices on this not-to-be-missed shopping tour from Florence.

With your transport arranged, you can sit back and enjoy a hassle-free shopping trip to Italy's famous discount outlets, and pay up to 50% less for the world's most prestigious designer labels.

The first stop on your shopping tour is the Prada outlet, where you will stay for approximately 1.5 hours.

Your tour then proceeds to the famous Mall (for approximately 2.5 hours), where you will find a score of prestigious high fashion outlets.

At the Mall you'll have two hours to shop for Agnona, Alexander McQueen, Armani Jeans, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, I Pinco Pallino, La Perla, Loro Piana, Marni, Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Tod's, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent.

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off TourFlorence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! Hop-on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing.

In the romantic region of Tuscany lies the jewel city of the Renaissance, Florence. Surrounded by the Appenine mountain chain it lies in a fertile valley surrounded by the charming Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

The art galleries and museums of Florence are renowned throughout the world and holiday makers flock to admire the superb David of Michelangelo, the Venus of Botticelli or the stunning Duomo with its marble facade.

The city is not only culture however, it is also home to elegant boutique, tiny craft shops and tempting ice cream parlors with gelato served in every flavor under the sun.

Florence Cooking Course and Local Market VisitFlorence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit

Cooking enthusiasts and novices alike, learn to prepare a four-course Tuscan banquet during this half day cooking workshop in the heart of Florence. Source produce from a local market and feast on your creations afterwards. Best of all, you get to keep all the recipes so you can wow friends and family with your Tuscan talents even after you've left Italy.

Under the guidance of your English speaking chef, you'll be engaged every step of the way, from sourcing seasonal produce in a local market to food preparation at a distinguished cooking school.

Step into the colorful and historic San Lorenzo central market and witness the vicarious exchanges between residing Florentines and robust stall owners as you select the freshest ingredients for class.

After trying your hand at a starter, two main courses and dessert, it's time to sample your Tuscan creations. Gather round the table with your fellow aspiring chefs, sip some Tuscan wine and taste away.

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing TourFlorence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

The ideal way to discover Florence is your own way. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour or book them both, with lunch included, for a comprehensive introduction to this classic Renaissance city.

Even better, you'll gain quick access to the Uffizi and Accademia galleries and skip the queues.

Florence morning tour
Your morning tour starts with a drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire wonderful panoramic views of Florence. Next, you'll take a walking tour of the cathedral complex in the old city center, including Giotto's bell tower, the Baptistery with its bronze doors and the famous cupola by Brunelleschi.

Florence afternoon tour
Your afternoon tour begins with panoramic views of Florence, Fiesole and the Arno Valley. Next, you'll visit the old city center to see the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce (exterior). A short walk through the heart of Florence brings you to the famous Piazza Signoria, where you can see the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi.

Florence Photography Walking Tour: Birth of the RenaissanceFlorence Photography Walking Tour: Birth of the Renaissance

Discover Florence with a native Florentine who will teach you how to create beautiful photos in the city where the Renaissance was born.

SS. Annunziata Square is considered one of the most beautiful squares of Florence with its Renaissance lines like the Ospedale degli Innocenti portico designed by Brunelleschi in the beginning of XV century.

You'll visit

San Lorenzo church - one of the best examples of Renaissance in Florence but close to the church there is also one of the most popular markets in the town.

The Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore) began construction in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio on site of the old church of S. Reparata and took 150 years to complete; the enormous dome was designed by Brunelleschi, winner of a public competition, who developed a new building method creating one of the greatest engineering results of all time which is now one of the symbols of Florence in the world.

Republica Square marks the site of the ancient forum, the core of the original Roman settlement and, now home of Florences' most fashionable and expensive cafes like Paszkowsky and still the center of the life in the town.

Orsanmichele has a long history: originally a grain market, became a church at the end of XIV century after the arcades were closed and two additional stories added; the statues on the exterior represent the work of many Renaissance artists.

Signoria Square has been the central point of political life through the centuries with Palazzo Vecchio, the fortress, city hall and the huge Fountain of Neptune by Ammannati; all the statues including Michelangelo's David and the ones in the Loggia dei Lanzi makes it an outdoor gallery.

S. Trinita Bridge was built in its elegant curves by Ammannati in XVI century, probably using Michelangelo's drawings, but was rebuilt in 1952, using again the original stones, after being destroyed during the second world war.

Florence Segway TourFlorence Segway Tour

Glide through the streets of Florence on the coolest ride of the 21st century - a Segway! You'll have the time of your life while discovering the many wonders of this wonderful Renaissance city.

Far easier than walking, and more unique and private than a coach tour, getting around Florence on a Segway personal transporter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

While you ride your two-wheeled electric Segway, which operates by self-balancing, you'll listen to your audio guide via a set of headphones and hear entertaining facts and anecdotes about the history of Florence as you glide.

Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in FlorenceHandmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence

Follow ancient Italian traditions in your quest to learn the art of pasta making on this half day hands-on cooking workshop in Florence. After the hard work is done, toast your fellow budding chefs with local wine, while feasting on your pasta creations.

Master the authentic method of pasta creation with a rolling pin before trying your hand at the modern technique by machine.

Under the expert guidance of your English speaking chef, you'll work with flour, eggs and other ingredients to create three styles of pasta with different sauces as well as a typical Italian dessert.

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in FlorenceTuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

Here's your chance to learn how to cook a classic Tuscan dinner in Florence - and then eat it, matched with Tuscan wines! Skilled chefs take you through each step, from starter to dessert, and at the end of your fun-filled Italian cooking lesson you can take the recipes away to try them at home.

Your cooking lesson takes place in the fully equipped, typical Florentine kitchen of a well-regarded cooking school. Guided by friendly expert chefs, you will learn how to prepare a typical four-course Tuscan meal, and also learn how to match each dish with suitable wines.

After working up a healthy appetite in the kitchen, it's on to the dining room where the prepared dishes will be served for dinner, accompanied by matching wines.