Enjoy a drink with a view in Florence.
A detailed discovery of the great Florentine collections and palaces including priority entrance to the Uffizi, Accademia and more
Florence - 5 nights
The men of virtue who ruled Florence and Tuscany during the important times of the Renaissance profoundly influenced our culture and civilisation, and bequeathed a legacy of great masterpieces. Fine works of art are also displayed in the numerous churches and commemorate famous Florentines such as Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo and, of course, the rich merchant family of the Medici. The reign of this remarkable family lasted 300 years, graduating as they did from Dukes to Grand Dukes and the papacy, making Florence a leading centre of arts and sciences.
All visits are guided and reached on foot. Priority entrance is included plus free public transport (Days 2–4).
Cultural Short Break
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Group Size: 8 - 28
Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Pisa then transfer to the 4-star Hotel Kraft in central Florence for five nights. Welcome drink on the hotel terrace overlooking Florence.
Day 2 Visit Basilica di San Lorenzo with its Medici Chapel, then San Marco church and convent. Visit to the Accademia museum, home of Michelangelo’s sculptures including ‘David’, then the cathedral and baptistery. (B)
Day 3 Visit Rucellai Palace, Palazzo Strozzi, the Bargello museum, the 13th-century town hall which reveals fine Renaissance sculpture and decorative art, and Santa Croce Church, the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Afternoon visit to Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi, built as a palace for Duke Cosimo and now Italy’s greatest art gallery with works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Titian, Giotto, Raphael, Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio and Rembrandt. (B)
Day 4 Morning walking tour of the Oltrarno visiting Brancacci Chapel, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. (B)
Day 5 Free day. (B)
Day 6 Return flight. (B)
Visits are on foot in central Florence.
This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of the city walking distance from the Arno River and main historical monuments. Terrace restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 77 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently per person per night: €4.80
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow to Pisa
Supplements per person
Single supplement £345
(May/Sep 2019 £395)
British Airways Club Europe from £195
Arrival transfer add £95
Departure transfer add £95
Air travel and taxes, entrance fees, transfers, 5 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
An accommodation tax is payable locally by all guests. Currently €4.80 per person per night.
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