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Treasures of Florence

With five nights in Florence, a feast of art and architecture, an insight of medieval life under Medici rule, and every romantic, Renaissance monument within walking distance, this tour combines detailed discovery with ample time to enjoy the city on the Arno River

From the all-encompassing influence of the Medici family (1434-1737) to the intriguing machinations of Machiavelli (1469-1527), the exquisite artistry of Michelangelo (1475-1564), and the polymath ingenuity of Galileo (1564-1642), 15th-17th century Florence was a focus of philosophy and physics, academia and art. Fortunately for 21st century visitors, many of the masterpieces and much of the cultural heritage can still be enjoyed today. With churches like art galleries, palaces now renowned museums, and the Ponte Vecchio not so much a bridge as a jewellery district, Florence is adept at maximising every aspect of its unique enclave, from its medieval heart to its treasure trove of art, and the romance of its riverside setting. On this tour, visits to the famous sights, and viewings of the Florentine collections are all within reach on foot, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. They include Duomo, San Lorenzo Basilica and San Marco church; the palazzi of medieval dignitaries, with a guided tour of the Uffizi; and less-visited landmarks in Oltrarno (‘beyond the Arno’), from little frescoed chapels to the huge Palazzo Pitti and the fountains, flowers and foliage of the Boboli Gardens. A final day in Siena is an optional extra experience.

Overview

  • Florence  - 5 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural Short Break
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • Priority Entrance
  • Historic/Central Hotel

With five nights in Florence, a feast of art and architecture, an insight of medieval life under Medici rule, and every romantic, Renaissance monument within walking distance, this tour combines detailed discovery with ample time to enjoy the city on the Arno River

Notes:

Visits are on foot in central Florence.

Priority entrance is included plus free public transport (days 2–4).

Accommodation

Hotel Kraft - 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 approx. €4.90.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

September
September 11 (Wednesday)
October
October 2 (Wednesday)
November
November 6 (Wednesday)
Price Includes:

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.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

Notes:
An accommodation tax is payable locally by all guests. Approx. €4.90 per person per night.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep
  • £455
  • 2024: Oct
  • £425
  • 2024: Nov
  • £325
  • 2025: Feb, Mar, Nov
  • £340
  • 2025: Apr, Oct
  • £425
  • 2025: Sep
  • £475
Optional Excursions
  • Siena Optional Excursion
  • £125
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £180
  • Arrival transfer
  • £165
  • Departure transfer
  • £165

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