Florence, Statue of David & Uffizi Museum

LI1-105 | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy | See Special Notes

from $209.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Duomo and Baptistery Duomo and Baptistery
  • Accademia (Academy of Fine Arts) Accademia (Academy of Fine Arts)
  • Uffizi Museum and Gallery Uffizi Museum and Gallery
  • Piazza Del Duomo
  • Piazza Santa Croce

You will see:

  • Ponte Vecchio & Piazza Della Signoria Ponte Vecchio & Piazza Della Signoria
  • Church of Santa Croce Church of Santa Croce

Moderate Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 9.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 48

Tour Overview

Departing from Livorno, you will take a scenic 90-minute coach ride to Florence, one of Italy's most artistically significant cities and arguably the seat of the Renaissance. Once in the city, you'll start your guided walking tour as you head to your first destination, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Center of Florence and the Galleria dell' Accademia and the Uffizi Museum and Gallery, home to the some of the greatest masterpieces in the world.

One look at the crowd at the Accademia and you'll know there's something extremely special inside. What was once the world's first art school is now the home of one the greatest sculptures of all time - David by Michelangelo. While you'll see a replica of the statue in the Piazza della Signoia, the original is truly breathtaking. Sculpted between 1501 and 1504, it stands over 13 feet tall, and is spectacular in its the detail. You'll get to spend approximately an hour here, admiring the many works of Michelangelo, and other Renaissance masters.

From the Accademia, you'll follow your guide to the Piazza del Duomo and one of Florence's most recognizable landmarks - the Duomo, or "The Dome" that graces the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Consecrated in 1436, it's the fourth largest church in the world.

The piazza is also home to the Baptistery, one of the oldest buildings in the city, thought to date back to the 4th century. The Baptistery is renowned for its three sets of artistically important bronze doors featuring relief sculptures of scenes from the Bible, as well as its fine 13th Century mosaics and other masterpieces.

Your walking tour resumes as you follow your guide to the Piazza Della Signoria, the political heart of the city from the Middle Ages to the present day. The square, which sits in front of the Palazza Vecchio, or the "Old Palace", is in effect an open-air museum, with some of the world's most renowned statues holding court.

Continuing your adventure, you will pause for photos at the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge before stopping for a much-needed break and a delicious lunch, with wine, of course, at a first class restaurant.

Refreshed, you're then ready to explore the renowned Uffizi Museum and Gallery. As one of the oldest and most famous museums of the Western world, it's rivaled only by the Louvre in its collection of Renaissance masterworks. Originally, it was built to serve as administrative offices, but it now displays such notable works as Leonardo da Vinci's The Annunciation, Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and Rembrandt's self portraits, to name a few.

Your tour concludes with a walk back to your motorcoach and a scenic return to Livorno and your ship. Relaxing in the comfort of your motorcoach, you will leave this jewel of the Renaissance, but take a lifetime of memories home.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This tour will not operate on Mondays as the Accademia and Uffizi are closed.

The drive between Livorno and Florence is approximately 1.5 hours each way, subject to traffic conditions. There will be a brief restroom stop at the authentic Florentine Leather Factory en route to Florence where you will find the finest "made in Italy" leather articles.

All sightseeing will be on foot, as motorcoaches are not allowed in the main center of Florence. Most of the sights are seen from the outside only. You might encounter considerable crowds and delays at the museums and venues during peak season. Please be aware that ongoing restoration work is often being carried out at the various venues visited.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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