Venture to Italy and explore the beauriful city of Florence. Take in the city’s art, leather, and architecture, and hop on optional day trips to hike the colorful towns of the Cinque Terre and relax on the beach. Or, spend a day sipping Chianti’s finest with a wine tasting in Tuscany and included three-course Tuscan lunch.
The trip meets in Florence anytime after Thursday at 16:00. You will be able to check into our accommodation anytime after 16:00 on Thursday. Plan flights accordingly. A Bus2alps trip leader will be available to help get you checked in.
After breakfast, your trip leader will give you a walking tour of Florence. We will see the Duomo, the historic Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Repubblica, Piazza Signoria, and more! We will finish the tour in Piazza Signoria and your trip leader will direct you to some delicious lunch spots.
The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Florence. Friday night there will be an optional family-style dinner at our favorite restaurant Il Gatto e la Volpe. The dinner includes several courses of Tuscan specialties and pastas. Afterwards we will head to one of Florence’s best bars and show you the local nightlife.
You will have all day Saturday free to explore more of Florence’s endless beauty. Today you will be able to check out Florence’s great museums and galleries, like the Uffizi, Bargello, Accademia (home of the David), Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, and more. Refer to your trip leader for recommendations and how to visit. You will also have the option to join onto two Florence Day Trips for an additional fee. You can head to Cinque Terre or "The Five Lands" are famous for their natural beauty, steep cliffs and mountainous terrain extending inland. As such, the villages and carefully terraced land have kept their original charm. Or you may choose to head to Tuscany to visit the medieval city of Siena, San Gimignano (the medieval New York City), go wine tasting in the Chianti region, push over the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or other beautiful cities in the region.
On Saturday evening your trip leader will take you to Piazzale Michelangelo for sunset, which offers the best view of the city, and great gelato.
Check out is on Sunday morning. You will have the whole day until your flight to explore any sites that you have not yet taken in during the weekend!