Overnight Florence Independent Tour from Venice by High-Speed Train
Make your own way to Santa Lucia Station in central Venice to meet your host. Receive your round-trip train ticket, hop-on hop-off tour ticket, hotel details and information about train times, and then leave your host to catch your train and travel to Florence independently.
Train journeys between the two cities can last up to 2.5 hours, but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Florence in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city, check in to your hotel, and then head out to explore! How you spend your time in the Tuscan capital is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions, activities and any meals are at your own expense, but a 48-hour Florence hop-on hop-off tour by open-top, double-decker bus with audio commentary is included. See the Itinerary for a list of routes and stops.
If you want to sightsee on foot, perhaps take a walk along the Ponte Vecchio — Florence’s iconic bridge — to the neighborhood of Oltrarno and relax in Boboli Gardens. In the evening, find an alfresco restaurant near Piazza della Signoria and watch the glamorous Florentines taking their passiagata (evening stroll) around the square.
Overnight: 3- or 4-star hotel in central Florence
Day 2: Florence – Venice (B)
After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy a full day at leisure to continue your fun in Florence. Check out is in the late morning, but you can store your luggage at the hotel for the day, if you wish.
Florence is awash with culture so perhaps start your day with a visit to one of its world-class museums such as the Accademia or Uffizi galleries. Michelangelo’s masterpiece David is inside the Accademia Gallery, and the Uffizi Gallery is home to a treasure trove of Renaissance artwork with works by Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and, of course, Michelangelo.
However you spend your day, be sure to leave enough time to get to the station. Board your train at Santa Maria Novella Station in the early evening, and then travel back to in Santa Lucia Station in Venice where your independent experience finishes.
- Overnight accomodation
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- High-speed train roundtrip tickets
- Walking tour of Florence with a local professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Please note that no assistance is provided at the departure from Venice. All travel documents (train tickets and vouchers) will be sent directly to clients through their e-mail address or their hotel concierge.
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
We met representative at location she provided Itinerary and tickets all clearly outlined with very detailed instruction on location of hotel and Hop on Hop off bus location. Hotel in Florence was very convenient to train station. We attended Dave Mathews concert and toured the city the following day. Only change we would make is to travel back on an earlier train we checked out of hotel and toured all day but were ready to travel earlier than 8 pm. or alternatively add an additional day in Florence!
Nice little overnight trip from Venice. No issues with the information given at the Venice train station - the representative was there when we arrived, and provided all of the necessary information. I do think it is a stretch to say that the hotel where we stayed is 3 star. It was fine for one night, but I would never consider it at that level.
Florence is a very beautiful city and the two day pass for the hop-on-hop-off gives you a relaxed tour around the city.