Rome to Florence Tour by Train | Semi-Private Experience
LivTours Semi-Private Rome to Florence Tour by Train is perfect for art lovers staying in Rome. Florence is a short train ride away from Rome via high-speed train. Known as the birthplace of Renaissance art, Florence comes alive as you visit all the important highlights in the company of an expert local guide.
This comprehensive tour has been uniquely designed to show you the highlights without rushing and allowing you to make the most of your time in Florence. With your expert local guide by your side, you will see the real Florence starting with the Renaissance masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery with exclusive VIP access. You will explore the real Florence as you stroll through the cobblestone streets as your expert guide shares with you the history and anecdotes of this amazing city, including the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and the awe-inspiring Duomo with Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome. No visit to Florence is complete without admiring Michelangelo’s 17 foot David in person and LivTours makes it easy for you with exclusive access to the Academia.
See Florence masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and La Primavera, the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, and more in just one day!
- Enjoy the comfort of traveling via high speed Italian railway in premium class
- See some of the most important Renaissance artwork on this semi-private tour
- Hear why the Botticelli painting La Primavera is such a controversial piece of art
- Walk across the only bridge left in Florence from WWII, the Ponte Vecchio
- Experience the highlights of Florence including Michelangelo’s statue of David
Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.
Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)
Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English
Easy to book and prepay your tours with our secure payment system
Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions
Your LivTours’ Rome to Florence Tour by Train starts in Rome at the Termini Central Train Station where you will be met by a LivTours coordinator who will assist you in finding the ride train and give you your tickets – destination Florence!
Traveling in Premium Class in Italy is luxury and features cushioned, reclinable seats in the privacy of premium class train car. Your journey includes free WI-FI, a welcome drink, snack, and access to the Bistrò car. The high-speed trains of Italy offer super convenient and fastest transportation between cities, making your journey not only fast but enjoyable!
Upon arrival at Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station, a LivTours representative will be there waiting for you and will accompany you to meet your guide in Piazza della Signoria. From this art-filled square, your full-day tour begins. After greeting everyone, your guide will start your tour by giving you an overview of this history-rich city. The L shaped square where you met is in the heart of Florence and known for notable statues that give a feel of being in an open-air museum.
After your introduction to Florence and the Piazza della Signoria, your LivTours expert guide will lead you into one of the most important museums in all of Italy – the Uffizi Gallery. This gallery, which houses 45 rooms of artwork, spans 8,000 square meters of space and originally was never meant to be a museum! As your guide explains the important influence the Renaissance had on the arts, you will see masterpieces by some of the greatest Renaissance artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo and countless more great artists who have left an everlasting influence on the art world to date. Your expert guide will share with you stories about the political and social power of the Medici family who once owned this patrimony of art as their very own private collection. This is an absolute must-see museum for any art lover as it holds some of the world’s art treasures!
You are sure to have worked up an appetite and your guide will make a stop at a local restaurant so you can try some delicious Tuscan food and recharge for your afternoon! Florence is internationally known for its cuisine thanks to the wide array of food grown in the area! Why not try some affettati misti (sliced cured meats) with cheese, a dish of pasta, or if you are craving something a bit more substantial – the famous bisteca alla Fiorentina (thick-cut T-bone steak) all of which are famous for the region. And of course, you cannot have a Tuscan lunch without a glass of Chianti or Brunello to accompany your meal!
WALKING TOUR WITH MICHELANGELO’S DAVID & DUOMO
Once you have enjoyed a Tuscan lunch, it is time to hit the cobblestones and see more of Florence! Your afternoon will begin with admiring the plethora of beautiful Gothic, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture which comprises this compact city and made Florence one of the first official tourist cities in Europe.
Walk across the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the oldest bridge in Florence which crosses the Arno River and the only bridge which survived Nazi bombings during WWII. Your expert guide will tell you about the history of this bridge, which includes a secret walkway!
No trip to Florence would be complete without seeing the Cathedral of Florence, known as the Duomo. You will also get to see Filippo Brunelleschi’s Dome from the outside and learn about his clever construction plans. You will quickly understand why the architect’s rival Lorenzo Ghiberti was seething when he lost the bid to complete the dome himself. The Baptistery, which is a separate eight-sided building in front of the Duomo, has some of the most amazing bronze doors. Learn about the history of the doors and the Baptistery.
Your final stop will be to visit the David! Your guide will accompany you inside the Galleria dell’Accademia with priority pass tickets, which means no waiting in line. The magnificent 17-foot marble sculpture of David by Michelangelo was sculpted between 1501 and 1504, when Michelangelo was only 29 years old, from a discarded piece of marble! The David statue has transcended both time and culture to become one of the world’s most recognized and admired pieces of art.
Once your tour has come to an end, it’s time to make your way back to the train station where you will relax in premium class and make your way back to Rome.
Want even more time in this gorgeous art city? No problem. Premium Class guests are also given the option of changing their train ticket return time once, so if you would like to leave a bit later (or even earlier), you can take advantage of this flexibility to best optimize your day.
- Business class round-trip fast train
- Welcome service at both train stations
- Full day tour of Florence
- Skip-the-line into Uffizi & Accademia
- Florence highlights walking tour
- Uffizi Highlights
- Michelangelo's David
- Free time in Florence
- Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
- Once train tickets are purchased, they are non-refundable and do not fall within the refund criteria of our cancellation policy. We cannot guarantee that all travelers will sit together, especially for last minute bookings.
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry. LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism and how LivTours is contributing, click here.
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Worth every penny
"This tour is pricey but worth every penny! My hubby and I were the only 2 in our tour group so we had the best experience. Everyone we met was very friendly-at the train terminal in Rome and at Florence and especially Sara, our guide in the city. She was so informative and kind and gave us first class treatment. She recommended a SUPERB steak place for lunch and gave us directions to another Basilica we visited on our 2 free lunch hours. The tour was great and we highly recommend it. "
Kristin Mays - United States
By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.