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Cheap Excursions & Day Tours From Florence

Florence is the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany. It covers areas made up of different geographical and environmental characteristics which include Fiorentina, Montagna, and Chianti. The city of Florence attracts millions of tourist every year as its Historic center (Historic center of Florence) is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO in 1982.

This article will provide you with the adequate information you will need in order to make the most of your Florence day tours –it compiles the best attraction sites and the various tours you can take to make your stay a memorable one. Below are a list of tours and Florence day trips that can best explore different locations in the country;

1. Pisa Day Trip

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Overview

Pisa is about 50 miles away from Florence. It is renowned for its tourist resorts which makes it a lovely place to visit throughout the year especially during the spring months of April to May. Some of its tourist resorts you may want to consider in your day tour from Florence includes the Leaning Tower, National Museum of Palazzo Reale, Leith Haring Mural, Museum of Opera del Duomo, Camposanto and so on. The tower is indeed spectacular and is in Piazza dei Miracoli –it is one of the most beautiful squares you will see during your stay in Italy.

There are a great number of things in Pisa which is sure to make your stay a beautiful one and leave you impressed. The golden ceiling of one of Italy’s finest cathedral is a view to behold on its own. The amazing sculptures and bulk of architectural works is sure to keep you amazed during your Florence weekend trips.

Pisa is a perfect tourist destination for any tourist that aims at having a spoil time during their vacation. The graffiti by Keith Haring is another amazing feat that will draw you in during your day trip from Florence to Pisa. Ice-cream and the beautiful romantic sunsets among others are there to make your stay is pleasurable and memorable.

Pisa Afternoon Half-Day Trip From Florence

Reviews: 4.5 (13 reviews)

Duration: 5 hours

Highlights

  • Pisa tour from Florence
  • Visit the historical landmarks of the of Pizza de Miracoli, a UNESCO world heritage site,
  • See Pisa Ca... read more

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Regular Tour Pisa and Lucca by Van from Florence

Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • Uncover the magic of Pisa and Lucca during this full-day tour by van from Florence.
  • Stand under the notorious Leaning Tower of Pisa and ... read more

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Legends of Florence 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

Reviews: 4.5 (15 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • 2-hour evening walking Florence day tours.
  • Experience another side of the city once the stars are out and the crowds have dispersed
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2. Tuscany Day Trip

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Overview

Tuscany is considered as the birthplace of Italia Renaissance and it is possibly the greatest place of art in the world. It known for its artistic legacies like sculpture, paintings and the greatest of architectural masterpiece which has had its influence on the culture.

There are lots of reasons that one may want to consider Florence day tour to Tuscany as a tourists, some of which includes the extraordinary countryside, the sea coast and islands, the mountain paths for walkers, the rolling hills which is best for cyclists, the wonderful Italian wine and cuisine and also the Italian language and culture for students to learn. In your Florence weekend tour to Tuscany, you will also like to take advantage of some of the best hotels and villa in Tuscany for accommodation like the Relais Pugliano, B7B villa Corte Degli Dei, Hotel San Luca, Affitacamere Le Giare and so on.

From the hamlets, churches, old ruins and castles, you can will see that Tuscany is rich in cultural and historical heritage. Tuscany is also designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites so you can be more than guaranteed of a spoil time during your stay

Paragliding over the Cinque Terre or Tuscany

Reviews: 5.0 (2 reviews)

Duration: 90 minutes

Highlights

  • 90-minute paragliding experience from Monterosso or La Spezia
  • Take in panoramic views of the Cinque Terre while paragliding
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Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip with Chianti Dinner: Siena and San Gimignano

Reviews: 4.5 (52 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • 8-hour Siena and San Gimignano tour with dinner in Chianti
  • Leave Florence and travel through the Tuscan countryside to Siena
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Best of Florence and Tuscany in 4 Days - Round Trip, David and Tuscany Wine Tour

Duration: 3 to 4 days

Highlights

  • Meet your Driver at Florence Airport or Florence Central SMN Station (Welcome transfer)
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3. Cinque Terre Day Trip

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Overview

Cinque Terre is just about 183.6km from Florence which often takes about an hour and a half to travel. It is made up of five towns which consist of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Some of the attractions that might interest you as in your quest for a memorable experience in your day Tours from Florence to the towns of Cinque includes the remains of a giant statue of Neptune, dell’Amore of Riomaggiore, the vineyards and olive groves of Manarola, and so on.

Cinque Terre is popularly known for its very colourful and brightly painted houses. It is one of the most widely visited tourist centers in the whole of Italy. The surrounding landscapes in this region tagged along with their beautiful small restaurants is sure to treat you right during your visit. You can be rest assured of a mouth-watering meal during your visit. Numerous exquisite cuisines made specially to give you a whole new experience.

The people of Cinque Terre are also very friendly and super hospitable so you can be sure to have a nice time without been aroused and wholesomely welcome in this region. The views from this city is sure to make anyone jealous if he misses a tour to this location.

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Reviews: 5.0(2970 reviews)

Duration: 13 hours

Highlights

  • Hiking trip to Cinque Terre from Florence
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre
  • Soak up the old-world atmosphere a... read more

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Cinque Terre Kayaking Trip from Monterosso

Reviews: 5.0 (25 reviews)

Duration: 5 hours

Highlights

  • 5-hour kayaking trip along the spectacular Cinque Terre coast from Monterosso
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Cinque Terre Wine Tasting and Boat Trip

Reviews: 5.0(6 reviews)

Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Take a scenic train ride and a boat trip into the heart of Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

Reviews: 4.0(744 reviews)

Duration: 13 hours

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence with transport
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with your tour leader
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4. Chianti Day Trip

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Overview

The Chianti region in central Tuscany is one of the places you definitely should consider in your day tour from Florence. The region Chianti is best known for wine that is often referred to as Chianti wine which was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket called Fiasco. When you hear wine in this region you can be sure it has something to do with Chianti. The wine hear is something worth visiting for –having a taste of this wines are a real savior.

All year round, there are series of events like the display of nativity scenes traditional Called Castelfiorentino, Passion play called Grassina, held the Friday before Easter Sunday, Fried donuts Festival called Montespertoli and so on are some will be great source of excitement you can’t afford to miss in your Florence day trips to Chianti

Apart from the wine which is a major reason why people troop into this vacation spot, there are also lots of other things that will amaze you. The small towns and the history is sure to impress you during your Florence day trip to Chianti.

Off-Road Tuscan Wine Tour from Castellina in Chianti

Reviews: 5.0(3 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Tuscan wine tour of the Chianti valley by SUV
  • Learn about Chianti wine as your guide drives
  • Visit three wine cellars in the C... read more

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Greve in Chianti Wine Tasting and Winery Tour

Reviews: 5.0 (1 review)

Duration: 90 minutes

Highlights

  • A behind-the-scenes wine tasting in an authentic, family-run winery
  • Sample regional organic products as you sip on four different red wi... read more

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Half Day Cooking Class in Tuscany among the Chianti Vineyards

Reviews: 5.0 (1 review

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Half-day cooking class in Chianti
  • Learn how to make homemade pasta
  • Great choice for couples and families
  • Vegetarian o... read more

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5. Siena Day Trip

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Overview

You might not have explored the best of your Florence weekend tour if you have not considered Siena which is the Capital city of the Province of Siena. The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage site which is one of the most visited tourist attractions internationally. Sienna is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and Palio which is a horse race that is held twice a year in Siena which you will not want to miss in your Florence day trip.

According to quite a number of tourists, you will be told that Siena is one of their favorite because of its romantic atmosphere alongside its many beautiful buildings. The cathedral in Siena is one of the many beauties in this city –the cathedral is magnificent and its interior is a masterpiece.

There are also quite a number of carnivals and one of the most popular is the Palio carnival. Siena is loaded with some of the best hotel and resorts in Tuscany like the Hotel Le Fontanelle, Locanda Le Piazze, Adler Spa Resort Thermae and so on, that will make some of your weekend trips from Florence a memorable one.

Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

Reviews: 5.0(160 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • 2-hour Siena sightseeing tour including the Siena Duomo
  • Visit Siena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town
  • Discover top Sien... read more

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Siena Half-Day Tour from Florence

Reviews: 5.0 (5 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Visit Siena Cathedral, one of Tuscany masterpieces
  • See Campo Square, the civic heart of the city and racing ring of the Palio horse race... read more

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San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence

Reviews: 4.4 (2069 reviews)

Duration: 12 hours

Highlights

  • Escape the bustle of Florence for a day and explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside
  • Drive through the gently rolling hills of the Val D... read more

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6. San Gimignano Day Trip

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Overview

When most people hear of San Gimignano, the San Gimignano, a town known for its fine towers and its famous medieval architecture is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, one location you will not regret visiting in your day trip from Florence.

Considering day tour from Florence to San Gimignano will afford you the opportunity to enjoy the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the famous white wine produced from an ancient variety of Vernaccia grape grown on the sandstone hillside of San Gimignano. You have to strategically plan the time of the year when you will be visiting San Gimignano as the traffic congestion can be really snarly at times. This traffic is mostly as a result of numerous tourists who take delight in visiting this location due to its many attraction spots.

In Northern Italy, a visit to this place is sure to keep you excited alongside the numerous beautiful sites you will be seeing during your stay. Numerous tourists that have visited this location have come to agree to the fact that San Gimignano is definitely a worthwhile tour destination for your day trip.

Enogastronomic Grand Tour of Montalcino Pienza and Montepulciano from San Gimignano

Reviews: Reviews: 5.0(1 review)

Duration: 12 hours

Highlights

  • Full-day wine and food tasting tour of Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano from San Gimignano
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San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence

Reviews: 4.4 (2069 reviews)

Duration: 10 to 11 hours

Highlights

  • Escape the bustle of Florence for a day and explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside
  • Drive through the gently rolling hills of the Val D... read more

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Half-Day Tour of San Gimignano from Florence

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Marvel at the tower houses that make San Gimignao the largest and best preserved hill town in Tuscany
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7. Venice Day Trip

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Overview

Taking a tour from Florence to Venice, a city in north-eastern Italy and also the capital of Veneto region will certainly not be an experience you will forget in a long while. The city of Venice has one of the most luxurious accommodations for your next weekend trip from Florence like the Bauer Palazzo, San Clemente Palace, Belmond Hotel Cipriani, and Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel that will give you that memorable experience you have always desired. The city of Venice, with so many sites of attractions, is one location to be considered for Florence day trips.

If you are ever visiting Venice, ensure you don’t miss out of the cocktail experience from Venice’s first Speakesy which is located in the northern reaches of the island –the sophisticated cocktails served in this spot is definitely something to look forward to. Venice also has a Glass Museum where you can find the very rare Venetian beads –this beauties are a very gorgeous bead to behold.

Make sure not to miss out on a visit to Venice as you are in for a treat.

Private Tour: The Islands of Venice

Reviews: 2.0(1 review)

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Private, half-day tour of three Venetian islands
  • Watch a live glassblowing demonstration in artsy Murano
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

Reviews: 3.5(13 reviews)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour walking tour of hidden Venice
  • Enjoy seeing a different side of this busy city at a slower pace
  • Learn some of the can... read more

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Venice Morning Walking Tour

Reviews: 3.0(2reviews)

Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • 2-hour morning walking tour of Venice
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8. Montepulciano Day Trip

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Overview

Day trip from Florence to Montepulciano, a medieval and Renaissance hill town in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany is one location that you will really like to consider. Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drinks, and your Florence day tour will afford you the opportunity to have the best of her food like cheese, pork, lentils, honey Pici pasta and its wine made from Italian best Montepulciano grape. Experience a fun-filled relaxation in Italian’s best resorts in the town of Montepulciano like Borgo del Faggio Resort, Etruria Resort & Natural Spa and San’ Antonio Country Resort Pannevis Nico in your weekend trips from Florence to get the best views of the town.

The picturesque streets and antique wine cellars are definitely something to reckon with if you are ever in the Montepulciano region. The tower of Palazzo del Comune is a view you won’t want to miss.

The city of Montepulciano is truly a beauty with numerous attraction sites. You should not miss out on a visit to this spot if you are ever around Montepulciano.

Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena

Reviews: 5.0(57 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • Guided full-day trip to Montepulciano and Pienza from Siena
  • Drive through the magical landscapes of the Crete Senesi
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Montepulciano Wine Tour (3 wineries and lunch)

Reviews: 5.0(1 review)

Duration: 1 to 8 hours

Highlights

  • Maximize time in Italy with a full-day wine tour
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Montepulciano: 6-Hour Wine Lovers Experience With Lunch

Reviews: 3.0 (1 review)

Duration: 6 hours

Highlights

  • Discover Montepulciano DOCG winemaking
  • Visit three exclusive wineries
  • Taste fine local wines
  • Enjoy a traditional Tu... read more

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9. Vatican-City Day Trip

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The Vatican City in Rome holds lots of memorable experiences for your day tour from Florence. It is an ecclesiastical Sacerdotal-monarchical state ruled by the pope who is the Bishop of Rome and the head of the Catholic Church.

Your tour from Florence will afford you the opportunity to explore some of the religious cultural sites within the Vatican City such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums that features some of the world’s most famous Paintings and sculptures. Hotels such as the Relais Vatican View, Residence Vatican Suites Bed & Breakfast Vatican Town, Vatican Grand suites, Del Falco Boutique Rooms will provide you with the best views on the Vatican City in case you consider weekend trips from Florence.

Having to visit the numerous attraction spots in the Vatican City is almost an impossible feat if you are only staying for few days but a visit to St. Peter’s Square, Vatican Necropolis, and the mind blowing artworks are the museum are sure to give a dose of the Vatican City. A weekend day trip from Florence to Vatican City is sure to give you a memorable vacation.

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Reviews: 5.0(23,543 reviews)

Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Enjoy priority access through a Vatican Partner entrance and tour including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included

Reviews: 4.5(244 reviews)

Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

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  • Learn about the Colosseum's history and engineering from a knowledgeable guide
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Reviews: 5.0(11,928 reviews)

Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Skip the line outside the Colosseum with your priority-entrance ticket
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10. Livorno Day Trip

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Overview

A day tour from Florence to Livorno will be an experience that may live with you for the rest of your life. Expect to have the best of experience exploring the Coast of Ligurian Sea in your day trip Florence as Livorno is a port City located on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany and also the capital of the Province of Livorno.

The city of Livorno has lots of attractions all year that you will want to consider in your day trip from Florence, considering a weekend trip from Florence also means that you will be lodging in one of Italian finest hotels accommodations and cuisines that offer the best of Italian dishes around the shores of Livorno.

Livorno is truly charming and the position on the Tuscan coast which is very favorable makes is super ideal for tourists. Mind blowing spots such as the Nuovia Venezia (New Venice) is one part not to miss out of in Livorno –tourists are sure to have a good time discovering the surrounding of this picturesque location. Make sure you don’t miss out on a day trip to Livorno during your day trip from Florence.

Livorno Shore Excursion: Livorno Cruise Port to Florence Round-trip Private Transfers

Reviews: 5.0(14 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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  • Livorno Shore Excursion: Livorno Cruise Port to Florence Round-trip Private Transfers
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Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

Reviews: 5.0 (6 reviews)

Duration: 9 hours

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  • Enjoy a private guided shore excursion in the comfort of an air-conditioned Mercedes
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Economic Florence Day Trip

Reviews: 3.0 (10 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • 7-hour shore excursion to Florence from Livorno
  • Relax on a comfortable vehicle both to and from Florence
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FAQs about Florence Day trips

What is the best way to tour outside the Florence?

Florence day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Florence city or sometimes combine various Florence main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

Tripindicator did a thorough research to provide the best Florence day trips by comparing features like easy booking, price – friendliness and also carefully reading all travellers reviews and feedback - subsequently following FAQs about Florence Day trips.

How much is a Day tour from Florence?

Florence day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Florence multiple day tour, day trips outside Florence city, day trips in Florence city), and varies also in prices based on type of Florence day trips starting from €10.00 to €8667.00.