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The Italy - Florence Untour

Untours
By Untours
4.9 . Excellent
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
7 days
From: $ 969 $ 138 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy the art and architecture in Florence city
  • Visit famous Museums and Cathedrals
  • Enjoy food markets and cafes
  • Delight in the charming neighbourhoods

Short Description

Renaissance Florence offers beauty in all its forms. Whether it is art and architecture, Tuscan food and wines, or contemporary design you crave, Florence is your city. Explore the city’s renowned museums and majestic cathedrals, linger in its bustling food markets and cafes, and discover Oltrarno and its charming neighborhoods.

Stay in an apartment in the historic center.

Sights to see: the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and Bargello Museums, the Accademia, the Pitti Palace, Orsanmichele, and many easy day trips!

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Florence
End City Florence

Trip Includes

What's Included In This Untour?

  • The Italy - Florence Untour Includes:
  • One or two weeks in a personally selected, centrally located apartment.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Florence, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Transfer by private driver from the Florence airport (or rail station) to your new Untours home, and transport back to the airport or rail station on your departure.
  • A “Carta Agile” pass with the local city transit, good for 10 rides for each week of your Florence Untour; additional tickets available upon request.
  • An orientation to the city and a walk around town with our on-site staff person to start your trip off right.
  • A local cultural activity, like a dinner and arts crawl in Oltrarno.
  • Local maps and literature, plus our own Untouring Florence guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of the best restaurants and other suggestions.
  • Use of an Untours cell phone while on location.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support via telephone with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

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Itinerary

What To Do On Your Florence Vacation

Day trips and Sightseeing: There are so many magnificent things to see in Florence: Visit the Duomo and climb the bell tower for even better views! The Uffizi museum holds masterpieces by Botticelli and Da Vinci. Michelangelo’s masterpieces are on view around the city, including David, in Galleria dell’Accademia. See Fra Angelico’s frescoes in the cloister of San Marco or Masaccio’s frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel. The churches of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella are filled with art. Shop for all manner of leather, ceramics and fashion accessories in the San Lorenzo street markets. Feed your fashion cravings at the Ferragamo Shoe Museum and the designer boutiques in the area. Take in the outdoor sculpture gallery of the Piazza della Signoria. Cross the Ponte Vecchio to take in the regal collections of the Pitti Palace and enjoy the view of the Duomo from the Boboli Gardens. Fiesole, just a short bus ride away, offers even better views. Pisa, Bologna, Ferrara, Siena and even Rome make easy day trips by train.

Off the beaten track treasures that can’t be beat: Linger in the city’s cafes and people watch over a hot chocolate. Enjoy a slow Tuscan supper with the best local wines. Scour the outdoor antiques stalls for hidden treasures or buy farm-fresh produce at the neighborhood markets at Sant’Ambrogio and Santo Spirito. Florence has some of Italy’s best gelato shops. Across the river, explore the Oltrarno neighborhood’s quaint wine bars and antique shops. Favorite smaller museums include the Casa Buonarotti and the Marino Marini Museum.

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Price Per Day: $ 138 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 400

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The Italy - Florence Untour

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Untours saved us hours of planning time.

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We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Untours saved us hours of planning time the 6 months before our trip and we felt very confident in our ability to manage our daily activities knowing that we could give our team a call if we needed help- which we did! Helen was great. She went above and beyond to make our stay the best. She made sure all of our questions were answered. Very professional! Large apartment, great location, all the needed amenities, lots of good information for guests in the apt., very pleased with this!
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Didn't like the driving

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I like the Untour philosophy and there were many things I liked about our experience. Maybe we will do another one in the future, but we'd choose one that did not include driving.
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Enjoyed our stay

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We enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The roads were in excellent condition and well marked. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved driving through the countryside on the smaller roads to see the little towns and farms. The scenery was beautiful!
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Perfect combination of support and freedom

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This Untour was the perfect combination of support and freedom. We were able to have the experience of ""living"" in Paris, with no agenda but our own. Exactly what we wanted!
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We were very happy with Untours and will definitely consider going on another Untours trip. While traveling with Untours allowed us to be independent, we had our local contacts as a safety net. Also going with Untours took all the detail hassle out of our trip. Our apartment, transportation, suggestions for day trip tours , were all taken care of so we just had to show up. Staying in an apartment allowed us to shop live more like the locals. We shopped locally, bought certain items at the Farmacia, and mingled with local vendors. We had coffee in the morning with locals. It was wonderful.
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We can't wait to return!

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I would use Untours again. Everything was so well organized, we had all of our reservations made, Dee sent us all the train time tables that we needed, and I even got a list of doctors in the area because of my health conditions. I was completely satisfied and impressed. Such excellent service is rare these days. I loved staying in spectacular Kandersteg in perfect accommodations.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Baldo: Santa Croce

A lovely one bedroom apartment on the ground floor of an ancient building in the midst of museums and restaurants.

Campuccio: Oltrarno

Lovely, well-outfitted ground floor 1-bedroom apartment in charming Oltrarno.

Conte: Historic Core

A lovely two bedroom apartment in the heart of Florence, a stone's throw from great works by Michelangelo.

Deo: Historic Core

A cozy two-bedroom apartment in the San Lorenzo area of Florence, close to art, culture and shopping!

Domenico: Santa Croce

Beautiful, modern and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath w/ elevator, washer and dryer

Donato: Santa Croce

A large 3 bedroom apartment with 2 1/2 baths and a terrace, in the midst of museums and great restaurants.

Morri: Santa Croce

A lovely ground floor apartment with inviting terrace in the heart of Florence.

Pappi: Santa Croce

A lovely, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with additional sleep loft, located in a historic building in the midst of museums and restaurants.

Quattro Poggi: Santa Croce

A beautifully decorated, spacious, 4 bedroom vacation apartment with 3 bathrooms.

Zinni: Santa Croce

This is a very beautiful, comfortable, one bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor of the historic center in the midst of museums and great restaurants.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If Untours is notified more than 70 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits. If Untours has issued tickets on flights approved by you, your entire deposit will be forfeited.
  • If Untours is notified 70 days or less and 35 days or more prior to arrival in the first apartment, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits; cancellation fees for any flight tickets, transportation passes or rail tickets purchased for you by Untours; and 25 percent of the Untour fee. If you cancel 70-35 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, but have not paid in full, Untours will keep your deposit until payment is made as described above.
  • If Untours is notified 34 days or less and 3 days or more before arrival, the following will be forfeited: $250 of each of your $400 deposits; cancellation fees for any flight tickets, transportation passes or rail tickets purchased for you by Untours; and 50 percent of the Untour fee. If you cancel 34-3 days prior to arrival in the first apartment, but have not paid in full, Untours will keep your deposit until payment is made as described above.
  • If Untours is notified of a cancellation 2 days or less before arrival, all trip costs are non-refundable.

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