Original Renaissance Tour

High Art - The Original Renaissance Tour

According to French author Stendhal, viewing sublime works of art may cause dizziness, rapid heartbeat and hallucinations. So said he after a visit to Florence. And while seeing Michelangelo’s David may make you lose your breath and even shed a tear, we think you’ll feel more than fine in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

On this guided three-hour tour, which is limited to just 12 guests, you’ll walk the streets and piazzas of Florence covering the city’s most beloved sights. Starting at the Piazza Strozzi, continue to the Ponte Vecchio where storefronts glitter with gold. You’ll see Brunelleschi’s Duomo, including the Baptistry and its famed gilded doors by Ghibreti. The tour concludes with a one-hour guided visit to the Accademia and Michelangelo’s David. And forget waiting on line – this tour includes reservations and entrance fees.

Incredible art and architecture. Beauty that stirs the soul. Come be a renaissance man (or woman) on this three-hour tour of Florence.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Fully escorted walking tour of Florence including the Piazza Strozzi, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Davanzati, the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Bapistry, Vasari Corridor and the Piazza della Signoria.
    • Fully escorted tour of the Accadamia which will include Michelangelo's David.
    • Reservations and entrances fees to the Accademia Museum.
    • Small tour groups consist of 5-12 travelers.
    • English commentary.




    • Reservation must be made at least 72 hours before tour begins. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
    • Travelers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their tour departure and present their Rail Europe voucher upon arrival.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 6 -12.
    • Tour operates from February 1 - December 31.
    • Tour operates:
      • February 1 - March 31 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
      • April 1 - May 11 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
      • May 12 - July 18 on Tuesday through Sunday.
      • July 19 - September 6 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
      • September 7 - October 16 on Tuesday through Sunday.
      • October 17 - December 31 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
    • This tour begins at 10:00am.
    • Tour does not operate on May 1 and December 25. 
    • Please note: once the tour has been reserved, the tour is partially refundable (if canceled prior to tour departure). Contact the number provided on your voucher for cancellation. Then contact Rail Europe to apply for any applicable refund:
      • You will receive an 85% refund if you cancel the tour at least 30 days prior to the tour departure.  
      • You will receive an 85% refund minus a €15 museum fee if you cancel the tour within 8-30 days of the tour departure.  
      • You will receive a 50% refund minus a €15 museum fee if you cancel the tour within 4-7 days of the tour departure.  
      • You will receive no refund for tours canceled within 3 days of the tour departure date.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where does the tour start?

To start the tour, your tour guide will be located (with a sign that says “Avventure Bellissime”) at Piazzi Strozzi in front of the Strozzi Palace.