Lake Garda to Florence Day Tour

Discover the Renaissance Sights in Florence on a Day Trip from Lake Garda

Type: Small group tour
Duration: Full day
Availability: Tuesdays
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders)


Visit Florence on a day trip from Lake Garda, which includes a guided tour of the city attractions

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and sits on the River Arno. It is known for its rich artistic and architectural history, as well as its importance as a creative and political capital during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In fact, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is often referred to as the "Jewel of the Renaissance" thanks to its artistic attractions, such as the Accademia Gallery and the world famous Uffizi Gallery.

The city of Florence perfectly contrasts the tranquil scenery of Lake Garda, making a guided day trip to the artistic city the perfect excursion during your holiday to Lake Garda.This Lake Garda to Florence day trip can be added to any of our Lake Garda holidays so please speak to your personal travel adviser if you would like to add this tour to your package.


Tour itinerary

Below, you will find a typical itinerary for this Lake Garda to Florence day trip, including the itinerary of the city walking tour part of the excursion.

  • Coach trip from Lake Garda, passing by Modena and the Po Plain, and then through the beautiful Apennines towards the enchanting landscape of Tuscany.
  • Arrive in Florence around 11.00 am.
  • First stop will be Piazzale Michelangelo, which is the famous large square in the city.
  • The tour then continues to Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia (along the river) with a pre-lunch walk through the historic centre with a local guide until 1.30 pm.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • In the early evening you will return by coach to Lake Garda (arrival: approx. 9.30 pm).

As a part of this enjoyable excursion from Lake Garda to Florence, you can enjoy a walking tour of the city's main attraction. An example itinerary of the guided visit in Florence is shown below:

  • the monuments in Piazza della Signoria
  • the sights surrounding the Uffizi Museum
  • Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge with its jewellery shops)
  • the city square and the Church of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce)
  • Piazza del Duomo (Duomo Square) with the Baptistery and Giotto's bell-tower
  • visit inside the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore

If you would like to add this tour to your Lake Garda holiday, or to find out more about what services and tours we can provide, please call one of our dedicated team members on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.