Begin your Italian bicycle tour with two magical days in Florence, the art lover’s paradise. The Italian province of Tuscany boasts more classified historical monuments than any other region in the world, and the most dazzling are in Florence. The Renaissance began here, and the period’s great works of art are on display throughout the city. Florence also has delightful cafés for relaxing and people-watching. A city that is fun to explore on foot, Florence has many attractions concentrated in the relatively small historic center stretching from Piazza del Duomo south to the Arno River.
Only available with the Air-Inclusive Package.
Depart the U.S. for Italy. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.
Day 2 - Arrive in Florence / Begin your Trip Extension in Florence
Upon arrival at the Florence airport, a VBT local representative meets you outside the customs area and helps you transfer to your hotel. The representative will be holding a VBT sign.
Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 1:00 pm. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.
At the hotel a local VBT representative will be available at a set time to answer your questions and offer an optional private guided walk to help you make the most of the city. You have the rest of the day free to explore with VBT's City Information included in your Final Travel Booklet as your guide. Please note: To visit the Uffizi Gallery, you must make reservations in advance. To reserve online, go to www.florence-museum.com
. For information on all Italian museums, go to www.italy-museum.com
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Florence
The day is yours. You may wish to set out to explore the city's most famous museum, the Uffizi Gallery (advance reservation required; see above). You might enjoy strolling along the shop-lined promenades of the Via Tornabuoni. Or cross the river Arno in search of antiques or handicrafts in the Piazza del Duomo.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Florence / Join VBT Air Package guests
You have the day free to explore the historic city of Florence and enjoy its Renaissance architecture and famous museums. In the evening, relax in one of the city's restaurants and sample the local cuisine.
VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.