After a motor coach journey of approximately 1½ hours, your walking tour of the majestic city of Florence begins. View the outside of the red domed, 15th century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), the Baptistery, famous for its carved bronze doors, and the striking Campanile Bell Tower. Continue past Piazza della Signoria, an open-air art gallery overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Some major Italian artists, including a copy of Michelangelo's David, adorn this unique square with wonderful statues.
Enjoy the picturesque Piazza Santa Croce where you will have an exterior view of its famous church, erected in 1296 and housing famous tombs and monuments.Take a photo opportunity at the 14th century Ponte Vecchio Bridge, lined with shops selling gold and silver.Once your guide has familiarized you with these beautiful highlights of Florence enjoy approximately 4 hrs of free time to explore, have lunch or shop in the exquisite Italian boutiques and stores within this majestic city. Then make your 1½ hour journey back to your ship via motor coach once again.