Tours and Tickets

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour provided by Sightseeing Experience

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
3.5
Book in advance
from
$25.22
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
See Florence at your own pace by hopping off at popular landmarks 
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore Florence at your own pace on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Enjoy unlimited rides for the duration selected—1, 2, or 3 days—and see tons of highlights quickly. Learn the city’s history while riding in comfort, without worrying about parking or getting lost. Plus, you can choose between a route with stops at the Duomo and Palazzo Pitti, and a Fiesole tour with scenic views above the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Plan your own itinerary, including start and end times 
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the open air of the upper deck 
  • Choose a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass to save money on transport
What to expect
Your Florence tour begins when you board the hop-on, hop-off bus. Board at any of the stops around the city. Buses for the city tour depart regularly and the buses follow a route that snakes through the city with multiple stops, from Santa Maria Novella station to Barbetti. The buses for the Fiesole tour visit the Etruscan city on a hill a short distance from Florence. Upon arrival, enjoy panoramic views, visit churches and museums, and take short hikes around the area. Your pass includes unlimited rides for the duration selected. Plan your own itinerary, and get off at stops that interest you most.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Plan your own itinerary, including start and end times 
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the open air of the upper deck 
  • Choose a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass to save money on transport
What to expect
Your Florence tour begins when you board the hop-on, hop-off bus. Board at any of the stops around the city. Buses for the city tour depart regularly and the buses follow a route that snakes through the city with multiple stops, from Santa Maria Novella station to Barbetti. The buses for the Fiesole tour visit the Etruscan city on a hill a short distance from Florence. Upon arrival, enjoy panoramic views, visit churches and museums, and take short hikes around the area. Your pass includes unlimited rides for the duration selected. Plan your own itinerary, and get off at stops that interest you most.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6980FLR
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience" for real time bus position
  • Assistance at Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center inside ticketing area in SMN Train Station
  • Walking Tour included in 5 languages included on our Free App Sightseeing Experience
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Tour starts at Stop n1, placed in Via Fiume 8/10, however you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any one of the stops listed below
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible (lower level only)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Line B SUSPENDED
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience" for real time bus position
  • Assistance at Sightseeing Experience Visitor Center inside ticketing area in SMN Train Station
  • Walking Tour included in 5 languages included on our Free App Sightseeing Experience
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Tour starts at Stop n1, placed in Via Fiume 8/10, however you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any one of the stops listed below
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible (lower level only)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Line B SUSPENDED
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jan 7, 2022
A note from Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
To take part in any tour and activity will be necessary to present 'Super Green Pass' (Covid Pass obtained through vaccination or healing) and FFP2 type masks. No refund will be granted in case of non-presentation of the document (or in case of negative scan) or in the absence of this mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

3.5
129 reviews
Excellent
45
Very good
36
Average
18
Poor
15
Terrible
15

paullynnm
Atlantic Beach, FL5 contributions
I have taken many hop on/off tours in various cities. Had some confusion finding the meeting point near the train station since there are two different maps on the app and the stop numbers and pick up points has some differences. Good tour of Florence, but the three buses were grouped in the same area (about ten minutes apart) which resulted in a 45-50 wait in the other areas of the route. Need to space the buses evenly or add more buses.
Written May 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CitySightseeingIta
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy that you had the opportunity to have an enjoyable tour of Florence with our service. Your comments are very useful to us to improve the experience of our customers, thanks for sharing.
Written May 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

197thomasm
United Kingdom70 contributions
Dec 2019
I managed to take the blue route which runs every 30 mins and was ideal for seeing amazing views from Piazza Michelangelo of the city. However the red route only ran every 2 hours and only 3 times a day which meant the buses were so full if you got on anywhere else other than Stop 1, (the piazza) then you had no chance to board as people would rarely leave to have to wait 2 hours for the next bus. Therefore I was unable to take this bus to view outside of the city centre
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CitySightseeingIta
Thank you for your review and suggestions...they will surely help us improving our services!
Written March 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joji
Het Zoute, Belgium7 contributions
Feb 2020
The lines were a bit too much and the buss was oover crowded but the ride it self was fun and comfy. It wasnt that expensive either and i think its a good way to sum up the city and take some pictures. Very touristy yes but also not bad
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CitySightseeingIta
Thank you for sharing your opinion!
Written March 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shoaib
Rochester Hills, MI2 contributions
Jan 2020
There are long waits for the buses 1 hour for Line B and 2 hour for Line A this makes it impossible to do hop off/on. We were forced to stay on the bus for the whole trip. Commentary was very had to follow as the bus moved. Only part of the trip we enjoyed was Fiesole otherwise waste of money. They need to add more buses or live commentary by a quality guide
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CitySightseeingIta
Thank you for providing your opinion! It will really help us improving our services in the future!
Written March 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

scubamex
Mass.299 contributions
May 2022
We always take a "hop on hop off" bus tour when we get to a place we have never been before. It gives you an overview of the city, etc. and allows you to note what you would want to come back and spend more time at. This particular tour was excellent--especially when it took you across the river and up into the hillside to give you a panoramic view of Florence. Highly recommend this tour.
Written June 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CitySightseeingIta
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy that our tour has met your expectations!
Written June 3, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wendyhud
Milwaukee, WI55 contributions
Jun 2018
I got to Florence without a plan, and thought that the Hop-on Hop-off tour would give me a nice overview of the city. It ends up that the center of town is all (or at least mostly) pedestrian-only, so the bus really takes people around the periphery of the city rather than around the center of the city. There are two different routes (red and blue). The blue route takes about an hour, and the red route takes about 2 hours. The very nice part of both tours is that they take you to some great areas that you might not necessarily want to walk. What it does not do (nor does it advertise that it does if I had only done my homework) is orient some one new to the old town section of Florence.
Written July 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marie d
Luton, UK4 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The bus tour guide tells you that the bus will wait for 20 minutes at Fisole when it stops at the village and then drives off straight away and leaves you behind so be warned! We were left behind and had to catch the last bus of the day. The people who got off this last bus were also left behind! Goodness knows how they got back to Florence. Outrageous behaviour for this tourist attraction.
Written June 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,114 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We were only in the city for a day so wanted to get our bearings quickly and
see the main sights...so paid the £26 per person ticket to have the
convenience of this transportation. There are two routes that take a total of 3
hours to traverse. The blue route shows you all the main "must see" stops,
in my opinion, including the magnificent Michael Angelo piazza. It was hot
and sunny so the top deck was rammed. You have to adopt the Italian stance
to actually get on the bus, that is don't be polite and queue, push and
shove to actually get on the bus or you'll be left behind!
Written September 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelsaavy52024
Portland, OR280 contributions
My friends and I had one day in Florence Italy. Not nearly enough time to explore!! We bought the hop on/off pass for 23.00 Euro each. There are two loops to choose from. The blue route is conveniently located next to the train station. Start here for a one hour loop around the city to get an overview and figure out where you would like to explore further. We decided on stop 5 which is close to many restaurants, shops, and attractions. We found a wonderful restaurant in an alley.
The hopped back on to stop 9. You can cross the street here and turn left to catch the Red bus. This loop is 2 hours and takes you into the hills above Florence. The pass also comes with a city bus ticket to use. Good for 24 hours.
Written May 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob_AMS
Amsterdam, The Netherlands81 contributions
I would recommend to do this tour immediately at the first day of your stay. Then you know where everything is located and the days following its easier to find your way around.

Also, the Red line bring you to a little village with a wonderful view! Unfortunately we took the bus at 14:30 hours and could only stay there for 15 minutes. I would advice you to take the one at 12:30 hours and then take the last bus of the Red line back to Florence. This gives you enough time to walk around.
Written February 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 93
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Sightseeing Experience
Niki B
Niki B
00
I absolute must for those new to the city
The best way to see this vast city is on a city sightseeing bus tour. There were lots of different routes to choose
Marthika01
Marthika01
00
Awful communication. Poor customer service
Awful communication. Tour details do not agree with information provided once you buy the ticket. They Do NOt ha
Rebecca D
Rebecca D
00
Never could catch a bus
Could never catch the bus, honestly never got to use our voucher. Doesn’t stop at regular stops. Would like a refun
Janet H
Janet H
00
Not great
We bought tickets for this as we left the ship to avoid walking too far in the heat as the bus stop is huts outside
513veronicaj
513veronicaj
00
A sweet treat
Very peaceful and informative. Able to get off and see a different experience, everyone was nice . Told you where t
314gerardt
314gerardt
00
Do it. Might as well.
Red line (through the city) not really worth writing home about. Blue line, very good. The employees were nice.
Dolores H
Dolores H
00
Disappointing
Commentary was not in time with where the bus was so hard to spot the landmarks. Also not very clear. Sadly disappo
catherinecJ5225TN
catherinecJ5225TN
00
Disappointing Hop on hop off bus Milan
Not enough buses doing the loops, we sat on the blue line bus waiting to go for 30 minutes, no one gave us headphon
Kira D
Kira D
00
Great, amazing guide!
Had a great experience with our guide. She went out of her way to be helpful and go with my parents and I for most
AshaS88
AshaS88
00
Fab
Great views at to get around the city and see more but the top can get very hot when it hot. All go to the duomo,
scubamex
scubamex
00
good to go on
Met inside the train station in Florence. We then walked to where the bus was waiting (about a 10 minute walk away
kipleyc
kipleyc
00
Disorganized mayhem
Where do I start? First, the tickets. We took the shuttle from our cruise ship. We were dropped us off in a parking
judymanynames
judymanynames
00
Worth the price
Hideously hot in Milan and this was a great way to avoid walking around. We rode all 3 lines. Beautiful music betw
chrissie190
chrissie190
00
Good experience
It was a good experience but the service should be on a more regular basis, buses took long to come by.
elainemum1967
elainemum1967
00
Open top bus tour in Milan - not great
Very disappointed- have done open top bus tours in many cities and they are usually a great way to get your bearing
Frequently Asked Questions about Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour on Tripadvisor


Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour price starts from $25.19. Discover and book Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour on Tripadvisor

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour on Tripadvisor