Florence

Prices from: £259

Renowned as the Cradle of the Renaissance, the spectacular capital of the Tuscany region is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A school trip to Florence showcases a cultural and historic gem which will mesmerize your students due to its undeniable beauty and charm.

The magnificent Historic Centre of Florence attracts millions of tourist annually and is one of the most visited destinations in Europe. Constructed around the famous Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, the centre collects the city’s most important cultural heritage sites. Here, students will be able to explore the Baptistery of Saint John, which was dubbed the Gates of Paradise by Michelangelo, and the unbelievable Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore which is the third largest Christian church in the world and also the symbol of the city as it dominates Florence’s skyline.

The Florentines invented both the Renaissance and Neoclassical architecture, which greatly influenced and revolutionised the way other major cities were in Europe were built. Over the centuries, the exquisite capital has been home to many Renaissance masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo who have left their legacy in a trove of world renowned art and architecture.

Your students will be able to wander through the vibrant narrow streets which evoke a thousand tales and also discover hidden piazzas whilst enjoying various iconic sights, statues and sculptures, and inspiring museums and galleries, such as the Uffizi, Bargello and the Palazzo Pitti.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organising your unforgettable school trip to Florence.

Teachers rate our Florence trips

Florence reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Quality of transport
9.5
Quality of accommodation:
6.8
Educational value of tour
8.8
Value for money
9.0
Overall rating
9.8
Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
9 out of 10

Mark

Pembrokeshire GB
Although the hotel was ideally located is was very, very basic, WIFI was only available in a very cramped small area in reception, no phone signals and very dated no TV etc.

Loads to do in Florence, great City, would consider a return but a higher class hotel.

The tour guide was excellent and really helped us getting orientated.
Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2016
Published on: 11 May 2016
10 out of 10

Louise

London GB
Students and Teachers loved our D&T trip to Florence! Everything was so well organised from start to finish and the subject trips were fabulous! Pizza making, gelato tasting, textile museums including - Gucci.
Confirmed purchase: 24 March 2016
Published on: 01 April 2016
10 out of 10

Christiane

Woking GB
The flight back was painful, delayed by the airline which was the only bad thing, however this was not Adaptable Travels fault
Confirmed purchase: 02 February 2015
Published on: 28 March 2015
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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Adaptable Travel can create Personalised itineraries based on the requirements of each individual group. Below is an example of one of our most popular itineraries that are used by groups travelling to Florence.

Day 1

  • Your group will arrive in the beautiful city of Florence to check-in to your hotel.

  • Depending on flight times your group can take part in a guided tour of Florence, your group will be taken around some of the most popular sites in Florence such as The Duomo, Baptisty of St John and Palazzo Medici (we can arrange the tour to suit your preference).

  • After taking in the sites, your group can sit down together for an evening meal before returning back to your hotel.

Day 2

  • This morning, after breakfast, your group will visit the Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the city.

  • Just a 5 minute walk away is the Basilica of San Minato al Monte, your group can take in the Romanesque interior of the impressive church and visit the monumental cemetery.

  • Time for lunch, enjoy a group lunch with beautiful views of the city.

  • Now time to visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world.

  • Your group can now enjoy an evening meal before heading back to your hotel.

Day 3

  • Today, after breakfast, you will make your way to the great open-air museum, Boboli Gardens. Here you can view a collection of sculptures and fountains dating from 16th century to the 18th century.

  • Free time for lunch, why not enjoy a picnic in the Boboli Gardens?

  • Next your group will visit the Palatine Gallery and Silver Museum in the Pitti Palace. Here you will be able to view paintings, furnishings and household treasures dating back to the 16th century.

  • Your group will enjoy an evening meal and then head back to the hotel.

Day 4

  • After your breakfast, you will be checking out. Depending on your return flight time, your group could enjoy a trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organising your next bespoke study trip to Florence.
 

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