4 nights stay at Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione, Florence, Italy



per person
Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Florence, Italy
Tour Provider: Vacations Direct
Deal Code: DR1N49S7




Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.” 

Inclusions : 

  • Rate is based on two guests in a Double deluxe room for travel from 5th - 9th December 2021
  • 4 nights Accommodation at Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione
  • Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Double Deluxe room
  • Return airport transfers on Private basis
  • City Sightseeing Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - 24 hours
  • Free wifi 

Overview of the property : 

Hotel : Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione

Hotel Helvetia and Bristol sits right in front of Palazzo Strozzi, a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture, and just around the corner is the magnificent Duomo with in front of it Giotto's Campanile, from the top of which visitors can enjoy a truly glorious views over the ancient city. The décor and furniture have been beautifully chosen and the ambiences reflect Florentine aristocracy in its most elegant period. The rooms boast antiques, the halls proudly display their 17th century paintings and the panoramic suites give onto the timeless beauty of the cupola of the Florence Cathedral. To complete this alluring picture there is a delightful winter garden with a Liberty-style glass ceiling. 

  • Wi-fi
  • Bristol Winter Garden Restaurant
  • Cibrèo Caffè
  • 24-hour room service
  • Les Clefs d'Or Concierges
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Easybusiness Desk
  • Luggage Deposit

Sightseeing : City Sightseeing Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - 24 hours

Delve into the heart of the romantic region of Tuscany, wherein lies the most representative city of the Renaissance: Florence. Widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, as you explore the stony streets of Florence aboard our comfortable tour bus you will feel like you are exploring the ideal Italy you had always dreamed about; musicians playing serenades on the streets, breath-taking architecture, more high culture and history than can fit in any library and, of course, delicious Italian food.


- Create your own itinerary

- Hop on and off as many times as you want

- Explore the ancient Etruscan-Roman archaeological area

Explore the cradle of Renaissance at your own leisure as you enjoy unlimited travel through the city on a hop-on hop-off open top bus. Surrounded by the Apennine mountain range, Florence lies snuggled in a fertile valley around which the charming Tuscan vineyards and olive groves reach out towards the horizon.

On this tour of one of the most iconic Italian cities, not only will you be able to lose yourself in the contemplation of the marvellous surroundings, but you will also be able to meander through the countless world-famous art galleries and museums that line the streets of Florence.

Set eyes, for instance, on the sublime figure of David, sculpted by the deft hands of Michelangelo; on the hauntingly beautiful Venus of Botticelli; or even on architectonic wonders such as the Duomo, with its marble facade that glows majestically in the golden sunlight.

Save time as you criss-cross the city admiring the panoramic views of the historic centre of the Medieval and Renaissance town, the small craft workshops and stylish boutiques.

Do not miss a visit to the Etruscan-Roman archaeological area in Fiesole, just a few kilometres from the city and marvel at the remains of the Roman baths and the Roman amphitheatre. If you are feeling brave, why not climb to the top of the hill to the monastery of San Francesco? It will be worth it for the spectacular bird’s eye views of Florence!

Important : Please be advised that itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice. In the event of any unplanned traffic restrictions, City Sightseeing is not responsible for any disruptions or line diversions beyond their control. For the latest updates on Routes and schedules, please ask to the Assistant on board.

Departure time :

Line A

First departure: 9:30am (times are subejct to change)

Last departure: 4:30pm (November - March) 6pm (April - October)

Line B

First departure: 10:30am (November – March) , 9:30am (Apr - October) (times are subejct to change)

Last departure: 2:30pm (November - 27th March), 5:05pm (28th March – 31st April / September - November), 5:30pm (May - October)

Duration :

Line A: 60 minutes

Line B: 120 minutes

Frequency :

Line A: every 20 minues from Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore

Line B: every 30 minutes from Piazzale Michelangelo

Languages : 

Pre-recorded commentary in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and Portuguese.

Terms and conditions for pets :

Only small and medium sized pets are allowed on-board. If the driver has any reason to believe that the pet may cause damage or put passengers at risk, they have the right to deny access. Pet owners must use a lead or a muzzle and if possible a carrier. The owner must ensure that the animal behaves itself and doesn’t disturb other passengers or members of staff. If the animal makes the bus dirty, the owner will have to pay a fine to cover the cost of cleaning it. The owner is liable for any damage caused by the animal in line with the Article 2051 civil code.

Terms and conditions for luggage : 

In order not to breach security procedures, you must not bring suitcases, awkward bags, big backpacks or anything of that nature on the bus.

Start point : Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Line A , Piazzale Michelangelo , (Route B)

End point : Same as the starting point

Transfers :

Private - Premium (Car)

General information

  • Exclusive ride for you
  • Door to door service
  • 1 piece of baggage allowed per person ( max.dimensions 158cm) length+width+height=158cm
  • 1 item of hand baggage allowed per person
  • In the event of extra luggage or sport equipment being checked in, please contact us, as this may carry an extra charge.
  • In the event of being unable to locate the driver, please call the emergency number indicated in this voucher.
  • If the details do not correspond with the reservation, please contact your agency immediately.
  • Child car seats and boosters are not included unless specified in your booking and can carry an extra cost. Should you need to book them, please contact your point of sale prior to travelling.
  • In the event of a delay on your flight or a problem with customs or luggage, please call the emergency number in order to advise of the delay and take the necessary steps.

Waiting time

  • No waiting time for the customer
  • Maximum supplier waiting time: 75 minutes (Domestic),75 minutes (International)
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Terms & Conditions

Rate is based on two guests in a Double Deluxe room for travel 5th - 9th December 2021. All bookings are subject to availability. Minimum nights stay may apply. Other travel periods may be available. Some block out dates may apply. Rates may alter depending upon the dates requested and surcharges if applicable. Bookings are non-refundable once paid.  Any changes will incur £50 admin fee plus any hotel charges. Final booking confirmation only provided once payment has been processed. Non-refundable. Contact our travel team for more details. Our holiday Centre reserves the right to withdraw this promotion without notice at any time. Pricing correct as at 29th July 2021