Florence is an open-air museum: walking through the small streets of the Medieval city, more often than you think, suddenly a large square opens in front of you showing a wonder of history and architecture, a statue, a fountain and so on. Unlike other historical cities, Florence has a very small city center, where all the attractions are concentrated. a Florence private Walking Tour is the best tour to start your visit to Florence. There is one thing you can’t miss: Michelangelo’s David, inside the Accademia Gallery; with Florence Walking Tour you will satisfy your curiosities about the huge statue.
Florence Walking Tour tour starts in Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the Gothic Basilica. We will speak about the facade of the church and the various destinations of the square, moving on to Borgo de Greci, a small street where you will be surprised to know that you are walking in an ancient Roman amphitheater, where gladiators fought for their life and Christians were tortured. After admiring the place where Leonardo da Vinci painted his famous Mona Lisa, we will move to Piazza Della Signoria, the political center of Florence, filed with huge statues made to celebrate the Medici family. You will see Palazzo Vecchio, the Duke’s Palace but also the place where illustrious citizens, including a Medici, were imprisoned, where the Archbishop of Pisa was left hanging and where Savonarola was burned at stake.
The tour approaches the Uffizi building and Ponte Vecchio, the ancient bridge on the river Arno, filled with jewelries and crossed by the private passage of the Medici: the Vasari Corridor. You will see the damage Florence suffered during World War II before getting to the Loggia del Porcellino and to the church of Orsanmichele, a place dense with history where art, religion, money and power are inextricably connected. We will visit Piazza Della Repubblica, the ancient heart of Florence, to follow up with the Duomo complex, the religious center of the city, admiring wonders like Giotto’s Bell Tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome and entering the huge church to see the largest fresco ever made.
In the final stage of the tour, we will visit the Accademia Gallery, to see Michelangelo’s David, talking about the symbology of the statue and where it connects to the history of Florence.
- Basilica di Santa Croce
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Uffizi building
- Ponte Vecchio
- Loggia del Porcellino
- Piazza Della Repubblica
- Baptistery of San Giovanni
- Michelangelo’s David
|Pricing||Private tour – starts from €42.50/person and varies based on the number of participants|
|Pick-up||Florence – via Magliabechi 16 (hotel pick-up available for selected hotels)|
|Drop-off||Florence – Accademia Gallery|
|We schedule the tour upon request.
Based on the opening days/hours of the venues involved, we can provide the tour from Tuesday to Sunday (on Sunday mornings, access to the Cathedral is restricted. A detailed description will be provided from outside).
|The tour involves some walking, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes|
|The Duomo, as any other church in Florence, requires tourists to be appropriately dressed. Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered|
|ID document is required to obtain ticket price reductions for children. This is mandatory (a photocopy is accepted)|
|Accademia Gallery is one of the most visited museum in Florence. Tickets need to be reserved in advance, we take care to reserve your skip-the-line tickets (at no additional fee).|
|Even with skip-the-line tickets, security checks can delay the entrance to the museum.|
How is our Florence private Walking Tour different?
First of all, it’s a private Florence Walking Tour. You won’t join any large or small group of tourists, it’s meant for you, your family and/or your friends. The Florence Tour Guide will be at your service for the duration of the tour, assisting you in buying skip the line tickets for the Accademia and explaining you whatever you want to know.
A classic tour… but different
Our Florence Walking Tour is not a rush through the highlights of the city, which is what most agencies and tour operators offer. If you want to check boxes on your list of attractions to mean “done”, probably this is not for you. We provide insider information, explain in detail the history of the buildings and we are available for any deviation from the standard path, not only to see different things but also to do different things; why not eat an ice cream, for example?
Is our Florence Walking Tour expensive for you? Any agency will price a private 3 hours Florence Walking Tour no less than € 400. Here you can hire directly a local genuine Florence Tour Guide, so you save any agency or middlemen fees, which means paying up to 60% less. The tour is certainly expensive if you travel alone, but it’s as low as € 56/person for a family of five, and if you travel with another family of friends, it gets even lower: much less than any 3-hour Florence Day Tour offered online and much better than any shared group tour.
Don’t Delay: Pre-Book A private Tour And See All The Highlights Of Florence
When booking a holiday, it is always a good idea to ensure that you have secured your accommodation and your flights. To this to do list, you can definitely add: booking a private guided tour. We provide superb private tours of Florence. Our tours are very popular so make sure to pre-book your tours as soon as possible so that you can enjoy this unmissable experience.
The highlights of Florence
It would be hard to find a city that is more packed with art and culture than Florence. From the majestic Duomo cathedral to the beautiful Uffizi gallery, and from the elegant and very romantic Ponte Vecchio to the Renaissance splendour of the very streets themselves, it seems that wherever you turn there are amazing buildings, galleries and statues to discover. But, in Florence, it is important to know where to look. Without a guide to show you where the main highlights are – and to reveal some of the city’s hidden gems too – you might find yourself blithely walking past sites of immense cultural and historical interest without even realising what they are. In short, the very best way to see all of the highlights of Florence is most certainly with a guide.
Why book a tour with us? Because we get you to all of the best places!
One key reason to book one of our tours is that we ensure that you get the full Florence experience, seeing all of the main buildings and points of interest that there are to see and getting inside cathedrals, galleries and more. After a tour with us, you will feel like you have really got to know the city in a way that you quite simply could not were you walking around Florence by yourself? So, what will you see with our walking tours of Florence Italy?
With our private walking tours we take you right into the heart of the city and make sure that you do not miss any of the highlights of Florence. Key highlights that you get to see on our walking tours include the Duomo (and here, we actually take you inside the cathedral itself; the cost of this visit is included in the cost of the tour overall) , the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio to name but a few! This standard Florence private tour takes three hours, but you will also see the famous Accademia Gallery. The Accademia is a real heaven of wonderful works of art and a place that you will remember for the rest of your life. For example, here you can see Michelangelo’s original sculpture of David. To make things even easier for you, we include queue jump tickets to the Accademia in the cost of your three hour tour. So there will be no waiting around: you can go straight from highlight to highlight!
A private walking tour of Florence with exceptional prices
Another reason why choosing us as your Florence walking tour company is a good idea is that we offer excellent prices. Our private tours of Florence are ideal for groups of families or small art groups who want to see the city’s main cultural and historical attractions.
These prices are even more attractive when you consider all of the things that they encompass such as a tour inside the Duomo and a skip the queue ticket to the world famous Accademia. With our tours, for example, you find yourself paying just € 60 per hour – a truly budget friendly option. So why not snap up some tickets right now?
We manage to keep our prices so low because we make sure that the only place that tourists can buy their tours is through us. We will never let agencies or other middle men over inflate our prices. We are dedicated to keeping them consistently low all through the year.
The benefits of our private tours
Here, it is worth saying a word or two about why it is preferable to choose our tours, which are private, compared to other tours – which typically have maximum group sizes of around 25 in Florence. The private Florence tours that we offer make touring a much more enjoyable experience, as you get a much more personalised tour. Private tours are more intimate and they also make it easier for you to ask questions and discuss things with the guide.
Our excellent guides make our tours stand out from the crowd
Our guides have to be one of the biggest selling points of our tours. They are all full licensed Florentine locals and all of them have had to study hard in order to pass an exam in local history and culture in order to be accepted to work for us. In fluent English, our guides bring the tour to life with their local knowledge and their ability to relate all of the attractions that you visit to the history and culture of Florence. For example, our guides will explain the intriguing lives of the powerful Medicis, and also tell you funny anecdotes and curious tales about the churches, palaces and other buildings that you will pass on the streets of Florence. If you opt to enter the Accademia, moreover, your guide will explain to you how this statue relates to the biography of Michelangelo and also reveal some hidden meanings of both David and some of the other statues.
Regular tours, to suit your schedule
We operate very regular tours, so you are sure to be able to book one that fits in perfectly for your schedule for your time in Florence. We want you to be able to enhance your holiday by learning more about this wonderful city, so we offer tours on a frequent basis. These tours are very popular, though, as we have already mentioned – so it is highly advisable to book yourself a tour as soon as you can.
Why wait any longer? Pre book your tour today!
As you can see from the above, there are so many reasons to book a tour with us. Our guides are second to none, our prices are brilliantly competitive and the number of attractions that you will get to see is breathtaking. Add to that queue jump tickets and smaller group sizes than other walking tours in Florence and you have the recipe for a perfect afternoon out. Pre booking now will ensure that you have our private tours to look forward to when you arrive in Italy.
Booking your tour is so easy!
We have made it very simple to make a booking with us – it really does just take a few moments to wrap up that order and secure your spot for one of the most memorable walking tours of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to our booking widget, select the date and time that you want to start and make a booking. Then you can sit back and relax – or perhaps dust off those walking shoes in readiness for your tour.
Uffizi Gallery tour
Florence in a day
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