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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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Florence, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.
  • Private walking tour of Florence with a guide to point out major landmarks
  • Walk through the heart of the medieval city and the cathedral complex
  • Discover San Lorenzo, Florence Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio
  • Guide caters commentary and itinerary to your personal interests
Local professional Guide at your side
Earphones for groups of more than 9 participants
Hotel pickup in Florence (if centrally located)
Gratuities
Entrance tickets
Drop off at the Hotel in Florence
Everything not mentioned as Included

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at the Hotel in Florence if centrally located
Starting Time: Morning Option at 09.30 am - Afternoon Option at 02.30 pm
The tour ends in Florence city center

Your tour will begin with pickup at your hotel in Florence, accompanied by your own private guide. Relish the personalized attention during your walking tour of the city center where you’ll first admire the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family.

Stroll to the Piazza del Duomo for a glimpse of the cathedral and the Brunelleschi Dome along with Giotto’s Bell Tower and Saint John’s Baptistery with its Gates of Paradise.

Further on, you will reach the bustling Piazza della Signoria. Soak up the famous square’s open-air sculptures, the towering Palazzo Vecchio, and the activity from the area’s shops and restaurants. Nearby is the prominent Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s most significant museums.

Upon reaching the Mercato del Porcellino, your guide points out the Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market) and its bronze fountain of a wild boar, called Little Pig.

Continue with a walk across the famed Ponte Vecchio, stretching over the scenic Arno River. This medieval bridge was initially occupied by butchers, but now hosts a wide array of jewelry shops and art dealers. Your walking tour concludes at the Pitti Palace from where you can continue exploring on your own.

As this is a private tour, your guide can highlight any special interests (architecture, art, history, literature) as you go. Please list your requests at the time of booking. Please note that the order of the visits may change.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Lorenzo
Start the most complete and thrilling guided walking tour: you will visit the lively Central market zone, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls, where the Medici Chapels, and Basilica di S. Lorenzo, the church of Medici’s Family, are located.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
In a short time, you can reach Piazza del Duomo,
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
where you can admire the Cathedral and its Dome by Brunelleschi,
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Campanile di Giotto
Giotto’s Bell Tower
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Battistero di San Giovanni
and Saint John’s Baptistery with its Gates of Paradise.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museo Casa di Dante
The private tour continues then, by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find the Palazzo del Bargello
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Piazza della Signoria
and a few steps away, you will reach Piazza della Signoria, a great “open-air sculpture museum”, overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Next to it you find the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museum all over the world.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mercato del Porcellino
Your expert Guide will be glad to escort you to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw market), where the famous Piglet Fountain is located.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ponte Vecchio
You walk along the street that leads to Ponte Vecchio, the “jewels bridge”.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Palazzo Pitti
By crossing the bridge, you will finally reach the wonderful Pitti Palace, where your private tour ends.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour.

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Excellent tour and guide
Voyager04157173084
, Jul 2019
Gabriele, our tour guide was a pleasure to be with witty, affable and very knowledgeable. He made this tour excellent for myself and my wife
star-5
Fantastic guide
13sue53
, Jun 2019
We had a private walking tour, our guide was very informative and knew her Florence history very well. A great start to our stay and we have since found ourselves very much at ease.
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Worth it.
Kevin S
, Jun 2019
Gabriel was fun, engaging, and full of information. He was careful to not overtax our family group. I would go again.
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Great Tour With Ilaria
Henri M
, Sep 2018
We were on our 5th trip to Florence and learned more from Ilaria in just a few hours than all previous trips combined. Best walking tour in Florence is with Ilaria Lucaccioni. She was extremely knowledgeable on both historical and political info as she was on artistic and architectural information. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire group. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence
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Excellent tour!!! Enough cultural...
meilai22
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour!!! Enough cultural information for the short trip. I would advise choosing a smaller group tour if possible. Guide was fun.
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We were met by the guide, Valentina...
ILLYA Y
, May 2017
We were met by the guide, Valentina, outside our centrally-located apartment. She was very friendly and down-to-earth. We began by casually strolling through the streets and some famous plazas, and Valentina casually discussed architecture and history. She touched on topics like the Medici family, the importance of the religious structures, and the various pre- and post-Renaissance art styles and techniques. Overall, it felt like having a good friend who was a local give us a tour of her city which for us was perfect. Valentina was definitely highly expert as sometimes she went into details which, frankly, went a little over our heads but she always made sure to ask us if we could relate or understand what she talked about before continuing. We learned a lot from her, and even stopped by a cafe for a quick coffee during the tour. She was also kind to recommend some restaurants and gelato, and extend her contact information should we have and questions or need any help for the remainder of our time in Firezne. Thanks, Valentina!
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We asked for a history-focused tour...
Michael K
, Oct 2016
We asked for a history-focused tour and could not have been happier with our guide, Laura. It was an enriching and very enjoyable experience. I would recommend Laura very highly.
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Great tour made that much better by...
mike
, Aug 2016
Great tour made that much better by Gabrielour guidewho added to the experience by giving us lots of info about the things we were seeing but in a relaxed and non hurried way.
star-4
Gabriel was a great tour guide. We...
jhier
, Jul 2016
Gabriel was a great tour guide. We had only a few hours in Florence and he packed lots into our 3 hour tour. Not only was he knowledgeable about Florence, everyone seemed to know him - obviously a fixture in the town. Our goal was to see as much of Florence as we could in 3 hours and Gabriel really delivered.
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Laura was fantastic! She was so...
tracschwag
, Nov 2015
Laura was fantastic! She was so informative and we were really able to get a good overview of Florence.

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