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I personally do ALL the 9:10am semi-private Florence tours & all private tours.

For a 100% private tour please apply the additional fee mentioned under “Cost”.

All tickets & reservations to skip-the-line are INCLUDED in the cost of the tour.

The semi-private Michelangelo Tours are done by my team of guides.

Florence & David Tour

My best selling tour for over 10 years! The tour begins by skipping-the-line at the Academy of Fine Arts to see the most famous statue of the world: Michelangelo’s original David.  We’ll proceed to walk the city while learning about the main sites such as the Duomo, Baptistry, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari’s Corridor, Uffizi Courtyard & the Ponte Vecchio.  All sites mentioned will be seen externally except for the Academy of Fine Arts.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: in front of the RESERVED door of the Academy of Fine Arts on Via Ricasoli
  • Meeting time: 9:10am & 12:45
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Max semi-private group size: 12 people

Cost

  • All costs mentioned below INCLUDE tickets and reservations to skip-the-line
  • Cost for a semi-private tour (up to 12 people):
    • 2 people = Euro 340
    • 3 people = Euro 380                          
    • 4 people = Euro 420              
    • 5 people = Euro 460               
    • 6 people = Euro 500                
    • 7 people = Euro 540                 
    • 8 people = Euro 580               
    • 9 people = Euro 620
    • 10 people = Euro 660
    • 11 people = Euro 700
    • 12 people = Euro 740 + Euro 350 tour becomes 100% private
    • 13 people = Euro 1,090
    • 14 people =  Euro 1,130        
    • from 15 to 25 people keep adding Euro 40 per person
    • groups of 26 or more please email me for a customized quote
  • This tour can become 100% private for groups under 12 by additing Euro 350 to the costs mentioned above
  • Groups of 12 or more automatically pay the additional fee of Euro 350 because the tour becomes automatically 100% private

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • There is no dress code requirement for this tour
  • Although all necessary reservations in order to skip-the-line are made, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Picture of meeting point

academy-meeting-point

Grand Tour

The tour begins by skipping-the-line at the Academy of Fine Arts to see the most famous statue of the world: Michelangelo’s original David.  We’ll proceed to walk the city while learning about the main sites such as the Duomo, Baptistry, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari’s Corridor, Uffizi Courtyard, the Ponte Vecchio and end with a 90 min tour of the Uffizi Gallery.  

While in the Uffizi Gallery we’ll see the most famous paitings of the Renaissance including Giotto’s Madonna & Child, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus & Leonardo Da Vinci’s Baptism of Christ.  All sites mentioned will be seen externally except for the Academy of Fine Arts &  the Uffizi Galley.

  • Tour length: 4.5 hours
  • Meeting point: in front of the RESERVED door of the Academy of Fine Arts on Via Ricasoli
  • Meeting time: 9:10am & 12:45
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Max semi-private group size: 12 people

Cost

  • All costs mentioned below INCLUDE tickets and reservations to skip-the-line to BOTH museums (Academy of Fine Arts & Uffizi Gallery)
  • Cost for a semi-private tour (up to 12 people):
    • 2 people = Euro 530
    • 3 people = Euro 610                          
    • 4 people = Euro 690              
    • 5 people = Euro 770               
    • 6 people = Euro 850                
    • 7 people = Euro 930                 
    • 8 people = Euro 1,010               
    • 9 people = Euro 1,090
    • 10 people = Euro 1,170
    • 11 people = Euro 1,250
    • 12 people = Euro 1,330 + Euro 350 tour becomes 100% private
    • 13 people = Euro 1,760
    • 14 people =  Euro 1,840        
    • from 15 to 25 people keep adding Euro 80 per person
    • groups of 26 or more please email me for a customized quote
  • This tour can become 100% private for groups under 12 by additing Euro 350 to the costs mentioned above
  • Groups of 12 or more automatically pay the additional fee of Euro 350 because the tour becomes automatically 100% private

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • There is no dress code requirement for this tour
  • Although all necessary reservations in order to skip-the-line are made, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Picture of meeting point

academy-meeting-point

Michelangelo Tour

This tour covers many of Michelangelo’s masterpieces in 3 various museums in Florence.  It begins at the Bargello Museum to see the Tondo Pitti (one of the best examples of “non-finito” in the world) as well as Bacchus, Brutus & David-Apollo.  

The tour continues through the off-the-beaten-path streets of Florence passing the Duomo, location where David was supposed to be placed, but wasn’t.   You’ll also learn about Michelangelo’s temperamental and complex character as you approach the Church of San Lorenzo.  Its unfinished façade, which Michelangelo was supposed to complete for the Medici’s remained as is and becomes one of his biggest disappointments.

The next museum is the Medici Chapel, paid for by Pope Leo X (the first Medici Pope) and still houses a collection of 7 Michelangelo statues dedicated to 4 Medici members.   You’ll continue by seeing Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, where Michelangelo lived from the age of 14 to 17 alongside his first patron Lawrence “the Magnificent”.

The tour will conclude in the Academy of Fine Arts (so you may stay longer if you’d like) where you’ll see 4 “Prisoners” or at times called “Slaves” made for the tomb of Pope Julius II as well as the statue of St. Matthew & end with the most famous statue in the world: David! 

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: in front of the Bargello Museum on Via Proconsolo 4
  • Meeting time: 9:00am
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Max semi-private group size: 12 people
  • This tour is offered from Tuesday to Saturday ONLY

Cost

  • All costs mentioned below INCLUDE tickets and reservations to skip-the-line
  • Cost for a semi-private tour (up to 12 people):
    • 2 people = Euro 340
    • 3 people = Euro 380                          
    • 4 people = Euro 420              
    • 5 people = Euro 460               
    • 6 people = Euro 500                
    • 7 people = Euro 540                 
    • 8 people = Euro 580               
    • 9 people = Euro 620
    • 10 people = Euro 660
    • 11 people = Euro 700
    • 12 people = Euro 740 + Euro 350 tour becomes 100% private
    • 13 people = Euro 1,090
    • 14 people =  Euro 1,130        
    • from 15 to 25 people keep adding Euro 40 per person
    • groups of 26 or more please email me for a customized quote
  • This tour can become 100% private for groups under 12 by additing Euro 350 to the costs mentioned above
  • Groups of 12 or more automatically pay the additional fee of Euro 350 because the tour becomes automatically 100% private

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Tours run from Tuesday to Saturday only
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees MUST NOT show.  Tuscan Tour Guide will not refund any amount if your entrance is denied
  • Although all necessary reservations in order to skip-the-line are made, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Picture of meeting point

Arno River Private Boat Tour

Enjoy the most relaxing, safe and unique experience by seeing Florence where most people cannot go!  This 45 minute tour on the Arno River with a local tour guide takes place in a Barchetto, the traditional Florentine wooden boat and is rowed by a “renaiolo” who is typical Florentine.  The boat is rowed as a Gondolier does in Venice with a long oar so the experience is calm & low-key.

The experience is enhanced with our complimentary bottle of Prosecco (kids get a soft drink) while seeing and listening to stories about Vasari’s Corridor, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ferragamo world headquarters called Palazzo Spini Feroni and the bridges including the Ponte Vecchio.

There are 2 size Barchetti: a 12 seater and a 24 seater

This tour is only offered from May 1 to October 31.

  • Tour legth: 45 min in boat
  • Meeting point: in front of the only statue in Piazza Mentana
  • Meeting time: we’ll establish this together
  • Tickets:  all necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Max private group size: 24 people

Cost

  • This tour is 100% private
  • The costs mentioned below INCLUDE tickets to the Arno Boat Tour and a bottle of Prosecco for adults and soft drink for kids under 18
  • Cost for a semi-private tour (up to 12 people):
    • 2 people = Euro 250
    • 3 people = Euro 270                          
    • 4 people = Euro 290              
    • 5 people = Euro 310               
    • 6 people = Euro 330                
    • 7 people = Euro 350                 
    • 8 people = Euro 370               
    • 9 people = Euro 390
    • 10 people = Euro 410
    • 11 people = Euro 430
    • 12 people = Euro 450
    • for groups of 13 or more please email me for a customized quote 

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • NO FLIP FLOPS are allowed on this tour

Picture of meeting point

Uffizi Gallery Tour

This in-depth tour of the Uffizi Gallery and will cover the most famous paintings in chronological order from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance and more. We’ll enjoy paintings that changed European history, from Giotto’s Madonna & Child, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Michelangelo’s Holy Family or sometimes called Tondo Doni, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Baptism of Christ as well as Caravaggio’s Medusa.

We will discuss why the paintings were made, where they were originally placed and what techniques were used in order to have them last over 700 years!

  • Tour legth: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: in front of the statue of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Uffizi Courtyard
  • Meeting time: we’ll decide this together
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Tour group size: this tour is only offered as a 100% private tour

Cost

  • All costs mentioned below INCLUDE tickets and reservations to skip-the-line to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Private tour costs:
    • 2 people = Euro 690
    • 3 people = Euro 730                          
    • 4 people = Euro 770              
    • 5 people = Euro 820               
    • 6 people = Euro 860                
    • 7 people = Euro 900                 
    • 8 people = Euro 940               
    • 9 people = Euro 980
    • 10 people = Euro 1020
    • groups of 11 or more please email me for a customized quote

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • There is no dress code requirement for this tour
  • Although all necessary reservations in order to skip-the-line are made, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Picture of meeting point

uffizi-tour-meeting-point

Marvelous Mondays Tour

This tour covers some of the best hidden treasures that unfortunately most travelers don’t see during their stay in Florence.  All State-run museums are closed on Mondays which explains why this tour runs only on Monday mornings.

The tour covers the exterior of the Church of San Lorenzo, the Medici Palace’s courtyard followed by the Duomo (internal & external) as well as the underground called Santa Reparata.  This was one of the first churches built in Florence during the late Roman Empire.  The tour will continue with Palazzo Davanzati (inside only on the second & fourth Monday of the month), Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio with inner courtyard, Uffizi Courtyard & Ponte Vecchio.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: in front of the center door of the Church of San Lorenzo
  • Meeting time: 9:10am
  • Tickets: all necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Max semi-private group size: 12 people

Cost

  • All costs mentioned below INCLUDE tickets and reservations to skip-the-line to BOTH museums Santa Reparata & Palazzo Davanzati
  • Cost for a semi-private tour (up to 12 people):
    • 2 people = Euro 340
    • 3 people = Euro 380                          
    • 4 people = Euro 420              
    • 5 people = Euro 460               
    • 6 people = Euro 500                
    • 7 people = Euro 540                 
    • 8 people = Euro 580               
    • 9 people = Euro 620
    • 10 people = Euro 660
    • 11 people = Euro 700
    • 12 people = Euro 740 + Euro 350 tour becomes 100% private
    • 13 people = Euro 1,090
    • 14 people =  Euro 1,130        
    • from 15 to 25 people keep adding Euro 40 per person
    • groups of 26 or more please email me for a customized quote
  • This tour can become 100% private for groups under 12 by additing Euro 350 to the costs mentioned above
  • Groups of 12 or more automatically pay the additional fee of Euro 350 because the tour becomes automatically 100% private

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees MUST NOT show because you’ll be visiting a few religious sites. Tuscan Tour Guide will not refund any amount if your entrance is denied
  • Although all necessary reservations in order to skip-the-line are made, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Picture of meeting point

marvelous-mondays-meeting-point

Florence restaurants in no particular order:

  • Perseus – Viale Don Minzoni 10red, tel: 055.588.226
  • FrancescoVini – Borgo dei Greci 7, tel:055.218.737
  • Quattro Leoni – Via dei Vellutini 1red, tel:055.218.562
  • Buca Mario – Piazza degli Ottaviani 16red, tel:055.214.179
  • Cinghiale Bianco – Borgo San Jacopo 43red, tel:055.215.706
  • Conquinarius – Via dell’Oche 11red, tel: 055.230.2153

Florence hotels in no particular order:

  • 1865 Residenza D’epoca
  • Il Guelfo Bianco
  • NH porta Rossa
  • Hotel Davanzati
  • Hotel number 9