Florence Tours

Florence & David

My best selling tour for over 15 years! The Florence & David tour lasts 3 hours and begins at the Academy of Fine Arts to see the most famous statue in the world: Michelangelo’s original David.  The tour continues with a stroll across the Renaissance city of Florence covering the Duomo, Baptistry, Doors of Paradise, Brunelleschi’s dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio & Ponte Vecchio (all external).  Dots are connected and anecdotes are given throughout the 3 hours employing the Socratic Method so everyone stays involved and does not feel overwhelmed with the history shared.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting place: directly in front of the RESERVED door on Via Ricasoli 58
  • Meeting time: 9:10am or 1:00pm
  • Max group size: semi private 12 people total or 100% private upon request
  • Tickets: all necessary skip the line tickets are INCLUDED
  • Dress code: no specific dress code required

COSTS

  1. All costs below INCLUDE SKIP THE LINE tickets
  2. If you’d like this tour 100% private please add a flat fee of EURO €400, otherwise the tour can have a maximum of 12 people
  3. Cost for 2 people is Euro 400
  4. Add an additional Euro 100 for each additional person in your party
  5. Groups of 12 or more people automatically pay the 100% private fee of Euro 400

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

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Grand Tour

The Grand Tour lasts 4 and a half hours and begins at the Academy of Fine Arts to see the most famous statue in the world: Michelangelo’s original David.  The tour continues with a stroll across the Renaissance city of Florence covering the Duomo, Baptistry, Doors of Paradise, Brunelleschi’s dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio & Ponte Vecchio (all external).

The last 90 minutes of the tour will be in the Uffizi Gallery covering the world famous Renaissance paintings including Giotto’s Madonna & Child, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and La Primavera, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Baptism of Christ as well as Michelangelo’s Holy Family.

Dots are connected and anecdotes are given throughout tour employing the Socratic Method so everyone stays involved and does not feel overwhelmed with the history shared.

  • Tour length: 4 and a half hours
  • Meeting place: directly in front of the RESERVED door on Via Ricasoli 58
  • Meeting time: 9:10am or 1:00pm
  • Max group size: semi private 12 people total or 100% private upon request
  • Tickets: all necessary skip the line tickets are INCLUDED for BOTH museums
  • Dress code: no specific dress code required

COSTS

  1. All costs below INCLUDE SKIP THE LINE tickets to BOTH MUSEUMS (Academy of Fine Arts & Uffizi Gallery)
  2. If you’d like this tour 100% private please add a flat fee of EURO €400, otherwise the tour can have a maximum of 12 people
  3. Cost for 2 people is Euro 600
  4. Add an additional Euro 120 for each additional person in your party
  5. Groups of 12 or more people automatically pay the 100% private fee of Euro 400

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

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Marvellous Mondays
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 begins in front of the Church of San Lorenzo, continues to the Medici Palace courtyard as well as inside the Duomo Museum to see Michelangelo’s last Pieta, Donatello’s Mary Magdalene & the original Doors of Paradise. The tour will continue in Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Courtyard & conclude by the Ponte Vecchio.
  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting place: directly in front of the center doors of the Church of San Lorenzo
  • Meeting time: 9:10am or 1:00pm
  • Max group size: semi private 12 people total or 100% private upon request
  • Tickets: all necessary skip the line tickets are INCLUDED to the Duomo Museum
  • Dress code: no specific dress code required

COSTS

  1. All costs below INCLUDE SKIP THE LINE tickets to the Duomo Museum
  2. If you’d like this tour 100% private please add a flat fee of EURO €400, otherwise the tour can have a maximum of 12 people
  3. Cost for 2 people is Euro 400
  4. Add an additional Euro 100 for each additional person in your party
  5. Groups of 12 or more people automatically pay the 100% private fee of Euro 400

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Dress code: no dress code
  • 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

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Arno Boat Tour

This special experience on a private boat called “Il Barchetto” being pushed by a “Renaiolo” is a unique way to see Florence from “below”.  This rare opportunity to flow under the Ponte Vecchio and by the Salvatore Ferragamo world headquarters called Palazzo Spini-Feroni built in 1289 is an exceptional treat for anyone! 

  • Tour length: 45 minutes
  • Meeting place: at the only statue in Piazza Mentana
  • Meeting time: we’ll establish this together
  • Max group size: 100% private only to your party
  • Dress code: no flip flops please

COSTS

  1. This tour is only offered 100% private
  2. Cost for 2 people is Euro 400
  3. Add an additional Euro 100 for each additional person in your party

Details

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

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Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery tour focuses on the world famous paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, then Mannerism and end with Baroque.  Starting with the late Middle Ages Giotto’s Madonna & Child, we’ll see and understand the way which painters progressed into the Low Renaissance with Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and La Primavera.  We’ll dive into why and how the High Renaissance painters like Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo were able to develop their individual style and end the tour with Caravaggio’s Baroque “on-the-edge” lifestyle revealed in his art.

Dots are connected, stories are told and anecdotes are given throughout the tour employing the Socratic Method so everyone stays involved and has an easier time digesting all the art-history shared.

  • Tour length: 2 and a half hours
  • Meeting place: at the only statue of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Uffizi courtyard
  • Meeting time: 8:15am or 1:00pm
  • Max group size: this tour is only offered privately
  • Tickets: all necessary skip the line tickets are INCLUDED

COSTS

  1. This tour is only offered 100% private
  2. All costs below INCLUDE SKIP THE LINE tickets
  3. Cost for 2 people is Euro 800
  4. Add an additional Euro 100 for each additional person in your party

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

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