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Florence in a Day

Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Aprox 6hrs 30min (incl. lunch break)
  • Start Time: 8:30 AM

Tour Highlights

  • The perfect way to see Florence in a day; exploring the most famous sights of the city plus those hidden nooks & crannies that make it so special. With the help of our friendly local guides you won’t just see Florence, you’ll truly appreciate it.

  • You’ll visit Florence Accademia to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’; the Uffizi Gallery for works by da Vinci, Raphael & Boticelli; explore Florence Duomo with its stunning dome; and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city.

  • We’ve arranged express access and pre-reserved tickets at all the sites. And with group sizes of 15 or fewer, guaranteed that you have a relaxing, engaging day.
Michelangelo's 'David' A replica of Michelangelo's David Piazza della Signoria The dome, Florence Duomo Inside Florence Duomo Interior dome of Florence Duomo The fa Baptistery Doors, Florence Duomo Private guide on Florence private tour Courtyard of Uffizi Gallery Brith of Venus' by Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery Self portrait by Raphael, Uffizi Gallery Outdoor art at Piazza della Signoria Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Ponte Vecchio bridge, Florence Ponte Vecchio, Florence

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

Florence Duomo

EXPLORE THE TOP TWO SIGHTS OF FLORENCE – THE ACCADEMIA & DUOMO

Your full-day Florence tour starts with a bang at the Accademia Gallery. Here you’ll meet the city’s most famous resident – Michelangelo’s ‘David’, whose beauty and size must be seen to be believed. With your expert guide you’ll learn about the mysterious man who created this sculpture (perhaps the world’s most famous!), getting a glimpse into his methods with a visit to the unfinished ‘Slaves’. Emerging from crude lumps of marble, they give some idea of just how talented Michelangelo really was.

It’s another feat of craftsmanship next, with a visit to Florence Duomo. Enter with your guide to admire the world’s largest dome ever made from brick – whose construction required the architect Brunelleschi to reach back in time to discover a building method adequate to support its weight.

With skip the line access at both of these busy sites, we won’t waste time standing around. Instead, we’ll make the most of every minute we have together.

Piazza della Signora, visited on our Florence tours

STROLL PICTURESQUE STREETS AND PIAZZAS TO EXPERIENCE THE LIFE & SOUL OF FLORENCE

Our adventure has only just begun though. After visiting the incredible gold doors of the Duomo Baptistery and hearing the story behind their creation, you’ll take to the streets of Florence to admire its outdoor artworks, piazzas, bridges and pretty side streets. As you walk your guide will bring the streets to life with stories from Florence’s checkered past – from the notorious Medici family to feudal battles, self- defense in Medieval Florence, philandering kings and Renaissance masters.

You’ll visit such famous sights as the Palazzo Vecchio; discover beautiful outdoor sculptures at Piazza della Signoria; hear how the old Roman forum became the Jewish ghetto at Piazza della Repubblica; and learn what all those characters sculpted along the walls of Orsanmichele Church really mean.

'The Birth of Venus' in Florence Uffizi Gallery

DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF ART AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST AND BEST ART GALLERIES.

We’ll give you a break for lunch to fuel up before our next adventure – you’re going to need it. Your guide will point you in the direction of some of their favorite local spots so you can try some real Florentine food while you’re in town (feel free to ask questions like this throughout your Florence tour – it’s one of the greatest benefits of spending the day with a local!) Then it’s on to the Uffizi Gallery, where we’ve pre- reserved your express entrance tickets.

Organized chronologically, the Uffizi collection offers a rare opportunity to watch art develop through the ages. Led by an expert local guide, you’ll walk through the ages, from early artworks to the Renaissance masterpieces of Raphael, da Vinci and (perhaps the gallery's most famous work), Boticelli’s ‘Primavera’ and ‘Birth of Venus’. You’ll see the details in each work that signal changes in how masters painted, and finally understand why the Renaissance was such a big deal.

Your Uffizi tour ends inside the Museum, leaving you with the option to stay inside for longer and discover more of the gallery on your own, using the tips and tricks you’ve learned from your guide.

With small group sizes of only 15 people or fewer throughout, you’ll find that, despite taking on the mammoth task of seeing Florence in a day, your tour will be relaxed and easy-going, your guide easy to hear and engage with. Because, if you ask us, it’s not enough to just see Florence, your visit will be wasted if you leave without truly appreciating it for its world-class art, fascinating history and stunning architecture.

Sites visited

  • Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia
  • Florence’s famous Duomo
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • The Uffizi Gallery
  • The Baptistery Doors (including the Gates of Paradise)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (from the outside)
  • Piazza della Repubblica - once the Roman Forum
  • Mercato Nuovo - Florentine leather market
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Il Porcellino
  • Vasari Corridor (from outside)
  • Loggia dei Lanzi - an open-air sculpture gallery

Included

  • Skip the Line access to Florence Duomo
  • Skip the Line tickets for the Accademia
  • Skip the Line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
  • Small groups of 15 or fewer
  • Headsets when needed
  • Expert local tour guide

Reviews

5-stars from over 321 Customer Reviews

Our guide was wonderful!
Charles was fabulous. He made the start of our trip to Italy fantastic. His knowledge of Florence and its history was over the top. We wanted him to continue and go on and on.
Can't thank Teresa enough for the wonderful day.
Amazing guides and the best way to cover the attractions when ur short on time
Our guide was very knowledgeable - we enjoyed our tour
This was one of the best tours we've been on! Ishmael was an absolutely amazing guide who helped us appreciate the art and history of Florence.
Guilia was a real delight on the tour. Her joyful spirit kept us moving with keen attention as we explored the history and the arts of Florence. Bravo!
Angelo was not just informative, but made the city come alive with his narration and descriptions. AWESOME
Theresa was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful with restaurant and shopping recommendations. She was very educated as to the art, history and politics of the time. Truly enjoyed her tour!
Angelo was very informative and entertaining at the same time. I learned a great deal about Florence as a result.
Great!
The guide was very knowledgable, informative and seemed very passionate about the subjects seen on the tour
Klaas did a great job. He has a lot of knowledge and love for the arts. He was enthusiastic, and related well to each person on the tour. I give him a 5 out of 5! Patricia Wojcik.
The tour was great. Loved being able to see the highlights of each place all within one day.
Angelo was an excellent source of information and knowledge with a great mix of enthusiasm, humour and clarity.
Awesome
Probably the best tour I have ever done. Pauli was an exceptional guide and I learned more about Florence in seven hours than I would have done on my own in a month. Simply the best
Angelo was an excellent guide and we very much enjoyed this tour. The only thing I wish would have been included was going to the top of the Duomo.
We absolutely loved our tour with Ishmael! He possessed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the area, which made our experience of Florence so much richer!
Very knowledgable guide and answed any and all questions.
Our guide was awesome, very knowledgeable and also willing to share her boyfriend David with us.....ha ha. We had a great day, thanks Florence was one of favourite places, beautiful.
Spectacular tour from a passionate, articulate guide. We look forward to future tours.
Angelo is a great guide. We had a great time.
Angelo''s knowledge and expertise made for a wonderful day. He was thorough with his responses to questions,made everyone feel welcome. I would recommend this tour,especially if Angelo was the guide.
She was very good at .making th e t o ur interesting and in sharing her knowledge of the subjects in a way that was meaningful.
Loved all of the tours we did with Walks of Italy. We were disappointed that there was a limited date and selection for tours in Venice so we had to use a competitor company and they were not as good.
Fantastic tour. Klaas is great. We enjoyed very much and would definitely recommend.
Charles was extremely knowledgeable and gave up proper amount of time at each pertinent exhibit.
Bernardo was a fabulous guide! He is SO knowledgeable about the art and culture of Florence. His love in general for Florence was more than evident which only contributed to the overall fantastic experience my friend and I had during his tour!
Teresa was terrific. A long day but went smoothly and didn't feel rushed. She was very educated and informative on everything. Really great tour.
Passionate memorable guide
Loved the tour! Christina was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgable about the history of Florence. Will definitely book with this company again.
Ishmael was enlightening and entertaining. His knowledge is extensive. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Paolo was fun and very passionate about the information. Loved it!
Excellent all around
He did lose five of us though. His enthusiasm was amazing. He was very knowledgeable.
Giulia did a wonderful job guiding us around Florence. It was a long day, but she was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Very informative and master of the subject guide. Learned lots of things about art and Italian History.
Angelo was outstanding. We took 8 tours with your company over 3 weeks in Italy and he was far and away head and shoulders above the others in terms of knowledge, style, demeanor, etc.
Charles was excellent. Very knowledgeable of all we saw. He made it so interesting for us and delivered with a nice and easy style. Could not have wished for a better guide. Thank you again so much.
Angelo was amazing! We learned so much and appreciated the artwork and history of Florence to a much deeper level as a result of his wonderful tour! We would highly recommend this tour to other visitors to Florence !
Loved both guides joy of sharing information but keeping it fun.
Guide was very well informed and pasisonate about the subject. He explained the backforund and context of the sculptures/ painting in great detail and was very friendly. He even recommended us to places to get food and souvenirs and all. Great experience overall.
We really loved our tour. Our guide (Angelo) was excellent and provided a tremendous amount of information about the history, architecture and art of Florence in a way that kept us interested and engaged throughout the tour.
Angelo is awesome
Teresa was so passionate!! We loved her so much!!!!
Ishmael was our guide and was superb. His knowledge and passion for Florence was evident and he made the business of the Accademia and Uffizi disappear as he talked about the paintings and sculptors. He was charming throughout and gave us an excellent introduction to the city.
Best tour of the bunch. Angelo was so amazing.
We absolutely loved everything about this tour. Teresa was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and cared about every person in the group. It's 10/10 for us and thank you again to Teresa for such an awesome day. Worth every penny!
The tour was fantastic and the guide lovely and knowledgable. Highly recommend it.
Angelo was awesome!
Our guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgable, sweet and fun to spend the day with. I would definitely recommend booking this tour!
Charles was knowledgable, friendly and very informative. He had a knack for making you see the works of these legends thru the eyes of an educated veteran. I highly recommend this tour and be sure to request Charles.
All the tour guides on our trip were excellent but Theresa was the best! Truly outstanding!
We had a fantastic time and got to see the highlights of Florence as well as learn their history from our very well informed guide Giulia. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting Florence.
Beautiful tour and learned a lot from our tour guide!
Angelo was a wealth of knowledge. Having him explain to us the history and the details was amazing! We loved it!
Angelo was simply awesome and we give him a AAA+++/5 Star Tour rating. All the stories he shared along with his in depth historical knowledge put everything we saw in an amazing and more meaningful perspective. Bravo and thank you!!!
My family had an awesome time during our tour of Florence. Angelo is amazing! Thank you!!
Great tour!
I put positive feedback on tripadvisor. Taking a tour is the only way I would approach the Uffitzi. Charles was excellent. I would go with your company again
We loved that we had our own personal tour for our group of 8 people. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She had excellent people skills as well.
This tour was awesome, our guide Angelo was extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter and art history. He explained the art , architecture, and history and how they related to each other. He was the greatest, I highly recommend Angelo and Walks of Italy.
charles was great. informative and on schedule. we were very pleased as this was our first experience with walks of italy and would recommend to others.
Great tour thanks very much
All good, a very succint snapshot of the best art in Florence. Guides very knowledgable and enthusiastic - bringing David and the finest of the Uffizzi to life.
Ishmael was fantastic. We really enjoyed the entire tour and would highly recommend your company.
Very much enjoyed this tour.
Angelo was outstanding. His knowledge was unbelievable. Great tour; highly recommended
It was a long day but provided a great intro to the history & art of Florence. Our guide was fabulous - very knowledgeable & made it all very interesting.
Angelo was awesome!
Our guide was great. Very knowledgable about everything we saw. It was a warm day and she made sure that we stopped for water if anyone ran out. Highly recommend her to anyone taking the tour.
Giulia was lovely. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was a very hot day (not her fault) and I think some members of our group struggled a bit.
What a great way to experience much of what Florence has to offer. It was a lot to take in but definitely worth the time, effort and money. Our guide, Guilia was very knowledgeable and it was obvious she cared a great deal for her country, city and her guests.
Outstanding all in all. Our guide was intelligent, passionate, well-spoken, and met our needs with patience and humor. Excellent!
Loved the tour. Loved my guide. Learned so much
Charles was great and personable. He was very knowledgeable about history of Florence and made the tour fun for all. Thank you we will use your service again when returning to Italy and will recommend to our friends.
Our tour with Charles was magnificent! We are recommending it to everyone we know.
Teresa was magnificent While I was taking pictures , I had the earphone in my ear and listens. Feeling that I was always apart . And the storylines she told about the artist as people was with passion and top knowledge . That's why I wrote her / and you a high mark and 5 stars on Trip Advisor
Theresa was exceptional! My whole family enjoyed the day...definitely would recommend thanking this tour if in Florence.
Despite logistical issues, Angelo was terrific! Really great tour and he was 4 for 4 on his recommendations for lunch, dinner, gelato and a place for leather goods.
Angelo was incredibly knowledgable and his passion was contagious. Kudos to WOI and Angelo. Thank you.
Theresa clearly loved her job and the arts, was incredibly knowledgeable, and had a dramatic talking style that made it seem as if were were watching a stage play. She really brought it all to life. Very enjoyable.
I learned more history from "the Viking" than I ever did in school. What a cool dude :)
Angelo had an amazing amount of knowledge about the history and art of Florence and shared it in such a memorable way.
Both tours were excellent, we enjoyed them a great deal. No complaints whatsoever. Thanks for asking
Angelo surpassed our expectations! I would highly recommend a tour with him, anywhere, anytime!
Our guide Angelo was great! He was extremely informative and friendly, and he made the whole experience great!
Ishmael was a wonderful guide and we learned so much from him, not only about the David, the Duomo, and the art in the Uffizi, but about the history of Firenze as well. Wonderful tour!
Angelo was extremely knowledgeable about Florence. He was enthusiastic, affable, and willingly answered numerous questions. A good ambassador for your company.
Natalia was fantastic!
Ishmael was considerate, patient, and highly informative. Both my husband and I enjoyed the tour thoroughly. We would have missed so many of the important details if we had not chosen to use your services. Thank you so much.
Angelo was an amazing guide. His enthusiasm and sense of humor really brought everything to life.
Angelo, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and showed a passion for the subject matter. Very personable and would definitely choose a tour with him in the future.
Angelo made this tour amazing! We are not really art museum people, but Angelo made us truly interested in everything he showed us. He made us understand the artists' tendencies and motivations. He was fantastic! We feel very fortunate to have been in his tour!
Our tour guide (Angelo) was excellent. He was knowledgeable and witty. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. Thank you!
The best tour guide ever!
Angelo was our tour guide and does he know his stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him. I would highly recommend Walks of Italy.
Angelo was so impressive. His knowledge was excellent, but the way he imparted it was so warm and engaging. He made the day a great experience. He had a good sense of humour and ensured a memorable trip.
Angelo was amazing. I enjoyed his humour and the way he presented all the information
Ismael was remarkably knowledgeable and interesting, and connected beautifully with all the tour participants. I learned so much and enjoyed it greatly!
Everything was great
Angelo's knowledge of the art and history of Florence was outstanding. He kept the pace going and we felt we had appropriate time to appreciate the major works (David, Venus, etc.) We will certainly recommend Walks of Italy to others.
Our tour guide was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone.
The walking tour of Florence was very enjoyable and we all came away feeling that we had learned and seen a lot. Angelo was a great guide; obviously very knowledgeable about art but also able to weave in pop culture references and bring the material down to the level of amateur art enthusiasts.
Bet knowledgable and personable. She provided a wonderful, organized experience!
We enjoyed our day exploring Florence with Angelo. Angelo is a very informative guide and explained the history of the city thru the architecture very well. A very enjoyable tour!
Tour guid was amazing. Knowledgeable and engaged with everyone.
Very enjoyable, nicely done
The entire tour was enthralling due to the depth of knowledge by our guide. Charles was wonderful, helpful and amazingly knowledgeable. We would recommend him and the tour to anyone and especially to anyone seeking to know more about the history behind the places and art work.
Wonderful tour! Very informative- thank you!
Angelo was Great! He had so much extra information.
Angelo made the tour so enjoyable. We loved it!
Angelo was terrific. Knowledgeable,witty,friendly and approachable. Whatever you are paying him isn't enough.
We absolutely loved our tour of Florence in a day. Angelo was our favorite guide. He was so knowledgeable and you could tell his passion for the city and sites. We will definitely use Walks of Italy again and definitely request Angelo. Grazie
Really enjoyed the walk. Angelo was an excellent guide. Very knowledgable and spoke good English.. Would recommend to a friend. Looking forward to my walk in Rome!
Angelo was well prepared and versed in the history, people and art of Florence. Tour would be better titled "The two musuems and church of Florence". Titling it as Florence in a day is a little misleading. Not unhappy with the tour just had anticipated a couple more stops.
Very knowledgeable, personable and entertaining tour guide!
Ismael took us on a captivatingly charming tour of the city, and gave us the insider scoop on everything all the way from the most well known masterpieces to the small nooks and crannies that tell the story of firenze. Very recommneded for curious tourists.
I loved the tour. Angelo, the tour guide was excellent! He was smart, informed, and genuinely passionate about what he was doing. I'm sure this is not easy when you're doing it day after day, but Angelo kept it fresh and fun! Bravo to Walks and hiring the best.
Outstanding guide. Paced the day very well and seemed to enjoy our questions. In brief Costanza was all you hoped for in a guide and more!
The very best of the best. Class, educated, conversant in several languages and friendly.
Tour guide was very knowledgable and kept tour moving
Charles was excellent - great with storytelling to keep the history from getting too boring. As art novices, we were very happy with his style of guiding us. He even recommended a great place for lampredotto. We were thrilled with Charles.
Charles was great....very passionate about his work. Thanks
Other then the rain it was perfect! Angelo was fabulous and really made the sights come alive. Will definitely recommend to clients.
We had a great day and learnt a lot. Elvira was just lovely
I did 4 tours with Walks of Italy and Teresa was by far the best guide.
The guide was EXCELLENT!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide glided through this tour effortlessly. Very informative. Addressed every question with equal fervor, no matter how mundane the question. Well worth the money spent.
We enjoyed our tour of Florence very much. Bernardo was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would definitely recommend Walks of Italy Tour to friends. Thank you!
Charles was an awesome guide. He knew so much about the history of Renaissance Florence and went in detail to the context of the artworks we saw. Also he had great tips for lunch and gelato!
One of the best tours I've ever had. Charles did a terrific job.
We really enjoyed the sights of Florence and learning so much about the history. Angelo was knowledgeable, animated, and told great stories about the sites.
Tour guide had a great deal of information.
Angelo is a fantastic guide. His knowledge and enthusiasm exceeded all expectations and made this tour truly memorable. We will recommend your services to all our friends.
Angelo our guide was Awesome! Very knowledgeable. He painted a portrait of Florence and it's extensive cultural heritage that was beyond any of my expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed it!😊👍👍
Very inspiring guide. Enthusiastic, could have listened all day.
This one doesn't have a title but I assume this is the Florence all day walk tour. Guides were very knowledgable and made the tour enjoyable!
Teresa was our morning guide and was so wonderful! Her passion for Florence history and the art was contagious. We saw The David through different eyes with her knowledge. Loved it! We enjoyed the city tour as well and was disappointed she wasn't our afternoon guide.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Bernardo. He was entertaining, informative & educational. I would highly recommend!
Bernardo was a fantastic guide, we truly enjoyed his knowledge and sense of humor!
The Florence in a day tour was terrific and a great way to see the city and learn about its treasures.
Both Teresa and Giulia were wonderful. They were very personable; they made David and the Uffizi some alive. Their knowledge of the artists and the history behind them were hugely insightful. They were fantastic ladies to tour with. We had a great day with Teresa and Giulia!
Great tours all! Our private tour in Florence was the best!
Ismael was great!
All tours taken were very well organized. The guides are truly experts and are friendly and helpful.
Letizia was lovely! She made the tour interesting and she told us ours was near the end of her season. I told her how impressed I was with her enthusiasm, since she had been doing it for months.our only complaint was that the offices did not have a rest room available before the start of the tour
The day-long Florence tour was excellent. Charles' depth & breadth of knowledge brought Renaissance history & art to life. A highlight of our trip to Italy. Tell Charles we found an 1885 edition of Vasari and are reading assiduously!
Charles was our guide. He was outstanding 5/5. Knowledgeable, personable, and engaging.
We loved all of our guides on these tours. Each one had special information about what exactly we were seeing. They also were obviously excited about what they were talking about. Smaller group tours like Walks of Italy provides are much better than the bigger 20-25 person tours we saw everywhere.
The day-long Florence tour was excellent. Charles' depth & breadth of knowledge brought Renaissance history & art to life. A highlight of our trip to Italy. Tell Charles we found an 1885 edition of Vasari and are reading assiduously!
We enjoyed the tour of Venice and the tour of Florence. Both tours were a day long tours and thanks to the experienced guides we have seen a lot and we have learned a lot. I would recommend any of the tours offered by the Walks of Italy!
Excellent tours
Our tour in Rome (Claudia) and Florence (Paul) were fantastic. Paul in particular was AMAZING. I learned so much from him and he was so passionate about everything.
Charles was our guide. He was outstanding 5/5. Knowledgeable, personable, and engaging.
Perfect! Charles was amazing - so informed and enthusiastic. We highly recommend Walks of Italy.
Excellent! It set the stage for the rest of my almost 3 week visit to Italy. Our guide, Klaus, used history and art to transport us in time giving us the context to understand both better. Very well organized. Informative and fun.
All four tour guides were excellent, well grounded in history and the culture of the area. Really liked the Florence Food Tour...something different.
The tour was excellent and Charles was interesting and very knowledgeable about Florence, the art, artists and history.
Ismael was a really great guide. He added a lot of interesting information and helped me appreciate the art work more. Our group was not too big, especially in the afternoon. I will definitely pick Walks of Italy again!
This tour was great. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. Our overall experience with this company was Excellent!
Amazing tour and guide. Charles knew his stuff. Skip the line was worth it!!
Guide was excellent- very interesting. We learned so much- he was very engaging and knowledgable and humorous and entertaining. Great! Could not have asked for a better guide- Excellent!
Excellent
So impressed with this tour! From your friendly greeter Trisha, to the two guides, Ishmael (morning) and Elvira (afternoon). The guides were very knowledgeable and passionate about art history and Florence. This was my first Walks of Italy Tour and I would absolutely book with you again!
We loved this tour Bernaldo was excellent, engaging and full of knowledge about his beautiful city. I would highly recommend this tour.
My daughter and I visited Rome, Florence and Venice and LOVED out trip. Our 3 tours were of the highlights of our trip! The venues we visited coupled with the knowledge and personalities of our guides were amazing!
Always take a tour when visiting Italy. Walks of Italy tour guides were fantastic. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Her Knowledge of Italy especially in Florence was impressive. I highly recommend a Walks of Italy tour. We took 3 in Italy and all 3 were exceptional
It was a good tour. The guide was funny and very knowledgable. She had a bit of an "edge" but I get that that is her personality. The half day (2.5 hours) in the Ufizzi was perfect. Any more would have been too long. She did a great job identifying the key things we should see.
The tour was excellent. Both Teresa and Charles were very knowledgeable. They seemed to enjoy what they do and it came across. We appreciated their humor!
We loved this tour Bernaldo was excellent, engaging and full of knowledge about his beautiful city. I would highly recommend this tour.
Tour was great! The group was small, tour guide was fabulous, and hit all the top sites in a day. Definitely recommend Walks of Italy!
Excellent day and tour guide (Ishmael). Very knowledgable. Wish I had more time at the Uffizi, but of course it's hard to fit everything in a day. Thanks for a good tour!
All of the tours were great and highly recommended. We especially like the catacombs tour and the twilight tour to get to know Rome a little better before our trip officially started.
Yes we enjoyed our Best of Florence tour very much. Aniko was a wonderful tour guide, and she really held our interest for the entire time. Looking forward to using The Walks of Italy Tours again.
Paul was outstanding ... More teacher than traditional tour guide which helped us really understand what we saw on the rest of our stay!
Tour was fabulous. Learned so much in such little time. Charles was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. His knowledge and good nature is unsurpassed.
Great service, great insight. If you know about Italian, Roman, florentine history and art, the Walksinside tours only serve to enhance your appreciation.
We absolutely LOVED this tour. Our guide, Izmael, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and made the day very enjoyable for us. We learned so much fascinating history. His wealth of knowledge was very impressive and he brought History to life for us! Worth every penny!!!
Our tour guide was Claus and he was wonderful...he was passionate, informative, friendly and very knowledgeable.
Wonderful tour guide Anika. She was very knowledgeable and easy going. My family enjoyed the tour!! Thank you
The tour guides were excellent clearly explaining interesting detail of exhibits and buildings as we progressed on the tour .
All of our tour guides were knowledgeable, personable, and passionate.
All three of our tours and guides were wonderful! ? Arnoldo- AM Colosseum & Forum ? Jowita- Pristine Sistine ? Charles (David & Duomo) & Bernardo (Uffici)- Florence in a Day
Paul was a entertaining teacher and guide! I'm not a huge art person, but his explanations of the major art works made the tour worthwhile. I absolutely recommend this tour!
Arranged 2 days prior to the tour on a non-designated day, which we really appreciated.
Both tours were very good..
Excellent service top-to-bottom. Our tour was wonderful, and our guide Teresa was the most passionate and educated of any I've experienced across the globe. Highly recommended.
Loved the tour guides! They were phenomenal and so knowledgeable. I will recommend this company to friends who travel and will use them in the future again.
Paul and Teresa were the best tour guides ever! they were very knowledgeable and friendly. They were also both very engaging. I learned a lot during the tour.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please note that your guide will not be with you during your lunch break (aprox 1.5hrs), but will, of course, give restaurant recommendations and point out where you need to be for the second part of the tour.

We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

Additionally, please make sure to dress appropriately, as this tour enters a church. Knees and shoulders must be covered while in a church, and hats must be taken off.

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Angelo was a fantastic tour guide! The way that he presented the statue of David was truly special ... it was an experience that my wife and I will never again. Angelo is so passionate about what he does and that makes the tour so enjoyable and memorable. His knowledge is outstanding and he was always eager to answer questions and provide additional insight. Touring with Angelo made our visit to Florence extremely memorable.
Charles was fabulous. He made the start of our trip to Italy fantastic. His knowledge of Florence and its history was over the top. We wanted him to continue and go on and on.
Can't thank Teresa enough for the wonderful day.
We just returned from our trip to Italy for the past two weeks Our tour was excellent. I placed a great amount of value on this particular tour given to us by Paolo. Not only he was thorough, it was enjoyable. Paolo has a great command on the subjects and his demeanor and conveyance were excellent. I learned a great deal and can enthusiastically recommend this to anyone.
I loved this tour! It was everything you could wish to see of Florence and I would recommend it to everyone. Each tour guide had a specialty and was ready to give us as much information as we were ready to absorb. Each specialised in their area so the guide that took us through the Uffizi really knew all about the art and educated us which made the experience so much more special. Even my sons were engrossed in the stories. Thank you for
Our guide was, Antonio, I think. There were two Antonio's if I remember correctly. Ours was slight built and he wore glasses, round shaped dark rims I believe. He was fantastic! We cannot say enough how much we learned and what a lovely day it was for us. His knowledge, demeanor and ability to hold our interest and the schedule was amazing!
Very good - Teresa was very personable and knowledgeable
Amazing guides and the best way to cover the attractions when ur short on time
We would highly recommend this tour with Angelo. We learned a great deal from him, not only about the art but also the social and political history of the times. Angelo is easy to listen to as he has a sense of humour and his stories bring it all alive. Loved it and actually feel it was one of our best days in Italy.
Our guide was very knowledgeable - we enjoyed our tour
This was one of the best tours we've been on! Ishmael was an absolutely amazing guide who helped us appreciate the art and history of Florence.
Guilia was a real delight on the tour. Her joyful spirit kept us moving with keen attention as we explored the history and the arts of Florence. Bravo!
Angelo was not just informative, but made the city come alive with his narration and descriptions. AWESOME
Theresa was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful with restaurant and shopping recommendations. She was very educated as to the art, history and politics of the time. Truly enjoyed her tour!
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This is the first time we've done a guided tour and it was excellent. Ismael was very knowledgeable and interesting. If he isn't an art historian or professor at the local university, I would be a little surprised. Between Florence and Rome we did five or six Walks of Italy tours, and hands down, he was the best guide, which is no small feat since the other guides were also very good.
Angelo was very informative and entertaining at the same time. I learned a great deal about Florence as a result.
Great!
Theresa was phenomenal!! It was a master Class in Art History!! She was very knowledgeable and fun to be with for the whole day. She gave great advise about where to eat and shop but the highlight was the art! She explained why certain pieces were important and gave us non-art historians a real appreciation for what we were seeing. This is a must do tour!!
The guide was very knowledgable, informative and seemed very passionate about the subjects seen on the tour
Klaas did a great job. He has a lot of knowledge and love for the arts. He was enthusiastic, and related well to each person on the tour. I give him a 5 out of 5! Patricia Wojcik.
The tour was great. Loved being able to see the highlights of each place all within one day.
Angelo was an excellent source of information and knowledge with a great mix of enthusiasm, humour and clarity.
Great experience. Lots of great information. The best thing on the tour was our guide Angelo. He of course was extremely knowledgeable but was also very lighted hearted, funny and entertaining in his way of explaining the information which really made me hold my attention. Excellent tour and try to get Angelo for this one!
Awesome
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Also had a tour in Venice with Natalie on September 10. These tours were recommended by a friend who took them some years ago. We could not have been happier with both tours. Both guides were exceedingly knowledgeable about their cities, history, art and culture. They also expressed great enthusiasm for their respective cities and obviously loved their jobs!
It was a long day and too much standing. But Angelo provided many insights into the artwork. The statue of David is magnificent.
Probably the best tour I have ever done. Pauli was an exceptional guide and I learned more about Florence in seven hours than I would have done on my own in a month. Simply the best
Angelo was an excellent guide and we very much enjoyed this tour. The only thing I wish would have been included was going to the top of the Duomo.
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Angelo was personable, knowledgeable and moved things along at an appropriate pace. The length of the tour was just about right - my wife and I were very pleased with the value we received for our money. We have a much different impression of and appreciation for Florence after the tour. Thanks Walks and Angelo!
Paulo was our guide and was fantastic! He spoke about so many things, the architecture, the social, cultural and political history as we walked the streets. He pointed out the subtle details of some of the buildings and explained why certain things were built. His knowledge both on the street and also in the galleries as we looked at the sculpture and paintings made all the difference in understanding the works we viewed. I would highly recommend this experience to my friends and would tell them to request Paulo as their guide. We did a similar tour in Venice which was good, but we were spoiled by our experience in Florence and had expected more while in Venice.
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Great tour, but it was a little heavy on the Uffizi part of the tour. There is a lot to see in the Uffizi and I know we in no way covered it all, but we were still there for quite a while. Appreciation of/interest in art is a fairly personal thing and there were some pieces I would have liked to spend more time on, then there were other pieces I would have liked to skip or not spend as much time on - and there were others in the tour group with similar comments. I know there is no way to please everyone in this type of situation, so there may be no solution, which I understand. The tour was still great and our guide was knowledgeable. Overall, I was pleased with all of my Walks of Italy tours, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable.
We absolutely loved our tour with Ishmael! He possessed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the area, which made our experience of Florence so much richer!
Very knowledgable guide and answed any and all questions.
Teresa was lovely. Bubbly and happy with a wealth of knowledge.
Our guide was awesome, very knowledgeable and also willing to share her boyfriend David with us.....ha ha. We had a great day, thanks Florence was one of favourite places, beautiful.
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Our tour guide Costanza was fantastic very knowledgeable, personable, and enthusiastic would highly recommend this tour and our guide. We were not able to make one of our tours due to car trouble and the customer service staff was very helpful in rescheduling our missed tour.
Spectacular tour from a passionate, articulate guide. We look forward to future tours.
Angelo is a great guide. We had a great time.
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Angelo''s knowledge and expertise made for a wonderful day. He was thorough with his responses to questions,made everyone feel welcome. I would recommend this tour,especially if Angelo was the guide.