PRICE

$39.18

(172)

Key Details

City: Florence


Duration: 2.5hrs


Start Time: 5pm

Highlights

  • Wandering the streets of Florence, you’ll see top attractions like the Duomo & Ponte Vecchio.

  • Explore hidden parts of the city rarely seen by visitors like Dante’s old ‘hood and the Oltrarno area on the other side of the river.

  • Tips and recommendations on where to eat & visit will help you get the most from your vacation.

Tour Description

See Florence Through the Eyes of a Local

Your first evening in a new city can be as intimidating as it is exciting. Make sure you get off on the right foot with Florence on our intimate city stroll. Meeting in the late afternoon, you’ll spend 2.5 hours with a local guide seeing the top attractions of the city, walking its most important streets and exploring those quieter neighborhoods that hold the best restaurants and bars.

Armed with a plethora of local tips you'll know how to navigate the city and track down the most authentic food from day one.

A Balance of Top Attractions & Hidden Gems

Your tour starts at an easy-to-find spot: Piazza del Duomo, the Square of the Dome. Your guide will give you a brief introduction before leading you into the quie...

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See Florence Through the Eyes of a Local

Your first evening in a new city can be as intimidating as it is exciting. Make sure you get off on the right foot with Florence on our intimate city stroll. Meeting in the late afternoon, you’ll spend 2.5 hours with a local guide seeing the top attractions of the city, walking its most important streets and exploring those quieter neighborhoods that hold the best restaurants and bars.

Armed with a plethora of local tips you'll know how to navigate the city and track down the most authentic food from day one.

A Balance of Top Attractions & Hidden Gems

Your tour starts at an easy-to-find spot: Piazza del Duomo, the Square of the Dome. Your guide will give you a brief introduction before leading you into the quieter streets of the Santa Croce neighborhood. This is where Dante used to hang out and where Michelangelo both lived and was buried. Few visitors venture into this part of town but, as you’ll see, that’s their loss.

Along the way, your guide will point out Sant’Ambrogio Market which will be a definite must-visit for foodies but is also a good focal point for authentic and reasonably-priced restaurants on this side of the river.

Together you’ll see Piazza della Signoria, Florence’s most impressive outdoor sculpture gallery and the old home of Michelangelo’s David. Eventually, he proved too beautiful to sit outside but you’ll see a replica in its original position in front of Palazzo Vecchio.

Make your way towards the river and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge to the quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno. Again, few visitors ever see this part of the city and again, they're really missing out. You’ll see the foreboding Pitti Palace and get recommendations for some of the most authentic restaurants and bars in the city (with the most affordable prices).

Piazza Santo Spirito is a great area for eating, so this is where your guide will leave you at around 7.30PM. That’s dinner time in Florence, so what better time to test out their recommendations?

During your ramblings you’ll enjoy a gelato break to sample the city’s famous dessert and get some tips on how to tell a good gelateria from a bad one (hint, it’s all about the pistachios). In just 2.5 hours you’ll get to know Florence through a local's eyes, guaranteeing a better vacation all around.

  • Sites Visited
  • Florence Duomo (outside)
  • Dante’s neighborhood
  • Michelangelo’s house (outside)
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (outside)
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Pitti (outside)
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Note: All sites are visited from outside
  • Included
  • Gelato
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small group of 15 or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 172 Customer Reviews

Great early evening private walking intro to Florence on both sides of river Arno. Guide Greta was great.

John

Aug 06, 2019

Booking online was easy and I promptly received an email confirmation, which contained the ticket. There was also a handy map to help us work out where to meet. We were well met just about on time at the appointed meeting place and introduced to Bernado, our guide, who spoke excellent English and is extremely personable. We were very lucky that our tour comprised us (a party of two) and only one other twosome. Bernado commenced the walking tour at the duomo and what followed was the perfect start to our short stay in Florence. The walk was roughly 2.5 hours long and provided us with excellent orientation, which came in handy for the rest of our stay. Bernado was wonderfully knowledgeable and really brought the various points of interest to life for us. He was also able to answer the many questions we had given his background in art history. It was nice to be introduced to some local artisans as we went from place to place and there was no hard sell. The gelato stop came just at the right time and, as we had not had dinner yet, it was very handy to have such a wide and delicious menu to choose from so as to enjoy the treat, but not spoil our appetites. I recommend the frozen yoghurt with berries for a lighter option. Visitors should be aware that Florence is a very old city and consequently has very well kept and attractive, but somewhat uneven paving. Sensible shoes are a must. We would happily recommend this tour and would go on it again. Bernado is also highly recommended for a private tour, which we advise others to consider booking as it's unlikely that you will be as lucky as we were to have him almost to ourselves. This was excellent value. Thank you so much.

Bibi

Oct 07, 2019

This was a great way to get familiar with Florence. Loved our guide! He was so knowledgeable and answered all questions. Nice easy walk and the gelato was the best! Went back for more later in the week!

Rebecca

Sep 30, 2019

The guide was GREAT, however, I gave him a 4 because I thought it unprofessional of him to make disparaging remarks about other businesses.

Angie

Sep 26, 2019

We had a great time on the evening city stroll with gelato. Eriza was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting information about the city and loads of useful tips on what we should look to do on the remainder of our stay - was a great thing to do near the beginning of our trip. The gelato we had was good too!

Ross

Sep 01, 2019

Angelo was outstanding! He was extremely informative, passionate and funny! He really cared about us and what he was saying. The information that he provided is something that we used for the rest of our trip. I would recommend this tour and Angelo to all my friends and family. Angelo was the best tour guide we had the entire trip. He was amazing. I absolutely loved the tour and so did my entire family. Thank you very much! He was amazing. I absolutely loved the tour and so did my entire family. Thank you very much!

Carlo

Aug 29, 2019

Great early evening private walking intro to Florence on both sides of river Arno. Guide Greta was great.

John

Aug 06, 2019

Booking online was easy and I promptly received an email confirmation, which contained the ticket. There was also a handy map to help us work out where to meet. We were well met just about on time at the appointed meeting place and introduced to Bernado, our guide, who spoke excellent English and is extremely personable. We were very lucky that our tour comprised us (a party of two) and only one other twosome. Bernado commenced the walking tour at the duomo and what followed was the perfect start to our short stay in Florence. The walk was roughly 2.5 hours long and provided us with excellent orientation, which came in handy for the rest of our stay. Bernado was wonderfully knowledgeable and really brought the various points of interest to life for us. He was also able to answer the many questions we had given his background in art history. It was nice to be introduced to some local artisans as we went from place to place and there was no hard sell. The gelato stop came just at the right time and, as we had not had dinner yet, it was very handy to have such a wide and delicious menu to choose from so as to enjoy the treat, but not spoil our appetites. I recommend the frozen yoghurt with berries for a lighter option. Visitors should be aware that Florence is a very old city and consequently has very well kept and attractive, but somewhat uneven paving. Sensible shoes are a must. We would happily recommend this tour and would go on it again. Bernado is also highly recommended for a private tour, which we advise others to consider booking as it's unlikely that you will be as lucky as we were to have him almost to ourselves. This was excellent value. Thank you so much.

Bibi

Oct 07, 2019

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