PRICE

$40.00

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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 154 Customer Reviews

Thought he was polite, knowledgeable, did a great tour

Kimberly

Jun 11, 2019

Loved this excursion into the city! Our guide was very well informed and provided tons of information. The gelato at the end was delicious also.

Kristina

Jun 23, 2019

Great guide! Very informative.

Erick

Jun 19, 2019

she was a great host. would highly recommend her.

Jeff

Jun 13, 2019

Great overview and introduction to Florence by our very knowledgeable and personable guide Antonio! Right down to his recommendation on where to eat when the tour was over.

Anthony

Jun 12, 2019

What a great orientation to Florence! Angelo was a great guide and really knows his history. He pointed out some good spots that are less touristy for us to check out and had wonderful food recommendations! We took the tour on our first day in Florence and that really helped guide the rest of our stay.

Shannon

Jun 12, 2019

Thought he was polite, knowledgeable, did a great tour

Kimberly

Jun 11, 2019

Loved this excursion into the city! Our guide was very well informed and provided tons of information. The gelato at the end was delicious also.

Kristina

Jun 23, 2019

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2011-2014

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