Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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From $169.80

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, but there’s so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, checking off top attractions such as the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Giotto's Bell Tower.
  • Admire Florence highlights including Florence Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria
  • Marvel at landmarks such as Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Santa Croce Church
  • Learn more about Florence’s rich history and heritage from a local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza di Santa Croce
    Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meet by the statue of Dante on the steps of the Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce.

End point

  • Piazza di San Lorenzo
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Meet your local guide and small group of up to 15 people in central Florence. Set out to explore the city on foot, starting with a visit to the magnificent Church of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Rossini, and Machiavelli are buried.

Continue to Piazza dei Peruzzi to see the Bargello Palace, a striking medieval building often overlooked by visitors to Florence. Next, pass through the lively Porcellino market and stop to pose for photos on the Ponte Vecchio, as your guide fills you in on the history of the renowned 14th-century bridge.

The next stop is Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence, where highlights include the grand Palazzo Vecchio, and the legendary Uffizi Gallery (entrance not included), home to masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Finally, arrive at the spectacular centerpiece of Florence – Piazza Duomo, where you can marvel at the stunning Florence Cathedral and admire other architectural wonders, including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s bell tower, and the Baptistery.

After a morning taking in the city highlights, your tour ends by the Church of San Lorenzo, where you can continue exploring the nearby markets or stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the many restaurants.

Piazza Santa Croce (Pass By)

Ponte Vecchio (Pass By)

Piazza della Signoria (Pass By)

Piazza del Duomo (Pass By)

Basilica di San Lorenzo (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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A treasure of an experience- amazing guide
Angelo_T, Aug 2023
Stefania, our private guide was brilliant extremely iinformative, fun, and a great way to learn about Florence A treasure of experience!
Informative and interesting walk
anthonyclarke, Nov 2022
Our guide Aurora was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and encouraged questions with a friendly attitude
Great tour and guide
Rick_M, Oct 2022
Giuilo was our tour guide. Because this was later in October, we were the only two people on this tour. Giulio adjusted the pace of the tour slightly to fit our pace and tendency to wander off course taking photos. He took his time showing us around the major attractions in Florence, making sure we watched our step with curbs and traffic while explaining the history of Florence. He patiently answered all of our questions and made suggestions for what to see in our extra days in Florence. This was an excellent tour to begin our vacation in Florence. Would highly recommend this tour.
Angela_R, Oct 2022
Aurora was fantastic! Super knowledgeable and showed us many hidden gems including restaurants! This is my fourth time to Florence and I found out new fun facts!
Julio was wonderful!
Susan_C, Sep 2022
Julio did a great job of teaching us about Florence on our first day. This was an excellent way to become familiar with Florence!
Florence Walking Tour
Patrick_B, Sep 2022
This is a must do for the first time traveler to Florence. Our guide went over historical facts about the Medici Family, Dante, Machiavelli and the statue of David. It goes beyond the great shopping and dining.
Great way to learn about...
Nick_K, Jun 2022
Great way to learn about Florence. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was nice being in a small group.
Walking around Florence with your friend
Guy_D, Jun 2022
Nice and casual. It was like walking around Florence with your best friend. We saw numerous sites, and heard many many stories about life in Florence and it's history.
Gave us a good
caroline_r, Jun 2022
Gave us a good overview of the city and its history. Liked the personal anecdotes about the city and its people
Perfect way to see Florence
kirna_a, May 2022
Our guide was supremely knowledgeable, friendly and lovely. She answered so many questions and truly brought this magnificent city to life. A small group so we had lots of attention. Highly recommend this tour.
Glenda did an amazing...
MaryAnn_G, Apr 2022
Glenda did an amazing job. Her knowledge of the history of Florence is fantastic. Since no one else signed up for the tour at the time, I had a private tour with her. She pointed out sites that I would have never noticed on my own. I would highly recommend Glenda and this tour. She also gave recommendations on shopping for leather and gold. She also pointed out her favorite coffee bar, Gilli. Grazie Mille, Glenda!
Highly recommend
Paul_K, Mar 2022
Think our fab guide was called Giulio - he changed the walk depending on how far/fast we wanted and his knowledge and passion for history was contagious. Made for the best possible first day and would recommend as he has so much to help you get maximum benefit out of your stay depending on your preferences. Thank you!
Great tour
Anonymous, Oct 2021
I would like to give a tip how do you do that. We loved it guide was wonderful she was very knowledgeable and kind, the city was clean and beautiful. We loved our guide, great value just the right time
Excellent tour
Silke_V, Aug 2021
Our tour guide Giacomo was excellent! He knows Florence very well, the history, the architecture and the stories behind. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Nelson_S, Jul 2021
We had a great time. Glenda did an excellent job. 💚 She showed the beautiful city of Florence and its history.
A good 2 hours spent.
Helen_B, Sep 2020
A very informative tour. Our group was only 4 which I think made it easier. The guide was lovely, I don't know how she remembers it all.
Rainy night fun
Scott_H, Mar 2020
This tour better then we could have imagined! The weather was horrible but our tour guide Glenda still gave us the best tour we could ask for. She was very knowledgeable and answered many of our questions!!
A perfect introduction to beautiful Florence...
Mary_P, Feb 2020
This tour was exactly what we were looking for. A perfect opportunity to get our bearings in Florence and to get a sense of what we might like to revisit in subsequent days. Our guide, Daniel, was great -- with lots of wonderful suggestions of what a person might want to do and see in Florence. We took several of his suggestions in the days that followed and -- in so doing -- found our way to some really special Florence experiences.
Good tour
Tanya_B, Dec 2019
Had a nice tour with our guide. Very detailed and gave a thorough explanation of everything we were looking at. Saw pretty much all the highlights. She kept checking in with us to ensure we were good. Solid tour!
Tour for two!
Jean W, Oct 2019
Our guide Daniel met us at the station and tailored our walk to our specific wants. Two hours probably wasn’t long enough but we were ready for a rest and enjoyed our lunch at a restaurant recommended by Daniel. An excellent and interesting tour.

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