The best of Florence walking tour

Badge of ExcellenceFirenze, Italy
Private tour into Uffizi and priority access

From $53.02

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get familiar with the ins and outs of Florence with a guided walking tour of the artsy city. Your local guide will lead you through town, taking you past the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Palazzo Strozzi, the Dumo, and the Ufffizi Gallery, among other main attractions, telling you all about the history and culture of the city in a fun, laid-back manner.
  • Visit Florence with a local guide
  • Slow down and explore the city on foot
  • Get recommendations of things to do and places to dine during your trip
  • Group sizes capped at 15 travelers for an intimate experience

What's Included

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Small group

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Caffè Scudieri Firenze
      Piazza di San Giovanni, 19R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

      The meeting point is next to Cafè Scudieri, 50 meters far from the facade of the Duomo (the cathedral of Florence). Look for the guide with a small red flag.

    Start time

    12:15 PM

    End point

    • Ponte Vecchio
      Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

    What To Expect

    Basilica di San Lorenzo

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Cappelle Medicee

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Palazzo Medici Riccardi

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Battistero di San Giovanni

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Campanile di Giotto

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Cupola del Brunelleschi

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Piazza della Signoria

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Palazzo Vecchio

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Gallerie Degli Uffizi

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Ponte Vecchio

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Corridoio Vasariano

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Palazzo Pitti

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    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 great introduction to Florence
    Claudia_H, Sep 2023
    Loved how our enthusiastic guide presented the history and mystery of Florence... including how Florence was first built, expanded over the years and the existing connectedness of the city. We were presented with many well-known famous places and fascinating stories not to be missed. We visited hidden and quiet streets off the beaten path. Our guide, a native of Florence, was well spoken and knowledgeable. The tour provided a delightful way to listen and learn. It was a great introduction to a very fascinating and walkable city. Just the right length of time, attention to detail, and well paced.
    Good warm up for the week
    Joe_D, Sep 2023
    Perfect way to start our stay in Florence. Orientation to the city and a short history well delivered by our guide
    A locals view of Firenze
    Dermot_B, Sep 2023
    We got a local’s view of the old city and insight into its history, and a brief introduction to local food favourites that are unique to Firenze.
    Informative and enlightening walking tour of Florence.
    keith_w, Sep 2023
    Our walking tour of Florence provided an interesting perspective and wonderful history of the city that we would have never found on our own. Manuel, our tour guide, was a great tour guide. Incredibly knowledgeable and delightfully enthusiastic, he helped bring the city to life. Whether talking about the floods that hit the City in 1966. Or, explaining the deep economic, societal and political importance of corners, we came away with a much deeper understanding and an expanded passion for Florence. We found the number of towers and how they had all been cut down over the centuries especially intriguing. While visiting all of the major sites, Manuel also showed us many of the secret outdoor "churches" around the city. A delightful experience for sure.
    Excellent experience
    Maryann_D, Sep 2023
    Manuel was very knowledgeable. His passion for Florence and it's history made our tour a memorable experience. Excellent!
    Historical walk of Florence
    Andrew_S, Sep 2023
    The knowledge of why, concerning the buildings, facades and layout of Florence, displayed by our guide was excellent. Insight into history was also enlightning and excellent.
    If you are looking for a more private tour this is the tour to take.
    Barbara_R, Aug 2023
    Unbeknownst to me this was a very small group tour, typically 6 people max. The price of this walking tour was a little higher, however you pay for what you get. It turned out to be a private tour for my niece and myself as a family of 3 missed their train and had to cancel. Our guide Simone was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a hot day and she was good about finding shade when she was talking. Overall, we enjoyed out time with her. If you are looking for a more private walking tour this is the tour to take.
    Florence Tour with Manuel
    Kelly_G, Aug 2023
    Manuel shared much history including sites of his magical city of Florence. He even told us of great lunch items and an amazing gelato spot. Wonderful start to our stay in this beautiful city
    We had a great...
    John_A, Jul 2023
    We had a great experience! Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable on the history of Florence. Would highly recommend doing this tour.
    Florence Walking Tour is the Best! Definitely Recommend!!
    Brad_C, Jul 2023
    The Florence Walking Tour was amazing. We saw so much in relatively little time and the guide was super efficient and incredibly knowledgable in taking us around Florence. We had a great time and would highly recommend this to anyone! We also added on a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery which was spectacular!
    Fabulous tour and top notch guide
    Michele_F, Jul 2023
    What an enlightening tour with Manuel! He was the best guide we had during our two-week European vacation. We had a 2 hour small group walking tour of Florence, which worked perfectly for our family of 11. We learned so much about the history of Florence, architecture, the Renaissance, and more. So glad we did this at the beginning of our stay in Florence - it made everything we did more meaningful. Manuel was so knowledgeable and a fantastic storyteller, holding our interest the entire time (ages 10-75!). He took care to keep us in the shade on a hot day, which was greatly appreciated. Excellent tour!!!
    Great Tour and Guide
    Ranjeev_S, Jul 2023
    Wonderful tor! We enjoyed it! Our tour guide was very friendly and had a great knowledge of Florence!
    Wonderful Walk
    Ruth_P, Jun 2023
    The tour guide was excellent! She was very aware of what her group needed and when. Her knowledge of the area was very interesting and enjoyable!
    Captivating and Engaging Tour of Florence
    STEVEN_B, Jun 2023
    This tour was simply fantastic! I wish we had thought to write down our tour guide's name because he was a wonderful storyteller. Our tour took us throughout many of the squares in Florence and our guide told us all about the Medici family and their influence on the city of Florence. His knowledge of the history of each site and his ability to weave them all together into a cohesive, captivating story was simply amazing, even for those who may not be history buffs. This was a fairly long tour, but I was never bored or disinterested. Our guide kept us engaged the whole time. He also pointed out things of interest that, while not part of the tour, would be good to investigate further on our own. This was one of our favorite tours on our three-week trip through Italy and Greece. I would highly recommend!
    Must do as soon as you get to Florence!!!
    Mauricio_D, Jun 2023
    Our tour guide Manuel was fantastic! This is a great tour as an introduction to Florence. I would recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when you get to Florence as it teaches you how to admire the architecture in the history that is embedded within the city. Manuel is also great at giving local recommendations for things to see, places to eat, etc..
    Best tour ever!!
    Jessica_J, Jun 2023
    We had such a good time on our tour. It made our whole trip to Florence worth it! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all our questions! We learned so much!!
    Quick but interesting tour!
    Kevin_C, Jun 2023
    Good way to start your time in Florence with a tour of city center. Lots of fun facts shared. Knowledgeable tour guide!
    Perfect into to Florence
    Hudson_W, Jun 2023
    Excellent tour! This was a small tour with 4 people and well worth the extra cost. Most other tours are 50 plus people. We passed a lot of them! Our guide was born in Florence and full of wonderful history and heritage. We learned some really neat things about the streets, towers, palaces, basilicas, churches, families, money and art. It was the best way to start our stay in Florence. Thank you gionni.
    Great Intro to Florence
    Dan_C, Jun 2023
    Knowledgeable, entertaining guide gave us an interesting and varied view of Florence and how life changed for citizens over the ages, as well as the role key Renaissance artists and patrons played in its history.
    Fantastic tour
    Ritu_M, Jun 2023
    Manuel really knew his history and showed us how Florence changes through the centuries. He showed unanticipated places which we would otherwise have ignored!

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