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  • Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    1. Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

    Well organised. Rosa has excellent knowledge and explained everything with enthusiasm. Very enjoyable.

  • Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

    2. Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

    Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and the Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family. Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th-century. From the early 15th-century, the Medici family had the church entirely rebuilt in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private maus...

    Ricardo is a fount of knowledge on Florence, the Medici and how the family shaped the city. The tour takes you along many hidden treasures which one can easily miss without Riccardo pointing them and explaining the meaning behind it. Would 100% recommend !

  • Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    3. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

  • Florence: Private Uffizi and Signoria Tour with Photographer

    4. Florence: Private Uffizi and Signoria Tour with Photographer

    Indulge in a private Uffizi Gallery and Signoria Square tour with a professional photographer. Explore the artistic masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery with your guide, then discover the romantic Ponte Vecchio after a stroll through the Piazza della Signoria. After greeting your professional photographer guide at the meeting point, jump the long lines to enter the Uffizi Gallery with your priority access. Learn about the gallery and the art collection of the Medici family, who owned the majority of the artistic masterpieces in Florence and in the Uffizi, with your guide. Upon entering the gallery, see the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city. As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collection begins, hear about the architecture of the museum, as we...

  • Florence: Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

    5. Florence: Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

    Your personal guide will meet you directly at your accommodation in town for a pleasant guided tour of the city from the heart of Florence itself: Piazza Della Signori, an open air museum where the majestic Palazzo Vecchio stands and the Loggia dei Lanzi houses an incredible collection of original statues by great artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery to arrive at Ponte Vecchio, the eldest bridge of the city, and the most picturesque. Discover how this particular group of structures hides one of the most sublime secrets of the city, the stunning Vasari Corridor connecting Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace and snaking its way over rows of private houses, as well as churches. Follow your guide through the Medieval District of Florence, where you can admire the House of Dante, before arriving at the breathtaking Duomo Square. Your guide wi...

  • Florence: 4-Hour Private Tour Including Uffizi & Accademia

    6. Florence: 4-Hour Private Tour Including Uffizi & Accademia

    After pick-up from your hotel (available from select city centre hotels) spend a half day discovering Florence. Learn about this major historical city in Italy, distinguished as one of the most outstanding economic, cultural, political and artistic centres in the peninsula from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Alongside your professional licenced tour guide enjoy the historical city center, experiencing all the highlights of this unique city. These include the Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell tower, Signoria Square, and Ponte Vecchio (admission not included).  During this tour enter the Accademia to enjoy the original Michelangelo's David, one of the most recognisable and lauded artworks in the world. Then discover the Uffizi Gallery with its immense artistic heritage, including thousands of paintings ranging from medieval times to the modern era.

    Sehr gute Führerin, sehr kompetent und freundlich. Würden wir sofort wieder machen.

  • Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    7. Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    With this official Duomo self-guided tour you will skip the long line. You will download the audio guide directly onto your smarphone and enjoy the tour at your leisure. Admire the Cathedral's interiors which are a masterpiece of the Renaissance. Discover how the building is the made of 2 different shells with passages in between then. Follow your certified guide along these historic passages as you admire amazing views on the inside of the Cathedral and on the outside. Ascend 60 meters high across a marble pavement where you can enjoy the chance to touch the figure of the frescoes of the inner shell. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti,...

    Our tour guide Veronica was pleasant, welcoming and knowledgeable. She gave us lots of interesting information about the history of the Duomo and was very patient and understanding with my slower pace climbing the steps. Veronica was calm, professional and caring when I needed extra time before climbing the last few steps and ensured that I was feeling okay before continuing with providing the remainder of the tour information at the top. I couldn't imagine a better guide. Would highly recommend.

  • Florence: Walking Tour

    8. Florence: Walking Tour

    Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide.  Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral, and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    9. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

    SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

  • Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

    10. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

    Hop on an electronic golf cart and discover the history of Florence in an entertaining, relaxing, and eco-friendly way. After meeting your driver, head to Ponte Vecchio and follow the Ponte Santa Trinita to reach the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Here, admire the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome. Next, see one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance facade. Finally, arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine tradi...

    I can’t say enough about our tour of Florence in this cute little golf cart! Luca was our guide and he was amazing! We were able to see a little of the city and then he lead us up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and other historical sites. He was super knowledgeable funny and proud of country. This tour is a must do when visiting Florence!

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What people are saying about Ponte Vecchio

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,237 reviews

Our tour guide, Oxana was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable on the exhibits and local history. I would definitely recommend this tour. We met in front of Accademia, and GetYourGuide sent two guides. While they worked out who would take which patrons, Oxana remained cheerful and checked in with us. Oxana gave us valuable insights into all of the exhibits right from the beginning when we entered a room with busts that we all assumed were marble and Oxana explained they were plaster. The museums and the city walk were all amazing!

SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

I can’t say enough about our tour of Florence in this cute little golf cart! Luca was our guide and he was amazing! We were able to see a little of the city and then he lead us up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and other historical sites. He was super knowledgeable funny and proud of country. This tour is a must do when visiting Florence!

I had the most amazing tour guide. She was beyond impressive with her knowledge. I was blown away with this tour. It was worth every penny. It covered so much of the must sees in Florence. Oksana was truly amazing. She was kind and never stop taking the entire time. She was a wealth of knowledge.

Excellent visit carried out by Giovanni, particularly available and attentive. A big thank-you !!