Guided tour

Florence: Boboli Garden Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: StarFlorence
Guided tour

Florence: Boboli Garden Guided Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 59.27 per person

Discover the historical importance of Florence's Italian-style Boboli Gardens on a walking tour with entry tickets included. Taste local flavors with an optional Tuscan wine and appetizer tasting.

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Duration 1 - 2.5 hours
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  • Take a guided tour of the Toyal Boboli Gardens in Florence
  • Stroll through acres of gardens, trees, fountains and terraces with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn the history of the 16th-century gardens behind the Pitti Palace
Full description

Explore Boboli Gardens on a walking tour with a local guide. Discover a green oasis in the center of Florence, designed by Niccolò Tribolo and later featured by Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati, and Bernardo Buontalenti in the 16th century. Add a guided wine tasting to enrich your tour. The tour starts from the central Gate of Palazzo Pitti, where your guide will unveil the history of the Boboli Gardens and how it was designed while walking you towards the gardens.

Take a scenic stroll through the open-air museum, full of fountains, temples, beautiful caves, sculptures (Michelangelo, Giambologna), and many more. Walk with your guide and admire its masterpieces like the Grotta Grande, the Amphitheater, the Viottolone and the Isolotto, the Knights Garden, and the Kaffehaus and enjoy a spectacular view of Florence.

Before the tour ends, don't forget to ask your guide for any additional questions you may have, and at the end of the tour, you can stay some time in the garden at your leisure.

Optional Wine Tasting

If you have a special love for all that is Italian, choose to add an optional Tuscan wine tasting guided by a wine expert. Following your tour, taste five different Tuscany wines paired with a platter of Tuscan appetizers.

  • Boboli Garden entry ticket
  • Guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Wine tasting and appetizers (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The wine tasting is optional and needs to be chosen when booking. There are no other foods or drinks provided on the tour
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions as the gardens do not operate on days with heavy rain. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • The tour requires a minimum number of people to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough people to meet the requirements. In such a case, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
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4.7 /5

based on 43 reviews

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This was a wonderful tour to take through the beautiful Boboli Gardens! Pam was our guide, and she gave a lovely tour with in depth descriptions/facts about the history of different parts of the Gardens. We went on this tour in the morning during the first part of September, and the weather was fantastic- would recommend to do it in the morning hours if you are traveling to Florence during the summer/early fall. The entrance ticket also gave us access to the Bardink gardens

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March 26, 2023

Les jardins sont des jardins à l’italienne, donc, pas tant de couleur. Par contre, j’avais choisi une visite privée car je me disais que ce serait bien d’avoir de l’information sur les Médicis, le palais Pitti et ce, à l’ombre. Je n’ai pas été déçue, se promener tranquillement avec une guide uniquement pour nous était fort sympathique.

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March 26, 2023

Francesca, notre guide, a super bien géré malgré une chaleur étouffante. Elle a su s'adapter à nos questions et nous à chouchouté. Nous aurions voulu en savoir encore plus car nous sommes friands d'anecdotes avec mes 2 pré-ado de 10 et 12 ans. Trop de choses n'ont pas pu être visitées à cause des rénovations et nous aurions aimé avoir plus de choses à voir.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 175980