Guided tour

Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: ACCORD Italy Smart Tours
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On this walking tour you’ll see the highlights of Florence. Pass by monuments and palaces - some dating to the early 1400s. On Via Tornabuoni you’ll find fashion boutiques. Finish the tour with the Piazza Repubblica and the Duomo.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the stunning architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the history of Florence from your guide
  • View the magnificent Florence Cathedral
Full description
If you’re interested in the culture of Florence and the beauty of its architecture, join this 2-hour guided walking tour that takes in the most important monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour begins at the Piazza San Firenze; home of the Bargello and the Tribunale Fiorentino. Walk first to the Church of Santa Croce, home to many well-known masterpieces and burial place of some of Italy's most important personages. Next come to Piazza Signoria known for Neptune's Fountain, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the lovely Piazzale degli Uffizi. Cross the Ponte Vecchio; the medieval stone bridge famous for its gold jewelry shops, and arrive at the spectacular Pitti palace; former residence of the Medici family. Head back toward the Arno and the historic center along Via Maggio and Ponta Santa Trinita, passing along Via Tornabuoni where you will see some of Florence's top fashion boutiques. Stop at the Strozzi Palace; prototype of Renaissance architecture and then finish with the impressive Piazza Republica and the magnificent Florence Cathedral.
Includes
  • Licensed English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Second language optional and on request
  • Earphones to hear your guide perfectly
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Door number 8 - Accord Tours.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • The tour might be in double language. Bilingual tours last approximately 2.5 hours.
    • The visit to the above-mentioned monuments includes exteriors only.
    • The tour can be combined with other activities.
    • Please note: it is prohibited to enter the cathedral in shorts or a sleeveless top.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 216 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    Our tour guide Constanze was born and raised in Florence and incredibly friendly and knowledge. She spoke perfect English and was obviously an art enthusiast which came across in her tour. She answered all our follow-up questions, pointed out her favourite restaurants and shops, and was generally just a delight to talk to as we explored Florence. We were also gifted ice cream tickets for Florence’s oldest ice cream shop at the end of the tour and it was amazing! Nicest of the trip. 10/10 would recommend.

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    March 27, 2022

    Giacomo was one of the best tour guides we ever had. He went above and beyond in teaching us about the complex history of Florence in an engaging and accessible way and was kind enough to answer all of our questions. The ice cream was great too - not a tourist trap. We'd recommend his tour to everyone!

    November 25, 2021

    Claudia…A+!! 5 stars!! Claudia gave us such a great tour. She is incredibly knowledgeable (and our tour only barely scratch the surface of her knowledge!) and engaging. I love that she directed a lot of her attention to our girls, 10 & 7, making sure they were interested and that they understood what she was saying. Her English is impeccable. Ending the tour at a cafe for cappuccinos, croissants, and gelato for the girls was a perfecting ending. We sat and chatted and learned more about the area and Claudia’s extensive experience and training as a tour guide. She also gave great recommendations for restaurants and quality leather products in the city. Thank you again, Claudia! We hope to visit again for a more in-depth tour with you of some of our favorite sites!

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    November 24, 2021

    Product ID: 20611