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Florence: Iconic Landmarks and Hills E-Bike Tour

1. Florence: Iconic Landmarks and Hills E-Bike Tour

Embark on an exhilarating e-bike tour through the captivating city of Florence and the picturesque hills that surround it. This unforgettable adventure allows you to explore the timeless beauty of Florence's historic center while also venturing into the scenic countryside. Your journey begins in the heart of Florence, where you'll meet your knowledgeable guide and get acquainted with your electric bike—a convenient mode of transportation that effortlessly assists you in pedaling. As you set off, you'll be immersed in the enchanting atmosphere of Florence's winding streets and vibrant squares, passing iconic landmarks such as the awe-inspiring Duomo, the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio, and the elegant Ponte Vecchio. Leaving the bustling city behind, you'll gradually ascend into the rolling hills that provide a captivating backdrop to Florence. The electric assistance of your bike ensures a comfortable ride as you navigate the gentle slopes and admire the breathtaking panoramas. Along the way, you'll encounter charming Tuscan villages nestled amidst the vineyards and olive groves that characterize the region. Continuing your journey, you'll explore hidden gems, such as ancient castles and quaint chapels tucked away in the hills. Your guide will regale you with captivating stories and historical insights, painting a vivid picture of the region's rich heritage. As the tour draws to a close, you'll return to Florence with a newfound appreciation for its captivating beauty and the idyllic countryside that surrounds it. This e-bike adventure offers an ideal blend of culture, nature, and relaxation—a perfect way to discover the true essence of Florence and the charm of its surrounding hills.

Florence Tour for Kids and Families with Gelato

2. Florence Tour for Kids and Families with Gelato

Meet your professional kid-friendly guide in Piazza Santa Croce (below the statue of Dante) and start a marvelous 2.5-hour experience through the streets and squares of Florence. Your guide will tell you secrets and interesting stories of the Renaissance. You will be visiting the city center from Piazza Santa Croce to Ponte Vecchio bridge without missing the beautiful Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo from outside, the area of the Uffizi Gallery and then Palazzo Vecchio the center of the Government of Florence. The tour will then end with Piazza della Repubblica, St. Lorenzo Market and the Porcellino. Your guide will play games, activities, scavenger hunts and will entertain and engage the whole family!

The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

3. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect view of Florence or wander through the museum inside, your friendly local can arrange everything you wish to visit and see.  Here’s the kid’s favorite part: a gelato stop. Try the best gelato in town while you immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere and conversation. Once their sweet tooth is satisfied, go on a fun paper decorating demonstration and get crafty. Afterwards, learn how a market got turned into a church and visit the Fontana del Porcellino. Then, head to Piazza della Signora, a hotspot for political events in Florence for centuries. For the last stop of the tour, head to Ponte Vecchio.

Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

4. Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

Begin your excursion with a 30-minute drive to Pisa, stopping first at the Miracles Field, where you’ll see the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, along with the Duomo and Baptistry. You’ll have time to take photos here and shop for souvenirs.  Florence is a 1-hour drive away, and on arrival you’ll stop at Michelangelo Square for breathtaking views of the major sights of Florence. Your driver will also stop at Santa Croce Church, known best for the tombs of Italian notables such as Michelangelo and Galileo. In the heart of Florence, Repubblica Square, is where you'll experience the major attractions of the city, such as the Duomo, the Porcellino Market and the Old Bridge. After lunch and shopping, depart around 4:00 PM for the drive back to Livorno and your ship. If you’d like to try some of Italy’s best gelato, your driver will make a stop along the way.

Florence by Land & Water: Walking Tour and Arno river E-Boat

5. Florence by Land & Water: Walking Tour and Arno river E-Boat

Morning Tour: Your discovery will start with the ancient Medici Family District.  Along the heart of Florence, you will also walk along the same narrow streets where the Medici' walked, touching the stones used to build their residences and you will see the same monuments that they were used to see every day: the first example of building is Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find as well their Church and mausoleum-Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach then the amazing complex of monuments: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the elegant Giotto bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaioli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, then we reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Finally in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. Here you can admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvelous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenelated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. Continuing on, you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewelery shops.  During the afternoon, bridges, churches, towers, gardens and palaces slide in front of your eyes like in a beautiful film while the e-boat silently slip zero-emission on the water, giving you the opportunity to admire the city of the Renaissance from a privileged and inedited point of view: ci sono places and glimpses of rare beauty visible only from the river! Starting from Ponte alle Grazie, this beautiful electric boat in natural wood will take you on a fascinating journey into the history and art of the city thanks to the commentary of an audio-guide. Stories, anecdotes and secrets related to the river and the noble families whose magnificent palaces are reflected in the water. And the possibility of taking surprising and unusual photos of magnificent architectures such as those of the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor, but also to the well-kept and unexpected garden on the river of the historic Rowing Association, the oarsmen who you will happen to greet as they ply the river with their slender and colorful boats. And finally the evocative passage under the ancient bridges that connect the two parts of the city: the elegant Ponte Santa Trinita adorned with statues and the iconic and romantic Ponte Vecchio with its glittering jewelery.

Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

6. Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

Explore the iconic sights of Florence with a customizable half-day, full-day, or 2-day private sightseeing tour. Your guide will meet you in front of the monument of Manfredo Fanti at Piazza San Marco (half-day and full-day tours) or at your hotel (if the 2-day option is selected) and take you to the attractions that you want to see.  See one of the most visited landmarks in Europe at the Duomo, known for its dome by Brunelleschi. See the octagonal baptistery on Piazza del Duomo, and see the slender Campanile by Giotto. Skip the long lines to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's masterpiece statue of David. Enjoy fast-track entry to the Uffizi Gallery, and admire works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Discover wonderful examples of Florentine architecture on Piazza Signoria, and stroll past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, such as the Porcellino bronze fountain of a boar that is said to bring luck if you place a coin in its jaws or rub its nose. Cross the River Arno via the Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy visiting the shops and admiring the lovely view.

Florence: Uffizi & Academy Gallery Guided Walking Tour

7. Florence: Uffizi & Academy Gallery Guided Walking Tour

Start with a walking tour of this enchanting Renaissance city. Visit all the highlights of the city, such as the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and the Signoria Square. Your tour will continue towards the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and its famous jewelers. Admire the famous “Porcellino” statue that, according to local tradition, brings luck before you move on to Republic Square. Benefit from a group tour with an expert guide in Spanish or English, using the headphones to listen to your guide. After the walking tour visit the Uffizi with your guide, to be captivated by the thousands of masterpieces preserved inside. Works include those by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Your group inside the Uffizi Gallery will be composed of 25 people maximum. You will have 2 and a half hours of free time to have lunch and enjoy the city. Then, visit the Academy Gallery with your guide where Michelangelo's famous statue of David is located.

Florence Golf Cart Tour - Half Day - Guided Tour

8. Florence Golf Cart Tour - Half Day - Guided Tour

Explore Florence with Our Certified Tour Guide on a 4-Hour Golf Cart Tour: Unveil the Elegance of Art and History Welcome to Florence, a city steeped in art, culture, and unparalleled beauty! Hop aboard our comfortable golf cart and let a certified tour guide lead you on an exhilarating journey through the heart of the Renaissance in Italy. Unforgettable Itinerary: Piazza della Repubblica: We kick off our tour at the vibrant Piazza della Repubblica, the pulsating center of the city. Admire the elegant architecture, sparkling fountains, and immerse yourself in the energy of Florence. Ponte Vecchio: Crossing the Arno River, we head to the famous Ponte Vecchio. Witness the jeweler's workshops that adorn the bridge and listen to the intriguing stories behind this Florentine icon. Palazzo Strozzi: An architectural gem, Palazzo Strozzi welcomes us with its magnificence. Discover the history of this Renaissance palace and admire its imposing façade. Piazza della Signoria: is an open-air museum, showcasing sculptures and artworks that narrate the city's history. Our guide will share captivating stories behind each masterpiece. The majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, famous for Brunelleschi's dome, will leave you breathless. Marvel at the Gothic grandeur of this iconic cathedral. Explore the splendid Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, an extraordinary example of religious art. Admire its frescoes and expansive spaces. An enchanting royal residence, Palazzo Pitti welcomes you with its gardens and art collections. We'll unfold the tales of the Medici family and their connection to Florence. One of Florence's most charming squares, Piazza Santa Croce is home to the famous basilica and monuments dedicated to great Italian artists and writers. We reach the most scenic viewpoint in Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can admire the city from above and capture breathtaking photographs. The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte overlooks Florence from the hill. Explore its beauty and revel in the panoramic view it offers of the city. One of Florence's oldest churches, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, houses important artistic treasures. Our guide will unveil hidden secrets. Immerse yourself in Florence's culinary heart at the Mercato Centrale. Discover authentic flavors and local delights as you soak in the daily life of Florentines. Piazza San Firenze: A charming square that narrates Florence's history through its architecture and unique ambiance. We conclude our tour in the fascinating Piazza Santo Spirito, in the Oltrarno district. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit artisan workshops and uncover the authentic side of the city. Book Your Golf Cart Tour Today! Experience Florence in style and comfort, accompanied by the expert knowledge of our certified tour guide. Prepare to be captivated by the history, culture, and beauty of this unparalleled city. Book your tour today and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in Florence.

Private Tour of Florence’s Highlights for Families and Kids

9. Private Tour of Florence’s Highlights for Families and Kids

Make history fun on an exclusive walking tour of Florence with fun stories, tasks and activities for families with children! Explore the city with a passionate Private Guide to discover local legends and fairytales, and learn about historical figures who built this world heritage city. Let your kids experience the wonders of Florence! Choose the 2-hour option to discover the best things to do in Florence for kids and families! The grand architecture and artistic heritage can be intimidating for the little ones, but our experienced local guides know how to show the magic of this city. Your walking tour will begin in the charming square in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and head towards Piazza del Duomo to see the symbol of Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire its outstanding facade and step inside to learn more about this iconic world heritage site. Another point of interest will be the famous bronze bear statue known as Fontana del Porcellino, which is said to bring good luck to those who touch it. Your Private Guide will be more than happy to tell you the legend behind this old tradition, and also share myths about the ancient Roman gods and heroes. Highlights include the iconic Neptune Fountain and a replica of Michelangelo's David in front of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. Nearby you will also find many monuments to great historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, and Galileo Galilei. The tour will end at the picturesque Vecchio Bridge overlooking the Arno River. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your family adventure with a visit to the fantastic Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence! It’s a great attraction for both adults and children, and skip-the-line tickets are included so you will not get bored waiting in the line. Inside you will see real size reconstructions of Leonardo’s innovative machines, some of which are interactive. Learn about the greatest Renaissance man through play and commentary from your Private Guide.

Florence: Group Walking + Uffizi Gallery Tour in Spanish

10. Florence: Group Walking + Uffizi Gallery Tour in Spanish

See the highlights of Florence from the outside, such as the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, and Signoria Square. Visit the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and stroll among its famous jewelers. Stop by the interesting Porcelino statue, a wild boar that is rumored to bring luck, before seeing magnificent Republic Square. Learn about the sights and the history of Florence from your knowledgeable guide. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and admire the highlights of the museum. See the world-famous Venus, The amazing Spring by Botticelli, the beautiful Tondo Doni by Michelangelo, and much more. Discover paintings from the XII to the XVII centuries preserved in a stunning two-floor collection.

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4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Laura our guide just took us to Florence because we've been to Pisa. She had lived there for 17 years and knew all of the side streets and where the main sites were. We'd get out and wander around with a map she'd marked which made it easy for us. Her knowledge of the city was fantastic, and she took us into to see the David; up a tall hill to see the city's overview plus the oldest church built in 800 AD; and finally to a wine tasting in a 500 year old winery. She was fantastic and really went the extra mile for us. Another couple and we booked her in Livorno so she drove us then just to Florence. Well worth the money we spent, because of this experience. We'd do it again in a heartbeat, but make sure to only ask for Laura to take you around. She's great.

Giorgio was a very likeable guide who kindly adapted the tour to include an age appropriate treasure hunt and a stop at the Lego store for my 6 year old upon request. Definitely recommend it!

Michele is a very knowledgeable guide. He has a very engaging way of doing things and has managed to interest even our little daughters. 10 and praise for us, highly recommended!

Our guide ("Gini") made the tour a lot of fun for my 8-year-old daughter by turning it into a game. Would highly recommend the tour and the guide.

Martina was such a pleasure to spend the morning with! The kids loved her and we had so much fun!