Private tour

Best of Florence Highlights with private guide

4.9 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

Best of Florence Highlights with private guide

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

From US$ 191.99 per person

Discover the Cradle of the Renaissance on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence with a local guide, and marvel at monuments such as the Basilica di Santa Croce, Palazzo Bargello, Piazza della Repubblica, and much more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the historical heart of Florence with a local guide
  • Listen to stories about the Italian Renaissance
  • Stroll down medieval streets and see landmark attractions such as the Duomo
Full description
Get an introduction to the history of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence city center, and discover a host of historical monuments with the help of a local guide. Go for a stroll through the cloisters of the Basilica di Santa Croce, and then make your way to Piazza dei Peruzzi and the Palazzo Bargello. Pass Porcellino market, and then listen to the story of the city's oldest bridge at the Ponte Vecchio. Wander small streets that date back to the Middle Ages to arrive at the political heart of the city at Piazza della Signoria. Get impressive views of the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, historically the home of the government of Florence.  Arrive at Piazza del Duomo in the oldest part of the city. Marvel at the marble engravings and the magnificent dome of the Duomo. Continue to the Basilica di San Lorenzo, from where you can explore the market district by yourself.
  • Local guide
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet by the statue of Dante on the steps of the Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce.

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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4.9 /5

based on 88 reviews

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We booked the tour online 2 days before. Everything worked perfectly. Great organization. Information came via email. At the agreed meeting point we met Giaccomo, who guided us through the city for two hours. He made it so interesting, especially for our 3 children, that they persevered. Highly recommended and thank you!

July 29, 2021

Very positive experience. Daniel, our guide, spent more time than expected. He entertained us with historical, architectural and curiosities that made the visit interesting. Useful information also for visiting Florence in a more organized way. Very available to our questions and attentive to our times, he put us at ease. Absolutely not hasty explanations. Thanks, it was a pleasure

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August 17, 2020

Great introduction to the historic center of Florence. As we had only 2-3 days in Florence, this tour allowed us to see and appreciate the key areas of the beautiful city. Our guide, Daniel did a terrific job in the sweltering heat, helping us to learn more about and love Florence.

August 14, 2019

Product ID: 93984