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Florence Tour Highlights-The Best Guides, Florence Tours and Experiences in Florence

The original Birth of Venus – need we say more? (Actually, two floors more of artworks!)

You can find the famous Uffizi museum just in the city center of Florence

The pride of Florence!

Santa Maria del Fiore

See the Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi’s Dome, one of the greatest wonders of the Renaissance on our Original Florence Walk.

Take in Florence’s stunning Old Bridge and its calm mirror-like waters.

Also known for the Vasari Corridor.

Now famous for the jewelers of Florence that have a shop on the Ponte Vecchio

Get up close and (very) personal with Michelangelo’s original Statue of David.

Top 10 list of the Best Florence Tours

Join highly acclaimed guides to lead you on the most unique Florentine journey. Be guided through the Uffizi Gallery; Vasari’s Corridor; or on an overview of the city.

Experience the best Florence sightseeing tours, Florence guided tours and Florence excursions.

The Best of Florence Tours in One Glorious Day (or two)

Make the most of our guides’ expert knowledge with three of our most popular excursions in one excellent package! Get a feel for the real Florence in intimate groups as you explore the city’s world-famous art and architecture.

Tour Package Includes:

The Original Florence Walking Tour
Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery
The Original David – Accademia Museum Visit

The Best of Florence and Tuscany Package
One special price opens to door to this iconic city and its romantic surroundings. Our unsurpassed guides will share the secrets of its refined culture, as well as whisking you away for a full-day visit to three Tuscan hilltop towns, including lunch and wine tasting at a regional villa.

Tour Package Includes:

The Original Florence Walking Tour
The Best of Tuscany Tour-Small Group
Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour
The Original David Tour – Accademia Museum Visit

The Original Florence Walking Tour
Join the fun – we offer the chance to experience the entertaining walking adventure featured on numerous TV documentaries. Highly recommended by just about every major travel guide, our exploration of the city’s streets is a great way to learn about its fascinating past.

Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour
Ours is the only guided visit that covers both levels of the iconic Uffizi Gallery, giving you the best view of art’s greatest masterpieces. As featured in a BBC World documentary with Michael Palin, it offers easy access to the world-famous art museum.

The Original David Tour – Accademia Museum Visit
Visit the Accademia and watch art and history be brought to life by our guides. Ours is the only tour that focuses solely on Michelangelo and his statue of David, allowing you to marvel at the masterpiece and discover its story in an intimate group.

Sex, Drugs & Renaissance Tour: Adults Only
From the shocking lifestyles of the rich and famous to the seedy underbelly of the city’s past, this absolute first for Florence tours invites you to hear about the scandals that rocked the Renaissance.

An Evening Walk – Murders, Mystery & Wine!
The charming medieval Oltrarno quarter hides a dark and mysterious past. Let our experts lead you through its intriguing history on this unique twilight adventure, before taking the edge off with a glass of Italian wine.

Italian Passions Food & Wine Tour
Shop not just like a local, but actually with a local! Delve into Italy’s gastronomic culture on this sumptuous experience of food, including more tastings than any other package of its kind.

Monumental Marvels: Duomo Museum & Baptistery Tour
Our unparalleled guides will unveil the secrets of one of the oldest monuments in the city, the Baptistery, plus the newly-renovated Opera del Duomo Museum. Don’t miss the chance to access the crypt of the cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome and climb Giotto’s Bell Tower at your own leisure.

Original Florence Walk & David Tour

Sites & Statues – Florentine Stories & Michelangelo’s David
If you’re short on time, we have the ideal excursion for you. Our good-humoured guide will accompany you on a walking tour around the city to take in its sites and stories, as well as giving you pre-reserved access to the Accademia museum.

About Florence

Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region in Italy. Approximately 380,000 people call Florence home, with more than 1.5 million living in the surrounds.

Founded in 59 BC, Florence was established by Julius Caesar’s solders who named the area “Florentia”, in honour of the Goddess Flora – the symbol of spring and fertility.

A bridge was built where now stands the current Ponte Vecchio (which translates, correctly, to “Old Bridge”), at the narrowest part of the Arno River that runs from the Apennines, through Florence and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea.  

The Roman Forum was set up where now stands the Piazza della Repubblica, whilst a theatre was built in today’s Piazza della Signora and Roman baths where now sits the Florence Cathedral, Il Duomo.

After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD, a market was established selling international wares where traders would pass through, establish Florence from this time on as a European hub of finance and trade.

Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, where many of the biggest characters earned their name in history. Florence was home to the important Medici family as well as writers and political, social and religious figures including Galileo, Machiavelli, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio and Savonarola. Numerous master artists also hail from or at least lived out most of their lives in Florence (think Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Vasari, Donatello, Ghiberti, Masaccio, Rafael, da Vinci and more).

The wealth of the Renaissance also fostered the establishment of Florence as a fashion capital, giving rise to a range of artisan crafts and markets such as the fabric trade, fashion designers, cobblers, leather artisans, jewelers, milliners and the like.

Italy then went through a period of turbulence lasting for two centuries after the Renaissance, culminating with the establishment of the Kingdom of Italy, seeing the unification of the various regions to form the Italy we know today.

From 1865-1871, Florence was the capital of this Italy, during which time the city was given a little bit of a facelift, including the remodeling of the central Piazza della Repubblica.

Florence then had its own renaissance in world fashion after the end of the Second World War, giving rise to names such as Roberto Cavalli, Enrico Coveri, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci and Guccio Gucci.

Today, the city of Florence is a great mix of medieval, Renaissance and early modern architecture. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. There are also a great number of exceptional artworks, many housed in the Uffizi Gallery, plus Michelangelo’s David standing in the Academia Gallery.

The city has never lost its artistic and creative spirit, to this day attracting many art and artisan students to the various art schools and studios in Florence.

As the capital of the gastronomically-rich Tuscan region, Florence has also developed a world-class cuisine that today blends the quality foods of the well-to-do (such as Florentine Beefsteak) with the delicious slow-cooked lower class recipes such as Ribollita, Trippa (tripe), Zuppa di Cipolla (Onion Soup) and a range of delicious sweets.

Visiting Florence today thus gives visitors a chance to see some of the world’s best art by master artists, visit historic palaces and piazzas, enjoy some fabulous shopping for designer and bespoke fashion items, plus to dine on delicious traditional Florentine and Tuscan food (gratefully paired with excellent Tuscan wine).

Now a day there are a lot of Florence Tours, but which Florence Tours would be best if you visit Florence? This, of course, depends on your personal interest. Do you like a cooking class? a tour of the countryside around Florence? a tour with all the must-sees of Florence?  or a museum tour? If you are not able to find the perfect Florence Tours for you we are there to help you find the perfect Florence Tours. Just visit our Get in Touch page and we will help you.

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