Best of Florence Express – Private Tour: Florence Highlights

Save time and see the best of Florence in a few hours. Enjoy a private tour of Florence’s must-sees, the David and the Uffizi, perfect for those short on time.

Highlights of Florence Private Tour:


See the Best of Florence in 1 day

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the city with your own personal guide to make the most of your time in our best tour of Florence

David by Michelangelo

See the David by Michelangelo, with our great guides.

Uffizi Gallery

Explore the world famous Uffizi Gallery.

UNESCO Heritage Florence

Enjoy a brief introduction to the historic center all in one tour.

Save Time & See it All!

The Highlights of Florence tour is a great way to see the best of Florence if you have limited time.

See the major Highlights of Florence easily

The David by Michelangelo, famous paintings in the Uffizi gallery, by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli as well as must see landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).

Top attractions in the Best Florence Tour

All Florence’s top attractions are covered.

Perfect for shore excursions from Livorno

Start at a time that suits you and enjoy a great introduction to Florence’s top attractions with a great guide.

Features of the Highlights of Florence Private Tour – see the Best of Florence In 1 Day

  • A great tour for those with limited time, such as people on cruise ship shore excursions
  • No map reading necessary as our guides will lead you to all the essential sites of the city!
  • Tour the Uffizi Gallery to see Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the only Michelangelo painting ever completed, works by Leonardo da Vinci and more
  • Visit the original David by Michelangelo at the Accademia
  • Explore the highlights of Florence’s city centre, including the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Piazza della Repubblica



Tour Details

The finer details of the tours:

Length: 4-4 h 30 min

Meeting Point: Will be supplied after booking.

Note: We may not be able to accommodate last minute museum times in high season for both museums consecutively, so please tell us in the notes section if you are flexible on timing and or days.

Unavailable dates: The Uffizi and Accademia Galleries are closed on Mondays, the 1st of May, Christmas & New Year. This tour is also unavailable on the first Sunday of each month as museums entry is free and they do not accept reservations for those days, meaning we cannot guarantee entry times.

Includes: Your own private guide, pre-reserved museum entry to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Museum.

Excludes: Optional gratuities.

Museum security: Due to increased security, some delays are to be expected. We do in any case offer the quickest possibly entry. Backpacks, large bags, ‘selfie-sticks’ and long umbrellas are not permitted in all locations. It is not always possible to check them in so please carry as little as possible.

Weather: rain or shine

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.

7 reviews for Best of Florence Express – Private Tour: Florence Highlights

  1. Heather Pigott

    Our family of five had a private tour with Irena and she was fantastic. So knowledgeable but also very relatable – the whole family loved her. My teenage boys were not exactly looking forward to another tour but Irena kept their attention

  2. Karon Ferrara

    We booked a private tour for a group of four because we didn’t have enough time to do separate tours and were in Florence over a Monday when many museums are closed. Molly, our guide, held degrees in art history, so she was perfect for the task. She led us through the Uffizzi Gallery and Academia to see Michelangelo’s David. Her expertise made it worth every penny. This is my fifth time to use ArtViva tours. I wouldn’t risk choosing another company because these guides have been so knowledgable.

  3. Stephen Sherman

    Our guide Carlotta was very knowledgeable and a fantastic leader. She strung together exhibits with common themes and interesting back stories. In 4 hours we were able to experience much of the Uffizi, the Accademia and other sites of interest in Florence. She introduced us to an historical family of jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio who showed us their incredible studio. We had a fantastic tour and can’t wait to go back to spend more time with Carlotta

  4. Anne Collins

    ArtViva organised a bespoke “Highlights of Florence” tour for us at very short notice in peak season, but we still had the privilege of being guided around the Uffizi, the Academia and the Medici Chapels with local Florentine, Carlotta. Carlotta’s love of Florence, it’s history and the cultural richness it holds was infectious. We learnt a lot and will be asking for Carlotta when we are back!

  5. Misha Liang

    Alex was a wonderful tour guide. He was full of knowledge and answered all our questions about the city, museums, history, and art. The detail he provided was eye opening and now have a wealth of knowledge about the different eras and artists that I never knew before. Would highly recommend this tour.

  6. Alan Smith & Bruce Curnutt

    Our tour guide, Laura, was wonderful. Her expertise and insights into the art masterpieces and artists provided a deeper understanding of the beautiful art. This tour made great use of the short time we had in Florence so that we could see and appreciate the best parts of what to see and do without being overwhelmed. We would highly recommend this tour.

  7. Roger Fenningdorf

    Both my wife and I had been to the Uffizi and the Accademia before, but Laura brought both museums to life with deep knowledge of the artists and the history that surrounded the pieces. What a difference Laura made as we truly experienced these museums rather than just visiting them. Highly recommend Laura and ArtViva

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