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Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Firenze, Italy
Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, but there’s so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, checking off top attractions such as the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Giotto's Bell Tower.
  • Admire Florence highlights including Florence Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria
  • Marvel at landmarks such as Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Santa Croce Church
  • Learn more about Florence’s rich history and heritage from a local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
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Gratuities
Piazza di Santa Croce , Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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

Piazza di San Lorenzo , Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Meet your local guide and small group of up to 15 people in central Florence. Set out to explore the city on foot, starting with a visit to the magnificent Church of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Rossini, and Machiavelli are buried.

Continue to Piazza dei Peruzzi to see the Bargello Palace, a striking medieval building often overlooked by visitors to Florence. Next, pass through the lively Porcellino market and stop to pose for photos on the Ponte Vecchio, as your guide fills you in on the history of the renowned 14th-century bridge.

The next stop is Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence, where highlights include the grand Palazzo Vecchio, and the legendary Uffizi Gallery (entrance not included), home to masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Finally, arrive at the spectacular centerpiece of Florence – Piazza Duomo, where you can marvel at the stunning Florence Cathedral and admire other architectural wonders, including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s bell tower, and the Baptistery.

After a morning taking in the city highlights, your tour ends by the Church of San Lorenzo, where you can continue exploring the nearby markets or stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the many restaurants.
Itinerary
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Piazza Santa Croce
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. You will see first the outside of the Church of Santa Croce, the principal Franciscan church of Florence with its wonderful frescoes. 
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Ponte Vecchio
Then it is on to Piazza dei Peruzzi and the Bargello Palace. A short walk will bring you to the Porcellino market and here your guide will tell you all about Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s oldest bridge dating back to the 14th century.
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Piazza della Signoria
Wander around 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.
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Piazza del Duomo
Arrive in Piazza del Duomo in the oldest part of the city. Marvel at the marble engravings and the magnificent dome of the Duomo, the baptistery's paradise door and Giotto's bell tower.
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Basilica di San Lorenzo
Continue to the Basilica di San Lorenzo, from where you can explore the market district by yourself.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide.

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star-5
Great tour
Anonymous
, Oct 2021
I would like to give a tip how do you do that. We loved it guide was wonderful she was very knowledgeable and kind, the city was clean and beautiful. We loved our guide, great value just the right time
star-5
Excellent tour
Silke_V
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide Giacomo was excellent! He knows Florence very well, the history, the architecture and the stories behind. We enjoyed the tour very much.
star-5
Florence
Nelson_S
, Jul 2021
We had a great time. Glenda did an excellent job. 💚 She showed the beautiful city of Florence and its history.
star-5
A good 2 hours spent.
Helen_B
, Sep 2020
A very informative tour. Our group was only 4 which I think made it easier. The guide was lovely, I don't know how she remembers it all.
star-5
Rainy night fun
Scott_H
, Mar 2020
This tour better then we could have imagined! The weather was horrible but our tour guide Glenda still gave us the best tour we could ask for. She was very knowledgeable and answered many of our questions!!
star-5
A perfect introduction to beautiful Florence...
Mary_P
, Feb 2020
This tour was exactly what we were looking for. A perfect opportunity to get our bearings in Florence and to get a sense of what we might like to revisit in subsequent days. Our guide, Daniel, was great -- with lots of wonderful suggestions of what a person might want to do and see in Florence. We took several of his suggestions in the days that followed and -- in so doing -- found our way to some really special Florence experiences.
star-4
Good tour
Tanya_B
, Dec 2019
Had a nice tour with our guide. Very detailed and gave a thorough explanation of everything we were looking at. Saw pretty much all the highlights. She kept checking in with us to ensure we were good. Solid tour!
star-5
Tour for two!
Jean W
, Oct 2019
Our guide Daniel met us at the station and tailored our walk to our specific wants. Two hours probably wasn’t long enough but we were ready for a rest and enjoyed our lunch at a restaurant recommended by Daniel. An excellent and interesting tour.
star-5
Great Way to See the City Before venturing out
Nomad09928443777
, Oct 2019
This was amazing- exactly what we wanted. We did this tour shortly after we arrived in Florence. This gave us the opportunity to see how truly Florence is a walking city and what to expect and to make sure we didn't miss. We loved our tour guide, Alicea, she was very knowledge and fun! Thank you!
star-4
Walking tour of Florence
khf1963
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time in Florence, although very hot, we had a guide to ourselves who shared many stories about the architecture and history of Florence on a morning walking tour. The shops, food and scenery were amazing - only wish we had more time to explore - we had to be back on a bus to the cruise port by 3:30 which does cut the day short - we'll have to return to see more.

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