Best of Florence Half Day Private Tour


Our Best of Florence private tour offers the best overall introduction to the most famous Renaissance city. With a local expert leading the way, you’ll check off your bucket list of the city’s highlights such as the famous Duomo, the Signoria square, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, while listening to the intriguing stories behind the monuments.

More than that, this tour takes you on an adventure to Oltrarno — the other side of the Arno river. You’ll have an authentic taste of Florentine life, quite literally, as you savor the locals’ favorite gelato or cappuccino!
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    Why you'll love this

  • Explore Florence’s must-see sights in a few hours
  • Demystify the cradle of the Renaissance with your own private local guide
  • Get off the beaten track and discover Florentine lifestyle in Oltrarno
  • Savor a local’s favorite gelato or cappuccino - it’s on us!

    What's included

  • The highlights and hidden gems of Florence in a few hours
  • A passionate local guide with invaluable insider info
  • A gelato and a coffee break offered alongside your guide

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Your guide

Knowing Florence inside-out through years of exploring, our city guides are all locals, hand-picked for their abundant insider knowledge, native fluency in English, and their passion to share the city’s secrets with our visitors. Insatiable lovers of Florence, our local guides are ready to uncover the city’s rich history and to bring you to the heart of the Florentine life style through food, history, and Florentine culture.


5.0 / 5.0 - Based on 11 reviews
Last reviewed: January 04 2020
Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 03h00

  • Private Tour

  • Group Size
    6 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

  • 11 reviews
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The itinerary

Meeting your guide on the Republic square, you’ll start your exploration of the city from its Roman foundations. A few steps away stands the city’s most glorious monument, the cathedral, known locally as the Duomo for its impressive dome. You’ll not only admire its beauty, but learn about the engineering feat and the intriguing history behind this marvel. Have a close look at the magnificent gate of the baptistery and its relief sculptures that have brought the city to the Renaissance.

After a stop at the leather market to meet the city’s beloved mascot, you’ll reach the bank of the Arno river and enjoy the best vantage point for the picturesque old bridge known as Ponte Vecchio. Over the bridge, the secret corridor built by the powerful Medici family takes you to the Uffizi Courtyard and once the city’s political center, the Piazza Signoria. Today it has become an open-air gallery dotted with beautiful sculptures, including a copy of Michelangelo’s David that marks the entrance to the historic city hall, where this masterpiece was meant to be.

Beyond the historic heart, this walking tour sets you apart from the pack by taking you to the other side of the Arno, the Oltrarno. Not only will you admire the purist esthetic of the Santo Spirito Church and the monumentality of Medici’s Pitti Palace, you’ll also visit the artisans’ neighborhood and enjoy a relaxing coffee break among the locals – all in an intimate private tour!

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