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Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide provided by Raphael Tours in Florence

Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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About
Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is packed with monuments, art, and architecture. Find the city’s highlights on a walking tour, and get the background info on the city and its sights from a local guide. With photo stops aplenty, the experience offers the perfect way for first-time visitors to discover Florence. Even better: Numbers are capped at 15 for a small-group experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Highlights
  • Explore Florence with a local guide for insider info about the city
  • Enjoy a more interactive tour experience with just 15 people per group
  • Have the chance to take more photos than you would do on a coach tour
  • Hear the stories behind historical sites, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce
What to expect
  • With your small group and guide, start your Florence tour with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Croce. Hear how the Franciscan church is the resting place of Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and admire its architecture with your guide. Pass through Piazza dei Peruzzi, home of the medieval Bargello Palace, and browse the stalls of Mercato del Porcellino, Florence’s bustling central market. Strike a pose for photos on the Ponte Vecchio, and hear the history behind the city’s iconic bridge. Continue through Piazza della Signoria, home to the Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, and then stand before Florence Duomo with its beautiful terracotta-colored dome. As you admire the duomo, learn about the piazza’s other significant monuments, including Giotto’s Bell Tower and Florence Baptistery. Your tour then ends at the Church of San Lorenzo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Florence with a local guide for insider info about the city
  • Enjoy a more interactive tour experience with just 15 people per group
  • Have the chance to take more photos than you would do on a coach tour
  • Hear the stories behind historical sites, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce
What to expect
  • With your small group and guide, start your Florence tour with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Croce. Hear how the Franciscan church is the resting place of Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and admire its architecture with your guide. Pass through Piazza dei Peruzzi, home of the medieval Bargello Palace, and browse the stalls of Mercato del Porcellino, Florence’s bustling central market. Strike a pose for photos on the Ponte Vecchio, and hear the history behind the city’s iconic bridge. Continue through Piazza della Signoria, home to the Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, and then stand before Florence Duomo with its beautiful terracotta-colored dome. As you admire the duomo, learn about the piazza’s other significant monuments, including Giotto’s Bell Tower and Florence Baptistery. Your tour then ends at the Church of San Lorenzo.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20455P55
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 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, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Piazza Santa Croce
    Ponte Vecchio
    Piazza della Signoria
    Piazza del Duomo
    Basilica di San Lorenzo
  • You'll end at
    Piazza di San Lorenzo
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    See address & details
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4.5
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cristina
London, UK67 contributions
Nice walk around the town!
Sep 2020
It was a nice walk around the city, and the guide was also very nice. I think it was somewhat lacking in information, like the tour could have been a bit more filled with nuggets of information... But maybe i'm just picky! it was a rainy day so part of the time we were sheltering from rain :)
Written 27 September 2020
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Carlos Q
13 contributions
Very informative and easy
Mar 2020
This was a nice walking tour, not too long and our guide Glenda was amazing. We were lucky enough that our tour was private as everyone else had cancelled and Glenda took us around the city and told us all about it. We took the night tour which was nice and things were not as busy. The tour ended at a nice late night snack time at the central market food court.
Written 17 March 2020
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Expedition649529
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Great option for hitting the highlights
Feb 2020
We had a great time on this tour! 2 of our 3 people had never been to Florence and this tour provided a great option for hitting the highlights of Florence. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who only has a few days in Florence. We used the information from this tour to check out additional tours and museums based on the information and recommendations provided by our guide, Glenda.
Written 4 March 2020
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pramod1031
Ashburn, VA21 contributions
Nice Primer to Florence
Feb 2020 • Solo
Everyone should do this walking tour the very first thing when they get to Firenze - the guide was very knowledgeable and gave us all the necessary details as to how to navigate the streets and find the best attractions. We went thru’ the best of Firenze in about 2-3 hours giving us enough information to spend more time at each museum or site on our own .. we even got introduction to shopping in Firenze including the infamous leather artifacts ..
Written 22 February 2020
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Anthony M
2 contributions
Great introduction to Florence
Feb 2020
While visiting Italy, we were based in Rome and had a free day to travel to Florence. This two hour walking tour was a great way to see the main sites in Florence. Daniel, our tour guide, gave us great insights into the most famous places and discussed the history of the city including the Medici Family, Dante and, of course, Michelangelo.

We would highly recommend this tour. Daniel also helped us map out the rest of our day and even gave us some great recommendations for lunch!
Written 8 February 2020
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anne p
San Isidro, Argentina1 contribution
Florence by night
Dec 2019 • Solo
Thank you Glenda for the interesting sightseeing walking tour. To discover Florence by night was really a pleasure, it seemed another city, much quieter.
Written 14 January 2020
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Jeanmarie M
1 contribution
Evening tour of Florence
Dec 2019 • Family
Glenda was a terrific guide on our evening sightseeing tour of Florence. We definitely felt more comfortable exploring the city on our own after this tour!
Written 9 January 2020
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nettylittleborough
littleborough33 contributions
Great walking tour of Florence.
We really enjoyed our walking tour of Florence. It's so much better going on a small group tour as your guide ( in our case Glenda ) can interact with you on a very personal level and can make the story of Florence come alive in a much more interesting way than when you are in a huge group. Glenda was really friendly and informative and told us lots of interesting snippets of information as well as giving us all the historical facts about this beautiful city. I would really recommend this company and found the tour well worth the money especially if you only have a short time to see the many fabulous attractions Florence has to offer.
Written 25 October 2019
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Cathy C
5 contributions
2 Hour Tour of Florence
Sep 2019
We had a wonderful and very informative walking tour to see the major sites in Florence. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal.
Written 15 September 2019
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Eileen
Jacksonville, FL24 contributions
Great tour to orient you to Florence
Sep 2019 • Friends
Our tour guide Glenda customized the walking tour to our interest. Great guide and 2 hours was the perfect amount of time. We covered many areas and Glenda keep the tour moving while relying interesting stories of Florence.
Written 6 September 2019
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Loved the marketplace and the past making and tasking.
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