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Florence City Tour & David provided by Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours

Florence City Tour & David
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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
This tour has been my best selling one for over 15 years. Customers finish the tour truly understanding the importance of the Renaissance and the Medici family. We cover topics that to many society's today are taboo but during the Renaissance were part of everyday life. I love sharing the ironic, strange & different daily routines of Renaissance Florence. All tours are considered semi-private up to 11 people. If your party is composed of 12 people or more people it automatically becomes 100% private.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 198602P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
A booking up to 11 people is consdered a semi private group size • Licensed native speaker tour guide • Skip the line tickets to the Academy of Fine Arts • A booking of 12 or more people is automatically considered a 100% private tour • Personal headsets are provided if the group exceeds 7 people • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
Duration
3h
Departure details
Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Directly in front of the reserved door of the Academy of Fine Arts
Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy Near the most famous bridge in Florence the Ponte Vecchio
Inclusions
A booking up to 11 people is consdered a semi private group size • Licensed native speaker tour guide • Skip the line tickets to the Academy of Fine Arts • A booking of 12 or more people is automatically considered a 100% private tour • Personal headsets are provided if the group exceeds 7 people • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
Departure details
Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Directly in front of the reserved door of the Academy of Fine Arts
Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy Near the most famous bridge in Florence the Ponte Vecchio
Duration
3h
Return details
Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy Near the most famous bridge in Florence the Ponte Vecchio
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
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 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Ricasoli, 58
    Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Directly in front of the reserved door of the Academy of Fine Arts
    See address & details
  • 1
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Palazzo Medici Riccardi
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Battistero di San Giovanni
  • 3
    Piazza della Signoria
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Corridoio Vasariano
  • 4
    Ponte Vecchio
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Ponte Vecchio
    Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
    Near the most famous bridge in Florence the Ponte Vecchio
    See address & details
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Alex
1 contribution
Virtual Wine Tasting
Oct 2020
Several friends and I got together for a virtual wine tasting with Paul. What an amazing experience. Paul has a wealth of knowledge about all Italian wines but we decided to focus on Chianti. Paul recommended 6 wines for us to taste and he broke them down effortlessly. He pointed out the nuances of each one and explained in detail how they were made. Paul is passionate about his craft and has a great personality that will also make you laugh a lot. I can't wait for the next one we do!
I highly recommend Paul for any virtual wine tasting and I am certainly going to visit Paul in Florence for an in person tasting and tour.
Written 13 October 2020
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Ron
2 contributions
Had many great tours in Italy - but Paul was the BEST!
Oct 2019
We had a group of 11 people and for most of us it was our first trip to Florence. We received a very favorable recommendation from a neighbor (Spencer Parkinson). In fact it almost seemed too good. But he was spot on. Paul is the best. I reached out to him and he responded extremely fast to ascertain what we were looking to see, spend and customize. He tour of Florence and the wonderful art was very enlightening. He had such a great way to focus in and expand our knowledge. The group enjoyed the banter with him. He was always very engaging and kept all of our interest. He also arranged some private car tours around Tuscany and to Cinque Terre for us. Booking with Paul was a great decision!!
Written 11 April 2020
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EdistoJanie
Edisto Beach28 contributions
There is only one Paul
Nov 2019 • Friends
For 9 years I have hired Paul to guide my Florence tours. I bring 20-50 people every year to Tuscany. No one does it better. His in-depth knowledge is second to no one. Whether you are a family, couple, group or single traveler, call or message him for availability and pricing. He has his history down and will cultivate in you a passion for Florence. I will never go to Florence without some time with Paul Costa. He is simply, the best!
Written 7 March 2020
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Michael T.
1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Nov 2019 • Friends
Paul did an awesome tour. We spent a good amount of time in the Galleria dell’ Accademia, where we learned so much about Renaissance Art and life in that period, Paul’s knowledge is unsurpassed. And at the end of the day, we had so much to share with each other in our group about what we had learned. Paul is engaging as a guide, and makes you feel like the experience is individual to you and your group, nothing came off as scripted, or a story he’d told a thousand times. Would highly recommend him to anyone, and look forward to doing one of his tours again.
Written 1 February 2020
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1debmom
Houston, TX11 contributions
Fabulous Florence!!!!
Best decision ever to have Paul help us with our trip! We were a party of eleven ranging in age from 20 - 83. Our Viking cruise was docked in Livorno and we wanted to maximize our time seeing Florence and Pisa. Paul was unavailable to lead our group but he arranged for two vans with very pleasant and knowledgeable drivers to meet our ship at the dock. We drove first to Florence where we met our guide, Siro. He had a passion for the art and architecture of the region. Our first stop was David! He was magnificent! By arriving early, we were very fortunate to have very light crowds. Siro shared so much knowledge about Michelangelo and the creation of David. We were able to linger and learn from Siro as we walked fully around the amazing sculpture. Next we were off for a walking tour of the city. Again, Siro was a great guide in sharing his knowledge while being sensitive to my in-laws slower mobility. Following the tour, we had free time to shop and eat lunch before meeting up with our drivers for our drive to Pisa. We arrived late afternoon and the lighting was perfect for fun pictures with the leaning tower!!! The next time in Tuscany, I will not hesitate to call Paul to help us with our tours. The tour he arranged for us was so much better than anything offered through the shore excursions on the ship!!
Written 1 February 2020
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Bob C
San Diego, CA10 contributions
Hall of Fame Tour Guide - the best
Oct 2019
Paul is absolutely the best. It was our second time using him - this time we had him all to ourselves. Learned as much on this tour as we did on the first one. Love his sense of humor too. Can't recommend him enough. You will come away with a greater appreciation of art and the era in which it was created understanding the people too.
Written 29 January 2020
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KOB
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Every aspect of Florence came alive with Paul Costa!
Jun 2019
Paul is second to none! From the moment I sent him an email, his care and attention to detail was remarkable. He responded to my inquiry within hours and then called me to discuss our needs so he could cater to our family, He helped me organize our entire trip from Venice to Florence to Rome, and provided guides in each of those locations. Paul was the most knowledgeable, engaging guide I have ever had! He shared so much knowledge and fully engaged our 7 year old son and 12 year old daughter, as much as he engaged my husband and I. I would recommend Paul to anyone interested in really getting to know the history, arts and magic of Florence. He is truly amazing!
Written 27 January 2020
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Jay H
1 contribution
Gets Better every time
Sep 2019
This was the second time we had a tour with Paul. It was fantastic he makes it so easy to understand what we are seeing. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and as an easy way to get that information across. I will always know what red means when I am looking at art now.
Written 27 January 2020
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Alexandra H
Alameda, CA1 contribution
What a unique and fascinating way to experience Florence!
Nov 2019
I booked a tour with Paul for myself and three family members on the last day of our two week Italy trip. What a great way to end our trip! Paul is so engaging and involves everyone in the discussion. Other tours I have been on felt more like a walking lecture. This was more like a conversation. Paul is a wealth of knowledge and most importantly is so passionate! Even though I am sure he has told the same stories time after time, you can feel his excitement for Italian history and art. Hiring Paul for a tour is truly a unique experience. Highly recommend!
Written 9 December 2019
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Richard S
Longwood, FL23 contributions
Florence was amazing with Paul Costa!
Nov 2019
On a scale of 1-10, Paul was a 12! We could not have been more impressed with his in-depth knowledge of Florence's rich history, his mastery of the renaissance art (both in paintings and sculptures), and his very engaging technique helping us to better engage and understand what we were seeing and experiencing. I highly recommend Paul to anyone traveling to Florence, or throughout Italy. Paul was as wonderful, creative, and enlightening as Florence itself!
Written 5 November 2019
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Paul Costa Will NOT Let Covid Stop Your Tuscan Wine Tasting Experience
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Excellent guide with noticeable knowledge. Humourous and absolutely kids-friendly, there is a perfect amount of wal
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WOW! No better tour guide!
If you are going to look for a tour guide while in Italy, make no mistake, Paul Costa is The Best you will ever ima
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The BEST tour guide
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Outstanding Your Guide
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Second to None!
We used Paul Costa for our tour of Florence in the summer of 2018 and it was fantastic. After that experience, the
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Tour In Florence
Our family of ten visited Florence this morning, and toured with Paul. What a great experience! He was funny, inf
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Venice by foot and by boat ,EXCEPTIONAL !!!
My wife and I met Paul in Venice and were soon to meet Igor . Both were fabulous tour guides , answered all of our
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Rome and Florence
After searching for a good tour guide for our family trip to Rome and Florence, we found Paul Costa of Tuscan Tours
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Enjoying Venice Italy!
Paolo Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide lined us up with a terrific guide for 4 of us to tour the city of Venice. My wife
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Great tours in Florence, Rome, and Pompeii!
We booked our tours through Paul Costa. The tours were private and well-tailored to our interests and to our child
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Excellent! Highly recommend!!
I have been on two of Paul's tours. Both have been fantastic. He is a gifted story teller --and so knowledgeable.
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Highly recommend!!!
My husband and I did a half day tour of Florence with Paul this summer. It was by far the best part of our trip!! W
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Uffizi perfection!
I had the pleasure of taking a personalized tour of the Uffizi galleries with Paul. I knew there was quality artwor
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Great Tour of Florence
Paul gave us a tour of Florence which was fantastic. How he connected religion, history, etc together was amazing.
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