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Walks of Italy
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Ranked #29 of 382 Tours in Florence
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Owner description: Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences throughout Florence & Tuscany! As featured in Rick Steves' guidebooks. Day trips, activities & guided tours in Italy's greatest destinations. Our tours are truly small group (maximum 12) or private, giving you the maximum choice and flexibility for all budgets. Discounts offered for seniors, students & children, so bring the whole family! Unlike other companies, Walks of Italy secures EXCLUSIVE access to sites across Italy, unlocking hidden gems like the private suburban baths in Pompeii (with ancient brothel!), Doge's Secret Passages in Venice, a private Renaissance palace in Florence, the Colosseum's underground & top tier in Rome, and even VIP access to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City—just to name a few! All our guides are hand-picked, English-fluent passionate experts in their local regions. Our company is committed to the principles of sustainability in travel, providing carbon offsets for transfers, patronizing local artisans and farmers, and bringing you off the beaten path away from tourist hoards whenever possible. Walk with us, and fill your vacation with unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime!
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Uffizi Gallery – Raphael, Da Vinci & Botticelli
My daughter and I enjoyed our small group tour of the Uffizi. Our guide was very informative and told us interesting tidbits we would not have known about the artists, paintings, and the period. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the highlights of the Uffizi.

Thank gbearce
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Our tour was more than excellent. Our guide, Charles, was very knowledgeable and had interesting stories to convey on our walk throught the streets of Florence. I would hire Walks of Italy on our ext visit to.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

"We took 3 Walks of Italy tours while in Rome, Florence and Venice and each was a great experience. The guides were thorough and friendly and welcomed our questions. In Rome, we had the VIP Access Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum tour but some rain caused the Underground and 3rd tier portions to be cancelled and refunded. Our guide Fernando was an archeologist and he showed us his own finds on the Palantine Hill! His passion about the preservation of Rome is evident and we enjoyed his tour! In Florence, we took the Best of Florence City Stroll, David & Duomo Underground. Elvira was awesome, even if some tour members took photos of Davd when they weren't supposed to! This tour covers the city from David to the Rialto Bridge and was worth every hour! In Venice, we took the VIP Boat Excursion with Karen and it was awesome. Just being in the private boat was worth the price as we cruised along the canals passing crowded tour craft and vaporettos. She also told of of an awesome secret spot for drinks and views that was not crowded and NOT in any Rick Steves book! We loved it and appreciated Karen telling us about it, even if she asked us not to tell you the name of the place!"

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I would recommend this to everyone! Not only do you get local knowledge about the best places to buy food, you get a good understanding of why it's so good. We were given a tour by Riccardo, who is very funny and has a real passion for Florence and great a knowledge about wine. We tasted a variety of salamis, cheeses, cured meats and local speciality Lampredotto, as well as ice cream and wine of course! The tour was very relaxed and I felt like we got the best of each place. I recommend taking the tour at the beginning of your stay, especially if like us you have an apartment with a kitchen. We returned to the market the next morning to do our shopping! I also now know exactly what to ask for from my deli at home. If you like food, do it!

Thank Elenno
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I cannot say enough about the tour of Florence with Paul as our learned guide.
He was so passionate and informative. It was the most entertaining and thought provoking history lesson I have ever experienced.
He also had many insider stories to share about the city.
All in all, just a delightful time with Paul, wish we had him for the entire tour.
We will be back to Florence in the future and take another Walks Of Italy tour and certainly request Paul!

Thank Michael C
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