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“Leader Of The Pack!!”

Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours
Ranked #18 of 350 Tours in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty, Radio KISS 108 & NECN TV host Billy Costa and thousands of travelers of Royal Caribbean, Disney, Oceania, Seven Seas, Carnival, Seabourn & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designing every tour to suit the expectations of each couple, family or group has made lifetime memories for thousands of tourists.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was our third trip to Florence. On our first visit we thought we "knew it all". Do some research, download an app, pick up a guide book, what a mistake. It took us forever and we didn't see much at all. On our second visit we heard about Paul Costa from a TV show back here in Boston, "The Phantom Gourmet". We booked with Paul and all I can say is WOW! Paul is the Brainiac of Florence. We felt so special walking by all the lines waiting to get into the Uffizi. Funny thing is when we booked Paul for our third trip I found myself critiquing the other tour guides and feeling sorry for the tourist that were not with Paul. To say that Paul knows Florence is an understatement, Florence knows Paul as well. Wherever you go people know Paul and this made for some fantastic seating in some of the restaurants. So, there are tour guides in Florence and then there is Paul Costa, the "leader of the pack"! The choice is easy.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Paul was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide through Florence - he made our time even more special.
Paul also organized a very memorable day trip to Verrazano winery where we experienced the beauty of the Tuscan hills and ate & drank a meal for kings- all around Paul offerred a fantastic way to experience Italy.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Paul was an excellent guide! He was so enthusiastic and entertaining. It's a really great way to know the city in a few hours.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

At the end of July my wife and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary in Italy and we spent 5 days of our trip in Florence and you were our tour guide to see the David and the Duomo.

I have to tell you that by far you were the best tour guide we had in the 2 weeks in Italy. You were extremely engaging and incredibly informative...the back story you told before we saw David was really long but WORTH IT....it made for a very lasting first impression.

It is evident that you really enjoy what you do because of all the passion in your voice when you spoke to us...after the trip we kept on looking for different style windows, various crests and tabernacles....not to mention getting the whole story of the Medici family really helped as we went to other places in Italy!

Thanks for making our trip so memorable!

Adam

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

My mom and I went on a tour through Florence with Paul in May. It was the best tour either of us have ever been on! Paul has so much enthusiasum for his job and for his city. Not only does he know all the history but he makes it come alive. Through out the tour Paul quizzed us on our knowledge and while we failed miserably we had a blast! The whole experience was enriching, engaging, and well worth it!
To anyone looking for a way to experience Florence you have to book Paul. He is the best there is!

(Thank you Paul! Sorry we took so long to finally write this!)

1  Thank mable12
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