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“Sergio Rocks”

Florence Connection
Ranked #28 of 390 Tours in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Florence Connection offers Private Guided Tours for Families, adults and people with limited mobility: we can pick you up from anywhere in Tuscany, like Livorno and La Spezia Port, your hotel or Holiday home. We offer as well wine tastings, cooking class, walking Tours in Florence, Shopping and we will customize the tour to your needs.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were on cruise. The shore excursions can take in Pisa and Florence, but by the time you queue onto the bus, drive slowly, wait for everyone there is no time to climb the tower or see everything in Florence.

As a couple this was an expensive option for us, but if we had more people it would have been cheaper. That said, it was money well spent. Sergio was happy to take us wherever we wanted to go and stay as long as we liked.

Sergio asked if we would like to go to Luca and explained we could hire a bike and ride along the top of the rampart. We took him up on that and it was beautiful. Something no one else on the ship did, I'm sure.

Sergio himself is fascinating. He has been a senior exec is sales and marketing and now runs tours as well having a b&b in Morocco which I now want to visit. He is well read in politics, culture, history etc and made me feel like I need to think more. We had great conversation, but I also felt that if you just wanted to look out the window, he would be fine with that.

We had the option of a guide on top of Sergio and they might not like me saying this, but I can't imagine why you need one. He even showed us his favourite lunch spot which had real and super fresh Italian food.

A fabulous day out and I think the only way to see so much in so little time.

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I visited Italy for our 1st time in August 2017 and Florence Connection was the perfect choice. Sergio was our guide in Tuscany and Daniele took us around Florence and Pisa. Could not have been more friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. They knew everything about each area we visited and were super accomodating & flexible to whatever we wanted to do. They both spoke great English and were worth every penny to help make our trip more enjoyable. Highly recommended!!

Thank John M
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Heliana V, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Florence Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for your review and for appreciating our stress free PRIVATE Shore excursion.
Looking forward to tour with you again
Sergio & Heliana

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Heliana was a phenomenal guide for our family of 7. She is a native of Florence, speaks great English, and was so knowledgeable and friendly. Our first day she took us on a walking tour of Florence ending with seeing the magnificent David. The second day we traveled to Pisa and the quaint town of San Gimignano. Mid-day she took us to a winery where we had lunch paired with a wine tasting. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We were traveling with a two year old and Heliana was beyond helpful in catering to our every need. She gave us wonderful lunch and dinner recommendations for the remainder of our stay. We would recommend her to anyone going to the Florence area. She made our trip!

Thank cgatesmc
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Heliana V, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Florence Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Long and complete review ... Thanks a lot for describing so well our stress free and personalized PRIVATE Tours around TUSCANY.
Looking forward to tour with you again

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We completed 2 day tours with Sergio and could not have been any more impressed with his professionalism, knowledge and overall service.
Sergio took my partner and I on a 10 hour tour of Cinque Terre, Pisa & Lucca from Florence. We were so thankful that we were able to see this area with a private driver enabling us to see much more of the region, many things that we had not originally planned on seeing. On another day Sergio picked us up in Florence and took us throughout the Tuscany region on our way to Rome where he dropped us off at our hotel. This enabled us too see much more of the region than a usual day trip, including some smaller villages less crowded by tourists.
Whether doing a day trip from Florence or a transfer to another city we highly recommend Florence Connection.

Thank amberrochelle26
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Heliana V, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Florence Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Private TRANSFER/TOUR from Florence to Rome Long and complete review ... Thanks a lot for describing so well our stress free and confortable Tours.
Looking forward to tour with you again

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Heliana is one of the best tour guide: very knowledgeable, very friendly, and knows exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended!

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Heliana V, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Florence Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks a lot for appreciating our stress free personalized PRIVATE Shore excursion.
Looking forward to tour with you again

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