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  • Florence: Uffizi Gallery and City Walking Tour

    1. Florence: Uffizi Gallery and City Walking Tour

    Start your day with a two-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and enjoy a brief overview of its history and how it came to be a gallery from your local guide. See and learn about the paintings of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo. Listen in fascination to your guide as they tell you about the secrets, legends, and interesting facts behind the many paintings on display in the gallery. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.  Later in the afternoon, meet your guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start your walking tour. Discover the history of this Renaissance city and how the incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the whole of Europe. Begin in Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before walking straight to the Pi...

  • Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

    2. Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

    The Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the oldest museum in the world, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari, but originally had a different purpose. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. The great industries of Florence such as wool, silk, and banking had a huge influence on the politics in Florence. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals he decided to collect the rest of them in one single building and give an office to each of them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. Cosimo's idea was to keep his eyes and ears on all of them. After Cosimo's death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of art works and made the Uffizi his private museum. In this tour Uffizi tour with a profess...

    The tour was fantastic! There is so much to see in the Uffizi that having a guide really helped me focus on extraordinary pieces snd take a perspective on them that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Dhe answered all sorts of questions.

  • Uffizi Gallery: Tour

    3. Uffizi Gallery: Tour

    Enjoy skip-the-line entry and meet your guide for a tour of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. This is a unique experience for those who want to immerse themselves in the artistic heritage of Florence.   Visit one of the most beautiful museums in the world with your expert local guide, who will share the stories behind the main masterpieces in the gallery. Learn about the development of Italian art throughout the centuries and marvel at well-known paintings by masters like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and many others. You will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the greatest paintings spanning from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. After your tour, take the time to explore the museum at your own pace.

  • Florence Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

    4. Florence Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

    Take in the sights of Florence over 24, 48 or 72 hours from the top of an open-top double-decker tour bus. You can choose the places to visit and the things to see as you travel in comfort and convenience. Learn about the city’s past from the multilingual audio commentary available on board. You can hop on or off at any of the stops on all 2 lines with your ticket. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River and is known for its role in the development of art and architecture during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The city’s museums, churches, and palaces house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 1 Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore (to substitute Stop 1 Stazione, Via Fiume 8-10) Stop 2 Libertà Stop 3 Donatello Stop 4 Beccaria Stop 5 Santa Croce Stop 6 T...

    Only 1 route was available. Unfortunately the buses weren’t allowed to run in parts of the ok’d town so some of the major sights were missing. I took the bus about 12 years ago and there seemed to be more historic information

  • Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

    5. Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

    Join in on this exciting adventure discovering the Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral complex. Your expert local guide will share with you the stories, legends, and secrets behind this incredible architectural monument.

    Enjoy a typical Florentine gelato as you stroll around the square and its monuments, like the stunning façade of Duomo. The tour then culminates with an extraordinary view from atop one of the largest Domes in the world.

    As you climb up the famous 463 steps, enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral interior and 16th-century frescoes.

    The small group setting of 10 people or less allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. Learn more and get the most out of your experience in a small group. 

    Climbing up 300+ stairs was tough, probably the first time and last time, but it is worthy.

  • Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

    6. Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

    Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.

  • Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens

    7. Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens

    The gardens extend over a vast area forming an open-air museum with antique and Renaissance statues, grottoes, and large fountains. Exploring its numerous and varied walks one is able to evoke the spirit of life at court. The Grotta del Buontalenti is an artificial cave filled with false stalactites and stalagmites, with statues of sheep, shepherds, and Romans goddesses. The cave is located close to the entrance of the Boboli Garden and at the end of the Vasari Corridor. 

    Good, you need to still queue up with people buying tickets to exchange them (may as well just queue for a ticket?). All in all, good experience, lovely to walk around but just gardens, not colourful

  • Siena: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Duomo and Il Campo

    8. Siena: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Duomo and Il Campo

    Start your walking tour of Siena at the Duomo, also known as Cathedral of the Assumption, and discover a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that contains famous works of art by Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini. Then, follow the path of the Via Francigena to admire the city's most important buildings and monuments, including the main building of the Monte dei Paschi, the oldest bank in Europe. Pass the beautiful Palazzo Tolomei and get a closer look at one of the finest palaces of the Italian Gothic style.  Conclude your walking tour in the monumental Piazza del Campo and experience the historical beating heart of the city, where the famous Palio di Siena horse race takes place twice a year.

    Benedetta has good communication skills and it was a pleasure to listen her. However, since the streets were overcrowded and the agency haven't provided any headphones it was difficult to listen. I wish the agency fixed this problem.

  • From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

    9. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

    Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from eit...

    This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!

  • Siena: City Walking Tour with Optional Siena Cathedral Tour

    10. Siena: City Walking Tour with Optional Siena Cathedral Tour

    Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a friendly, local guide and immerse yourself in Siena’s rich-history, culture, and traditions. The tour has been designed to show you the very best that Siena has to offer in a short space of time, with plenty of stops for photos along the way. Start the tour with a visit to some of the city’s most significant sites including the Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Publicco, Palazzo Tolomei, Palazzo Salimbeni, and the ancient Banchi di Sopra. As you explore, you’ll learn which buildings hold UNESCO World Heritage listed status and why. Continue the tour to the Basilica of San Domenico, which is home to the incredible relics of Saint Catherine. Next, stop by the Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena, where Saint Catherine once lived with her family. Pass by the Baptistery and the Siena Cathedral (known as the Duomo di Siena), and head insi...

    Brava Ludmila, bel giro per le strade di Siena, con aneddoti e informazioni utili per comprendere meglio la storia della città e le tradizioni del luogo.

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What people are saying about Tuscany

Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure

The tour was fantastic from start to finish. The tour guide showed us the highlights from the academia and ufizi galleries. Our tour guide was friendly and had a great knowledge. Would definitely recommend if your willing pay a little more to engage with the tour guide and ask questions

Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!

We’ve had a lovely day in the kitchen, it was just my friend and me so we could get the full experience. I can definitely recommend the course, we will be back for sure!!

Excellent wine tasting in Montalcino!!!! Lucia’s knowledge of wine and history was enlightening!!! Best tasting ever.