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Walking Tour Florence. These are the Top Florence walking and sightseeing tours according to both sales and tourist reviews.
Remember to wear a comfy pair of walking shoes and take along some sun protection, a large hat (comfort before fashion - "La Bella Figura" can wait for the evenings!), some water and a little back-pack to store your goodies.



1. Renaissance Walking Tour Florence including the Accademia Gallery.

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In this walking tour of Florence we begin with a guided walk through the streets and piazzas of Florence arriving at the Ponte Vecchio to discuss the history of the oldest surviving bridge of the Arno River. We admire Vasari's Corridor and head off to the Piazza della Signoria; Dante's neighborhood. The Piazza and romantic alleyways give breathtaking examples of Renaissance architecture. We visit the cathedral and Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's bell tower and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise at the baptistery.

Throughout this walking tour in Florence your guide will detail the rich history of the Renaissance, the lives of famous artists and the notorious Medici family, who almost single handedly financed the Renaissance movement, changing forever not only the landscape of Florence but that of Rome and other Italian cities too.

Accademia Gallery
After this fascinating walking tour of Florence, we will skip the line and enter the famous Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's sculpture of David. We will also view Michelangelo's Slaves, writhing captives in marble, struggling to free themselves from their imprisoning blocks of stone.

 

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Renaissance Walking Tour Florence reviews:

- Our Florence guide was interesting, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and this was our best experience in Florence. Not only did our tour guide know her history and take us on a grand journey through Florence, but she also made sure we were involved and enjoying ourselves.

- The Florence tour guide was enthusiastic and very informative. Our understanding of Florence was far more thorough than had we tried to do the same tour on our own. Highly recommended and well worth the money.

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2.Private Walking Tour Florence.

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Enjoy personalized attention with your own private walking tour in Florence.

This walking tour of Florence begins at Piazza Santa Maria Novella with its beautiful Dominican, then through the characteristic little piazza of the Croce al Trebbio and along elegant Via Tornabuoni to reach Palazzo Strozzi.

From Palazzo Davanzati and Palagio di Parte Guelfa the walking tour continues to Ponte Vecchio "Old Bridge" , a symbolic Florentine icon. Through the Piazzale degli Uffizi we enter Piazza della Signoria, a magnificent open-air sculpture museum, and home to the famous Palazzo Vecchio.

Your private walking tour of Florence continues through the heart of the Medieval Florence to Dante Alighieri's house and church, and then to the Cathedral Complex.

On this private tour of Florence you also have the option of listing any special interests that you may have (art, architecture, history, culture) with your booking, and your dedicated Florence tour guide will then target the private tour to your requirements.

 

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Private walking tour Florence:

- The private walking tour of Florence was really great and worth the money. Our Florence guide met us at the appointed time and asked us if we had any particular interests. We took the general tour of Florence to help us orientate ourselves for the rest of the trip. The guide took us to places off the beaten track, showing us museums and churches not as widely visited and therefore with less queues. We notes a couple of these places and visited them the following day. Our Florence tour guide was very informative, knew the history, and added really interesting facts about Florence culture. This private Florence walking is really worthwhile and a great way to find your bearings.

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3. Half-Day or Full-Day Florence Sightseeing Tour.

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You can choose either a morning or afternoon tour of Florence or book them both and lunch is included. This Florence sightseeing tour gives a comprehensive introduction to the classic Renaissance city plus you'll gain quick access into the Uffizi and Accademia galleries.

Morning Florence sightseeing tour:
The morning sightseeing tour begins with a drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo from where you can admire the panoramic views over the city Florence. The walking tour includes the cathedral complex, Giotto's bell tower, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, Brunelleschi's cupola and the Accademia Gallery (home to the statue of David) by Michelangelo.

Afternoon Florence sightseeing tour:
The afternoon Florence sightseeing tour includes the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce (only an exterior visit), the Piazza Signoria, and the Uffizi Gallery which houses paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Giotto.


Florence sightseeing tour reviews:

- An excellent trip, very tiring, and probably would have been better to do it as 2 individual trips - morning tour on one day and afternoon tour another day. Lunch was very good. The only negative was having 3 separate guides, English, German and Spanish, which was not ideal. However there were separate Florence guides for each language group, which was very good.

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4.Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour in Florence.

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Avoid the crowds, skip the queue and take a walking tour through the Uffizi Gallery and a private viewing of the Vasari Corridor while it is still closed to the general public!

Follow your Florence tour guide and his informative commentary on this 1,5 hour tour of the Uffizi gallery. Enjoy a private viewing of the Vasari Corridor, hidden between historical city houses and passing through a church. The Vasari Corridor is one of the astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance.

Your private walk along the Vasari Corridor will take you back to the times of the Medici, when Cosimo and his wife, Eleonora, walked along their private corridor, from one side of Florence to the other, observing the crowd below.

Built above the Ponte Vecchio, the Vasari Corridor dates back to 1564 and covers almost a mile between Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo della Signoria. Cosimo Medici I contracted the architect Giorgio Vasari to build the tunnel which would be used by the Medici family to walk unhindered from one side of Florence to the other.

 

Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour Florence reviews:

- It was a very well organized, professional and informative walking tour of Florence. Friendly and fun, interesting, everything was punctual and conducted with an ample opportunities to enjoy the sights without feeling rushed.

- Finding the meeting point was a little difficult. I wish the tour organizers had provided both street names and numbers.

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Walking tour Florence Sightseeing Tour
Florence Sightseeing Tour and Accademia Gallery
From EUR 49.00
walking tour florence sightseeing tour

Duration:
3 hours (approx.)

Walking tour Florence: Combine a walking tour of Florence with a guided visit to the Accademia Gallery to see ... More info
Private Walking Tour of Florence
From EUR 41.00
walking tour florence sightseeing tour

Duration:
2,5 hours (approx.)

Private walking tour Florence: Enjoy personalized attention on your personalized tour of Florence  ... More info
Half-Day or Full-Day Florence Sightseeing Tour
From EUR 45.00
walking tour florence sightseeing tour

Duration:
3 or 8 hours (approx.)

Walking tour Florence: The ideal way to discover Florence with either the morning or afternoon tour ... More info
Uffizi Gallery and Private Vasari Corridor Walking Tour in Florence
From EUR 80.00
walking tour florence sightseeing tour

Duration:
3 hours (approx.)

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