Florence Walking tours

Our most recommended Florence Walking tours

Florence: Street Food Tour with Local Expert Guide

1. Florence: Street Food Tour with Local Expert Guide

On this walking tour with a local guide, learn about the history and culture of Florence while trying some of the many local food specialties. Some of the foods you'll have the chance to try include schiacciata with balsamic vinegar, cantuccini, fresh homemade pasta, traditional pappa al pomodoro, and more. This tour will give you an excellent overview of Florence's historic center and major attractions, and your guide will share interesting details about Florence history and food culture. You'll also visit a local market and discover all it has to offer.

Florence Food Tour

2. Florence Food Tour

Join a Florence food tour to get an overview of the many tasty specialties of the city, from selected cured meats and cheeses to different types of pasta, to different sorts of plant-based dishes, which became internationally famous for their rustic taste, such as Pappa al Pomodoro and Ribollita. You will the opportunity to try the following specialties (according to the availability of raw ingredients, season, and the chef’s choices): Cured meats and local cheeses from Tuscany: a traditional Florencian aperitivo, tasting local meats, cheeses, and toasted bread, along with a glass of Chianti, in the framework of one of the oldest and most famous wine bars of the city. Potatoes Tortelli: a recipe from Mugello, the hill country area around Florence. Rectangular and stuffed with potatoes, parmesan cheese, walnuts, and salt. Strictly kneaded by hand in a top-raking trattoria of Firenze. They will literally melt in your mouth. Pici: the traditional spaghetti from Tuscany kneaded by hand and topped with an extraordinary sauce of black cabbage and bacon (other options are available upon choice). They are absolutely a must-try. Pappa al Pomodoro: a farmers’ traditional dish, wisely prepared in the same way for generations in one of the most typical and lively trattorias in Florence. Ribollita: one cannot leave Florence without having tried this traditional soup made with bread and vegetables. Eating is believing. Ice cream and cantucci e vin santo represent the best possible conclusion to a Florence meal. Taste the cantucci and vin santo in one of the most renowned and traditional patisseries in the city center. Alternatively, taste one of the best ice creams in town in a gourmet ice cream shop.

Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

3. Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

If you love the television series 'The Medici', are fascinated by Florence, or passionate about art and history, then the Medici experience tour is a truly unmissable opportunity. After meeting your expert local guide, take a trip back in time as you enter the magnificent Palazzo Medici, home of the infamous family.  Feel like a member of the Medici family as you wander through the rooms of their stunning palace. Discover family secrets, conspiracies, and stories of love and hate as you hear all about Lorenzo The Magnificent and other family members from your guide. Learn more about how the Medici came to power in Florence and who their most powerful enemies were. As you explore the Palazzo Medici, visit the Chapel of the Magi and admire its incredible frescoes depicting some of the most famous family members. After your visit to the palace, you will have the opportunity to stroll around Florence and retrace the footsteps of some of the city's most beloved, and hated, historical figures of all time. 

Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

4. Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

Explore Florence through the eyes of the Medici family on this immersive guided tour. Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the San Lorenzo Church, and the Palazzo Pitti. Finish your tour off with some delicious gelato. Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and the Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family. Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th-century. From the early 15th-century, the Medici family had the church entirely rebuilt in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy, and his Medici Tombs are located. After the explanation of the Medici Chaples outside the attraction, the guide then moves across the city center to reach the river Arno and cross the river on Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district. Here, see the imposing Palazzo Pitti, which was the last residence of the Medici family. Your guide will lead you to the last stop of the tour, La Strega Nocciola, to enjoy delicious ice cream.

Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

5. Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

Marvel at Pisa's most famous monuments on a guided walking tour. Skip the queues and learn the history behind the four great religious buildings: Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry, the famous Leaning Tower, and the Museum. Start your tour in the Square of Miracles and explore the finest architecture of one of the world's most famous religious centers. Step into the cathedral and admire the magnificent marble mosaics and pointed arches towering above you, while your guide highlights the Tuscan artistry and strong Byzantine influence. Admire the largest baptistery ever built in Italy with its enigmatic style. Hear its acoustics led by the duty officer every 30 minutes, making the baptistery a monumental musical instrument. You can also pre-reserve your entry tickets and enjoy the highlight of every tour in Pisa, climbing the famous leaning tower.  Learn from your guide about why the tower started to lean and hear the fascinating story behind the famous name. Climb up 251 steps and explore this medieval bell tower. Choose to stay longer with your tower tickets to visit the Museum and have a break at the exclusive terraces with views of the Square of Miracles.

Florence Food Walking Tour

6. Florence Food Walking Tour

Join this tour for a culinary journey through the heart of this historic city. Your tour begins when you meet your local expert guide in the center of Florence. The first stop will be in a typical Italian Bar where you will taste 2 different types of coffee and also learn about the Italian roasting process. At the second stop you will get the chance to try a panino tartufato in a historical delicatessen founded in 1885, recognized across the city for its gastronomic specialties and truffles that still remain a Florentine tradition. During the tour your guide will talk about the history of the most important squares in Florence, where in the past the Florentines would buy their food. The guide will also mention some local typical dishes.  Next, visit a local “Enoteca” where you will taste two more top-quality Tuscan wines, Italian cheeses, and two very special local cold cuts. Learn about the origins of each of these regional delicacies. The last stop will be at one of Florence's best gelato shops, where you will taste deliciously fresh and natural Italian ice cream.

Florence: Personal Vacation & Honeymoon Photographer

7. Florence: Personal Vacation & Honeymoon Photographer

The tour provider will organize the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the information you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced. They are local experts and will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are left with rusty memories of your journeys. Make sure that the next time you travel you have momentos that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Florence: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

8. Florence: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Florence's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Coccolo Ripieno and Cantucci and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Piazza Santo Spirito, Ponte Vecchio, and Bucca dell’Orafo, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable local guide. 

Florence: Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

9. Florence: Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

The Museo Galileo is one of the foremost international institutions dedicated to the history of science, combining a museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest sense. Join this 90-minute small group tour along with an official guide who will reveal all the secrets if this museum to you. Get to know some original scientific tools made by Galileo himself, such as the telescopes and lenses he used to discover Jupiter's moons. Once your guided tour is finished, you have the choice to remain in the museum as long as you like.

Florence Sunset Food Tour

10. Florence Sunset Food Tour

Set off as the sun dips over the horizon and be introduced to the very best restaurants and wine bars Florence has to offer. See the perfect cocktail being constructed then sip it down at aperitivo o’clock as you watch the world go by on the cobblestone Santo Spirito streets. Savor artisanal truffle cheese and cured local meats paired with the perfect local vino. After your interactive Negroni-making demo with some of the best views of Florence, move on to a wine tasting paired with a Tuscan Panzanella Salad and Melanzane alla Parmigiana. During the evening, your local guide will entertain you with stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into the best part of Florentine life, the food.

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What people are saying about Florence

This was an amazing and rich experience for me and my mom , we had a local guide that was very smart and knowledgeable , she was very fluent in Spanish and English, this was a great experience , to walk through all of the area as well as the Medicci palace and know about the buildings around and the palaces I highly recommend this .

Rafael was an informative and engaging guide. We were introduced to a variety of foods from Tuscany that we would not have experienced on our own. It’s a great way to learn more about the culture of an area

The guide was very knowledgable about the food but also the history of Florence. She made it possible for us to have a local experience.

sampled some interesting dishes, cheese and truffles as well as learning about local foods

It was great all around. Very informative and delicious.