Guided tour

Florence: Boboli Garden Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: Boboli Garden Guided Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 57.89 per person

Boboli Gardens is more than just an Italian-style garden, it is a place of historical importance for Florence. With this tour you can explore and learn it's secrets with a expert local guide.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Take a guided tour of the Toyal Boboli Gardens in Florence
  • Stroll through acres of gardens, trees, fountains and terraces with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn the history of the 16th-century gardens behind the Pitti Palace
Full description
Visit the green oasis in the center of Florence, a marvelous design by Niccolò Tribolo and later featured by Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Bernardo Buontalenti in 16th-century. Your tour guide will meet you in the Piazza Pitti or the Pitti Square right in front of the Central Gate, before unveiling the history of the Boboli Gardens and how it was designed. The tour starts from the central Gate of Palazzo Pitti, and the guide will give an explanation of the Palazzo Pitti while walking you towards the gardens. You can only get to know these details from a professional and local guide who is has a profound knowledge of all the small details. You can take a relaxing walk through this amazing open-air museum, full of fountains, temples, beautiful caves and sculptures (Michelangelo, Giambologna) and many more. Walk with your guide and admire its masterpieces like the Grotta Grande, the Amphitheater, the Viottolone and the Isolotto, the Knights Garden and the Kaffehaus and enjoy a spectacular view of Florence. Before the tour ends, don't forget to ask your guide for any additional questions you may have and at the end of the tour you may stay some time in the garden at your leisure, making it more memorable.
  • Ticket with reservation to Boboli Garden
  • Guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will receive the confirmation at the time of booking
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions as the gardens do not operate on days with heavy rain. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • The tour requires a minimum number of people to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough people to meet the requirements. In such a case, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
  • If you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
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4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

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This was a wonderful tour to take through the beautiful Boboli Gardens! Pam was our guide, and she gave a lovely tour with in depth descriptions/facts about the history of different parts of the Gardens. We went on this tour in the morning during the first part of September, and the weather was fantastic- would recommend to do it in the morning hours if you are traveling to Florence during the summer/early fall. The entrance ticket also gave us access to the Bardink gardens

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September 13, 2022

Francesca, our guide, managed really well despite the sweltering heat. She knew how to adapt to our questions and pampered us. We would have liked to know even more because we are fond of anecdotes with my 2 pre-teens, 10 and 12 years old. Too many things could not be visited due to renovations and we would have liked to have seen more.

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August 4, 2022

Les jardins sont des jardins à l’italienne, donc, pas tant de couleur. Par contre, j’avais choisi une visite privée car je me disais que ce serait bien d’avoir de l’information sur les Médicis, le palais Pitti et ce, à l’ombre. Je n’ai pas été déçue, se promener tranquillement avec une guide uniquement pour nous était fort sympathique.

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July 22, 2022

Product ID: 175980