Guided tour

Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

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Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

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Explore Florence's landmarks while learning about its history and architecture on this guided walking tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire beautiful Medieval and Renaissance landmark sites walking through the city
  • Learn about Renaissance art as your stroll past beautiful sculpture in Piazza della Signoria
  • See the famous Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Santa Croce
  • Hear the amazing story of the Cathedral Dome construction
  • Enter the stately Medici Palace Courtyard and learn how the Medici ruled Florence
Full description
Meet your expert guide in the heart of the ancient Roman city, the Piazza della Repubblica, where you will learn about the city’s foundation. Walk to Orsanmichele, a Medieval church with iconic Renaissance sculptures on its ornate facade, including work by the famous Donatello. At Piazza della Signoria you can hear the stories behind the Renaissance fountain, the statues and the Palazzo Vecchio which dominates the square with its soaring tower. Just beyond the palace is the Uffizi, a fine example of Renaissance architecture. Cross the Uffizi courtyard to reach the banks of the Arno River and admire the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in town. Make a stop at Piazza Santa Croce. Once the stage for jousting tournaments, today it hosts the official sport of the city, Calcio Storico: an exciting mix of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The itinerary continues through the Medieval streets to the Bargello, then on to reach the Cathedral Square. Stop here to admire the record-breaking dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and learn all about its construction. Just steps away from the Cathedral Square lies the Palazzo Medici. Learn about the history of the Medici family and how they created a golden age in Florence. See the beautiful palace courtyard with its elegant Renaissance architecture and ornamentation. The last stop on the itinerary is the church of San Lorenzo. With a foundation dating back to the 4th century, this was the original cathedral of Florence.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour with a local expert guide
  • Bottled water
  • Radios with headsets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in Piazza della Repubblica, at the corner of via degli Strozzi. Look for the Apple Store under the portico on the left side of the large arch in the center of the square. Your tour guide will be there with a golden yellow flag with the local partner's logo on it.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
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4.8 /5

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The tour was very interesting, we discovered stories, details, traditions and characters of the city that we would not have discovered on our own. Our guide (Sarah) was professional, thorough, knowledgeable. Experience not to be missed!

July 29, 2021

September 12, 2021

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Il tour accompagnato dalla eccellente guida Sofia è stato molto interessante ed esauriente.

August 11, 2021

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