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Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

1. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

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Florence: Vintage Bike Tour with Gelato Tasting

2. Florence: Vintage Bike Tour with Gelato Tasting

Florence is perfect for biking, and this 2 and a half hour bike tour takes you where bus tours can’t, into pedestrian areas and along narrow side streets. Save time on a bike and let your guide show you roads away from the usual tourist paths. You will ride through the narrow streets of the main center and the Oltrarno. Visit Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Pitti and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. Gaze at the architecture of the Uffizi square and see the Santa Croce church. We will cycle through the Piazza della Signoria and the medieval district, before stopping to admire the Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica. Relax, enjoy the tour, and taste a wonderful Gelato in the Oltrarno district! See Florence in a whole new way, and experience the city as a cyclist.

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Florence: Guided Bike Tour

3. Florence: Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence with an expert tour guide who will show you the major sights of the city. You will see the famous Dome of Brunelleschi, the Oltrarno district, the Square of the Republic, among others. Florence is an incredible city of history, art and culture, and exploring it by bike offers an easy way to see the main sites within a short amount of time. The Cruiser Bike Tour is a good option no matter if you are an individual or you come with your entire family. You will discover the beauty of Florence on two wheels with your personal tour guide. Within no more than 3 hours you will visit almost all the important sightseeing spots in Florence. We will stop by the famous Dome of Brunelleschi, built between the 12th and 14th century. The dome is an architectural wonder, and the second largest dome in the world. We will see the Uffizi Gallery building, which is the primary museum in Florence and home of some of the world’s most impressive works of art by artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Next, we will stop at the Square of the Republic which is the result of the period known as Risanamento, Florence’s city planning in the 19th century. Another point of interest is the Basilica of Santa Croce which is the largest Franciscan church in the world. It is also the burial place of famous Italians like Michelangelo, Galileo, Machavelli, among others. This tour will give you a unique overview of the city in a very convenient and efficient way. Your personal guide will share interesting details of Florence's diverse and entertaining history, while you pedal along the historic sights and attractions. There will be a stop in the Oltrarno district which offers some of the most beautiful views of Florence. There you may choose to have some Italian ice-cream in the summer or a hot beverage in the winter.

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Florence 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Bike

4. Florence 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Bike

Climb into the saddle of a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and covered Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down almost traffic-free streets in the historic center, venturing off the usual tourist paths. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. See the cupolas of the church of San Frediano in Cestello. Go to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Continue to the ornate exterior of the Basilica of Santa Croce, final resting place of notable Italians, including Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria, heart of the medieval Florentine Republic. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome of the Duomo, and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. Your guide will tell the story of Florence at strategic stops, giving you time to pause for an Italian gelato (ice cream) along the way.

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Florence: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

5. Florence: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

Discover Florence while riding on an electric scooter and leave a minimal environmental impact. The scooter is comfortable and easy to drive and your sightseeing tour starts with a short lesson on handling the scooter.  During your tour visit the most important places in Florence such as the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo Square, Dante's Tower, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, Via Tornabuoni, the Strow Market with the Porcellino, Piazza Della Repubblica, Palazzo Medici, Piazza Santa Croce, and much more. As you scoot through the city follow your guide and listen to them as they tell you about the history and interesting stories about the city.

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Florence Panoramic Bike Tour with Gelato

6. Florence Panoramic Bike Tour with Gelato

Discover the capital of Renaissance in a very special way, cycling through the UNESCO heritage city center. Ride through little hidden streets and charming pedestrian areas where the tourist buses can’t go. Your knowledgeable, historian guide will give you interesting descriptions of the marvellous attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, Pitti Palace, Santo Spirito church and the romantic Ponte Vecchio. See the main Medieval and Renaissance locations as well as the shopping areas and the Oltrarno district. Have the opportunity to take pictures of the many unforgettable panoramic views and to enjoy a stop for some complimentary delicious Italian gelato, ice cream.

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What people are saying about Oltrarno

Great way to discover the city with its many narrow streets. Provides you with a fantastic first overview and the stories and tips which help you to plan the next activities. Here you also have a great opportunity to ask many questions and dive into the local culture.

This was an excellent way to see the whole city in just a few hours and get an overall history lesson of the major things that happened there. Greta was a great guide; we were able to learn a lot. Great intro to the beautiful city.

This was an incredible way to see the city of Florence. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.

Elizabeth was super engaging and really knowledgeable. Wonderful way to spend the evening :)

A wonderful way to get to see and learn about Florence.