• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this 3-hour walking tour of Florence, led by a private guide. Explore top sites such as the Piazza della Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio and the iconic Ponte Vecchio. Follow your private guide through the city streets and learn the rich history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.


  • Private walking tour of Florence
  • Your own private guide will show your Florence’s top sights
  • Walk through the heart of the medieval city and the cathedral complex
  • Discover Florence Cathedral, San Lorenzo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and much more
  • Private local guide can create the best tour for your interests

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Your tour will begin with pickup at your hotel in Florence. Your guide will bring you first to the Piazza Santa Maria Novella to admire the exterior of the Dominican church that rests in the square. Pass through the charming area of Croce al Trebbio and then head to the Palazzo Strozzi to admire the palace's rusticated stone, inspired by the Palazzo Medici.

Continue to the famed Ponte Vecchio, stretching over the scenic Arno River. This medieval bridge was initially occupied by butchers, but now hosts a wide array of jewelery shops and art dealers.

Pass through the Piazzale degli Uffizi to enter the bustling Piazza della Signoria. Soak up the famous square’s open-air sculptures, the towering Palazzo Vecchio and the activity from the area’s shops and restaurants.

Your guide will then lead you to the house of prominent Florentine writer Dante Alighieri, followed by a look at the Cathedral Complex. Your walking tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel, or in central Florence so that you can continue exploring on your own.

As this is a private tour, your guide can highlight any special interests (architecture, art, history, literature) as you go. Please list your requests at the time of booking.

Please note that the order of the visits may change.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We were met by the guide, Valentina, outside our centrally-located apartment. She was very friendly and down-to-earth. We began by casually strolling through the streets and some famous plazas, and Valentina casually discussed architecture and history. She touched on topics like the Medici family, the importance of the religious structures, and the various pre- and post-Renaissance art styles and techniques.

Overall, it felt like having a good friend who was a local give us a tour of her city which for us was perfect. Valentina was definitely highly expert as sometimes she went into details which, frankly, went a little over our heads but she always made sure to ask us if we could relate or understand what she talked about before continuing. We learned a lot from her, and even stopped by a cafe for a quick coffee during the tour. She was also kind to recommend some restaurants and gelato, and extend her contact information should we have and questions or need any help for the remainder of our time in Firezne.

Thanks, Valentina!

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We asked for a history-focused tour and could not have been happier with our guide, Laura. It was an enriching and very enjoyable experience. I would recommend Laura very highly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour made that much better by Gabrielour guidewho added to the experience by giving us lots of info about the things we were seeing but in a relaxed and non hurried way.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

wonderful private guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Laura was fantastic! She was so informative and we were really able to get a good overview of Florence.

Hedi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic! She was knowledgable, energetic and catered to our specific needs


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had just arrived in Florence and this quick tour 2 1/2 hours was perfect to get a lay of the land in anticipation of our four-day visit. Our guide, Caterina, was extremely knowledgeable and charming. Since it was just the four of us, she quickly ascertained the group's interest history and food and tailored the highlights so even our 18-year-old was engaged. An added benefit -- we were staying in Oltrarno and our tour started and ended there. She took time to show us the neighborhood's highlights many -- especially for young adults, where to shop and best trattorias. As we discovered in the days to come, she was on the money every time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The young lady who was our guide was extremely knowledgeable on a variety of subjects as we were a party of two we had the luxury of her undivided attention , as we only had the day there we would highly recommend the experience for anyone

Colin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Alex was our tour guide; she was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was phenomenal. We had an amazing guide. She had wonderful English and took great time to explain as well as answer our questions. We had a 12 and 13 year old who also really enjoyed the tour. The walking pace was perfect and the time flew by!

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