Tour around Florence with an expert guide
See amazing sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Signoria Square and San Giovanni Square
Option to upgrade and include a guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Operates: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Duration: 1.5 hours
Child: €25 (6 years and older) Children under the age of 5 years old travel free.
This tour is available in English, Italian or Spanish. Please select your preferred language when you book.
Meet your guide at Via Cavour 20 minutes prior to departure
Explore Florence with your local guide, passing famous attractions including Republica Square, Signoria Square and Uffizi Gallery.
Admire the historical Ponte Vecchio and browse the vibrant shops
The tour concludes at San Giovanni Square, where you will be in awe of Florence's Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower.
Your guided tour begins in the grand Republica Square, one of the most elegant of Florence’s squares. Now lined with refined cafes, it was once the site of the city’s forum in ancient Roman times. Continue your tour through the beautiful streets and characteristic alleys to the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo where you can touch the nose of the Porcellino bronze statue (a wild boar) to win good luck.
The next stop will be the Ponte Vecchio, an enclosed bridge lined with exclusive jewellery stores. An icon of Florence, it was the only bridge to survive the bombings of the Second World War. After leaving the bridge you will walk to the Accademia dei Georgofili and the Uffizi Square.
If you’re an appreciator of art then you will love the next stop, Signoria Square. Like an open-air art gallery, the square has a replica of Michelangelo’s David as well as Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus. The square is dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia Dei Lanzi. The latter houses beautiful original statues including the defiant Perseus By Cellini and the dramatic Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna.
Conclude your tour in grand style at the San Giovanni Square. Home to Florence’s crowning glory, the Duomo, which displays some of the most impressive architecture in the city. Admire the green and white marble exterior which is capped by the red-tiled dome designed by Brunelleschi. Standing beside it is the octagonal baptistery with its replica Gates of Paradise (the originals are in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo). All watched over by Giotto’s Bell Tower, the square is a spectacular place to explore.
If you’re not ready for your tour to end here, then you can join your guide on an optional tour of the inside of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. This tour will take you past the long queues and straight into the Duomo. See the beautiful interior bathed in light coming from the stained glass windows and stand beneath the largest fresco in the world. Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari’s work of art depicts the Last Judgement and was beautifully restored at the end of the 20th century.
After your journey discovering the cradle of the Renaissance, you will have gained a new appreciation for this incredible city. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world we hope that this tour helps you to love it as much as we do!
Small group guided walking tour with local guide
Complete your tour with skip the line tickets and a guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. €24 per person (sorry, this upgrade option is not available for 2021)
Please meet your tour at our office in Via Cavour, 36. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time. You will be given full instructions once you have completed your booking.