Below are some of our best selling tours in Flroence. Choose your favorites or use these as a jumping off point to create something new. Let us know what your interests are and we can create a tour experience customized entirely to you and your group. Guided tours start at €70 per hour plus any necessary skip the line entry tickets. Contact us to get started.
Note: May-October are peak season in Florence and tickets to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries SELL OUT FAST! We want to be able to satisfy your requests so the sooner we can start planning the better!
Art & Food of Florence
Florence is the capital city of homemade cuisine, exceptional red wines, and some of the most famous art in the western world. On this tour you'll enjoy a taste of everything Florence has to offer. First, discover where the locals find the genuine flavors of Tuscany as you please your palate with bruschetta, tartufo and balsamic vinegar, focaccia, pecorino cheese, the best coffee in the city, lasagna, porcini mushrooms and learn how to pair it all with local wines. In between tasting stops we'll pop into churches and medieval courtyards to marvel at Renaissance frescoes, architectural wonders and hear the stories and anecdotes of the masters who changed western art forever. And don’t forget, gelato was invented in Florence!
This tour lasts three to four hours.
Michelangelo vs. Leonardo
Nothing produces better art than a war between rivals. On this tour you'll not only discover the battle of ideas and egos between greats like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci you'll discover the rivalry between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti, and even the Medici family and the republic.
Skip the lines at the Academia to see Michelangelo's David before passing the Palazzo Medici to visit the Leonardo da Vinci museum with its interactive machines that bring the pages of the famous notebooks to life. We'll stop in front of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise and gaze up at the dome of the Florence Cathedral, Brunelleschi's masterpiece before heading to the Piazza della Signoria where our story takes us back to Michelangelo v. Leonardo and the threat the Florentine Republic had on Medici power as we explore how each ruler of the city used art in their quest for power.
The art might be pretty but the stories behind these iconic pieces reveal the fierce egos, competition and even downright battle required to achieve it. We'll delve deep into the works of the geniuses who left their mark on Florence.
This tour lasts three hours.
Secrets of Florence: City Center Stroll
Uncover the secrets behind Florence’s most iconic sites on this tour that will take you through the highlights of the city center and then to corners of Florence you might not have found on your own. Between the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo discover the stories and characters who made this city unique as you explore Santa Croce, the collection of statues in the Signoria Square and the Medieval district and even meet local artisans who continue the city’s ancient artistic traditions today.
This can be an introductory tour to Florence if you're new to the city or, if you've visited before, we can adapt it to include more off-the-beaten track sites such as the Laurentian Library or the Medici Chapels or see frescoes by Masaccio or Beato Angelico.
This tour lasts three hours.
Suggested Addition: Add one hour to this tour to skip the line at the Academia to see Michelangelo's David.
The Florence Collections: The Uffizi and the Academia Museums
Skip the line at both The Academia and the Uffizi Gallery on this museum highlights tour. Stand a few inches away from Michelangelo’s David and his unfinished "prisoners" before walking across town past highlights like the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi to discover paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Botticelli as we explore the keys to understanding the language of Renaissance art.
This tour lasts four hours.