Renaissance & Medieval Florence Guided Walking Tour plus mobile App

Firenze, Italy

From $22.03

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo, follow from the outside the entire path of the famous Vasari Corridor and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, now host to a hub of jewelry shops.
  • Central Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the San Lorenzo neighborhood and learn about the Medici family
  • Walk around the Duomo Complex
  • Stroll through Piazza della Signoria to see statues like Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women
  • Pass top Florence attractions like Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio, and Pitti Palace
  • Visit the elegant cloister designed by Brunelleschi

What's Included

  • Local Professional Guides
  • Access to the self-guided mobile city guide
  • Multilingual audio commentary of the itineraries and of the interest points
  • Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • smartphone headphones
  • Entry to Attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via de' Martelli, 50
    Via de' Martelli, 50, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    at 11:00 am - in front of Cafè Firenze - Via de' Martelli, 50/r, 50129 Firenze From April 1st, check in time at 10:15am An Assistant will wait for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour - Gray Line Logos

End point

  • Ponte Vecchio
    Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Your walking tour begins in central Florence, where you join up with your guide. Travel first to the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, a popular spot with visitors and locals alike for its open-air market, which sells a wide array of leather goods, clothing and more. As you go, your guide will discuss the rule of the Medici family and their significant impact on the city's politics and art during the Renaissance. 

Admire the Medici Chapels designed by Michelangelo and Matteo Nigetti, where members of the Medici family are buried and discover the Palazzo Medici Riccardi with its charming courtyard, before to check out the Basilica of San Lorenzo with its gorgeous cloister.

Next, wander over to one of Florence’s most iconic landmarks, the Duomo, where Brunelleschi’s Dome famously sits.  Discover the beauty of the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower while learning the history of the architecture.

The tour leads you then to “Il Porcellino”, the bronze piglet statue that offers luck to those who rub his nose, located at the Straw Market, before to reach the bustling square of Piazza della Signoria, home to the Palazzo Vecchio, outdoor cafes and a collection of famous sculptures, including Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women. 

From here your stroll gives you the chance to externally follow the entire path of the celebrated Vasari Corridor, passing through the gorgeous Uffizi Gallery courtyard, crossing the Arno River walking along the historic Ponte Vecchio and reaching the marvelous Pitti Palace. Finally, reach the Medieval Quarters of the city, where Dante Alighieri lived and where you also find the charming Badia Fiorentina and the austere Bargello Palace.

Please note that the order of the visits may change.

Basilica di San Lorenzo

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palazzo Medici Riccardi (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • Your own self phone and headphones are required to enjoy, after the Guided Tour, the APP self guided itineraries
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Download the APP "VOX CITY" from the App Store (iOS or Android) on your smartphone.You are going to receive the credentials from the assistant before starting the walking tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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138 reviews
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Great Experience!
Linda_S, Aug 2019
This was a fabulous way to understand Florence's history and get to know the city. The only negative was the tour people were not dressed according to what we were told not did they identify themselves which caused some confusion.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Dear weg00nvacati0ns, let us thank you for having booked one of our activities and shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are really glad to see your appreciation of our Best of Renaissance and Medieval Florence walking tour, the most exhaustive experience to enjoy all the most iconic and famous monuments of the city, led by a professional local guide! Your review fills us with great pride and represents the best reward for all the efforts and passion that we daily put in our job, since more than 60 years, to ensure our customers the most pleasant and professional experience! We hope to welcome you again in one of our activities, there's so much more to see and experience! Our Best Regards
Very informative and interesting!
Anita_C, Apr 2019
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledge about the history of Florence. Each monument and the background was provided in detail. She seemed to have a real passion for Florence's history which is infectious. The only recommendation would that it would be great to be able to walk and talk more, as it was a chilly day and standing in a spot made me feel more cold.
We want a refund!
Ed K, Jul 2018
Waste of precious vacation time and money. Was a total of 10 people. 6 French speaking and 4 English. The guide struggled with both languages and spent 70% with French folk and 30 with us English. The guide had trouble with both languages, but mostly with the english language. Trouble communicating about the subject matter. A refund should made!
Helena was a great host and was very...
Katie_G, Apr 2018
Helena was a great host and was very knowledgeable. We ticked all the main boxes with her. Highly recommended!
Larisa our guide was very knowledgeable...
loretta_m, Apr 2018
Larisa our guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting
This tour was amazing. The guide was...
Patrick M, Jan 2018
This tour was amazing. The guide was very informative and with Florence’s history and ability to keep their treasures was well worth seeing
It was very informative however, the...
Anika P, Sep 2017
It was very informative however, the guide was boring to listen too. She did not make it very exciting. Following I had no idea it they were going to speak in Spanish and English which made the tour even longer than it needed to be.
Relaxed small group tour - conducted...
Melanie F, Sep 2017
Relaxed small group tour - conducted in both French and English. This did present some challenges - particularly hanging around in quite crowded areas while the guide switched between languages. However, she was very informative and worked hard to keep us engaged. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start their Florence experience with an introduction to the main parts of the city or like me anyone with only a limited amount of time to look around.
Sylvia did a great job on this...
John_B, Mar 2017
Sylvia did a great job on this introductory tour to Florence. She will give you information on where to go during your stay and some inside tips.
It was us and another 3 Spanish...
Luke Z, Feb 2017
It was us and another 3 Spanish tourists waiting for the guide so we figured we'd be split but to our dismay we were grouped together with an English and Spanish-speaking guide. Don't get me wrong the tour was very informative and the guide very fluent and knowledgable but we felt like we got half of what we signed up for. At each stop the same information was narrated in the 2 languages, so in practical terms, had it been an English-speaking only group which is what we imagined it would be we would have gotten double the information in the allotted time! The time spent narrating in Spanish and vice versa for our Spanish counterparts could have been used for additional information in English. We were truth be told quite disappointed by this as the guide had a lot to offer.
Our guide Maximilian was number...
Guy P, Dec 2016
Our guide Maximilian was number ONE..Very knowledgeable and full of anecdotes about the history.Kudos to him!
Our guide did the tour in 2 languages...
Edward_P, Oct 2016
Our guide did the tour in 2 languages which really slowed the tour, otherwise it was fine.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and...
Vincent F, Nov 2015
Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative of the history and culture of Florence. I definitely recommend this for anyone visiting the city.
Our guide was pretty good, took us...
Alice.ho, Oct 2015
Our guide was pretty good, took us through this 2 hour walking tour to a few of must-go places in Florence and provided useful information, history, background....etc. I highly recommend this walking tour, especially for the first-time visitors in Florence to help them determine what they want to see in more depth within a short stay.
It was good. We had already done a...
Audra T, Oct 2015
It was good. We had already done a night tour and there was A LOT of the same information. The way Viator describes the tours, it appears as though you are getting two different tours. Not really.
a knowledgable and friendly tour...
Catherine B, Sep 2015
a knowledgable and friendly tour guide who paced herself with her audience and demonstrated a deep knowledge of her city
Very informative. If you have a short...
Dianne G, Jun 2015
Very informative. If you have a short time in Florence, it's a great way to see everything.
We were lucky to have a small group...
Carissa E, Jun 2015
We were lucky to have a small group for this tour, there was plenty of opportunity for lots of questions! The guide was local and therefore very knowledgeable on Florence, provided us with a great deal of history and detail. Would highly recommend for an easy walking tour
Walking tour is correct -- we only...
Mary Beth H, Jun 2015
Walking tour is correct -- we only got into one small chapel. Tour guide Deborah was very good and knowledgeable. Wouldn't do a walking tour like this again.
I was so disappointed about this...
David R, Jun 2015
I was so disappointed about this tour. Previous similar tours have been excellent. Unfortunately this tour was in French and English despite being advertised as English. As a result, we spent half the time waiting for the French translation to finish instead of getting any history of Florence.