Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

Badge of ExcellenceFlorence, Italy

From $599.70

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a full-day tour with a private guide. See top attractions such as Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery, Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, San Lorenzo Basilica, Uffizi Galleries and more. Learn the stories and rich history behind each site that you pass, soaking up the personal attention from your private guide, with a tasty lunch included (if option selected).
  • Visit Piazzale Michelangelo, the Duomo complex and Michelangelo's David
  • Upgrade to include a restaurant lunch for added convenience
  • Save time and see Florence sights and the Uffizi Gallery in a day
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and transport by Mercedes

What's Included

  • Pick up at your Hotel if centrally located in Florence
  • Transport by deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with WIFI on board
  • Local professional Guide at your side
  • Accademia and Uffizi Galleries skip-the-line tickets
  • Earphones for groups of more than 6 participants
  • Gratuities
  • Everything not mentioned as Included

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick up at 9.30 am at the Hotel in Florence if centrally located. In case the Hotel is not located in Florence city center we will arrange the pick up in a location in Florence city center to be advised.

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your centrally-located hotel in Florence. Hop aboard a private vehicle and drive first to Piazzale Michelangelo for unbeatable views of the city. After taking some photos, continue the tour to the renowned Accademia Gallery, where you see Michelangelo's David and other famed works.

Enjoy exploring Piazza del Duomo on foot with guide commentary. In this popular square, see the bronze doors of the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower and the outside of the Cathedral, with its iconic dome designed by Brunelleschi.

Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch in a Florentine restaurant (if you've selected this option).

After lunch, head to San Domenico Fiesole for access to panoramic views of Florence, Fiesole, and the Arno Valley. The day ends with a walk around the historic streets near Piazza della Signoria, a glimpse of the exterior of Loggia dei Lanzi, and a guided tour of Uffizi Galleries, where you are able to spot artwork by Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Your tour ends here at the museum.

Piazzale Michelangelo

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Galleria dell'Accademia

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Great way to see Florence highlights in only a day!
s9y8qn5pg2, Jul 2022
Fantastic full day tour of Florence with a private driver and private guide. Simona was fabulous! She was an extremely knowledgable local with all kinds of interesting stories and able to answer all our detailed questions. Alessandro was a great and professional driver. Simona stayed with us during the museum tours which was great - we were able to see all the important elements without spending the whole day there.
This was a whole day tour via...
William L, Apr 2018
This was a whole day tour via private car of all the highlights os Florence. Very good tour guide Elena and driver. It was quite a full day of Museums to include David. Well worth the extra money for the one-on-one service. Highly recommended
Not worth for price, local guide...
Maulika_S, Apr 2018
Not worth for price, local guide took us for rid in Van in Florence and we ended in Uffizi gallery where we spend most of time so basically this tour is worth of entry fee of Uffizi gallery which is 30. Please don't buy afternoon Florence sightseeing Tour.
The guide was very knowledgeable...
James S, Jul 2017
The guide was very knowledgeable. For sure a pity that he did not have a microphone, also not the second day after having asked him. The agency apparently only provides microphones for a group of 4 people, which does not make any sense. We were a group of only 3 and considering the masses of people around you with all the noise, only the person walking next to the guide may understand something, the other 2 not at all, so in that regard it was a waste of money to have a private guide, how nice he may have been.
Our guide for the day was Ilaria and...
knappi, Jul 2017
Our guide for the day was Ilaria and she was great! We scheduled the tour for our first day in Florence and I am so happy we did because we were able to see all the highlights and then we could plan the remainder of our stay to revisit areas that we learned about on the tour. For example the Uffizi portion of our tour covered the big, and perhaps most noteworthy pieces, but one could return and spend an entire day at the museum. The pace of the tour suited our family of four very comfortably.
Well it is a private tour and not...
Sherry, Jun 2017
Well it is a private tour and not everybody can do this but if you can you will not be disappointed. Our guide was wonderful and full of knowledge and passion for Florence. We enjoyed our half day tour and because the line to the Cuomo was too long and my husband and I decided not to go inside she walked us to other areas of the city and we learned about their history. It is nice to be able to customize your tour a little bit.
Alesandra was the best guide we have...
Joni M, Apr 2017
Alesandra was the best guide we have ever had. She was so proud of Florence and you felt her energy in talking about all Florence had to offer. We were with her for about 6-7 hours but she gave us our own private family time as well. She brought us to fabulous mountain sites for great pictures. We went to the Uffizi and Accademia and we visited the areas we wanted based on her recommendations. We strongly recommend the tour and Alesandra.
Enjoyed touring the city, the museums...
Marcia_L, Oct 2016
Enjoyed touring the city, the museums and the vistas. Tour guide was quite good
CAF Tours and Travel and Simona De...
Diane T, Aug 2016
CAF Tours and Travel and Simona De Luca in particular were brilliant. We had a wonderful day and Simona was excellent with a fantastic knowledge and personality.
Our guide, Gabriele Quarta, was...
KatherineLowry_L, Jul 2016
Our guide, Gabriele Quarta, was extremely knowledgeable and the tour was exceptional. I would highly recommend this tour.
Laura was an amazing guide and...
Donna W, Mar 2016
Laura was an amazing guide and accommodated our every wish!
The tour with the car was very short...
Franciscus O, Feb 2016
The tour with the car was very short and not really the program we paid for...,but the visit with the guide was very interesting.
Professional and very ell...
Jack B, Feb 2016
Professional and very ell done--responsive to our specific requests.
It was awesome! Our guide was...
Robert V, Jan 2016
It was awesome! Our guide was fantastic and accommodating. Full of information that made us able to appreciate the beauty, art, and history far more than we ever could have alone!
Alexandra was amazing. She was...
Richard C, Feb 2015
Alexandra was amazing. She was knowledgeable and passionate about the experience she gave us. We were thrilled to spend two days discovering the history of Florence and its artists.
Excellent.. tour guide Somona was so...
Linda_N, Jul 2014
Excellent.. tour guide Somona was so nice and informative. She deserves a raise$$!!
The value for money was terrible...
Karola B, Jul 2014
The value for money was terrible. Our guide, while a lovely woman, spoke rather limited English. I asked the tour to be mindful of our three children aged 14,11 and 8 when tailoring the tour, which didn't really happen. I expected, for a full day private tour, a nice intro explanation into Florence's history and how it became the capital of the Reneassance. Instead we got sporadic highlights of a church here, a palazzo there. It even got to a point when asking about a gorgeous hillside building, we got the response it was a historical structure! The best part was the Uffizzi and the Accademia tour as our guide clearly appreciated art but didn't make up for the rest. The lunch at the selected restaurant was efficient and good.
We loved Florence and we loved this...
Edward W. J, May 2014
We loved Florence and we loved this private tour with Simona. She is a wonderful, engaging guide to her city. This was the first tour we took on our first trip to Italy and were thrilled with the quality. Simona is a fantastic asset to your company. Thankyou!
Tour Guide and driver were superior...
Steven_E, Jul 2013
Tour Guide and driver were superior. The lunch was okay but not up to the standard we experienced in Paris last year. Also, we believe that we should not had to purchase tickets for three venues.
Excellent to have our own guide. We...
atnicko, Jul 2012
Excellent to have our own guide. We were taken to the top of the hill overlooking Florence which was something new for us and gives a great view of Florence.