Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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From $96.85

Price varies by group size

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


Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the 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 with a guide to point out major landmarks
  • Walk through the heart of the medieval city and the cathedral complex
  • Discover San Lorenzo, Florence Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio
  • Guide caters commentary and itinerary to your personal interests

What's Included

  • Local professional Guide at your side
  • Earphones for groups of more than 9 participants
  • Hotel pickup in Florence (if centrally located)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance tickets
  • Drop off at the Hotel in Florence
  • Everything not mentioned as Included

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Pick up at the Hotel in Florence if centrally located Starting Time: Morning Option at 09.30 am - Afternoon Option at 02.30 pm The tour ends in Florence city center

What To Expect

Your tour will begin with pickup at your hotel in Florence, accompanied by your own private guide. Relish the personalized attention during your walking tour of the city center where you’ll first admire the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family.

Stroll to the Piazza del Duomo for a glimpse of the cathedral and the Brunelleschi Dome along with Giotto’s Bell Tower and Saint John’s Baptistery with its Gates of Paradise.

Further on, you will reach 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. Nearby is the prominent Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s most significant museums.

Upon reaching the Mercato del Porcellino, your guide points out the Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market) and its bronze fountain of a wild boar, called Little Pig.

Continue with a walk across 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 jewelry shops and art dealers. Your walking tour concludes at the Pitti Palace from where 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.

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Start the most complete and thrilling guided walking tour: you will visit the lively Central market zone, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls, where the Medici Chapels, and Basilica di S. Lorenzo, the church of Medici’s Family, are located.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Piazza del Duomo

In a short time, you can reach Piazza del Duomo,

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by CAF Tour and Travel

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.
49 reviews
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Florence - I’m in love
Kimberly_H, Jan 2023
Our guide, Ilana was incredible. You can walk the city on your own and think it’s beautiful, but if you want to have details constantly pointed out that tie together the rich history of Florence, go with Ilana. It was a fascinating day and we feel like we truly appreciate the city, the art, architecture, history and whimsical facts so much better. Plus, she’s one of the nicest humans we have ever met. Just a beauty soul who truly loves her city.
Excellent tour
paul_M, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel like we were walking around and speaking with a friend. Very enjoyable.
A walk through history
Fernando_A, Dec 2022
Meritxell, our guide, gave us a great personalized tour. The Medici family history was the thread for walking us through the main places in Florence including main palaces and churches but avoiding the crowds. Great experience !
Fabulous Guide, Fabulous Florence!
Linda_A, Nov 2022
Our guide was such a lovely lady, knew everything (and more) about Florence and gave us so many fascinating details about the city. it was an unalloyed joy!
Wonderful walking tour and guide!
Greg_K, Oct 2022
Wonderful walking tour and informative guide! Wear comfortable shoes and get ready for an education…
Arthur_G, Sep 2022
Did not go into all of the so called admissions listed. Only went into 3. Never entered cathedrals. I wish our tour had a minimum of entry/ admissions as this evaluation is asking. Have sent an email but have not heard back
Great tour for adults.
Michael_M, Jun 2022
Great detail. Guide was somewhat hard to understand. I brought my family. Guide was boring for the kids. I would't recommend this for kids.
So what is there?
Lorenzo_A, Apr 2022
Seeing things that are out of the way and the significance of what happened there and how it affected current events
This tour is fantastic!
Natalie_H, Jan 2022
We absolutely loved our walking tour in Florence and would recommend it to everyone! Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a thorough history lesson.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Natalie_H, thank you so much for having joined our Florence walking tour with a private guide and for having shared your opinion with us and our common readers. We are so proud to read that our tour has met your expectations and we really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again on another of our tours! Our best regards
First-hand view of the Renaissance
Darryl_C, Sep 2021
Simona took us around all of historical Florence, from the Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio to the medieval guild halls. We got to see the transformation of Florence into the heart of the Renaissance and saw where Dante, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci transformed the world. We also got a flavor for what the lives of the "common people" of Florence were like. Thank you Simona!
Great way to see Florence
Rebekka_B, Aug 2021
Great way to see Florence! The private tour provides a more personal experience and Simona was a great guide!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Rebekka, many thanks for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad to hear that you have loved your Private walking tour of Florence with our local guide Simona. Our professional guides are always able to transmit their love for the history of Florence. We hope to have the opportunity to meet you again in the future to show you other wonders of our wonderful city and Country! Our best regards
Excellent tour and guide
Voyager04157173084, Jul 2019
Gabriele, our tour guide was a pleasure to be with witty, affable and very knowledgeable. He made this tour excellent for myself and my wife
Fantastic guide
13sue53, Jun 2019
We had a private walking tour, our guide was very informative and knew her Florence history very well. A great start to our stay and we have since found ourselves very much at ease.
Worth it.
Kevin S, Jun 2019
Gabriel was fun, engaging, and full of information. He was careful to not overtax our family group. I would go again.
Great Tour With Ilaria
Henri M, Sep 2018
We were on our 5th trip to Florence and learned more from Ilaria in just a few hours than all previous trips combined. Best walking tour in Florence is with Ilaria Lucaccioni. She was extremely knowledgeable on both historical and political info as she was on artistic and architectural information. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire group. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence
Excellent tour!!! Enough cultural...
meilai22, Jul 2017
Excellent tour!!! Enough cultural information for the short trip. I would advise choosing a smaller group tour if possible. Guide was fun.
We were met by the guide, Valentina...
ILLYA Y, 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!
We asked for a history-focused tour...
Deborah_K, Oct 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.
Great tour made that much better by...
michael_A, Aug 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.
Gabriel was a great tour guide. We...
Earl_H, Jul 2016
Gabriel was a great tour guide. We had only a few hours in Florence and he packed lots into our 3 hour tour. Not only was he knowledgeable about Florence, everyone seemed to know him - obviously a fixture in the town. Our goal was to see as much of Florence as we could in 3 hours and Gabriel really delivered.