3-Hour Private Walking Tour in the Heart of Florence

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From $293.81

per group (up to 10)

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


Florence is home to some of the most important art and architecture in the world, but this Renaissance capital can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Get your bearings and touch on the top sights in just a few hours with this walking tour through its spectacular center. See the city’s top churches—including the iconic Duomo (Cathedral)—stroll through Piazza della Signoria, and take in views of the Arno River from Ponte Vecchio.
  • Skip the guidebook and map and see Florence’s A-list sights with a guide
  • Learn about the city’s most important artists and architects and their works
  • Marvel at Santa Maria Novella, San Lorenzo, Duomo, and other top churches
  • Visit the frescoed interiors of one of the oldest pharmacies in the world

What's Included

  • Licenced tour guide
  • Free entrance to the Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Fratellanza Militare Firenze
      P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

      Meet your expert tour guide at the façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella!

    End point

    • Ponte Vecchio
      Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

      The tour ends at the iconic place of Florence - Ponte Vecchio - the Old Bridge.

    What To Expect

    Santa Maria Novella (Pass By)

    Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    125 reviews
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    Florence highlights
    Grace_R, Feb 2023
    For a short period of time, we time traveled and fell in love with Florence and it’s history. Irina is a wonderful tour guide, full of insights, facts and stories to keep you engaged.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Dear Grace, Thank you for you words! I am happy to know you time traveled with me and saw Medieval and Renaissance Florence. I have many more stories to share so I hope to see you in Florence again and show you other places! - Irina
    Great tour!
    edward_d, Jul 2022
    This is a great tour. We took it our first day in Florence. Our guide was wonderful. She walked us through the center of the city explaining what was significant and pointing out details we would’ve never figured out on our own. After the three hour tour we felt comfortable knowing where things were in Florence and were able to set out over the next few days feeling completely at ease. I highly recommend this tour!
    Very Good introduction to Florence
    Andrew_F, Jun 2022
    I booked this walking tour because I wanted our first day to be a good overview and introduction to Florence. And it was a very good introduction. We had a knowledgeable tour guide and it was quite informative. The only reason I didn't rate this higher was because there were several other tours that were exceptional. I highly recommend this tour on your first day in Florence.
    Florence thru the eyes of an expert historian!!!
    Sandy_S, May 2022
    We booked the 3 hour walking tour at the last minute and we were so lucky to have Irene as our guide. Her knowledge and passion for Florence history enhanced our trip and gave us a new appreciation for the amazing city of Florence. Irene also helped us find a great restaurant and a rooftop bar for drinks at sunset looking over the Duomo. Grazie Irene for an amazing day!!! A must do when visiting Florence!!!!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Dear Sandy, Great to hear from you and thank you very much for your wonderful review! I am happy all of you enjoyed my stories and loved the rooftop bar that I brought you to! I hope the rest of your stay in Florence will be wonderful and looking forward to seeing you back to Florence soon! All the best! Irina
    Informative and friendly
    Ann_K, May 2022
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Olga. She was quite knowledgeable, friendly, and kept an easy pace. You can tell that she knows and loves this city.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your feedback! I am happy you enjoyed the tour with Olga! Looking forward to seeing you on my other tours and activities! All the best! Irina
    Brilliant, informative and fascinating
    SuzanneM, Apr 2022
    Alda showed us parts of Florence we would never have seen without her guidance. So brilliant to be guided by a Florentine and to understand the city and history so much better
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Dear Suzanne, Thank you very much for your amazing review! I am thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience with Alda and we hope to see you back to Florence again! Irina