The Very Best of Florence. City & Museum Tour
Let me lead you through the streets, alleyways, piazzas of this magnificent city. Learn about Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello & their connection with the powerful Medici family.
Art & history is brought to life through the statues, buildings & great storytelling.
See frescoes in churches. Visit the *Uffizi gallery with the world's largest collection of Renaissance art & the *Accademia to see Michelangelo's David.
The Basilica of Santa Croce where the monumental tombs of Michelangelo & Galileo are. (Or alternatively the Medici church of San Lorenzo combined with the Palazzo Medici).
For those who've been to the Uffizi & Accademia before. I can suggest the Palatine gallery & the Boboli gardens, the Bargello museum, the Davanzati Palace.
Relax over lunch & eat with the locals. Try the best coffee & ice cream in town.
Cross the river to the less touristy side of the city & browse antique shops, artisans workshops.
* IMPORTANT: Please note the Uffizi & Accademia galleries are both closed Mondays!
Depending on where we meet, we'll walk through the political centre of the city, into Piazza della Signoria with the town hall built in 1299.
The cathedral, Baptistery & bell tower from the outside.
The old market square of Piazza Repubblica, The Uffizi gallery for the highlights of the Renaissance. The Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) and onto the opposite bank.
After lunch the granary of Orsanmichele & wool guild headquarters. The Accademia gallery.
This tour is customized and can easily be modified to suit you.
As well as a tour of the *Uffizi & Accademia*, we can visit the Basilica of Santa Croce or perhaps the Davanzati Palace, a merchant's house (kids will love this) or alternatively San Lorenzo church or the Medici palace or the Palazzo Vecchio museum or the Bargello for early works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Luca della Robbia, just to name a few!
Tell me your interests & I will plan a tour especially for you.
*IMPORTANT: Both the Uffizi & Accademia are closed on Mondays ! *
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or accomodation as you prefer if it is in the city centre.
or at a place of your choice.
End location: Either where we met initially or at a location of your choice in the city centre.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
The break for lunch is not included in the tour time. The morning tour will last approx 3'5 hours & after lunch approx 3 hours.
Reservations for galleries, museums.
6'5 - 7 hour guided tour of the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euros - Most cafes and restaurants accept credit/bank cards but for payments under 10 euros, cash is preferred.
You can pay the museum tickets with a credit card or cash.
Museum tickets are to be paid at the moment of entry.
Uffizi tickets 20 euro (in high season) plus the reservation fee of 4 euro (24 total).
Kids under 18 years go free. Please bring ID or photocopies of ID.
Reduction for students of European countries 25 years & under.
Accademia 8'50 euro + 4 euro reservation fee (12'50 euro total).
Reduction same as Uffizi. Under 18yrs free with valid ID.
For groups of 6 or more, we will need headsets (whispers) to go into the museums. 2 euro per person.
Lunch and any drinks, snacks you may need during the tour.
I am not a driver but I can arrange for a private car with a fluent english speaking driver.