Kathleen G.United States
Laura met us at the exact place where our ship's bus dropped us off. She arranged for transportation to our first stop at the museum to see David. Skipped the line because of her planning. Then she walked us on a fantastic tour of Florence, taking us on a route where there was no backtracking and circling us to the exact location to meet our ship's guide to take us back to our cruise. She is fun to be with and is very knowledgeable. We would do a tour with her again.
Terry EdwardsUnited States
It is said that travel broadens the mind...inspiring a new perspective of somewhere familiar, or a treasure hidden in a place currently unknown. That is exactly what Laura Greenblatt accomplished during our 2 tours with her. Both tours were 5 star across the board. Every aspect of the tour from booking, communicating, planning and experiencing Florence was seamless. Her knowledge is vast - her insight extraordinary. Bonus - she is fun to be with!!
Leslie GoldbergUnited States
Laura was a wonderful tour guide. Lots of energy. Lots of knowledge in many areas including the Jewish history of Florence, the general history of Florence, and the wonderful sculptures, statues, and artwork in the museums in Florence. I would highly recommend her.
Rebecca S.United States
We spent a wonderful day with Laura as she guided us around Florence. Laura was easy to communicate with when we first planned our day and later as we fine tuned our plans. She responded quickly, making recommendations according to our suggestions. Laura was so knowledgeable about every aspect of our tour - history, architecture, art history as she guided us to many interesting and beautiful places. Our day was interesting as well as informative, and we will certainly ask for Laura again.
Maria Elena G.United States
Excellent service! Thank you Laura, it was such a great experience.
Chris MarkeyUnited States
Wow! We couldn't have had a better guide for our two days in Florence. Laura not only knows the city's best sights, but also the best restaurants. She ls an American who has been living in Italy for years, and has an art history degree. That alone was enough to make the reservation, but upon meeting we found she was also charming and funny. She made the experience come alive! These two days were priceless, however the fees were very reasonable for the value received. I reccomend her without reservation!!!
Jane DickersonUnited States
This was my second visit to Florence and,once again, I asked Laura to be our guide. Thanks to her expertise and credentials, we were able to quickly access the Uffizi and Accademia and view the important works. She explained the history of the Medici family as well as the works of art and artists. We also visited several cathedrals. There is no doubt that we saw and learned so much more with Laura than we possibly could have on our own. Thank you, Laura, for a wonderful tour of Florence!
Steven GreenUnited States
A wonderful afternoon with Laura. She really knows Florence, and despite previous visits, we learned so much from her. She took her time--we never felt rushed and covered so much of the city's beauty and important sites. I would definitely recommend her ---tremendous knowledge of Italian history, art and culture. Thanks again!
Joseph DunnUnited States
Laura's depth of knowledge of art and history are without peer. She gave us an amazing tour of Firenze and brought the history of the city to life with her stories. Her love and understanding of art shined at Accademia and Il Uffizi. We also asked to take us to The Great Synagogue and her historical/cultural insights were illuminating. Laura also found us a lovely non-touristy restaurant where our education continued. She adapted to our needs when our feet gave out at the end of the day. Bravo Laura!
Helen CoreyLondon, United Kingdom
All our interaction with Laura was brilliant. She was very responsive via email in structuring our bespoke tour and on the day of the tour could not have been more inviting and informative. Her love and understanding of Florence was exactly what we had hoped and her relaxed delivery made our day a perfect introduction to the city. She recommended a wonderful place for lunch and another for dinner which provided the local feel we wanted and craved. MANY THANKS AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Cheryl HarrisoUnited States
Our family of 4 enjoyed our whole day tour of Florence with Laura. She is knowledgable about the history and the art of the city. She put together a tour that was exactly what we hoped for. Her energy is contagious! We hoped we could spend another day touring with her but next time we are in Florence, we will give her a call and see more of lovely Florence. Thank you, Laura! Cheryl Harris and family
Laura FigoritoUnited States
We spent a day and a half with Laura G. And it was amazing. We had such a great time, she was so informative and had a nice sense of humor. I would highly recommend her and can't wait to go back. Laura took great care in considering all of our preferences. Loved the furniture restoration! Will definitely do another tour, so much to see...so little time!
Steve CreamerUnited States
Laura was a wonderful guide and a pleasure to spend the day with. We left with a new friend and a hug. She when out of her way to give us a feeling for the history of Florence and of course, an understanding of the art and architecture. As much as you could adsorb in a full day! Highly, highly, recommend her for both a newbie and an "experienced" Florence visitor.
Sandra WesterPonce Inlet, FL, United States
Laura was an excellent guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about Florence and it's rich history. She was very considerate of the need for a slower pace of walking and was most enthusiastic about all that Florence has to offer. We enjoyed our day with her and the private tour made the visit more meaningful.
Susan StraussUnited States
Laura was delightful, helpful, and full of interesting information. We spent 1 1/2 days with her and everything we did and saw was fabulous. She definitely knows her material, but she seems like she loves what she does and I felt she brought the buildings and art to life. Highly recommend!
Alan WishneffUnited States
We spent three fabulous days with Laura in Florence and Tuscany. It was a pleasure to have her share her passion for the city of Florence - the history, art, architecture and culture with us. She was always mindful of what our interests were and was so very patient with our endless questions. Our day in Tuscany was wonderful! We visited Greve as well as the charming medieval hill town of Certaldo, where we experienced a food and wine festival! We will happily recommend Laura to our friends and family!
Mark KochUnited States
Laura is very excellent tour guide, knows Florence, it's history and its art like the back of her hand.
David LigonUnited States
M. J. RobertsonNewberg, OREGON, United States
A most pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Worked with me for months to accommodate us (five senior citizens - one in wheelchair)with specials tours and times and had options when necessary. Thoroughly enjoyed her company and expertise. Thanks, Laura!!!
Maxine GoldmanUnited States
Seeing Florence through Laura' eyes was amazing. She was one of the best tour guides I have ever used.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maxine! It was a pleasure to spend those 2 days with you all. And, I really appreciate your comments. (But, you didn't click on any stars. It looks like you didn't like the tour.)
Tanpa ThondupHong Kong
Laura was everything we expected. An expert on many things Florentine. An excellent knowledge of Italian art history, extending to the socio-political implication of what we saw. What was even more impressive was her perspective of how that history impacted the developing Religious-Political- Art of Florence. Definite five star plus rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I must say I really enjoyed spending these past 4 days with you and your family. I also really appreciate the opportunity to exchange knowledge from around the world. My very best to you all !!!
Marc G.United States
Laura was an amazing guide! She is both personable and intelligent with extensive knowledge of Italian history and art.We spent a fantastic day, seeing all the usual sites and she was also able to arrange the tour to fit our specific interests. We learned of life in Renaissance Florence, but also life there today. She guided us away from the tourist traps and to a typical restaurant for lunch and places to shop. Having grown up in the US she speaks without an accent so there was no issue understanding her
Walter ShermanUnited States
We could not have been any more pleased with our Full Day private tour of Florence conducted by the most delightful, Laura. Her knowledge of the city and, most of all, her expertise with regard to history and the arts elevates her to the "creme de la creme " of tour guides - especially working in a city like Florence where the amount a good guide needs know is mind boggling to a layman. Her flexibility and willingness work with us to customize our tour was also much appreciated. BRAVO!
Laura was an excellent guide! Her extensive knowledge created the perfect setting for an informative interesting and fun experience. She was generous in her interest to cover all the aspects of Florence that we had asked for and she was at all times thoroughly professional. We have had other guide experiences but none of them equal Laura. Thank you for a wonderful day Laura. We highly recommend you.
Robert McCoyUnited States
Our tour was simply amazing. Our guide was SO knowledgeable and friendly. She customized the tour to meet our requests and the day was pretty much perfect.
We spent and incredible 2 days touring Florence (5 hours each day). Her knowledge of Jewish Florence was outstanding as well as her knowledge of the contents of the various attractions that we visited. We highly recommend Laura.
Shannon FeldmanUnited States
Laura was great! Highly recommend. Accommodated two adults and a 7 and 11 year old.
Adrianne MalaskyUnited States
Laura was an amazing guide! She knows so much about the history of Florence and every different building. We originally found her for a Jewish Florence tour, but decided to book her for the whole day and see more of the city, and we are so glad that we did! She crafted a tour based on what we were interested in, and talked about the history and significance of each place we visited with such a high level of knowledge. Laura gave us a fantastic tour and we would recommend her to anyone!
Ellen WitkowskiUnited States
Thanks for the opportunity of using your wonderful service. Laura was a warm, welcoming guide. She is knowledgeable and interesting and obviously loves the art and architecture of Florence! She has made me want to study Renaissance art!! Thank you again!!
Elaine HendersonUnited States
Laura was phenomenal and so knowledgeable. I feel like we really got the highlights of Florence done in one day. Will definitely be calling her the next time we come to Florence
Ellen HuntUnited States
Absolutely fantastic! Chose Laura because of her education in historical preservation and art history, something that she and my daughter shared. What a wealth of information. Laura accommodated all that we wanted to see as well as adding a 3rd person to our tour. For someone who actually hates things like this, I was ecstatic. And to top it off, she made the tour fun! Worth every penny and then some! I can only hope to see her again the next time there! Finchè ci incontriamo di neovo!
Lynn McKnightUnited States
Laura was wonderful! Very prompt in responding to my questions, helpful with planning our tour, and she understood what I was trying to achieve. She met us at our ship with her wonderful driver and we spent a great day visiting Pisa (including the Tower climb), touring Florence and seeing Michelangelo's David, stopping for gelato and lunch, and getting back to our ship with time to spare. Laura was professional and so knowledgeable, and we very much enjoyed our day in Florence with her!
Dominic BartoloneUnited States
Thank you Laura for a great walking tour of Florence. We were able to hit all of the highlight and some we had not expected to see. Laura is very good at this. We never stood in line and the day flew by.
Gail SmithUnited States
Laura did an extended tour for us as we wanted to see the Uffizi as well as the David at the Academia. We also had a city walking tour. Laura did an excellent job weaving the story of Florence's history to the art we were seeing. She made the works we were seeing come alive and added interesting information to bring the works alive. I would recommend Laura for a tour of either museum as well as of Florence. She knows her topic and brings the history to life. This was a very special day. Thank you
Tamara RainsUnited States
Laura was fabulous. We had all been to Florence before so we wanted to do things other than the usual tourist stops. Laura did an outstanding job of helping us plan our 2 days and was extremely knowledgeable about Florence and a delight to be with.
Tracy AmanUnited States
Our tour guide was very sweet and knew a lot of history and facts about Florence. It is not a great tour to take with children as we found out. The lunch place was not a great place for kids and we were unable to see the uffizi, one of the main attractions we came for. The lines were too long. We did not feel that we got our money's worth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tracy, I'm sorry to read your comments about our tour. Indeed I tried very hard to accommodate your group which had many diverse needs. I even took you to buy a stroller for your youngest child. The lines at major museums, even with reservations can be very long. It isn't something that I can control. I would have been happy to take you to the Uffizi. It was your choice to skip it. I'm used to waiting on the line. I know that would have meant splitting the group even more & you didn't want that. Sorry
Elliot RandUnited States
Don't waste your time or money if you are looking for a better tour guide than Laura !!!! You won't find it. She is extremely knowledgable, kind and can get you into places faster than any que. I HIGHLY recommend her and being a first time user on tours by locals, the other tour guides have a lot of competition as the bar has been set very , very high. THANK YOU.... Laura Elliot and Anastasia and Family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elliot and Anastasia!
David SteinbergUnited States
Laura had a great command of the facts of Florence. She loves living in Italy and is passionate about Italian culture. She was energetic and engaging. Great job and Thanks!!
George K.United States
We spent four excellent days with Laura. Engaging her services was a fortuitous decision and really "made" our visit to the area. She is extremely knowledgeable and clearly conveyed that knowledge in a friendly, conversational way. She grew up in the US, so there was no problem in understanding "accented" English. We immediately felt as though we had known her for years. She is enthusiast,flexible and accommodating; allowed us to customize tours to fit our interests and our energy level. Laura is A+!