Terry VikUnited States
Eliza was fabulous. We had a small group of 4 and she gave us exactly what we requested, with Florence history and an excellent overview of the Uffizi and Academia, along with a running history of Florence events over time. She showed us many local out-of-the-way places, many churches, and gave good recommendations for lunch and dinner. She does an excellent job tailoring the tour to your wants and needs.
Teri TaylorUnited States
Eliza was a fantastic tour guide! She met us at our apartment and walked our large group all around Florence. She knew all the shortcuts and shady areas through town, so that made it more pleasant. She's very knowledgeable and she speaks clearly and is easy to understand. She curtailed the tour to our interests and cut things out that we didn't want to see. She told a few funny stories to keep the teens engaged and also shared juicy gossip and tales about artists of old. Our group of 8 people loved her!
Great tour guide with good knowledge.
Deanna SamaritanoUnited States
Eliza was outstanding! We were a group of 15 people including 7 teenages. Eliza kept our group's interest throughout the 7 hour day of 2 museums, walks throughout Florence, lunch, gelato stops and was extremely informative. We highly recommend the tour with Eliza.
Andy N.United States
Terri EdwardsUnited States
Eliza was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and a very compassionate person. One of our group members was having knee pain and she found places for her to sit and rest in many places but still alllowed her to get the highlights of the tour. I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
Lucas StaleyUnited States
Eliza was absolutely wonderful. She catered the tour around the things we wanted to see and do. She spoke great English and gave us a unique perspective on the Florence of today and the past!! We would hire her without hesitation.
David BairdChristchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
Eliza communicated promptly and was very knowledgeable with good English. We saw all the major sites of Florence. She was patient with our large group of 7 and gave us help us helpful tips for shopping and restaurants and other things to do.
Robert StephensUnited States
Great tour with Eliza. She is incredibly knowledgeable of all things Florence. This is a great tour as you see the highlights of the two major art museums. There are many other great things we saw as we walked the city together.
Mary SchickUnited States
Excellent guide and tour! Eliza is terrific; she listened to us and gave us great input about what we wanted to see and do! She also took care to walk quite slowly for us (senior citizens)! Although we walked 6+ miles we were not terribly over tired and appreciated her great knowledge on everything we saw! We learned a great deal and would use Eliza again in a minute! We thank her for the wonderful idea to go up to Michaelangelo Square; took some great pictures and had a glass of wine to wind down the day
Connie KnapperUnited States
Eliza was a great guide, giving us accurate history and entertaining tidbits of information on the cast of characters contributing to the history and art of the city. She went out of her way to ensure we had a positive experience. Thanks Eliza!
Irene FaynUnited States
All the positive remarks about Eliza on Toursbylocals are completely true. She is super knowledgeable about history and Florence. We travelled as a family of five including two children ages 13 and 10 and their grandma. Eliza customized our tour and made the experience highly enjoyable for everyone. Eliza's English is VERY GOOD. She is also a super pleasant person who spent extra time with us to ensure that we have a complete and satisfying experience in Florence. We highly recommend Eliza as a guide.
Richard FairchildUnited States
Florence was a wonderful experience and a lasting memory because of Eliza. She is great fun and very knowledgeable.
Katrina De ManItaly
Eliza established a fabulous rapport with our US group of 18 pre-college students studying art and architecture in Italy. She offered a wealth of excellent information with a big smile. She was also attentive to our group needs and adjusted her tour accordingly. We left the Uffizi with a comprehensive understanding of the progress of art and understanding about the history of Florence and the Medici family.
Patrick PalmaUnited States
My family spent a fantastic day with Eliza, touring the highlights of Florence. It was a wonderful start to our Italy vacation. She was knowledgeable of course,... but she seemed like one of our close friends instead of a 'tour guide'. She went out of her way, spending extra time with us , and also showing us some out of the way places ( or hidden gems ) of Florence. We went back to her suggested Gelato place every night we were in Florence. Just truly a great time with a very lovely lady, thanks again.
Gregory LiebeUnited States
Eliza was fantastic on our 6 hour Florence tour. Her energy level and knowledge were great. She was very strong at balancing the scope and pace of the tour to ensure we saw the most important parts of Florence, while considering the tolerance levels of my three teen-aged boys to see "yet another" church or painting or sculpture. She also did a great job knowing when to take breaks for a snack or drink. I highly recommend her, and this tour, to anybody who has less than a day in Florence.
Elizabeth TidwellUnited States
Eliza was a fabulous guide. She was easy to understand, both in pronunciation and describing things. She was extremely accommodating and just overall delightful. We had a wonderful tour of Florence.
Carol FeinbergUnited States
Eliza was a wonderful tour guide She was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. My teenage children found her to be very engaging. We highly recommend Eliza.
Karen WrayUnited States
Eliza was delightful, she not only was very knowledgeable, but also personalized our tour to see some things we wanted to see on our limited time in the city. She was very attentive to our needs for restrooms, coffee and lunch breaks to assure we had a nice comfortable day to break up some of the walking. She had a sweet personality and we very much enjoyed our time with her.
Peter PappasUnited States
Eliza was everything we needed in a tour guide. She was fun, educational, flexible, always thinking on her feet as to how we could have the best time possible. Not only do I highly recommend her, but your time in Florence will not be the same if you don't use her!
Milla TrubetskiUnited States
We had very enjoyable time with Eliza on a full day tour of Florence. Eliza was extremely nice, polite and knowledgeable. She was able to keep our children interested, they were asking questions and lasted the whole day. We enjoyed learning the history of the city and its architecture & art. Eliza has set a high standard for the other guides we had during our trip.
Lori UnfusUnited States
Thanks to Eliza we were able to enjoy the Uffizi and the Accademia plus the highlights of Florence in one day. Touring Europe in a wheelchair can be challenging and exhausting. Eliza made it easier and lots more fun!
Anthony JohnsonOscoda, MICHIGAN, United States
Eliza was AMAZING. She is incredibly knowledgeable and knows all the best places to be and when to be there. She gave us insight and history and so much more. She even kept our 17 year old boys interested in what they were experiencing (no small feat). If we are ever back in Florence, Pisa or Tuscany in general we will call on her again to take us deeper into the history and art of the region.
Lawrence SignoriUnited States
Eliza is fantastic! She energetic and fun. We were traveling with our 19 year old daughter and Eliza managed to make our tour entertaining and fun for all of us! I highly recommend her.
Larry SegebarthUnited States
Eliza was the best; we have had tours all over Europe and she was wonderful. She was very accommodating to our wants and desires, was never rushed, and we went on our own pace. She was very knowledgeable about art and the local culture. I would very highly recommend.
Jennifer WittenbergUnited States
Eliza was an incredible tour guide! Tailored our guide exactly to us. My mom and I really wanted to find nice leather jackets, and she took us to just the place. She also showed us some of the best food places I've ever been to - would have never found them on our own. Eliza is fun, nice, and will show you a great time around Florence.
Joseph JenkinsUnited States
If you are coming to Florence, this is a must tour. In 5 trips to Europe, and experience with 30-40 tour guides, Eliza is the best we have had. She is personable, well informed, and speaks perfect English. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
John Paul MacdonaldSaint Hubert, QUEBEC, Canada
A tour of Florence, the Ufizzi and the Accademia all in one day sounds like a tall order, but Eliza was up to the task. She did an excellent job of giving us the essentials while going into the detail we needed to fully appreciate what we were seeing. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and was very flexible in adapting the program to our needs. Thank you, Eliza!
Daniel SleezerUnited States
Claude VachonUnited States
Eliza was wonderful. She had great knowledge of the history and unique stories for all the sites we visited. She was very agreeable to altering her tour to fit our schedule. She also led us to two of the best meals we had our entire trip with her lunch recommendations at the conclusion of our tours! Outstanding, would recommend to anyone and use again in a heartbeat.
Tracey LaszloffyUnited States
Our rating is FIVE stars because Eliza was wonderful in every way. She was extremely knowledgable and imparted a wealth of information. She also is warm, kind and good spirited. She was able to provide us with exactly what we requested - packing in quite a bit to our 5 hour tour while creating an even, relaxed pace. She knew just what to highlight and what to avoid. Eliza also speaks perfect English and she helped us with our ailing Italian :)
Ralph BlockUnited States
This was an outstanding tour. Eliza was a wonderful guide and worked hard to ensure that we saw all of the sights. It was a long day but well worth the time. This is the best way to experience Florence.
Eliza hit the highlights for us at the Uffizzi by giving the proper background of the artist and their work. We all learned a great deal. Tour was perfect amount of time.
Gloria ResinUnited States
We had a most wonderful 8 day tour with Eliza. She met us at our hotel and we went from there to see all the sites we had agreed upon. We were traveling with our 13 year old grandson and she kept him engaged and interested as we toured the Uffizi and saw many of the city's most famous sites. She was most considerate of our wishes, the pace we wanted to go at (we stopped for lunch, gelato ) and was just a pleasure to be with aside from being so knowledgeable and answering whatever questions we had.
Eliza was a lovely guide. Very engaging, knowledgeable and thoughtful. She was a great educator - we learnt so much about Florentine art and history. She also ensured that no one was left behind. We had a lot of fun with her and would definitely recommend her as a guide!
Lisa GriffithUnited States
Eliza was wonderful! She had a great knowledge of Florence and we enjoyed learning about sites off the beaten path. She made the trip special for every member in our party, including my teenage boys! We all enjoyed her stories behind the art, architecture and people of the city. She even helped us find a water polo ball for the kids at the end of the day! She is a kind and special guide that I would highly recommend to anyone booking a tour. Grazie!
Tracey PaulNew Zealand
Eliza is INCREDIBLE!!!! We loved our almost 8 hours with her.....she is warm, engaging, friendly, very knowledgeable of the city, history, art, eateries etc. We learned so much from her. Being able to skip long lines was an added bonus. We highly recommend her!!! Our visit to Florence was made special by Eliza, she is a remarkable guide.
Glenn CunninghamUnited States
Eliza is an exceptional young woman! She showed us the old city, the museums, churches and Duomo on three days. She had all the information regarding city, paintings, sculptures, history of the Renaissance, history of Florence and modern day issues. She is an excellent teacher, and she is considerate of her client's interests and needs. I would rate her as our best ever guide!
Brian MazenUnited States
Eliza was AMAZING and AWESOME! It's obvious that she has a passion for Florence and her job. She is extremely knowledgeable about the city, its history and the art. She really made the museums fun with colorful and interesting backstories on the artists and their pieces. More importantly, she was very relatable and was more like a family member showing us around than a tour guide. She took GREAT care of us. Eliza made our visit to Florence very, very special and we HIGHLY recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian,I really felt I knew you already and time flew with you and your family. I am glad you had a great time and I thank you very much for the beautiful words. I wish your daughter all the best in her future carrier and I hope you will come back to Florence another time. Best Wishes
John TuzzaUnited States
Tour included everything we want to see, but what made the tour truly exceptional was our guide Eliza. Eliza is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent sense of caring for the needs of every member of her tour group. She took the time to insure every member of our group was enjoying and getting everything they wanted from the tour. Bravo Eliza.
We really enjoyed spending the day with Eliza. She was very knowledgeable and constantly checked in to make sure our expectations were being satisfied. She was able to get us into venues quicker which we really appreciated with having very limited time in Florence. I would highly recommend Eliza to others.
Glenn MoeUnited States
Eliza provided the most wonderful full day tour of Florence. She was extremely knowledgeable of the history and art of the region. Her friendly, witty, and pleasing presentation kept us entertained all day. We especially enjoyed the stories and fun details about historical legends such as Michaelangelo and Di Vinci. Eliza was attentive to our needs and truly brought to life the history and romance of Florence. I could not have imagined a better experience than that provided by Eliza. Thanks, Glenn&Diane
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glenn and Diane, thank you so much for the wonderful review. Your enthusiasm was contagious and I had a great day with you all. Good luck to your daughter and son in law! A big hug.
Theresa McClureUnited States
This was a last minute booking for us in Florence and we couldn't have been happier. Eliza has a great love for and understanding of Florence and her enthusiasm definitely rubbed off on us. She made sure we got to see the things on our Florence bucket list but also introduced us to the Florentine culture in a way we could not have appreciated if we were on our own. We would highly recommend her as a guide to anyone traveling to Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Theresa, I'm happy you had such a great time with me, we really started the tour in the best way possible, with Tom Hanks in front of the Gates of Paradise :-) It was a fantastic day for me too thanks to you and your husband. A big hug!
Sandra Gonzalez MorellUnited States
Eliza met us at our hotel in Florence and walked with us showing us the most important sights of the city: Duomo, piazzas, churches, Pitti Palace, the Santa Maria Nouvella Pharmacy, the Papiro store where they are doing prints in paper using an ancient technique, etc. She also took us to the Uffizi Museum, to the Santa Croce church where Michaelangelo, Galileo, and Rossini are buried. When we arrived to the Accademia museum they had closed early and Eliza showed us the David the next day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thank you for these beautiful words. I couldn't finish the tour without showing you also the David. It has been a pleasure to spend the day with you and I hope you will come back to visit other museums and churches. I will be glad to show you more... :-) Best Regards.
Drona SharmaUnited Kingdom
Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) had a wonderful full day tour experience in Florence with Eliza in Dec 2014. She was engaging and knowledgeable and quickly built a great rapport with our children, who didn't grumble despite a few museum visits. Eliza met us at our apartment and planned the tour to bring us back again, making sure we hit all the highlights along the way. She was full of tips for shopping, dining and further exploring this wonderful city. Full marks!
Barbara RobinsonAtlanta, GA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, thank you for the rating. My Best Wishes, Eliza
Kristin LangrillUnited States
Had a great time with Eliza and saw all of the highlights in the great city of Florence. Her intimate knowledge of the city and museums allowed us to bypass almost all tourist congestion even on one of the busier days of the season. Probably would have taken us 2-3 days to see the same amount on our own and we wouldn't know all the great stories behind the buildings and art.
Eliza was fabulous. Knowledgeable, friendly, and able to engage and keep the interest of two teenagers, while making sure we saw not only the important historical sights of Florence, but also the best gelato shops and a really good place for Florentine Steak. Highly recommended.
Tara PinskyUnited States
Wow! The whole family, myself, husband, 18 y.o. son & 17 y.o. daughter enjoyed Eliza so much! We had a full-day with her (2 gelato stops & lunch) we learned so much about the Florentine history, art and the current political issues of Italy. My son's favorite Italian City is Florence! It was a very casual experience that all can enjoy even my daughter as it was her first time hearing some of artist's names and seeing their artworks. Best tour guide in Florence! Yes, have had others. Book with Eliza!
David L.United States
We booked Eliza for a half day tour in Florence. This was part of our 2 week stay in parts of Italy, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Our 1/2 day with Eliza was one of our favorite parts of the entire 2 weeks! We customized our tour with her. We wanted to see the Uffizi and Accademia, but we didn't want to spend all of our time in museums, we wanted to get a little bit of the local flavor of this beautiful city. Eliza accomplished both for us. Eliza is a sweet young lady; highest recommendations
We had our 3 kids aged 11, 9 and 8 with us and wondered if the Uffizi may be a bit ambitious for them but with Eliza, it was a treat! She tailored the tour for the kids wonderfully. She created a little scavenger hunt by giving the kids postcard images of different important works and they got to score points each time they spotted the correct artwork. Then she will proceed to explain and tell fun stories about then artwork. The kids were pretty engaged for the whole 2 hours which was amazing!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deanna. All my best wishes to you and your wonderful family.
Ed ClaryUnited States
We took a day trip to Florence with our family of 5 (3 young adults). We wanted to get the most out of the day and decided on a guided tour. This is the best thing we could have done. We were very fortunate to find Eliza as a guide. She did an excellent job of showing us around, keeping all family members engaged, and making the most of our one day trip. Her knowledge of art and history is impressive. We did a tour of the Uffizi and Acc. She added so much. She is very bright and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ed and Melissa, thank you so much for the rating and the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Florence and I wish you and the kids all my best! Eliza
Gary SchwandtUnited States
Eliza has figured out how to keep your attention all day. Certainly the highlights are the Uffizi and the David at Academia. However there are lots of interesting sites and stories along the way. Her education in art is a huge asset inside the museums. She knows the paintings, the. Artists and the back stories. Not a tour for kids, but for a first time Florence visit, could not be better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary and Cherie, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and thank you so much for the rating. I hope you had fun in Rome. Warmest, Eliza
John WheatleyUnited States
Charles WhithamUnited States
Eliza is a truly outstanding guide. She was most considerate of my wife, Carolyn, who celebrated her 74th birthday the day before, and she provided us all with an excellent tour of Florence. The five of us were there because our granddaughter, Megan, who is a third year medical student, was a participant at a medical conference in Florence. Eliza made the tour especially memorable for Megan, and all of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, Carolyn, Megan, Pat and Mike, thank you for your nice words Charles, I really hope you'll come back to Florence as there are many other places to discover. A big hug to Megan and good luck with her future work. Warmest, Eliza
Paul OlsonUnited States
Eliza was an outstanding companion for our day of exploration in Florence. While Florence is a cornucopia of art the seemingly effuses from every building in the city, it is so much more. The city is filled with history and traditions that extend to 80 BC and while walking from one cultural treasure chest to another, Eliza provides insight of economic and cultural events that have shaped the city's extensive past. Her art history degree proved invaluable at the Academia and the Uffizi. Best guide ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul and Judi, Thank you so much for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed the full day tour and I hope you had the chance to do the olive oil tastings at the shop I suggested you. I’ll keep in mind the information you gave me for my trip to the States. My Best Wishes. Eliza
Nancy LittenbergUnited States
Eliza was delightful, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with. The tour was well worth the money. We were exhausted, but our goal was to see Florence in a day, and we did. Half of the group enjoyed it so much that they returned to Florence the following day.i highly recommend Eliza and tours by locals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy. I wish you, Stan and the entire Littenberg group the best. I hope Erica will enjoy the stay in Florence on Tuesday. Warmest. Eliza
Elise RobertsUnited States
Eliza was a gem We booked the 7 hour walking tour of Florence with the 2 art galleries, with the knowledge that one of us has difficulty walking long distances. Eliza was great in tailoring the tour to our needs and we had many rest stops along our day.Her English is very good and her knowledge of Florence is vast. It was so much better than the big tour groups. She really lit up when we got the the art museums as art is her passion.She knew so much about all the art.Our tour went 9 1/2 hrs! Grazie Eliza!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edith, Thank you for the rating, we spent a great day together, I hope next time you will bring your daughter Elise, she would love Florence. All my best to you, your husband and Janet. Hugs from Florence.
Earl RobicheauxUnited States
Eliza was very personable, considerate and very knowledgeable of the city, the art and surrounding area. She dedicated a full day to us, making our walking tour memorable. Her approach to the Uffizi was particularly effective, making it worthwhile but not generating overload. We continue to be impressed with the quality of guides we find from Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Earl, Thank you for the rating, I spent a very pleasant day with you and your lovely wife. My Best Wishes.
Melinda M.United States
Eliza is a natural born (true) storyteller. She was a captivating tour guide and took us on an amazing day through Florence. We hit all the high spots and some that were off the beaten path. We cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Eliza for a terrific day!
Pamela RootenbergUnited States
Eliza knows Florence in and out. She is a lovely person, very knowledgable, and we had a fantastic day with her. It was a relaxing, yet informative walk with a very enjoyable gelato stop. Her knowledge of art, history, architecture, and Florentine culture is superb. Thanks Eliza!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pamela, thank you for the rating. I hope you managed to go to Santa Monaca for the concert. Please tell Isabel that I tried the Yogorino and I loved it. Yammy yammy :-) All my best! Eliza
Charles BoothSouth Africa
I cannot rate Eliza highly enough. She was excellent and a pleasure to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, Thank you for the rating, I spent a very pleasant day with your lovely family. All my best to all of you. Ciao ciao from Florence Eliza
Eliza was very interesting, pleasant and generous with her time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheila, thank you for the rating. My Best Wishes. Eliza
Gary ParkTacoma, WA, United States
Our full day tour of Florence with Eliza was outstanding. Her vivacious personality, energy, and wealth of knowledge, kept my family group of 8, (including 5 young adults), fully engaged, entertained, and informed throughout. She was well organized, but also spontaneous enough to allow some unplanned, and wonderful moments. This was like having a family friend escort us for the love of her city. She has made a valuable contribution to our family memories. Thank you.
My daughter and I had a GREAT day with Eliza. She had everything arranged and toured us around as a true "local" can. We loved all the "back stories" about the history of Florence. As an Art History major she was able to give us many interesting stories about the art and artists. Eliza took us to the best gelato shop (we went back the next day). She was able to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend a ToursByLocals experience and Eliza in particular for a day well spent in Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for the rating and the review. I'm happy you had a great time in Florence. I wish Erica the best and I hope she will spend her honeymoon in Europe :-) Big hugs to you both, Eliza
Richard PratherUnited States
You couldn't ask for a better guide than Eliza! She is gracious, knowledgeable, and professional! She is very well versed on world issues, and made talking to her like talking to an old friend! Her tours thru the 2 major museums brought history and art alive by looking at the highlights of the museums. Her flexibility and familiarity with the area made the tour go very smoothly. After using 5 guides in Europe, we actually still miss Eliza, and would absolutely use her again for more sites in Florence!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick and David! Thank you for your nice words! I'm happy you had a great time in Florence and still remember me :-) that's also for the great gelato you had. :-) All my best! Ciao ciao from Florence Eliza