Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Pisa Lucca Italy by Tour Guide Laura G. (Guide #1739)


Richard Burke

United States
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour/ Richard Bruke, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

This lady was dynamite! The tours of the Uffizi and Academia Galleries were made more interesting by Laura's cherry picking the important pieces and going in length about their history, the artist background, Roman mythology impact, the Renaissance and Florence's importance in the world. We highly recommend her services!

Megan Meshiea

United Kingdom
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

Laura was extraordinarily knowledgable and cheerful. Thank you so much for a fantastic tour of Florence.

Julie Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

We only had one day in Florence and Laura took us around. She was so delightful and understanding of the limitations the older guests in our group. She was full of knowledge of the art and history of the beautiful city! She naturally found aspects of the city to appeal to each of us from 76 years old to 14 years old! She had a talents for building up the next stop on our tour and then presenting it and allowing us time to just simply enjoy! I have already recommended her to others.

John Hughes

United States
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Tour: Florence Cathedral ( duomo) Tour John Hughes, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jun 26/18

Laura was Fantastic!

John Hughes

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Laura was Excellent, again! We had a group of 15. Laura was prompt & immediately took command of our group & made us feel that she was 1 of us! Her knowledge of not only the subject matter, but, other ancillary facts was impressive. Every person in our group was appreciate of the fantastic time Laura provided. Well Done!

Michael Diaz

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Laura is extremely kind and very knowledgeable about the area and sites. Very fun and informative tour

Barbara Judin

United States
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Tour: #33035, Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

We were lucky to have Laura guide us through the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens in Florence. She was a delight ! Laura was very professional, informative, engaging and excited about her tour. We would definitely schedule a tour with her again when we are visiting Italy! Thank you Laura for a wonderful introduction to Florence!

Eric Weinstein

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Laura learned of what our family had wanted in a tour and she tailored the tour beyond our expectations. She exceeded, delivered and presented an educational enthusiastic Academia and walking tour. Please consider Laura for your family's tour she will have you think about the time of creation, the political and cultural environment, the tools and material and how the community interpreted the piece of art. The tour of the Baptistry was breathtaking for us now, and she had us imagine the residents.

Patrick Sbarra

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

5-Star Plus rating for the magnificent walking tour of Florence with Laura G. We so enjoyed Laura's ability to bring the soul of Florence to life via her knowledge of history and art, and her wonderful story telling. After spending a half day with Laura we felt as if Florence had become our home. The pace was perfect. We did not try to cover too much territory. Sometimes less is more. We stopped for a light lunch and enjoyed getting to know Laura more personally. A must do on your first day in Florence.

Giuseppe Floro

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 26/18

VERY knowledgeable and super interesting! Made our trip to Florence even better!

Joseph Costantini

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Laura did a great job with our tour. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to speak with.

Don Moore

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/18

If I could give Laura a ten star review, I would. She guided my wife and me, along with another couple friends of ours, on a tour of Florence this past May. She was extremely knowledgeable, listened to our requests, and provided a day that will be with us forever. When we needed to alter our plans she accommodated, made suggestions and showed us fascinating parts of the city we never would have found on our own. We could not be happier with our time with Laura and recommend her with enthusiasm!

Robert Wood

United States
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Laura is: highly intelligent, personable, and extremely knowledgeable about Florence and its incredible culture. We booked Laura for two days, and could not have been more pleased.

Robert Wood

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Laura is: highly intelligent, personable, conscientious, and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Florence and its incredible culture. We booked Laura for two successive days, and could not have been more pleased.

Wolfried Mielert

United States
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Tour: #33035, 2 half day Private Walking Tours of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Laura is not only very knowledgable, but knows how to pass that knowledge on to her clients. She is passionate about Florence and it's history and makes it come alive. She is also very considerate of her clients needs. She knows how to avoid or negotiate the always present your groups and finds the best viewing positions. All in all a very enjoyable two morning tours. Thank you again, Laura.

Sherrie Frachtman

United States
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Tour: #33039, Jewish Florence and beyond, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Laura was extremely professional, flexible, and knowledgeable with a delightful personality. She was able to customize our tour and adjust along the way. We look forward to securing her services again when we are lucky enough to be in Florence.

David G.

Sydney, Australia
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Tour: #80360, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour of the historic city center, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

David G.

Sydney, Australia
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Tour: #33035, Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Laura is extremely knowledgeable about the art and history of Florence (and art in general) and the perfect guide for this wonderful city.

Kathleen G.

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

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.

Andrew Johnson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Laura delivered a brilliant tour and pitched it just right. Her educational background shone through - she really knows her stuff. Her delivery was also really good. We ranged across the eras of Italian history seamlessly Laura's love of her subject and Italy shines through. I will be recommending Laura to friends

Terry Edwards

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Terry Edwards

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

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 Goldberg

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

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.

Rudolph Janis

United States
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Tour: #33073, Private Lucca Biking or Walking tour, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

Laura was very knowledgeable and communicated well with our group and did an outstanding job of taking us through the history of the Luca area and pointing out the key sites. We would highly recommend her specially for groups of Americans, since she is American born. Her communications were outstanding.

Lisa Hudson

United States
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Tour: #33035, 1 full day private tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Had a wonderful memorable tour with Laura. She was knowledgeable, flexible and fun. Her local knowledge and love of Florence was such an asset. I would definitely recommend her and will use her again on a future trip.

Barbara Reid

Canada
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Outstanding. Her knowledge is phenomenal and we had a great morning with her. We look forward to doing more tours with her in the future. Thanks Laura

Barbara Reid

Canada
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Tour: #33039, Jewish Florence for Barbara Reid, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Laura was so knowledgeable about the subject of Jewish history and current life in Florence. We enjoyed her personality immensely and had a wonderful and thorough tour of the beautiful Florence synagogue.

Rebecca S.

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

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
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Tour: #151447, A day in the Tuscan countryside tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

Unforgettable experience. Marvelous tour. Wonderful guide. Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria, it as a pleasure to have spent those 2 days with you. I wish you all the best. Laura

Maria Elena G.

United States
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Tour: #139728, Private Florence Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Excellent service! Thank you Laura, it was such a great experience.

Steven Levine

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

Avrim Eden

United States
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Tour: #33073, Private Lucca Biking or Walking tour, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 21/17

Brent Scott

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

Brent Scott

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Laura was simply phenomenal! Her knowledge of art history and of Florence was exceptional! Laura was extremely accommodating. We had a limited number of hours in Florence as we were there for just over 24 hours. Laura provided nuggets of information that made the tour all the more interesting. Laura also provided her card with contact information to our oldest daughter who will be studying in Florence in the near future. In our family's opinion, Laura is the choice for touring Florence! Thank you!

Norman Brooks

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best of Florence Private Walking Tour 2 days, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Our family fell in love with Laura from the moment we met her. We spent three fabulous days exploring Florence and wished it could have been three weeks. Laura is articulate, knowledgeable, informative and conveys her love for the city in every word. All three days were amazing but our time together in the Uffizi was extraordinary. Laura was also very flexible and kind. I wish I could give Laura a ten star rating rather than just five stars. Florence is a jewel and Laura made it that much brighter.

Cynthia Campbell

United States
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Tour: #38125, Palazzo Vecchio Tour for Cindy Campbell, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Our afternoon with Laura was amazing! She is an exceptional guide and we highly recommend her. We wish would have had more time in Florence to spend more time with Laura!

Morey Filler

United States
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Tour: #37022, special private three half day tours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Laura was the best!. knowledgable, fun. perfect for our 3 morning stroll thru Florence. Just what we wanted and she delivered. Plus, she spoke English very well. would recommend in a heartbeat

Cynthy Moffatt

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Very nice, knowledgeable and great at knowing the side streets to avoid the crowds. Appreciated her flexibility at tailoring the tour to meet our timeline and specific interests.

Chris Markey

United States
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Tour: #139728, 2 Full Days in Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

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!!!

Jennifer Creinin

United States
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Tour: #33039, Jewish Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Laura was an amazing tour guide. She covered everything we wanted and customized the tour to include as much as possible. She helped make the most of our short one day stay in Florence.

Jane Dickerson

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/17

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 Green

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Private Tour for Steven Green, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/17

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 Dunn

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour for Joe Dunn, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/17

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!

Stephen Straske

United States
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Tour: #145662, 3 part Florence tour: Uffizi, Accademia, Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/17

We set up three two-hour sessions with Laura over two days. She was excellent, prompt and lovely to work with. Most importantly she knows her stuff! Laura led us through the Accademia, the Uffizi and the Duoma with so much skill and knowledge. It was a terrific way to see several key sights. I highly recommend her!

Richard Slater

United States
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Tour: #151447, 2 half days in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/17

What a delightful, knowledgeable and personable guide, with a droll sense of humor to boot! We cannot rate Laura highly enough as someone who brings to life the history and art of Florence with such expertise and understanding. Brava Laura, and many thanks. Richard and Marie-Christine Slater.

Helen Corey

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour for Helen Corey, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

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 Harriso

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/17

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

Susan Knops

United States
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Tour: #80360, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour of the historic city center, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

Laura was a fantastic tour guide in Florence, Italy. She's incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and funny. She answered all of our questions, and gave us a tour tailored to our interests. When we're back in Florence, we will ask Laura to show us more of the rich history and art of Florence.

Laura Figorito

United States
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Tour: #139728, 2 day in Florence for Laura Figorito, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

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 Creamer

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

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.

Ekaterina Aronov

United States
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Tour: #145662, 5 hour Florence tour for Ekaterina, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 18/17

Amazing, wonderful experience. I don't know where to start from and cannot find proper words to describe how amazing our guide Laura was. Prior to our arrival to Florence, Laura had created a customized tour for us, the tour was customized to fit our arrival time, and the time we were able to spend in Milan. She is an extremely knowledgeable in what she does, she was very patient to answer all our questions since it was our 1st time visit time Milan. Thank You Laura for everything, cant wait to go back

Lynn G.

Sarasot, FL, United States
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Tour: #151447, Private 4 day tour for Lynn Gale, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/16

We did a rennaisance art and architecture tour of Florence with Laura; she tailored the tour to suit our desires. Spent 4 half days with her, and she is exceptional. I am sorry that we didn't have another day in Florence and one more to visit Luca together. What could be better than an American living in Italy for 20+ years, fluent in Italian; an artist, restorer, and art historian; she is an encyclopedia of knowledge. Book her if you can, and we only did half days because we are seniors.

Sandra Wester

Ponce Inlet, FL, United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

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 Strauss

United States
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Tour: #139728, Two day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

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 Wishneff

United States
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Tour: #139728, 3 day florence tours and countryside tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

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 Koch

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

Laura is very excellent tour guide, knows Florence, it's history and its art like the back of her hand.

Nancy Davis

United States
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Laura is an excellent guide! Her knowledge and insight was fabulous and she is a delightful individual. I highly recommend Laura.

David Ligon

United States
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Tour: #33073, Private Lucca walking tour for David Ligon, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

David Ligon

United States
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Tour: #139728, 2 day private tour for David Ligon, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

M. J. Robertson

Newberg, OREGON, United States
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Tour: #139728, 2 day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

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 Goldman

United States
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Tour: #139728, 5 day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

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.)

Darlene Kerner

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/16

This was our second tour with Laura. Again it was excellent! She went above and beyond showing us sites and areas we had not seen our first visit to Florence. Our love of Florence is due the knowledge and experience we had on our tours! I highly recommend Laura. She is an expert in art and history.

Diane Conklin

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/16

We were very pleased with Laura G as our guide. She was very professional , well informed, and spoke well to all of our family group, including children, adults and seniors. Thank you for helping to make our day in Florence very enjoyable and knowledgeable .

Jeffrey Levy

United States
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Tour: #33039, Jewish Florence and Private driver service Jeffery Levy, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 7/16

Laura is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide who gave us a wonderful tour of Florence. She gave us a lot of new information and took us to areas that we had not seen before. She expertly coordinated our driver so that he was exactly where he needed to be when we were through with several segments of our walking tour. I would highly recommend Laura for any tours that you might want to take in Florence. She is an expert on Jewish history and kept our teenagers and us engaged throughout the tour.

Don Moscato

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/16

Laura served as our guide to Florence on a three-hour tour. We set up our meeting at a convenient location where our family of 7 (ages 15-72)met her after we parked our van in a local parking garage. She was very informative as we walked from one great attraction to another always adding excellent background information especially on the powerful families and patrons of Florentine development over time. As an expatriate from the USA she demonstrated a great deal of knowledge of Florence.

Jeff L.

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/16

An easygoing tour guide with knowledge of the culture and history. She was good with our group, which was like herding cats. I would use her again.

Tanpa Thondup

Hong Kong
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Tour: #139728, 4 day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

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 !!!

Sherri Long

55127, United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/16

We hired Laura to take us on a walking tour of Florence while visiting Italy this summer. Laura was a superb tour guide! Her English was perfect, of course, (growing up in the USA) and she was able to give us a wealth of information about the history of many of the famous painters, sculptors and etc. while walking thru the Accademia, Duomo and a few other historical sites. If you are looking for a high quality tour, she is the one! We HIGHLY recommend her! My teenage son learned a lot also! She's GREAT

Valerie Quick

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

We only had one day in Florence. Laura was such a wonderful guide! We learned so much about art history in just a 1/2 day tour - truly amazing. We really enjoyed her company and highly recommend Laura for any tour in Florence. Val & Katie Quick

Marc G.

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Private Tour for Marc Goldberg, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

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 Sherman

United States
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Tour: #80360, Florence Walking Tour plus Uffizi Gallery Visit, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

We could not have been any more pleased with our customized Half Day private tour of the Uffizi and the Brancacci & Medici Chapels conducted by the most delightful, Laura. Her expertise with regard to history and the arts elevates her to the "creme de la creme " of tour guides - especially working in a museum like the Uffizi where the amount a good guide needs know is mind boggling to a layman. Her willingness to work with us to customize our tour was also much appreciated. BRAVO!

Walter Sherman

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

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!

Dianne Collett

Australia
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/16

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 McCoy

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour plus Pisa stop, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/16

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.

Wendy Atwell

United States
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Tour: #145666, Uffizi Gallery Tour in 3 hours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/16

We loved getting to see the Uffizi with Laura! She was great with our kids and had so much information to share--I know that everyone in our family will forever remember this amazing visit, which helped us to navigate through the immense amount of art history that is in the Uffizi.

Blair (Skip) Hagy

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/16

My wife and I were very pleased with Laura. Laura is very knowledgeable, easy going and just a nice person to be around. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Jay Schlaifer

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/16

Laura made our tour of Florence and the Academia Gallery very interesting and exciting. She is very knowledgable on all things related to the history of the city and it's art work.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay, it was a pleasure meeting you and spending a few hours together.

Norman Miller

Canada
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Tour: #139728, Two day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/16

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.

Craig Baird

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Laura is a great guide. She was friendly and down to earth. Her Florentine knowledge was impressive and she related it with enthusiasm. My wife and I would happily book her again and I will recommend Laura to our family and friends.

Shannon Feldman

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

Laura was great! Highly recommend. Accommodated two adults and a 7 and 11 year old.

Jane Dickerson

United States
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 16/16

Laura is a wonderful guide. She explained the history of Florence and the Medici dynasty. She has such a vast knowledge of art history and shares it in an easy to understand, interesting way. Our time spent with Laura certainly enhanced our stay in Florence. Thank you, Laura, for a wonderful tour!

Valerie Rowe

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/16

Laura is pleasant and extremely well versed with art and the historical facts of Florence. Unfortunately I think I booked the wrong tour. It was more like a class lesson with a lot of detail and we didn't seem to get any of the "fun facts or local flavor" of Florence. Unless our questions were directly related to the topic she was explaining we couldn't seem to get local information. Again, I don't blame her, what was described in the tour was exactly what we got almost to the letter.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Valerie, I'm sorry that the tour wasn't what you had in mind. It's true, my tours are really full of art and history, but I'm sorry we didn't get on the same wave length: I would have lighten up my talk and tried to be more fun and talk about life in Florence. I hope you did enjoy some of it anyway.

Brent Beasley

United States
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Tour: #80360, Florence Walking Tour plus Uffizi Gallery Visit, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Laura was an excellent host and guide. I can't even imagine trying to see Florence without her guidance. Thanks so much!

Adrianne Malasky

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 29/15

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 Witkowski

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/15

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!!

Chris Singh

France
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Tour: #38125, Palazzo Vecchio Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

Laura was a great tour guide: very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I'd recommend any of her tours to anyone. You'll learn a lot!

Chris Singh

France
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Tour: #145662, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/15

Laura was a great tour guide: very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I'd recommend any of her tours to anyone. You'll learn a lot!

Jan Christmann

Germany
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Tour: #33035, DRIVER for the six days in Florence Private tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/15

Jan Christmann

Germany
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Tour: #139728, SIX day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/15

Elaine Henderson

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/15

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

Leslie Daley

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/15

Laura took my family and art students on a wonderful tour of Florence.She was so knowledgeable about the history and art work in this beautiful city. She took us through churches, museums, shops, bridges, piazzas, and neighborhoods.It was delightful listening to her stories about the artists of Florence. She spent extra time with us, stopping often, as it was difficult for some of my family members to walk through the city. I highly recommend touring Florence with Laura!

Ellen Hunt

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour for Ellen Hunt, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

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!

Darlene Kerner

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

Laura is an art history expert. She was unbelievably helpful and caring with my elderly Mother finding streets that were wheelchair friendly (as much as one can in Florence). My family, particularly my mother, still raves about the knowledge we learned everywhere we went. The narrative and dialogue were always so engaging. Our Academia Gallery visit was perfect. Laura gave us insight into the art such that it was experienced not just viewed. I cannot praise this tour enough!!

Lynn McKnight

United States
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Tour: Driver service for Lynn McKnight, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 17/15

Very prompt, courteous service. Massimo was an excellent driver, and we were grateful to have him for our day in Florence!

Lynn McKnight

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour - Lynn McKnight including Pisa tickets, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/15

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 Bartolone

United States
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Tour: #139728, all day Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/15

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.

Michael Devine

United States
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Tour: #33074, Uffizi Gallery Tour in 2 hours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/15

Excellent tour. Exceeded all our expectations. Very knowledgeable and thorough description of the evolution of painting styles, the history and politics of those supporting the arts through the ages and the artists themselves. Also very well versed in the work involved in restoring and maintainig the pieces of art in the collection.

Gail Smith

United States
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Tour: #139728, Walking tour plus Uffizi and Accademia Galleries., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/15

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

Adrian Deshotel

United States
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Tour: #33074, Uffizi Gallery Tour in 2 hours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/15

Knowledgeable guide but was too detailed about seemingly insignificant or mundane items.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh. I was under the impression that you had all enjoyed and appreciated the historical details and the other details about the life of the Florentin artists and historical personalities. Sorry.

Adrian Deshotel

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/15