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


Robert Kirsch

United States
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Tour: #80360, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour of the historic city center, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 20/20

Laura G. is an outstanding guide and teacher. Our group of 6 would award her a 10 star rating if we could, but will stay in the guidelines and say "5 plus". Laura's tours were impressive with insightful, purposeful narratives and critiques, connected by colorful stores. Our tours with Laura G. included the Bargello (national sculpture museum), the Palazzo Medici Riccadi, the Accademia (David), and the Uffizi.

Robert Kirsch

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 18/20

Laura is an outstanding guide and teacher. Our group of 6 would award her a 10-star rating if we could, but will stay in the guidelines and say "5 plus". Laura's tours were impressive with insightful, purposeful narratives and critiques, connected by colorful stories. Our tours with Laura G included the Bargello (national sculpture museum), the Palazzo Medici Riccadi, the Accademia (David), and the Uffizi.

Gregory Buckhout

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

Wonderful tour in a beautiful city. Laura was very friendly and oh so very knowledgeable about art and architecture. This tour will not disappoint!

Dean P.

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Laura was a wonderful guide for our family including two 12 year olds. She knows Florence like the back of her hand and is incredibly knowledgable about lots of small details and hidden gems. Highly recommend her tour!

Tom Wilson

Belle Mead, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #33035, 2 Half Day Private Tours of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 21/19

We were a family of 4 that included an 18 and a 20 year old. We spent two half days with Laura, who was incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable, and engaging. When I mentioned to her late in the planning process an interest in seeing the synagogue in Florence, Laura easily flexed. She tells you the story of Florence through the sites and people connected to those sites. Her knowledge of art and art history are extensive and she eagerly shares that passion with to. Two thumbs up!

Jean Friedland

United States
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Tour: #33073, Lucca Private Biking or Walking tour, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

We enjoyed our tour with Laura G. We could not have expected anything better....

Michael D.

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence 2 half day Private Tours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

We had a great time. Laura was knowledgeable, flexible, and a pleasure to be with.

Lila F.

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

Laura was fantastic! Her tour of Florance was perfect. We really appreciated her flexibility and was happy to gage when we wanted to see more vs hear more. She is a wealth of knowledge. So fun to have an American - turned Italian provide the tour. Highly recommend Laura!

Bill Fore

United States
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Tour: #33074, Hidden Gems of Florence Florence Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Laura is a terrific host. The most important quality to us is that she listened to our requests, and gave us just what we wanted - on target, with the right amount of time and attention to the right things. She never imposed her agenda or preordained tour plan on us. Our half-day with her greatly enhanced our week in Florence. Interactive, broadly knowledgeable, conversational, punctual, and a lot of fun.

Kevin Ciok

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

Lester Dean

United States
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Tour: #100891, Michelangelo and his masterpieces Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

This was a great tour to see some of the master pieces of Michelangelo. Starting with the statue of David, then the Medici chapel and finishing with the Bargello. We saw just what we wanted and Laura was informative and interesting. She even went back to show us the way to our hotel.

Mary Larsen

Wixom, MI, United States
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Tour: #33073, Lucca Private Walking tour, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Loved Lucca and loved Laura showing us around. She gave us great directions on finding the perfect parking spot and perfect lunch spot before we even met her. Her knowledge of the town is phenomenal. She is kind, patient, smart, and all around great! Her English is perfect (growing up in Connecticut) as is her Italian (living there for 20+ years). You would have a hard time finding a better guide for Florence or Lucca

Mary Larsen

Wixom, MI, United States
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Tour: #33074, 2 days of Special Florence Tours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Laura is beyond 5 stars! I can' t give her enough praise. We had her for 2 days in Florence. One was a general tour of Florence for 12 people and the other was a 3 museum tour of for 6 people. The tour of Florence was an overview - sights, history, where to shop, best restaurants, and so much more information! Her museum tour was out of this world! So much history, stories & backgrounds on the artist, time period, political events, cultural references. Laura is a wealth of knowledge about Florence & art

Julie Mumma

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #33074, 2 day Florence Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Great tour guide. Highly recommend. Went out of her way to find my daughter a place that she could take a 3 hour private art class. Bravo!!

Renee Eddy

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

Laura was amazing! She was incredibly responsive and helpful in planning, a wealth of knowledge about EVERYTHING Florence has to offer from art to architecture, history to modern life. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, including lunch at a lovely little local restaurant. If you're going to Florence, book some time with Laura!!

Mark Meyer

United States
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Tour: #139728, A Day in Florence Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Laura, was wonderful. She listened to what we wanted to see in Florence and tailored our walking tour exactly as we had hoped. Laura's background helped us understand and see how Florence developed through the years. She is bright, funny, flexible, and we really enjoyed our time with her. If you decide to ask Laura to do your tour you will be very happy with the outcome.

Michael Pallaci

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

Laura was wonderful. As a native of the US she speaks perfect English; as a 20+ year resident of Italy she speaks perfect Italian; as a student of art history she overflows with knowledge of the many things to see in Florence. She accommodated many special requests for us. She is warm and engaging and made our tour of Florence memorable, educational and fun. Thanks so much Laura!

Rachael Scher

United States
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Tour: #33074, 2 half day Florence tours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Laura is very knowledgeable and professional. We were traveling with two young boys so we had to change a few things as the morning went on. Laura was easy going and amenable to anything we wanted to do.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachael. I hope you had fun at the paper shop!

James Smith

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Teresa Rollins

St. Charles, MO, United States
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Tour: Medici: the Masters of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jun 28/19

Laura is super knowledgeable and an excellent guide. The knowledge she shared enriched our experience and appreciation for Florence. Thank you Laura!!!

Barry Berhoff

United States
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Tour: #80360, 2 half day Florence tours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

Laura was a great guide. She really knows Florence well and how to make the most of our time in this very busy city. All the stories Laura shared kept the entire family interested and engaged.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!

Lisa Hudson

United States
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Tour: #37022, Academia Gallery and Walking tour Half Day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

The Florence tour with Laura was excellent. She customized it for our specific interests. She know the city well and navigated through the crowds using shortcuts to avoid lines. This is the second time using Laura and I highly recommend her for her deep knowledge of art, architecture and history and her charming and courteous personality.

Marisa Henrichs

United States
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Tour: #33074, 2 half day Florence Tours, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Laura was an excellent guide! She was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and very accommodating to our needs. I give her the highest recommendation and would definitely choose her as our guide again on our next visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you !!!!

Darrell Sasso

United States
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Tour: #139728, Florence Full Day Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Darrell Sasso

United States
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Tour: #33073, Lucca Private full day walking and countryside tour, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/19

My husband and I had a beautiful, lovely, and very special day in Lucca and the surrounding area. This was entirely due to Laura, our tour guide, whose warm and comfortable personality, as well as her incredible wealth of knowledge, enabled us to fully enjoy the experience.

Arthur Freierman

United States
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Tour: #33035, 2 half day Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Laura was great! She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and pleasant; and as a native Nutmegger, she is wholly understandable.

Catherine Curtiss

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

Laura did a fine job. She was very well informed on Florentine history, architecture, art and culture, and was pleasant. She paced the tour well. When we wanted a coffee break she brought us to a lovely old pastry shop by the Duomo. When we asked about English language bookstores she gave us names and locations. Those types of personalized details made the tour all the more enjoyable and reflected her detailed knowledge of the city. We would use her again.

Monica Livingstone

United States
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Tour: #33035, Best Private Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/19

Laura was an amazing guide. Grew up in the states but has lived in Florence for the majority of her life. You can tell she loves what she does and my kids loved her as well as the adults! She had interesting facts for all and we all had a great time!

Callie G.

Bay Minette, AL, United States
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Tour: #151447, A day in the Tuscan countryside tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Laura fashioned a day in the Tuscan countryside specifically to our requests, and we had a perfectly delightful day, highlighted by a visit, with lunch and a personal tour, of a farm that produces both olive oil and wine. If you want a day outside the city with gorgeous views of Tuscany, let Laura plan a perfect day for you. It was for us!

Callie G.

Bay Minette, AL, United States
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Tour: #139728, two Full Days in Florence - Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

Laura guided us for two days through the museums, palazzos, churches and culture of Florence. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. Her knowledge of Italian art, history and architecture is superb, and her talent for imparting her knowledge and enthusiasm for what we were seeing made the experience rich and rewarding. A plus for U.S. tourists is that she knows what needs to be explained because of the cultural differences. She took us to an local restaurant for lunch every day which was a plus!