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From your central Florence hotel, walk with your guide to your first stop, the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the original Roman forum. From here, walk to the Piazza della Signoria, admire the sculptures, and stroll to the Ponte Vecchio, the city’s most famous bridge.

After viewing the splendid Palazzo Pitti, once home to the rulers of Florence, amble through bohemian Oltrarno, with its artists’ workshops and cafés. Cross the river to Via Tornabuoni with its covetable designers, Palazzo Strozzi, and, of course, the Florence Cathedral (Duomo). Skipping the line is not an option here, so decide with your guide whether to visit or not on the day.

Finally, stroll to the Accademia Gallery, walk past the long line, and head straight to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Your guide will explain the secrets of the David sculpture and the master’s unfinished Prisoners before you end your tour outside the gallery.

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Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Cupola del Brunelleschi
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Overview

It’s as easy to be overwhelmed by Florence as it’s hard to pick what to see first. Take the strain out of planning and cover key Florence highlights in just half a day on this personalized private tour led by a local art historian guide. With skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s David, it’s perfect for families or small groups.

Highlights
  • Discover Florence at a pace that suits you on this intimate private tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s original David sculpture
  • Drink in Florence’s art, history, and culture with an art historian guide
  • Explore the historic center, bohemian Oltrarno, and fashionable Tornabuoni
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great overview of Florence for our first morning

Our guide Barbara was knowledgeable, fun and passionate about all aspects of Florence’s history and art. We enjoyed checking out the less traveled sights and streets at the start of the tour as much as our visit to see David. In contrast to other reviews,...More

Thank Richard M
Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Barbara is exceptional I agree and as all of our guides, she like to personalize the tour! I am glad you had a great start in Florence! Elena

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour!

From a fairly discerning customer, I give an A+! We did an all-day, skip the line tour with Barbara. I imagine that in a tour, the guide could really make or break a customer's experience of a city. Barbara was excellent-- very friendly, extremely knowledgeable...More

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Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Megan! I am happy your enjoyed both of our guides in Florence and Rome! We at IVT are always available 24/7 and glad to arrange very last minute requests. All my best Elena

Reviewed 23 May 2018
BEST Guided Tour of Florence

I am a photographer that had only two days to visit Florence so I did my research on tour options. After reading the reviews on many websites I decided to book the Italian Vista Travel Private Skip-the-Line "Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour." Elena met...More

Thank Len J
Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Dear Len, thank you for your review! It has been an amazing experience to spend the day with you and see how interesting is your job! This let me see my city from a different point of view, I am glad that you also had...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Disappointing

My entire family was disappointed with this tour. We have booked a private tour on our first day in each new city in Italy in order to orient ourselves to the city and learn about it. This is the first one we have not been...More

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Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Freddy, thank you for your review. I am very sorry that your tour ended 35 minutes early and that you missed some of the places mentioned in the itinerary. All our guides are art historian as you mentioned but are also very friendly and...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Walking tour

We had a great overall highlight tour of the city. Our guide was a native of Florence and very knowledgable. She worked to engage our 9 year old son in the history and story of Florence.

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