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Florence Custom Tours
Ranked #4 of 170 Food & Drink in Florence
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Owner description: Florence offers a limitless choice of historically fascinating sites. It is our aim to elicit the city's magic and to present it to you in an original, flexible and entertaining way.We take great pride in customizing our tours to suit you, focusing on whatever might interest you the most. Classic tours and less conventional ones, cooking classes, visiting markets, wine tastings...you name it! Our guides are highly qualified, versatile, friendly and fun
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Florence earlier this month and booked both an early morning walking tour with Adriana for just my husband and me, followed by a group tour for our family including 2 teenagers for the rest of the morning. This was without a doubt a TOP highlight of our trip and Adriana is such a delight ! We learned so much about Florence — even why the bread in Florence tastes like it does —so that if we could go back and do it again we would in a minute — only for a full day or more! The early AM tour was wind as we got to see Florence as she wakes up and without all the buzz of tourists. Adriana responded to our initial inquiries right away & was very flexible to customize our tour to accommodate our family’s interests. So knowledgeable, kind and friendly! She is one of those special people, and really knows Florence —plus she speaks perfect English. Highly recommended! If you book with her — you will be happy you did !

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We have used tour guides throughout Europe and Asia and have had mostly very positive experiences, so we have a good basis from which to make a recommendation.

There is so much to see in Florence that it can be difficult to prioritize your time and frequently you see something but don't recognize it for what it is. We toured with Chiara about four years ago and it was the best tour that we had ever had, and we were fortunate to reconnect with her as we revisited Florence last week.

Chiara is the Best, simple, just the Best. She is truly a Florentine and knows her city and her/its heritage well. She is knowledgeable about art and history, knows her way around the major sites, museums and non-touristy highlights that made our tour unique, informative and enjoyable.

We can express here our gratitude to Chiara here as well as our highest recommendation. Truly of about 50 tour guides that we have experienced (throughout the world), she is the best.

1  Thank Alexander M
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We booked 2 half day tours. Chira was our guide on both days.
She just happens to have a Phd in art history. Warm, funny and incredibly knowledgable.
Taking the tours with her added so much to the beauty and appreciation of the art and history of Florence. Recommend highly

1  Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We(2 couples) had a wonderful day with Adri. She provided a full-on Best of the Best of Florence tour that we truly enjoyed. Adri spoke perfect English and provided information that was not readily available to us if we had not been with her. We went to the Uffizi, Academia, and shops that were great finds for leather, jewelry, Mosaic art, chocolate, balsamic vinegar, and other things that we were very interested in to take home but were not sure where we would find the best value/price for good quality items. We were very interested in the "flavors" of Florence and Adri provided that with a taste sampling of cheeses, meats, balsamic vinegar (from new to aged), olive oils and truffles at an Open Market. Oh Wow!! So wonderful. WE absolutely enjoyed this part of our tour...our tongues and stomachs were HAPPY! Adri was perfect in so many ways...we talked, walked and saw wonderful areas and we at the end..we made a lifetime friend. Adri provided a tour that was perfect for us - good information, lovely sights, history, hidden secrets, and wonderful food. If you have a couple days or 2 weeks (like we did) in Florence - do yourself a BIG FAVOR - invest your money and time with Florence Custom Tours! You will not regret it. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Our final day in Florence Adri took us on a great tour of some of the out of the way treasures in the city. We saw streets with character and very few tourists, we had a terrific wine and balsamic tasting, she took us to a fabulous gelato shop and we even stopped for truffle sandwiches. She's knowledgeable and very personable. It was a fabulous afternoon. I'd highly recommend her to friends and fellow travelers.

1  Thank Nancy B
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