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Florence in a Day™

One Day Florence City Tours, The Uffizi, Accademia, Walking & Food Tours

The city of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also known as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ and is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. From the Duomo with its terracotta-tiled dome designed by Brunelleschi bell tower by Giotto, to its many museums which include the Galleria dell’Accademia and The Uffizi Gallery, Florence offers up incomparable treasures to the curious visitor.

Guided Museum Tour

Choose from The Accademia or Uffizi

Florence is home to two important museums, both the Uffizi & Accademia, which include an expansive collection of Renaissance art from Florentine greats such as Leonardo DaVinci (Adoration of the Magi), Michelangelo (Davide), Botticelli (Primavera) and Giorgio Vasari (the Vasari Corridor).

Meet Luca your English-speaking guide and expert on art and all things Florentine. Learn about the first Etruscans who founded Florence, perhaps as early as 1000BC, the Medici Family, the Renaissance Art that followed, and how Florence evolved into being the art capital of Italy.

Uffizi Museum Tour with our professional and well-appointed guide. Enjoy your tour of the Uffizi Gallery and see the Masterpieces of Botticelli, Da Vinci and Caravaggio. Giovanni Botticelli’s, Birth Of Venus & Primavera depict Renaissance art at its best. Also on display are drawings by the female Renaissance artist Plautilla Nelli (1523 – 1588) with her works, Head Of A Woman and Kneeling Woman. The half-day excursion is with our private guide and reserved museum entrance included. (Reserved entrance tickets included.)

Accademia Museum Tour with our professional guide. Enjoy your tour of the Accademia Museum, famous for housing the giant marble sculptures of Michelangelo, including, of course, the David. But you will also see Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, Boticelli’s Madonna of the Sea, as well as works by Perugino, Filippo Lippi, Pontormo, Ghirlando and Bronzino. The half-day excursion is with our private guide and reserved museum entrance included. (Reserved entrance tickets included.)

Program Includes:

  • Guided tour of either the Accademia or Uffizi Museum.
  • 3 hours with private English-speaking guide.
  • Reserved entrance tickets included and you will skip the line.
Program Price

245 Euros total for the tour, 1 to 8 people, plus 36E per person (Uffizi) or 30E per person (Accademia) for reserved entrance tickets. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT. Transport to and from meeting point not included.

  • Secure credit card – we will send you a payment request through Paypal for your order.  You do not need an account with PayPal to pay with your credit card – simply login with your credit card by clicking “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link at the bottom of the login page for PayPal.

*Please note: Tour does not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.

Walking Tour of Florence – 3 Hours

Meet your guide Luca, who will lead you on a Walking Tour of Florence that touches upon the city’s best loved sites and monuments, all the while sharing fascinating snippets of information about Florence’s illustrious cultural past. Take in the Duomo, with its magnificent terracotta tiled dome, the Baptistery with its bronze doors known as the ‘Gates of Paradise’, then make your way to the quieter streets of Santa Croce and on to Piazza della Signoria, Florence’s main square where the Michelangelo’s original David used to reside, and where now stands a copy in front of Palazzo Vecchio. Then, enjoy a stroll along the Arno, walk across the Ponte Vecchio and admire the imposing Pitti Palace on the other side of the river.

Program Includes:

  • 3-Hour Walking Tour of Florence with private English-speaking guide. (Entrance fees not included).
Program Price

245 Euros total for the tour. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT. Entrance fees and transport to and from meeting point not included.

  • Secure credit card – we will send you a payment request through Paypal for your order.  You do not need an account with PayPal to pay with your credit card – simply login with your credit card by clicking “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link at the bottom of the login page for PayPal.

*Please note: Tour does not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.

Tour of Boboli & Bardini Gardens – 3 Hours

Meet your guide Luca for a tour of the Boboli & Bardini Gardens. Considered a veritable open-air museum, these gardens are tucked away behind the Pitti Palace and are home to century-old trees and plants as well as numerous sculptures and fountains. The Gardens, a true example of late Renaissance art, were laid out for Eleonora di Toledo (the wife of Cosimo I dé Medici) one year after the Medici Family purchased the palace. These romantic Gardens with their perfect shapes and symmetry are a great example of Renaissance landscaping, and in fact, the prototype for the Bolboli Gardens served as inspiration for many other European gardens, in particular, Versailles. As you stroll along wooded avenues, past the ‘artichoke fountain’ and on to the ‘amphitheater’, your guide will provide informal discussions on the importance of these gardens and also explain the origin of their most famous features.

Program Includes:

  • 3-Hour Walking Tour of Boboli & Bardini Gardens with private English-speaking guide, entrance fees included.
Program Price

245 Euros total for the tour, plus 15E per person for entrance tickets.. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT. Transport to and from meeting point not included.

  • Secure credit card – we will send you a payment request through Paypal for your order.  You do not need an account with PayPal to pay with your credit card – simply login with your credit card by clicking “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link at the bottom of the login page for PayPal.

*Please note: Tour does not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.

Florence Food Lover’s Tour

Meet up with Luca your guide who will take you on a mouthwatering Food Lover’s Tour of Florence while filling you in on the city’s important historical and cultural background. Taste your way around the historic street of Florence, sampling the caffè, cheeses, salamis and sweetmeats the town is famous for and visiting the historic markets where still today, locals gather to do their shopping. Luca’s interest in Slow Food and local culinary traditions makes him the perfect foodie guide for this tasting tour of Florence. Ask Luca’s advice and pick out a quiet trattoria for lunch or dinner.

Program Includes:

  • 2 ½ Hour Food Lover’s Tour of Florence with private English-speaking guide, tastings included. (Entrance fees not included).
Program Price:

255 Euros total, based on 2 people, tastings included. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT. (Each extra person joining tour costs 30E.) Entrance fees and transport to and from meeting point not included.

  • Secure credit card – we will send you a payment request through Paypal for your order.  You do not need an account with PayPal to pay with your credit card – simply login with your credit card by clicking “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link at the bottom of the login page for PayPal.

*Please note: Tour does not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.

Florence Gelato Tour & Landmarks

During your time in Florence, enjoy a Florence Gelato Tour & Landmarks with Luca, your English-speaking guide, who will take you on a delicious gelato tour discovering the most precious artisan ice-cream makers, while soaking up Florence’s history and culture.

Stroll through piazzas and past historic palazzos with your guide, while learning and tasting gelato from Florence’s many delicious ice cream makers.  Endless flavors include: creamy vanilla, coffee, caramel, pistachio, seasonal fruits, watermelon, strawberry, chocolate and even olive oil – just to name a few.  As well as offering insight into Florence’s history and culture, Luca also includes his foodie knowledge – he loves to cook – to explain the history of ice cream and how it is made with out-of-this-world flavors. Italians have mastered the art of gelato making and, on this tour, you too will learn its historic secrets.

Program Includes:

  • 2 ½ -Hour Walking Tour of Florence with private English-speaking guide, gelato tastings included. (Entrance fees not included).
Program Price

255 Euros total, based on 2 people, tastings included. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT. (Each extra person costs 30E.) Entrance fees and transport to and from meeting point not included.

  • Secure credit card – we will send you a payment request through Paypal for your order.  You do not need an account with PayPal to pay with your credit card – simply login with your credit card by clicking “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link at the bottom of the login page for PayPal.

*Please note: Tour does not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.

2019 Dates: These one day walking tours are available throughout the year. Rates are subject to increase on Italian Public Holidays – please contact us for details. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.