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Florence, guided city sightseeing tours

Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar.

Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you (below) the tour options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

If you're unsure of dates then, for now, you can see a list of product descriptions further down this page.

tickitaly.com offer an ever-increasing range of Florence guided tours, and on this page we attempt to summarise them for you. From gallery tours, walking tours, art tours, and tours with lunch included, to cooking courses, tours by bike or Segway, all the way up to customised tours to suit your interests, we hope to cover most everything that could possibly enhance a visit to the unforgettable city of Florence.

Again, everything listed is a Florence guided tour, in one form or another - if you're after straightforward ticket booking for the Uffizi Gallery or Michelangelo's David, then, please, use these links.
If you're looking for excursions from Florence (outings and day trips to places nearby) then we have those also - click here for details.

The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, guided tour

A fully guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, lasting roughly 90 minutes, including your skip-the-line entrance ticket. Once the tour is over you're free to stay in the gallery and continue your visit.

The tours last approximately 90 minutes - all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be inside the Uffizi, ready to discover this most wonderful of galleries in the presence of an expert guide.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Children up to and including the age of 6 pay nothing, all other tickets are full price.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Accademia & David, guided tour, one hour.

A guided tour to view Michelangelo's statue of David as well as other notable works in the Accademia's collections. The tour lasts roughly 60 minutes, after which you can choose to stay in the gallery and explore the other artworks on show at your leisure. Available all year round at 10.00 AM, and at 10.00 AM, 11.30 AM or 1.00 PM (also in Spanish) in high season.

The tour lasts approximately an hour (it may last an hour and a half if the 1.00 option is chosen as the tour may be in two languages then), and takes in some other lesser-known pieces by Michelangelo as well as David himself. You'll skip queues and be accompanied by your expert guide at all times - you'll be listening in via headset (supplied and included in the price) to ensure you don't miss anything your guide is saying. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the gallery and continue exploring at your own pace.

Available all year round at 10.00 AM, and at 10.00 AM, 11.30 AM or 1.00 PM (also in Spanish) in high season (excluding Mondays, the first Sunday of each month, the 25th of December and the 1st of January) Children up to and including the age of 5 pay nothing, and there are reductions for young people between the ages of six and seventeen.

The Accademia and Michelangelo's David, Florence, guided tour.

A guided tour to view Michelangelo's statue of David in the company of an expert guide. The tour lasts roughly 75 minutes, after which you can choose to stay in the gallery and explore the other artworks on show at your leisure. Available all year round at 10.30 AM, and at 10.30 AM or 11.30 AM in high season.

The tour lasts approximately an hour and a quarter, and takes in some other lesser-known pieces by Michelangelo as well as David himself; all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be inside the Accademia, ready to discover David in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the gallery and continue exploring at your own pace.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Children up to and including the age of 6 pay nothing, all other tickets are full price.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David, combined guided tour.

A combined, reduced-price ticket for a guided tour of the Accademia and the Uffizi galleries. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day.

The Accademia tour allows you to enjoy several masterpieces including Michelangelo's David, 'I Prigioni', 'San Matteo' and the 'Palestrina Pietà'. This morning tour lasts about 75 minutes.

The afternoon tour of the Uffizi lasts about 90 minutes and gives an insight into one of the world's greatest art galleries. You'll admire works by such masters as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaelo. The tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace with a splendid view over the city's most important monuments. After the tour you'll be free to remain in the museum.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour. (11.30 AM - 4.30 PM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for a tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day.

The Uffizi tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, the Accademia tour approximately 75 minutes; all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 10 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the galleries and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tours are available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) at the following times:

All year round:

  • Accademia tour at 10.15 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Accademia tour at 11.30 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Uffizi tour at 09.00 AM, Accademia tour at 11.30 AM

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish. Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date (you'll find some additional information further down this page).

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour, with lunch. (11.30 AM - 4.30 PM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for tours of the Uffizi and the Accademia with lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

The Uffizi tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, the Accademia tour approximately 75 minutes; all you need to do is arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 10 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the galleries and continue exploring at your own pace.

The tours are available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) at the following times:

All year round:

  • Accademia tour at 10.15 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Accademia tour at 11.30 AM, Uffizi tour at 4.30 PM
  • Uffizi tour at 09.00 AM, Accademia tour at 11.30 AM

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish. Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date (you'll find some additional information further down this page).

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour (9.00 AM, 11.30 AM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for a guided tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day. The tour begins at 9.00 AM and finishes at around 12.45 PM.

The Uffizi guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins at 9.00 in the morning, the Accademia tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and begins at 11.30 AM, leaving plenty of time to casually stroll from one gallery to the next with a stop off for a cappucino and cornetto on the way.

Simply arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you are welcome to stay inside the Accademia and continue exploring at your own pace - the tour finishes at around 12.45 PM.

The tours are available all year round (excluding Mondays, the 25th of December and the 1st of January). We also offer this tour with an organised Tuscan lunch after the Accademia visit, dining in a central Florence restaurant.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour, with lunch (9.00 AM, 11.30 AM)

A combined, reduced price ticket for a guided tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries. See two of Florence's most famous attractions in one day. The tour begins at 9.00 AM and finishes at around 12.45 PM after which you'll enjoy a Tuscan lunch, with drinks, in a central Florence restaurant.

The Uffizi guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins at 9.00 in the morning, the Accademia tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and begins at 11.30 AM, leaving plenty of time to casually stroll from one gallery to the next with a stop off for a cappucino and cornetto on the way.

Simply arrive at the meeting point(s) at least 15 minutes before the tour starts, enjoy the sensation of bypassing the queues, present your voucher, and you'll be in, ready to discover the galleries in the presence of an expert guide. Once the tour is over you'll be escorted to a central location to enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch, drinks included. Please note that if you do have any children under the age of six with you then they will be charged for at the restaurant.

The tours are available all year round (excluding Mondays, the 25th of December and the 1st of January).

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

The Uffizi Gallery and David, combined tour, with lunch.

A combined, reduced price ticket for a guided tour of the Accademia and the Uffizi galleries, with lunch in a traditional local restaurant.

The Accademia tour allows you to enjoy several masterpieces including Michelangelo's David, 'I Prigioni', 'San Matteo' and the 'Palestrina Pietà'. This morning tour lasts about 75 minutes.

Your ticket includes a delicious Tuscan lunch with drinks in a historic restaurant in the old town. Please note if you do have any children under the age of six with you then they will be charged for at the restaurant.

The afternoon tour of the Uffizi lasts about 90 minutes and gives an insight into one of the world's greatest art galleries. You'll admire works by such masters as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaelo. The tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace with a splendid view over the city's most important monuments. After the tour you'll be free to remain in the museum.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence city guided tour with viewing of Michelangelo's David.

A three hour guided tour of Florence city which also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's David. The tour begins with some panoramic views across the city before discovering the cathedral area on foot prior to visiting Michelangelo's statue of David.

The tour begins with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile).

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence city guided tour with viewing of Michelangelo's David, followed by lunch.

A three hour guided tour of Florence city which also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's David. The tour begins with some panoramic views across the city before discovering the cathedral area on foot prior to visiting Michelangelo's statue of David. This is followed by a light lunch in a central restaurant.

The tour begins with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next come a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile).
An assistant will then accompany you to a traditional local restaurant where you'll enjoy a light lunch and accompanying drinks.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

'Best of Florence' Walking Tour

Florence is a city that will drain your smartphone batteries and melt your camera, with a list of must-sees that could leave you exhausted. Enjoy the best the city has to offer with this classic two hour walking tour in the company of an authorised tour guide, discovering the architectural and artistic wonders that render it justifiably famous.

Two hours is clearly not enough to see 'all' of Florence but this tour will give you a level of insight into the history and people of Florence that will make your visit, whether short or long, a much more informed and complete one.

To be clear, this is an 'outdoors' walk as you'll not be entering places like the Uffizi or the Duomo, but you'll be seeing (take a deep breath):

  • Piazza san Firenze.
  • Santa Croce.
  • Piazza Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio.
  • The Loggia dei Lanzi.
  • The Uffizi Gallery.
  • The Ponte Vecchio.
  • Via Maggio.
  • Ponte S. Trinita.
  • Via Tornabuoni (the street of fashion).
  • Palazzo Strozzi.
  • Piazza Repubblica.
  • The Duomo, cathedral.

You'll be met and accompanied by your licensed tour guide and you'll be sure to miss nothing, even when things are crowded, as you'll be listening in via a provided audio system. The tour will go ahead whatever the weather and, if you're taking the tour on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday it may be that the tour will be run in two languages (English and Spanish).

The English language tour runs seven days a week at 3.30 PM; the tour is also available in Spanish on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Florence city guided tour with Uffizi visit (afternoons).

An afternoon (2.30 PM to 6.00 PM) guided tour of Florence city, the nearby hilltop Etruscan town of Fiesole, and a guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery.

The tour begins with a drive up into the hills above Florence to Fiesole, a hilltop settlement of Etruscan origin that offers open views down towards Florence and the valley of the Arno. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre for a walking tour of the area around the beautiful church of Santa Croce. Next comes a stroll through some of the historic narrow streets of the city and on to Piazza Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia del Lanzi.
After this it's a few short steps to the Uffizi Gallery where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view this treasure-trove of art. The tour ends here, but you are free to stay inside the gallery as long as you wish.

This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Uffizi is closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month. Starting time is 2.30 PM and you'll finish the tour at around 6.00 PM.

Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Day tour - Florence city, Fiesole, Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David.

A full day guided tour of Florence (9.00 AM start, 6.00 PM finish) taking in the nearby hilltop Etruscan town of Fiesole, David at the Accademia, and the Uffizi Gallery.

The tour begins at 9.00 AM with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile). The morning section of the tour finishes at around 12.15 PM, giving you a good couple of hours for a relaxing lunch (note that we also offer this tour with lunch arranged and included).

A couple of hours later it's time for the afternoon tour (2:30 PM) - this time it's a trip up - by bus - to the nearby Etruscan hilltop town of Fiesole, with panoramic views over Florence and the Arno valley below. It's then back into Florence for a walking tour around the heart of religious Florence - Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria before a few short steps to the Uffizi Gallery where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view this treasure-trove of art. The tour ends on the Uffizi terrace (great views of the city centre), but you are free to stay inside the gallery as long as you wish (well, up to closing time, that is!).

* This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Uffizi and Accademia are closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month.

You'll spend the entire tour accompanied by an expert local guide who'll provide genuine insight into this most amazing of cities. Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Day tour - Florence city, Fiesole, Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David, with lunch.

A full day guided tour of Florence (9.00 AM start, 6.00 PM finish) taking in the nearby hilltop Etruscan town of Fiesole, David at the Accademia, and the Uffizi Gallery. Included is a typical Tuscan lunch, with drinks, in a typical central Florence restaurant.

The tour begins with a drive up the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile). The morning section of the tour finishes at around 12.15 PM, an assistant will then accompany you to a traditional local restaurant where you'll enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch and accompanying drinks. Please note that if you do have any children under the age of six with you then they will be charged for at the restaurant.

A couple of hours later it's time for the afternoon tour - this time it's a trip up - by bus - to the nearby Etruscan hilltop town of Fiesole, with panoramic views over Florence and the Arno valley below. It's then back into Florence for a walking tour around the heart of religious Florence - Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria before a few short steps to the Uffizi Gallery where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view this treasure-trove of art. The tour ends on the Uffizi terrace (great views of the city centre), but you are free to stay inside the gallery as long as you wish (well, up to closing time, that is!).

* This tour is available all year round (excluding 25th December and 1st January) but does not run on Mondays (the Uffizi and Accademia are closed) nor on the first Sunday of each month.

You'll spend the entire tour accompanied by an expert local guide who'll provide genuine insight into this most amazing of cities. Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

For groups of more than fifteen people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price.

Florence & David Walking Tour, Small Group

Experience the real living heart of Florence while visiting the wonders of the past on this unique walking tour, a tour that involves a visit to view the top must-see in Florence, Michelangelo's statue of David. Lasting around three hours (starting at 3.00 PM) and limited to groups of a maximum of 12 people, the tour will introduce you to important UNESCO heritage sites as well as leading you through the less well known parts of the city centre.

You will visit the Accademia to see ‘David’ and learn how Michelangelo created his masterpiece, and the importance of perspective in this huge sculpture.

Continuing to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) you will hear about its stunning architecture and Brunelleschi’s massive dome (which remains the largest in the world) as well as the famed baptistry doors by Ghiberti.

Passing through the Piazza della Signoria with its fine architecture and outdoor gallery of impressive sculptures you will see the Palazzo Vecchio and learn about the Medici family and the history of Florentine government. This square was the scene of many protests and public executions.

You will walk the exterior corridors of the Uffizi Gallery (this tour does not include a visit to the gallery) and arrive at the famous Ponte Vecchio, the picturesque pedestrian bridge lined with jewellers’ shops and steeped in history.

The tour will also take you through Dante’s district and to the 14th century church of Orsanmichele with its fascinating history. You will get a chance to sample some of the best ice cream in Florence and learn about the typical Florentine ‘trippa’ being sold by the many local street food vendors.

A tour then, that ticks the can't-be-missed viewing of David checkbox, one that gives you an expert introduction to many other of Florence's absolute musts, and, perhaps most importantly, one that sees your passionate local guide give you a keen insight into the living city, as it is now, and a rolling back of the centuries to gain an understanding of the wonders of Renaissance Florence as it was when still a republic.

Florence city bus tours.

Explore Florence using these 'hop on, hop off' guided bus tours - set your own route and pace.

There are two distinct tour routes for Florence, one taking in the bulk of the sites both to the north and south of the river Arno (Line A, 18 stops, total time 60 minutes), the other concentrating on a slightly smaller, central section before heading out to Fiesole (an Etruscan hilltop village) and some of the finest views imaginable of the splendid city of Florence (Line B, 24 stops, total time 120 minutes). Line C is available from April - October with 24 stops, total time 120 minutes.

The routes criss-cross each other at multiple points, and you are free to switch from one route to the other as many times as you wish. Tickets are valid for 48 hours, and are also valid for travel with the two local bus companies, 'ATAF' and 'Linea'. The accompanying audio tour is available in 8 different languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese). The tours operate on a 'hop-on, hop-off' basis, meaning you may leave and subsequently rejoin the buses at indicated points as often as you like! You can download a (PDF) map showing the routes here.

Line A timings
The 'Line A' tour starts at Piazza Stazione (just outside Santa Maria Novella Station) and has 18 stops to hop off and on. The tour lasts 60 minutes.
- November – March: The first bus leaves at 9.00 AM and the last of the day is at 4.30 PM
- April – June: The first bus leaves at 9.00 AM, and the last of the day is at 6.00 PM
- Tours are 20 - 60 minutes apart depending on the season.

Line B timings
The 'Line B' tour starts at Piazzale Michelangelo. It has 24 stops to hop off and on. The tour lasts 120 minutes.
- November - March: The first bus leaves at 10.15 AM and the last of the day is at 2.15 PM
- March - April: The first bus leaves at 10.05 AM and the last of the day is at 5.05 PM
- May - June: The first bus leaves at 10.05 AM and the last of the day is at 6.05 PM
- July - September: First bus at 10.05 AM and the last at 7.05 PM
- October - November: First bus at 10.15 AM and the last at 17.05

Policy on the admission of pets:

Small/medium domestic animals will be permitted on the bus only on the understanding that they are inoffensive and do not pose a risk to the bus or passengers' security. If the driver at any point decides that the animal poses a risk to passengers or the bus, they can insist that the animal is denied access to, or is removed from the bus, at any point and at their incontestable discretion and with NO right of refund.

The animal must be kept on a leash and muzzle at all times. Animals that cannot for whatever reason use a muzzle must be kept in a pet carrier. The pet carrier must be in good condition, clean, must not contain food, and must not pose a risk to other people on the bus.

Florence Segway tours

Explore Florence in a slightly different way with a guided Segway tour!

Ticket for the Florence Segway tour.

Children: the Segway is appropriate for virtually anyone, but if your child is younger than 16 years of age, he/she will have to be at least 140 cm (4 ft 6 inches) tall and weigh over 40kg (90 pounds).

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.
Children under the age of eighteen are not permitted to take part in these tours if unaccompanied - they need to be in a group where at least one person is aged over eighteen.

Florence Segway tour with personal guide

Explore Florence in a slightly different way with a guided Segway tour with a personal tour guide.

Tickets for the Florence Segway Tour with personal guide.

Children: the Segway is appropriate for virtually anyone, but if your child is younger than 16 years of age, he/she will have to be at least 140 cm (4 ft 6 inches) tall and weigh over 40kg (90 pounds).

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.
Children under the age of eighteen are not permitted to take part in these tours if unaccompanied - they need to be in a group where at least one person is aged over eighteen.

Florence bicycle tours.

Explore Florence under your own steam on a 'cruiser' bicycle tour, accompanied by a personal guide.

Florence on two wheels, and stylish ones at that - just wouldn't do to be seen on anything less chic than our cruiser bikes, don't you know! The bicycle tour lasts three hours and you'll be accompanied by a personal tour guide. Tours begin at 10.00 AM in the morning - group size is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people.

The tour takes in the following must-not-miss sights of Florence: Piazza Santa Trinita, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Palazzo Strozzi, Il Duomo (the cathedral), Santa Croce, San Niccolo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and a stretch of the south bank of the River Arno offering memorable views of the city and its bridges. Routes chosen endeavour to keep you away from vehicle traffic as much as is possible and we try to keep you to cycle lanes whenever we can.

Children: if your child is younger than 10 years of age, we require the EXPERT LEVEL of biking and that he/she rides her/his own bike. Children under 3 not allowed.

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.

Cookery class with dinner

Under the guidance of your chef you'll discover some precious secrets of traditional Italian cooking, from the choice of ingredients, cooking times and techniques, to which wines to marry with the Tuscan regional dishes you'll prepare.

The lesson lasts around three hours and after you've prepared the dishes, you and your fellow 'students' will sit and enjoy the fruits of your labours. A standard session will see you preparing a typical Tuscan 3-course menu of appetizer, first or second course, (with side dish) and dessert.

The lessons run on Tuesdays in high season and Thursdays in low season - you'll be met in the centre of Florence to begin your course. The courses start in the evening at 6.30PM and last three hours.
The course is not available from the 14th of December to the 12th of January inclusive.

Florence Cathedral complex and Museum guided tour

A fully guided tour of the Duomo, the museum, the Baptistery and ticket for the Cupola (dome) and the Campanile, Giotto's bell-tower.

This guided tour, lasting roughly two and a half hours, will give you a privileged insight into the history and the majesty of this incredible concentration of wonders. Group size will never be more than 15 people, all tours are in English, include all entrance tickets and your tour guide, and start at either 9:15 AM or 2:00 PM. The tour runs on most days except Sundays.

  • the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery) - a building that strongly influenced Mediaeval and Renaissance architecture
  • the Duomo di Firenze (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore) - with a detailed description of the interior and exterior
  • the excavations of the ancient Cathedral of Santa Reparata - on whose site the Duomo was built
  • the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Cathedral museum) with many important sculptures
  • Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise'
  • tickets to climb Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) and spectacular views of Florence from Brunelleschi's Dome.
Florence cathedral complex

Tickets to climb the Campanile and see the Dome are at a fixed time and cannot be changed. This will normally be at 12:30 PM if you have taken the morning tour, or at 5:30 PM if you have taken the afternoon tour. Occasionally these might be slightly later (1 PM or 6 PM) especially in the case of last minute bookings.

Please also note that since the tour includes a visit to religious buildings there is a strict dress code - please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tee-shirts or other inappropriate clothing or you may be denied entry.

Florence Dan Brown's Inferno tour.

Follow the path of Robert Langdon from Dan Brown's novel Inferno through some of the most striking buildings in Florence:
- discover the 'Cerca Trova' (seek and you shall find) message and Dante's death mask.
- view Dante's house and the Baptistery.
- Includes a 24 hour ticket to get into the Duomo, climb Giotto's tower and visit the Opera del Duomo museum

The tour starts in the Palazzo Vecchio, with a visit to the imposing Salone dei Cinquecento, notable for its huge frescoes by Vasari with the mysterious message 'cerca trova' - seek and you shall find. The Chamber also features statues of the Medici family and Michelangelo's 'The Genius of Victory'. You will then proceed to the apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora, viewing the death mask of Dante Alighieri, and end up in the Stanza del Guardaroba - the hall of maps with the secret passage used by Langdon to escape from the Palazzo.

Leaving the Palazzo Vecchio, the tour follows the same path as Langdon, passing the tower where Mr Zobrist commits suicide and Leonardo da Vinci's house, and visiting the home and church of Dante Alighieri.

The tour then arrives at the spectacular Duomo and enters the Baptistery where you can see the plaque featuring the 'black death', the splendid 'Gates of Paradise' and the crowning mosaic ceiling.

After the tour, and for the following 24 hours, your ticket will grant you admittance to the Cupola and the Campanile with it's breathtaking view over Florence. It also covers entrance to the remains of the ancient cathedral and to the Opera del Duomo museum.

Please note that since the tour includes a visit to religious buildings there is a strict dress code - please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tee-shirts or other inappropriate clothing or you may be denied entry.

The tour lasts 3 hours and runs from April to October – on Mondays , Wednesdays and Saturdays and from November to March only on Saturday.
This tour is not available on the first Saturday of every month.