Downtown Florence Walking Tour (3 hours)
Florence is home to some of the greatest architectural monuments in the world. The morning will be spent walking the streets of Florence discussing the art, architecture, history and folklore. The tour will include visits to Brunelleschi's Duomo, the Church of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio.
Great Masterpieces of the Uffizi Walking Tour (3 hours)
The Uffizi offers an unrivalled opportunity to see some of the greatest works of the Renaissance including masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli. Guests won't have to wait in line, but will enter with a reservation and tour the gallery's treasures with the help of an expert guide.
- Not available on Mondays.
The Accademia and Medici's Walking Tour (3 hours)
See Michelangelo's famous "David" and other masterpieces of the Accademia Gallery with your expert guide. Enter with a reservation without having to wait in line. Then visit the San Lorenzo complex to see the Medici chapels or the Palazzo Medici Riccardi
- Not available on Mondays.
The Pitti Palace and Oltrarno (3 hour tour)
You will be taken on a guided tour through the breathtaking Pitti Palace , once residence of the Medici family and considered one of Brunelleschi's greatest architectural accomplishments. Your expert guide will accompany you through the museum's majestic halls where you will view masterpieces by such artists asCanova, Titan, Raphael and Botticelli. Tour the Galleries, Costumes and Modern Art and conclude the morning with a walk through the hidden streets of the Oltrarno artisan quarter where you will get the rare opportunity to glimpse the artists at work in their workshops.
- Not available on the first or third Monday of the Month.
Full Day Florence Walking Tour
Any two of the above itineraries may be combined for a full day tour of 6 hours.
Shopping in Florence-The Best of Florence Artisans (4 hours from 2-6 pm)
Spend an afternoon seeing the best that Florence has to offer. Your local guide will help you find the most exquisite items from local Florentine artisans. The very best in Italian leather goods, gold jewellery, ceramics, silver, shoes, Florentine papers and hand made linens. We can see a private leather designers showroom, visit some of the newest clothing designers and some of the oldest merchants with generations of experience in jewellery, mosaics and cameos. We can also sample Italian delicacies at a gastronomia and learn about local products. We know all the most exclusive shops and each day will be structured according to the client's interests. Many stores will also extend a courtesy discount to our clients, and the guide will assist clients in the VAT tax refund procedures, using courier services for delivering items to their hotel, or shipping back to the US
- Not available on Sundays.
Cooking in Florence (3 hours)
Experience individual, hands-on cooking lessons at a famous Florentine cooking school with expert chefs from the best restaurants in the city. Enjoy their personal and typical approach to Tuscan cuisine. Learn the secrets of Italian cooking in our Classic Italian Menu class, where you will be given the opportunity to choose a personalized menu consisting of Antipasto, Pasta, Entrée with side dishes and dessert. Students will enjoy the meal they have prepared, accompanied by the wines from the schools exclusive wine cellars. Morning or afternoon classes available to include lunch or dinner; please specify preference.
- Not available on Sundays
Cooking in Florence Combination Class (5 hours)
This multi-faceted course includes an introduction to the Italian Language for Survival that teaches the basics of how to get by while travelling in Italy. This is followed by a Wine Appreciation Class with an expert sommelier who will introduce you to some of the most important wines from all over Italy, and finally, the Classic Italian Menu cooking class described above with lunch or dinner included: please specify preference.
- Not available on Sundays
The Jewish History Tour of Florence (3 hours)
This unique tour includes the Synagogue and Museum which was originally built in 1882 and is one of the most important examples of a monumental temple in the Byzantine style with a Moorish influence. You will be astounded by the rich interior with lacy carvings in wood and bronze , the inlaid marble floors, the rich mosaics and the stained glass windows. Your guide will explain the building's history and will lead you through the museum housed within.
You will then head out for a walking tour of Florence accompanied by your expert guide who will explain in passing the historical Jewish sites such as what was once the Jewish Ghetto, and is now the Center of the city of Florence. You will trace the history of such places as Piazza della Repubblica, Santa Croce, Piazza. Signoria and the David, Via Brunelleschi and Via de' Pecori while your guide elaborates on their importance in the historical context of the city.
- This tour is not available on Saturdays
Day Trip to the Outlets (4 or 8 hour tours available)
Why pay retail prices for your favourite Italian brand names such as Prada, Gucci, Cavalli, Fendi, Armani and much more? Depart Florence with your own personal driver for a half or full day of shopping.
Unless otherwise indicated, all our tours begin at 9 am from the client's hotel.
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