The Ultimate Private Walking Tour of Florence

The Ultimate Private Walking Tour of Florence

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Do you want to see the best Florence has to offer in one day? Then our private guided walking tour is for you! 

Thankfully Florence is compact enough that a walking tour with your private guide will allow you to see all of its most wonderful and fascinating features and sights as you walk along the city’s cobblestoned streets, flanked by terracotta stone and thousands of years of history and stories between each destination.

Locations On The One Day Guided Walking Tour of Florence

During the course of the tour you will visit the following sites with your private guide:

  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Arno River
  • Duomo
  • Baptistry doors
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza Repubblica
  • Orsanmichele Church

Ultimate One-Day Walking Tour of Florence Description

Don’t believe we can fit all those sights into one walking tour? Then take a look at our itinerary below.

Your guide will collect you either at your accommodation or at a pre-arranged meeting point of your choosing.

Visit The Ponte Vecchio With Your Guide

Your walking tour will begin at one of the most iconic and symbolic locations in all of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio or ‘old bridge’ across the famous Arno River. With a history dating back to the year 996, its current form has survived since 1345 you will have the opportunity to visit some of the unique shops and jewelers that line the historic structure.

Your next stop is outside the stunning 13th century Gothic Duomo Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s famed dome. There you will also admire the Baptistry doors – Florence’s ‘Gates of Paradise’.

Historic Public Squares & Cultural Centers

You’ll continue by visiting some of the city’s most important squares, including Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza Repubblica, tracing its history from the time of Ancient Rome through to its use as the city’s Jewish Ghetto and into modernity.

Also included in the tour is the Orsanmichele Church, where you can rub the nose of the Porcellino pig for good luck!

Want to experience more of Florence? Choose from some of our options add-ons below or contact us directly to create a bespoke itinerary!

Optional Add-Ons For This Tour

There are a few things you need to experience during your holiday in Italy. One of them that cannot be missed is local food and wine. The Italians are very proud of their local dishes, so we decided at Luxe to offer you an upgrade that is designed to make your tummies grumble in anticipation!

When you choose to add the food tastings to your Florence tour you will get to taste some local specialties including Coccoli & porchetta from one of the best-hidden street food places in Florence. You will visit a local bakery where you will have the opportunity to try the famous local schiacciata bread and some traditional pastries in the region. Your private guide will then take you to Luxe’s favorite gelato place to end this tasting session with a delicious gelato. 

This add-on extends the tour by 1 hour. 

Florence is the city of artisans  & one of the most ancient arts in the city is that of perfume making. During the workshop, you will be taught by a master perfumier which is like a sommelier is to wine so you know you are in the most capable hands.

Together you will explore the mysteries of this ancient profession and learn all about the production process. Then you will get hands-on and create your own, bespoke perfume which you will then be able to take home with you as a truly unique memory of your time in Florence. 

This add-on extends the tour by 2 hours.

Another fun and hands-on activity perfect for both children & adults. 

Prior to arriving at the leather workshop, your guide will have already told you about the history of leather making and its influences on the Florentine economy over the ages. Now it’s time to hear from an actual family who is still practicing these ancient techniques, but of course with a modern touch! You will go behind-the-scenes to their workshop, see the tools &  machines they use, AND choose an item that you would like to create. Choices range from belts, coin purses, card cases, key-chain holders, bracelets, coasters & glasses cases. 

You will be able to then take home your creation to show off your newfound leather-making skills to you, your family, and friends at home!

This add-on extends the tour by 2.5 hours.

Why Choose Luxe For Your Walking Tour of Florence?

This enchanting tour encapsulates the essence of Florence, but what really makes it distinct over others is our guide’s humor, passion, knowledge, and ability to bring the city’s extraordinary history to life for you.

Quite simply our officially licensed guides are the difference makers between simply admiring the beauty of the city, or leaving feeling like you have made a connection to this incredible place. We believe our private tours provide additional value that is just not found on large group tours where you feel that your day is being determined by others’ schedules and interests rather than yours. 

Our tours are fully flexible and customizable, so if you would like some more information on how we can tailor your schedule to suit a family tour, or if you have a specific interest in an area of Florence that you would like to explore in more depth with your guide, then let us know by completing our online inquiry form and we will get back to you.

Where Does This Private Walking Tour Start?

Our Private Walking Tour of Florence meeting point is in front of the Duomo, Piazza del Duomo. Once you confirm your tour, your guide will be in touch to provide any further directions as well as offer additional transport and transfers if required.

Walking Tour of Florence Starting Point

Piazza del Duomo

Say ‘Ciao’ To Your Private Guide For This Tour

Viola Guide

Viola will be your licensed guide.

“I was born and raised in Florence, have an Art History degree and a Visual Arts Degree. I love Art, good wine, food and walking a lot! My favorite tours are with families: kids always have the best questions!” 

Any questions about this tour? Contact Viola below.


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