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Duration – 3 hours

Type of service - Discover Florence Famoue Landmarks Walking Tour – private tour

 Explore the most important sites in Florence with your very own privately guided walking tour. Your English-speaking guide will meet you inside your hotel lobby, and then you will embark on an adventure and learn what it’s like to live as a local in the Renaissance city. With your guide, they will bring you around to the most important sites including the following:

Piazza Signoria, with the gorgeous outdoor sculpture gallery – the Logia dei Lanzi
Accademia Gallery – Statue of David with skip the line access
Piazza Repubblica – one of the main squares in Florence with the famous carousel and cafes
Via del Corso, the famous shopping street
Piazza Santa Croce, an important piazza and church in Florence in which many famous Florentines are buried, including Michelangelo and Galileo
Tour through the leather market, Il Porcellino and Central Market – home to all things food
The Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the oldest and most gorgeous bridge in Florence, dotted with little artisanal gold jewelry shops

Things to Know:

• 3 hour central Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
• This tour will start in the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Florence
• Tour is offered daily based on availability.
• Choose a morning or afternoon tour time
• Walk around the Duomo Cathedral (exterior visit)
• Stroll through Piazza della Signoria
• Visit Florence Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’ Accademia)
• Skip the line tickets for Accademia Gallery
• Most Popular and Highly Rated tour
• A 3-hour excursion covering not only the city's artistic highlights (the Accademia Gallery, Ponte Vecchio) but also a comprehensive explanation of Florence's history.
• The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays – no visits to the museum on this day/alternative location will be visited
• Wear comfortable walking shoes
• Tour can be customized around your preferences to include shopping and fun food stops along the way – guests can request a longer tour time to encompass all Florence famous landmarks to include the Uffizi Gallery
• Tour can be customized for families with children
• Tour does not operate December 24 - January 1)
• Tour does not operate the last week in August and the first week of September

Additional Info

Duration – 12 hours
Type of service - Day Tour from Florence – Tuscany Grand Tour: Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Winery and Pisa

 Comprising visits to the most remarkable ancient towns and to the rolling Chianti hills, memorable views and flavorful culinary and wine experiences.

Our Small-Group Tuscany Grand Tour, one of the best Tuscany tours, allows you to discover the heart and soul of gorgeous Tuscany.

Depart in full comfort aboard our state-of-the-art minivan, with your dedicated English-speaking driver and tour escort, and reach Siena. Set in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it is one of the most enchanting medieval cities in Italy.
Led by a specialized knowledgeable English-speaking guide you will discover the town's most striking sights, admire the marvelous Piazza del Campo - where twice a year dashing horses compete in the heart-rendering Palio race - and enjoy a flavorful surprise: a tasting of a local specialty.

Then travel on to San Gimignano, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most splendid examples of an ancient walled town. Renowned as “the city of beautiful towers” or "Tuscany's Manhattan" it boasts an exceptional skyline, is one of the and most well-preserved, towns in the whole of Italy and has been used as a background in many movies.
Stroll the maze of quaint cobblestone streets at leisure, discover the tall towers, once homes, which characterize the town. Breathe in the authentic atmosphere and then set off across the vineyard-clad Chianti hills for a scrumptious Tuscan lunch and wine tasting in the charming premises of a boutique winery.

Sample authentic Tuscan flavor and enjoy the privilege of a private visit to the estate's wine cellar. After lunch a fascinating visit to nearby Impruneta, to learn all about its extraordinary terracotta production, and then travel on to Pisa.

Discover the airy majesty of Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles Square), which consists in the Leaning Tower, Romanesque Duomo, and Baptistery. The ever-fascinating Leaning Tower, bell tower of the Cathedral, has been proposed as one of the seven wonders of the modern world and is truly a sight to see (kindly note tickets to climb the tower are not included due to the constant extremely long queues; clients can buy tickets directly on site).
At the end of the visit travel back to Florence in full comfort, as your eyes and heart rest upon the day's marvelous enchanted sights.
Our Tuscany Grand Tour is more than a tour, it is a memorable lifetime cultural experience.

Things to Know
• Tour is offered everyday based on availability
• Tour begins at 8:00am
• Small-group tour of 16 people or less
• Professional English speaking driver/tour leader
• Round-trip transportation from Florence by comfortable A/C Minivan
• Guided walking tour of Siena with professional English speaking guide
• Surprise tasting in Siena
• Free time to explore San Gimignano
• Typical Tuscan lunch in a fascinating Chianti boutique winery
• Winery guided tour and wine tasting learning about wine production
• Medieval town visit, learning about terracotta
• Pisa visit with focus on Miracle Square and Pisa Leaning Tower (tower tickets not included)
• Meeting point location – Piazza della Repubblica – more details are provided upon booking
• Please wear casual clothing with walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

Duration – 8 hours
Type of service – Best of Tuscany Hill towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni – small group tour

 Spend a day visiting the best of Tuscany’s hill towns on this semi-private one-day sightseeing trip from Florence. Travel by luxury minivan with an expert English-speaking driver-escort, explore the idyllic hill towns of Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni. With a small group, personalized attention, enchanting locations and free time at all destinations, your day seeing the best of Tuscany is a fantastic experience. Return to Florence by 5:00pm

Siena - With your driver-escort, you and your small tour group will leave from Florence city center at 8:00am, driving through the gorgeous Chianti countryside. The first stop is Siena – a beautiful Tuscan hill town with its famous Piazza del Campo (Campo Square), where the famous Palio, a horse race, is held twice a year. Spend some time in Siena touring and sightseeing the city and experiencing its medieval narrow streets.

San Gimignano - After lunch, travel to San Gimignano, one of the most charming and picturesque Tuscan hill towns. It boasts medieval towers that were built for the richest families of that period. Visit the cathedral, climb the ‘Torre Grossa’, take pictures of the stunning scenery surrounding you and enjoy a gelato in Cistern Square.

San Gimignano to Florence - After leaving San Gimignano, the tour returns to Florence via the Chianti area once again. Stop at the medieval and charming village of Monteriggioni, one of the most important and preserved walled castles in the area. Such was its importance – it was mentioned in Dante Alighieri’s most famous work - the Divine Comedy.

Things to Know

  • Tour is offered April through the first week in November
  • Tour days are Monday and Friday
  • The tour begins at 8:00am in Florence and concludes at 5:00pm
  • A/C Mercedes vehicle or similar make
  • Local Expert English speaking driver-escort
  • Pick up and drop off in Florence city center
  • Min 2 people for guaranteed departures / Max 6-7 people
  • Visit Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni Hill towns
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you
  • Wear comfortable clothing with walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

     Spend a day visiting the best of Tuscany’s hill towns on this semi-private one-day sightseeing trip from Florence

  • Pricing & Booking

    $224.00 per person for 2 people; price will vary according to group size

    To book this tour, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase).

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

  • Price 224.00

Duration - 3.5 hours

Type - My Best Florentine Artisans with Maria - private tour


Florentine Experience Shopping with Maria and is an exclusive, unique and private shopping experience! Walking among the Florentine artisan workshops, boutiques and ateliers of fashion and design. With Maria you will go shopping and at the same time discover the extraordinary Florentine heritage made of craftsmanship and creativity
You will watch craftsmen creating the most beautiful and unique hand made products. examples: mosaic marble painting, marbled paper and bookbinding, leather goods, custom made bespoke shoes, wood carving / marquetry, precious Florentine silver / goldsmith work.
This is a unique and personalized walking tour experience. It's a fun, authentic and private Florentine off-the-beaten-track shopping experience away from the masses of tourism. A chance to get to know an important part of the design and fashion culture of Florence and made in Italy.

Things to Know
• Learn about the Florentine Renaissance Artisans on this private walking tour
• Florentine Experience Shopping is an exclusive, unique and private shopping experience!
• Tour is offered Monday – Friday
• Tour begins at 9:30am and concludes at 1:00pm
• Tour costs is 75 euros per person / 50% Discount available for children ages 7 to 12 years old / Private tour only 1 person 125 euros
• No obligation to purchase anything during the artisan walks
• Any walk can be combined with food & wine tasting
• To book this specialized tour, you will need contact Maria via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone/whatsapp her at +39 349 5556609
• Pickup at your hotel lobby or apartment within the city center of Florence.

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Walking among the florentine artisan workshops, boutiques and ateliers of fashion and design. With Maria you will go shopping and at the same time discover the extraordinary florentine heritage made of craftsmanship and creativity.

  • Pricing & Booking

    75.00 euros per person.

    To book this tour, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m or phone/whatsapp her at +39 349 5556609

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase).

     

  • Price 75 euros per person

Duration – 8 hours

Type – Visit Certaldo and pottery + Cheese farm with homemade lunch + Organic Chianti winery + Castellina in Chianti – private tour

We will begin our day visiting the Medieval village of Castle of Certaldo, learning beautiful stories and legends about our land and stopping at a lovely pottery atelier where you could have the opportunity to get unique gifts for your friends and loved ones!
We will then visit a family owned goat farm and cheese producer in Chianti. We will meet the owner and his staff of adorable goats who will tour us through their organic farm. Our generous host will demonstrate and share the wisdom of organic production as we taste freshly made goat cheese and watch the baby goats play hide and seek with one another. We will then enjoy a delicious homemade lunch at the farm, sampling simple and tasty recipes with several kinds of cheeses.
After lunch, will enjoy a visit to a scenic family owned organic wine producer and “vignaiolo”, enjoying a guided tour through the vineyards and the little cellar with final tasting of products in front of a stunning view over the Chianti hills. Our hosts will be welcoming us into their classroom of vineyards, where you will see an organic and passionate approach to wine and farming in the Chianti.
We will end our day with a visit to the lovely village of Castellina in Chianti, enjoying time for shopping in the beautiful shops.

Things to know:

  • Pick up/drop off service from Florence accommodations with private transportation and guide service
  • A visit to the Medieval castle of Certaldo
  • Pottery atelier with demonstration
  • Visit to a goat cheese farm with guided tour, cheese tasting and homemade lunch with local wine
  • Visit to an organic winemaker with guided tour and wine tasting, visit to the lovely village of Castellina in Chianti
  • Wear casual comfortable clothing with walking or tennis shoes
  • Bottle water provided in luxury van
  • Price varies according to group size/ private tour up to 8 people

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Experience the medieval village of Castle of Certaldo, a pottery demonstration, goat farm, cheese tasting, organic winery with food and lots of shopping opportunities.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $248.00 per person for 2 people; price will vary according to group size
    To book this tour, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase).
    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

  • Price 248.00

Duration - 2 hours

Type - Florence Duomo Cathedral Tour with Duomo Skywalk - small group tour

During our Florence Duomo tour you will have the incredible opportunity to discover Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and to see the city from an exclusive and breathtaking point of view: the Duomo terraces (that are normally not reachable) and Brunelleschi's magnificent Dome.

An exceptional one-of-a-kind experience: a guided viewing of the core of Florence's spiritual soul, the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral), with Brunelleschi's Dome and an exclusive sky-walk on the amazing terraces for an awe-inspiring view!
Meet your dedicated, professional guide, enter the Cathedral easily with priority skip-the-line Duomo Florence tickets, and begin an unforgettable journey into art, spirituality, history and magic.

Built over a period of a century and a half, with input by important artists such as Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, Andrea Pisano and Brunelleschi, creator of the cupola, this cathedral, Florence's Duomo, is the city's most iconic landmark. The guide will help you recognize and appreciate the variety of styles visible in the grand echoing interior, so many due to the fact that construction took almost 150 years. He will point out the brilliance of the 44 stained-glass windows, the splendid frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari, the impressive marble choir by Bandinelli and much more.

After viewing the various artworks in the Cathedral you will start your ascent, up a narrow staircase used for centuries, and along open corridors. The climb will be more than worth it: the terraces, 32 meters (105 ft) high, are generally closed to the public, but they will be open for your group.

Reach the top and feel the unique privilege of being "in the sky". Lose yourself in the astonishing panorama of red-tiled rooftops, elegant towers, busy streets and piazzas below, and the cypress-clad hillside in the distance. As you gaze at the city's most spectacular view your guide will tell you about Brunelleschi's astonishing genius and creative talent. How he used vaults that allowed the building of the Cathedral cupola without scaffolding, and how it still stands today, a dominating presence admired worldwide, apparently defiant of age and wear, earthquakes and wars. If after the terrace sky-walk, you are still willing to climb, you may use your fast-track Florence duomo tickets to go up to the very top of Brunelleschi's dome: 91 meters (300 ft.) high it offers yet more unforgettable views onto the "cradle of the Renaissance".

The cost of the Duomo Florence tour also includes access to the Baptistery, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Bell Tower: your ticket is valid for any or all of these monuments within 72 hours from your entrance to the Duomo.

IMPORTANT: please note that there is a dress code for entrance to places of worship and some museums: no shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Persons not complying with the dress code requirements will be refused entrance.


Things to Know

  • Tour is offered Tuesday - Saturday at 12noon
  • Small group tour of 25 people or less/ recommend wearing tennis shoes
  • Bring tour voucher and identification with you to tour check-in
  • Meeting Point Location: Piazza della Repubblica - more details are provided upon booking
  • Please note the number of steps to reach the top – terraces (153 steps) and the terraces with the Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310 = 463 steps

Additional Info

Duration - 13 hours

Type - Cinque Terre & Portovenere Day Trip from Florence - small group tour

Embark on an incredible journey to experience some of Italy's most breathtaking scenery. The tour from Florence will pack your day with an authentic taste of the Italian Riviera, where small maritime villages huddle near the sea and cling to the rocks in unbroken harmony with nature. It is no wonder why this area's history and traditions have been awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO and inspired artists, writers, and visitors to absorb its delightful atmosphere.

The day begins with a short 2-hour ride on a comfortable private coach from Florence to La Spezia during which one of our top guides will provide captivating commentary on local points of interest as you pass from the region of Tuscany to Liguria. You will spot the massive Carrara marble quarries where Michelangelo used to go, and learn how the rocky Ligurian coast was settled over the centuries due to the hard work of its inhabitants.

The first ferry will take you across the 'Gulf of Poets' to the enchanting seaside town of Portovenere, famous for its tall pastel-colored houses and evocative views from the ruins of Doria Castle, where you will have free time to explore. See why this impressive landscape was so admired by Petrarch, Shelley, Byron, and Montale whose musings immortalized it, and be sure to try the regional specialty – pesto – where it was invented.

From here you will embark on a mesmerizing hour-long cruise up the coastline to the Cinque Terre, where the landscape is dominated by dramatic green hills that plummet into crystalline waters.

As the last signs of civilization begin to fade away you will begin to spot the vivid colors of the little towns overlooking the seashore: Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the latter of which is our second stop.

Enjoy a pleasant break from the tour to try local flavors, such as the gluten-free chickpea flour farinata, or mussels with Cinque Terre DOC white wine and explore its little alleys. There is also an optional hike to the Capuchin Monastery on a summit that stands over beautiful rooftops, terraced vineyards and the sea. Beach lovers will want to make sure to bring their swimsuit, as the sand and emerald water will beckon.

Now it's 'all aboard' as you are taken by train to Manarola, characterized by its colorful boat-filled harbor and vibrant nature. Once again, you'll be able to discover the area on your own and even one final aperitivo to bid farewell to this extraordinary place in the rays of the waning sun.

Don't be surprised if you ask yourself as you head back to the railway station, reach the bus and return to Florence just how this dream came to be. Pinch yourself and remember that memories last a lifetime.

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered April - October
  • Tour is conducted on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Tour departs at 7:15am /tour check in by 7:00am
  • Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 25 people
  • Dine on a local dish as you stroll, shop, people watch or swim (don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel)
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, and Manorola
  • Train tickets for short transfers between the towns visited/ticket for 1.5 boat cruise
  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meeting Point: Florence Center City - the tour starts directly from Piazza dell’Unità Italiana - more details are given upon booking
  • Casual Attire, Wear comfortable tennis shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and swimsuit/towel - optional
  • 45-minute optional hike with tour leader available during tour if interested
  • Sites Visited - Gulf of Poets, Portovenere, Monterosso, and Manarola

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence to Cinque Terre
  • Duration 13 hours
  • Highlights

    Discover the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre with their pastel-colored buildings and fishing boats huddled in ports. Escaping the city for the day, you will arrive at the coast before you know it, where a boat will be waiting to take you by sea to these magical villages.
    With stops by boat in Portovenere and Monterosso, as well as a train trip to Manarolo you will have plenty of time to get a taste of the local culture not to mention the local cuisine.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $160.00 per person.

    Youth rate is $130.00 per person

    To book this tour, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase).

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily

  • Price 160.00

Duration - 11.5 hours

Type - Best of Venice with St. Mark’s Basilica Day Trip from Florence - small group tour

Begin your day by high-speed train to Venice, where on arrival you’ll meet a member of our team. Then it’s time for your first taste of the city by taking a quick trip by vaporetto to St. Mark’s Square, your guide will be waiting so you can begin exploring. Next, take advantage of our Skip the Line entry, bypassing the tourist lines to enter St. Mark’s Basilica. Accompanied by your guide, discover inside the basilica and gaze at the gold-laden mosaics that decorate the interior and ceilings. A bonus that is not often included on standard tours, is a trip up to the Basilica Terraces, from the terraces see breath-taking views over the piazza and the city.
Explore the twisting back streets, cobbled squares, and small arched bridges on foot, as your guide shares stories from Venice’s colorful past. Learn why the city was built on a lagoon, how it came to be an important center of trade and what events conspired to end its domination over much of the Mediterranean.
Seeing Secret Sights - Stroll across the church and palace-lined piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where Byzantine, Renaissance, and modern elements fuse together their timeless portraits of the city. See the house where the world-famous explorer Marco Polo once lived and hear about his explorations and his epic journey to Asia.
When you arrive at Rialto Bridge, take some time to explore Venice at your own pace. Your guide will offer advice on the best restaurants you can try for lunch, or where you can go to sample the famous cicchetti: like tapas and best enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco.
Experience the City by Water - Once you’re done exploring on foot, we’ll take to the water for a truly memorable moment: a panoramic cruise for our transfer from Rialto back to the train station, on board a private water taxi. Through its waterways Venice really shines. During your water taxi ride, cover part of the Grand Canal, starting from Rialto, getting a unique perspective of the city. We end the tour at the main station, where we board our high-speed train to head back to Florence.

What's Included
• Skip the Line Access to St. Mark's Basilica
• Water taxi experience on Grand Canal
• Small groups of 20 people or fewer
• High-speed train return tickets
• 2-hour guided tour with an expert, English-speaking guide
• Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear you guide

Sites Visited
• St. Mark’s Basilica (inside)
• Terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
• Views of Grand Canal
• Rialto Bridge
• Marco Polo’s house
• Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo
• Campo SM Formosa
• Bridge of Sighs
• Columns of San Marco and San Teodoro

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered on Monday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Tour begins at 8:00am
  • Meeting Point Location - Piazza dell'Unità Italiana – more details are provided upon booking
  • Travel to Venice on a comfortable high-speed train, saving you over 2 hours in transit each way, therefore allowing you 7 full hours in the Floating City where our local expert English-speaking guide will make sure you get the most out of your day
  • Venice will be introduced to you as it should be, from the water! Take a private water taxi ride to the Rialto Bridge where you will begin a walking tour of the most important sites in the city with groups no larger than 20 and headsets to ensure you hear every detail
  • Bring tour voucher and identification with you to tour check-in
  • Please wear tennis shoes or comfortable flat walking shoes
  • Dress Code for visiting St. Mark’s Basilica Church in Venice – both knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • Casual Dress Attire
  • Travel to Venice with ease on a high-speed train

 

Additional Info

Duration - 4.25 hours

Type - Best of Florence & Uffizi Gallery Tour - small group tour

With so much incredible art, history, and architecture, seeing all that Florence has to offer can be a challenge. We take the trouble out of your visit by covering the best parts of Florence in half day with an expert, English-speaking guide to lead you around the city. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the sights and stories that make Florence a must-see on any trip to Italy.

The Accademia Gallery is our first stop for one of Florence’s many show-stoppers. Skip the long lines here with a pre-reserved entry time and prepare to be amazed. Housed in a bright open space beneath a roof that had to be raised to accommodate him, is Michelangelo’s great sculptural masterpiece, ‘David’.

Your guide will help you admire him from every angle, all the while explaining the techniques that Michelangelo used to make marble look as soft as butter. We’ll also take some time to examine his unfinished ‘Slaves’. Rising from the rock piece by piece, these sculptures offer incredible insight into how the great master worked – and just how much work it took to create a sculpture to this level of perfection.

We’ll also take some time to visit the crown jewel of Florence, Il Duomo, from outside. Known for its huge red dome (visible from all over the city), Florence Cathedral is a sight to behold. Your guide will tell you about Brunelleschi’s feat in creating such a marvel and the challenges he faced along the way.

The entrance to the Duomo is free and you can visit independently if you wish, as the guide provided you with a full explanation of it's inside and outside features.

Your expert guide will lead you around Piazza Signoria where you’ll hear the stories behind the beautiful sculptures and see the place where Michelangelo’s ‘David’ once stood.

In keeping with our promise to see all of Florence in a day, we’ll take a break for lunch (not included) then regroup, energized for the final leg of our day. Skip-the-Line Access at the Uffizi Gallery saves us hours wasted in line to enter instantly.

Navigating all of this immense gallery would take days, so we’ve crafted the perfect route to visit all the highlights of the Uffizi collection and a few lesser-known gems. This section of the tour is limited to just 14 people so it is easier for you to hear and interact with your expert guide. They will introduce you to works by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Perugino, Michelangelo, Titian and Vasari and will be able to answer any questions you have about them.

Whether you're stopping in Florence for a day, or plan to use it as a base from which to explore Tuscany, this tour will paint the perfect portrait of its unique art, architecture, and history, ensuring that you leave an aficionado of all of the above. 

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered Tuesday - Saturday
  • Tour times are 8:30am, 9:15am and 1:45pm
  • Please note the inside of the Duomo (Cathedral) is not visited on this tour
  • Small groups of 19 people or less
  • Skip-the-Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery
  • English speaking guide
  • Break between Best of Florence and Uffizi tours
  • Enjoy Florence’s top sights in a single day
  • Discover timeless works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo & Raphael inside the Uffizi
  • Follow your local, expert guide as they bring Florence & its great works of art to life
  • Convenient audio headsets so you don’t miss a single detail
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting point location - Piazza San Marco - more details are provided upon booking
  • Sites Visited - Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) from outside, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Baptistry Doors

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 4.25 hours
  • Highlights

    Enjoy Florence’s top sights in a single day and skip-the-Line Access to the Accademia & Uffizi Galleries.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $130.00 per person with skip the line tickets/registration fees. To book this tour, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Youth tour rate is $118.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase).

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

  • Price $130

Duration - 3 hours

Type - Delicious Florence Food Tour with Local Wine & Florentine Steak

Do you want the best type of steak on Earth? Are you interested in bottles of wine that are centuries old? Do you want to hang out with our super friendly expert guide as they bring you to some of Florence’s best shops and restaurants? If you answered yes, this is the perfect way to spend an evening in Florence. This 3 hour Florence food tour includes: 

- Four tasting stops and plenty of Tuscan wine

  • - A sit-down traditional dinner with Florentine steak and pasta
  • - A friendly and local English-speaking foodie guide
  • - A maximum group size of 14 people

Your food tour in Florence starts in Piazza della Signoria, Florence's outdoor art gallery. Meet your food-loving tour guide and get a brief introduction to this important piazza that has been the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century.

On your first foodie stop of the night, try out some aperitivo favorites. From the piazza, you'll walk to a street lined by panino shops, specializing in delicious local meats and cheeses. At an authentic local spot, try out some Tuscan cuisine such as bruschetta al pomodoro, ribollita, prosciutto, salame and more.  Wash it all down with some delicious wine and continue on your foodie journey.

Ponte Vecchio means “old bridge” in Italian. Shops have lined the famed Ponte Vecchio since the 13th century. Originally, there were many types of shops, including fishmongers, butchers and tanners. These shops caused such a great stench in the area, that in 1593 Ferdinand I proclaimed that only jewelers were allowed to set up shop on the bridge. Don’t worry, great food is still to be found in the areas around the bridge. 

Run by the same family for decades, we will visit a wine shop with so much history that is said to date back to the 13th century. As you walk down into the cantina you will see what look to be windows. In fact these are windows from when the city sat many feet lower than the streets today. You will taste amazing wines paired with incredible olive oil and truffles all produced by the family. It is an absolute gem that has thrived for centuries in Florence.  

Sit down in a historical tavern and enjoy an outstanding evening meal starting with the traditional Tuscan pasta, Spaghetti alla carrettiera. For the star of dinner, next you’ll taste the local delicacy bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak). Florence is famous around the world for this delightfully savory and rare meat that many will swear is the best steak period. While it might seem undercooked, Florentine steak is cooked to perfection. The quality of the cut of meat is unmatched, delicious, and will melt in your mouth

As much as we love gelato, on this tour we will bring you to the dessert that Florentines eat. You will get to try cantucci and vin santo from our favorite place in the city. Cantucci are what in America they’d call biscotti. In Italian, the word biscotti simply means “cookies”. These cantucci are so good on their own, but rise to an immaculate level when dipped in vin santo or “holy wine”. These cookies made by a wonderful nonna who has been baking them for 60 years are the ultimate way to end our evening together in Florence. 

Things to Know;

  • Tour is offered Monday - Saturday at 5:00pm
  • Wear casual clothing with walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting Point Location - Piazza Signoria - more details are provided upon booking

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Local food, with the city's signature dish!

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Piazza della Signoria
    Traditional Tuscan Food
    Wine & Truffles Pairings
    Spaghetti alla Carrettiera
    Cross Ponte Vecchio
    Renaissance Building
    Florentine Steak Tasting
    Tuscan Dessert
    Italian Enoteca

  • Pricing & Booking

    $95.00 per person. To book this tour, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Ages 7 years to 17 years cost is $83.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

  • Price 95.00 per person

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