Thank you for an experience we will never forget. Our Vatican tour guide was wonderful. We had 6 children, ages 8 and 15, and she captured their attention with just the right amount of detail. She selected a colorful local restaurant for lunch, which was also a hit with our group. She has wonderful English skills and is very knowledgeable in history and art. I travel a great deal and she is one of the best. I found your tour on line. Another family member was arranging tours, and having done this before, I was not comfortable with what I was reading in the tour he had selected. Many tours say children friendly, which means they throw in a few items for the kids, but it is the usual adult tour. With 6 children I wanted a tour directed to them with the adults on the sidelines. Our guide gave us that, and the children were totally engaged.
PRIVATE SKIP THE LINE BEST FLORENCE DAY TOUR
Best Florence day tour is 100% private offering the novice and art buff alike a memorable and enriching experience. Best Florence day tour combines the city must-see sights with skip the line entry at the Uffizi and Academia Galleries. Come marvel at these masterpieces with one of our art historians guide on hand. The best way to experience the Birthplace of the Renaissance in full.
Feast your eyes on the artworks of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli. Stroll along streets and squares lined with chief architecture. Hit the city highlights and hidden corners. Enjoy special access at the city’s most celebrated art galleries. Meet the real Michelangelo David at the Academia. Hear the history behind this famous statue. Learn the stories behind the largest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world housed in the Uffizi. Contact us for availability and pricing.
* Private Full-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Historical Sites and Hidden Corners
* Accademia Skip the Line Access
* Uffizi Skip the Line Access
* Best Photo Ops
Best Florence day tour is 100% private, offering the personal attention required to experience the city attractions at your own pace. Get the answers to the questions you are burning to ask from your expert guide. Your guide brings Florence’s history to life with stories from the city’s past. Hit the artistic capital of the Renaissance must-dos. Skip the line at the city’s top museums. Discover all the main works in detail. This best Florence day tour is the most meaningful way to relive the city without wasting time waiting in line.
The Birthplace of the Renaissance is an open-air living history museum. Best Florence day tour covers all the must-see outdoor sights including Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio Bridge. With skip the line access we get straight inside the Academia and the Uffizi Gallery. Hear the extraordinary events surrounding Michelangelo David. Delve into the arts of the Renaissance and the Medici family at the Uffizi. Learn the stories behind the masterpieces and the artists that created them.
How it Works
The Academia and Uffizi close on Mondays, Christmas Day, January 1st, August 15th. The Academia and Uffizi are free on the first Sunday of every month. There is NO skip the-line access on these days. To ensure a quality experience we do not organize best Florence day tour on these days.
During the booking process, you will be able to tell our Italian-based team when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences. Advance reservations are essential.
Due to the richness of the collections of each museum, best Florence day tour is not recommended for children unless they are prepared for the art overload.
Safety Alert. At the Accademia and Uffizi security measures including metal detectors have been introduced. Due to increased security measures, some lines may form on tours with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry to the museums may be long during peak seasons and holidays. All visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors. This cannot be skipped and a lengthy line can form. We can skip the ticket line but not the security checkpoint that applies to all visitors, including those with skip the line access. To facilitate the security checks plan accordingly. Do not bring backpacks or luggage into the museum. Small handbags are fine. Please, consider leaving any items that need to be checked by security at the hotel to speed entry.
Optional Add Ons to Enhance Your Private Tour
Tour Florence in Comfort and Style by Private Transportation
ADD ON Private English Speaking Licensed Driver and Deluxe Air-Conditioned Mercedes Benz Vehicle
The beauty of a private guided car tour lies in the comfort and flexibility that it offers. Upgrade your tour to include a private driver (in addition to your private guide). With this optional private transportation service, guests have their own vehicle with a driver, and a guide for a total of 2 professional people at disposal for the whole length of the tour, including accommodation pick up and drop off. A private car and a driver (in addition to your private guide) is the perfect solution for those who want to tour in comfort and style.
Make the most out of your precious holiday time. Enjoy the flexibility of touring at your own pace with the convenience of an on-hand driver. Having a car and driver in addition to the guide is beneficial as you cover more sites, see off the beaten path sites that are not accessible on foot, and save energy as you are chauffeured from site to site in the luxury of an air-conditioned vehicle, thereby skipping the walks
Do you combine people to share the tour?
All our tours are private, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else – without having to accommodate other people’s interests. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.
We specialize in private, tailor-made vacations for individuals, families and friends.
Do we stop for lunch on tour?
Yes! In a city with so much great food it would be crazy not to. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch but is not included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a relaxing meal. Either is an option, but just know that if we sit down for a relaxing meal we might have to move faster to get in the rest of the sights.
Do we skip the line to enter the Uffizi Gallery?
Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry.. Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Uffizi Gallery. Recently, due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry the museum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Please Note: Since skip the line Uffizi Gallery tickets sell out fast tour must be reserved well in advance.
Do we skip the line to enter the Accademia Gallery?
Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Accademia Gallery. Recently, due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry the museum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Please Note: Since skip the line Accademia Gallery tickets sell out fast tour must be reserved well in advance.
What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?
We are NOT liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds will be issued.
Florence museums are subject to occasional last minute closures without notice due to assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. If it happens your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given. While we regret this inconvenience, the unforeseen closure of the Academia and the Uffizi is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.
In the case of a gallery being closed, your guide will take you to another section of the museum instead and will do everything possible to make appropriate adjustments but if it is not possible to complete a part of the tour we regret that no compensation can be offered.
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My apologies for being slow to follow up. I am finally over my jet lag! Just wanted to thank you for your help in setting up our tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice. We had an extraordinary time. All of your guides were very knowledgeable, and Vincenzo, Elisabetta, and Emilio were really exceptional. Vincenzo and Elisabetta in particular knew how to engage and entertain our ten-year-old son, and their passion for history and architecture really left an impression on all of us. Would you please pass our regards along to them? Do let me know, too, whether it would be helpful to provide some more formal feedback. Thanks and regards
Ann was brilliant to book with. She was extremely efficient and provided expert guidance and advice when booking. As a family we thought both tours were terrific. We loved the mask making workshop and the trip to Murano to visit a glass factory.
Elisabetta was brilliant with children. She came down to their level and involved them all the way. I loved the fact she started off showing them a map of Venice and gave them lots of fun quiz questions throughout. It made them active learners without them knowing it. She was fun, polite and a pleasure to have spent the afternoon with. I would thoroughly recommend her.
Samuele tour was good too. Both were very special. The girls had lots of fun and learnt lots. His expert knowledge in finding the right places to do these activities which would suit children was evident and very appreciated. Again, I would recommend him.
I found the tours on the Internet when looking specifically for tours with children in mind. We are already thinking of using you when we visit Tuscany next year!
The only thing I perhaps would have liked would have been a plan of what the tour guides were going to do so we could plan our other days a little better and not repeat anything. Luckily we had not really visited Murano yet but if we had, we would have then repeated the experience.
Apologies for the late feedback. We certainly look forward to using you again.
Please express our thanks to Ann, Elisabetta and Samuele for their parts in our experience. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. Thank you for all your advice and time.