Looking into visiting Florence? Good choice! Florence is home to countless classic artworks, beautiful architecture, and delicious local cuisine. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which Florence tours to experience during your visit. In this guide, discover our best Florence tours and pick which one is best for you.
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Should You Take a Tour in Florence?
Absolutely! Florence has a rich history steeped in art and culture from the infamous Renaissance period. From the Medici family origins to Ponte Vecchio’s stinky past, there is so much to learn about in Florence.
The best way to do that is with the help of a professional guide who truly loves their city and has the funniest stories to tell. Don’t believe me? Check out what other clients have said!
The Most Popular Florence Tours To Take
Florence has a lot to offer every kind of traveler, which makes it a popular destination. It has cultural attractions, beautiful architecture, a great food and bar scene, as well as a diverse countryside. Tuscan hills, anyone?
The great news is that the area is extremely well set up for tourism with many innovative tours and experiences. Counting down to our absolute favorites, here are the best Florence tours!
- Tuscany Wineland Safari from Florence
- Tuscany Wine Tour by Vespa from Florence
- Statue of David Evening Tour
- Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence
- Florence Local Food Tour with Local Wine and Florentine Steak
- Florentine Gondola Boat Tour on the Arno
- Florence in a Day Combo Tour with David and Uffizi
- Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence to Siena and Chianti
- Florence City Walking Tour with Statue of David
- Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Tour
10. Tuscany Wineland Safari from Florence
While the price is a bit higher than your average tour, this experience is one of a kind. Instead of a tour bus, or even a luxury van, you will jump into an iconic Land Rover and traverse the Tuscan countryside.
You’ll find yourself going from paved roads to vineyard trails in no time. It is a special experience for the adventurous at heart that will make your trip that much more memorable. The tour includes pick-up in Florence, a stop at a vineyard with wine tasting, a wine-filled picnic, and various stops in Tuscan towns, including a medieval castle.
- 7-hour day tour
- Off-Road Chianti hills tour in 4×4 vehicle
- Wine tour of Chianti farmhouse, cellar, and vineyards
- Visit a Medieval Tuscan castle
- Authentic three-course Tuscan lunch
9. Tuscany Wine Tour by Vespa from Florence
There are very few Italian things more iconic than the Vespa. In this tour, you’ll learn to ride the stylish motorcycle that has been a cornerstone of Italian style. Then, you’ll set off from Florence and ride through the rolling hills and ancient villages of Tuscany.
Along the way, you’ll stop at two of the best Chianti wineries to taste some fantastic wine and local produce. Your guide will point out their favorite places and views as your ride through the region’s enchanting countryside.
This tour is an exciting way to get outdoors and explore beyond the city of Florence and sample the good food, wine, and way of life in this famous part of Italy.
- 6-hour tour
- Vintage Vespa rental and training session
- Guided ride through the Tuscan countryside
- Wine tasting at two Chianti wineries
- Hearty, traditional local lunch
8. Statue of David Evening Tour
If you’re looking to see the David with almost no crowds at all, our Statue of David Evening Tour is a great option. This tour focuses solely on the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s 17-foot tall masterpiece, the David.
During this tour, you won’t only see the David with no crowds, but at least four lesser-known statues by Michelangelo that were never completely finished. This will give you a true sense of appreciation for the work that goes into making something beautiful with just a hammer and chisel!
Your expert guide will explain Michelangelo’s life and upbringing as well as some carving techniques. But don’t worry, it won’t be too technical—just the fun stuff! Because most visitors go to the Accademia in the morning, this tour provides an exclusive experience, entering the museum after closing time.
- 1.5-hour tour
- After-hours gallery access
- See Michelangelo’s iconic statue of David with few others
7. Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence
Florence is an extremely walkable city, which makes it perfect for a bike tour. Meet at the Arno River in the heart of Florence and cruise across the cobblestone streets in this mostly flat city.
You’ll hit all the main outdoor attractions, including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, explore the city’s Renaissance-age piazzas, and see the great statues and fountains, including the statue of David’s original site.
Take this tour in the morning, afternoon, or evening—whenever suits you. Along the way, you’ll hear some amazing stories, discover hidden gems, and eat some of the city’s best gelato. It’s a great way to see Florence!
- 3-hour tour
- Morning, afternoon, and evening tours
- See Florence’s top sights by bike
- Get gelato at one of the city’s best gelaterias
6. Florence Local Food Tour with Local Wine and Florentine Steak
There is no country that takes food more seriously than Italy. Taste Florence’s authentic flavors on this evening food tour through the local neighborhoods.
We have carefully handpicked each site for a delicious food experience that explores the local meats, cheeses, pasta, wine, and of course the famous Bistecca Fiorentina or Florentine Steak!
Beginning at the Piazza della Signoria, this light walking tour brings you over the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge and through the heart of Florence and into the city’s most exciting food district—Santo Spirito. You’ll try some delicious local aperitivo (typically wine before a meal), prior to a traditional dinner of Tuscan pasta and one of the best Florentine steaks you can find anywhere in the city.
Along the way, make sure to leave room for plenty of wine. You’ll sample a wide variety of it at an 800-year-old wine shop, paired with delicious olive oil and truffles. And after your dinner, try the vin santo with local biscotti. This is a great food tour with a guide knowledgeable in the rich and detailed history of Florence and its food, without waiting to eat.
- 3-hour tour
- Florence walking tour, including Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and Santo Spirito
- Wine tasting at a local enoteca older than the Renaissance
- Traditional Florentine steak dinner
- Tuscan biscotti dessert
5. Florentine Gondola Boat Tour on the Arno
Venice is not the only city in Italy with its very own taxi-like boats! That’s right, Florence has a type of boat known as “Barchetti” and while they are not as common as Gondola’s, they achieve the same purpose!
With a glass of wine and soft drinks included, this one-hour experience is a great way to see Florence from a much different vantage point. You’ll have views of places like the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo as your traditional Barcaiolo skipper takes you under the iconic Ponte Vecchio and other historic bridges.
- 1-hour tour
- Arno river boat ride with a glass of wine (or soft drink)
- Enjoy views of Florence and some top sights
- Cruise under Ponte Vecchio and other historic bridges
4. Florence in a Day Combo Tour with David and Uffizi
Looking to experience Florence in a day? This tour is fine-tuned for those who don’t have a ton of time to spend in Florence but want to hit all the main stops.
Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery
Your one day adventure begins in the morning where you will skip the line of the Accademia Gallery and immerse yourself in the life of Michelangelo and one of his most famous statues, the David.
Florence Cathedral (Duomo)
After the Accademia, you’ll take a stroll down to visit the city’s main church, the Florence Duomo, whose over-the-top Gothic exterior and imposing red dome by Brunelleschi will be a sight you never forget. In this square, you’ll also see the baptistry whose golden doors by Ghiberti are the most famous in the world.
Florence Piazzas and Ponte Vecchio
Your adventure continues as you take a stroll through the leather market and various little piazzas that make Florence so charming, finishing up for lunch at Ponte Vecchio. At this point, you will have about an hour of free time to sit down in a restaurant or grab a panino and simply people watch.
Once you’ve finished lunch, you and your expert guide will skip the lines and head into the Uffizi Gallery. If you love Renaissance art or beautiful things in general, then you won’t be disappointed.
During your walk through the pinnacle of Renaissance art history, you will encounter paintings by Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. Once you have finished you can say with confidence that you hit all the main sights of Florence in one day!
- 6.5-hour tour
- Skip-the-line entry to Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery
- See Florence’s top sights, including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio
- Taste Florentine gelato along the way
3. Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence to Siena and Chianti
On this day trip, venture from the city of Florence to the rolling hills of Chianti and Siena in a climate-controlled luxury bus. Your day starts with your expert guide who will be waiting, together with the driver, to take you on this awesome day of wine and culture.
Your first stop is the Medieval town of Siena. Historically always at war with Florence, you will fall in love with its small alleys and rich history. We take care of your tickets to the beautiful Siena Cathedral so you can enjoy this gigantic work of art.
After Siena, you’ll head to a small, family-owned organic farm and winery in Chianti where you will taste not only a selection of their best wines but also homemade dishes from their kitchen. This is a treat as many of their ingredients are grown right on the farm. After lunch, you’ll tour the winery and have the opportunity to purchase wine to bring home to your friends and family.
Once your belly is full, our final stop will be San Gimignano. This picturesque town is known as the “Manhattan of Italy” due to all the medieval towers that you’ll find throughout the town. You’ll have free time to wander a bit, do some shopping, or just eat gelato and people watch in the little square.
- 9-hour tour
- Luxury transport
- Visit historic Tuscany towns Siena and San Gimignano
- See Siena Cathedral
- Wine tour and tasting at a Chianti vineyard
- Traditional Tuscan farm-to-table lunch
2. Florence City Walking Tour with Statue of David
As one of our top sellers, this experience is definitely one of our best Florence tours. Explore the heart of Florence with your local expert guide who will bring the city’s folklore to life!
Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery
You will start by discovering what is probably the most famous statue on the planet: Michelangelo’s David. You will skip the long lines of the Accademia Museum, which is a major bonus.
After the David, you’ll stroll over the famous Duomo of Florence or Florence Cathedral. Your guide has lots to share about the fascinating history of this historic building. This is the main church of Florence and is crowned by the famous dome of Brunelleschi.
Our tour continues on to pass through the famous leather market, charming squares, and even where Dante grew up. We will leave you at Ponte Vecchio, which is famous today for its great views of the river Arno and its jewelry shops.
Our Florence city walking tour with the statue of David is best for travelers looking to see the main highlights of the city (with the exception of the Uffizi Gallery) in a morning.
- 3-hour tour
- Skip-the-line Accademia tickets
- Michelangelo’s statue of David
- Walking tour of Florence
- Florence Duomo
- Ponte Vecchio
1. Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Tour
Discover what gives Florence the nickname City of the Renaissance—the artwork!
This Uffizi Gallery tour will give you a great scope and appreciation of the renowned artwork produced by the Renaissance era’s superstars: Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and more.
You’ll fall in love with the art as your expert guide shares interesting stories about the artists. Time will fly by as you learn why Michelangelo was so stubborn or how Caravaggio was the bad boy of Italy. Your expert guide will lead you on a journey through art and history as they share the important stories behind each painting, as well as their context within Florentine and Italian culture.
We offer many tours that visit the Uffizi Gallery. However, this one is specifically focused on the Uffizi and does not visit other areas of Florence. It’s especially for lovers of art history who don’t want to wait in line to see these Renaissance masterpieces.
- 2-hour tour
- Skip-the-line Uffizi Gallery tickets
- Discover the masters and masterpieces of the Renaissance
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