Best Florence Private Tours for your holidays
The magnificient city of Florence is a must if you are spending your vacation in Tuscany. At the same time, Florence can be a good point of departure to visit other historical and natural gems of our territory. Indeed, you can choose one of our Florence Private Tours for your holidays and visit precious old villages such as San Gimignano and Volterra. If you wish, you can get to the worldwide famous Leaning Tower of Pisa or spend a lovely day tasting local wine in the Tuscan countryside.
Moreover, you can choose Florence as a destination for your shore excursion from the Cruise Terminal of Livorno and La Spezia. If you are cruising to Italy and getting to these ports, we can easily pick you up and bring you to the Renaissance jewel of Florence.
Discover the Cradle of the Renaissance on our Florence Private Tours
If you wish to visit Florence and walk around its magnificent squares, you can choose one of our Florence Private Tours. This way, you can visit the worldwide famous Uffizi Galleries and the Accademia Museum. In the Uffizi, you find incredible Renaissance masterpieces and much more. The Accademia is famous for hosting the original David statue carved by Michelangelo. Pre-booking of tickets is possible. Our expert staff can lead you to the marvellous Piazza del Duomo, to admire the colorful marble Cathedral and the Brunelleschi dome.
If you are not the kind of traveller for museums, we can surely recommend you other lovely activities in the beautiful city of Florence.
Our recommendations for a nice holiday in Florence
Take some time to walk around in the heart of Florence and reach the charming Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bridge. Here, you can find unique jewellery’s and artesans’ shops and enjoy the view over the river Arno.
Moreover, you can not miss the suggestive view over Florence from the panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. It is possible to get here by bus or on foot. Indeed, the mentioned square is only 2 km from the Cathedral and it is reachable with a 30 minute walk. To get to Piazzale Michelangelo you will have to walk to the other side of the river. The square overlooks the city and it is the perfect spot to take the best pictures of Florence.
Shopping in Florence
If you like shopping and you want to bring some nice souvenirs to your loved ones at home, you can stop at the leather market. Here, you can find nice leather article such as bags, belts, jackets, etc.
The San Lorenzo market is today wordwide famous for its authentic and high quality leather products and many tourists stop by to observe this tradition dating back to the Middle Ages.
Additionally, you can visit the above mentioned boutiques on Ponte Vecchio and find unique handmade jewels. Indeed, the Old Bridge is also know as the historical bridge of goldsmiths since the 16th century and many of the old workshops are still in use.
Practical information for your holiday in Florence
The capital city in Tuscany is very easy to reach by train. Indeed, you can get to Florence from other cities like Bologna (North) or Rome (South). From Rome, you can take the socalled Frecciarossa (high speed train) and get to Florence in 3,5 hours. If you book your tickets in advance, you can find interesting offers on the official Italian Railway System’s website Trenitalia. From Bologna the Frecciarossa train only takes 40 minutes. In case you prefere to get to Florence by car, we can pick you up from Bologna or Rome and drive you Florence on a private transfer.
If you are getting to Florence by plane instead, we can arrange a private transfer from the airport to your accomodation.
The city of Florence offers many accomodation possibilities, from hotels to private apartments. If you are looking for a private solution where to sty during your holidays in Florence, we can recommend you to have a look at the Airbnb website. Here, you can rent private flats and studio at cheap rates.
Private Tours of Tuscany from Florence
If you are staying in Florence, we can offer you a range of other lovely excursions to discover charming Tuscan villages and towns. We organize private tours to the nearby city of Siena and the smaller hilltop town of San Gimignano. If you love history, you should not miss also the Etruscan Volterra with its characteristic stone streets and old ruins.
However, if you are not keen on history, you can join one of our wine tasting. This way you will have the chance to enjoy good Chianti and other Tuscan wines surrounded by the beautiful countryside.
Moreover, you can leave from Florence in direction of the marvellous Cinque Terre National Park. The area is located in the Region of Liguria, but it is possible to reach it and visit it within the day. The beauty of this region is worth visiting it during your holidays in Tuscany.
According on the distances, we can offer both full day and half day tours. Moreover, it is always possible to personalize our tours in order to offer you the best esperience during your stay in Tuscany.
We invite you to have a look at our website and discover our offers. In the meanwhile, you can get inspired by some of other most important tours from Florence below.
Visit of the medieval Siena and San Gimignano from Florence
In Siena you will admire the unique square of Piazza del Campo, background for the medieval horse race Palio. The competion is wellknown all over the world and attracts many international visitors every year (in July and in August) . Additionally, you will delight your eyes with the view of the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. This is a splendid example of Gothic Architecture. Siena and the Cathedral were even part of the movie set for the James Bond saga in 2006 (Quantum of Solace).
Close to Siena, you find another medieval jewel in the heart of Tuscany, the village of San Gimignano. This place brings you back in time and surprises with its old medieval towers. The towers are visible in the distance and were synonim of power in the past. They are the reason why the village is often referred to as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. On our Private Tour to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti from Florence, you will have the chance to combine the visit to these historical places with a good wine tasting in the Chianti district.
Pisa, Pasta and Chianti from Florence
Another possibility to admire unique architectural buildings and taste the best Italian wine and food in the same day is our Pisa, Pasta and Chianti Wine. The city of Pisa is less than one hour away from Florence and here you will discover the marvelous Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). The complex includes the worldwide famous Leaning Tower. Additionally, you will visit a traditional Tuscan pasta factory and learn more about one of our biggest passions. The tour also allows you to taste some good Chianti wine in a very relaxinf atmosphere.
Unique Wine Tastings in the Chianti Area from Florence
In case you are passionate about wine, you can entirely dedicate your day to relaxing wine tastings in the suggestive Tuscan countryside. The Chianti area is one of the most beautiful wine districts in the world. Here you can join unique wine tastings and taste some great local food like Pecorino cheese and typical pasta. We have a long experience in this sector and in the years wemanaged to select the best wineries for you. They are small-medium companies, where expert guides will introduce you to the Italian winemaking sector. If you wish to spend a full day discovering some of oour best wines, you can choose our Montalcino and Brunello Wine Private Tour or our Private Chianti and Supertuscan Wine with Light Lunch from Florence.
It is also possible to combine unique wine tastings to the visit of charming historical villages with tours like San Gimignano and Volterra Private Day Tour and our Bella Toscana Tour from Florence to visit San Gimignano and enjoy a tasty Light Lunch based on local products and good wine.
Cinque Terre Private Tours from Florence
Located in the nearby Region of Liguria, the Cinque Terre National Park is easy to reach from Florence. Indeed, it is possible to get here in approx. 2,5 hours. The area is inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List like many other Italian places. It includes a magical coast areas with unique villages along the coast. Additionally, it is surrounded by a fertile agricultural terrain made of terraced vineyards and rows of olive trees. The Cinque Terre refers to the five small villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The National Park includes also the lovely Portovenere and the tiny islands off its coast with its marine protected area. The beauty of this region is worth visiting it during your holidays in Tuscany. Have a look at our Cinque Terre Private Tour from Florence.
Shore Excursion from the Cruise Ports of Livorno and La Spezia to Florence
If you are travelling onboard a cruise ship to the Cruise Terminals of Livorno and La Spezia, we can easily pick you up. From there, we can drive you on our comfortable minivans to reach Florence. The tour schedule can be arranged according to ship arrival. Moreover, we will make sure to bring you back to the pear on time for your departure.
The Cruise Terminal in Livorno is about 90 km from Florence. It is possible to reach Florence from here in approximately 1 hours and 20 minutes. On the other side, La Spezia is not located in Tuscany but in the neighbouring region of Liguria. In any case, the trip from the Cruise Terminal to the city of Florence takes less than 2 hours.
The little distance of Florence from the coast allows us to offer great shore excursions to Florence and other attractions in Tuscany.
In fact, you can combine your visit to Florence to other lovely destinations in Tuscany.
Possible Florence Private Tours from Livorno and La Spezia Cruise Terminals
As mentioned, we can even pick you up from the Cruise Terminal in La Spezia and Livorno and bring you to the magnificient Florence. Moreover, you can combine your visit to Florence to the city of Pisa, worldwide famous for the Leaning Tower. On our private tour from Livorno and La Spezia, you will admire the ciities of Florence and Pisa, both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
If you wish, it is also possible to combine your visit in Florence and Pisa to a relaxing wine tasting in a typical Tuscan villa and skip the museums in Florence with another tour.
On our website you can find other possible Private Tours starting from the Cruise Terminals in Livorno and La Spezia.