Featured Tours in Florence
Uffizi Gallery Tour, Like No Other
Join one of our Uffizi tours and find yourself taken to the heart of this city’s great treasures. At one time, the Medici family were the most powerful families in Europe – not only the rulers of Florence for 300 years, but twice Queens of France, and ruling Popes four times! During their period of influence, the Medici amassed an astonishing collection of private art – which became the collection of the modern Uffizi gallery.
Our expert guide will break down how the Uffizi went from a 16th century government office, to the private art collection of the Medici and finally, as a public art gallery in the 1800s. Today, nowhere else can rival the Uffizi Gallery’s collection of Renaissance art. This immense collections spans over 100 rooms – going it alone often means losing the treasures to the crowds. Instead, take a private tour of the Uffizi and be guided to some of the greatest artworks mankind has ever produced.
Nowhere else has such a fine collection of Botticelli’s as the Uffizi. See his refined and sensual masterpieces; The Birth of Venus and La Primavera. Travel onward to see other great works, like Michelangelo’s profoundly moving portrayal of maternal love, his
Madonna of the Goldfinch. See unmissable masterpieces and the surprising treasures most visitors pass by, on one of our revelatory Uffizi tours.
Enjoy Wine Tasting in Tuscany
Tuscans know how to enjoy the finer things in life; our private Florence tours, which take you inside the city’s refined palaces and sumptuous art collections, make their passion for beauty very clear. The Tuscan inclination toward all things luxurious doesn’t stop at interior design – Tuscan wines are among the best in Italy.
Nothing complements a visit to Florence like tasting the Tuscan sun on a Tuscany wine tour. If you are arriving by cruise ship, one of our private drivers will pick you up from the port of Livorno and drive you to central Florence, in utmost comfort and style. From there, enjoy a 3-hour tour of all the main sites in Florence’s remarkable, historic, Renaissance city center.
After seeing some of Florence’s great masterpieces – like Michelangelo’s David – find yourself whisked away to the Tuscan countryside. Just one look at the landscape and you’ll understand why generations of people have been captivated by these jolly rolling hills, lined with impossibly thin, impossibly fluffy pine trees.
When you’re in the heart of the magnificent Tuscan landscape, get out to a picturesque Florentine vineyard, where you’ll enjoy this decadent wine tour. Sit, back, relax, and sample the best in Tuscan wines, alongside delicious, locally-produced appetizers.
There is surely no better way to spend a day than experiencing the excessive beauty of Renaissance Florence, then washing it down with a hearty glass of red (or two, or three…) in a picture-perfect landscape.
Why Take a Florence Tour?
Florence was once the wealthiest city in Italy and, for a time, the most influential place on earth. Florentines set the tone of European culture for centuries that followed, and their influence knows no bounds. From the development of modern literature, decorative arts and even modern banking – there is no feature of modern life that Florentines haven’t taken a hand in.
One of our Florence tours will take you to some of the most impressive jewels in European civilization’s crown – and help you gain a greater understanding of the exhilarating era in which they were made. Some of the greatest thinkers Europe ever produced – Dante, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Galileo, Goethe – spent their time in Florence, under the Tuscan sun. Why don’t you follow in their fine footsteps and take one of our Florence tours?
If you are a Cruise passenger, arriving in Livorno or La Spezia, we have wonderful Shore Excursions available for you. Check out our Shore Excursions to Florence and Pisa.