Private Off-the-Beaten Track in Florence with a Local

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Location: Florence
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 8
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine
Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roads
Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo
Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips
Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe
Summary
Enjoy a tour of the Oltrarno neighbourhood with a private local guide.
Description

Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Florence - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. On your private, guided tour of Florence’s Oltrarno with a local:

- Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine as you wander this little-known, ancient neighbourhood
- Hear how locals describe Florence - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests
- Spend a few hours walking around the hilltops overlooking Florence
- Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo
- Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets
- Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe
- Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roads

With its grandiose stucco swirls and ornate frescos, Tuscany’s cultural capital boasts a richly-historical and glorious artistic patrimony. Spellbinding statues and monuments rise up from ancient streets once strolled by the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto. However, to find the best of the city’s hidden treasures, you need to venture off the beaten path to neighbourhoods thronging with locals but lacking in the tourist buzz. To do this - cross Ponte Vecchio to the west and venture to San Miniato al Monte - Florence’s highest point - for your private local tour of Florence

Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover Florence’s western district - which tourists often miss. As you snap pictures of the awe-inspiring vistas, hear the hilltop’s millennia of history. There are no substitutes for anecdotes and first-hand insight – which is why we’ve built this tour: so that you can have a local’s insider knowledge to help you swerve tourist traps, lengthy queues and over-priced nonsense. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Tuscany’s capital. Your walking tour is immersive - introducing you to local Florentines who have made home amidst a revolving door of tourists. Let a Florentine convince you that Florence is the best city in Italy over an espresso or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Florence,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your trip

Pro-tip: To avoid walking the vertical hillside to your tour start, take a quick taxi ride from the city centre to San Miniato al Monte

Included An espresso or a glass of wine at a local cafe
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Additional food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Cost of transportation on the day. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 8 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:00, 14:00
Monday 09:00, 14:00
Tuesday 09:00, 14:00
Wednesday 09:00, 14:00
Thursday 09:00, 14:00
Friday 09:00, 14:00
Saturday 09:00, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 43.764646, 11.26558
Address: Church of San Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante, 34, Florence, 50125, IT
Notes: In front of Church of San Miniato al Monte
Start Location Notes Church of San Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante, 34, Florence, 50125, IT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Church of San Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante, 34, Florence, 50125, IT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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