Private tour

Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour with Eugenia Gasheeva

Activity provider: Evgeniya Gasheeva

Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour with Eugenia Gasheeva

Activity provider: Evgeniya Gasheeva

From US$ 104.92 per group up to 8

Explore Florence on a private walking tour with local guide Eugenia Gasheeva. See Florence Cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio, learn about the Medici family, and discover how the city rose to power.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Meet Eugenia outside your hotel lobby. Wait for her 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rich history of Florence with your local guide, Eugenia Gasheeva
  • Learn how the cunning Medici family rose to power through business and politics
  • Hear the secrets of the Florence Cathedral, its Dome, and the Giotta Bell Tower
  • Visit the iconic Piazza dei Signori and learn the meaning of its famous statues
  • Enjoy the view of the river from the Ponte Vecchio and find a secret passage
Full description

Learn about Florence's rich history with Eugenia on a guided walking tour. Walk through the iconic Piazza dei Signori, see the Palazzo Bargello, and stroll through Dante's Quarter with a local guide.

Meet Eugenia at the Piazza della Repubblica and hear how Florence began as a small village and evolved into a cultural and economic center of Europe. Get closer to the Duomo (Florence Cathedral) and gaze at its magnificence.

Discover why the Florentines built this massive building, and hear the secrets of the church and its dome. Learn how to read the reliefs on the baptistery doors and the meaning of Giotto's Bell Tower decoration and statues.

Next, head to the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, and learn how the Medici rose to power. Stroll through the medieval streets of Dante's Quarter and see historic tower houses and the ex-prison of Bargello.

Walk out onto Florence's famous Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the Palazzo Vecchio, the city's long-time center of political power. Hear about the square's evolution and see the ruins of previous buildings.

As you walk past the square's many statues, hear from Eugenia what they represent and who created them. Continue walking through town and hear about the later generations of Medici and why they constructed the Uffizi and Vasari corridors.

Finish your tour with a visit to the iconic Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). Stroll across the bridge, learn its long history, and enjoy the many jewelry shops.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Headsets for groups bigger than 4 people
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Eva is excellent. She is deeply interested in the history of Florence and her people and she knows about every aspect of the city. She covers politics, art, architecture, personalities and anecdote. She is energetic and creates a tour specific to her clients. Highly recommended! She’s fabulous and personable.

July 16, 2022

Product ID: 419753