Florence Private Tours & Excursions

Exclusive Florence Private Tours and day-trips in surrounding areas. All of our proposals can be reworked according to what appeals to you most.

Following is a small example of the possibilities.  To enquire please complete the Contact Us form or email – info@italianalluretravel.com

  • ACCADEMIA AND UFFIZI GALLERY

    Meet Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Venus!

    Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with a private tour guide. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Stop for a surprise “tasting” and learn about the culinary and wine aspects of our unique cuisine. Our guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired: Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the secret Vasari Corridor and much more.

    The tour continues to the Uffizi Gallery, the place to be admiring world masterpieces and fully understanding the development of Italian art from the Middle Ages (late 1200) to the late Baroque, placing more emphasis on the major artists of Renaissance. This museum is the perfect place to compare the different styles and techniques of a Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo painting. Also, to comprehend the genius of Raffaello and to learn more about Tiziano and the Venetian school.

    The visit also includes the entrance to the Accademia Gallery, which is particularly known for housing one the most significant attractions of the city: Michelangelo’s David statue. On showcase we also have his famous unfinished statues: the Prisoners, St. Matthew and his Pieta. There is also a significant collection of plaster models by the 19th-century sculptors Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni, besides a section of Russian icons. A memorable day spent discovering the landmarks, history and legends of Florence and admiring its most awe-inspiring masterpieces. Led by your private English-speaking guide, enjoy a walk through the town center’s neighborhoods and its main sights and visit the city’s most stunning museums.

    Duration: 4 hours
    (not available on Monday's)

    Includes:
    - Private English-speaking guide for 4 hrs
    - Walking tour of Florence
    - Skip the line ticketing for all museums: Accademia and Uffizi Gallery
    - Stop for Gelato or Cappuccino

  • FLORENCE PRIVATE CITY CENTRE TOURS

    Discover the historical centre of Florence with your private guide. Artistically and historically the city centre can be experienced in either a half or full day. Your private guide will meet you at your hotel reception or at a convenient meeting point.

    Our private walking tours in the historical centre of Florence can cover all major sites, advanced ticket entry pre-purchased; Uffizi Gallery, Accademia to see David, Vasarian corridor, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, Medici chapels just to name a few.

    Walk the streets of the Medici’s, Michelangelo, Donatello, Machiavelli and Dante. Explore the little side streets and discover Florence's hidden gems.

    If there is a particular church, museum or site located in the historical centre of Florence, or you have a particular interest in a subject or artist, the tour can be tailored to your requests.

  • DAN BROWN’S PRIVATE INFERNO

    Symbols revealed, a magical atmosphere with mystery and suspense! All this and more on our unique private tour of Florence that will introduce you to the sites described by Dan Brown in his book and seen in Tom Hanks’ movie: Inferno. Our charismatic guide will entertain you through an intriguing path of mind-blowing details, anecdotes, and clue- lled history that will reveal all the most important sights and locations that professor Robert Langdon visited in the Brownian dark masterpiece.

    This Half Day walking tour will introduce you to Dante and his Divine Comedy; the guide will focus on Botticelli’s painting entitled Inferno and will include an in-depth description of the connection this has with Dante and the history of the Divine Comedy. The tour will include the visit to the Baptistery, the Paradise Gates and the Duomo of Florence (the Cathedral) where you will be enlightened with knowledge of the symbols and codes as described in the book.
    The highlight of the tour will be at Palazzo Vecchio, Town hall of Florence, where faith and science join together with breathless revelations. This will lead the way through the beautiful “Salone dei 500” and the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio. This unique building is described by Dan Brown as “A giant chess piece that has become an inimitable symbol of Florence”. (cit. Dan Browns’ Inferno)

    At Palazzo Vecchio we will also admire the Hall of Geographical Maps, the balconies and Dante’s death Mask.
    This is a great tour that will allow you to learn more about art and the rich history of Florence while learning about its protagonists of the past, such as Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Giorgio Vasari through the lens of mystery and symbology. “Seek and You Shall Find”.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Inclusions:
    • Licensed English speaking Guide (3 hours)
    • Visit the locations of Dan Brown’s novel and Tom Hanks’ movie
    • Florence Duomo (if accessible) and Baptistery Entrances
    • Palazzo Vecchio Museum Entrance, with access to the Hall of Geographical Maps, the
    balconies and Dante’s death mask
    • Duomo complex ticket (valid 72 hours)

  • PALAZZO PITTI & BOBOLI GARDEN EXCLUSIVE TOURS

    Explore one of the worlds most magnificent open-air museums tucked away behind the Pitti Palace as far as Porta Romana, learning about the Medici and the Lorraine families who resided here and the many sculptures dating back to the 15th century.

    Enter the rooms that make up the different museums at Palazzo Pitti, marvel at the frescoes and admire masterpieces by Titian, Raphael and Andrea del Sarto just to name a few.

    Tours tailored to your preference visiting: Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Apartments, Boboli Garden, Carriage Museum, Silver Museum, Palatina Gallery, Porcelain Museum and the Costume Gallery.

  • FLORENCE AT DUSK with an APERITIVO

    To see Florence at dusk is a breathtaking experience, the Ponte Vecchio in Florence offers extremely romantic views at dusk.

    Your private guide can meet you at your hotel reception or a convenient location. This private walking tour explores medieval alleyways with artisans’ workshops, renaissance palaces, hidden churches with artistic delights and little piazza's that come alive at happy hour.

    You will finish by enjoying the atmosphere at a local wine bar with a glass of wine and a cheese and salami plate at aperitivo hour. 

    The Arno River is a spectacular experience at dusk!

    We can custom design the tour so that you can see the list of places you have always dreamt of.

  • UFFIZI GALLERY PRIVATE MASTERPIECE TOUR

    Learn all about the masterpieces from the medieval, renaissance and post renaissance periods located inside the Uffizi Gallery.

    One of the oldest and most famous museums in the world, the Uffizi contains one of the most important art collections globally. Learn all about the magnificent works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Titan, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Perugino, Giotto Caravaggio and more.

    Experience an exclusive private journey discovering the middle ages to modern day. Pre-booked tickets by your private guide.

    Duration: custom designed to your preference and we will keep the tour interesting for children. Please know that we do not offer standard tours and we will custom design the tour to your requests.

  • EXCLUSIVE VASARI CORRIDOR PRIVATE TOURS

    A unique passageway over 1 km long that connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, passing across the magical Arno River above Ponte Vecchio bridge.

    This spectacular private corridor originally enabled the Medici Family to pass freely between their private residence and the Government’s Headquarters. The Vasari Corridor contains a selection of 17th and 18th century paintings as well as the famous collection of artists' self portraits that belong to the Uffizi Gallery.

    Your private English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel reception or at a convenient location. You will be guided through the streets of Florence in the direction of the Uffizi Gallery, providing a detailed explanation about the city’s history and architecture. Pre-booked tickets will ensure that you avoid inconvenient lines by the museum’s entrance. After a short visit to the Uffizi, the doors of the Vasari Corridor will be opened especially for you, this will be the start of a unique experience that will take you above Ponte Vecchio Bridge, passing by the Santa Felicità Church and finally reaching Palazzo Pitti.

    Important Note: This particular tour has strict cancellation policies. Further details provided on request of this private tour.

  • EXCLUSIVE FRAGRANCE MAKING EXPERIENCE

    Treat your senses to an explosion of fragrances as you discover the ancient art of creating perfumes. You will visit a local Florentine workshop, where the most sensitive noses in the country design amazing combinations of aromas.

    Experts will explain the fine art of mixing scents using ingredients such as flowers or fruits. You will have the chance to learn the process lying behind the making of a new fragrance.

    At the end of your experience you will create your own personal fragrance, to take home as a memento of your trip.

  • FLORENCE PRIVATE FOOD & WINE TOURS

    All about fresh food in the historical centre of Florence including a wine tasting.

    Explore the authentic local culinary traditions at the fresh food markets in Florence. Excite your tastebuds with a custom designed gourmet exploration of the authentic Tuscan food culture.

    All tours can be tailored to your individual requests, this experience is also perfect for families, we make sure that all ages are involved in the food experience.

  • PRIVATE CHIANTI BIKE TOUR

    Our most loved bike tour in the Chianti. We can even organize a private escorted tour of the area so you and your party may spend a beautiful day in the Tuscan countryside. Expert guide and use of professional mountain bikes. During the day, ride through charming medieval castles, vineyards, villas and olive groves. Take in the scenery before sitting down to a full lunch and lavish tasting of Chianti Classico wines and extra virgin Olive Oil at a quaint family-owned restaurant in the Florentine hills followed by a visit to a winery and the cellar.

    We offer you the best way to enjoy the Chianti region without traffic! The itinerary will go for about 16 miles and has a moderately difficult level of riding.

    Includes:
    - Private Transfers IN and OUT in minivan from Florence to Chianti
    - Scenic itinerary through Chianti hills with an English-speaking tour escort
    - Quality Mountain Bikes, helmets, water bottles
    - Minivan support during the entire itinerary (6 hours at disposal)
    - Private lunch and wine tasting
    - Visit of the winery and its cellars