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Tuscan Tour Guide - Private Tours

Piazza della Repubblica | And various locations, 50122 Florence, Italy
011.39.328.965.3558
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Ranked #7 of 281 activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty,... more » Owner description: Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty, Radio KISS 108 & NECN TV host Billy Costa and thousands of travelers of Royal Caribbean, Disney, Oceania, Seven Seas, Carnival, Seabourn & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designing every tour to suit the expectations of each couple, family or group has made lifetime memories for thousands of tourists. « less
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San Mateo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I can honestly say Paul Costa was the finest tour guide we have had in any city in our many travels around the world. There were four of us traveling together, a couple of baby boomers and two young recent college graduates. I contracted with Paul for a private 5 hour walking tour of Florence including the David, Uffizi and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for Paul's tour of Florence and the David, and we were not disappointed. Paul was extremely knowledgable and passionate on the subject matter. The five(ish) hours flew by, as Paul was so engaging and made us a part of the tour, not just lecturing to the group. We would highly recommend a day with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked Paul for the 4.5 hour tour that including the Uffizi, Accademia and a general walking tour of the main piazza and Duomo. We were a family of 4 including two girls aged14 and 10 and I must admit I was dreading the reaction of the youngest to spending anything more than 10 minutes in an art museum. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had the absolute privilege of having Paul lead our Best of Florence morning tour - after 6 weeks of non stop travelling and tour guides, we can say that Paul was head and shoulders above the rest! We only wish we had more time in Florence to book him more tours with him. He was incredibly engaging, interactive and... More

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Corral de Tierra, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Paul Costa's tour of Florence was a highlight of our Tuscan vacation. Paul is an expert in the history, art and politics of the fascinating city of Florence that he fleshed out for us as we walked the city and toured the Uffizi Galleries. Our family of 6 adults which has varying degrees of interest in art, from none to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Paul Costa is a Tuscan Tour Guide that we used during our recent trip to Florence. Our entire vacation included other cities and towns in Italy, but our guide in Florence made our experience worth the whole trip. Paul has a PhD in Art History, and he has so much knowledge and is very expressive about the city he loves,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had Paul Costa as a tour guide in 2011 on a cruise excursion to Florence. He was informative, enthusiastic and entertaining so we kept in touch and decided to book private tours for our return trip to Italy this past May, 2014. We were not disappointed. The 3 private tours (for us and two friends) were by far better... More

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Orlando, FL
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On a recommendation from a great tour guide in Pompeii, I contacted Paul about a very last minute private tour through Tuscany. Paul was very quick to respond and very helpful. We agreed on a tour for the next day and he sent his driver Beki to pick us up from our Florence hotel. Beki was very nice and friendly... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family had an amazing week in Florence. It all began with a 4.5 hour guided tour with Paul. He is so much fun - so energetic and knowledgeable. We spent about 45 minutes learning about Michelangelo's David in the Galleria Accademia. It was fascinating. The art just came to life. Paul's vast knowledge of and passion for the history... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Last week we had the good fortune to be assigned to one of Paul's "best of Florence" tours..what a treat. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the city is infectious and engaging, he not only brings the history to life but makes it sing. If you're doing Florence do it with Paul Costa.

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