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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 #49 of 289 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 Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Paul was the perfect guide for our group of 11 including 6 kids aged 6 through 16. We did the full day tour (4.5 hours) from Accademia through Florence to yhe Uffizi. He quickly learned our names and engaged all of us throughout the your. His style of story telling, sharing insider information, and repeating certain points actually had us... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are a family of four and did a private tour of Florence (including the Accademia) with Paul in mid-August. He is, quite simply, the best of the best. We are travelling for many months and have had many different guides in various cities. Paul is peerless. He is extremely engaging, passionate, smart and energetic. He makes history and art... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Florence for the second time and found Paul Costa online....SO glad we did! We learned the history of Florence and the Renaissance in one afternoon and his humorous, enthusiastic, interactive presentation made it fun! We also booked a day in Tuscany through Paul, and it was fabulous...exceeded our expectations! Well worth the money, so... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Small world. . . turns out our tour guide, Paul Costa, was about to marry a dear friend's daughter soon after our visit to Florence and Lucca. Having many ancestors from this part of Italy, we were so pleased to meet Paul and be the beneficiaries of his extensive knowledge of the area. He was able to quickly gain access... More

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White Plains, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Paul is THE professor of Florence. His knowledge of Florence and Tuscany is bountiful. He was very informative, interesting and fun. He is the professor of History that you hoped for in college or even in high school! If he had been, I would have loved the class more.

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Bronx, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

So you're in bella Italia....now what? Sure you can pull out a guide book and trek around town, probably going in circles. But why? Don't you want to have fun,to learn, laugh, and have a great glass of wine? Then book a tour with Paul. Paul Costa, ex-pat from NYC with an advanced degree in art history and years of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Highly knowledgable guide. Interesting way to deliver material even for kids. Great way to learn about the history and sights. One of the best guide I had...

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We recently returned from an amazing Italian adventure. We spent a day with Paul touring Florence. Our group consisted of 14 people including 5 children -- and Paul kept every one of us interested and engaged for the entire tour! He was one of the highlights of our two week vacation, and we are still talking about all of the... More

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

To really understand the history of Florence you need a knowledgeable guide. Paul is a passionate Florentine who unravels the magic of Florence in an amusing, informative manner. His tours are excellent. Forget the rest, go with the best.

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East Freetown, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I visited Italy in early May and booked a tour of Florence with the Tuscan Tour Guide and were thrilled with the treatment and education we received while with Paul Costa. Paul knows Florence like the back of his hand. We bypassed the line at the Uffizi Gallery and walked right in!! Paul's engaging style of lecture/... More

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