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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 #9 of 257 activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We used Paul for two private tours in Florence (one in wine country) and for one private tour in Rome (Paul arranged this for us). All three tours were OUTSTANDING! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the three very distinct tours. Becki, our driver to the wine country, was delightful. He shared information about the countryside as we drove toward... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I had just one day in Florence for sight seeing. We worked with Paul and he customized the tour for us so we could do it all! Perfect day! Thanks so much!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Let's be honest. Most tours can be interesting, but a little dry. Not with Paul. From the minute we started, I was mesmerized by his vast knowledge and gift for storytelling. This man knows, and loves, Florence. The tour was worth every penny. His email address is paul@tuscantourguide.com.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4, including two teens, ages 16 and19 are still talking about our day with Paul. Paul commenced his tour by providing background information to enrich our appreciation of the tour to come. His engaging,interactive and fun personality,along with his depth of knowledge made his tour our family favorite in Italy. All of his took home knowledge that... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Paul was our guide for only one day in Florence, and like others, I wish we had toured with him for more days. Paul is engaging, entertaining, very knowledgeable, and an excellent guide. His tour was interesting and never boring - it truly was a highlight of our week in Tuscany. I cannot wait to go back and this time... More

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SW Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

is that we only used him for two days. On our next trip to Florence we will tour with him for as many days we are there. These tours are no dry recitations of facts but are dynamic exercises in the Socratic method presented in an engaging way. I know that the price has been mentioned in other reviews but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Paul Costas takes any visit to Florence to the "next level" and our family has never recommended any tour or guide so highly! The truth is "you get what you pay for ", and although the price seems somewhat steep, we believe that any trip to Florence is not complete without the valuable, interesting and extremely relatable spin and knowledge... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Paul was our guide on our first full day in Florence. The first thing he did was ground us in the ancient pre Christian history of Florence and moved us up the timeline as we strolled around to view the city. He is special because he personally straddles two cultures and understands how to contextualize non contemporary concepts (that are... More

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were in Florence for 2.5 days in November 2013 and went with Paul on a walking tour of the city. He is, by far, the most engaging, knowledgeable and and fun guide I've ever had. The way he told a story of Florence and why things are was just amazing. Not to mention his vast knowledge of the David... More

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We were staying in Florence and wanted to his some major sites in Tuscany, but did not want to drive or feel rushed. We hired the Tuscan Tour Guide for 2 separate days (private driver) and had a great combination of things we had heard about and some of the standard places. The reservations went great, Paul is about the... More

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