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“Dark Rome - All Day Walking Tour of Florence” 5 of 5 stars
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City Wonders
Florence, Italy (Formerly Dark Rome Tours)
+39 06 8336 0561
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Skip the Line
$68*
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Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour...
Ranked #58 of 322 Activities in Florence
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Owner description: City Wonders specializes in small group, Skip the Line tours and day trips with expert English-speaking guides. Tour destinations include the Accademia Gallery (with Michelangelo's David), the Uffizi Gallery and a number of walking tours by day and night. We also offer a full-day tour of Tuscany from Florence - visiting Siena, the Chianti wine region and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Operating across Florence, Rome, the Vatican, Venice and Milan, we have been in operation since 2005.
Virginia, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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“Dark Rome - All Day Walking Tour of Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We signed up for the All Day Walking Tour of Florence in our recent trip to Italy and I must say the guides did a great job. I contacted them while we were still in the US and they were a great help, they were the only tours that I could contact via phone and the customer service people were very helpful and cooperative. We had originally signed up for the half day tour but realized that it did not include the Uffizi galery so we called back and changed to the full day. They took care of it without any problems and no penalties. We had two different guides, one for the morning and another for the afternoon tour of the Uffizi. They were both very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The morning tour took us around Florence and to the Academy where we saw the original marble statue of David as well as many other masterworks. We also stopped by one of the oldest gelaterias in Florence, the gelato is compliments of Dark Rome. There is a two hour break for lunch and then we met at the Uffizi gallery for the afternoon tour. Again, our guide was tremendous, she knew the history behind every piece of art. It was not only an incredible day walking around Florence and world class museums but also so educational about the history of the city and the works of the masters. We highly recommend Dark Rome, we will book with them again.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Dark Rome Tours Satisfies again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We used Dark Rome tours in Rome 3 years ago and in Florence this month and they were fantastic. There guides speak excellent English, are always well educated on their subject matter and the size of the groups are typically smaller than other companies which makes a big difference. I would use them again!

Visited June 2012
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Toronto
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“Great tour of Uffizi Gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

VIsited in June and was remiss in not posting this earlier. We arranged the 3 hour tour and were met by Francesa, a native of Florence. We were only in Florence for the day and had a full schedule and wanted to make sure we saw the most important pieces in the Uffizi. Francesca was an enthusatic and very knowledge in art history. She took to the important pieces, explained the history, artist and technique. After the tour she offfered her assistance with anything in Florence and directed me to the best shops to purchase leather gloves. A great tour for art lovers!

Visited June 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“VATICAN MUSEUM DARK ROME TOUR WITH MIKE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

The tour was fabulous, but it really came to life with our tour guide - Mike! He has knowledge and exuberance oozing out of every corner of the museum. It was a three hour tour and I thought it would be too much - it was fantastic! In the beginning, when I heard his American accent - I thought - "oh no - what would he know!" Was I wrong! I recommend the tour because you jump the queues, you get the history of the object you are looking at, and you get Mike's wit thrown in - a lively and fun commentary Thank you Dark Rome and Mike!

Visited March 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A brilliant introduction to the Uffizi gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

A Brilliant tour. Elisabetta, our guide, was great, she tailored the tour to suit us all, including our two children, aged 8 and 10, who were fascinated by the tour, which has really whet their appetite for art. We would highly recommend this tour and would definitely use Dark Rome Tours again.

Visited November 2011
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