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Florence walking guided tour with Uffizi & Accademia
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Florence walking guided tour with Uffizi & Accademia

By Paola's Florence Tours
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Private walking guided tour
  • Licensed local guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Gallerie dell'Accademia
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Medici Riccardi
  • Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69997P4

        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69997P4

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        About the operator
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        • Paola's Florence Tours
          92
          Florence, Tuscany, Italy
          Joined in July 2016
        • Freedom63090557059
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible Day!
          We had such an amazing day! It was definitely the highlight of our trip - well… aside from our wedding :) Giuseppe is so knowledgeable and charismatic - and when someone asked about a structure that we passed, he pulled off of the road and took us on a spontaneous adventure through a small town that wasn’t part of the tour! We had the most incredible time! Thank you Paola and Giuseppe for such a memorable experience!
          Written July 24, 2024
        • bpstorm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The private excursion with Paola was 100% worth it!
          Paola picked us up from our cruise ship and did an amazing job of exposing us to Pisa and Florence highlights. We had a lot to pack in, so it was face-paced. With the limited time, she curated what she thought were the highlights of each area based on our interests. Certainly we would have liked to spend more time in certain places (like Accademia) but she skillfully gave us an introduction to so many things that we are excited to go back one day and do a land portion to explore deeper. She was wonderful about keeping us out of the blazing sun as much as possible, and driving us to the different sites with door to door service in her air conditioned van (it was close to 100 degrees and I don't know how the tourists walking long distances in the tour bus groups did it!). I think trying to do this excursion on our own or even with a large tour group would have made for a difficult day, but thanks to Paola we had a most wonderful day and are very thankful to her for offering us her expertise!!
          Written July 19, 2024
        • 979blaineh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          San Gimignano & Siena
          It was an incredible time and the locations that Paola Escorted us to were incredible. She gave us the right amount of time and the history history. I would highly recommend her!
          Written July 1, 2024
        • Diane G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect Day in Tuscany
          Wonderful day with Paola in Tuscany! We loved the cities of San Gimignano and Siena and thoroughly enjoyed our Tuscan winery visit! This was one of our favorite days of our trip. So fun and beautiful as well! Thank you Paola for bringing the cities to life with your knowledge… just a perfect day.
          Written May 1, 2024
        • S9575CBshirleyl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful countryside, excellent guide.
          We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip through Tuscany with lunch and wine tastings. We visited Montepulciano, Piensa and Montalcino. Paola is very knowledgeable and took great care of us. She answered all of our questions, including those we didn't know we should ask. In addition to our day with her, she gave us great advice about more things to see in Florence, where we were staying, and even made reservations for us at recommended places in Florence. Paola made a difference in the way we experienced Florence and Tuscany. I highly recommend using Paola as your guide.
          Written April 28, 2024
        • 509patsys
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We had an amazing private tour and will have the memories for a lifetime.
          We started our tour as a private tour of two wineries. After one beautiful winery, we decided to go on to San gemenico at Paula's suggestion. So glad we did. It was an amazing small town in Siena in the tuscany region.
          Written September 26, 2023
        • jt10s
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Got another guide... DISASTER TOUR
          On the back of so many positive reviews, decided to book with Paolo for a Pisa / Florence shore excursion from Livorno (private tour with 8 people). First off, the van was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, Paola wasn't our guide. Instead, it was Giuseppe. He was on time meeting us but really started off on the wrong foot but trying to present a history lesson while we were still in the parking lot of the cruise terminal. So we sat there for 5-7 minutes right from the start and immediately hit traffic leaving the port which totally killed the mood from the beginning. We all woke up early and were looking forward to a quick start. Giuseppe could've easily spent the time driving to give us some commentary. He said he's been a tour guide for 30 years and it shows as he very clearly wanted to do things his way rather than asking the group what kind of tour we wanted. Giuseppe stated that he wants his guests to fully understand what they're seeing and for him, that means detailed history and repetition (literally repeated certain facts 5-10 times). Our group wanted to maximize our time and see / experience more rather than stay in one place and listen to long commentary but Giuseppe didn't want that. After the Pisa stop (which was nice - Giuseppe dropped us off right at the entrance and was there waiting for us when we finished), I literally had to tell him how we wanted the rest of the tour to go. At one point, we had to pretend to sleep so that he would stop talking incessantly. Because we really didn't have the same outlook, we completely forewent the planned walking tour of Florence and had him drop us off for free time. I don't necessarily think Giuseppe is a bad guide, but I think his greatest weakness is not asking / caring what his guests want, preferring to do things his way only. I emailed the above feedback to Paolo to which she responded: "Buongiorno everybody This is the 1st complain I am receiving from him from years. You booked a tour with a licensed guide, it’s quite normal that is trying to introduce the city and talk, it would be have beed strange the opposite Of course we the guide we need to be flexible and understand the clients needs. He has a lot of patience usually and this is all be surprise what you wrote to me About the Mayor, you asked why we need to pay 1 euros to go to the bathroom, we don’t have any control on this, this the mayor decision James thank you to say is not a bad guide, as he is not, but thank you for your feedback. He is very upset of course of what your wrote down, but in the this busy season as this one is, is possible not to please everybody" *** To clarify: No one asked why bathrooms cost 1 euro. It's a private bathroom and they can charge whatever they want. The issue was that many in the group needed to use the restroom. We passed a McDonald's where we told Giuseppe we would be happy to stop and he did not. That was the issue. Just one of many examples where Giuseppe simply did not read the group's wishes. We took numerous tours during our month in Europe. All the other guides knew when to talk and when not to talk, even in join-in tours. This was a private tour and Paola's guide made no effort to ask/ascertain what our group wanted from the tour. On a related note, I just found another TA thread where Paola revealed that Giuseppe is actually her partner/husband... which explains a lot. So, YMMV but you might want to confirm which guide you're actually getting on the day...
          Written September 21, 2023
        • MF8888
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very helpful and friendly service
          Paola helped our group of 8 in arranging all the local tour and transfer during our 5 day stay in Tuscany. She replied timely to our enquiries before the trip. We enjoyed the tour to San Gimignano and Siena arranged according to our pace. She recommended good restaurants and helped made booking. All pickups were punctual. Highly recommended.
          Written July 26, 2023
        • winomom
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Choose a Tour with Paola She's The Best
          We hired Paola to take us to our grandfather's home in Prato, Italy. She arrived at our ship in Livorno promptly and we were on our way. During the ride to Florence (Prato) she provided entertaining commentary about the area. After visiting Prato we prearranged for Paola to take us to two vineyards - Capezzana and Dianalla. Capezzana was ok very small and wine not our favorite, howeveer, Dianalla is not to be missed. We did and food and wine tasting and tour. It is not to be missed. Located in the town of Vinci, where Leonardo was born, it is also a hotel offering cooking classes. Wine and food were delicious. Paola was a delight to spend our nine hour tour with and will customize your tour to fit your travel plans. She is courteous, knowleddgable and goes out of her way to be sure you are safe and cared for.
          Written June 4, 2023
        • PLAndresen
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Paola is the best
          We were recommended to Paola by a friend of a friend, and we did it "all" with her and her colleagues: several walking and museum tours in Florence, a food tour, a cooking class, three one-day trips to San Gimignano, to Pisa and Lucca, and through the Tuscany countryside and to Volterra. It was magical, and everything we'd hoped for in celebration of our 50th anniversary.
          Written April 22, 2023
        • Tim E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Guide in Florence- Paola of course!
          Paola came highly recommended by the Rick Steve’s Florence guide so we were not surprised by her professionalism in communicating about our travel plans. We started with a 4 hour walking tour of Florence. Great preparation for visiting the historic sites in the following couple of days. She also knows the best restaurants, shops, gelato breaks, coffee shops and comfort stops in the city. Her personality brings old Florence to life. Highly recommend.
          Written March 10, 2023
        • SuperiorSue
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The perfect countryside tour
          Paola's tour of the rolling hills and towns near Florence was exactly what we were looking for and it was outstanding. She is very knowledgeable, well spoken and fun to be with. The winery she took us to served a wonderful assortment of local wines and food. It was the perfect tour for my daughter, granddaughter and me. I highly recommend her, Sue Anderson, Superior, Az USA
          Written November 9, 2022
        • curlyque44
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day in Tuscany
          We would like to thank Paolo for a wonderful day seeing the Tuscan country side. The views were magnificent and her knowledge on the towns was stellar. She picked us up right on time, she was well organized, warm and a fabulous tour guide. Thank you!
          Written October 28, 2022
        • Winnipeg1991
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Two Great Guides
          We spent one full day with Giuseppe and a half-day with Paola touring the Uffizzi, the Academia, the Duomo and Santa Croce. They were both knowledgeable, engaging friendly and professional. We learned much about Florence from them. Giuseppe 's knowledge of art history is phenomenal. Paola added so many jewels of information regarding what we saw and where we were staying.
          Written September 9, 2022
        • Gina M
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Her behavior was unacceptable and I don’t trust her
          We booked a cooking class with Paola. I was shocked to learn she accessed my social media accounts and posted reviews of herself pretending to be me when she was supposed to be connecting me to her Wi-Fi!! I emailed her to find out what else she did with my phone and she claimed she didn’t remember. The class was ok. She was distracted trying to book tours for the following day. Disgusted by the violation of my privacy and trust.
          Written July 6, 2022
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        Resort64970310884
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Couples
        We had a fantastic Private Walking Tour of Florence which included the Accademia Gallery. Our guide, Paola Migliorini, has many years of experience and she was extremely knowledgable.
        She shared the secrets and history of the city and we learnt so much.
        We enjoyed exploring all the hidden gems she share with us and her amazing guide skills.
        Thanks for a wonderful day of touring the beautiful city of Florence!
        Written November 20, 2023
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        WmECamp
        Detroit, MI557 contributions
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        OMG! I contacted Paola 2 years ago planning our 50th wedding anniversary trip to Tuscany. We (4 couples) toured with her and her husband Guseppie, three days in total. Paola is absolutely fantastic as a tour guide and driver. She picked us up at Villa Montesassi in the Chianti Hills and brought us home after wonderful tours. She was thoughtful and cognizant of our individual wants and needs. She is such a joy. I would not hesitate to hire and tour with her again. Thank you Paola.
        Written September 5, 2022
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        Villa Montesassi is a blast by the way, I enjoyed your company too, nice memory :)
        Written September 7, 2022
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        Ashley C
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Family
        Paola was a wonderful guide for our group tour around Florence. She even met us at our cruise ship with her van. She was very patient with us and our multiple stops to the bathroom, taking pictures, and stopping to browse. She was knowledgeable and told us a lot about the area and Uffizi gallery! We enjoyed it! This was my third time to Italy but first time to Florence and in the summer/peak season and it was much hotter and much more crowded. (I heard post-COVID there’s not much of a shoulder season anymore so just be aware).
        Written July 1, 2024
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        Blaine H
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Friends
        It was a great experience and Paola was very knowledgeable. She was also very accommodating and easy to communicate with. We felt confident and safe and learned a lot.
        Written July 1, 2024
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        Max Campbell
        Fort Lee, NJ1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        I used Paola for a tour in the tuscany countryside and this the best memory I brought with me back home, knowledgeable, fun and profetional.
        Written March 11, 2022
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        Thank you for your nice feedback. We all had a fun day all togheter. Paola Migliorini
        Written March 12, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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