5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:3 - 8 hours

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent guide - learned and saw so much

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Alexandra was amazing. She was knowledgeable and passionate about the experience she gave us. We were thrilled to spend two days discovering the history of Florence and its artists.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Tour was excellent and our guide was excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent.. tour guide Somona was so nice and informative. She deserves a raise$$!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent.. tour guide Somona was so nice and informative. She deserves a raise$$!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

We loved Florence and we loved this private tour with Simona. She is a wonderful, engaging guide to her city.
This was the first tour we took on our first trip to Italy and were thrilled with the quality. Simona is a fantastic asset to your company. Thankyou!

atnicko
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Excellent to have our own guide. We were taken to the top of the hill overlooking Florence which was something new for us and gives a great view of Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

FANTASTIC!!! We loved our guide--such great personal attention. This was the highlight of our trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Our tour of Florence with Alessandra was the highlight of our Italy trip! It was amazing to see Florence through her eyes. It is obvious that she loves her city and she made each of us fall in love with it too. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city and the artwork and told it to us in a manner that really made it interesting and fun to learn. Also, having the van/driver to take us around was key as my parents both have difficulty walking long distances all day. Most importantly, Alessandra was so warm and kind to us. She answered so many of our questions about Florence and life in Italy in general and we really left with a better understanding of life in Italy. We are looking forward to returning to Florence one day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

Anna was a fabulous guide. She taught us so much. Florence is a lovely city. It makes it even more lovely now that we know more of the history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

The decision to book this tour was probably the best decision taken during our Florence trip. Having your own guide gives you the attention and level of detail and knowledge that you want. When you have possible the best guide ever, Ms. Anna Ristori, you cannot go wrong. She proved to be a wealth of information and knowledge about EVERYTYHING: history, art, culture, and even shopping and the best places to eat. Despite the fact that she literally poured out information, she was also extremely generous with all of our questions and we had lots of them Florence is quite a crowded city with tourists vying for the best spot to appreciate a work of art; Ms. Ristori took great pains to ensure that we had the best spot from which we could appreciate what we were looking at and also to be comfortable and hear her explanations clearly over the noise ofthe crowds. Most importantly, she is a kind and considerate person - my mother is quite elderly and cannot walk easily nor stand for long periods. Ms. Ristori made sure that my mother was always comfortable, found places for her to sit when we had been standing for a while. At the Uffizi Gallery, she made sure that my mother had access to the elevator and talked to the people in charge to make sure they were available to help, if need be. Cannot thank her enough!! She is the best. I do not know if you can ask for her by name. Also special thanks to our driver who assisted my mother getting in and off the car, and who himself was extremely kind and knowledgable. Thanks to both!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

The decision to book this tour was probably the best decision taken during our Florence trip. Having your own guide gives you the attention and level of detail and knowledge that you want. When you have possible the best guide ever, Ms. Anna Ristori, you cannot go wrong. She proved to be a wealth of information and knowledge about EVERYTYHING: history, art, culture, and even shopping and the best places to eat. Despite the fact that she literally poured out information, she was also extremely generous with all of our questions and we had lots of them Florence is quite a crowded city with tourists vying for the best spot to appreciate a work of art; Ms. Ristori took great pains to ensure that we had the best spot from which we could appreciate what we were looking at and also to be comfortable and hear her explanations clearly over the noise ofthe crowds. Most importantly, she is a kind and considerate person - my mother is quite elderly and cannot walk easily nor stand for long periods. Ms. Ristori made sure that my mother was always comfortable, found places for her to sit when we had been standing for a while. At the Uffizi Gallery, she made sure that my mother had access to the elevator and talked to the people in charge to make sure they were available to help, if need be. Cannot thank her enough!! She is the best. I do not know if you can ask for her by name. Also special thanks to our driver who assisted my mother getting in and off the car, and who himself was extremely kind and knowledgable. Thanks to both!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

This is a wonderful way to see Florence. Our guide Alessandra was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

This trip was fantastic ! our guide Alex was brillant and fed our brains with all the highlights. Having an actual florentine take us thru the city provided an excellent cultural backdrop and having "fast pass" entrance to all museums was really nice too ! I recommend a cutom tour like this to anyone who has a short time to spend .... or not. bravo ! Viatour knocks one out of the park again. that's why I am a repeat customer !
*****

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Our guide made this a special experience for my family. She was friendly and very informative, but relaxed. Thanks to Alessandra, we will be back again and recommending this tour to anyone who asks us

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

The people with whom I dealt were just wonderful. From the booking agent to the tour guide herself, I could not have been more pleased. My mother is a handicapped traveler and CAF tours was most accomodating. Andrea, in the office was absolutely kind. Cathi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

We had the best tour guide in Alessandra who made Firenze Florence come alive for our group of 6. I would strongly recommend a private tour with Alessandra as the guide. She was able to educate us on the art of the renaissance in an easy to understand yet brief manner. Her tour of the city began with an overview from the overlook at piazzale Michelangelo followed by the serene San Miniato and the Accademia, Uffizi, etc. Our entire group enjoyed her detailed explanation of the painers and evolution of their styles. Most of all she was able to infect us with her enthusiasm and love of Florence. Thanks Alessandra. Ciao!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2009

We had an amazing time. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely excited about what she was teaching us. We did a lot in one day and came away not only with an appreciation for what we saw but an understanding of what we saw.

Penelope S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Well worth doing a good introduction to Florence. Knowledge of guide excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Our guide was wonderful. He tailored his information and presentation to things that we were interested in and made it a point to share stories that would interest my 13 year old so that she wouldn't be bored. Our driver was also great and he added fun to the trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

Tour Guide and driver were superior. The lunch was okay but not up to the standard we experienced in Paris last year. Also, we believe that we should not had to purchase tickets for three venues.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

Our guide Alessandra was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were able to get into the principal museums quickly. The car was a Mercedes van in good condition, with a flexible and helpful driver.
Negatives were the lunch, which was very low quality considering how much our full day tour cost; and the limited length of time the vehicle was available, again considering how much the tour cost.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2009

Very good.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
July 2014

The value for money was terrible. Our guide, while a lovely woman, spoke rather limited English. I asked the tour to be mindful of our three children aged 14,11 and 8 when tailoring the tour, which didn't really happen. I expected, for a full day private tour, a nice intro explanation into Florence's history and how it became the capital of the Reneassance. Instead we got sporadic highlights of a church here, a palazzo there. It even got to a point when asking about a gorgeous hillside building, we got the response it was a historical structure! The best part was the Uffizzi and the Accademia tour as our guide clearly appreciated art but didn't make up for the rest. The lunch at the selected restaurant was efficient and good.

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