Paul Costa was our guide. He was engaging, extremely informative, and comical. My family and I have spent a couple weeks travelling in Europe each summer for the last 5 years or so. We've had excellent guides across many cities and countries. After the Florence tour with Paul, every person in the family agreed he presented the best tour we'd experienced - anywhere.
We loved our guide. The art in the Accademia was outstanding and the guide made it even better. I was not prepared for the beauty of the David. It took my breath away.
This was a wonderful tour. We got to see a lot. The tour guide was excellent. He taught us a lot. Our tour guide was from Brooklyn, NY. His fund of knowledge was phenomenal. We were amazed to find out, at the end of the tour, that he has a Ph.D. in Art History.
fantastic , knowledgeable tour guide who made the tour even more interesting . it was quite to the point visits with lots of time with david :-D . it can be a part of your overall visit to Florence - time well spent
A really good introduction to Florence. Highlight was seeing the statue of David at Accademia and learning all about the building of Duomo.
Guide was great , tour was very good however the meeting place wasn't the easiest to find but we did
Our American guide was busting with enthusiasm and love for Florence. He provided much information with infectious good cheer.
Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pretty funny too. Must see the Duomo and Accademia Gallery. The Guide was really great in the Accademia I thought. After the tour, do the Dome of Duomo separate pass sold nearby - absolutely worth the 465 steps. When we entered there weren't any lines and quite a few tour groups, so you're not really alone. However, when we left Accademia - there was a huge line. That's when I knew the early access was certainly worth it.
Great going early to miss the crowds and the queues. Terrific guide who took us to really interesting places. Highly recommend this tour.
Our guide was magnificent! She took such great care in keeping the group together. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting and fun! I can't recommend Viator more!
Excellent walking tour with a very informative guide who was also extremely funny which makes the tour even better. Both the Accademia and Duomo well excellent to visit and also the Palaces. Learnt alot on this walking tour.
Our guide led us both through the Accedemia and through the history and culture of Florence. Saw David and his original location, with all of the fill in info to tie things together.
Once we found our meeting spot in the rain things looked up. We met Sara and she was simply amazing. She was very easy to understand even though she was having trouble with her microphone and just so full of facts and information. It made what we were looking at so much more meaningful and it was excellent!
We had a marvelous tour! Our guide Angela was the best, very informative and upbeat, just the right pace for the morning. Highly recommended!
Yegor S Russian Federation
I liked our guide, Angela: she spoke very good English for my russian ears and told us lots of interesting stuff about the places we visited!
Guide was beyond Knowledgeable!!! I would recommend this tour every time.
My husband and I loved this tour. It was great to be able to skip the line for the Duomo. The line at the Accademia was still a little long but it was much shorter than had we done this on our one. Our guide Tony was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of sharing the information without being boring. It was also great to walk Florence and get comfortable with the city and where all the major sites were. Tony also gave us some good restaurant and site recommendations for the rest of our visit. This is a great way to see Florence!
Christi W USA
This is the best way to go to avoid the really long lines to get in to the Duomo. It was also a good way to see some of the smaller tourist highlights such as the brass boar that I would have missed on my own. The trip to Academia Gallery to see the David was also a good part of the tour. I have seen copies of the statue many times from all angles, but the guide was able to point out a new perspective. And while a much smaller museum than the Ufizzi, there are some very good paintings there.
Paulo was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the art and history of the period.
Truly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Vanessa was very knowledgeable and conducted the tour with a mixture of historical information and humor. So nice to not have to wait in line for tickets or getting into attractions. Florence is a beautiful city, and this tour definitely showcases it for you. A must do when in Florence.
super informative and worth every penny to not have to stand in line
Excellent tour guide Eleeza! She expressed to us so much knowledge of Michelangelo, she wanted to us to feel the emotions of the work we were seeing and she succeeded! Her passion for Florence and its history shone through for the entire tour. Do not settle for the reproduction of David, see the real thing! Good walking tour if you dont have much time in the city, I wish we could have stayed longer. HIghly recommend!!
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