Long, but very fun day in Florence! We had a limited amount of time in the city and wanted the opportunity to see all the major things and not have to wait in line. Alla was our guide for the day and she was absolutely incredible. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and I walked away feeling like I learned a lot from her.
We started at the Uffizi. There was a long line outside but with this booking we only had to wait about 5-10 minutes. Alla was incredibly helpful navigating us through the gallery. We certainly didn't see everything but she selected really great pieces to show and tell us about. After a short break, we continued to a walking tour of the city where we saw the Santa Croce Basilica and learned a TON about the history of Florence. We then continued on to Accademia where we again skipped a much longer line. The Statue of David was incredible.
Wear comfortable shoes - this is a long day but very worth it!
One side note, the office for this company was tricky to find. The building was not well marked.
This was an excellent tour, but a lot of walking. The guides really knew what she was talking about. However, it was very difficult to find the initial location and we were needlessly forced to walk up three flights of stairs to get to it.
Well organized tour. Adequate story telling. Around 15-20 people in our group. I was under the impression that the guide would be a historian because it said led by a knowledgable historian guide. Our guide was just a regular tour guide which is just fine.
Absolutely amazing tour. Our guides Lori and Irina were just fantastic they made Uffizi Santa Croce and Academia come to life with their anecdotes and background stories on Medici Florence Renaissance geniuses and their rivalries!
I do not know about the other tour guides, but our tour guide--Alla--is very good. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I was in Florence for only a day and I felt this tour was a good way to get the most out of it.