Free Walking Tour Florence in English

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect from the Free Walking Tour Florence?

It depends on the type of free tour you book, but all of them are well-prepared tours by professional guides who are among the best rated in Florence according to traveler reviews.

If it is your first guided visit in the city, we recommend the essential guided tour. It is usually the most complete and deals with more general and essential topics. Useful tips are usually given on places to eat, what to visit after the tour on your own, etc.

On this walking route with a guide, you could also expect the theme of the Renaissance and the Medici family, one of the most influential in the history of Florence, to be addressed.

How much does a Free Tour Florence in English cost?

This type of guided tours are also known as free pay tours. It is free to book and join the tour. At the end of the tour, you decide how much to pay the guide based on how well he has done his job.

The average contribution is 10/12 € per person, but if you really liked it, there are people who give 15 € or 20 €. If you didn't like it, you can give what you think that tour guide has deserved for the tour. You have the last word.

Our recommendation is that if you liked it, be honest and pay what you think is fair.

Will they wait for me if I arrive late for the guided tour?

No, the guide will not wait for anyone who is not punctual to start the walk. It is very likely that he will not answer the phone either, since he has probably started the visit and it would be disrespectful to the rest of the attendees who have arrived on time.

The good news is that the guide usually stays about 10 or 15 minutes at the meeting point after the start time, introducing himself and waiting while the stragglers arrive. Therefore, it is quite likely that you will find the group.

Does the visit go ahead if it rains or snows?

Usually, yes, but I recommend taking a look at the frequently asked questions for each guided journey to make sure. Most of the time, the visit will take place unless there is a recommendation from the government to stay home.

Are there guided routes in the afternoon?

Of course, many of the guided tours are done in the afternoon in the Tuscan capital. It is best to check the availability in the calendar to see if there is a free tour Florence in the afternoon available for the day that you are intested, and if there are places available.

Will we enter museums or churches during the tour?

Usually not, but depending on the guide and the specific guided tour, you may be surprised.

If you enter to see the information of the guided tours in Spanish, you can see the spots that are visited on every walking route.

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Essential Free Tours Florence in English

In most guided tours of Florence that you will find on this website, you will discover all the essential places of the capital of Tuscany that are most attractive to tourists. The Duomo of Florence, Piazza della Signoria, the famous Ponte Vecchio and much more. They will be some of the places that you probably will discover on these routes.

The Duomo is probably the most emblematic and interesting place for travelers who come to Tuscany. The tour guides will explain the history in an interesting and enjoyable way and tell you curiosities such as the construction of Brunelleschi's famous dome. This architect changed the concept of dome construction that existed until then.

Some more specific monuments or viewpoints are usually discovered in specialized visits, such as the visit of legends of Florence. Keep in mind that as the activity is usually a walk around the center area, it is usually not possible to go far from the city center because in most cases you would not have enough time to visit the most essential places in the city. If you want to visit the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery or the Boboli Gardens, you should book a specific visit to these places, because, even though you will probably know the history of the place in the essential tour, you will not be able to enter inside. So, for people more interested in history and art, you can go inside both galleries and the gardens. Both are unique and essential places to visit in Florence.

Another unique place is the Porcellino statue, a famous bronze boar located in the Mercato Nuovo. You will learn about why it is so famous and why it is said that if you rub its nose, you will return to Florence. It is a very common practice to take a picture with the boar touching him the noise. It is also a place where you can buy souvenirs and leather goods. If you ask the guide, he will probably give you some tips on how to recognize good quality leather and where to buy it.