My family's ArtViva tours on Dec. 22, 2015 were everything we paid for. Brenda walked us around the city center pointing out the architecture, symbols, statues and great places to eat/hang out. Her in depth description of Michelangelo's David was so interesting, even my teens/young adults listened and remembered. Fantastic!
In the afternoon, Hilde was our guide through the Uffizie Galleries. She gave an art history lesson that was forever memorable. Again, the teen/20's kids were listening. We got so much out these private tours. Well worth it!
The tour was excellent. Our guide, Adrianne, was very knowledgeable and able to answer our many questions. She also went above and beyond her duty by helping keep our three-year-old entertained during the lunch so that we could enjoy ourselves without worry.
Our guide Adrianne was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the sites and was able to answer our many questions. She also helped watch our three-year-old during the lunch when he got bored, so that we could eat and enjoy ourselves.
My husband and I toured the Uffizi today with Claus, and we could not have been more impressed and inspired. His enthusiasm, knowledge and sense of humor made this tour and absolute joy! If you offer an Uffizi Part 2, we'll be first in line! Thank you, Claus! We could have stayed with you for an entire day - or a week for that matter!
My husband and I toured the Uffizi today with Claus, and we could not have been more impressed and inspired. His enthusiasm, knowledge and fabulous sense of humor made this tour an absolute joy! We could have stayed with him for an entire day - or a week! I'm ready to book our next tour ... here's hoping you'll offer an Uffizi Part 2. We'll be first in line! Thank you, Claus!!
By far one of my favorite things we did. They bike ride was fantastic, the views were breathtaking (or maybe the other way around, lol), and the tour guide, Ella, was my favorite. I highly recommend this tour for people who want to see more, move around a bit, and try some very yummy wine and olive oil.
The tours were great! It was a long day tho, so if you are someone who needs time and breaks I would do it in two days. Everyone was very knowledgable and friendly! I very much so recommend this package
I couldn't recommend this more! If you are looking for a fantastic way to see the city without the crowds, I highly recommend this tour. Marco, the guide, is incredibly knowledgable on the history of Florence and will give you just general tips along the way (best gelato, wine, etc). If you enjoy running and a good tour of a beautiful city, this tour is for you!
Not your average tour company! I dealt with a very professional, friendly, and efficient office in Florence to arrange a tour of the Uffizi and a walking tour in Rome. Both were fantastic. Klaus (sp?) led the former and Francesco led the latter. Each was intelligent, articulate, and had deep knowledge of all we were seeing. Groups are kept small, you do not follow a flag. As an experienced traveler I am generally really leery of organized tours, but these guys were amazing. I really felt like I had a personal friend showing me around. If your time in either Florence or Rome is limited, Art Viva tours are essential -- skipping the lines is hugely important. But the genuine interaction with someone who knows the city/sight and who is passionate about sharing their knowledge with you is what matters most.
Explore one of Tuscany’s most charming hilltop towns, with an expert tour guide.
On this three hour walking tour you will hear murder stories, see relics of famous saints, learn about the famous annual ‘Palio' horse race and much more!
Step and stomp back in time on this fun wine activity in Tuscany.
Visit a historic Tuscan villa where you will be shown through the estate's vineyard. Learn about the harvest process. Discover how the grapes are turned into award-winning wine on a guided tour of the wine cellar. Then partake in a private pressing in the old-fashioned way - with a grape stomping!
Pre-reserved Uffizi access, exclusive entry to the legendary Vasari Corridor (made even more famous by Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’), celebrated artworks and our best tour guides!
The great collection of masterpieces by the world's most famous master artists in the Uffizi plus Florence's most unique passageway.
A relaxing evening walk around Florence’s most charming, fascinating and historic quarters, the Oltrarno, concluding with a pre-dinner drink in a charming location.
Florence's dark, medieval past is brought to life on an exploration of this little-known historic quarter.
See the magnificent Leaning Tower of Pisa with your own private tour guide.
No visit to Italy is complete without making the pilgrimage to see the Leaning Tower, a sublime accident, an icon of cityscape beauty and an astonishing monument to human will.
Choose your very own Tuscan wine adventure!
Visit vineyards and wineries in the stunningly beautiful and world-famous Tuscan wine production zones with an expert in Italian wines as your private tour guide.
Delve into Italy's great culinary history on this great one-day cookery course in Tuscany. In the kitchen of a historic 13th century Tuscan Villa estate, learn the culinary secrets behind the world-famous Tuscan cuisine as you prepare an unforgettable traditional 5-course meal.
Learn to prepare a delicious 4-course meal comprised of traditional Tuscan recipes, in the kitchen of a historic 13th century Tuscan villa estate. Discover the secrets behind making a traditional meal of mouth-watering recipes passed down through the chef’s family and comprising only the freshest of in-season Tuscan ingredients.