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Florence in One Glorious Day (or two)

Enjoy Florence's must-see sights and save! The Florence in One Day special includes 3 great tours, 2 famous museums, smaller groups and the best guides in Florence... With our specially-trained great guides (the best in Florence!), experience the must-sees and masterpieces of Florence. Enjoy our special skip-the-lines program with all costs included, plus our innovative, entertaining and interesting small-group tours. You can opt to do this discounted Florence in one day tour package over more than one day if you prefer*.

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Florence in Two Glorious Days - including exclusive-entry Vasari Corridor Tour

4 great tours and all the must-see's of Florence at 1 great price! Led by our specially-trained tour guides (the best in Florence!), enjoy an entertaining Florence city tour, be guided through the Uffizi Gallery, cross the Vasari Corridor on our exclusive-entry tour, and be fascinated by the amazing history behind Michelangelo's David in the Accademia. All costs are included on our innovative, entertaining and interesting small-group tours.

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Rick Steves Readers Special Discounted Italy Grand Tour Special

Italy Grand Tour: 9 great tours, smaller groups and the best guides!
The very best of Italy with 9 of our most popular tours in Venice, Rome and Florence plus a return transfer to the fascinating Island of Murano in Venice to see glass artisans at work. Skip the lines, enjoy great guided tours in Italy, see Italy's must-see sights with the best tour guides in Italy. Enjoy the luxury of smaller groups, and save!

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Grand Tour Italy plus Best of Tuscany Discount Package

10 great tours, smaller groups and the best guides in Italy! Enjoy great tours in Venice, Rome, Florence and Tuscany plus a return transfer to the fascinating Island of Murano in Venice. Experience the best of Italy's must-see sights with the best tour guides, and save!

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The Best of Florence and Tuscany - Smaller Groups - Skip the Lines

See the very best of Florence and Tuscany and save! Includes 4 top tours at one special price.

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The Original Florence Walk from € 29.00

Explore the most famous sights of Florence's ancient centre with a great tour guide!Our tour of Florence's historical city centre is run by the only Florence tour company recommended by just about every major travel guide, and featured on a BBC World, History and Discovery channel documentary with Michael Palin.

Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour from € 49.00

Enjoy the Original and Best Uffizi Gallery Tour with the best guides in Florence! This is the only tour to cover both levels of the Uffizi Gallery and includes more masterpieces than any other tour of its kind! Our Uffizi Gallery tour, as featured in a BBC WORLD documentary with Michael Palin, offers easy access to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery.

The Original David Tour - Accademia Museum Visit from € 36.00

Visit the original David by Michelangelo and discover the amazing history behind the creation of the world's most famous statue.
History and art come alive! Enjoy learning about the greatest sculpture ever created with our expert guides. See the original intended location for Michelangelo's David. Hear all about the miserly genius that was one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance.  

My Exclusive Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two!) from € 94.00

See the very best of Florence with your own private guide!Visit all the must-sees of Florence's historical city centre in two great exclusive tours. Over 6 hours in total with Florence's best tour guides.

My Exclusive Original Florence & David Tour from € 46.00

The Original Florence Walk and the David at the Accademia  Two and a half hour City Walk plus a half hour visit to the Accademia Museum to see Michelangelo's "David".

Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery plus Exclusive-entry Vasari Corridor Tour from € 98.00

The Uffizi Gallery plus the Vasari Corridor - two world-famous museums at one special price! See the world’s greatest collection of Renaissance paintings, plus the most unique collection of portraits by famous master artists. Experience the greatest highlights of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery - made even more famous by Dan Brown's "Inferno".

Italian Passions: Food & Wine Tour from € 69.00

With more tastings than any other food tour around, delve into Italy's gastronimic culture on this sumptuous tour of food in Florence! Shop not just like a local, but actually with a local! Visit Florence’s best sanctuaries of delectable tastes. Tour Florence’s central food market and discover the amazing ingredients that combine to form delicious Italian dishes.

Sex, Drugs & Renaissance: An Adults Only Tour from € 39.00

An absolute first in Florence. No other tour company has dared uncover this side of Florence’s history. From the shocking lifestyles of the rich and famous to the seedy underbelly of Florence’s past, hear about the scandals that rocked the Renaissance.
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The National Travel, Yoga Magazine, USA Today, The Independent, OK! Magazine, Dream of Italy
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Customers Reviews

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 50 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!

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On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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On 2013/06/10
David said:

Excellent, highly knowledgeable and professional

I am currently in Italy and last week was in Florence where I used their services for four tours: First Original Florence Walk, then Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, Original David Academia Tour and last Best of Tuscany with Volterra. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were native English speakers, they were highly knowledgeable and experienced about their subject, and all were very pleasant and helpful. None of the groups I was in last week were very big the largest about 13 or 14. When there was a larger group they split it in half and brought in another guide. They used a radio type communication device in all but one of these groups which worked extremely well for me, since I have a hearing problem and wear hearing aides. The "Best of Tuscanny with Volterra" tour had only three participants even though the minimum states at leasts four. It was the best tour of their offerings and all were great. This is the best company I have used in all my traveling.

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On 2013/06/01
Fred & Cinda Armstrong said:

Two tours with Klaus - David and the walking tour of Florence, one with Helen - Uffizi, and a day in Tuscany with Stephan were all absolutely superb. They were totally knowledgeable, attentive, and timely. We had heard of your company from a colleague. Her recommendation of excellence was totally accurate, and we will be more than happy to pass your name to others whenever possible.

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