Grand Tour Italy plus Best of Tuscany Discount Package

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
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On 2015/10/06
Raoul said:

Perfect way to get to know Florence

Do this running tour shortly after arrival in Florence. The running guide shows and tells you about the Highlights.

On 2015/09/14
Susan Dwyer said:

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.

On 2014/10/31
Greg D said:


We took tours in Venice, Florence, Sienna & Rome. Nothing short of exceptional at every turn. Knowledge, friendliness and honesty are what we got with every tour and guide. They are simply the best. Thank you all for making our trip as memorable as it was. Ciao!

On 2014/09/28
Eric P said:

Excellent, friendly and professions Venice tours

We look 4 tours in Venice today (27 Sept) and cannot adequately describe how pleased we were with the quality of the tours. Christina, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgable. And most importantly, she was extremely friendly and always courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. The day was made up of the gondola ride, the original and best Venice tour (St. Marks), Doge's Palace tour and culminating with the Grand Canal tour on our own boat. Christina was very impressive with her knowledge and presentation skills. It was simply a joy to be in her small tour group. We cannot say enough good things about her. One of the highlights of the tour was being (coincidently) literally two boats away from George Clooney's water taxi as he made his way to the Aman Canal Grande Hotel. It made my wife's day. And we managed to achieve this by coincidence. The boat captain was very professional throughout the madness of many, many boats on the Grand Canal at this time (a little before 19:00). Bravo Art Viva!

On 2014/09/02
Jessica R said:

Absolutely Amazing!

My boyfriend and I only had a day and a half to spend in Florence so we signed up for the Artviva Original Florence Walk. Our tour guide, Klaas, was just amazing. His love for Florence and it's history made the tour so enjoyable and made me fall in love with the city. In 3.5 hours (from 9 am - 12:30 pm) we saw: Piazza del Republica, Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza di Santa Trinita, Basilica di Santa Trinita, Piazza del Limbo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral of Florence with the Duomo, and part of the Bapistery. We were given head sets so we could hear Klaas talking even if we were not right next to him. This tour was amazing for seeing most of Florence in a very short amount of time. My boyfriend and I are not big fans of art so we did not go into the Uffizi but did go see the Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery using the skip the line tickets through Artviva as well. Could not be happier with the way this tour turned out. Thanks again Klaas and Artviva!

On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:


Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

On 2014/07/20
Sara said:


Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:


The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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10 great tours, smaller groups and the best guides in Italy!

Tours in Venice, Rome, Florence and to Tuscany plus a return transfer to the fascinating Murano Island in Venice.

The best of Italy's must-see sights with the best tour guides, all museum ticket and reservation costs plus a traditional lunch and wine tasting in Tuscany... all at a great discount!

Tours in Venice: 

The Original Gondola Tour - ride down the enchanting canals of Venice in a gondola with a great guide! 
The Original and Best Venice Walk - the splendours of St. Mark's Square with a wonderful Venice guide.
The Original Doge's Palace Tour - tour the setting of one of the world's great mercantile 'dynasties'.
The Original Grand Canal Tour - explore another side to Venice in a motor launch along the Grand Canal. 
plus Murano Glass Factory Transfer - enjoy a transfer to the famous glass island!

Tours in Florence:

The Original Florence Walk - the most famous sights of Florence's city centre with a great tour guide!
Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery - discover the highlights of Florence's amazing art collection. 
The Original David Tour - meet Michelangelo's 'David' on this Accademia tour with a wonderful tour guide.

Tour to Tuscany (from Florence):
The Best of Tuscany - 3 hilltop towns, Tuscan Villa visit, wine tasting and lunch on a small-group Tuscany tour.

Tours in Rome:

Masterpieces of the Vatican Museum - pre-reserved Vatican entry to explore a world-famous collection of masterpieces with an expert Vatican tour guide.

The Original Rome Walk - walk the highlights of Rome with a great tour guide including Coliseum entry.

Plus: Book this discounted Italy tours package and receive a special price on our Exclusive-entry Vasari Corridor tour - see the world's most unique portrait collection on this historic passageway, with a great tour guide. Contact us for more information. 

Please note: To select the specific dates for each individual tour, please use the individual booking calendars for each tour. Rome and Venice public tours are not available around August due to the mid-summer break. All persons under 17 must present valid ID showing date of birth for entry into museums or full adult price will be charged. We must reserve museum tickets well in advance of your tour date. As such, a rebooking fee shall be incurred should you wish to change dates. Please make sure that shoulders and knees are covered for entrance into churches. Large bags/backpacks are not permitted in museums.

To book your MURANO TRANSFER: Please make a note in the Notes section of your booking to request the preferred date and time for your transfer. A reprentative from the glass factory will contact you to coordinate the pick-up location and time. You can do the Murano transfer as the same day as your gondola tour, although it is more relaxing to do have the transfer on a separate day.

Bag storage: Museum regulations do not permit backpacks and there is no convenient storage facility. Please bring only shoulder bags. The Uffizi museum further requests, "to get you through security faster, we'd be grateful if you could bring as few bags with you as possible, and try to put all the metal items you're carrying in a single container before going through the metal detector. Thank you." 

Uffizi Gallery regulations: It is strictly forbidden to touch the artworks; to lean on the bases of sculptures or on the walls; to smoke; to throw chewing gum on the floor; to eat or drink; to sit on the floor or on the protective railings; to speak in a loud voice; to disturb other visitors; to use laser pointers; to behave in an unseemly manner detrimental to the dignity of the museum; to bring backpacks or long umbrellas; to use mobile (cell) phones; and, to use selfie-sticks.  Photography and filming are allowed only without the use of flash, lighting or tripods, and only for personal rather than commercial use.

What else can you see in Italy?

Visit the Cinque Terre from Florence on a small-group tour!  Explore Florence's most fascinating quarter on the Original Evening Walk, including wine tasting. Ride through Tuscany on our Tuscany Bike Tour including wine tasting at a Tuscan Villa and lunch at an award-winning restaurant.