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Artviva Tours: ASTA Licensed Tour Operator
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Artviva The Original and Best Walking Tours 
is an ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) approved travel agency/tour operator based in Florence, Italy.
Artviva's tours in Italy are internationally acclaimed and recommended by every major travel guide.• Artviva is a fully licensed tour operator in accordance with Italian and European laws. • Artviva Director Rose Magers is the Italy Chapter President for ASTA. • Artiva's guides are the best in Italy and consistently receive international acclaim.• Artviva specialises in tours and tourism services in Italy's art cities, Rome, Venice, Florence and the famous Tuscan countryside. • No other company in Italy offers the sheer variety and depth of high quality, imaginative and innovative itineraries. • The staff are native English speakers and are dedicated to ensuring inspirational travel experiences for you. • Artviva has great new creative offerings for Italy tours in 2010. Artviva's Background: Artviva began as a theatre company. This background creates a very different perspective for providing high quality tourism services. Our tours are carefully crafted and are informative and entertaining. Our theatre background also ensures cutting edge creativity is always applied to cultural team building, event planning and incentive needs. tions.

Artviva The Original and Best Walking Tours

is an ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) approved travel agency/tour operator based in Florence, Italy.

Artviva's tours in Italy are internationally acclaimed and recommended by every major travel guide.

• Artviva is a fully licensed tour operator in accordance with Italian and European laws.

• Artviva Director Rose Magers is the Italy Chapter President for ASTA.

• Artiva's guides are the best in Italy and consistently receive international acclaim.

Artviva specialises in tours and tourism services in Italy's art cities, Rome, Venice, Florence and the famous Tuscan countryside.

• No other company in Italy offers the sheer variety and depth of high quality, imaginative and innovative itineraries.

• The staff are native English speakers and are dedicated to ensuring inspirational travel experiences for you.

• Artviva has great new creative offerings for Italy tours in 2010.


Artviva's Background: Artviva began as a theatre company. This background creates a very different perspective for providing high quality tourism services. Our tours are carefully crafted and are informative and entertaining. Our theatre background also ensures cutting edge creativity is always applied to cultural team building, event planning and incentive needs.
tions.

Artviva adheres to local and international laws pertaining to tourism and tourist safety.

As required under Italian laws we are registered and licenced with the Florence Chamber of Commerce no. 516411

and are fully bonded with Compagna Assicuratrice Unipol S.p.A No. 065032357144

We have a strict privacy policy, we never sell or pass on information about you unless you have aggreed.

We have clear terms and conditions and an easy to understand cancellation policy.

We follow strict self imposed guidelines re integrity in business and customer relations including not accepting commisions from shops and restaurants

Integrity in Travel

International Acclaim for Our High Quality Services

"Walking Tours of Florence are wise and well informed. They have a fresh accessible style which makes it fun. The recipe seems to be the more you enjoy the more you learn. And it works."
Michael Palin
Actor/Presenter (Monty Python and a list of fabulous films too long to list here)

"The Greatest Tour Guide Ever!"
Lou Reed
Rock Star Personalized tour Italy Florence

"...This tour is wonderful, it is informative, complete and fun. And more importantly, you don't feel like a sheep in a flock, herded around town..."
Richard Kind
Actor (Mad about You, Spin City) Florence tour Italy

"Thank You for the Wonderful Experience!"
Alex Rodriguez
(Baseball Star)
In December of 2000 Rodriguez became the best-paid ballplayer of all time when he signed a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers.

"Walking Tours of Florence are much more than tours,because you leave feeling almost as if
you know Michelangelo and the other Masters personally."
Mike Munro One of Australia's finest investigative journalists and well known media personalities.
Past awards include the Logie for "Reporter of the Year" and the "Penguin Award for Best Current Affairs Journalist.


"...thank you for a wonderful job. Your entire staff was attentive to our shooting schedule and the details which can befuddle so many who are not familiar with the peculiarities of production crews. And most important, you made us feel like we were the most important people in Florence. We all left singing your praises. Thank you very much."
Bill Kurtis
Acclaimed documentary host and producer, network
news anchor and multimedia production company president USA

"Don't miss an opportunity to join one of the highly
informative and entertaining Walking Tours of Florence,
led by English speaking guides who really know their subjects.
I loved every minute of my tours."

 

Author of Great Sleeps and Great Eats in Italy
Sandra A Guftstason
"Entertaining and Informative!"
Nat Young(World Surfing Champion ) Florence tour Italy

Artviva's tours in Italy are internationally acclaimed and recommended by every major travel guide.

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Customers Reviews

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 59 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/10/31
Greg D said:

Outstanding

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!

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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!

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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!

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On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

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!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

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!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

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.

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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.

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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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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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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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