Magic Miracles & Tricks

A historical walk of the city with a twist!

This private walking tour of the historical centre visits all of the most important sites, however, it concentrates a little less on the history of the monuments and more on the people who built them & the families who paid for them. We let the ghosts of the saints & sinners of the past speak & tell their stories, as we weave our way through medieval streets.

This tour is perfect for people who are new to Florence, or for those who have already visited the city but want to walk the old favourites, listening to the story behind the story….

Sites visited on the tour: Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Mercato Nuovo, Ponte Vecchio, Church of Orsanmichele, Palazzo Strozzi, Santa Trinita Church and more….

If you would add in a partiular site, museum or church, just let us know!

Meeting point:

The reception of your hotel if located in the historical centre.

Otherwise, an easy, centrally located meeting point will be established.

All tours that we organise are private. We do not organise group tours.

The 3 hour tour

225‚ā¨¬†¬†when you book for up to 5 people

255‚ā¨¬†¬†if you are booking for 6-9 people

285‚ā¨¬†¬†if your party is 10 or more people

ADMISSION FEES to sites not included in these prices. Admission fees to be paid on the day at the ticket office with guide.

If you decide to do a full day 6 hour tour

450‚ā¨¬†if you are booking for up to 5 people

510‚ā¨¬†when you book for 6-9 people

570‚ā¨ if your party is 10 or more people

There is a break for lunch in the middle of the tour. If interested, we will make a lunch reservations at a nice local place that we like. Guides do not stay for lunch.

ADMISSION FEES to sites not included in these prices. Admission fees to be paid on the day at the ticket office with guide.

*You may wish to make the full day 5 hours in length rather than 6hours and the price will be adjusted.

Entering the cathedral (duomo)

In the busy season there are long queues to enter the cathedral.

Licensed guides¬†have priority access and¬†do not wait in the queue (all of the Freya’s¬†Florence team have guide licenses)¬†however,¬†when with groups greater than¬†4people¬†the cathedral management has¬†ruled that¬†to access the priority line it is necessary for¬†each¬†person to have individual headsets so that the guide doesn’t raise their voice in the church.

Freya’s Florence¬†will book the headsets¬†in advance and they will be distributed at the¬†beginning of the tour and used¬†for the entire tour (not only the cathedral). The total cost is 25‚ā¨ for the¬†parties of 10people and less.

For parties greater than 10pax the cost of the headsets per person¬†is¬†2.50‚ā¨ for a half day tour and 4.50‚ā¨ for a full day tour.

Headset hire

Groups greater than 6 people will require headsets, necessary for most of the museums and recommended for city walks due to surrounding noise.

Freya‚Äôs Florence¬†will book these¬†in advance and they will be distributed at the¬†beginning of the tour and used¬†for the entire duration of the¬†tour. For parties of 10people and less the total cost for¬†a half¬†day tour¬†is 25‚ā¨ or for¬†a¬†full¬†day tour¬†the cost is 45‚ā¨.

For parties greater than 10pax the cost of the headsets per person¬†is¬†2.50‚ā¨ for a half day tour and 4.50‚ā¨ per person for a full day tour.

Payment

Payment for the tour can be made in cash at the end of the tour directly to the guide, or in advance via PayPal with an additional 4% to cover the PayPal fees.

Tours booked within ten days of the date of the tour must be paid in advance by PayPal.

Reduced ticket admission fees for under 18 years

Under 18 years are free to state museums (Accademia, Uffizi gallery, Pitti Palace, Bargello sculpture museum) however, an original passport is the necessary document to show as proof of age at the ticket office of each museum.

Ticket reservations are necessary ahead of time at the Accademia gallery, the Uffizi gallery and the Medici chapels¬†so as to avoid the very long lines of¬†unreserved visitors. Freya‚Äôs Florence will make these reservations when the sites are included in the tour itinerary. All visitors over 6 years old must pay the 4‚ā¨ for the reservation fee.

Under 6 years are not required to have a ticket nor reservation.

 

 

Dress Code

Shoulders need to be covered and clothing to the knee (shorts or skirt) when entering churches.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made less than 48hours prior to the tour start time require full payment.

Cancellations made within a week of your tour date will require half payment.