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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Dig into the history of the Tuscan capital in a way the whole family will enjoy with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Florence for families. Join a kid-friendly guide as you explore Santa Croce, the San Lorenzo Market, the Porcellino, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Keep kids engaged with interactive games and activities.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Florence for families
  • See the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and more
  • Visit the San Lorenzo Market
  • Keep kids entertained with interactive tools your kid-friendly guide brings
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Entrance fees to various museums and sites
Piazza di Santa Croce , Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Point: Piazza Santa Croce below the statue of Dante in front of the church. Tour guide will be holding a sign with your name. Address: Piazza Santa Croce Florence Return point: San Lorenzo Market

Piazza del Mercato Centrale , Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Meet your guide in the Piazza Santa Croce to begin your fascinating and fun tour of Florence for families and children. Your kid-friendly guide will keep younger minds engaged with interactive activities using iPads, flash cards, and other tools

Follow your guide through the historic center of Florence to see the ancient Ponte Vecchio, the most famous bridge that crosses the Arno River. See the sculptures in the open-air loggia on one side of the Piazza della Signoria. Admire the Palazzo Vecchio, where the Medici family once lived, and the Uffizi Gallery, which was once the Florentine government offices.

Visit an outdoor market and rub the nose of the boar statue – the Porcellino – for good luck. See the Piazza della Repubblica and visit Florence's magnificent Duomo. Learn about the miracle of architecture that is Brunelleschi's dome over the cathedral.

Finish your tour in the bustling San Lorenzo Market, where you can continue checking out the food stalls or stop for lunch at the end of the tour. Taking this tour early in your Florence visit means you'll get great tips and information for the rest of your stay.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Raphael Tours in Florence
Raphael Tours in Florence
Stop At:  
Piazza Santa Croce
Enjoy a 2.5 hour engaging walking tour for families and kids through the streets and squares of Florence with an expert guide who will explain you the history of the city and show you the wonders of the Renaissance in a journey through the key masterpieces of the Florentine architecture. You will meet in Piazza Santa Croce where the church containing Michelangelo's tomb is located.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ponte Vecchio
You will be exploring the city center, stop on the Ponte Vecchio bridge, feast your eyes on the heart-stopping view over the hills that circle Florence. Your family will play games, trivia, treasure hunt: you will have a lot of fun!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza della Signoria
Then you will walk by the Town hall and the spectacular Loggia in Piazza della Signoria; this is the  political heart of Florence. On one side, you will enjoy the renowned Uffizi Gallery, once the Great Duke’s headquarters, then admire Palazzo Vecchio, the historic seat of the Florentine Government. Your kids will be fully engaged and will love the experience with our local guide!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontana del Porcellino
The tour continues to the old market where you will play with good luck Porcellino. It's time for a gelato stop!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
You will see Piazza della Repubblica and visit the magnificent Duomo square. The church features perfectly preserved, unique marble engravings, and the Brunelleschi’s Dome above all, a miracle of architecture, symbol of the Renaissance movement in Florence due its daring design and even more challenging realization.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercato Centrale
The walking tour ends at San Lorenzo Market, where you can have lunch or enjoy the colorful stalls. It is strongly suggested to take this tour on the first day of your stay in Florence and not to take any other tour the same day. Kids get easily tired and so do parents sometimes after such this rich and comprehensive experience. The whole family will love it.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Recommended for child aged 5 and over
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Sightseeing Tour for Kids & Families?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Florence Sightseeing Tour for Kids & Families.

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  • "We recommend this tour to anyone with kids because regular walking tours can get boring for them." See review
  • "We really recommend this tour to other families with young kids like ours." See review
  • "A great walking tour of Florence for adults and kids." See review

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star-5
Great way to experience Florence with family.
Keviin_D
, Jul 2022
Illaria was truly amazing. She kept our children engaged and interested during the entire experience. She had both great energy and patience. Highly recommend for anyone traveling with kids.
star-5
Great family walking tour of Florence
Elizabeth_K
, Nov 2021
Julia was a great tour guide. She engaged our kids the whole time. She knew the city so well from the well-known sites to fun facts and things we would’ve never noticed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent guide for kids!
Christopher_L
, Feb 2020
Our guide was amazing with our 6 and 7 year old kids! She brought us around the small town of Florence and showed us the sights. No part of the tour brings you into any buildings, museums, or cathedrals. It's a good tour to start your Florence vacation with, because it gives you an idea of what you'd like to see more of later.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Thanks Rachele!
Alex_H
, Jan 2020
My girls loved their adventure through Florence with Rachele! She was patient, kind, and fun with my 4 and 1 year olds. We had the best gelato too! We recommend this tour to anyone with kids because regular walking tours can get boring for them. This was something extra special that allowed the adults to see the city as well.
star-5
Family tour in the center of Florence
Redin_S
, Sep 2019
Our three kids loved the tour! Ilaria Perini (our guide) was great, she caught their attention, and the kids enjoyed the whole tour ( although of different age 4, 7 and 12 years old). From the moment we met her, we felt welcomed and in a friendly environment. The scenery was beautiful and we got a lot of new information (although we had previously visited Florence). We really recommend this tour to other families with young kids like ours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome Tour of Florence for the Whole Family
mattyly0ns
, Jul 2019
We did a 2 and half hour walking tour with Giulia. She was sensational! Dynamic, informative and lovely with our children (12, 9 & 5). Highly recommend this tour for the whole family. 5 stars!!!
star-5
Perfect Afternoon!
Tiffany_E
, Jun 2019
We have 4 girls (ages 5, 9, 9 and 11) and we met Rachelle for this tour at 2 in the afternoon. This was the first thing we did when we got to Florence, and it was a great way to start our visit. The tour was private, with just our family. Rachelle showed us all the popular spots and gave us plenty of time to see what we wanted to. She was great with the kids of all ages. She took our 5 year olds hand while walking to make sure there were no incidents with cars, but talked to the other kids at their more grown up level. She did a great job using the points system to keep the kids entertained and to create a little friendly competition between parents and kids. I loved that the points sort of recapped and ensured they soaked in the history. They were so interested in the history that they even forgot about the points at some times. I definitely recommend this trip. I loved where it ended, leaving us easy access to the leather market and to eat at San Lorenzo, but we were also able to walk back to the Duomo for our 6pm tour there.
star-5
A great walking tour of Florence for...
Sanjay M
, Aug 2018
A great walking tour of Florence for adults and kids. Rachele did a great job pointing out little details and involving the kids throughout the tour... and even more impressive was able to keep our band together through the massive tourist season crowds
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Finally a tour that my child was...
Laurie_S
, Jul 2018
Finally a tour that my child was excited about! It made a big difference to have a tour leader who knew how to engage and interact with a child! Rachele was very energetic, and my daughter had fun following her clues! I definitely recommend this tour for families with kids. The only difficulty we had is that we thought the tour would end in the San Lorenzo market. We didn't end up there, however. I asked the tour leader how to get there, and she pointed the direction out, but we ended up getting really lost. I wish she had taken us there. The tour ended early, so I am not sure why the tour leader did not walk us to San Lorenzo market. Other than that issue, the tour was great!
star-5
Fun Florence Tour with Valeria
Michael O
, Jun 2018
Our first visit to Florence as a family and the kids really enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Valeria, was full of good energy, humor and knowledge and kept the kids really engaged throughout the 2.5 hour tour. Thank you!
star-1
Our children are teenagers and were...
Maliza J
, Apr 2018
Our children are teenagers and were made to feel unwanted by the guide who made comments when we first met such as they are not kids and by not providing a clip board to my kids for the scavenger hunt. As indicated when I booked, my kids were 13 and 15. There was no indication that this would not be appropriate for them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We had an amazing tour guide our...
Sandra K
, Nov 2017
We had an amazing tour guide our little girls of 4 and 5 had a blast! Best way to see Florence! :
star-5
We had an amazing time with Martina...
Milena O
, Oct 2017
We had an amazing time with Martina. She was great with our kids and we learned so much about Florence! This is a great tour to book if you have school age children with you.
star-5
Martina was a wonderful guide. She...
adam w
, Sep 2017
Martina was a wonderful guide. She kept our three kids, ages 10,9, and 6, engaged and interested for 2 hours. We saw all the major sites and more importantly learned something interesting about each one. Highly recommend Martina!
star-5
We absolutely loved it! We did a...
Melissa G
, Aug 2017
We absolutely loved it! We did a private family tour and Giovanna was our guide. She was fantastic. Both kids age 7 and 12 were fully engaged even though our little one wasn't feeling well, she still wanted to complete her games with Giovanna. It was an easy walking tour, even in 100 degree weather. The adults even learned a lot about the history of Florence, which has so much history and incredible beauty. Giovanna texted the day before the tour to touch base, which was helpful in connecting at our meeting place the following day. The tour was a highlight of our week in Tuscany. Thank you!
star-5
Emilia, our guide, was very...
Robyn B
, Aug 2017
Emilia, our guide, was very knowledgable, friendly and fun. Our kids really liked her as well. We all learned a lot and Emilia had so much more to teach. She is one of the best guides we had. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for everything, Emilia! Love from Toronto.
star-5
Our tour guide, Vanessa, was very...
Claire O
, Aug 2017
Our tour guide, Vanessa, was very knowledgeable and interesting. It was difficult to keep the kids together so many people but we rallied around them and kept them focussed.
star-5
Great tour for family with kids on...
THI N
, Aug 2017
Great tour for family with kids on 24/7/17 My three children age between 5 to 10 enjoyed the tour very much Highly recommended Lan and Cain Kennedy from Sydney
star-5
The tour guide Martina was wonderful...
Meenakshi T
, Jul 2017
The tour guide Martina was wonderful with kids. She kept my kids aged 8,11 years old, fully engaged and occupied. It was lovely to have her explain to us about the main attractions and take us around. She was a star. Do ask for her if u choose this tour.
star-5
Super fun tour. Giovanna was...
Natalia S
, Jul 2017
Super fun tour. Giovanna was amazing. She kept my kids entertained. We had a great time

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