The tour guides were informative but the Academia tour did not work very well because the museum was very crowded. As a result, we had to wait for 45 minutes in que despite it being named "skip the line" and had also cut the actual visit time short by half.
The extensive degree of knowledge of the guides (they must follow a very rigurous course of study) provide an amazing wealth of information that puts this city's story in context.
Getting to know Tizziana and Irene in such a wonderful city. FIRENZE! They knew about everything and knew how to keep people expecting for more. Their stories, their enthusiasm were contagious.
La journée s'est très bien déroulée malgré une mésaventures de notre part (on était coincés dans les bouchons de Florence, puis on ne trouvait pas le parking réservé sur internet... donc on risquait d'être en retard). L'équipe de GET Your Guide a été à notre écoute et nous a aider à profiter de notre journée. Les deux guides très compétentes et très sympathiques.
This was billed as a full day tour of 7.5 hrs. In fact it was a morning tour of 3 hrs and a separate afternoon tour of 2 hrs. Yes a 2 hr break in the middle but wouldn't have thought that was part of it! That being said, the guides were excellent and gave us a whistle stop tour which laid the foundation for a much more in depth look at the art and buildings. Thanks
Je vous recommande fortement notre guide Sara Gazzeri, elle a su nous transmettre sa passion pour l'art florentin.
My daughter & I were kind of upset with our tour guide, Paul Costa, because he ruined every other tour for us! Haha! He was the BEST tour guide ever! He didn't just talk "at" us, but he pulled us all in & made learning fun & interesting. We actually retained much of what he shared with us. Visit him at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are lucky enough to have him for a guide you will not be disappointed.
We learnt so much about Florence in the renaissance age that we could not have known if it wasn't for the guides Agnese and Frederica. I had brought a Rick Steves book along and did some reading before going on tour. All I can say is that they know their history and more. You won't be disappointed if you want to look at some beautiful sights and get a crash course in Florence and Medici 101.