Hear the legend of Porcellino boar, visit Florence Cathedral and see Palazzo Vecchio, Vecchio Bridge and more Old Town highlights on a private family tour of the City of Lilies. Optional: learn through play at the interactive Leonardo da Vinci Museum.

  • Make Florence’s history fun with a 5-Star Family-friendly Guide
  • Enjoy fun stories, riddles and activities for families and children
  • Admire the astonishing Florence Cathedral inside and out
  • See the famous Neptune’s Fountain, Porcellino boar and more
  • Play in the Leonardo da Vinci Museum with skip-the-line tickets (3-hour option only)

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  • 2 - 3 Hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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Make history fun on an exclusive walking tour of Florence with fun stories, tasks and activities for families with children! Explore the city with a passionate Private Guide to discover local legends and fairytales, and learn about historical figures who built this world heritage city. Let your kids experience the wonders of Florence!

Choose the 2-hour option to discover the best things to do in Florence for kids and families! The grand architecture and artistic heritage can be intimidating for the little ones, but our experienced local guides know how to show the magic of this city. Your walking tour will begin in the charming square in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and head towards Piazza del Duomo to see the symbol of Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire its outstanding facade and step inside to learn more about this iconic world heritage site.

Another point of interest will be the famous bronze bear statue known as Fontana del Porcellino, which is said to bring good luck to those who touch it. Your Private Guide will be more than happy to tell you the legend behind this old tradition, and also share myths about the ancient Roman gods and heroes. Highlights include the iconic Neptune Fountain and a replica of Michelangelo’s David in front of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. Nearby you will also find many monuments to great historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, and Galileo Galilei. The tour will end at the picturesque Vecchio Bridge overlooking the Arno River.

Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your family adventure with a visit to the fantastic Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence! It’s a great attraction for both adults and children, and skip-the-line tickets are included so you will not get bored waiting in the line. Inside you will see real size reconstructions of Leonardo’s innovative machines, some of which are interactive. Learn about the greatest Renaissance man through play and commentary from your Private Guide.

  • Private Family-Friendly Tour of Florence’s Highlights and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Free entry to Florence Cathedral (all options)
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum (3-hour option only)
  • Activities, tasks and stories for children of any age
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Leonardo da Vinci Museum (in 2-hour option)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the entrance to Hotel Santa Maria Novella, P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy. Please do not enter the hotel, it is only a meeting point and the staff is not informed about the tour.

Important information

What you should know

  • Check your email the day before the tour for important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option.
  • Free entry to Florence Cathedral (Duomo) is only for the main church, excluding the dome, baptistry, bell tower, museum and ancient basilica. The Cathedral can be visited every day between 10PM and 5PM but admission during masses and events is restricted. The line to enter can be more than 1 hour long
  • Our pre-booked tickets to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum allow you to skip the line at the ticket office but not at the entrance. Admission is for the interactive models museum at Via del Castellaccio, not the Leonardo Interactive Museum at Via de Servi.
  • 2-hour: for the best experience, we limit the group size to 1-25 guests per guide.
  • 3-hour tour only: due to the museum regulations, 1 licensed guide can lead a group of 1-20 people, so the price of the tour will be higher if you need more than 1 guide.