Essential Florence Accessible Private Tour

1This 3 hour Florence accessible private tour follows a step-free route toPonte Vecchio, Piazza dellaRepubblica, Loggia deiLanzi, and more! Discover the rich history of Florence through its wonderful architecture—the symbols and sculptures that tell the story of the city.

You will begin your accessible Florence tour by visiting the Column of Abundance in Piazza della Repubblica, where your knowledgeable guide will give you a historical introduction to the city. You will then stroll down the river to Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”), one of Florence’s most iconic sights, where merchants have been selling their goods since the 13th century! Along the way, you will also stop at the Mercato del Porcellino (“Piglet Market”) which features colorful vendors of leather bags, souvenirs, and items made of Florentine Straw.

The next stop will be outside Uffizi Palace and its fabulous narrow courtyard between Uffizi’s two wings. Just a few steps further will bring you to Piazza della Signoria, the centerpiece of the history and origin of the Florentine Republic. Here you will find Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air sculpture gallery housing stunning antique and renaissance statuary such as the Medici Lions, Perseus with the Head of Medusa, and the Rape of the Sabine.

You will end the tour at Florence’s Cathedral, the breathtaking Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore located in the Piazza del Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

First time visitors to Florence will love this Florence accessible private your, as it gives a wonderful overview of the vast and complex history of this beautiful city.

The Essential Florence Accessible Private Tour features:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
  • 3 hour walking/rolling tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide can push manual wheelchair users (depends on the total weight of the wheelchair plus wheelchair user)
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Florence!

 

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If you would prefer a longer tour that includes Uffizi Gallery, The Duomo, and Michelangelo’s David, we recommend the Highlights of Florence Accessible Private Tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Visual history of Florence told through hundreds of years of architecture
  • Column of Abundance
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Mercato del Porcellino
  • Uffizi Palace Courtyard
  • Piazza dellaSignoria, Florence’s political hub
  • Loggia deiLanzi, open-air sculpture gallery
  • Antique and Renaissance sculptures
  • Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore
  • Piazza de Duomo
  • Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower)
  • The Florence Baptistry

Accessibility Description

The Essential Florence Accessible Private Tour has a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it follows a step-free route and your guide can push manual wheelchairs. Your experienced guide will lead you along proven accessible routes so you won’t have to worry about getting around—just enjoy the city!

The picture on the left shows the curb cuts and mild cobblestones on the north end of Ponte Vecchio. The picture on the right shows the paved sidewalks on the south side of the bridge.

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The Loggia deiLanzi is shown in the image below on the left.

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Tour details

Tour duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 260 for 1 or 2 people, € 310 for 3 or 4 people, € 360 for 5 or 6 people. 
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
* €20 off if booked as part of an accessible Florence travel package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 9 am or 1 pm
Meet-up place: Accessible hotel lobby in Florence
Dress code: Covered shoulders and knees for interior church visits
Maximum number of people on tour: 9 total
Entrance tickets: Not included. Free for wheelchair users and their companion.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs.

 

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Read more:

Florence Accessible Travel – main page 
   Pros and Cons of Florence Disabled Access 
   11 Florence Wheelchair Travel Tips 
   11 Keys to Success for Florence Disabled Travel 
   Accessible Guided Tours in Florence 
   Accessible Shore Excursions from Livorno & La Spezia 
   How to get from Livorno to Florence with a Disability 
   Tuscany Accessible Van Transfers 
   Florence Mobility Scooter Rentals 
   Best and Worst Aspects of Disabled Travel in Italy 
   Top 10 Experiences for Disabled Visitors to Italy 
   12 Wheelchair Travel Tips for Italy 
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers 
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Florence Accessibility Guide by John Sage 
Florence Trip Planning by Sage Traveling – Travel with Ease!

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