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Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours

Piazza della Repubblica | And various locations, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 328 965 3558
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Best tour guide anywhere in the world

We had an amazing tour yesterday with Paul Costa of the statue of David and other works in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris_Jacobs43
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Santa Barbara, California
None better!!!

Since we had a group of 15 family members, we booked a private Florence walking tour with Paul... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin W
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Temecula, California
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Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty, Radio KISS 108 & NECN TV host Billy Costa and thousands of travelers of Royal Caribbean, Disney, Oceania, Seven Seas, Carnival, Seabourn & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designing every tour to suit the expectations of each couple, family or group has made lifetime memories for thousands of tourists.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza della Repubblica | And various locations, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing tour yesterday with Paul Costa of the statue of David and other works in the Accadamia galley as well as sites through Florence. Paul is extremely knowledgeable and funny. He can answer any question. I can’t imagine seeing the museum on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we had a group of 15 family members, we booked a private Florence walking tour with Paul. His knowledge and enthusiasm for this amazing city is infectious! We learned about history, paintings, architecture, culture and so much more without a single boring moment. He...More

Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Florence with our adult children, our tweens and our parents. Most of our group have been to Florence before and have seen the highlights - but never like this! Paul has an amazing way of bringing this beautiful the city to life -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no better way to explain our tour of Florence with Paul Costa. He is the best of the best. We found out about Paul through a friend and we were told great things. We looked him up on Trip Advisor and saw nothing...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 6 took 3 excursions from our cruise ship in Italy, all through Tuscan Tour Guide. All 3 tours were wonderful! Drivers were all professional and got us to our destinations in comfort and on time. All 3 of our tour guides were...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paul was fantastic. We spent several hours walking Florence. Paul knows his stuff and did a great job educating the adults and keeping 5 teenaged girls engaged. Paul also assisted us with various transportation requests all over Italy and all were flawless and timely. I...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The personalized tours Paul scheduled for us in Venice, Bologna and Tuscany were OUTSTANDING!!!! The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and fun!!!! We will be using Paul again with no hesitation!!!! We had only 8 days and because of his excellent planning, we saw...More

Thank Paula W
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

If you ever find yourself in Florence, Italy, and in need of a tour guide, please contact my new friend Paul Costa. He’s an expert...and he is FUN!!!! Great find!! #tuscantourguide

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Paul brought to life the unvarnished story of the Medici family, and the interplay between guilds, religion, politics and infrastructure. He made it relatable for our younger daughters (age 9 and 11), including them in the conversation instead of just speaking to the adults. Our...More

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This was the best education tour i have ever been on, he made history so i teresting to learn and absorb. So full of energy. Highly recommend his for any tour he provides.

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brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Amy G
12 July 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hi, I'm sold out July 31 but can have a guide from my team do the Florence tour. Are you available on Fri July 30?
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Sanjiv W
11 June 2018|
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Response from mikechap1 |
Paul, Are you available on July 2nd (Monday) to lead a private walking tour of Florence for 3 english speakers? We are fit and looking for 2-4 hours. Thank you. Mike C
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Erin P
28 May 2018|
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Response from paticax | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry for the delay... it was the same process. Everything went fine. It was a little daunting to carry a lot of cash around. When we book a last minute day trip through Tuscan Tour Guide we were able to pay the... More
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