Guided tour

Boboli Garden: Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: StarFlorence

Boboli Garden: Guided Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence
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From US$ 57.86 per person

Boboli Gardens is more than just an Italian-style garden, it is a place of historical importance for Florence. With this tour you can explore and learn it's secrets with a expert local guide.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of the Toyal Boboli Gardens in Florence
  • Stroll through acres of gardens, trees, fountains and terraces with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn the history of the 16th-century gardens behind the Pitti Palace
Full description
Visit the green oasis in the center of Florence, a marvelous design by Niccolò Tribolo and later featured by Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Bernardo Buontalenti in 16th-century. Your tour guide will meet you in the Piazza Pitti or the Pitti Square right in front of the Central Gate, before unveiling the history of the Boboli Gardens and how it was designed. The tour starts from the central Gate of Palazzo Pitti, and the guide will give an explanation of the Palazzo Pitti while walking you towards the gardens. You can only get to know these details from a professional and local guide who is has a profound knowledge of all the small details. You can take a relaxing walk through this amazing open-air museum, full of fountains, temples, beautiful caves and sculptures (Michelangelo, Giambologna) and many more. Walk with your guide and admire its masterpieces like the Grotta Grande, the Amphitheater, the Viottolone and the Isolotto, the Knights Garden and the Kaffehaus and enjoy a spectacular view of Florence. Before the tour ends, don't forget to ask your guide for any additional questions you may have and at the end of the tour you may stay some time in the garden at your leisure, making it more memorable.
Includes
  • Ticket with reservation
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund).
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions (if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund). The gardens do not operate on days with heavy rain.
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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La nostra guida, Ivano, è stata davvero brava. Ci ha portato in giro per tutto il giardino, raccontandoci storia e aneddoti che, girando da sole, non avremmo mai apprezzato e scoperto. Peccato per il tempo ridotto, solo 1 ora non è sufficiente per apprezzare bene tutto. Noi infatti abbiamo sforato di 15 minuti, nonostante Ivano andasse a passo sveltissimo. Il giardino è equiparabile a 40 campi da calcio, ora non dico bisogna girarlo tutto, ma un paio d'ore permetterebbero di apprezzarlo maggiormente. Soprattutto perché, a fronte di un biglietto di entrata di 10 euro a testa, noi abbiamo pagato in tutto 50 euro a persona, e sarebbe stato apprezzabile avere un po di tempo in più dedicato. Per il resto, la visita guidata la stra consiglio perchè senza davvero non si capisce nulla e si finisce solo per stare "a pascolare" senza un senso in un giardino stupendo, pieno di storia.

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May 30, 2022

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Superb visit that we made with a guide who spoke French! A little extra: we did the tour that my mom and I prefer because the guide prefers! Instead of an hour, the visit lasted 2h45! The gardens are magnificent and the history even more beautiful!

April 18, 2022

Beautiful park! We visited it on a rainy but still fascinating day! The guide was very good at telling and describing the history, works and layout of the park. She was very good at arousing the interest of my little daughters !!!

January 10, 2022

Product ID: 175980