Tourist Guides & Drivers in Italy
Competence, honesty and hard work are the rock base foundations of our business. Since 1990 our immediate success made our initial enthusiasm grow into a burning desire to share with people our passion for our homeland.
It is our purpose to provide you with that expertise and knowledge which will let your clients experience Tuscany, Florence and Italy with such an insight that only someone in profound love with his own country can fully communicate.
We think that one of the most valuable aspects of our job is the analysis of the clients interests and goals for touring Italy and Tuscany and that only in communicating with him, we will really understand what’s needed and wanted. We don’t want to just “sell tours”, we want to ensure “the right experience”. We think that Tourist Guide & Driver covers a strategic role in the group travel. An excellent Guide & Driver thanks to his/her knowledge and personality will inspire the group to the point when the trip can become unique experience.
The group travel is then a success and the travel agency is happy, the guests are happy, the guide is happy. The guide represents the community and country where he/she lives and promotes the destination. The guide is the representative of the journey, not only a source of knowledge, but also an actor and entertainer and he/she must be a professional!
Travel agency that chooses the right guide doesn’t have to worry about the trip. This is the reason Under The Tuscan Sun Tours was born: a pad that allows meetings between inspired travel agencies and tourist guides worldwide, improving communication between them and the quality of services for the success of both. We believe in quality of the services we provide, starting to give better reputation to tour guides. We ensure easier and faster contacts. For all tourism professionals who are inspired.
Chauffers and a Local Certified Tour Guides
The experts of Under The Tuscan Sun Tours are pleased to join you in the comfort of your vehicle for a Private Day outing with one of our entertaining and informative Driver Guides. A Driver Guide is the perfect compromise between a Chauffer and a Local Certified Tour Guide.
He is a very knowledgeable person, fluent in the language required, passionate about the culture of the country and its traditions and has in-depth local knowledge not available in any guide book. He will enrich the drive and the day with local history, suggesting the best places according to your specific needs, and will meet your wishes and expectations.
He will advise you on the highlights and how to best enjoy the sites on the itinerary so that you save time and effort. A Driver Guide cannot take clients into museums or churches, or give full local tours as this is the role of a local city or site guide but they will give you all of the background you need so that the drives are enlighenting and time is saved.
As Under The Tuscan Sun Tours is a fully licensed company, we are entitled to access any city that has a downtown “traffic restricted area.” This allows us to drop you off and pick you up directly where do you stay and in front of the most important sites without having to walk a mile or more from a parking lot.
An Official Licensed Tour Operator
As an official licensed tour operator accredited with the Museums of Florence, we enter via reserved privileged access. You will walk straight past the long general entry lines that wrap around the block. Why spend time waiting in line when you can walk straight into the Accademia & Uffizi Galleries?
Entrance Included in tour price, and we still cost less!
Tickets are pre-booked and pre-paid, the cost of the tickets and all related reservations fees are included in our price. No surprise extras. You can leave your cash at home.
Herds are for farmers
Our guides are tour guides, not sheep herders. Our Uffizi Tours are always limited to 20 people and our city walking tours are limited to 25 people in order to insure a more intimate visit, in which your guide can cater specifically to you.
Can you hear me now?
With all the hustle and bustle of Florence, we provide you with headsets, which enables your guide to communicate with your group while keeping their voice at a pleasant conversational level instead of lecturing or shouting.Headsets also mean you can get a little distance from your group – taking photos or spending an extra moment admiring the art – without getting lost.
(Never) lost in translation
We insure that our guides are all fluent and articulate English speakers – because we know that the stories and history they are sharing with you are what make your visit memorable,and we want to make sure you don’t miss a word.
Art History 101
You came to Florence to enjoy yourself, not to go back to school. Our guides make the city and its museums come alive, with plenty of anecdotes and background stories about the people behind the art and architecture, be they popes, dictators, painters or poets.
Under The Tuscan Sun Tours since 1990
This is your tour. No matter who you are, where you’re from, what you do – we make sure the tour is about YOU.
We see it all
Florence is an overwhelming city, we know you don’t have much time to “see it all” – so we designed this tour to visit all of the most important sites of Florence in a single day. Not only do we cover the Uffizi and Accademia (Michelangelo’s David) but we also introduce you to the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, Piazza Repubblica, Piazza Strozzi, Dante’s House, Michelangelo’s house, Market square and more…
Passion. Pure Passion.
We LOVE what we do. Our staff has a passion for the city of Florence that fuels our tours with enthusiasm and energy. We’re sure you’ll leave our tours feeling passionate, too!
There aren’t many guarantees in life, but why shouldn’t there be for your Under The Tuscan Sun Tour? For one thing, we’ll never cancel on you last minute – even if you are the only person booked on a group tour in the low season. Your ticket and skip the line entrance are reserved far in advance, so you can be sure they will be ready and waiting for you, along with your tour guide, on the date you booked.