• Polaroid Photo Tour Florence

    Florence Highlights Tour

The Highlights Tour

Discover Florence’s hidden treasures on a walking tour with a vintage Polaroid camera and take home unique photo souvenirs that will last forever!

Use the calendar below to select your date and book online!

Highlights

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Duration

    180 Minutes

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Standard Ticket 59€

  • Booking

    Instant Confirmation

Instant Tours Florence – Explore Tuscany Vintage Style

Capture one of the most beautiful cities in the world on instant film

Equipped with an original Polaroid instant camera and a friendly local you will explore the rich artistic and architectural heritage of this Italian gem. With the help of our local partner Francesco you will be creating eight unique Polaroid souvenirs of your visit in Florence.

Explore the city’s “leather goods” neighborhood of San Lorenzo and the tailors district of Santo Spirito. Visit some of Florence’s most famous sights like the Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the Piazza Del Duomo.

On this walking tour you will wander through narrow streets that literally hold hidden treasures, get in touch with local activities at the Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo and see famous street art by artists like Clet and Blub.

Take home eight one-of-a-kind Polaroids from your sightseeing adventure in one of Italy’s most beautiful destinations.

Check out the tour itinerary for more info

EVERYTHING YOU

NEED TO KNOW

  • HOW TO BOOK YOUR TOUR:
    • Choose your date and time from the tour calendar.
    • Follow the booking process to book and pay your tickets online.
    • The booking and payment is processed by our partner FareHarbor. They charge a small booking fee in addition to the ticket price.
  • Payment options:
    • Credit cards
    • If you do not own a credit card but want to book a tour, just contact us at booking@instant.tours
  • Cut-Off Times: Tours can be booked online up until 24 hrs. prior the scheduled departure time. If a date has existing bookings it can be be booked up until 4 hours to the departure.
  • Short-Term Inquiries: If you like to join a tour within 24 hrs. to the departure just drop us a line. We try to make it happen: florence@instant.tours
  • Private Tours: You want to book a tour but cannot find a suitable date? Inquire via e-mail and we will try scheduling one.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs, call us at +39 347 843 70 26 or write an email to florence@instant.tours

We have planned a great tour for you. Exploring the area you’ll see:

  • Piazza Santa Maria Novella
  • Mercato San Lorenzo (Central Market)
  • Leather Goods market (San Lorenzo)
  • Piazza San Lorenzo
  • Piazza del Duomo –
  • Piazza della Repubblica (The Square with the Carousel)
  • Mercato del Porcellino
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • Piazzale degli Uffizi
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Standard Ticket includes vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR
  • No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film. Perfect for someone who wants to use their own camera or accompany someone on the tour
  • Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.

About 180 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Wednesday to Sunday. Please check the tour calendar for details.

No minimum group size. Average maximum group size is eight.

The tour is operated in English. However all tour guides speak Italian as well.

  • Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera for the duration of the trip
  • 1 Pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR
  • Introduction to instant photography
  • English speaking personal photo guide. Your guide is a Florence local who is happy to answer questions you have about Florence, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more. But please be aware of the fact that your guide is not a professional tourist guide. Therefore we do not provide oral historical information and context.
  • The No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cancellations: If you have to change or cancel a tour please let us know as soon as possible. Just write an email to booking@instant.tours. Within 48 hours prior your booked tours departure, we will refund you with the total amount paid.
  • Short-term cancellations (less than 48 hours before the tour’s departure): We will try to reschedule the tour with you. If we aren’t able to do so, a short-term cancellation will result in full payment of the agreed tour price for the scheduled time.
  • No-Shows: Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time. If you do not show at the meeting point within 15 minutes after the scheduled departure of your tour we consider you a no-show. This means that you might not be able to join the tour and no refund will be given. If you already know that you might not be on time, please contract us via e-mail or call your local tour host.
  • Changes: If you want to change the date and/or time of your trip you must contact us as soon as possible in writing at booking@instant.tours. We will try to reschedule your trip with you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this, as changes are subject to availability at the time.
  • Bad Weather: In most cases we meet you at the meeting point. There we will discuss our options, which are: rescheduling the tour, cancelling and refunding or running it anyway. In rare cases we cancel the tour beforehand by informing you via email and/or phone. If the tour you booked got cancelled due to bad weather we will try to reschedule it. In case the suggested options are not viable for you we will give you full refund.
  • For details please view our Terms and Conditions here

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Florence

We meet at the benches in the middle of the square or at ones on the side of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. This is where you’ll find your guide (having a Polaroid camera around his or her neck).

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence

Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time.

Ending Point

Ending Point Florence

Your tour ends at Piazza Santo Spirito. There, we will review your pictures, answer your questions about what to do in Florence, recommend places to eat and give tips on what to see and where to go.

Add even more fun to your tour! Choose between one or more of our awesome tour add-ons. Just add them during the checkout. You will receive your purchase at the tour!

Available at this tour:

  • Color 600 Film – Additional Polaroid Originals Color 600 film. 8 exposures per pack
  • Group Picture – Your guide takes a portrait or group picture for you to keep
  • Private Tour – Choose this option to make your tour a private one

OUR CUSTOMERS

TESTIMONIALS

“We really had a great time! Nora and Gilbert led us through a very well thought tour of the city and taking Polaroid pictures was extremely exciting.”
Fabio, Italy

Florence Highlights

“This was, by far, our favorite activity during our time in Vienna. Loved to show the vintage style pictures to my family and friends!”
Callie, USA

Florence Highlights

“I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I am a student and found the tour to be exceptionally well priced.“
Cassidy, Ireland

Florence Highlights

THE TOUR

IMPRESSIONS