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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery and Duomo

Take a small group tour of the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David and afterwards enjoy your walking tour of Florence. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people ensuring you'll receive personalized attention and audio headsets guarantee that you'll hear the guide clearly. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line at the Accademia Gallery!


  • Immerse yourself in the best of Florence on a comprehensive three-hour walking tour
  • Personalized small group (maximum 25 people)
  • Skip-the-line entry into Accademia Gallery included
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Square then rub il Porcellino's nose for luck
  • Visit the spectacular Duomo
  • Expert art history commentary from your guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly

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What You Can Expect

Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery  and Duomo

Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery and Duomo

Delve into the historic center of Florence on a three hour walking tour including Accademia Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Uffizi Square. Your local guide will identify architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras as you stroll the timeless streets of Florence.

Start your tour bypassing the line with your skip-the-line ticket into the Accademia Gallery and marvel at Michelangelo's 17 foot David.

Dominating the Florentine skyline, Brunlleschi's imposing Duomo never fails to impress. Enter inside the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Restrictions on entry to the Cathedral may apply on Sundays and religious holidays. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo.

Learn about the fascinating history of Florence from your guide as you visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues and glorious fountains. Then, make your way towards the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head to the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio.

Visit the former Ancient Forum, now Piazza della Repubblica and a popular meeting place for writers and artists. Make sure to rub the nose of legendary il Porcellino' the boar, so that you may one day return again to Florence! Your tour finishes in Lungarno, facing Ponte Vecchio Bridge.

Please note: The 4:30pm Departure will take you to visit the same sights that you will visit in the morning but quieter to make your experience more special. However, the Duomo won't be visited inside as the Cathedral is closed. A detailed exterior visit of the Duomo will be given instead.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour even during the rain. Seeing David was the highlight and walking right past very long lines almost made me feel guilty for the crazy people who didn't book the same tour we did. Viator, thank you for working with the local tours to be certain to have such knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Chiara was our guide and she was great - very friendly, knowledgeable and her english was easy to understand. Highly recommend this tour for an overview of the best of Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour with a great guide - she spoke excellent English. Saw all the main sites and of course the statue of David was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I would recommend this tour for anyone traveling to Florence for the first time. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was easy to understand, too. We were able to see everything without waiting and learned so much about the city. We went on a morning tour so had time in the afternoon to circle back and see other sites. One tip - bring your own ear pods as the ones provided by the tour group were very uncomfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great intro to Florence. Seeing David was wonderful, as well as the Duomo. Florence is not nearly as large as Rome, but it was great to have someone show you around to really get your bearings. The guide was well informed and energetic. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and kept things moving throughout the city and various landmarks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour and tour guide was fabulous, as was David and all the other sculptures. I'd recommend this 1/2 day tour with the Uffizi to get a taste of the history of Florence and the fabulous art.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Jennifer was wonderful. She was interesting, knowledgeable, and personal. She was also funny and made this tour and great experience! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. She gave us a great deal of information about all the sights as well as much needed information about the locals and lifestyles of the area. She was excellent.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! Amazing history!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We visited Florence on a very hot busy day. Sarah our guide was brilliant, she was extremely knowledgable and passionate about her city. We all learnt a lot, and considering the crowds, I think she did extremely well. I would thoroughly recommend this tour for the history.

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