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Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery before enjoying a 3-hour walking tour of Florence. Led by an expert guide, experience world-famous artwork and the Renaissance city’s top attractions, including the Florence Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. As you go, gain insight about Florentine art and architecture from your guide, with audio headsets provided so that you hear everything clearly. Numbers are limited to 25 on this tour to ensure a small-group experience. 

Highlights

  • 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

Begin your walking tour with skip-the-line entrance inside the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. Marvel at the lifelike contours of the 17-foot sculpture and see why this creation has become of the most iconic in the world.

Afterward, continue on a 3-hour walking tour of the city. Your guide will point out architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as provide historical commentary and local lore about the sites that you pass.

See the Florence Duomo, peering up at Brunelleschi’s Dome, the most famous structure in the Florentine skyline. Enter inside the impressive Cathedral to explore (entry may be restricted on Sundays and religious holidays) before admiring Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

Delve deeper into Florence’s rich history with a visit to the medieval Palazzo Vecchio and the Church of Orsanmichele to witness statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio. You'll also pass the grand exterior of the Uffizi Gallery, filled with Renaissance masterpieces from Botticelli, da Vinci and other greats.

Visit the former Ancient Forum, now Piazza della Repubblica. Don't forget to rub the nose of the legendary boar statute, il Porcellino, promising your return to Florence! Your tour will conclude in Lungarno, facing the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Customer Reviews

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Frederica, the tour guide, was personable and knowledgeable. The tour content was excellent.

Bkrane004

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Informative and comprehensive tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and most of all personable. Wonderful experience.

Mar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

If you're lucky to get Beatrice as your guide you will have the best tour ever! This wonderful lady, with her archeological and historical education, has a wealth of knowledge which she portrays in a lighthearted storytelling fashion. This was a vivid experience, not just a tour! Highly recommended for sure!

Camilo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Francesca thank you very much, everything was perfect

ABDULAZIZ A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing

Marie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour. Great guide. Well informed, moved the tour expertly through the very crowded streets and spoke English very well. We had enough time at each location and ended on time. Excellent value, highly recommend.

Savvy Traveller

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour by very engaging and informative guide - thanks.

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Elisa, our guide, was informative and funny. She knew her art history and even had wonderful anecdotal stories about the Renaissance period! Definite must-do!!

Michel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very interesting

Jackie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very informative

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