Tour code: 3731BESTFLR
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

Accademia Gallery

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

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great introduction to the city ! Our guide Angelo was very informative and entertaining . He was very knowledgable and you could see that he really cared about what he was doing . I would highly recommend this tour and if you have the option ask for Angelo .

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Angelo Espisito was extremely knowledgeable and very funny. I would strongly recommend it

Christine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Interesting guide, kept our attention. Pity it was the patron saint's day and we couldn't go inside the Duomo. Guide Angelo kept to time and found us some shady spots in the heat, He included an extra- a visit to the Ponte Vecchio as we managed to get into the Accademia unexpectedly quickly, and also gave us recommendations for a cheap and good cafe. Well done!

Antoinette B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide yesterday was Paul who was very engaging and informed about all of Forentine history and art. He really helped us understand the timeline of events leading up to and after the Renissance period and how to understand what a sculptor wants you to see when you look at David. Worth the money!

Martin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide, Paul Costa, was extraordinary!

Ericka Anna A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

i recommend this tour to those who want to see the best of florence but don't have a love of time to spend in this lovely place.

Cassidysun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was great!

Craig C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Best tour we ever went on!! Our guide was amazing. Loved it. Our 5 year old was even captivated by the story telling and theatrics of our guide for 2 hours!!

Viator Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour. Ciarra did a great job of guiding us through Florence. Her bubbly personality added charm to the rich history she provided about the amazing sites in Florence.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was very knowledgable and pleasant. Wonderful skip the line tour.

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