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

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

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

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide was the best we had in our entire trip! He was informative, entertaining, funny and extremely helpful. My wife and I would recommend this tour above all others.

Jessica A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely loved this tour, we learned so much and it was so fascinating. I can't remember her name right now but our guide short female with curly brown hair that she says is not natural but the result of a permanent: was incredible. She was funny, smart, interesting, and answered all of our silly questions. Beautiful tour of a beautiful city.

Douglas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour.

Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Angelo was an excellent guide - highly recommended. Angelo's English was excellent and he had a wonderful sense of humour. He has a great passion for Florence and it's history.

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Definitely worth the money. Skip the lines were awesome, and our tour guide Angelo was passionate about his home country of Italy. The tour was fast paced, back with knowledge.

Ruth D W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

AMAZING tour! We lucked out and had a PHENOMENAL guide Paul Costa. So informative and fun! The best tour of our Italy trip--hands down!

Eric B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A wonderful tour, with a passionate guide whose knowledge brought new awareness and appreciation.
Definitely a must if you are in Florence!

Mary V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A highly enjoyable walking tour. We stayed just 2 blocks from the Duomo and joining the tour was easy access for us. The tour guide was wonderful and gave a lot of information about the history of Florence and the buildings. I highly recommend taking the tour!

Patricia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour guide. She was so informative. We really didn't want the tour to end ! Would highly recommend.

RUDOLPH V. J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Enjoyed our tour and she was able to answer all our questions, never felt rushed.

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