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

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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!

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

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 August 2015

This was an excellent tour. Frederica was our guide and made the tour interesting.
Well worth the price being able to skip the lines at the Duomo and especially at the Accademia Gallery to see David!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience and well worth the price! Our guide was very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great tour if you are looking for a half day tour of Florence. It covered the highlights we wanted and started early enough to avoid huge heat and long lines. Our tour guide was great as well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A must see tour for sure! Love it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent and informative tour from Emily.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really enjoyed the guide. Very informative and we had time to look about with out being rushed everywhere.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Walking tour was informative and covered all the major sightseeing points in the 3 hour period.
Would recommend this tour to anyone doing a short trip to Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A very thorough tour of the city and its history. Our tour guide, Emily, was very friendly and knowledge about the different artists and thinkers who made their mark on Florence and the rest of the world.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was great and the tour guide did a great job of sharing historical facts.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Giovanna was our tour guide - she was phenomenal and made the tour interesting for us and our two teenage sons. It was very hot and we were happy to have the afternoon tour. We had already seen the Duomo in the morning on our own, so the exterior only of the cathedral was perfectly ok with us. The group size was not too big and she kept the tour moving with good information about Florence history and sights. Would recommend

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