4.5 star rating: Recommended 471 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery and Duomo. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was an excellent tour. Angela was our guide and she was very enthusiastic about her tour. Learnt lots .Would have been great to do this tour earlier in our stay. Presented with passion and humour - thoroughly enjoyed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Enjoyed the walking tour of Florence. If you are new to the city, I would highly recommend. It allowed us to get our bearings and a good feel of the city. The guide was informative and we learned a lot about the history. It also gave us direct entry into the Duomo and Accademia Gallery as opposed to waiting on lengthy lines, as it was the height of the season. I liked that we were outfitted with headsets so that we could hear the guide clearly even when we were not standing right near her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide, Patricia, was warm, engaging and knowledgeable throughout the entire tour. For first-time visitors to Florence, a tour like this really helps you get your bearings and get to know the city through its chaotic streets and buildings.

We walked through the beautiful piazzas and squares, but the best part of the tour was the ability to cut through the endless lines to enter the Galleria dell'Academia and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You will definitely want to skip the lines because start times are not habitually followed here in our our experience and a skip-the-line pass prevents you from standing in lines for hours. Granted, there was still a line to the Galleria, but it was 20 minutes in comparison to the 3 hour one across from us.

Overall, we'd recommend this tour to anyone. If you can, ask for Patricia--she's fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Loved it! Don't miss this experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, we saw so much. We went on the first Sunday so didn't get to see David but as we already knew this in advance it was fine we'd nipped in to see him earlier! Worth making this more obvious on the website as a few others were disappointed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour guide was great!! Very extensive tour.....make sure you wear your walking shoes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Paul, our tour guide, was the best guide we've had in 3 weeks in Europe on this trip. He was entertaining and educational, and gave insight and meaning to the many things we were seeing. I had been to Florence before, but now I get so much more! The skip the line part didn't work so well getting into the Accademia to see the David, but Paul spoke to someone after we had been waiting for some time, and then we got right in. The Duomo was closed due to it being a Florentine holiday -- would have been nice to know when we booked it. Aside from those two negatives, it was a great tour, and we certainly recommend Paul as a guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour, get to see the highlights of the city and our guide Frederica was very knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was everything and more. Fantastic tour guide gave us every we needed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Vanessa was great held focus and fun for whole time

Daryl
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Good tour. And skip the line is definitely worth it. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. If you are going to Florence I would highly recommend this tour and company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a very good tour and our guide, Frederico, was very nice and informative. I do recommend this tour. It is not too long or too short.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was really good that we got to enjoy the Accademia in the morning when it was not too busy! Guide was really good too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Chiara was an excellent tour guide! She was very fun, pleasant and knowlegeable. The sights covered and time spent at each one was just right for this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Wonderful! In fact, so good we did it and then booked our adult kids on it. Great start to touring Florence. Our guide, Kate was so knowledgable and interesting! And with so many tourists in town, skipping the line was so necessary!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The guide knew her subject and provided a good overview of the Galleria, the Duomo, and quite a number of the buildings and churches in the historic area. It was an excellent introduction to Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

this was a nice overview of the city highlights on our first day.. Fredericka pointed out lots to see and do the academia and statue of david was wonderful!!! we loved it. skipping the line there is the only way to go as the line was amazingly long. we learned a lot about the statue and michaelangelo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The guided tour through Florence was amazing. Frederico was very informative and you could tell he has passion for explaining the history to tourists.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Paul Costa was our tour guide, information and facts were1st Class , a very good guild very clear and understood every word, my sister and myself were very pleased we had someone we could understand.
We love Florence staying at Hotel Pendini a very enjoyable 6 days.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The tour was very good and guide William very informative and polite
thanks Krystyna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Paul was very engaging and informative. Well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Before our trip to Italy we were advised to book a tour for the popular sites so as to Skip the Line. So we did.

We are so glad that we did because not only did we get to see the places that we wanted to see and take a few hundred photos, we were privileged to have Angelo as our guide. He was key for us in seeing the picture and story behind the art and the places we visited. The tour would have been more that worth the money with a brand new person, but Angelo made this an experience that we will not forget. He told us the story and history behind what we were looking at and also gave us the Italian view of the history of the times.He made this a real bargain!!!

Don't even hesitate if you are on the fence on this one. We would take to same tour again if we ever get back to Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Wow! I was a little leery when we started out because at first it seemed would duplicate things we learned and saw on our Dan Brown tour, but our tour guide -- Paul -- was probably the best tour guide I have ever had. He really made the history come alive. I mean, I've seen the David several times before, but never did I see it the way Paul had us see it. This was easily the best tour I have ever taken. If I could give 10 stars I would!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The tour guide was very engaging and bubbly. It made a potentially boring walking tour into a very delightful overview of the city, the Medici family, politics, economics and of course the arts. She sounded like an art student or even teacher since she made the people looking at an artwork to think and be involved with the image. Two thumbs up!

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