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Getdan7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable, a lot of walking but very nice.

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I pre-boooked the Academia and Uffizi tours and was very glad I had done so once I saw the size of the lines. The guides were exceptional! They not only spoke clear concise English, but they were both very passionate about art and Italian history.
Highly recommended!

teresa.rainbird

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

So very pleased we booked these tours, saved hours of queueing and was really informative. We also had free time in each venue to explore on our own. The art and suclptuary were amazing, seeing the David was quite a moving experience. Would highly recommend this booking.

jerry N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I travel a lot and this was a great experience. When i walked up to the entry, the guide asked if I was looking for Viator and then everything was taken care of. Il Davido is worth the trip to Florence..

Peg F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was amazing. The only thing was that the second half was a little too long because we were tired!

Mary Ann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Absolutely well worth the money. You skip the line and have a professional knowledgeable guide. Deborah at the Uffizi was fantastic.

Kathleen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Loved the tour, but perhaps in the future it can be done without knocking tourists.

reneemar32

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

There is so much to see in these places. We felt like our guides touched on the highlights and gave use interesting information. Then we were able to explore on our own.

Kim J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great tour. Very knowledable guide. Highly recommend!

BK

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Tour guides wee terrific, very knowledgeable. On time and efficient. Would use Viator again.

Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Tour fine.

Paula Jean H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Very nice tour! Both tour guides did a wonderful job and talked for the entire tour! Loads of information!
Really great!

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great tour. Got to see Michelangelo's David, and works by Da Vinci, Boticelli, Titian and Raphael. I was also very happy to see the first Stradivari Viola, circa 1716.

COLIN S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Very interesting trip. We found the stairs a bit taxing the day after climbing up the steps in the Duomo !

Janet O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

The guides were wonderful and also entertaining. There was so much to see that I'd like to
go back for more and maybe just wander now that I have an educated window into both the Uffizi and Accademia.

Richard A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Love the small tours. You guides are fantastic. The only thing I would change is that one group was about 1/2 hour late in coming to the meeting point. We should not have waited for them. Thank you.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Two amazing galleries in this package! Be sure to save additional time in your schedule to see more of the Uffizi gallery because there is soooo much there. Lots of walking with very knowledgeable guides. You will hear the guide better if you bring our own headset because the earbuds that are provided are not a very good quality.

JONATHAN D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This combined tour gave us two great, memorable tours in one day. Highly recommended! In the morning at the Accademia, our guide Antonio was articulate and witty, and very knowledgeable about art, especially Michelangelo. He kept us informed and entertained during the pre-entry delays. Once in the Galleries, he explained several of the major paintings and sculptures in the galleries before we entered the David Gallery. Instead of rushing us up to this magnificent sculpture, Antonio took time to describe Michelangelo's personality, beliefs and the fame he achieved during his long lifetime - this all helped interpret the unfinished Michelangelo sculptures of the Slaves, St Matthew and the Pieta that we passed on our the way to David. Again, Antonio took time to draw attention to some of the key details of this magnificent sculpture - and then he left us to admire this and other treasures in the Accademia - we were delighted by the gallery of plaster casts and the display of ancient instruments which housed, amongst other items, an early piano invented in Florence! and several violins and cellos by Stradivarius and Guaneri!.
Our Uffizi Galleries tour later in the afternoon was lead by Frederica, a charming enthusiastic art historian who was passionate about the major art-pieces she described to us as we toured the corridors and galleries of the Uffizi. There are so many to choose from, and so many highlights, but we felt the selection of key artworks was just right. Frederica's descriptions and explanations of each were excellent!
It was a delight seeing so many famous pieces and having them explained and described by such an enthusiastic, passionate art specialist.
Each of the two tours was excellent in its own right but, taken together, they provided an outstanding overview of some of the world's greatest works of art, especially when explained so ably by such knowledgeable guides. Highly recommended!

Andy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Amazing Tour!! The art will leaving you speechless. The Statue of David is a MUST SEE!!

Linda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was definitely one of my favorites... easy to navigate and so much to see! The Accademia and Uffizi are a must -- be sure to book a tour or plan to stand in line for hours, plus the tour guides are so informative! I loved the market place with all the leather goods and wine shops! We found language was not a problem. We had been warned of pick-pockets, but think if you're aware of your belongings it's not a problem .. don't look like an easy target! Overall, would love to travel there again!

Beverly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Excellent tour ESPECIALLY because very knowledgeable and charming guide in the afternoon, at the Uffizi!

Frances R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We had the best tour guide ever. He really did an excellent job,.

William R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great tour!!

M L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

first time visiting Italy. this was the highlight of my trip. Great guides and wonderful information.

Diane N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Florence was our favourite destination and we really enjoyed our tours of both the Uffizi and Accademia. There really no words to describe David and the rest of the treasures we saw.

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