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

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

Skip the crowds and see the best of Florence on a 3-hour walking tour with priority admission to the Accademia Gallery. Led by an expert guide, explore the architectural gems of the Renaissance city while learning about important Florentine figures, such as the poet Dante Alighieri and the Medici family. Afterward, skip the long lines at the Accademia and head straight inside to witness Michelangelo’s ‘David’, as well as other impressive works of art. This tour is limited to 14 people to keep the experience intimate.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Renaissance Florence walking tour including Accademia Gallery
  • Stroll around Florence’s historical center with an expert local guide
  • See top Florence attractions such as the Ponte Vecchio and Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Skip the line to the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia)
  • Learn about famous Michelangelo sculptures like David and Pigrioni
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Florence is a city full of art and history! This tour offers a great introduction to it, and after your 3-hour tour, you won’t want to leave.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

Learn about the sights in Piazza della Signoria!

Your tour will begin in Piazza Strozzi in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and hit the streets with your small group.
Head first toward the historic Ponte Vecchio, stretched over the Arno River. Your guide will point out the Vasari Corridor overhead, the city’s secret passageway. Constructed in the 16th-century by Cosimo I, the corridor once allowed members of the Medici family to travel stealthily through the city. Today, it houses one of the world's most impressive collections of self-portraits. 

Continue through the old neighborhood of poet Dante Alighieri and the bustling Piazza della Signoria, where the Palazzo Vecchio sits. Stroll past the prominent Uffizi Gallery, which hosts some of the most famous Renaissance artwork, before making your way to the Florence Duomo. Admire Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

After exploring the city by foot, head straight inside the Accademia Gallery, skipping the long lines with a priority access ticket.

Michelangelo is the focal point of the Accademia, and your guide will take you through some of his most important works on display. Admire the unfinished sculptures, San Matteo and Prigioni, before making your way to the iconic David. Examine the lifelike contours of veins and muscles, crafted from Carrera marble.

Your guide will part ways with your group after passing David, but you can continue exploring the gallery at your own pace for as long as you’d like, admiring works from Botticelli, Orcagna and more.

Customer Reviews

Sharon Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a fabulous tour! Antonella was sensational! As we walked through the streets she gave a very unique perspective and history on the changing of the people, the buildings and the culture throughout the centuries of this ancient but yet still so beautiful city! She even recommended trying the traditional Florentine street food, lampredotto, although a very different food selection, I was not disappointed! Thank you for contributing to the wonderful memories made while visiting!!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had very limited time in Florence and so this CRASH tour was ideal. In December there are fewer tourists and so we were not shoulder to shoulder with the mobs that can be in Florence.

ronrun5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great guide who showed us many new things even after living in Florence for a year!

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was my first tour with Viator. Our guide was excellent, and I learned a lot about Florence, even after 5 previous visits. Our guide had much interesting information to share. The size of the group was just right. I will book with Viator again.

Lee A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip. Saw everything we wanted to see which was a lot. Easy pace and very informative. Great back ground history to put everything in perspective.

MariaLucia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Katerina, was knowledgeable, organized and answered all questions! !
Next time we visit Florencia, we will surely book her for another tour!!

Carole M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We loved this tour with Barbara, she was so knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. We were a group of 3 and would definitely recommend this tour.

Frank

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour . Wonderful guide and so knowledgeable. Definitely do. David and history of Florence is amazing

Janice C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful, had a marvellous guide, Antonella, who showed us both the expected and unexpected. The highlight of our stay.

Angelo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent job done by our guide, Antonella!!!! She is phenomenal!

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