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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Viator Exclusive: Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast

Be one of the first of the day to tour Florence’s Accademia Gallery, and finish with an Italian breakfast in a local cafe. It’s a Viator Exclusive tour that can’t be booked anywhere else! In a small group, limited to just 15, you’ll explore the famous gallery without the crowds, and learn about Michelangelo’s works from an art-historian guide. Swoon at the sculpture of ‘David,’ hear the history of ‘San Matteo’ and gain insight into the influential art of the Renaissance. 

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour exclusive, early access tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence, including breakfast at a nearby cafe
  • Enjoy crowd-free access to Michelangelo’s David with this Viator Exclusive, not available anywhere else
  • Learn about Michelangelo's works from an art-historian guide and see San Matteo, Palestrina Pietà and the Prigioni
  • Enjoy free time at the Accademia Gallery to see art by Botticelli and other Renaissance greats
  • End your tour with a delicious, traditional breakfast at a central Florence cafe
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people to provide a more intimate experience
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else — don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast

Enjoy a Viator Exclusive experience at the Accademia Gallery!

Make your own way to Florence’s Accademia Gallery to meet your art-historian guide. Luckily for you, your ticket allows you step straight inside the famous museum, skipping the long admission lines that form in high season. It’s a highlight of this Viator Exclusive, which is available nowhere else.

Among the first to enter, you’ll see the gallery’s highlights without the hordes of people that gather later in the day. Walk alongside your small group and guide to see notable Michelangelo works including Palestrina Pietà, Prigioni and San Matteo.

Learn about the artwork as you wander the halls of the gallery, and then stand in awe before the David — arguably Michelangelo’s most famous piece of work. Occupying a head-turning post under the gallery’s dome, David is often cited as the showpiece of Renaissance-era sculpture, and remains one of the best-known pieces of Western art in the world. 

Bid your farewells to David, and leave the gallery for a cafe in the heart of Florence where a typical Italian breakfast (strong coffee and sweeter-than-sweet pastries) awaits. Or, if you prefer, stay at the Accademia Gallery for a little longer to explore on your own and discover art by the likes of Lippi and Botticelli.

Customer Reviews

anna v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

the exclusive time we had we before the doors open to the public was worth it

John North United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We arrived for the tour and the queues were already forming down the street, In our group of 8 we had priority access to the gallery for approximately 20 minutes before others were allowed in - our guide was excellent and without her we definitely wouldn't have had the insight into not only 'David' but the other Michelangelo sculptures on view. Following the tour we spent some free time looking around the gallery before making our way to a very nice cafe' around the corner for our inclusive breakfast, I would definitely recommend this tour, especially as the queues were all around the block as we came out - Very worthwhile.

Warren S T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Early access is a must. We were inside before the public, and with the small group 15 we went straight to the Statue of David. What an awesome sculpture. Our guide sorry, I can't remember her name was great, and knew to get us straight to the Statue before the place filled up. The downside of having the uninterrupted time to view David, is that the rest of the works suffer in comparison. But they are still well worth the effort to hang around for as long as you can. Overall, a great tour.

Calvin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommend. We were there in early Sep 2015,met our guide and went in before regular ticket holders. The main attraction was the David sculpture of course, this was NOT a disappointment. Very enjoyable. Great guide.

pufferpro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an interesting tour and most WILL want to skip the enormous lines. We were allowed to stay behind and continue to explore other areas of the building after the specific tour and had a tasty light breakfast in a delightful indoor café in the next block.

janejchang23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

So worth it! To be able to walk in to see David and not have anyone there in your pictures...amazing! We had the space to ourselves for a good time and got to soak it in! FYI - the breakfast is continental - just coffee/croissant. Our tour guide was so informative and passionate that it made the tour very interesting.

Elizabeth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I booked this tour for myself and a friend. We arrived early and once I pulled out my paperwork to check the instructions a young woman came over and told us we were with her company. Shortly after that we were introduced to our guide Sylvia. We had a small group only 4 people. Sylvia's knowledge was amazing, I learned so much from her. It was great to get into the museum and see David before the crowds. I would highly recommend this tour. Easy to use and great guide!! Well done.

GEORGE R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Early access is the only way to go after seeing the long line of people waiting to get into gallery!!

Martha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved our Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast. We were the first tourists in the building and the first to see the statue of David. Our tour guide gave us about an hour of information on the David and other works in the Accademia and then we were free to explore the rest of the gallery on our own. We were then given a voucher for breakfast. It was a great beginning to our day.

paulette

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful experience! great guide! we were able to see the David and visit the gallery visit the gallery with no one around. Great breakfast!

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