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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. 


  • 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

Linda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My guide was lovely. She really made the offerings in the museum come to life. It was a memorable tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a wonderful day! This was our first day in Florence so it set the tone for our entire trip. We were met in front of the Academia by our guide and were able to enter swiftly and efficiently. After a few short moments discussing some of the other art in the entryway we got to turn the corner and see the David. Our guide had lots of good information to share. It might have been nice to have a few moments to take pictures before many others entered the gallery before the information was given, but it was still just a great experience. Afterward we took our vouchers and had croissants and coffee at a nearby cafe. It was nice to have early access and a peek at the beautiful art with good information and secrets about the pieces to boot. Highly recommend!

Andrew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We would highly recommend this tour. The ability to stand in the Gallery with David in such peace and quiet was just exquisite. We were on a tour with another couple and our guide. There was one other person in the gallery. Our tour guide, Silvia, was incredibly knowledgeable and took us directly to see David first before weaving our way back through the gallery to view Michelangelo's unfinished works, before allowing us to explore at leisure after the tour ended. The only hiccup was arriving at the gallery and trying to find the tour company as the girl not our guide didn't have a sign. I happened to ask a couple and it turned out we were with them. It was easily fixed!

I would highly rate this Early Access Tour!

Charlene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a quick tour and we happened to be the only ones on it that day. We got to the David before anyone else and got to really take it before the crowds. Then we got a quick tour of the Gallery. Breakfast was a nice continental affair at a place around the corner. Overall, if you want to avoid crowds, I highly recommend it.

Daniel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I would give this tour 5 stars not really sure what the column of dots above means-there is no explanation for which dot means what

Daniel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour-we got in a bit early and got to see the Statue of David before the crowds. Our tour guide was friendly and extremely knowledgable about the different artwork she showed us. We really enjoyed our tour of the Accademia Gallery. And the breakfast afterward was delicious!!

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.

Steve T Australia

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.

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