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

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

Get up close to Michelangelo’s ‘David’ on this Viator Exclusive with early access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Be among the first of the day to see the museum's world-famous Renaissance statues; it's a Viator Exclusive that can't be booked anywhere else! With a group of no more than 15 people and an art historian as a guide, marvel at some of the Accademia Gallery’s renowned works including Michelangelo’s ‘San Matteo’ before coming face-to-foot with the awe-inspiring ‘David.’ Your small-group tour finishes with free time followed by a tantalizing Italian breakfast at a nearby cafe.


  • 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!

Meet your expert guide, a professional art historian, outside the Accademia Gallery to begin your tour. Your guide will exchange your voucher and give you the entrance ticket to the museum. Get ready to head inside bypassing the lengthy entrance lines that often last up to 3 hours during high season. You'll be one of the first of the day to enter the gallery with a small group on this Viator Exclusive.

Once inside the Accademia Gallery, stroll with your guide and enjoy some of the museum’s most famous artistic masterpieces without the usual large crowds. Listen as your guide shares interesting facts and details about some of the artwork and discusses the little-known stories behind some of Michelangelo’s major works including San Matteo, Palestrina Pietà and the four male nudes known as Prigioni.

Follow your expert guide down the gallery’s halls until you reach the Tribune where Michelangelo’s David stands in all his glory under a halo-like dome. An unsurpassed icon of beauty and perfection, the David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and one of the most famous statues of all time. Carved by Michelangelo in the early 16th century, the marble statue is a symbol of strength and youthful human beauty.

After marveling at the David, your exclusive experience ends with a delicious, traditional Italian breakfast (think strong coffee and sweet pastries) at a cozy cafe in central Florence. Choose to follow your guide directly to the cafe. Alternatively, stay inside the Accademia Gallery to see some of the other exhibits, including works by Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, before making your own way to the cafe.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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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