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Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo

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  • 2 hours (Approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence into a helm of arts and humanities. Then see the lovely exterior of the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral, as well as the Baptistery to hear the fascinating origins of the Gates of Paradise. Afterward stroll the local streets, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
  • Small-group walking tour of Florence
  • Visit Florence's iconic sights and learn the stories behind them
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • See Michelangelo's 'David,' as well as his partially-finished 'Slaves' in the Accademia
  • Stroll along Florence streets, taking in sights like the Piazza della Signoria, the romantic Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo (from outside)
  • Receive personalized attention with your small group
  • Upgrade to include a complete tour of the Duomo

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See two of Florence's top attractions without the wait, all in a relaxed small group limited to 15.

What's Included

  • Guided Florence walking tour
  • Small groups of max 10
  • Expert English Speaking tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Please note that this tour does not include a visit inside the Duomo, optional upgrade available.

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
    In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

Departure Time

  • 9:15 AM

Return Details

  • 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
    Ponte Vecchio

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Tour Only in English
  • Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If option with Duomo included please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • If option with Duomo included please note: We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
  • If Option with Duomo included in some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will skip the Opera del Duomo Museum and provide tickets to visit the Museum on your own ( they are valid for 3 days).
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo ?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo ?

A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo ?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Tours like this are really useful especially for first time visitors like us.
This is an awesome tour to get to see the highlights of Florence if you only have limited time.
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Unless you are a history or art buff, you might want to do this on your own
dawleylinda, Oct 2021
Basically, on this tour you spend most of your time with the guide giving you overly elaborate details about the statue David. You also walk to a few sites after the tour of the museum. If we had to do this over again we would do it on our own. The tour guide was excellent but more should have been included in the tour such as another museum added to the tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi dawleylinda, We are constantly looking for ways to improve our tours and appreciate your suggestion. Best, Amanda
Best walking tour in Florence
vickyhsu1, Oct 2021
Our guide was knowledgeable and use her good Italian humor to make our tour even more fun! Highly recommended!
Great Tuscany Experience
Jonathan_H, Oct 2021
Daniel & Daniel we’re great hosts/guides. The view at the first winery / BnB alone is worth the price of admission. (Bluff overlooking winery & San Gimingano) Gelato was on point at San Gimignano. (Saffron, orange cream & pine nuts beat in the world) Tasting at the final winery is a great spread (6-9 types of wine, plus shipping included in price).
Wonderful tour of the David!
Jennifer_F, Sep 2021
Amazing tour of the David! Loved the tour guide and she was so passionate and fun to spend the morning with!
Fascinating Tour
Emily_A, Aug 2021
Angelo was interesting knowledgeable and passionate about everything he discussed. We especially appreciated his enlightening information about David!
Discovering Florenz
Saameh_A, Aug 2021
The Tour was Really good. The guild gave us a lot of information and she was very nice and helpful and tryed to answer all our questions. The choice of the places to visit was good too. I really recommend
Perfect for those with little time to experience Florence.
Ann_B, Jul 2021
Bernardo was a fabulous guide and very knowledgeable in art history. He has a great sense of humor and his English was perfect! Definitely worth it as we only had 2 days in Florence.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Ann, Thank you for your feedback! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and we will let Bernardo know that he made your time in Florence a little more fun. Hope to see you again soon in one of our destinations
David will blow your socks off
Meike_M, Mar 2020
David, the statue was magnificent. Well worth it. Our tour guide was very into art history, so sometimes it was hrs to follow his analogies. Tour was great and we saw a lot. Wish we had more time to see the paintings in the Accademia
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hello Meike_M, Thank you for sharing your review from our Best of Florence tour. We appreciate all of your feedback! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time, and were able to appreciate David up close and in person with us. It is a remarkable example of art and a must-see for any art enthusiast. We have noted your comments regarding the Accademia and will work to improve our tour wherever possible. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
daniel_a, Jan 2020
Angelo was fantastic. Highly recommend him. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. GREAT
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hello dassh, Thank you for your kind review. Learning that you had such a pleasant tour experience with Angelo is the best thing we could hope for! Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, and we are thrilled to learn that we achieved that goal with you! We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
Ok tour
Michelle_H, Nov 2019
We had a good tour but it felt really really long. It was great to skip the lines and get great information.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hello P2031FLmichelleh, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, it is much appreciated. We are sorry to learn that you found your tour to be too long. We do our utmost best to accurately illustrate the duration of the tour in order for our customers to make an informed decision prior to booking. We take this feedback into account and will work to ensure information is communicated as clearly as possible going forward. Having said that, we are happy to learn that you enjoyed our skip the line ticket experience. We hope that you had a fantastic time in Italy and that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team


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