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Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Florence with this small-group combination tour of up to 17 participants, covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David'; gaze up in wonder at the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside; and explore the streets of the historic city center with insights from an expert guide. Then, skip another line to end the day with a visit of the immense Uffizi Gallery.
  • Visit Florence’s top historical and cultural sights in one half day tour
  • Make the most out of your time in Florence with skip-the-line access at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries at your own pace
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David,' the great red dome of the Florence Cathedral, and countless other masterpieces
  • Acclimate yourself to the city with a walking tour of Florence’s historic center
  • Gain insight on our walking tour around Florence from an expect guide
  • Small-group tour of up to 17 participants for a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the long lines at Florence’s two most popular museums with this great-value Super Saver.

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Entrance to Uffizi Gallery (self guided inside)
  • Skip the Line Entrance & Guided tour of Michelangelo's David (Accademia Gallery)
  • Small groups of 17 people or less
  • Headsets to hear your guide's commentary
  • 3 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
  • Expert English guide on our walking tour around Florence
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the Duomo

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Uffizi Gallery
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Morning Tour: Best of Florence - depending on time selected Afternoon Tour: Uffizi Gallery - 3:30 PM Meet near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (facing the Arno River, the statue is in the right corner)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start the day with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David.' Nothing prepares you for the scale of this sculptural masterpiece. Your guide helps you appreciate the artistry from every angle, including the techniques Michelangelo used to make marble look smooth as butter.

The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. The dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi, as your guide explains while you view the masterpiece from outside. Entrance to the Duomo is always free, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.

Your tour continues through the historic center of Florence, taking in the Piazza Signoria, where 'David' once stood.

Skip the line once more at the Uffizi Gallery. Our coordinator will hand you the ticket to enter this immense gallery where you will visit at your own pace, wasting no time in showcasing works by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Titian. Don’t forget to rub the nose of 'Il Porcellino,' Pietro Tacca’s Baroque bronze boar sculpture, to bring the rest of your vacation good luck.

Whether you’re only in Florence for a day or settling in for a longer stay, this is the perfect introduction to a city where beauty awaits around every corner.

Palazzo Vecchio

Start the day with a walking tour of the historical center, covering all the must-see outdoor sights. We’ll admire the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the leather market and rub the nose of Il Porcellino for good luck.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza della Signoria

Your expert guide will lead you around Piazza Signoria where you’ll hear the stories behind the beautiful sculptures and see the place where Michelangelo’s ‘David’ once stood.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • Near public transportation
  • The use of a mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the stay in the museums
  • Please note there will be approximately 3 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


Wear good walking shoes, it is a long day on the feet!
If you’re an art lover or have abundant time to spend, it is definitely a must, but for the layperson, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing a ton if you skip the Uffizi.
We highly recommend this tour but it does make for a very long day so be prepared.
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Erin_A, Oct 2022
At first. I was disappointed to find we were only seeing the outside of the Uffizi Gallery. I also thought the four hour day would be four consecutive hours, not broken into two tours with two plus hours separating them. Maybe I misunderstood it, but others were also confused. So be forewarned. Also be reassured: you do have entry to the Uffizi, in the second half of the tour (mine was unguided, so just a ticket for free roaming. You can get a radio recording for six euros inside.) The first half of the tour was actually a walking tour of Florence, with a very knowledgeable guide (the best gelato shop?! where Mona Lisa lived?!) So excellent and worth the sore feet. Then of course the magnificent David and unfinished statues of Michelangelo and other works. The Uffizi was splendid, but the entry was damnable. Going down several stairways, then up even more staircases, I still don’t know why such a ghastly entrance. Anyway, the art is magnificent. (Then the exit, delayed for an hour by someone falling down the stairs, led through a gift shop and Timbuktu til I was almost in tears, making IKEA seem logical.)
We really enjoyed this...
Chris_G, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed this tour! Annabetta was so knowledgeable. We came away with a much better understanding of Florence's history and what makes the David statue so impressive. We appreciated the individual headsets that were distributed, which made it much easier to hear our guide as she navigated us through the city as well as inside the Accademia, where there were many other people surrounding David. The scheduled entrance to the Uffizi was really nice, although we wish we had a little more time to get through it all. There is so much there and we were probably a little too leisurely with our time at the beginning because we ended up having to rush through the last few exhibits since the museum was closing-we almost missed the Caravaggio works at the end of the gallery. All in all, this was a great way to see these two impressive art galleries.
Easy Access to Accademia and Uffizi
Andrew_F, Jul 2022
When I booked this tour I imagined a guided tour inside the museums. This is not a tour that includes that. Having said that, this tour gave a great walking tour of the outside areas in the piazza vecchio and an in introduction to the Accademia and the Uffizi. The tour provided tickets and entry without terrible lines. If I come back to Florence I might do a guided tour in the Uffizi. It is large and crowded. After two and a half hours we were exhausted even though we wanted to see more. As a first visit, this tour was excellent, but I get that you need to see the museum more than once. The audio is very limited and only a few pieces have descriptions via the device. There is a three hour break between the two museums which was an opportunity for a leisurely lunch. The take home for booking this tour: 1) Easy access to both premier museums; 2) A guided tour of the piazza vecchio which was excellent; 3) no guide within the musuems; 4) a refreshing break between museums; 5) The Uffizi is immense, crowded, and you can't see everything; and 6) The Accademia is easily seen without a guide and you can see the whole museum in this visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best trip ever!
Michael_A, Oct 2022
Florence is amazing. Seeing David, the churches and the Madechi place. The hills and the Pitti Place. I only wish we had stayed longer.
Annette is the best!!
Lynn_L, Aug 2022
Annette was marvelous. So many facts told via stories about Florence and the area we toured. So interesting. Kept the experience moving, was respectful of the time and was concerned with our well-being(Very hot day).
I’ve been to Florence...
Chavel, Jul 2022
I’ve been to Florence several times and on this occasion I was sharing the experience with my nephew. The tour of the sites was good but just felt that the guide was just okay.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Guide didn't show, no call, only partial refund :(
Sabrina_A, Jun 2022
We were 15 minutes late arriving to Florence (due to a late disembarkation from our cruise ship that was no fault of our own), and despite informing Viator, the tour left without us. We asked if we could meet them at the Accademia, and it was very challenging to try to coordinate through Viator with the guide. We ultimately did find them and got in with the tour, but he literally just gave us tickets and sent us in by ourselves. We were told to meet the next guide several hours later at the Uffizi. We and several others waited where we were told and the guide never showed. I finally called the company and was told the trip was cancelled because of the Ufizzi had canceled our tickets and had no more for the day. We promptly went inside and were told that was not the case, paid (again) for our tickets and explored the museum for what was left of the day. Sadly, we could have spent an additional several hours in the museum had we not waited for the guide that never showed. It really ruined the experience for us, especially since that was the main attraction my parents wanted to visit. To top it off, we were only partially refunded, and not even the cost of our Ufizzi tickets.
Day in Florence
Donna_J, May 2022
This was a good tour and we learned alot about history and the Florence area. My only concern is that the tour is split in 2 parts and it was not entirely clear how the afternoon at Uffizi was supposed to go. It worked out fine but we did have to ask at the end of the morning session to find out the time and confirm the meeting spot.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Overview of Florence
Kimberly_H, May 2022
Great easy walking tour of Florence. Ending the tour at the Academia was awesome. We got a good feel for Florence and we’re better at navigating our way around after the tour.
It was a very informative...
Thomas_W, May 2022
It was a very informative tour. And our guide did an excellent job! She really new her history of Florence.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Angelo was fantastic! Great experience!
KATHERINE_T, Apr 2022
Must do in Florence! Great tour - Angelo was engaging, informative and knowledgeable. Excellent experience.
Don’t miss this!
Richard_B, Oct 2021
Annette was amazing. She knew so much about the history of Florence, and was very entertaining and engaging. So warm and friendly. Not to mention skipping the lines on a busy day in Florence was dreamy!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent historical tour of an amazing city
Paul_J, Oct 2021
Loved the tour of Florence, the Acadamia and the Uffizi . What an interesting an informative guide. To know Florence is to love Florence
1 traveler found this review helpful
Don’t miss!
Sean_M, Sep 2021
Angelo was one of the best and most knowledgeable guides I’ve ever had. He was entertaining and insightful and brought the history of Florence’s place as the birthplace of the Renaissance to live.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Got more than I expected.
Sherry_L, Aug 2021
Angelo our tour guide was excellent. He turned the history into a walking story for us as we learned about Florence. Highly recommend.
We are so happy.
Randy_V, Dec 2020
Excellent tour. Great time with our tour guide. Fun and very knowledgeable. Showed us everything we wanted to see and very good at answering all our questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to take a tour with this company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour to see Florence highlights!
Kayla_K, Oct 2019
My husband and I spent 3 full days in Florence and booked this tour as the main event on one day. The tour started out with seeing the Accademia, where the Statue of David was the highlight. Seeing the statue in real life was so surreal and amazing! When we left the museum, we continued on a walking tour seeing the Duomo, Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio, etc. Annette was our guide for the first half and she was so great! We had an hour- hour and a half break for lunch on your own, and then met back at the Uffizi Gallery for the second part of the tour. The second half of the Tour we had Federica G. and she was a great guide as well! She was very knowledgable about all of the art, and it was plain to see that she admired it! To be 100% honest, we were glad the tour of the Uffizi was a bit shorter, because as we are not huge art people, and this tour really had not many famous masterpieces we wanted to be able to say we had seen, by the end of it we were ready to go. If you’re an art lover or have abundant time to spend, it is definitely a must, but for the layperson, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing a ton if you skip the Uffizi.
Skip the line is the way to go
Arvind_S, Oct 2019
We are really glad we booked this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgable. Although we are not big art affectionados, you cannot go to Florence and not see David and the artwork in Uffizzi. Even though we went to Florence in September, all tourist attractions were super packed and it turned out to be
The only way to see great art in Florence
Liz E, Oct 2019
This was the second time we took the same tour; after our visit to Florence last year we found there was so much to take in that we needed to do it again. We wanted to return to the Academia to see David and also the Uffizi. Skipping the line was essential! We didn't want to spend ages in a queue. We were fortunate in our guide, Federica G for both galleries. She was knowledgeable and interesting. On our stroll through the streets between the two galleries we learned much about the history and architecture of Florence and explored the outside of the amazing, beautiful buildings around the Baptisrtry and the Duomo. Excellent tour, definitely worth going the second time.
Annette was fantastic!
Scott K, Aug 2019
Annette did a great job of revealing many insights into Florence from the museums to life in Florence. We really appreciated her perspective and getting us to see so much of the museums early in the day. We also appreciated her depth of knowledge. Thank you, Annette!
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