• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery before enjoying a 3-hour walking tour of Florence. Led by an expert guide, experience world-famous artwork and the Renaissance city’s top attractions, including the Florence Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. As you go, gain insight about Florentine art and architecture from your guide, with audio headsets provided so that you hear everything clearly. Numbers are limited to 25 on this tour to ensure a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the best of Florence on a comprehensive three-hour walking tour
  • Personalized small group (maximum 25 people)
  • Skip-the-line entry into Accademia Gallery included
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Square then rub il Porcellino's nose for luck
  • Visit the spectacular Duomo
  • Expert art history commentary from your guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly

What You Can Expect

Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery and Duomo

Accademia Gallery

Begin your walking tour with skip-the-line entrance inside the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. Marvel at the lifelike contours of the 17-foot sculpture and see why this creation has become of the most iconic in the world.

Afterward, continue on a 3-hour walking tour of the city. Your guide will point out architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as provide historical commentary and local lore about the sites that you pass.

See the Florence Duomo, peering up at Brunelleschi’s Dome, the most famous structure in the Florentine skyline. Enter inside the impressive Cathedral to explore (entry may be restricted on Sundays and religious holidays) before admiring Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

Delve deeper into Florence’s rich history with a visit to the medieval Palazzo Vecchio and the Church of Orsanmichele to witness statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio. You'll also pass the grand exterior of the Uffizi Gallery, filled with Renaissance masterpieces from Botticelli, da Vinci and other greats.

Visit the former Ancient Forum, now Piazza della Repubblica. Don't forget to rub the nose of the legendary boar statute, il Porcellino, promising your return to Florence! Your tour will conclude in Lungarno, facing the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Customer Reviews

Sarah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Our tour guide, Paul, has incredible knowledge of Florentine history. I learned a ton and was able to see art from a more knowledgeable perspective because of this tour. He has inspired me to read a book about the Medicis now that I am home. Wonderful tour!

Ariella G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

The guide was Amazing and very knowledgeable. There are few places that compare to Florence and this tour made you feel that way. Highly recommended

Joanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Francesca was the BEST!!! She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her city, Florence and to quote her - she was “there for us”! Highly recommend an early start. Avoid the crowds.

Kimberly S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Answered all questions. Would recommend this tour. Would use Viator again. Tour was exactly as described

Victoria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Being the summer season, we still had to wait in line for about an hour, better than other people though.

Boyce B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Florence and the Accademia Gallery. Our guide, Sarah, was very knowledgeable and friendly. She shared wonderful stories and information about Florence history and art history, which enhanced the tour experience. She did a great job of maneuvering our group through crowded streets and sites to find the best vantage points for sites and views. Thank you, Sarah!

Daniel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Christiano led our group and he was just excellent. He was knowledgeable, always answered questions thoughtfully and with deep expertise, and was just plain nice! His admiration for Michelangelo and his work made viewing David a spiritual experience. A highly recommended tour.

Belle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

I really enjoyed this tour and so I signed up with them for Uffizi gallery as well. Both times my tour guide was Paulina. She was very organized, and was very knowledgeable. It was very enjoyable as she knows the history of florence in depth. her way of story telling about the art in Uffizi gallery is also very impressive ! I highly recommend this tour !!

cynthia b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Alicia was very professional and thorough. We learned a lot on our Tour.

Rachael Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was an absolutely wonderful tour. Wish I could remember our tour guide's name, petite with glass and a bob haircut. She was wonderful. We saw so much in 3 hours. Great to skip the lines and after security check, in to see David in all his glory. A definite must see! It was Sunday so we couldn't go in the Duomo, but the guide made up for it by taking us around to lots of other places, and looking at the Duomo from outside too was still interesting. Lots of historical facts that came alive, and this is definitely the way to start your visit in Florence because you come away with an overview that makes your whole stay more informative. Worth the money, well organized, easy to find meeting place. Wish we had added on the afternoon tour as well to see more. I highly highly recommend this tour.

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