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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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 (from outside) 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.
  • 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
  • See Florence's spectacular Duomo
  • Expert art history commentary from your guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly
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.

Visit the Duomo Square, where the magnificent Florence Cathedral is, known locally as Il Duomo, for the stunning dome that crowns it. This incredible feat of engineering required a whole new process for its construction, which your guide will describe as you view it from the outside.

The entrance to the Duomo is free and you can visit independently if you wish, as your guide provides a full explanation of its inside and outside features.

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.

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K
, Oct 2018

Annette was our tour guide for this trip. She was very welcoming and kept us informed every step of the way. We had reduced waiting time to see “David” and the lines were very long. Highly recommend this orientation tour of Florence!

n
, Oct 2018

Paulina was a fabulous guide. She was very informative, interesting, professional, and engaging! We loved learning all we could from Paulina about the history and tips she had to offer on this amazing city.

P
, Sep 2018

I booked this tour just the day before upon arrival in Firenze and was glad we got one. We met at Piazza San Marco as instructed and immediately we were grouped with our respective guides. Our guide very good, well informed and I liked that she had some anecdotes on the side adding spice to her narratives. Our walking tour was good covering important aspects of early history of Medici influence . The Academia Gallery tour was also quite good, I like the tour on the development of piano and violin. And lastly, the tour of David was well explained, detailing how Michelangelo carefully created each sculpture in the room and not just rushing to the statue of David which again was well explained. This is my third country using Viator tours and I was not disappointed.

T
, Sep 2018

Skipping the line to get in to the Accademia Gallery and see the David is the best way. Our tour guide was Valentina. She was so knowledgeable and educated us about Florence, Michelangelo, the history, the art. It was a great tour. We highly recommend it. You can take photos of David- no flash. Wear comfortable shoes.

j
, Sep 2018

Great way to Get lay of land for first visit to this beautiful city. About 12 people. She took us through Acadamia to see Micheal Angelo’s (the authentic) David. A copy sits outside The Uffizi museum. Quite different. She talked clearly, was easy to understand and made sure everyone could hear her well. Extremely informative 3 hour tour!She then took us through the city pointing out specific facts regarding the ancient architecture that abounds in Florence. Worth the time and cost of a well guided tour.

l
, Sep 2018

Worth the money. Great guide. Suggest making this tour the first of the visit to get an overall perspective of Florence.

A
, Aug 2018

Our Guide was absolutely terrific, not only made our day, but rest of our Italy trip as well...................

d
, Aug 2018

We enjoyed our tour so much. We learned so much more than we could ever have gotten just from going on our own.

L
, Aug 2018

Jan did a great job sharing the high points of Florence and provided good information on options to come back to and spend more time after the tour. We learned a lot and felt that we had a good overview!

V
, Aug 2018

Our Guide was very friendly. She has good knowledge of the history and monuments of Florence/Italy. Over all we enjoyed the tour even though the weather is very hot.


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