• 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

YAN KIT L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The guide did a good job. Very informative, David is worth seeing.

Terry J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our tour guide was great. This was the perfect way to visit the Academia Gallery loved Micaelangelo's David and to get an overview of Florence during our Walking Tour. About 3 hours total.

Beth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide was so knowledgable of the art, history, and architecture! It was so worth it!

Angela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is the second walking tour we have taken the first was in Venice and they are really worth the time and money. The local guides just give such a good overall history of the city that it gives you the opportunity to decide what is really interesting to you and so revisit or you are satisfied and check it off your list. Unfortunately, the Accademia part of the tour got cancelled due to a closure on their part but we received reimbursement for it and were able to book it for another time, so that actually worked in our favor as we spent more time in the Duomo and other parts of the city. Very worthwhile.

jcmoore910

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent...wish we had more time

cynthiacmones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Loved this skip the line tour. Our guide was so motivating and had great information on all the details of the pieces at the Academia Gallery and the history of Florence and the Duomo.Enjoyed it very much.

Santy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Tour guide Beatrice was awesome ! She explained the history of Florence and the magic of Michelangelo with a lot of passion and skill and knowledge.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour included all of the highlights: Accademia Gallery David Statue, The Duomo, Il Porcellino, Ponte Vecchio, and the leather market. Guilia was so sweet and very informative. This is the perfect tour for those that have limited time and want to see all of the highlights of Florence.

Joybell New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour and definitely worth pre-booking for an early morning tour. Very knowledgeable guide. Remember to wear good walking shoes as you are on your feet for around 3 or more hours. Also, ensure you read the requirement to dress appropriately when visiting the Duomo, no shorts for women and shoulders must be covered.

Judith D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The walk through Florence took us through all the historical highlights of the city with a comprehensive explanation of their significance. The tour of the Accademia with David as the centerpiece was astounding and extremely artistically informative. And of course a guided tour through the Duomo is the only way to go!

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