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Accademia Gallery Timed-Entry Ticket with Host and Priority Access

Florence, Italy
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Skip the long general admission lines at Florence’s Accademia Gallery by prebooking this Accademia Gallery Admission Ticket with Timed Entry and Host. This admission ticket is easy to pick up from , where a host greets you and assists you as needed. Get special timed entry into the museum and explore the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli, and other impressive artists at your own pace.
  • Enjoy priority access to Accademia Gallery with a timed-entry admission ticket
  • A host assists you at the meeting point for a smooth start to your visit
  • Skip the general admission ticket lines at the art museum and save time
  • Explore the museum at your leisure and see masterpieces such as David

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get your ticket directly from an assistant at the entrance and bypass all lines.

What's Included

  • Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Accademia Gallery entrance Ticket with booking
  • Ticket instant delivery and direct access
  • Museum & Walking Tour option: English Speaking Professional Guides
  • Museum & Walking Tour also includes a mobile APP with Florence main sights commentary

    Meeting And Pickup

    Ticket Redemption Point

    Accademia Gallery , Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

    What To Expect

    Formerly a 14th-century hospital and then a fine art school, the Accademia Gallery now showcases top works of art by the likes of Botticelli, Andrea Orcagna and, most famously, Michelangelo.

    An assistant retrieves your tickets so that you can skip the long lines outside the Accademia Gallery and step straight inside. Wander the museum at your own pace, stopping to admire Michelangelo’s unfinished San Matteo sculpture, as well as his Prigioni, where four prisoners attempt to free themselves from the confines of the marble.

    Then, head over to the Gallery’s main attraction: Michelangelo’s 17-foot (5.17-meter) sculpture of David. Admire the lifelike contours of the marble figure’s muscles and veins, completed when the artist was only in his twenties.

    Afterward, check out the onsite Museum of Musical Instruments, where an impressive collection of stringed instruments are exhibited. Paintings by other Renaissance greats, such as Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, are also on display for you to peruse. Depart the Accademia whenever you wish.

    Galleria dell'Accademia

    Assistance at the Museum with immediate ticket redemption service at the entrance from our Assistant. Guaranteed admission to the Museum. Save hours of wait time, skipping the long general admission line.

    Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • The service of pre-booking provided by Caf Tour & Travel, ensures to skip the general admission line. Despite our reservations, during periods of increased inflow of visitors, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays due to: - Security check at the entrance (metal detector) - The maximum number of people allowed at the same time inside the Museum for security reasons. Based on the above reasons any possible delay cannot be attributable to Caf Tour & Travel responsibility;
    • Most travelers can participate
    Operated by CAF Tour and Travel

    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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    Traveler Tips

    It's an expensive way to see the David, but if your time is short, buying these passes are a must.
    Guided tour not necessary so this was purely skip the line and that is a must since line is 2+ hours.
    901 reviews
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    Description is exactly what you get - a skip the line ticket at a specified time.
    Julie_O, Mar 2023
    The description was as described. We had a very limited time to visit Academia Gallery and needed a specific time for skip the line tickets. We entered at our set time with no issues. Museum was awesome. We found the "Host", which was a guy wearing a blue logo jacket. He gave us our tickets (face value of $12), told us we were early even though we showed up 5 minutes after we were told to be there), and then shooed us away; didn't want to answer any questions. Don't expect anything more.
    As expected
    Skyelar_P, Feb 2023
    Easy meeting location and priority access was fast. Make sure you do an earlier tour because even at 9am, David was quickly crowded. This is only for priority access
    Dude in the Nude
    Patti_H, Feb 2023
    It was magnificent seeing such beautiful art and of course, the David. It was quite breathtaking and stunning. Definitely a 10/10!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing museum
    Jeannie_S, Dec 2022
    Such an amazing place to see. The tour guide did nothing for us except tell us where to line up. Skip this and just buy tickets. We saw other people going through the tour, and it wasn’t in English.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Good morning from Caf we regret that you didn't appreciate our service. You booked the tickets with time entrance reserved with no guided visit included. Other people booked the guided visit . Hope you will appreciate our services next time.
    As advertised
    Joseph_L, Dec 2022
    Experience as advertised see a museum of wonderful art built around the unforgettable statue of David.
    So easy! Purchased 9:30...
    Mary_G, Nov 2022
    So easy! Purchased 9:30 entry tickets and showed up a few minutes after 9am. Walked in with no line at 9:20am. The Viator contact was well organized. Checked my name off the list and handed me the tickets. Early is great because there are so few people.
    Unforgettable experience.
    Sheila_L, Oct 2022
    We toured the Accademia and concluded with the Statue of David. Stunning to see in person. What a privilege!
    Worth skipping the line
    misty_p, Oct 2022
    Enjoyed being able to skip the line and get in and our as we were on a limited time. Took us a little under 2 hours to do this.
    Fast and good organitation
    Monica_M, Oct 2022
    All Perfect and the organitation was Food on time, without wait, easy to find the person that had our ticket, fast entrance.
    Better to skip the lines!!!
    Luz_F, Oct 2022
    It is nice to buy the tickets to skip the lines. When we reach the museum it was very crowded so it was almost impossible to get in without the tickets we got in this app.
    Easy access to David
    Christina_W, Oct 2022
    I would recommend going early in the day to see the gallery, there were a lot of people at 8:30 on a Sunday morning..
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Academia tour
    Kimberly_D, Oct 2022
    This was an amazing tour! No lines and the media guide was exceptional. We could have spent all day in the museum. Seeing Michelangelo’s David was a dream come true! A must on your visit to Florence.
    Choose your own adventure
    Abid_H, Oct 2022
    This was an easy entry experience without a tour. If you want to linger at any of the works of art, this is the way to do it. This will get you past the lines. Then you can use the audioguide or wander on your own..
    The David masterpiece...
    Judith_T, Oct 2022
    The David masterpiece sculpture was amazing. It was not the first time I have seen it, but it always is breathtaking!
    Good experience!
    Janete_M, Oct 2022
    Everything worked as expected. The representative was there to meet us with the tickets and we went in through a special queue.
    Great service
    Doug_J, Sep 2022
    Customer service was very accessible via WhatsApp and was able clarify meeting point locations and accommodate our late arrival due to our bus being late. Thank you Viator!
    The skip the line area...
    CRAIG_V, Sep 2022
    The skip the line area was very confusing from the museum’s side. Multiple lines people getting confused. Kind of chaotic. The museum inside was incredible
    Congestion and CONFUSION...
    Sheryl_P, Sep 2022
    Congestion and CONFUSION @ Gallery and process to enter the gallery. Our "guide" DISAPPEARED! We shauld have SAVED the money and gone on our own!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Dear Sheryl_P, we are sorry that you didn't appreciate our service but after having read your review it is necessary to clarify as follows: the reservation you made included an Host at the Meeting Point, immediate ticket redemption service at the entrance from our Assistant, Museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line). Your booking did not include a "Guide", as it was a timed-entry ticket reservation and not a guided visit . We are sorry that your experience disappointed your expectations but this is due to a misunderstanding. Hoping that the above clarifications would meet your understanding, Best regards
    Stressful experience, just get the tickets from the official site
    Maria_G, Sep 2022
    I loved the Galleria. But the experience on the so-called "priority access" was a nightmare (we used Viator). We got there ahead of time with our vouchers and the guys at the spot checked them and said to wait at a gate. So we did, for 40'. We had to be in at 12. There were many people who'd booked from different companies and we waited for a very long time, until finally the "man with the ipad" came. He didn't give us our tickets and told us to go to the front. Nobody was able to help us there, except for one man, who just checked the voucher, made a call, and we were sent to collect the tickets elsewhere (some 10' walk). Once we had the tickets and went back, it was already 13:00, an hour after our supposed entry. We had to queue. Fortunately one of the guys at the entrance did let us in, seeing out ticket was way due. Stay away from "voucher" sites and simply get the Galleria tickets straight from the source. I wish I had done that. I do have to thank the few people who did help us sort this mess out.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Please use official website if possible and save your money!
    Asad_K, Aug 2022
    This is ticket touting in plain sight. The official website was sold out for the full week but you can buy an entry ticket from these tour providers for the same day. It’s because they have bought the tickets in bulk and then sell for twice as much. (price charged is exactly double the face value on the ticket you collect). Amazed how it is allowed and even promoted. We had to buy it cause we were only in the city for few days and Academia official website was fully sold out. Would recommend booking in advance (from official site) and save money.
    1 traveler found this review helpful


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