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Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' on this 1-hour tour through the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Accompanied by an expert guide, head straight inside the world-famous museum with your priority access ticket and learn about the impressive collection of artwork inside. Witness Michelangelo’s masterpiece and hear about its fascinating history from your guide. You’ll also have the chance to check out the artist's unfinished 'Prigioni', as well as works by Renaissance greats like Lippi and Botticelli.


  • 1.15-hour Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) tour in Florence
  • Skip the line with your fast-track entrance ticket to Florence’s Accademia Gallery
  • Learn about prestigious Renaissance artwork from an expert guide
  • See Michelangelo’s Prigioni, San Matteo and the statue of David
  • Hear of the history behind David, an icon of Florence
  • Admire works by artists such as Botticelli, Lippi and Orcagna

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour

See works of art by Michelangelo inside the Accademia Gallery

Your tour will begin in central Florence, outside of the Accademia Gallery. Meet up with your guide and avoid the lines with a direct access ticket.

Listen to the rich history and stories behind the collection of artwork hosted within the museum’s walls. Examine Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures, Prigioni and San Matteo, before making your way to the gem of the collection, the artist’s famed David.

Sculpted entirely from Carrara marble, Michelangelo was only in his twenties while he worked on the masterpiece from 1501 to 1504. Originally commissioned to be placed along the roofline of the Florence Cathedral, the sculpture was instead positioned outside the Palazzo della Signoria in 1504. Look up to witness the lifelike outlines of muscles and veins of the biblical hero. At 17 feet (5.17 meters), the David stands as the iconic symbol of Florence's independence.

After examining David up close, continue to explore other Renaissance artwork featured in the Accademia, including greats such as Botticelli, Lippi and Orcagna. After parting ways with your guide, you may continue exploring independently in the museum for as long as you wish.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Michelangelos 'David'...what else can be said. You turn the corner in this very unassuming building that was once a convent and there he stands. It was the most amazing site to see. The tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit pushy. We were able to stay after the tour was over to enjoy at our leisure. The wait was long to enter but well worth it. Don't settle for the replica...take this tour and see the masterpiece in person. We went in July 2016.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour, the tour guide was brilliant. She gave loads of information about the gallery, the art, history and Florence. Some great tips about what else to see and do, the tour was actually over 2 hours long but seemed a lot shorter as everything was so interesting and the stories she told us really brought the Medici family to life. There was only 5 of us and I would not hesitate to do this tour again!

Suzanne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide went above and beyond. We learned more than I expected to! Our guide was very funny as well. Her insight was amazing and to not have to wait in line, was a great experience. Saves so much time in a city where there is so much to see!

Maggie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

As we waited for our tour we saw the excellent guide we had at the Uffizi the day before. Sadly, we were not in his group. Our guide, I think her name was something like Fredrica or Francesca, was superb.
Another great trip made very special by memorable by your excellent guide.

Tito P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Was a great Tour.
Our guide was knowable and fun.

Christian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very knowledgeable guide in Helga! Paying extra to skip the long lines in the summer months was definitely worth the price.

Rachel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was just the right length of time. Our guide took us around the museum and explained several areas and works of art. I never felt rushed or like we lingered in one area too long. It was a good value, especially to skip the lines because they were crazy long and it was very hot outside.

Stephen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful guide. Disappointed that we still had to wait in line for 30 minutes.

Roy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing! A MUST SEE when in Florence. The David is ah inspiring- the prisoners are fascinating. This museum was a highlight of our trip. Friendly and knowledgable guide.

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