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Skip the crowds and see the best of Florence on a 3-hour walking tour with priority admission to the Accademia Gallery. Led by an expert guide, explore the architectural gems of the Renaissance city while learning about important Florentine figures, such as the poet Dante Alighieri and the Medici family. Afterward, skip the long lines at the Accademia and head straight inside to witness Michelangelo’s ‘David’, as well as other impressive works of art. This tour is limited to 14 people to keep the experience intimate.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Renaissance Florence walking tour including Accademia Gallery
  • Stroll around Florence’s historical center with an expert local guide
  • See top Florence attractions such as the Ponte Vecchio and Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Skip the line to the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia)
  • Learn about famous Michelangelo sculptures like David and Pigrioni
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Florence is a city full of art and history! This tour offers a great introduction to it, and after your 3-hour tour, you won’t want to leave.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

Learn about the sights in Piazza della Signoria!

Your tour will begin in Piazza Strozzi in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and hit the streets with your small group.
Head first toward the historic Ponte Vecchio, stretched over the Arno River. Your guide will point out the Vasari Corridor overhead, the city’s secret passageway. Constructed in the 16th-century by Cosimo I, the corridor once allowed members of the Medici family to travel stealthily through the city. Today, it houses one of the world's most impressive collections of self-portraits. 

Continue through the old neighborhood of poet Dante Alighieri and the bustling Piazza della Signoria, where the Palazzo Vecchio sits. Stroll past the prominent Uffizi Gallery, which hosts some of the most famous Renaissance artwork, before making your way to the Florence Duomo. Admire Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

After exploring the city by foot, head straight inside the Accademia Gallery, skipping the long lines with a priority access ticket.

Michelangelo is the focal point of the Accademia, and your guide will take you through some of his most important works on display. Admire the unfinished sculptures, San Matteo and Prigioni, before making your way to the iconic David. Examine the lifelike contours of veins and muscles, crafted from Carrera marble.

Your guide will part ways with your group after passing David, but you can continue exploring the gallery at your own pace for as long as you’d like, admiring works from Botticelli, Orcagna and more.

Customer Reviews

Linda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a wonderful tour with only 8 people in our group. Our guide was enthusiastic, funny and very knowledgable. In addition to the well-known sites, she also showed us some things that are less visited but still very interesting. We highly recommend this tour which ends with a visit to see David in the Accademia Gallery.

johnco1737 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. Antonella was very passionate about her city and this made the tour. Warning - The skip the line at the Accademia didn't really seem to work as the queue for skip the line was as long as the normal queue. Antonella seemed to get us through the queue faster,mutha others, however we had a 12pm time allocation and we gained entry nearly 30 mins after this time. Despite this wait we rated it 5 stars.

Dawn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was great! We had an awesome tour guide, Antonella. She made the trip. :

Erwin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guide was amazing and full of art history. Worth the money. See and learn so much in a short period of time.
SkIpping to the head of the line was a great time saver.

Harry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. The guide, Antoinette , is very knowledgable about the history and culture of Florence . It was just the right amount of time for the tour.

picktonhoney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was very informative. Walking tour was very interesting. The Accademia Gallery was great and the tour guide was excellent with her knowledge

Kimberly N H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Even though it rained we really enjoyed our tour. Our guide did her best to keep us dry.

Michelle V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour for our first day in Florence! Tour guide was excellent.

Patricia N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was such a great tour, the tour guide Antonella was fantastic she was so informative and good at making it all come to life with her stories. The highlight of course was David what an amazing statue but learning all the history of Florence and how it all came about. I wouldn't have seen half as much of Florence if I had not taken this tour.

Amanda Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide (katarina?) was great! She showed us some smaller churches with fantastic art that would be hard to find if you didn and #39;t know where to look! Ending at the museum was perfect because we kept exploring!

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