• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Be one of the first of the day to tour Florence’s Accademia Gallery, and finish with an Italian breakfast in a local cafe. It’s a Viator Exclusive tour that can’t be booked anywhere else! In a small group, limited to just 15, you’ll explore the famous gallery without the crowds, and learn about Michelangelo’s works from an art-historian guide. Swoon at the sculpture of ‘David,’ hear the history of ‘San Matteo’ and gain insight into the influential art of the Renaissance.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour exclusive, early access tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence, including breakfast at a nearby cafe
  • Enjoy crowd-free access to Michelangelo’s David with this Viator Exclusive, not available anywhere else
  • Learn about Michelangelo's works from an art-historian guide and see San Matteo, Palestrina Pietà and the Prigioni
  • Enjoy free time at the Accademia Gallery to see art by Botticelli and other Renaissance greats
  • End your tour with a delicious, traditional breakfast at a central Florence cafe
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people to provide a more intimate experience
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else — don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast

Enjoy a Viator Exclusive experience at the Accademia Gallery!

Make your own way to Florence’s Accademia Gallery to meet your art-historian guide. Luckily for you, your ticket allows you step straight inside the famous museum, skipping the long admission lines that form in high season. It’s a highlight of this Viator Exclusive, which is available nowhere else.

Among the first to enter, you’ll see the gallery’s highlights without the hordes of people that gather later in the day. Walk alongside your small group and guide to see notable Michelangelo works including Palestrina Pietà, Prigioni and San Matteo.

Learn about the artwork as you wander the halls of the gallery, and then stand in awe before the David — arguably Michelangelo’s most famous piece of work. Occupying a head-turning post under the gallery’s dome, David is often cited as the showpiece of Renaissance-era sculpture, and remains one of the best-known pieces of Western art in the world. 

Bid your farewells to David, and leave the gallery for a cafe in the heart of Florence where a typical Italian breakfast (strong coffee and sweeter-than-sweet pastries) awaits. Or, if you prefer, stay at the Accademia Gallery for a little longer to explore on your own and discover art by the likes of Lippi and Botticelli.

Customer Reviews

Tammy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Lovely! The highpoint of our trip was the opportunity to see the David sculpture for ourselves. With this early access option, we essentially had the place to ourselves for pictures and to enjoy it in all of its wonder. Later, the Gallery was absolutely packed and I know we would have been surely disappointed if we had been that crowded. The light breakfast after the tour was a nice treat. Effectively just a pasty and coffee, but enjoyable just the same. I highly recommend!

Andres B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a phenomenal experience! Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone going to Florence.

LaMarr B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour guide Lucia was passionate about her description of David and the way Michelangelo could see the way to approach the large piece of marble. The breakfast was a very pleasant addition.

Sherry United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an excellent tour. Being able to have early access made all the difference. By the time we left, it was so crowded. Our tour guide I think her name was Julie was excellent. She told us many interesting facts.

Katherine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Definitely worth it to see David up close without the huge crowds. When we first got in there were a handful of people milling around but within about half an hour there were huge crowds all clambering to take a photo. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable.

Indra K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a great guide who was extremely knowledgeable and has a great deal of love and passion for the Art and Florence.
We were running late and Luisa left our tickets at the front desk which the guards at the front were aware of, via the CAF Travel group office. We were escorted to the small group and were able to catch up quickly. The David itself is amazing, but the other sculptures that were included were just as amazing in their own right. The tour started early, at 8:15 which gave us the opportunity to see the art in a quieter, more intimate setting. Incredible way to start the day! After that we went to the chocolate cafe to enjoy our Cappuccino and pastry. I highly recommend this to all that visit the Accademia.

Rhonda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Early morning entry to skip the line and beat the crowds took us straight to David ahead of the surge. Our guide was wonderfully knowledgeable and passionate about all she shared with our small group of 6. Worth the money and early arrival!

Paul R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A great trip with a knowledgeable host

magnolialily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a wonderful tour guide, who was passionate about Michelangelo and the Accademia Gallery. She was engaging, and she did a great job explaining the history of the key sculptures, and keeping it interesting. The tour was the perfect length of time, and we were one of the first tour groups to get in. Worth doing this tour if you want to visit the gallery.

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour was held late August 2017. Viatour booking is easy with lots of good info to help you decide. The guide met us on time at the appointed place, then we went right into the museum without waiting. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with our guide! She spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable and passionate about Michelangelo! Before she started her talk we had some time to look and take in our first impression of the statue David. We had almost an hour with her including Michelangelo's other marble work. The breakfast voucher had a map so we could find the shop which was close by and covered a nice choice of items. All in all I was very pleased.

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