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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!

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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

Zev B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was great - very knowledgeable and interesting in his explanations. The main benefit of this tour, though, is getting in the museum before the crowds. That is priceless. It was such a great experience to really get to walk around The David and stay awhile in quiet thought without getting shoved and moved along. If you can budget it, I would not do the Academy any other way.

Anthony S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great to be the early tour. Our guide took the group directly to the David and worked backwards. We had David with a minimal crowd. I can't see why folks wouldn't book this when traveling so far. The lines to get in at 8:30 were long!! We wlaked right by just before our tour time.

Jennifer Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommended! Guide was very knowledgeable and it was great to skip the lines in the heat. Our small group was the first in so we had David all to ourselves. Highly recommend!

Valerie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful tour! Short and sweet and allows and up-close look at the David before the masses swarm. Fantastic and informative guide.

catherinerhoff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding! Our guide did a fantastic job of getting us into and through a very crowded gallery, and she was extremely knowledgeable. The breakfast was excellent!

Donald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice to get in before the crowds. Gained a greater appreciation of the David than we imagined.

Isaac I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Lynn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The best thing about this tour was getting in the museum early before the crowds took over. It was an incredible experience to stand with David with almost no one else there. The guide was ok, but you really didn't need guiding and the real value was just being there early. We did take advantage of the breakfast voucher afterwards and it was delicious and near by. I would do this again in a heart beat and would recommend it to anyone who asked.

Linda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My guide was lovely. She really made the offerings in the museum come to life. It was a memorable tour.

Michael

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a wonderful day! This was our first day in Florence so it set the tone for our entire trip. We were met in front of the Academia by our guide and were able to enter swiftly and efficiently. After a few short moments discussing some of the other art in the entryway we got to turn the corner and see the David. Our guide had lots of good information to share. It might have been nice to have a few moments to take pictures before many others entered the gallery before the information was given, but it was still just a great experience. Afterward we took our vouchers and had croissants and coffee at a nearby cafe. It was nice to have early access and a peek at the beautiful art with good information and secrets about the pieces to boot. Highly recommend!

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