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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. 


  • 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

Vickie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is definitely a do not miss tour! We were one of the first groups into the museum and were able to view the David before anyone. Walking up the corridor seeing the David standing alone was breathtaking. Simply amazing. When we were leaving, there were throngs of crowds and tours surrounding the David making it hard to even be near it. Our guide Ciro was equally amazing as he was very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great and professional guide! We were the very first to enter the Accademia!

Carol O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent to view David with no crowd! Guide was most informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

the only way to see the great sculpture works by Michaelangelo with less than 30 people in the room. It lasts just 20 minutes or so then the crowds pour in. Guide was very knowledgeable. Breakfast was down the road after the tour. Did not eat the breakfast.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Well organized and super-informative. Nothing was more spectacular than being among the first to be able to enter the nearly-empty Accademia and see the most magnificent David at the end of the gallery--in his own splendid alcove. Lucia our art historian guide was excited, informative, not-rehearsed and passionate about the information she was sharing with us. The breakfast at a cafe 2 blocks away was wonderful, and included coffee cappuccino, espresso, or Americano, a glass of water, a croissant and a chocolate.

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.


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!

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