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  4. Michelangelo's David

Florence: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery

Product ID: 3097
Introduce yourself to the beautiful city of Florence on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Stroll along the historical streets, admire the wonderful Renaissance architecture, skip the line at the Accademia Gallery and visit the famous Duomo.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the best of Florence from the streets including Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and much more
  • Skip the long lines to the Accademia and marvel at Michelangelo’s David
  • Admire Florence's spectacular Duomo from the outside, crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome
  • Discover Florence’s top sights in less than 3 hours with a local expert guide
  • Feel the city's great works of art and architecture come alive with your guide's captivating commentary
Full description
Discover Florence’s historic center on this 2.5-hour walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the timeless streets lined with the architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory and discover its hidden gems, all in a single morning!

Begin the tour with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery where you will have the unique opportunity to see Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, the David.

Then walk towards the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo and get an up-close view of the Duomo, where your guide will tell you interesting facts about the building.

During the walking tour, learn about the fascinating history of Florence as you visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues and glorious fountains. With your guide leading the way, visit all Florence's top sights, including the iconic sculptures at Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Courtyard. Your expert local guide, a trained storyteller, will bring Florence to life throughout the ages — from the terrible Medieval era to the glorious Renaissance years. End the tour at Uffizi.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour group walking tour with a maximum of 19 people
  • Local expert guide
  • Headsets when required so you don't miss a detail
  • Skip-the-line entrance and tour of the Accademia Gallery
  • Visit the Duomo from outside
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Skip-the-line entrance at the Duomo
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting Point: Your guide will meet you at San Marco square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the monument to Manfredo Fanti, right in the middle of the square Arriving by foot (from a famous location close to the meeting point): Piazza San Marco is located 100 meters from the Accademia and 500 meters from the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Skip-the-line access to the Accademia is not guaranteed on the first Sunday of every month, because entrance is free for everyone. On these days, in place of a visit to the Accademia, you will go on an extended walking tour of the city, including Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace (from outside), and the area of Santo Spirito. Guests will receive a partial refund
• Guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments cannot be accommodated on group tours. Pushchairs or strollers also cannot be accommodated
• In 2020, the duration of the tour will be reduced from 3 hours to 2.5 hours, the ending point will be in Piazzale degli Uffizi, and the tour will be focused on the main highlights of the city
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Skip the line is worthy!

Well organised, professional and friendly guide. Despite the heat the guide made an effort to keep us awake. We didn't line up to get inside the Accademy, to buy skip the line is really worthy! Even though the description of the tour mentioned that we couldn't go inside the Duomo because of the timeslot. I expected more from this part of the tour. I would recommend this tour anyway.

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August 19, 2017

Excellent guide and very nice tour!

IT was a very nice Tour, the skip the line are great, we only had to wait for 10 minutes entering academica, the only thing that could have been better was the fact that there was no quick break to get something to drink. Our guide barbara was fantastic, very informative and entousiastic! All and all an excellent three hour experience for us!

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July 26, 2016

Fantastic the level of detail was superb, only wished it had lasted longer.

September 30, 2019

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Product ID: 3097