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  3. Florence
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Florence: Combo Saver Day Tour, David, Uffizi, and More

Product ID: 43801
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Discover the magic of Florence in a single day as you visit the city’s top sites and tour the Accademia and Uffizi galleries with an expert guide. Skip the lines to see Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, works of da Vinci, and much more.
About this activity
Duration 6 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
  • Enjoy priority admission to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries, and spend more time inside
  • Get a great introduction to Florence, seeing the top sights in just one day
  • Admire Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia
Full description
Discover the magic of Florence in a single day on a tour that combines the city’s top sites with priority admission to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries. Skip the long lines to see masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.

Start the day with Skip-the-Line Access to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Nothing prepares you for the scale of this sculptural masterpiece. Your guide will help you appreciate the artistry from every angle, including the techniques Michelangelo used to make marble look smooth as butter.

The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. As you view the masterpiece from the outside, your guide will explain how the dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Entrance to the Duomo is free to the public, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.

After a break for lunch (ask your guide for recommendations!), you’ll skip the line once more at the Uffizi Gallery. At the Uffizi you’ll see major works by Botticelli, including the Birth of Venus and Primavera, and signature works of Italian masters including Michelangelo and da Vinci. Your expert guide will tell you about the lives of the artists, architects, and wealthy patrons that contributed to the Gallery’s development.

The visit concludes at the rooftop terrace, where you’ll have lovely views of the city center.
Includes
  • Small group tour (25 persons maximum). From March 1, 2019 group size is 14 people max.
  • Skip-the-line entry at the Accademia and Uffizi galleries
  • Tickets for the Accademia and Uffizi galleries
  • Visit Duomo from outside
  • Local expert guide
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

8:25 AM Departure option. First part: Uffizi gallery tour - 8:25 AM. Second part: best of Florence tour - 2:30 PM. 8:30AM Departure option. First part: best of Florence tour - 8:30 AM. Second part: Uffizi gallery tour - 1:30 PM. 9:15 AM Departure option. First part: best of Florence tour - 9:15 AM. Second part: Uffizi gallery tour - 4:30 PM. Meeting point - Uffizi gallery tour: meet your guide near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner). Meeting point - best of Florence tour: meet your guide at San Marco square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the monument to Manfredo Fanti, right in the middle of the square. (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
• In 2020 the duration of the tour will be reduced from 6 hours to 4.5 hours with only a break of 15 minutes in between the two parts of the tour. The ending point will be in the Uffizi Courtyard.
• 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 characteristic and typical area of Santo Spirito. Guests will receive a partial refund
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so comfortable shoes are advised
• Guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated on this tour. Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated on group tours
• After the Accademia guided tour, enjoy a lunch break then meet your guide at 1:15 PM. The meeting point for the second part of the tour will be specified du
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
3.8/5
Safety
4.8/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 43801