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Accademia: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 175989
A guided tour of the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze with a professional and friendly guide, where you will experience Michelangelo's David as well as other prominent Renaissance artworks.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the line with your ticket
  • View Michelangelo's sculpture David in person
  • Learn from a passionate and art-loving local guide
Full description
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. Admire other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300-1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance.

Your locally qualified guides will introduce you to this museum and show you works of art created by important masters of the Renaissance, with a special focus on David and other sculptures by Michelangelo.

Also discover the "Hall of the prisoners". It is an area in this gallery that takes its name from the four large sculptures of male nudes known as the prisoners (or the “slaves”) that were designed by Michelangelo for the tomb of Pope Julius II, and you will definitely discover a lot more on this informative guided tour.
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines, except in the event of delays or strikes by the museum management
  • 1 Hour Small-group tour
  • Ticket and reservation
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Inclusions as per the tour option selected, for example ice cream or breakfast
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Minimum numbers apply
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• A small amount of walking is involved
• Wheelchair accessible
• "Skip-the-line" access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the museum management)
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From US$ 63.52 US$ 50.81 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had Marco as a guide to the academia museum. This was a great way to skip the line, for tickets and get into the museum. Our guide was great, he was very knowledgeable, and gracefully lead us through crowded spaces. We hit the highlights as a group and then had time to go about the museum on our own. We were able to buy tickets the day before and would have otherwise not been able to get in without waiting in huge lines.

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July 4, 2019

Amazing guide and worth every penny!

I thought seeing David would be underwhelming, but honestly, it was one of our favorite things we did in Florence. It was made better because our guide was SO great. He explained all of the noteworthy pieces of art in the museum, in addition to David. We learned so much and also didn’t have to wait in the line to get in. Worth every penny!

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May 23, 2019

The tour guide Marco was very friendly and gave good historic information. The tour ended in about 35 minutes, when it said 1 hour. Overall, it was good, just pricey for the amount of time.

November 15, 2019

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Product ID: 175989