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

Product ID: 3097
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Introduce yourself to the beautiful city of Florence on this 3-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 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Introduce yourself to the city of Florence – this tour will help you get oriented and better organize the remainder of your stay
  • Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David
  • See the famous Duomo, the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Full description
Discover Florence’s historic center on this 3-hour walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, 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.

Make your way towards the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Continue on to the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti, and Verrocchio.

Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “il Porcellino” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists, and locals.

The tour ends at Lungarno, facing the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.

Includes
  • 3-hour group walking tour with a maximum of 19 people
  • Local expert guide
  • Headsets
  • 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 varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Please 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