Best Of Florence & David By Michelangelo Semi Private Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Galleria dell'Accademia, 60, Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Combine a walking tour of Renaissance-era Florence with a skip-the-line tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell Accademia)! With a local guide, stroll around Florences historical center to see top sights like Florence Duomo as well as Renaissance architecture. Learn about influential Florentines like the Medici family and the poet Dante Alighieri, and then skip the lines to enter the Accademia gallery. See Michelangelos original David sculpture and learn all about the famous sculptor who hailed from Florence.
Numbers are limited to 14 on these two small-group tours, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
COMPULSORY NOT TAKING ANY RUCKSACK AND LARGE BAGS DURING THE TOUR BECAUSE THE Accademia gallery DOES NOT HAVE A LUGGAGE DEPOSIT AREA AND CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE MUSEUM IF HAVING A BAG EXCEEDING THE SIZE OF A NORMAL SIZE HAND BAG.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in Piazza Strozzi and set off on your small-group walking tour around the streets and piazzas that comprise the citys historical center. Often called the cradle of the Renaissance, the city is home to some of the worlds most important Renaissance art and architecture, and your guide will show off Florences finest examples.

While the Ponte vecchio Florences famous bridge wasnt built during the Renaissance era, the Vasari corridor, which runs inside it, was created in the mid-16th century. Hear how the corridor acted as a secret walkway through the town for the Grand Duke Cosimo I, and of the powerful Medici family who decorated its walls with expensive artwork.

Continue to Piazza della signoria, the old neighborhood of Dante Alighieri, and admire fine examples of Renaissance architecture and statues like the Statue of Giotto outside the Uffizi gallery. Walk around the outside of Florence Duomo and gaze at Brunelleschis Dome an icon of the city as well as landmarks like Giottos Bell Tower and Ghibertis Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry.

After exploring Florences historical center, visit the Accademia gallery. Skip past the long wait lines with your fast-track entrance ticket, and step inside to learn about the important pieces of artwork within the gallerys walls.

Works by the Renaissance artist Michelangelo take center stage at the museum, and so your guides commentary focuses on his masterpieces. Pass Michelangelos unfinished sculptures San Matteo and Prigioni and then gasp in wonder at the gallerys undeniable centerpiece: David. Learn how the larger-than-life-sized sculpture was created using local Carrera marble, and marvel at the attention to detail that Michelangelo put into his creation.

Your tour finishes inside the Accademia gallery after viewing David, but you can stay inside the museum to explore independently, if you wish. Rooms containing works by other Renaissance artists, like Sandro Botticelli and Andrea Orcagna, are well worth a visit.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our guide was almost fifteen minutes late and didn't apologise for that. She didn't carry a flag or brolly to make her visible and we did lose her at one point because it was so busy. When we entered the Gallery she gave us our tickets to look after but my friend lost hers in the rest rooms, we felt the guide should have kept them all together herself and counted us through. We did feel rushed through most of it, probably due to her lateness. However she was very informative and easy to understand and we enjoyed the tour overall. Would recommend as it gives you a perspective of the city as this was our first visit to Florence.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    First of all, the Tour Guide did not arrive 15 minutes before the pre-arranged time.
    Despite the rain, Catherina tried to manage the tour. She was thorough and knowledgeable with the places of visit.
    When we arrived at the Accademia Gallery, she gave us the entrance tickets prior to the security checks. And because of the crowd and rain, the security officers had to rush the screening and I dropped my ticket. Naturally, I had to pay for another ticket, which was uncalled for. To my horror, Caherina mentioned that such things did happen in the past and she should have issued the tickets post security screening. Question is - why this was not carried out?

  • 01-Jun-2018

    This was such a great tour! Our guide Antonella was incredible--very knowledgeable and kept everyone interested. She not only took us to the main attractions, but also some hidden treasures-which happened to be my favorite part. Also, the skip the line to see the statue of David was well worth it. The line without pre advance tickets was so long and had 2-3 hour waits. Seeing David was incredible and Antonella also gave us some great info inside the museum as well. I would recommend this to anyone!

  • 02-May-2018

    The guide for this tour was outstanding. She knew a great deal about Florence and provided us with lots of information about what we saw. We enjoyed it entirely and recommend this tour.

  • 26-Mar-2018

    This is exactly the tour you want to do in Florence. I have been 3xs in the last 2 yrs and this tour was the best-don’t let the price fool u. We were a challenging group of 10, ages 16-86 -she handled us perfectly. Personable, engaging and w/ a real passion for Michelangelo-that made us listen and learn.

  • 06-Nov-2017

    This was one of the best tours in our 3 weeks in Italy. The guide was entertaining, a wealth of knowlege and very passionate about her subject. The walk was not too strenuous even for the older members of the group and there was plenty of time to take photographs of the breathtaking views and artworks. In the Accademia Gallery our guide helped us to appreciate the mastery of Michelangelo and pointed out details that really made us appreciate each of his art works. The background detail on the statue of David and the insider information were incredible. You will be missing out if you miss this tour.

  • 14-Oct-2017

    Excellent guide in Antonella. Very friendly and had lots of interesting anecdotes to share. You can clearly see that she loves the city and showing people around. A little surprised to see that there was a line for the skip the line visit to the Accademia Gallery but the wait wasn't very long. Really enjoyed this short informative insight into the city.

  • 14-Aug-2017

    I really wanted to like our tour guide. Other tour guides we have had have been great - interesting, informative and quite often funny. The tour guide for this tour was really awful. He proceeded to basically tell everyone off before we even got into the museum. He was rude and lacked any really interesting knowledge of the pieces. He was the least historic and was not accommodating at every level. We were not the only people to feel this way on the tour. About 20 minutes into the tour we withdrew - it was not interesting and his aggressive style was not appealing. We enjoyed the Uffizi on our own after. The Uffizi itself is wonderful and worth seeing.

  • 25-Jun-2017

    I like how the tour took us around and how our guide Antoinella was so passionate and telling us stories of how Florence like was in the past till how it became the Florence of today. It really helped us to appreciate the City of Florence even more when we are here.

  • 13-Jun-2017

    Fun

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