Best Of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia With Duomo

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence. Then see the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral with your skip the line access. Afterwards your guide takes you to Piazza della Signoria, an open-air art gallery where Michelangelo's David was originally supposed to stand. Then explore the streets of Florence, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge, Palazzo della Signoria e Piazza della Repubblica.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

Here is the basic itinerary for this Small Group Florence tour -

Your tour will start as you skip the line at the Accademia gallery to see Michelangelo's David, as well as his partially-finished Slaves, for insight into how he turned jagged rock into the beautiful, lifelike figures of his sculptures. You will also hear stories of Leonardo Da Vinci and the powerful Medici family, whose patronage made Florence one of the hotbeds of the Renaissance art world.

Next, head to another stone structure that changed world history - Florence Duomo. As you admire the Dome from outside, you will hear the story of how its architect Brunelleschi recovered lost knowledge and expanded the realm of what was deemed humanly possible all in his pursuit of building it.

After The duomo, take to the streets to see more of Florence's landmarks, including the Palazzo vecchio, the statues of the Orsanmichele church, the Piazza della repubblica and Piazza della signoria, the Porcellino pig (rub his nose for good luck!) and of course, Italy's most picturesque bridge, the Ponte vecchio.

As you walk, the sites will come to life with the stories told by your English speaking guide. In an intimate group of 15 people or fewer, you will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn about the incredible history of this city from the ground up. 

Inclusions

Local English-speaking guide

Skip-the-Line ticket to Accademia Gallery

Skip-the-Line ticket to the Florence Duomo

Guided Walk through Florence to see Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and more

Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia

Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

This tour is wheelchair accessible with advance notice. Please contact us upon booking to arrange your visit.

Due to the religious nature of the Cathedral, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for those denied entry.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Nov-2022

    Alma was the most amazing guide - we now know so much more about the history of Florence. I cannot recommend highly enough - the walking tour took us through the heart of Florence and we had express entry to the Academia and Doumo. The queues for normal entry were very very long despite it being November so absolutely worth the cost

  • 31-Oct-2022

    The tour was fantastic. What makes it so spectacular are your tour guides. Forgive me as I don't remember the tour guides name, but he was brilliant. Not only does he provide a thorough history, but a great story teller as well! An awesome experience.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    The tour was fun and engaging. Greta was wonderful and engaging. She provided information on the city, the Duomo, the Academia and Ponte Vecchio. The group was a good size not too big and not too small. It is the perfect starter tour for your stay in Florence.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Antonio was a fabulous guide, kind, knowledgeable and well spoken. His passions for history made him very engaging. I would definitely recommend this tour!

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Elena (Helen) was our tour guide and she was wonderful! Her English was good. It was a small group and everything about the tour was interesting. We loved the Acadamia and the explanations especially about Michelangelo's David.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    We saw Michallangelo’s David, the Duomo (Basilika of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Maggiore, Piazza de la Republica, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponto de Vecchio. It was awesome!

  • 27-Oct-2022

    Angelo was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he bought Florence to life with the stories, we learnt so much

  • 25-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide Angelo was fantastic! His English was superb and his knowledge was fantastic! His delivery of the information was brilliant; he certainly kept his audience entertained and informed. This is our second day in Florence and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour. Perfect start to our day! Would highly recommend 👌🏻 Thank you!

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Larissa and Francesca were the best! We got very confused about where to be at what time and these two lovely ladies helped us figure everything out with a smile! Thank you Also, tour guide Eduardo was wonderfully informative!

  • 22-Oct-2022

    We went on this tour in late October and even then there was a lot of activity and wait lines all around the city. I highly recommend this tour as a means to save yourself time and also there was so much information given to us as well. We were given headphones that plug into a receiver so that you can hear the guide, my only tip would be to bring your own headphones with an aux plug if you have a preference of headphone. Our guide, Greta, was so knowledgeable about the art and her passion for it was very evident in all her explanations. We visited the museum and saw the famous sculptures, but having Greta explain the stories of history around what we were looking at made the experience one I won’t soon forget. Outside of the museum, we also took a tour of the city, the baptistery, and Duomo. I highly recommend this tour for anyone planning to go to Florence and if you’re lucky Greta will be your guide as well!

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