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

4.7 / 5

68 reviews

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

From US$ 44.08 per person

Introduce yourself to the beautiful city of Florence on this 2.5-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.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the best of Florence from the streets including Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and much more
  • Skip the long lines to the Accademia and marvel at Michelangelo’s David
  • Admire Florence's spectacular Duomo from the outside, crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome
  • Discover Florence’s top sights in less than 3 hours with a local expert guide
  • Feel the city's great works of art and architecture come alive with your guide's captivating commentary
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover Florence’s historic center on this 2.5-hour walking tour including 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. With your guide leading the way, visit all Florence's top sights, including the iconic sculptures at Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Courtyard. Your expert local guide, a trained storyteller, will bring Florence to life throughout the ages — from the terrible Medieval era to the glorious Renaissance years. End the tour at Uffizi.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour group walking tour with a maximum of 20 people
  • Local expert guide
  • Headsets when required so you don't miss a detail
  • Skip-the-line entrance and tour of the Accademia Gallery
  • Visit the Duomo from outside
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Skip-the-line entrance at the Duomo
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you 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)

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Important information

What to 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. 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
  • Please note, from August 6th 2021 all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, or that they have recovered from COVID-19 (with a PCR or antigen test result) at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Green Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Very good tour taking you along the main highlights (statues/palaces/Dante area) of Florence in 2 hours, ending at the Academia to marvel at the original David statue. Interesting background into the different eras (middle ages/renaissance/baroque) and stories about the Medici family and Florence’s famous artists. Audio system worked very well, allowing to hear the guide while on the move and to get the best view of the highlights. English proficiency was excellent. Very much enjoyed the tour!

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August 22, 2021

Interesting walk through Florence with good guide

Well organized walk. Very skilled guide (Annette). Truly the highlights of Florence. I only had 1 day in Florence and this was a good way to start the day. Another advantage was that this tour starts early. Museum was small but we were able to see almost everything and received good explanations from the guide. Audio system worked fine. Worth repeating.

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October 7, 2019

Skip the line is worthy!

Well organised, professional and friendly guide. Despite the heat the guide made an effort to keep us awake. We didn't line up to get inside the Accademy, to buy skip the line is really worthy! Even though the description of the tour mentioned that we couldn't go inside the Duomo because of the timeslot. I expected more from this part of the tour. I would recommend this tour anyway.

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August 19, 2017

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