Guided tour

Florence: Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Florence: Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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From € 47 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the long lines to the Accademia Gallery in Florence and take a tour with a professional guide. Learn the secrets of one of the world's great art museums, where the masterpieces on display include Michelangelo's original statue of "David."

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Duration 75 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines to the Accademia Gallery in Florence
  • Learn about the gallery and its art works from a passionate, local art-loving guide
  • Stand in front of Michelangelo's "David" and experience intense emotions
Full description
Enter the Accademia Gallery in Florence and journey through the art of Michelangelo, one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance. Skip the long lines to the popular museum, and prepare for a truly unforgettable experience. Discover the secrets of the Accademia Gallery from your personal guide. Earphones will be provided for larger groups so that you can hear clearly. Marvel at some of Michelangelo's masterpieces, including his original statue of "David." Learn about the powerful statues of "I Prigioni" ("Prisoners" or "Slaves") and the marble statue of "San Mateo" ("St. Matthew"). Get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to stand in front of "David." Then, admire other art works, such as the museum's collection of Renaissance paintings. You are free to stay in the museum for as long as you want at the end of your guided tour.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery
  • Earphones (for larger groups)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Ciao Florence Office, Via Camillo Cavour, 36R, 50129 Florence FI, Italy

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Please note, the English and Spanish-speaking tours are always guaranteed. However, tours require a minimum of 2 participants to operate
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 125 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Service
      4/5
    • Organization
      3.7/5

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    The tour was well organized and the people were friendly. Our guide was very nice and did a good job. He seemed a bit nervous, but his English was great and we enjoyed the tour! We booked the to learn a bit about the other artwork, musical instruments and history of the accidemia. We were a bit disappointed that There was not more focus on that.

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    August 13, 2022

    I’m glad I booked this tour not only to skip the line but also to learn a lot of information I didn’t know. My guide offered a great deal of insight into the political, social, and aesthetic history of some major works as well as lesser known works. He was knowledgeable about the circumstances of the creation of the works as well as their placement in the museum, particularly about Michelangelo, musical instruments, and paintings. I recommend this tour for gathering a lot of information quickly and avoiding the masses outside!

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    July 10, 2022

    Expensive but guarantees that you don't wait in the hot sun.

    While the tour guide was informative, she did not let us know that there was a whole other floor to explore and she didn't talk along the route to the Academia. One whole section was closed for the afternoon with no good reason and I felt that should have been mentioned beforehand. I was especially looking forward to taking my time in that hall of model sculptures since I had missed it on the previous tour a few years ago. It definitely pays to plan well ahead to get the best value for your tours.

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    July 18, 2019

    Product ID: 62174