Guided tour

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

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81 reviews

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 51.66 per person

Introduce yourself to the beautiful city of Florence on this 2-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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Duration 2 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 2 hours with a local expert guide
  • Feel the city's great works of art and architecture come alive with your guide's captivating commentary
Full description

Discover Florence’s historic center on a walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market, and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the streets lined with the architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory, and discover its hidden gems. Begin with a walking tour and 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 of Florence's top sights, including the iconic sculptures at Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Courtyard. 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.

Benefit from 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.

Includes
  • 2-hour group walking tour with a maximum of 17 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

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Valentina, our guide, was wonderful. She was very informative, and clearly passionate about her lovely city. She well beyond simply showing us around and pointing out the sights. In a short time she gave us a sense of the history of Firenze and some of its local culture.. With so much to see, 2 hours is not nearly enough, but if you are pressed for time as we were, this tour gave us a good feel of the central part of the city. It also allowed us to see the amazing statue of David. While quite busy inside, we did not feel rushed at all.

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September 2, 2022

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

Product ID: 3097