9. Florence: Full-Day Walking Tour with David & Uffizi Gallery
Start your day by meeting your knowledgeable and friendly guide at the designated meeting point. Briefly get to know one another before heading off through the magical city of Florence in the safe hands of your guide. Your day commences with hassle-free with skip-the-line tickets to the Academia Museum, gaining priority entrance and avoiding the long queues. Inside you can see a number of world-famous works of art, including Michelangelo's David. Take a trip to the Duomo, also known as Santa Maria Del Fiore, Florence's most iconic landmark, with its epic Gothic architecture, and iconic red dome. Onwards to discovering where Italy's great poet Dante grew up, a childhood home turned into a museum. You'll also see the little church of Santa Margherita. It's said that this is where Dante fell in love with his Beatrice, forming the basis of his masterpiece, "The Divine Comedy." Contuining to Piazza Della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio , the former home of the Medici family and also the Florentine Republic’s administrative center. Witness this imposing building from outside before contuining to the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge. Since the 13th-century, these Florentine shops are a must-see. By royal decree, jewellers were once the only ones allowed to sell their wares on the bridge. To this day, you can still buy glittering jewellery from the local artisans. After some free time for lunch your tour will continue with a guided visit of the Uffiizi Gallery. This is the most popular museum in Florence, and for good reason. It is filled with celebrated Italian Renaissance work. While wait times are usually long in the high season, this Florence in a Day tour includes skip-the-line Uffizi tickets, which means you're only one short security line away from the work, which includes Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa, and many other masterpieces.