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Group or Private Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo provided by Walks

Group or Private Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo

Group or Private Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo
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Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
A note from Group or Private Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo
Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: -Group size and/or tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations.
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Save precious vacation time on this Florence walking tour, which includes skip-the-line entry to the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's 'David.' Your guide leads you through the city’s narrow streets to landmarks often inaccessible by car. Admire the exterior of Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Baptistry (Battistero), and hear fascinating information about their historical significance. A small group limited to 15 people means you have plenty of time for questions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Walking tour provides Florence overview—great for first-time visitors
Skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's 'David'
Explore piazzas and winding streets inaccessible by car or coach bus 
Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people
Full tour of the Duomo available as an upgrade
What to expect
Meet your guide and group at Accademia Gallery, where you skip the long lines. Once inside, admire the iconic sculpture of Michelangelo's David and other significant works of art. Hear fascinating information about them from your guide. Next, tick off top Florence attractions such as Ponte Vecchio, the UNESCO-listed Brunelleschi’s Dome from outside, and the Baptistry (Battistero). Listen to commentary that brings the landmarks to life before strolling past the Palazzo Vecchio, the statues of the Orsanmichele church, the Piazza della Repubblica, and Piazza della Signoria. Since you’ve booked a small group with no more than 15 people, you have plenty of time to ask your guide questions. Your tour concludes in central Florence.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15693P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Guided Florence walking tour • Small groups of max 15 • Expert English Speaking tour guide • Headsets • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off • Please note that this tour does not include a visit inside the Duomo, optional upgrade available.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
Ponte Vecchio, 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Ponte Vecchio
Inclusions
Guided Florence walking tour • Small groups of max 15 • Expert English Speaking tour guide • Headsets • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off • Please note that this tour does not include a visit inside the Duomo, optional upgrade available.
Departure details
Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
Ponte Vecchio, 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Ponte Vecchio
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Ponte Vecchio, 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Ponte Vecchio
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
Comfortable walking shoes recommended
Tour Only in English
Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
If option with Duomo included please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
If option with Duomo included please note: We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
If Option with Duomo included in some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will skip the Opera del Duomo Museum and provide tickets to visit the Museum on your own ( they are valid for 3 days).
Most travellers can participate
Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza San Marco
    Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
    In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Piazza della Repubblica
    Ponte Vecchio
  • 1
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza del Duomo
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Piazza della Signoria
  • 3
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Walks
    Palazzo Vecchio
    Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
  • You'll end at
    Ponte Vecchio
    50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
    Ponte Vecchio
    See address & details
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gurgussumbeaches
Bern, Switzerland3 contributions
Highly recommendable!!
My tourguide was Angelo, whose knowledgeable and entertaining storytelling made me relive Florentine history.
Time passed too quickly unfortunately and I’ll be sure to stick with the same tour company next time. Highly recommendable and consider yourself lucky when Angelo leads your tour.
Written 20 September 2020
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lynneandwayne
Nowra, Australia6 contributions
Skipped the line
May 2019
What a great Idea I am so glad we got these tickets because we would of waited for hours otherwise. Certainly worth it so much to see its incredible to think how old all these Artifacts are. A visit I think everyone should see.
Do yourself a favor and get skip the line tickets.
Written 5 March 2020
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TakeWalksSF
Dear Lynneandwayne, Thank you for joining us on our Skip the Line David and Accademia with Duomo Visit. We are very happy to hear you had such a lovely experience, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend our skip the line service, as it really allows you to enjoy every minute in these beautiful sites, without wasting any time. Thank you again for trusting us with your holiday, we hope you will have the chance to visit again soon.
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Chris M.
16 contributions
Insightful tour of Florence!
Feb 2020
When we first planned our trip to Florence, we were not planning to do a tour that included the Accademia (we were just going to go see David for ourselves). But now we are glad we did do a tour because we learned so much more about Michaelangelo's personality and approach to his art.

The rest of the walk was very nice as well, and our guide painted an excellent picture of how the city was influenced by the Medici family, and the remnants of their influence can be found all over.

Highly recommend!
Written 18 February 2020
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TakeWalksSF
Hi merrymanct, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your tour experience with us, and got more out of it than you initially thought. The Accademia is must-see when in Florence, and we so glad we so to have shared this experience with you! Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We look forward to touring with you again soon! The Walks Team
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LKW
1 contribution
The highlight of Italy
Jan 2020
Charles was a fountain of knowledge, so wise and captivating. He spoke on history, culture, art, engineering, politics, psychology, and so much more. Our experience was so much richer because of him. His love of Italy was contagious. I wish he was our guide for all tours. Priceless.
Written 26 January 2020
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TakeWalksSF
Hello Reluctnttraveler, Thank you for your kind review. It is such a pleasure to learn that Charles was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience that we work so tirelessly to achieve. We will be sure to forward your comments to our Guide Manager to ensure that Charles gets the recognition that he deserves. We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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GrandTour642886
1 contribution
Matt the guide was marvellous
Dec 2019
Our guide Matt was so knowledgable, he answered every question put to him, his knowledge of florentine’s history was amazing.

Matt, we wish you well for the Christmas festivities, and thank you for a wonderful tour.
A very merry Christmas Matt from Stephen & Alison
Written 20 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TakeWalksSF
Hello Stephen & Alison, We are thrilled to learn that Matt was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience we always strive to achieve. We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! Warm regards, The Walks Team
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melkin0508
Evansville, IN36 contributions
A wonderful day!
This was our first full day in Florence and Matt was a superb guide! His passion for his city and the wondrous art within is evident. It was great to learn the details of so many pieces that we were familiar with, but didn't know the back story. We would definitely recommend this tour!
Written 7 December 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Hello Melissa K, We are very glad to hear that your first day in Florence went so wonderfully. It is always terrific to have an expert guide on hand to fully experience what a city such as Florence has to offer, and we are delighted that you enjoyed Matt's company and knowledge! Thank you for choosing Take Walks and for your kind review! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Julia M
8 contributions
Good tour with history of Florence and the different sites
We were able to see a lot of the different areas and art in Florence. The guide was very knowledgeable and was very passionate about the information. It was a fairly small group too which made it easy to follow along.
Written 3 December 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Hi juliamH2091VO, It is wonderful to hear that you thought our tour was a good experience and that you were able to view and learn about some of Florence's treasures! We love to hear that our guests had a great time with us! Warmest regards, Take Walks
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John V
4 contributions
Great!!
Nov 2019 • Family
Great tour featuring an exceptional tour guide named Charles. My teenagers learned so much as did I. Really thorough and brought to life the art and time period for us.
Highly recommend and ask for Charles!!
Written 28 November 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Hi Z407XEjohnv, Thank you for joining us in Florence, and for you kind review of our tour. We are delighted that you and your teens had a fantastic time learning all about this beautiful city and that our brilliant guide Charles was to bring it's rich history to life! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Urban_Travellers_11
Singapore, Singapore393 contributions
Brought art and history to life!
Our tour guide was Bernardo and he was an excellent guide. Provided so much insight into Michelangelo‘s life and work at the Academia and why David was sculptured as such. Would never have known any of this just by going on our own and Bernardo made it all seem so much real with the background history. He also pointed out places to eat and shop and away from the tourist traps. Although the tour clashed with the Florence marathon (which meant quite a number of roads were barricaded off), he still managed to get us round the city to our various destinations and kept us all entertained with stories when walking to the different places. He made Florence come alive with the part the Medici family played as well as how US general Mark Clark saved Florence from bombing. Engaged us all with the rich history of Florence. Highly recommended tour!
Written 24 November 2019
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TakeWalksSF
Thank you for such a glowing review! We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed our Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia tour with Bernardo. We always strive to select only the best guides available, and cannot express how happy we are to know we have succeeded in making this such a wonderful experience for you! Thank you for sharing this walk with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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dpd cedarburg
10 contributions
Florence comes to life: Start here!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Ismael gave us an amazing perspective on Florence and the many sites that are along the way. He was able to weave in the artistic, historical and political events that explain the meaning of the highlights of the old city.
I have been to Florence before and never appreciated it as well as I did after this tour. Well worth every euro and the 3 hours.
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TakeWalksSF
Hi dpd57, It is wonderful to learn that Ismael was able to provide you with such a wonderful experience. He is a true asset to the Walks team, and we are lucky to have him. We will be sure to share your review to our Guide Manager to ensure he gets the recognition he deserves! We look forward to welcoming you back to another walking tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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