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Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit

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Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this Best of Florence Tour is designed to let you see them all (and learn the stories behind them) in just a few hours. During a guided walking tour of the city, you’ll see Florence’s most iconic sites like the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Skip the line into the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David and the unfinished Slaves. The visit inside the Duomo is available to be booked as an upgrade.
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
Return Details
Ponte Vecchio, 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Please note that this tour does not include a visit inside the Duomo, optional upgrade available.
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great tour. Not just because of David and the Duomo, but our guide Angelo gave us so much history. It also helped with orienting us to the city. Angelo was particularly good. He accommodated the groups individual needs with ease (there was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bakervalleyranch
Reviewed 2 days ago

Meeting at 9.15am a group of only eleven of us spent the next 3+ hours walking through Florence, looking at the wonders left by the Medicis. We had a great introduction to the Renaissance through earlier, Medieval pictures, and then to the Michaelangelos culminating in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tplil2019
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was very good. We had lots of time to see the David and hear it's story which was really interesting and had much more to it than I had imagined. Just beautifully unbelievable. Although the Accademia was crowded and it was very warm/humid,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cotteng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My guess is that the quality of any tour you take with any company will depend on the organization of the company, but more importantly, the knowledge and passion of the guide. Company first - directions to the meeting point were simple. It was easy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife I and were in Florence with my daughter for only 2 days and my daughter had never been to this city. So I signed up for this walking tour. I have been on many walking tours in the past but this was the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bob Q
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12 September 2019|
Response from Peter T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We did not add the tour of the Duomo. Sorry.
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Response from MommaDev1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they were very good quality.
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Yes. A raincoat and small umbrella are advisable
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