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Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’

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Firenze, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Led by an expert guide, experience world-famous artwork and the Renaissance city’s top attractions, including the Ponte Vecchio and the Florence Duomo (from its exterior). As you go, gain insight about Florentine art and architecture from your guide, with audio headsets provided so that you hear everything clearly. Followed by a Skip the Line Access and a pre-reserved entry time at the Accademia Gallery for you so you won’t waste precious time better spent inside, at your own pace. Numbers are limited to 25 during this tour to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the best of Florence on a comprehensive walking tour
  • Personalized small group (maximum 25 people)
  • Skip-the-line entry into Accademia Gallery included
  • Expert art history commentary from your guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Breeze through the long lines to see Michelangelo's 'David' on this affordable, bestselling tour.
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Skip the Line Entrance ticket for Accademia Gallery (No guided)
Group size of 25 people
Guided Florence walking tour in English
Headsets to hear your guide's commentary
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance to Florence Duomo is Free of Charge

Departure Point

1: Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
2: Statua Di Galileo Galilei, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 418, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Return Details

1: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
2: Accademia Gallery, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Begin your walking tour with skip-the-line entrance inside the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David.' Marvel at the lifelike contours of the 17-foot sculpture and see why this creation has become of the most iconic in the world.

Afterward, continue on a walking tour of the city. Your guide points out architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as provides historical commentary and local lore about the sites that you pass, such as the Florence Duomo (as seen from its exterior).

Delve deeper into Florence’s rich history with a visit to the medieval Palazzo Vecchio and the Church of Orsanmichele to witness statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti, and Verrocchio. You also pass the grand exterior of the Uffizi Gallery, filled with Renaissance masterpieces from Botticelli, da Vinci, and other greats.

Your tour concludes in central Florence.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
Delve deeper into Florence’s rich history with a visit to all the most important sights of the city, starting off from the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Uffizi Courtyard, the sculptures at Piazza Signoria and the gold doors of the Baptistery.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
End your guided tour with a skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David.' With the help of an expert, English-speaking guide on hand during your tour and his full explanation from outside, you’ll be able visit the Gallery at your own pace and spot the sculptures emerging from the rock and learn about Michelangelo’s technique in sculpting – an art form he considered far above painting.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza della Repubblica
Passing by
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Visitors with body temperatures above 37.5° C (= 99.5° F) are prohibited from entering (visitors' temperature needs to be taken at the entrance)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The use of a mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the stay in the museums
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’.

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  • "The gallery is not airconditioned so take a fan or something to keep cool on a hot day." See review
  • "Worth the time and cost of a well guided tour." See review
  • "It is worth it to get an appreciation of attractions that you would otherwise walk past and not understand the history." See review

Reviews

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Donna
, Mar 2020
Definately worth a guided tour..learnt so much and insider tips from guide....fabulous seeing David!
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David tour
jm1705
, Feb 2020
Great tour. I forget the tour guide's name but she was great. Headsets worked great. Her English was very good. Added a little history along the walk
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Constanza was simply stunning
Mia C
, Nov 2019
Constanza made Firenze come alive for us ..... even in pouring rain . She managed a diverse group and all of us felt acknowledged and attended to . Her knowledge of art and Firenze itself was outstanding and grew our appreciation grow even deeper . We all touched "the pig " so will be back .... Grazie Constanza
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Beautiful time in Florence
Foodiecurian
, Nov 2019
I came to Florence after hearing such great things from my coworkers about the beautiful art, history, and food culture. With a recommendation to see the David, I found this tour. I arrived to the meetup point, which was easy to find. A few tour staffers provided headsets for us to hear our guide as the places we would visit tended to be on the noisier side. In hindsight, this was a wonderful touch because I underestimated exactly how busy some of our stops would be. Angelo Alterio, our guide, took us through Florence to many popular places before we stopped at the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses the statue of David. Getting into the museum was a breeze with our skip the line tickets. I went in October and the line was still halfway down the street! Once we were in, Angelo provided a very thorough background of the historical period in which Michelangelo carved the David as a way to give us the necessary context for why the statue was/is so important. It was breathtaking. After our stop there, we visited other Florentine highlights. I learned so much and each place was equally instagrammable. Upon completion of the tour, Angelo chatted with us about the city and even offered suggestions for places to eat that were less touristy. What a gem. He is great! Recommend for anyone who wants to get a full view of Florence in a few hours. This really helped me figure out where I wanted to spend lots of time for the rest of my vacation.
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Fun and Informative
jakechassell
, Nov 2019
Our guide was very fun and extremely knowledgeable about Michelangelo and his life and artwork, making it a very enjoyable trip. The David is a remarkably impressive sculpture and almost does not look real when you are up close. However, Michelangelo's other pieces of work, such as the "prisoners" are very interesting to examine as well. The tour of the city itself, including the Duomo and some larger buildings was also quite interesting. I would recommend this to any history buffs or to anyone who is just interested in learning more about Florence's past and artwork/architecture.
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Fantastic Tour
Roderic H
, Nov 2019
This is a wonderful and deeply rewarding tour of the Florence and Statue of David. It was made all the better with Paul Costa as the tour guide. 1. The meet up location was easy to get to and was well organized by the tour team. 2. Keep in mind this is a walking tour, plan accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes. 3. Paul Costa - 5 Star tour guide period. He's detailed knowledge and wonderful communication skills made this tour unforgettable. His ability to impart his knowledge on the history, engineering, and beauty of Florence was outstanding.
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Amazing Tour of Florence
Roderic H
, Nov 2019
If you are visiting Florence and want a tour this magnificent city, this is tour take. Even better, if your tour guide is Paul Costa are will learn and see Florence with a level of insight and perspective. My family and I took this tour on 18 Oct. 1. The meet up spot was easy to get to and was as well organized. 2. Paul Costa - First Class, 5 Star Tour Guide. If he is your tour guide be very thankful, he is a Gem and made the tour mind blowing; he's witty and funny but he is quite serious about his craft and passion. His knowledge and ability to convey the history of Italy, Florence, and world events that shaped the country and region really made the tour. 3. This is a walking tour - please where comfortable shoes and keep up with the group. Paul does not lose group members. 4. This tour was in English, Paul was is a fantastic communicator and relates the areas of the tour very well. 5. Lastly, I highly recommend anyone who is interested in a guided tour of Florence, Viator is the way to go. FANTASTIC Job, period. We could not be happier or more satisfied with this tour. I
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Florence tour
stephbritp
, Nov 2019
Informative tour worth your time. It was only 4 stars for us because it was a bit too detailed and a bit too long. There was a lot of information about other items of interest that we found excessive but this tour could be perfect for you. The guide was easy to understand and it is a very good tour.
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David from all angles
674rod
, Nov 2019
Our guide was excellent I think if you just walked into the Museum and saw David without a guide you would miss so much. The guide explained how to view David from distance and why you should then as we got closer explained the incredible detail of the sculpture.
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Florence Has My Heart
Juby B
, Oct 2019
I see David at every opportunity, and combined with the walking tour...it is a great way to get your bearings in Florence. Our tour guide was a wonderful, lively young woman, (I'm sorry I forgot her name) She went beyond the pale to deliver the reveal of David in its historical context, and generate an amount of veneration for this work of art. Her stories and colour commentary while walking the streets of Florence were funny, enlightening and important. I loved this tour!
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