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Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Get up close and personal with Michelangelo's 'David' statue with this 1-hour guided tour of the Accademia Gallery, including skip-the-line entry. With your fully licensed guide, breeze past the crowds at the entry way and proceed directly inside to admire some of Michelangelo's masterpieces. Learn about the secrets of the Accademia Gallery and the creation of the 'David' through your guide's informative commentary during the tour. Feel free to stay and explore the museum for as long as you like after the guided tour has concluded.
  • 1-hour tour of the Accademia Gallery
  • Skip the line entrance ticket
  • Learn about Michelangelo's life and works from an informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the museum at your leisure after the tour has concluded
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Professional guide
Audio headsets available for larger groups to better hear your guide
Accademia Gallery skip the line ticket
Small group tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Via Camillo Cavour, 36r, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

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Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Meet your guide and tour group outside the entrance to the Accademia Gallery. With your prepurchased tickets, skip the entry line and proceed directly inside for you guided tour.

Marvel at Michelangelo's original David, one of the most famous pieces of sculpture in the world. Learn about the process behind its carving and its history from your fully licensed guide. View some of Michelangelo's other masterpieces, such as San Matteo and I Prigioni, to learn more about the artist and his work. 

At the conclusion of your 1-hour tour, you are free to stay and explore the museum at your leisure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Via Cavour Firenze
Prepare for a journey in time... to the glorious Renaissance era in Florence. Head to Via Cavour 36 Red, where your local, art-loving guide will be waiting for you! Follow your guide to the nearby Accademia Galleria (about a 5 minute walk), and skip-the-line upon entry.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
The Accademia Gallery is one of the most sought-after art galleries in the world. Throughout your tour of the gallery, your guide will truly bring these pieces of art to life, with vivid, storytelling descriptions. Along with interesting stories, you can also learn entertaining and memorable facts about the artists and works of art. Embark on this tour through time as you visit the Renaissance era, a time of great pride and heritage in Florence. First, your guide will lead you through the Hall of “Prisoners,” where you can find many of Michelangelo's unfinished pieces. This hall showcases a unique form of Michelangelo's art, "non-finito," or unifinished. These sculptures are meant to showcase the characters inside the block, as you can feel their emotions forming while they are trapped inside the Carrara marble. As a viewer, you can examine the exact scraps and small details where Michelangelo was working with his chisel and hammer.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
It is incredible to witness the process of art, which Michelangelo developed from a simple piece of marble. Your guide will share more details about each of these sculptures and their stories. Then, at the end of the hall, you will find the unmissable "David," towering over the tiny viewers. Weighing over 12,000 pounds and at 17 feet tall, this is one of the largest, and most important pieces of art of all time. Learn all about this epic sculpture, as well as Michelangelo and his mysterious life. Did you know Michelangelo was a mere 26 years old when he finished his sculpture of David? Then, admire some of the other masterpieces found in the Accademia Gallery with your guide. You will visit the complex sculpture, “Rape of the Sabines,” by Giambologna, as you learn about the unique process the artist used for his sculptures, which diverses greatly from the simplicity of Michelangelo’s sculpting.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
After your one-hour guided tour of the museum, feel free to revisit any works of art and stroll the gallery independently. There is no better way to discover, "the Cradle of the Renaissance" than by visiting one of the most important Renaissance galleries in the world - the Accademia Gallery!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Receive your confirmation at the time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that on the busiest days the entrance into the museums may experience some short delays
  • From November to March (Low Season): The tour is always confirmed in English and Spanish. The minimum required to confirm the tour in Italian, French and German is 4 pax
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From April to October (High Season): The tour is always confirmed in English and Spanish. The minimum required to confirm the tour in Italian, French and German is 2 pax
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

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

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 Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence?
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Lovely
Heidi
, Feb 2020
Our guide was wonderful, her knowledge of the exhibits and comments were very engaging. She kept the group moving well, despite the holiday weekend.
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Accademia Gallery
Gaye R
, Jun 2019
Tour guide no one could understand her completely. She never counted to see if she had the whole group. She lost my attention right away because of the thick accent and she spoke very fast. Seeing the original DAVID was amazing.
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Really I’d like to give three and a half
Roam15937586553
, May 2019
Our tour guide was nice and Informative but I don’t think it was a good value for the money. It was hard to hear and crowded with a big group in addition to all the others around and a short tour as well. Some interesting art but “David” is definitely the star of the show. If I did it again I’d get a skip the line and spend less
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Small place for such a large man!
KML1101
, Dec 2018
The museum is small. Great visit as crowds were small. Guide was good and shared a lot of interesting info on paintings .
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star-5
Very knowledgeable guide brought us...
Nathaniel K
, Oct 2017
Very knowledgeable guide brought us past the lines and right into the museum. There were about 30 of us, and we were all able to hear her clearly through headsets. She gave us a lot of information about the museum, formerly a school for artists, and took us through the early instruments room, to the paintings, and of course the sculptures. The high point was Michaelangelo's David, and we were able to get up close and walk all around it while our guide explained, among other things, the perspective and the back story of the choice of marble.
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Highly recommend. What an experience...
Ani R
, Oct 2017
Highly recommend. What an experience! Excellent tour guide
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Really good idea to skip the line...
Georgina H
, Sep 2017
Really good idea to skip the line. We still had to wait a while until all tour party members turned up and then the guide had to sort out our entry, but it was much better than turning up with nothing bought in advance and having to wait for longer in huge queues. Guide extremely knowledgeable. Sometimes difficult to hear even with a headset. Next time I will buy skip the line tickets but no guide.
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Great way to skip those awful lines...
Susan O
, Sep 2017
Great way to skip those awful lines. Totally worth it!!
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Really disappointing, tour should...
Nicola S
, Jun 2017
Really disappointing, tour should have started at 10.30 but it was 11am by the time they had got their act together and we got into the gallery. The tour should have lasted for an hour but at the very beginning we were told by our guide that she would have tofinish at 11.30 so our tour only lasted 30 mins which we felt was just a waste of time as the guide seemed rushed, wouldn't recommend this one,
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This is the only way to see this...
Jonathan B
, Jun 2017
This is the only way to see this place. The regular line can be very long. Our guide really knew her stuff and made sure that we got the whole experience and not just the David sculpture. The museum is very crowded.
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