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Best of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia with Duomo

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Best of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia with Duomo

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence into a helm of arts and humanities. Then see the lovely exterior of the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral, as well as the Baptistery to hear the fascinating origins of the Gates of Paradise. Afterward stroll the local streets, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
  • Small-group walking tour of Florence
  • Visit Florence's iconic sights and learn the stories behind them
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • See Michelangelo's 'David
  • Stroll along Florence streets, taking in sights like the Piazza della Signoria, the romantic Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo
  • Receive personalized attention with your small group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See two of Florence's top attractions without the wait, all in a relaxed small group limited to 15.
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Local English-speaking guide
Skip-the-Line ticket to Accademia Gallery
Skip-the-Line ticket to the Florence Duomo
Guided Walk through Florence to see Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and more
Gratuities
Piazza San Marco , Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy

Piazza San Marco. Meet your guide by the statue in the middle of the square.

9:30 AM
Ponte Vecchio , Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Ponte Vecchio

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible with advance notice. Please contact us upon booking to arrange your visit.
  • Due to the religious nature of the Cathedral, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for those denied entry.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia with Duomo ?
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
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  • "Tours like this are really useful especially for first time visitors like us." See review
  • "This is an awesome tour to get to see the highlights of Florence if you only have limited time." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Outstanding tour, highly recommend!
Bruce_C
, Jun 2022
Really fun day exploring Florence. Our guide was outstanding! Funny, informative and knowledgeable. Some issues were beyond his control (lines getting into the museum), but all in all a highly recommended tour.
star-5
We are a family of 5...
KATHERINE_K
, Jun 2022
We are a family of 5 traveling with our 11, 13 and 21 year old. Everybody loved this tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Educational and enjoyable experience
Jeffrey_A
, Jun 2022
Our guide Elena did a good job of moving us through a very busy museum. She did a great job of bringing the life and works of the artist's to life.
star-5
Good tour cover visiting...
Joyce_L
, Jun 2022
Good tour cover visiting of original statute of David and Domo which are two of the most important sites in Florence
star-5
Great experience
Bette_H
, Jun 2022
Although we were disappointed the Duomo was closed (feast of St Ranier), we had a great tour around Florence with Daniella. There are so may things tht I learned about the Medici family, the history of FLorence, Michaelangelo that I would never had known without this tour.
star-5
Brilliant tour
Rebecca_P
, Jun 2022
Guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very funny with perfect english. Tour was very informative and I would highly recommend.
star-5
Best your guide on the planet.
Lisa_A
, Jun 2022
Loved our guide Viola. She was outstanding. Her knowledge and enthusiasm gave me an appreciation and understanding of the pieces and buildings we viewed.
star-5
History around Florence
Wesley_S
, Jun 2022
Angelo was terrific. Laid back but super knowledgeable about all the history and buildings history! Would highly recommend
star-5
A perfect outing
Shannon_E
, May 2022
More than I expected. Great guide with excellent explanations. Well done!! Can't wait to book another event.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
David and the Duomo
Keith_L
, May 2022
Stephanie was incredible. My husband and I were amazed by her wealth of knowledge. We were never bored during the three hour tour and we spent time that evening talking about all we had learned. The entire tour was fascinating from start to finish. We highly recommend this tour with Stephanie as your guide.
star-4
It was a very nice...
maricela_f
, May 2022
It was a very nice experience, the tour was good and the guide very informative. We went to all the main events and finally to the Academy, David! Spectacular piece of art.
star-5
Amazing experience with our guide
FrancisEngWee_K
, May 2022
We have enjoyed our day and learnt so much from Charles ;)) truly amazing guide whom make our day in Florence. He bring David, Dante and Galileo and many more to life for us!!
star-4
Nice tour of Florence
Christina_C
, May 2022
Ivana was a nice guide. It was a good basic tour to get a feel for Florence. I was glad that I ended up choosing this tour instead of climbing the Duomo, as I feel it would have been too much for me.
star-4
Knowledgeable guide
Jessica_B
, May 2022
Very detailed info on the David, I wish we could have gotten to see the art around it before we left.
star-5
Great overview tour
Ferrie_R
, May 2022
Stephanie our guide was very knowledgeable and patiently explained all there is to need to know and more..
star-5
Great tour. Totally worth it!
Nital_P
, Apr 2022
Really an insightful tour by Matt. He was a great tour guide, sharing stories, facts, etc. at a level understood by all. The tour was intimate too, only 4 couples which was also nice! Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved this tour!
Sean_R
, Apr 2022
Our guide Bernie was great! Extremely knowledgeable and personable and knew how to keep the tour moving without it feeling rushed at all.
star-5
Florence: David, Duomo, and more
Erika_H
, Apr 2022
Kiara was a fantastic guide and really brought the experience of Florence to life. We learned more about the region and art than we expected. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Erika_H, Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad to read you had such a lovely time with Chiara and that she was able to bring Florence to life for you, as it means we have achieved our goal of making your time with us memorable. Thank you again for trusting us with your holiday, we hope you'll join us again soon! Kindest regards,
star-3
Unless you are a history or art buff, you might want to do this on your own
dawleylinda
, Oct 2021
Basically, on this tour you spend most of your time with the guide giving you overly elaborate details about the statue David. You also walk to a few sites after the tour of the museum. If we had to do this over again we would do it on our own. The tour guide was excellent but more should have been included in the tour such as another museum added to the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi dawleylinda, We are constantly looking for ways to improve our tours and appreciate your suggestion. Best, Amanda
star-5
Best walking tour in Florence
vickyhsu1
, Oct 2021
Our guide was knowledgeable and use her good Italian humor to make our tour even more fun! Highly recommended!

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