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Skip the Line - Galleria dell' Accademia and Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Walk through the streets and piazzas of Florence and study Renaissance art and architecture
  • Learn about the Renaissance period from the expert guide who will accompany you on the walking tour
  • See famous landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria on the Renaissance walking tour
  • Head past the long queues with a skip the line entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Admire the original statue of David, a magnificent Michelangelo sculpture
  • Discover two famously unfinished Michelangelo statues: San Matteo and Prigioni
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 08 May 16: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    09 May 16 - 17 Jul 16: Daily except Monday
    18 Jul 16- 04 Sep 16: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    05 Sep 16 - 16 Oct 16: Daily except Monday
    17 Oct 16 - 31 Dec 16: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    01 Feb 17 - 31Mar 17: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


    3 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Piazza Strozzi at the side entrance of the Palazzo Strozzi facing the Luis Vuitton Store where you will find your guide holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends inside the Galleria della Accademia.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Walk through the streets and piazzas to learn more about the Renaissance, the artists and their masterpieces. At the Accademia Gallery, see Michaelangelo’s David, a masterpiece that has awed and impressed millions. See Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge on River Arno, Dante’s old neighbourhood, and various other sculptures and works of art at the galleries and museums.


    Meet your English-speaking guide the Piazza Strozzi at 10:00am for your walking tour.

    This tour takes you through the streets and piazzas of Florence, with a focus on renaissance art and architecture. Your guide will talk about the ideas of the Renaissance, the lives of many famous artists, the Medici family who showered Florence with countless masterpieces, and how life changed forever during this epic period of the history of Florence.

    In-between the famous landmarks, such as the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria your will wander down enchanting back-streets and alleys paved with the original stones from ancient times. You will stroll through Dante’s old neighbourhood before arriving at the Galleria della Accademia where you will learn about one of the worlds most famous sculptures; Michelangelo’s David.

    The tour ends in the museum at around 1:00pm and you are free to spend more time here at leisure.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English speaking local expert guide
    • Skip the line tickets to Accademia Gallery
    • Headphones


    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the local activity operator’s name written on it

    Guides will inform clients at the start of the tour in case they will need to split the tour during the day (making the highlights of Florence in the morning and giving an appointment to the clients later in the day to see the David) if necessary.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.