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Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Visit

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

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  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    01 April  - 13 November : 10am, 2:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Your guide will meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner)

  • Ending Point

    Uffizi Courtyard

Key Highlights

  • Discover the magnificent treasures of Florence on this walking tour
  • Skip the line and marvel at the original David by Michelangelo at the Accademia Gallery
  • Admire the exterior of Duomo (cathedral) crowned by Brunelleschi’s magnificent Dome
  • See stunning sculptures in the Church of Orsanmichele
  • Gaze at the exquisite Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti
  • Rub the snout of Il Porcellino to guarantee your return to Florence!
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Group of maximum 14 people allows for more interaction with your guide


Discover the magnificent treasures of Florence, “Athens of the Middle Ages”, on this captivating walking tour. On this walking tour of historic Florence, you’ll see the main sights of this beautiful city. As an added bonus, you’ll enjoy skip-the-line visit to the Accademia Gallery (home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’) – one of the must-do things in Florence. Headsets will be provided so that you can be sure of hearing what your guide is saying.

Your evocative Best of Florence Walking Tour experience begins when you meet your guide at the meeting point. The major Florence sites that your guide will take you to are:

  • The Cathedral (the Duomo)
  • Piazza degli
  • Uffizi Courtyard
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Baptistry Door

Your English-speaking guide will narrate the fascinating stories behind the sights and give you insights into the history and culture of Florence. The tour is flexible and the guide will be willing to cater to your group’s needs and interest. Your guide will bring Florence to life through the ages – from the terrible Medieval era to the glorious years of the Renaissance.

During the course of the tour, dodge the long queues to one of the major Florence attraction and enjoy fast track access to the Accademia Gallery. Marvel at the original marble statue of David by Michelangelo. One of the masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture, the figure was created in 1504 for the city of Florence and placed in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. In 1873, this statue was replaced by a replica and the original was placed in the Accademia Gallery to keep it safe from weather and acts of vandalism.

About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in Italy tours and experiences. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. They believe in having a small group size to provide intimate experiences in all major cities of Italy.


  • Skip-the-Line entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Visit the Cathedral (the Duomo) from outside
  • English speaking guide
  • Headsets


  • Hotel transfers (we'll see you there)
  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Since we would visit a place of worship, wearing shirts with sleeves and avoiding shorts, vest tops and open-toe sandals would be best.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks as there will be security checks while entering the attractions.

If this happens we will offer an extended walking tour of the city.

Your guide will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition.

Additional info

In case of any assistance, you may call at the local telephone numbers provided in your confirmation voucher.

Customer Reviews

  • Robert Hart
    Florence Walking Tour a treat

    Enjoyed this very much. There were only 3 of us plus the tour guide, so it was a much more personal experience than most larger tours. The guide was very friendly and...

  • Janet Gelman

    The Duomo was closed during our tour and did not this before we booked it.

    United States 09/16/2015
  • Beth A Bradmon
    Excellent tour

    The guide was very informative and interactive. She had a good pace and let us spend some time alone in the museum - which was perfect and which most guides fail to do....

    United States 07/30/2015

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