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

  • When does it run?
    Use the calendar to see live availability.
  • Start time
    8:30am, 9:15am, 1:45pm and 4:30pm (take your pick)
    Note: Tour schedules are seasonal and may not be available throughout the year.

  • Duration
    2.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-Line entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Visit the Cathedral (the Duomo) from outside
  • English speaking guide
  • Headsets
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (4-14)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

  • Discover the magnificent treasures of Florence on this walking tour
  • 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!
  • Skip the line and marvel at the original David by Michelangelo at the Accademia Gallery
  • Group of maximum 19 people allows for more interaction with your guide
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Use the calendar to see live availability.

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    8:30am, 9:15am, 1:45pm and 4:30pm (take your pick)
    Note: Tour schedules are seasonal and may not be available throughout the year.

  • Meeting Point

    Your guide will meet at San Marco square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the monument to Manfredo Fanti, right in the middle of the square.

    Arriving by foot: Piazza San Marco is located 100m from the Accademia and 500m from the Cathedral (the Duomo) of Santa Maria del Fiore.

  • Ending Point

    Uffizi Courtyard

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 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.

On the first Sunday of every month, due to Accademia Gallery’s admission policies, we may not be granted admittance. 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

  • Florence Walking Tour a treat
    Robert Hart, 11/23/2016
  • Excellent tour
    Beth A Bradmon, United States 07/30/2015
  • Amazing tour
    Andrei Merisanu, Canada 09/03/2013

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