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Galleria dell'Accademia Tour, Florence - Skip the Line!

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Monday
    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month
  • Start time
    10:15am
  • Duration
    1 hour
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide
  • Museum Entrance Fees
  • Earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museums
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Admire the Renaissance's most iconic masterpiece, Michelangelo's David
  • Discover two famously unfinished Michelangelo statues: SanMatteo and Prigioni
  • See paintings by Botticelli and visit the on-site Museum of Musical Instruments
  • Book Galleria Dell'Accademia Tour with an expert guide at the same price as an audio guided tour
  • Your guide will escort you around the key pieces and then you can explore on your own
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!

Overview

See the paintings and sculptures at the Galleria dell'Accademia and discover why Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance.

Situated in the heart of the city, the Galleria dell' Accademia houses Michelangelo’s David, one of the world’s most famous statues. The museum’s paintings and sculptures are a tribute to the Renaissance. Giambologna’s famous Rape of the Sabine Women, the Dispute of the Immaculate Conception by Carlo Portelli and other paintings and sculptures of the Renaissance exhibited here demonstrate the spirit of freedom and artistic expression which spread from Italy to the rest of Europe.

The Galleria dell' Accademia’s splendid collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures is the hallmark of Florence.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday
    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Start time

    10:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Meet your guide at the entrance of Accademia Gallery Museum, look for an representative with a “Caf Tour & Travel” yellow sign.
    So, there's no last-minute rush please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Galleria dell' Accademia

Itinerary

  • Your guide will meet you outside the Galleria dell' Accademia at 10:15am.

    Your expert guide will take you through the Galleria dell' Accademia. Founded in 1784, the museum houses paintings and sculptures by the great Florentine Masters of the 14th and 15th centuries whose works have made Florence the art capital of the world. The museum’s main draw is Michelangelo’s David, probably the most famous statue in the world.

    The museum contains works of many of the Renaissance Masters of the 15th and 16th centuries, including Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli and Andrea del Sarto.

    You will have a 1 hour guided tour after which time you are free to stay and explore at your leisure. The tour ends inside the museum.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • Museum Entrance Fees
  • Earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museums
  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Please note

Voucher Information : No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Due to security reasons, the Accademia Gallery authorities have set certain access rules for visitors to be followed, drinking is not permitted inside the exhibition. However, you are allowed to carry water bottles not exceeding 0.5 litres. All kinds of bottled or canned beverages will be confiscated by the concerned authorities.

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people (English speaking) or 4 people (Spanish, French, German & Italian Speaking). Should this minimum number not be met for your chosen tour every effort will me made to move you to another date, should this not be possible we will offer you a full refund.

Your tour group will go in the group entrance. While there may still be a short wait it will be far shorter than when joining the regular queue.

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 haveOnce the guided tour is over you will be able to stay and explore the museum at leisure.

Customer Reviews

  • A truly wonderful tour and it was made so special because of our wonderful tour guide.
    Judith Herman, Australia 09/04/2016
  • Skip the Line and learn in a most enjoyable way
    Andrea Cardey, United States 04/04/2014
  • Very informative tour
    lokesh kumar, Australia 10/07/2013

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