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Florence Sightseeing Tour with Galleria dell' Accademia - Skip the Line!

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Monday
    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Start time

    8:15 am


  • Duration
    Without Lunch: 3 hrs
    With Lunch: 4 hrs 15 mins
Inclusions
  • Guide (English, French, German, Spanish & Italian Speaking)
  • Light Lunch with drinks (if option selected)
  • Museum Entrance Fees (pre booked - no queing!)
  • Earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museums
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Visit Piazzale Michelangelo for a picturesque landscape and a bird’s eye view of Florence
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the spectacular Piazza del Duomo with its vibrant cathedral
  • Visit the iconic Accademia Gallery which houses the great works of Florentine artistes
  • Your guide will escort you around the key pieces and then you can explore on your own
  • See Michelangelo’s magnificent Renaissance masterpiece, David

Overview

Sightseeing in Florence is a rewarding and enriching experience. Visit the wondrous churches and art galleries for a fascinating insight into the history of the city.

Considered to be the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is home to works by many of the movements leading artists . The Basilica di Santa Croce Florence’s principal church and, Palazzo della Signoria, the town hall, are wonderful examples of Renaissance architecture. Piazza del Duomo and Bargello Palace also reflect the spirit of Renaissance that redefined the concept of art in Europe.

This tour includes a visit to Galleria dell’Accademia home to Michelangelo’s David, as well as a drive to Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

This sightseeing tour in Florence is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Renaissance city.

There is limited availability for this tour in the month of July. If this tour is not available on your chosen date, we recommend you take this Florence Hop-On, Hop-Off tour.  

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

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

  • Duration

    Without Lunch: 3 hrs

    With Lunch: 4 hrs 15 mins

  • Start time

    8:15 am


  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Piazzale Montelungo, in front of “CAF TOUR & TRAVEL - GRAY LINE” yellow street sign.
    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 dell’Accademia or at a restaurant in the historic centre of Florence

Itinerary

  • The tour starts at 9:30am from the designated meeting point, accompanied by a guide, board a coach for your tour of Florence.

    Travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, for a wonderful photo stop. This esplanade provides a bird’s eye view of Florence and its picturesque surroundings. From here, you can get a wonderful view of some of the city’s most celebrated buildings.

    Re-board the coach and travel to the historic centre of Florence for a walking tour of the Piazza del Duomo. This is one of the most spectacular squares in all of Florence. The cathedral, with its tiered pink, white and green Gothic façade will leave you enthralled.

    Proceed to the Galleria dell’Accademia. The Galleria displays paintings and sculptures of famous Florentine artists. The works, spanning the 13th to 16th centuries, include the world’s most famous statue, David, carved from a single block of marble rock by Michelangelo.

    The tour ends inside the museum at around 12:45pm, you are free to stay in the museum and browse at your leisure. If you have selected the lunch option you will take a short walk to a historic restaurant in the heart of Florence where you will enjoy a light lunch with drinks.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guide (English, French, German, Spanish & Italian Speaking)
  • Light Lunch with drinks (if option selected)
  • Museum Entrance Fees (pre booked - no queing!)
  • Earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museums
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

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Please note

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

Passengers have to reach meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.

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.

Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with visit to the Bargello museum or the Medici Chapels.

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.

Piazzale Montelungo can be easily reached as usual from Piazza della Stazione (Station Square) through various access routes.

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Uffizi Gallery Tour - Florence - Skip the Line
    S Y BATE, United Kingdom 07/30/2012
  • Great for Accademia
    Jon Hokenmaier, United States 04/15/2012

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