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Express Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Tour

Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: 4hrs
  • Start Time: 8.45am

Tour Highlights

  • Don't waste time; We're taking you inside Florence's two most in-demand attractions in a single morning, with pre-reserved tickets and an expert guide.

  • Enjoy one of the first entrances of the day in the Accademia gallery so you can see Michelangelo's David without the worst of the crowds.

  • Some people take days to visit the Uffizi Gallery but our special itinerary, which features Botticelli, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Duccio, and more, gets you in an out while letting you see the best that the museum has to offer.
David is lit by natural light in a very dramatic fashion. You'll marvel at the way David's face changes from different perspectives. The size of David is spellbinding. Your city stroll will show you lots of the locals' favorite spots in Florence. The Palazzo Vecchio Your guide is the perfect person to show you around. Lorenzo Ghiberti's famous bronze door to the Florence Baptistery. Michelangelo's Tondo Doni in the Uffizi. Don't be surprised if your jaw drops a few times in the Uffizi Galleries. Botticelli's Birth of Venus is one of the highlights of the Uffizi.

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

ENTER THE ACCADEMIA BEFORE THE CROWDS

This tour begins with one of the first entries of the day into the Accademia gallery, so you can see Michelangelo's David before much of the crowds show up. As you're staring up at the titanic masterpiece your guide, who is a local expert on art and Florentine history, will tell you the story of how this went from being just another statue commissioned for the church to one of the crowning achievements of Western art. In order to get a better understanding of the famously mercurial Michelangelo, you'll also see some of the works he started but abandoned, which are also in the Accademia.

A CITY STROLL THROUGH THE HEART OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

Next, you'll enjoy a leisurely city stroll that will take you past the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Florence Duomo and Baptistery. Your guide will pause at these sights in order to give you some of the fascinating history of Florence, which went from regional power to the world-changing center of the Renaissance in the 15th century. You'll learn how the city attracted great minds as you see the public works they left behind them that still form the backbone of the city today.

FOLLOW A SPECIAL ITINERARY THROUGH THE WORLD'S GREATEST COLLECTION OF RENAISSANCE ART

Now for more art: skipping the line at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, you'll dive into the greatest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world. In fact, it's so great that is has the tendency to overwhelm even the most seasoned museum-goers. Not to worry: Our guides have developed a very special chronological itinerary that not only shows off the absolute highlights of the collection, it also gives you a better understanding of how Western Art evolved from the flat, boring Medieval period, to the vibrant, emotive works of the Renaissance and beyond. You won't be an expert when you finish the tour, but you'll at least be able to impress your friends.

With your tour ending around midday, you'll have plenty of time left to explore the city and all it has to offer. Our guides are happy to give you recommendations, whether you want to see more museums and get even deeper into the history of the city, or just want to do some shopping, they will ensure that you have the hints, tips, and recommendations to make the most of the rest of your stay.

Sites visited

  • Florence Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore (outside)
  • Florence Baptistery
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (outside)

Included

  • Pre-reserved tickets to the Accademia
  • Pre-reserved tickets to the Uffizi
  • Expert Guide

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