Duration: 4 hours
Start Time: 8.45am
Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.
This Accademia Gallery tour in Florence tour begins with one of the first entries of the day into the Gallery, so you can see Michelangelo's David before much of the crowds show up. As you stand at the feet of the statue, your expert guide 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. You'll also see some of Michelangelo's unfinished works to get a unique look inside the mind of a tortured genius.
Next, you'll enjoy a leisurely city stroll 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.
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. It has the tendency to overwhelm even the most seasoned museum-goers, but don't worry: Our guides have developed a very special chronological itinerary that shows you the highlights of the collection while helping you better understand 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.
Your Uffizi and Accademia gallery tour ends around midday so you'll have plenty of time left to explore the city. Our guides are happy to give you recommendations, whether you want to see more museums, sit down for a long lunch, or just do some shopping, they will ensure that you have the hints, tips, and recommendations to make the most of the rest of your stay.