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$132.66

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Key Details

City: Florence


Duration:Aprox 6hrs 30min (incl. lunch break)


Start Time: 8:30 am

Highlights

  • The perfect way to see Florence in a day; exploring the most famous sights of the city plus those hidden nooks & crannies that make it so special. With the help of our friendly local guides you won’t just see Florence, you’ll truly appreciate it.

  • You’ll visit Florence Accademia to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’; the Uffizi Gallery for works by da Vinci, Raphael & Boticelli; explore Florence Duomo with its stunning dome; and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city.

  • We’ve arranged express access and pre-reserved tickets at all the sites. And with group sizes of 20 or fewer, guaranteed that you have a relaxing, engaging day.

Tour Description

Explore the top two sights of Florence - the Accademia & Duomo

Your full-day Florence tour starts with a bang at the Accademia Gallery. After skipping any entrance lines, you’ll meet the city’s most famous resident – Michelangelo’s ‘David’, whose beauty and size must be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will teach you about the enigmatic genius behind the sculpture and give you rare insight into his methods with a visit to the unfinished ‘Slaves’.

The next stop on your full-day Florence tour is the Florence Duomo. where your guide will tell you the story of its enormous dome and how it went from a near catastrophe to the greatest building achievement of its age. You'll also see the Florence Baptistery, home to the set of bronze doors that were thought so beautif...

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Explore the top two sights of Florence - the Accademia & Duomo

Your full-day Florence tour starts with a bang at the Accademia Gallery. After skipping any entrance lines, you’ll meet the city’s most famous resident – Michelangelo’s ‘David’, whose beauty and size must be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will teach you about the enigmatic genius behind the sculpture and give you rare insight into his methods with a visit to the unfinished ‘Slaves’.

The next stop on your full-day Florence tour is the Florence Duomo. where your guide will tell you the story of its enormous dome and how it went from a near catastrophe to the greatest building achievement of its age. You'll also see the Florence Baptistery, home to the set of bronze doors that were thought so beautiful, Michelangelo called them the "Gates of Paradise".

N.B., The Florence Duomo does not offer skip the line tickets so unless the entrance lines are very short, we do not step inside. If you do want to go in, your guide will give you some tips on when to go in order to beat the lines.

Stroll picturesque streets and piazzas to experience the life & soul of Florence

The adventure continues with a breezy city stroll through the streets of Florence to admire its outdoor artworks, piazzas, bridges and pretty side streets. As you walk, your guide will bring the streets to life with stories from Florence’s checkered past – from the beloved Medici family to feudal battles, self-defense in Medieval Florence, philandering kings and Renaissance masters.

You’ll visit famous sights like the Palazzo Vecchio; discover beautiful outdoor sculptures at Piazza della Signoria; hear how the old Roman forum became the Jewish ghetto at Piazza della Repubblica, and learn what all those characters sculpted along the walls of Orsanmichele Church really mean.

Discover the history of art at one of the world's oldest and best art galleries

Lunch is not included so your guide will point you in the direction of some of their favorite local spots where you can eat real Florentine food, then it’s on to the Uffizi Gallery, where we’ve pre- reserved your express entrance tickets.

Organized chronologically, the Uffizi collection offers a rare opportunity to watch art develop through the ages. Your guide - a passionate expert on Renaissance art - will take you hrough the ages so you can see the flat, 2-dimension paintings of the Medieval era blossom into beautiful 3-dimensions of the Renaissance. Highlights include masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Boticelli’s ‘Primavera’ and ‘Birth of Venus’.

Your Uffizi tour ends inside the museum, leaving you with the option to stay inside for longer and discover more of the gallery on your own, using the tips and tricks you’ve learned from your guide.

With small group sizes of only 20 people or fewer throughout, you’ll find that, despite taking on the mammoth task of seeing Florence in a day, your full-day Florence tour will be relaxed and easy-going, your guide easy to hear and engage with. Because, if you ask us, it’s not enough to just see Florence, your visit will be wasted if you leave without truly appreciating it for its world-class art, fascinating history and stunning architecture.

  • Sites Visited
  • Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia
  • Florence’s famous Duomo
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • The Uffizi Gallery
  • The Baptistery Doors
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Il Porcellino
  • Vasari Corridor
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Included
  • Skip the Line tickets for the Accademia
  • Skip the Line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
  • Small groups of 20 or fewer
  • Headsets when needed
  • Expert local tour guide

Reviews

5-stars from over 865 Customer Reviews

My lady friend and I did five tours in Florence. We agreed that this was the best.First, the guide. Our guide was Matt (Matthias). He had an incredible passion for Florence, the galleries, and the art in them. He shared that passion with us.Second, the tour itself was the perfect degree of depth. We did not simply "breeze in and breeze out" of the Accademia and Uffizi: we were in both for quite a while. Obviously, we saw Birth of Venus (Uffizi) and David (Accademia), However, we also spent time with lesser-known works and artists. We toured parts of he city and the art in them; my lady friend (who has been to Florence five times in the past) was amazed by how much she learned.I highly recommend this for everyone interested in art, architecture, the Renaissance, or Florentine life (and if you are not interested in those things, why are you in Florence?)I do not recommend it for kids under age 12, unless they show an interest in art or architecture that is beyond their years.

Richard

Jan 11, 2019

Steven

Jan 25, 2019

Thomas

Jan 14, 2019

My lady friend and I did five tours in Florence. We agreed that this was the best.First, the guide. Our guide was Matt (Matthias). He had an incredible passion for Florence, the galleries, and the art in them. He shared that passion with us.Second, the tour itself was the perfect degree of depth. We did not simply "breeze in and breeze out" of the Accademia and Uffizi: we were in both for quite a while. Obviously, we saw Birth of Venus (Uffizi) and David (Accademia), However, we also spent time with lesser-known works and artists. We toured parts of he city and the art in them; my lady friend (who has been to Florence five times in the past) was amazed by how much she learned.I highly recommend this for everyone interested in art, architecture, the Renaissance, or Florentine life (and if you are not interested in those things, why are you in Florence?)I do not recommend it for kids under age 12, unless they show an interest in art or architecture that is beyond their years.

Richard

Jan 11, 2019

Steven

Jan 25, 2019

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.