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Key Details

City: Florence

Duration: 5 hours

Start Time: Times vary


  • This tour is the perfect way to see Florence in a day, exploring the most famous sights of the city plus the hidden nooks and 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 on a deeper level.
  • See highlights such as Michelangelo’s "David"; masterpieces by da Vinci, Raphael, and Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery; and the exterior of the awe-inspiring cathedral with its stunning dome.
  • We’ve arranged express access and pre-reserved tickets at all the sites, and with group sizes of 15 or fewer you are guaranteed a relaxing, engaging day.

Tour Description

Immerse yourself in history, art, and architecture on our carefully crafted Florence in a Day tour.

If you only have one day to see Florence's top artistic and architectural gems, you'll want to make the most of every second—and on this tour, you will. With pre-reserved express entry tickets to the Accademia and Uffizi, you'll breeze past the long lines at Florence's most renowned art galleries, leaving you more time to explore the treasures within. Coupled with an expertly guided stroll through central Florence—where highlights like the Duomo, the famous leather market, and a few of the city's liveliest piazzas await—you'll see and experience it all in one unforgettable morning.

Hear the untold stories behind Michelangelo's larger-than-life David.

Your Florence in a Day Tour starts off with skip-the-line entry at the Accademia Gallery. You'll be ushered straight inside to 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 a rare insight into his methods with a visit to the unfinished Slaves sculptures that line the far side of the room.

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

Now it's time to begin your guided walking tour of Florence. We'll pause outside the imposing cathedral (Duomo) where your guide will tell you how its enormous dome narrowly avoided catastrophe to become the greatest architectural achievement of its age. You'll also see the Florence Baptistery, home to a set of intricately decorated bronze doors so beautiful that Michelangelo himself called them the "Gates of Paradise."

From there, you'll continue your breezy stroll through the heart of Florence, where outdoor artwork and busy piazzas await around every picturesque corner. Your guide will bring the streets to life with stories from Florence’s checkered past—from the mighty Medici family to philandering kings and Renaissance masters. Along the way, you'll stop at the famous 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 swing by the famous Leather Market (and meet its lovable bronze mascot: Il Porcellino).

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

We'll take a short break for lunch, which isn't included in the tour price; however, your guide will point you in the direction of some of their favorite nearby spots. After we reconvene, the second half of our Florence in a Day Tour kicks off at 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 over the course of several centuries. Your guide—a passionate expert on Renaissance art—will take you through the ages so you can see the flat, two-dimensional paintings of the Medieval era blossom into the beautiful three dimensions of the Renaissance. Highlights include masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli’s Primavera and Birth of Venus.

Our time together officially ends inside the Uffizi. However, you're welcome to to stay inside and explore for longer, using the tips and tricks you’ve learned from your guide to appreciate every work of art you see.

Seeing Florence in a day is no easy feat. But with a carefully planned itinerary and a small group size of only 15 people or fewer, your full-day Florence tour will be relaxed and easygoing. Because it’s not enough just to see Florence. You need to experience it, taking in its world-class art, fascinating history and stunning architecture with a local expert whose stories will stay with you for years to come.

  • Sites Visited
  • Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia
  • Florence’s famous Duomo (outside)
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • The Uffizi Gallery
  • The Baptistery Doors
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (outside)
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Leather Market
  • Il Porcellino
  • Vasari Corridor
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Included
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small group of 15 guests maximum
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Accademia Gallery
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
  • Headsets when necessary
From $141
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5-stars from over 1396 Customer Reviews


May 21, 2023

I only have one suggestion regarding what was otherwise a wonderful tour. The hearing devices were only functional at best. Many times there was interference from other guide transmitters, and the earbud was ill-fitting, making understanding difficult. A better system would make this great tour even better!

Important Information

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