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Key Details

City: Florence


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


Start Time: Times vary

Highlights

  • The perfect way to see Florence in a day; exploring the most famous sights of the city plus those 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

  • You’ll visit Florence Accademia to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’; the Uffizi Gallery for works by da Vinci, Raphael and 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 19 or fewer you are guaranteed a relaxing, engaging day

Tour Description

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

Your full-day Florence tour starts off 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 a rare insight into his methods with a visit to the unfinished Slaves.

The next stop is the Florence Duomo, where your guide will tell you the story of its enormous dome and how it went from near catastrophe to becoming the greatest architectural achievement of its age. You'll also see the Florence Baptistery, home to the set of bronze doors that were thought so beautiful, Michelang...

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

Your full-day Florence tour starts off 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 a rare insight into his methods with a visit to the unfinished Slaves.

The next stop is the Florence Duomo, where your guide will tell you the story of its enormous dome and how it went from near catastrophe to becoming the greatest architectural 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 queues.

Stroll picturesque streets and piazzas to experience the life and 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 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 cuisine, 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 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 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. Because, if you ask us, it’s not enough just to see Florence, you need to experience it, taking in 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 19 or fewer
  • Headsets when needed
  • Expert local tour guide

Reviews

5-stars from over 1074 Customer Reviews

Bernardo was such an amazing guide and truly passionate about his work. His knowledge was beyond impressive.

Karen

Oct 23, 2019

OK - took 4 Tours with you in the last 10 days. All were at least good but 2 were absolutely great. BUT ERIZA was truly GREAT. Her knowledge level, sense of humor, interest in her group - well we really enjoyed her and will recommend her and you to friends heading that way! Second, we enjoyed the ex-architect who lead the Underground Colosseum trip in Roma - also great knowledge level and sense of humor. So we are glad we found your organization and will use you again sometime. Believe we probably first heard of you from Rick Steves and had recommended you to family coming to Italy and they also thought highly of your programs.

Herb

Dec 02, 2019

Costanza was an excellent guide and had an incredible wealth of knowledge about the city, historic sites and the museum treasures. A most enjoyable day, getting to know Florence.

Erika

Nov 21, 2019

Guide very infomative, good presenter and fun to spend the day with

Gerald

Nov 11, 2019

Stephanie did a great job of explaining all of the art and the history of Florence. We would highly recommend Stephanie as a tour guide.

mark

Nov 05, 2019

Ismael provides us with an amazing tour. His knowledge of the art of the Renaissance Period is unsurpassed. His anecdotes about Michaelangelo creating “David” were priceless and entertaining. Ismael also took us through the progression of art over the centuries through the art of Botticelli, Raphael, Da Vinci and Michaelangelo. Best of all was Ismael’s relaxed and low key demeanor. I think the best story he told was about Michaelangelo’s negotiating skills when dealing with his patron. You’ll have to take the tour to find out.

Rebecca

Oct 29, 2019

Bernardo was such an amazing guide and truly passionate about his work. His knowledge was beyond impressive.

Karen

Oct 23, 2019

OK - took 4 Tours with you in the last 10 days. All were at least good but 2 were absolutely great. BUT ERIZA was truly GREAT. Her knowledge level, sense of humor, interest in her group - well we really enjoyed her and will recommend her and you to friends heading that way! Second, we enjoyed the ex-architect who lead the Underground Colosseum trip in Roma - also great knowledge level and sense of humor. So we are glad we found your organization and will use you again sometime. Believe we probably first heard of you from Rick Steves and had recommended you to family coming to Italy and they also thought highly of your programs.

Herb

Dec 02, 2019

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Important Information

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

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