PRICE

$129.07

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Key Details

City: Florence


Duration: Approx. 6 hrs 30 min (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 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 20 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 20 or fewer
  • Headsets when needed
  • Expert local tour guide

Reviews

5-stars from over 1068 Customer Reviews

William

Oct 10, 2019

I think that this one was the beat tour Ive ever had with Walks (comparing to those Ive already had in Rome in 2016, London in 2018 and Rome again in 2019). We had an excellent guide!

Arthur

Oct 22, 2019

This was a big day full of fantastic art. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave suggestions of places off the beaten path that were just as wonderful.

Kelly

Oct 19, 2019

Our guide was the best guide we could ever want. He was professional, incredibly knowledgeable, handled the group masterfully, and was just a pleasure to learn from. We could not recommend him more!!

Nicole

Oct 18, 2019

This was our first trip to Europe and we chose Walks of Italy for all of our tours. We toured The Louve; The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palestine Hill; The Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Square; Walking Tour of Florence; and St Marks Basilica and Doge Palace. Every tour guide was friendly, very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be with. I would highly recommend this company for all your tours!

Brenda

Oct 13, 2019

DAVID

Oct 11, 2019

William

Oct 10, 2019

I think that this one was the beat tour Ive ever had with Walks (comparing to those Ive already had in Rome in 2016, London in 2018 and Rome again in 2019). We had an excellent guide!

Arthur

Oct 22, 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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