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Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Start Time: Varies

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the best of Florence in just 3 hours including the Duomo & Michelangelo's David

  • Explore the beautiful streets, piazzas & bridges of the city (including the Ponte Vecchio) on a Florence walking tour.

  • With small groups of just 15 people your guide will be easy to hear and interact with, for a more personal experience.
Visiting the Ponte Vecchio The Ponte Vecchio Florence Duomo Florence Duomo interior Inside Florence cathedral Tour group inside Florence Duomo Candles inside Florence Duomo Florence Duomo fa Duomo baptistery door Outside Florence baptistery Florence walking tour Piazza della Signoria Fountain of Neptune at Piazza della Signoria Sculptures outside Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio Enjoy a guided tour at Piazza della Signoria Group tour of Florence Goofing around on our Florence walking tour

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

THE BEST OF FLORENCE IN JUST 3 HOURS

Don’t miss a single one of Florence's best sights on this Florence walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, and many more. With small groups of 15 people or fewer and skip the line access to Michelangelo’s David we make the most of every second we have together and immerse you in the stories and fact that bring the city to life.

SAVE TIME WAITING IN LINE TO SEE DAVID

Your Florence Walking tour starts with skip the line access to the Florence Accademia. Once inside, your expert Walks guide will reveal the fascinating history of Michelangelo’s David, whose beauty and size have to be seen to be believed. You’ll also see Michelangelo's unfinished Slaves which give unprecedented insight into the master's creative process.

VISIT THE INCREDIBLE FLORENCE DUOMO

Another highlight is Florence’s famous cathedral, the Duomo. As you admire its monumental exterior from the Piazza del Duomo, your guide will tell you the improbable story of Filippo Brunelleschi and how this Renaissance man re-discovered knowledge lost for more than a millennium to build the Cathedral’s world-famous dome - one of the largest on earth.

Before leaving the Piazza, you’ll stop at the Baptistery. During a close look at the world-renowned Baptistery doors, dubbed the 'Gates of Paradise', your guide will tell you the story of the cutthroat competition that created this glittering masterpiece. Don’t forget to ask plenty of questions—that’s the beauty of a tour with only 15 people, maximum!

ENJOY A FLORENCE WALKING TOUR OF THE BEST PIAZZAS, OUTDOOR ART & PONTE VECCHIO BRIDGE

Your Florence walking tour also includes a breezy city stroll past the highlights of the city. At the Piazza della Signoria, you’ll admire Florence’s other world-famous sight, the towering Palazzo Vecchio, visiting the original site for Michelangelo’s ‘David’, where an exact replica stands. Hear the stories behind the statues at Orsanmichele Church, rub the Porcellino pig’s nose for good luck, and feel swept up by history at the Piazza della Repubblica, the ancient Roman forum that later became the city’s Jewish ghetto. Top if all off by crossing the Ponte Vecchio, the most picturesque bridge in all of Florence – perhaps all of Italy.

By the end of your Florence walking tour, you won’t just have “seen” Florence’s most famous sights; you’ll have discovered their histories, stories, and what makes them so notable.

Sites visited

  • Michelangelo’s David and Slaves in the Accademia
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Florence Duomo (outside only)
  • Baptistery Doors and Gates of Paradise
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (from outside)
  • Orsanmichele Church (from outside)
  • Piazza Repubblica

Included

  • Guided Florence walking tour
  • Skip the line tickets to Florence Accademia (David)
  • Small groups of max 15
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 1614 Customer Reviews

Angela was delightful and very knowledgeable. She made us all very comfortable, including my teenage grandsons.
Great tour. Hits the highlights as well as some of the more atmospheric, lesser known sites. Valentina was a terrific guide.
Angelo was great. Very knowledgeable and a very good presenter. He was very passionate about all the items on the tour and really educated us.

Important information

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

We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations / festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts. In some cases, it may not be possible to enter Florence Duomo on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will give you an explanation from outside and leave you to visit in your free time if you wish.

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Angela was delightful and very knowledgeable. She made us all very comfortable, including my teenage grandsons.
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Great tour. Hits the highlights as well as some of the more atmospheric, lesser known sites. Valentina was a terrific guide.
Angelo was great. Very knowledgeable and a very good presenter. He was very passionate about all the items on the tour and really educated us.
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My husband and I was very pleased the tour guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful when we asked questions I would recommend this two or to future vacationers
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This tour was my favorite. It was my favorite because the guide (Klaus(sp?) made the tour amazing thanks to his enthusiasm and knowledge. It was my 4th time seeing the David and I learned so much more on this tour than any other. Thank you!
We really enjoyed our walking tour of Florence. Federica was very interesting and knowledgeable. She brought us to places in the city that had historical significance that we wouldn't have found otherwise. We felt like we really developed a great understanding of Florence and how it was shaped by the Renaissance. David was a stunning highlight as well and we really appreciated the shorter lines and smaller crowds to view him. Thank you Federica!
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Our tour guide was amazing and the entire experience was fantastic.
Excellent tour. The weather was beastly hot and she accommodated that.
Excellent tour. The weather was beastly hot and she accommodated that.
Our guide was lovely and very informative. We really enjoyed the tour
Vanessa was wonderful!
Fantastic tour guide. Ishmael was so informative, so easy to understand and had a true passion for Florence. It was a great tour to give us an overview of this beautiful city and of course to see the David was a true highlight.
This was a wonderful tour. So much great information and history. We thoroughly enjoyed!
Greta was a fantastic guide. She always knew when to move the group and where to stand to get the best views of whatever we were looking at. This made transitions easy from place to place. Over the top knowledge. Give her a raise!!!
Very happy we took this tour. Small complaint, is that I would have preferred if the tour guide reduced the amount of small talk with the group and had spent more time talking about the history of the city in further detail.
I thought our guide was very informative and kept our attention.
The tour was great, although the pictures associated with the tour online would lead one to believe that the inside of the Duomo/Cathedral would be included. That would really be my only complaint and I realize with the lines, especially during the high season, that we couldn't cover everything, but I would have loved to have seen the inside of the cathedral. Teresa did a fantastic job with the rest of the tour.
We had a great tour! I loved the small group and the details the guide provided.
Antonio was extremely knowledgeable with regard to the history of Florence. He was pleasant, funny and full of interesting facts. Very good English and answered all questions. I would highly recommend this tour. However, unfortunately, the line for the Duomo was too long for us to wait on so we did not enter. This was a little disappointing. The rest of the tour, however, was great.
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Excellent trip. The guide was fun and knowledgeable! We could not have asked for a better experience.
We enjoyed the walk with Antonio very much. Will definitely book with Walks of Italy again.
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Excellent guide. On time and very informative. Enjoyed it a lot.
My family and I loved the tour. We learned a lot of great and interesting information and would recommend it to anyone!! Fantastic
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Good tour but very basic; wish it would have expanded on a few more areas of town.
Angela was amazing. She is really knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Florence. I now have a love for Michelangelo that I never knew existed and I credit her for this. Completely satisfied with every ounce of this tour and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the history of Florence. Thank you Walks for such an amazing vacation!!
Stefano was our guide and he was very very good! He explained the highlights to us very well and spoke very good English! He was fabulous! Thank you!
Federico was fantastico! His insider tips on the best gelataria were right — Gelateria de Neri was delicious and on an interesting street. I recommend this tour and would do it again. The small group size was especially nice in the summer crowds.
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Charles is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
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Angelo was exceptional. He imparted valuable information and was humorous as well. It was a wonderful afternoon.
We would recommend! The tour program was lovely. Perfect pace. Chiara was wonderful. Informative in both material specifically related to the sites we were seeing as well as general Florence background. My kids (12 and 13) both really enjoyed as well and appreciated her candor and funny tidbits. It would have been nice though to have the lucky boar mentioned as we completely forgot about it and missed it.
Stefanie led an awesome tour of the David and the Duomo. She was very passionate and so intelligent. We loved all 6 of our tours with Walks of Italy this week! Will recommend this company to all. The one drawback to this tour was that we did not enter the inside of the Duomo. I did not realize that during high tourist season the line gets so long that sometimes the guides do not have time to take the groups inside in order to stick with the tour schedule. Had we known this, we would have toured the Duomo on our own the day before, and unfortunately we didn’t have time after. Otherwise this tour was awesome.
First of all, 5 star to our guides in Firenze! I accidentally booked the tour on the wrong day and they worked really hard to get extra headsets and tickets so we could join anyway. GREAT service! The tour itself was fantastic! Stephanie was born in Firenze and knew tons about the area and answered lots of extra questions for us. We gained a great appreciation of Firenze and local art and history!