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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

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THE BEST OF FLORENCE IN JUST 3 HOURS

From the Ponte Vecchio to the Duomo, Florence’s most famous sights are famous for good reason – don’t miss a single one! On this Florence walking tour, you’ll discover all of the city’s top sights, traveling in small groups of only 15 people or fewer. With skip the line access at Michelangelo’s David we make the most of every second we have together, while our expert guides bring the city to life with stories and details from Florence’s dramatic past.

SAVE TIME WAITING IN LINE TO SEE DAVID

Feel like a VIP with pre-reserved access into the Accademia, Florence, shortening your wait time significantly and avoiding general access entrance lines that can last for hours.

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 his unfinished Slaves. Emerging from crude blocks of marble, they give an incredible insight into how Michelangelo worked and how difficult it must have been to achieve that butter-like softness in his sculptures.

VISIT THE INCREDIBLE FLORENCE DUOMO

Another sure highlight will be 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-discover knowledge lost for more than a millennium to build the cathedral’s world-famous dome - one of the largest on earth. Depending on crowds, you will also step inside the Duomo to see its immense interior and the jaw-dropping frescoes that represent a very unique moment in the history of art.

Before leaving the picturesque 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

But your exploration isn’t over yet. At 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 (but why is it so much less impressive?)

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 it all off with a stroll on the Ponte Vecchio, the most picturesque bridge in all of Florence – perhaps all of Italy.

By the end of your time with us, you won’t just have “seen” Florence’s most famous sights. With the help of our expert, local tour guides you’ll have discovered their histories, stories, and what makes them so notable – most important of all though, you’ll have had fun doing it!

Sites visited

  • Michelangelo’s David and Slaves in the Accademia
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Florence Duomo
  • 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 1384 Customer Reviews

“Amazing experience” Angelo gave us an amazing perspective of the visit,it was a great tour
Charles was great - - very knowledgeable and fun/interesting to listen to. Really enjoyed his tour!
Costanza was a wonderful guide. Very informative!

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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“Amazing experience” Angelo gave us an amazing perspective of the visit,it was a great tour
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Charles was great - - very knowledgeable and fun/interesting to listen to. Really enjoyed his tour!
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Costanza was a wonderful guide. Very informative!
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Guide was very knowledgable. We enjoyed tour alot
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Therese was great! She was informative and entertaining. I got a good sense of Michangelo and David and the events of the time.
Giulia was very knowledgeable. Great tour, would recommend.
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It would be awesome if on the list we were give. of where we went there also listed what we had (or a space for us to write it in during). It would also be awesome if there were an opportunity to buy the wine and or cookies while we are stopped at the venue. Luca was the best!!! We had an amazing time and will recommend this tour to everyone! Thank you!
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I had an outstanding tour day with Paulo. We had a very intimate group, the education was incredible. I loved learning the history around and within Florence. Very exciting to walk on the grounds of history.
Giulia was a fantastic, passionate guide. We learned a lot and very much enjoyed it.
What a wonderful way to start our Florence visit! Teresa was very knowledgeable. We felt like we got so much more out of our viewing of David with her leading us. She gave us great recommendations of places to eat and tips about Florence.
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Excellent tour and guide. I would prefer less time on David and more time to see other things as well.
Angelo was so incredibly knowledgeable! Thank you for a great tour and so much history that gave context to all we were experiencing.
Chiara was very friendly and knowledgeable. She took her time explaining significant events to us and answered any questions we had. We absolutely enjoyed having her take us around Florence as well as tips she gave us on other things to do. She was great! Thank you!
Tour was exactly what we wanted
Loved everything about the tour and guide!
Angelo was the best!!!! Out of all three walks of Italy tours, he was incredible. Enthusiastic, wonderful story teller, great humor, transported us back to olden days of Florence. Wonderful tour!!!
Our guide Constanza kept the tour engaging throughout with a mix of information on the history of Florence and of the sites/art we were visiting. The tour was at a good pace and we appreciated the opportunity to spend some independent time wandering the Accademia. We would definitely take another Walks of Italy Tour again.
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Great tour. Seamless.
Angelo was the Michelangelo of all guides Informed engaging humorous we loved the trip In spite of not going inside the duomo as indicated and with change in protocol of the museum his wit and humor carried us through loved the tour
Eleonora was an excellent and knowledgeble guide. We enjoyed the tour very much and would recommend her to others. She was very accomodating and answered questions and kept to the schedule of the tour. Really enjoyable and a learning experience!
Teresa was amazing. Tour was amazing as well.
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This was one of the best tours we’ve ever had, if not the best. Our guide, Angelo, was knowledgeable, entertaining, passionate and made the tour very interesting. Would highly recommend.
Very informative tour which I would recommend to all
Matt was a FANTASTIC guide. Full of knowledge, patience and most importantly, enthusiasm. It was apparent he knew the minute details and was incredibly good at imparting the same awe and inspiration to the group that he obviously feels for his subjects. 10/10.
Wonderful tour. Guide was great. Helped find a cab when the tour was over. Guide was very knowledgable and did a great job navigating rainy weather and security delays at Duomo. I can't wait to go back to Florence!
This was a fabulous tour. My mum and I really enjoyed it. The guide, Angelo, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He spent so much time with us and answered every question. If you are lucky enough to get Angelo as your guide, you're laughing. He really was excellent. The tour itself was great. We got to see David and spend quite a bit of time at the Accademia looking at David, as well as some of Michelangelo's other works. Unfortunately, our tour of the Duomo was cut short slightly as they had introduced new security just a week before and there were teething problems, hence the queue to get in was quite long and ate into our time quite a bit, which was absolutely not the fault of Angelo or Walks of Italy. It was, unfortunately, just one of those things - hopefully the Duomo people will get that sorted quickly as I dread to think what the queues/delays would be like in high season if not. Following the Duomo, Angelo then took us a walk via various points of interest, including Piazza Signoria, towards the end point of the tour, the Ponte Vecchio. I would give this tour 5 out of 5 and both my mum and I agree that it was excellent value for money.
Angelo was fantastic. Very informative and made the tour very fun.
Great tour. Guide was knowledgeable and personable. Based on this experience I scheduled other Walks tours.
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Tour was so good I walked my husband through the exact same thing the next day!
Great tour! Tour guide was very funny and engaging and gave great overviews and tips for food and drink!
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Angelo was an awesome and very passionate guide! We loved this tour and highly recommend it!!!
A delightful tour!