Walks of Italy

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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

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 1526 Customer Reviews

Excellent tour, very nice and passionate guide
Our guide was wonderful! She had great energy and tons of knowledge about the sites and works of art! Florinda brought the tour to life!
Alessia is a wonderful guide! She had so much information and was a great resource for getting a feel for Florence and suggestions for other parts of the city to visit. She also gave us an outstanding recommendation for dinner. A great intro to Florence!

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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Excellent tour, very nice and passionate guide
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Our guide was wonderful! She had great energy and tons of knowledge about the sites and works of art! Florinda brought the tour to life!
Alessia is a wonderful guide! She had so much information and was a great resource for getting a feel for Florence and suggestions for other parts of the city to visit. She also gave us an outstanding recommendation for dinner. A great intro to Florence!
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Angelo was absolutely brilliant ! The passion he has for his beautiful city and it's Renaissance Art was clearly evident. His knowledge of subjects and his ability to express the history in such a captivating way was fantastic.
Angelo was awesome. Very knowledgeable and made the tour entertaining. Loved it!
Matt was fantastic and the tour was exactly what we expected. Thank you!
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our guide was amazing. she really blew us away.
Caterina was fantastic! So knowledgeable and gave a great tour
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We enjoyed it very much. Mat did a good job even with all the lines and the heat.
Mat was too good. He knows the subject and explains everything very nicely.
our guide was very knowledgeable and fun - catiana? not sure i remember her name right - we learned a lot and enjoyed the tour very much- will recommend it to others
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Great tour.
Loved the tidbits that go beyond the normal and usual stuff. Got so much more out of the visit/David
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Matt was very informative and helpful. He made the tour with his knowledge of art and religion and how they both influenced each other. I would highly recommend him for this tour. Thank you Matt for a wonderful day in Florence.
Informative, efficient and amusing.
The tour was very informative and our guide Ciara was delightful. Unfortunately our line to get into the Academia was long so we were unable to tour the interior of the Duomo because of the lines there. Our guide did give us a lot of wonderful information on the exterior, and the stories about the Medici family and the origin of the statues in the piazza outside the Palazzo Vecchio were really fascinating.
We signed up for the VIP tour, which you had to cancel, so we had to settle for this one. That is the reason for the lower event rating. It simply wasn't the one we wanted and didn't include a number of things that we wanted.
Great tour with great guide.
Vanessa was a fantastic guide on our Walking Tour!! She was extremely knowledgeable about a breadth of things regarding the city, the sites, history, etc. I would highly recommend a tour with her anytime! She went above and beyond our expectations and it was truly a joy to be in her group. Please thank her on our behalf and we will be sure to recommend the Walking Tour with Vanessa.
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We loved this tour and our tour guide, Matt, was phenomenal! Passionate about Florence and had great info to share. We did not go into the Duomo - we decided as a group not to do that becuase the wait was 45 min - 1 hr. Would definitely recommend this.
Great tour. Small group and great guide
Caterina was very capable and knowledgable. It was a great experience all around!
I was surprised by all the history I learned on his walk! Charles wove his narrative in such a creative and even suspenseful way. This was an excellent value and I will do it again!
The tour guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and informative. My wife and I loved the tour. Thanks. Stephen Lee
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Our guide was wonderful! and the tour was well worth it.
Our Guide - Angelo A. - was excellent. His love of Italy, its history, his family history, and excellent knowledge and delivery was a delight! We enjoyed our Walks of Italy tour tremendously! We definitely give it a 5-star rating. ***** The only thing we wish we had done was actually tour the inside of the Duomo.
Ismael did a very good job. He was knowledgeable and informative. He was pleasant and wanted to make sure our needs were met. The audio headphones were poor and many of us had to try multiple ones to get ones that worked. The check-in process was fine. We were disappointed that we didn't get into the Duomo. The line was very long and Ismael decided it was best to have time for other things. So we may have had tickets but they didn't provide any kind of "skip the line" access. The info provided on the David was interesting but we did spend a long time there.
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The tour guide was very good and friendly. The only complaint I have is waiting so long to get into the accadamia museum. I find I’m Italy that skip the line tours are misleading
Angelo was amazing. He was funny and very informative. We really enjoyed him as our guide.
Loved our tour guide. She was very interactive and fun to listen to. She was very knowledgeable too. She made the tour a lot of fun!! The tour was great!! We truly enjoyed our experience.
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Charles was an awesome guide, extremely knowledgeable about many topics (food, history, art, architecture and more) and remained enthusiastic for the full 3.5 hours of our tour. Would HIGHLY recommend him and found the tour to be very informative and enjoyable.
Tour was very informative and Teresa was very friendly.
Mat was amazing! He is so knowledgable and passionate about Florence - we learned so much! I can’t recommend Mat more.
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