Florence
3 hours
9:00 AM
Max 18

Highlights

  • Experience the best of Florence in one unforgettable morning, including skipping the line at the Duomo and Michelangelo's David.
  • Explore the streets, piazzas, and bridges of the city (including the Ponte Vecchio) on a Florence walking tour.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the interior of the Duomo, complete with skip-the-line access to help you get ahead of the crowds.
  • With small groups of just 18 people, your guide will be easy to hear and interact with for a more personal experience.

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Tour description

See the best of Florence on an in-depth walking tour of the city's highlights.

Don’t miss a single one of the Tuscan capital's best sights on this Florence walking tour, including the Ponte Vecchio, skip-the-line access to the Duomo, and many more unforgettable attractions. After starting off with skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s David, you'll make the most of every second we have together as your expert local guide immerses you in the stories and facts that bring the city to life.

Save time waiting in line to see David with express entry to the Accademia Gallery.

Your Florence walking tour starts with skip-the-line access to the 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 sculptures, which give unprecedented insight into the master's creative process.

Hear the unlikely story of how the cathedral's incredible dome came about on a skip-the-line Florence Duomo tour.

Another highlight is Florence’s famous cathedral, the Duomo, where long entrance lines stretching through the piazza are a common sight. Luckily, you get to skip the line into the historic building, where your guide will tell you the improbable story of Filippo Brunelleschi and how this Renaissance man rediscovered 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 del Duomo, you’ll stop at the Baptistery. During a close look at the world-renowned Baptistery doors, dubbed the "Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo himself, your guide will tell you the story of the cutthroat competition that created this glittering masterpiece.

Enjoy a Florence walking tour of the best piazzas, outdoor art and Ponte Vecchio Bridge.

Your Florence walking tour also includes a breezy city stroll past more of the highlights you can't leave without seeing. At the Piazza della Signoria, you’ll admire Florence’s other world-famous sight, the towering Palazzo Vecchio. Visit the original site of Michelangelo’s David, where an exact replica stands. Hear the stories behind the Leather Market, 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 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 thanks to unbeatable insight from your friendly guide.

Sites visited

  • Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Florence Duomo (inside)
  • Baptistery Doors and Gates of Paradise
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (from outside)
  • Leather Market & Porcellino
  • Piazza Repubblica

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Amanda

Feb 25, 2024

Alex A made history come alive. We appreciated his deep knowledge of the art and architecture—along with his stories and recommendations

William

Jan 21, 2024

Excellent tour with friendly, knowledgeable guide.

Briauna

Jan 19, 2024

Incredible tour, great length, lots to see and very interesting. Good pace, reasonable amount of walking, easy to follow along. Brenda was an amazing, knowledgeable and funny guide.

Rebecca

Dec 31, 2023

Our tour guide Angelo was amazing. He told great stories and made the tour come alive. Highly recommend!

Michele

Nov 10, 2023

This was a fantastic tour! As always, the Walks tour guide was incredible and made the tour! Our guide (I don't recall her name) was a wealth of information....extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. We learned SO much! Our guide was friendly and also had a sense of humor which made it even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour. Excellent! Grazie to our guide and to Walks for an amazing experience!

Make it a perfect day

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Check off all the major sites from Michelangelo’s David to the Duomo on this ultimate one-day itinerary for Florence. Finish with an unforgettable evening food tour in the city’s tastiest neighborhood.

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