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.

Please note that this description is an example and your experience may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have an excellent experience.

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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Carly

Jun 20, 2024

Christiano was a fabulous guide! Offering cultural and historical understanding while keeping a fantastic speed of the tour. Would completely recommend!

David

Jun 07, 2024

Walks make it so easy to book and pay and the tours are outstanding with knowledgeable guides who have a sense of humour and good life experience. The small groups up to 20 make it easy to relate to other travellers if interested.

Patricia

May 29, 2024

Our tour guide, Florinda, made this an exceptional city tour. She shared a great deal of historical context for the key Florence sites we saw in our half day tour. I highly recommend- one of the highlights of our Italian family vacation!

Richard

May 20, 2024

Some technology issues meant at times difficulties hearing the guide. Whilst Brenda was knowledgeable she did initially set off without an introduction or checking everyone was following. We nearly got left behind. I would also suggest Brenda uses a guides flag or similar as even with her hand up it was difficult to see her in a crowd.

Kim

May 13, 2024

a little long

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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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