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Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery and Duomo

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731BESTFLR
Take a small group tour of the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David and afterwards enjoy your walking tour of Florence. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people ensuring you'll receive personalized attention and audio headsets guarantee that you'll hear the guide clearly. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line at the Accademia Gallery!
Delve into the historic center of Florence on a three hour walking tour including Accademia Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Uffizi Square. Your local guide will identify architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras as you stroll the timeless streets of Florence.

Start your tour bypassing the line with your skip-the-line ticket into the Accademia Gallery and marvel at Michelangelo's 17 foot David.

Dominating the Florentine skyline, Brunlleschi's imposing Duomo never fails to impress. Enter inside the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Restrictions on entry to the Cathedral may apply on Sundays and religious holidays. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo.

Learn about the fascinating history of Florence from your guide as you visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues and glorious fountains. Then, make your way towards the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head to the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio.

Visit the former Ancient Forum, now Piazza della Repubblica and a popular meeting place for writers and artists. Make sure to rub the nose of legendary il Porcellino' the boar, so that you may one day return again to Florence! Your tour finishes in Lungarno, facing Ponte Vecchio Bridge.

Please note: The 4:30pm Departure will take you to visit the same sights that you will visit in the morning but quieter to make your experience more special. However, the Duomo won't be visited inside as the Cathedral is closed. A detailed exterior visit of the Duomo will be given instead.

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Departure Point:
Tour departs from San Marco Square, Piazza San Marco. The meeting place is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
Departure Time:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Ponte Vecchio Bridge

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9am Departure
Code: ENG

Tour departs at 9am. Meet strictly at 8:45am.

USD $63.64
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4:30pm Departure
Code: EN1630

4:30pm departure is quieter and makes your experience more special. However, the Duomo won't be visited as the Cathedral is closed. A detailed exterior visit of the Duomo will be given instead.

USD $63.64
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Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery  and Duomo

Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery and Duomo

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance fees into Accademia Gallery
  • Walking tour (maximum 25 people)
  • Headsets to hear your guide's commentary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • No food, drink or photography permitted inside the Accademia Gallery
  • Entry inside the Duomo (cathedral) may be restricted on Sundays and during religious festivals. If this occurs a detailed tour from the outside will be given
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Emily M, October 2015

Our tour guide was excellent. She told us about the different unfinished sculptors leading up to David. How it was left unfinished on purpose. Then she lead us to David and told us the story of David and Goliath. That was the highlight of our tour. During our walk she also told us where to get the best gelato. She was right it was the best gelato in Italy!

Reviewed by: Susan B, October 2015

Great tour even during the rain. Seeing David was the highlight and walking right past very long lines almost made me feel guilty for the crazy people who didn't book the same tour we did. Viator, thank you for working with the local tours to be certain to have such knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

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Tour code: 3731BESTFLR