Guided tour

Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

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Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

From £79.33 per person

Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, with an expert local guide. Climb Brunelleschi's dome and see the most important artworks contained in the Academia Gallery.

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Duration options: 30 minutes - 4 hours
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Highlights
  • Join a tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo
  • Climb the famous dome of Brunelleschi to admire its decorations up close
  • Admire the most important artworks contained in the Duomo
  • Learn about the history and personalities of Florence from your guide
  • Visit the Academia Gallery to see the famous statue of David with pre-reserved tickets
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Gain insights into the historical treasures of Florence on this guided walking tour. Get a closer view of Michelangelo's David, as well as the landmark of Florence, the Duomo. After meeting your guide, head to the Accademia Gallery. Hear about the purpose of the museum, which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Discover the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and how the museum ended up with its large collection. Learn about the story of David and its creator Michelangelo, and admire this famous sculpture up close.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly known as the Duomo. Admire the priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you tour around the inside of the impressive cathedral. Take a moment to appreciate the monument's colossal size and beautiful marble decorations. Climb Brunelleschi's dome and the bell tower to admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. End the tour by asking your guide for recommendations of the best places to eat or drink an aperitivo nearby. This tour is a great option for those who want to make the most of their time in Florence. You will be able to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of artworks at both sites, with a scholarly local guide who manages to be fun and informative at the same time.
Includes
  • Brunelleschi's Dome, Accademia Gallery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore guided tour
  • Access to Accademia Gallery
  • Access to Michelangelo's David
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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      Tour meets at the Accademia gates. Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe

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      • Comfortable shoes

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      • Shorts
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts
      • Unaccompanied minors

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      • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
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      Overall rating

      4.8 /5

      based on 58 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
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      • Value for money
        4.5/5
      • Service
        5/5
      • Organization
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      We were a group of 3 travelling in January 2020 and lucky enough to be the only ones on this tour. The bonus of travelling in winter and booking small group tours. Chiara was our guide for our tour. She was amazing. Full of stories and interesting facts. She even climbs the Dome with you and tells you about the stories depicted in the paintings.

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      29 January 2020

      The sites were amazing and we hardly had to wait. The tour guide was very nice and Incredibly knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend. However, the climb was much more intense than anticipated. Wear sneakers for the narrow spriral stairs. If you are claustrophobic at all, skip the climb. But definitely see Il Duomo and the David.

      22 December 2019

      This was a wonderful tour! The tour guide was prompt, attentive, very informative and truly took interest in what we were interested in hearing more about and seeing more of. She took the time to learn about our interests and catered some of the covered discussions towards our interests and had multiple follow up questions to make sure we were seeing the items she was pointing out and talking about. She also took the time to discuss area restaurants and other areas we could visit related to our interests for the remainder of the day. The pace was perfect and covered everything we expected. Truly a treat and a wonderful tour!

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      10 December 2019

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