Guided tour

Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

From £33.21

Discover the marvelous Accademia Gallery, home to the original “David” by Michelangelo. Explore the heart of Florence on a tour led by a passionate guide.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line at the Accademia and see Michelangelo's David
  • Take in the top sights of Florence on a guided walking tour
  • See the Palazzo Vecchio and cross the Ponte Vecchio
  • Learn from a professional guide who will show you the city's hidden treasures
  • Marvel at the the famous Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria
Full description
Take a walk through the piazzas of Florence and learn about the city’s fascinating history on a guided tour through the historic center. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, which has the biggest masonry dome in the world – the marvel of the architect Filippo Brunelleschi. From your guide, hear about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building in the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls. Continue to Dante's district and then finish the walking tour in the political center of Florence at Piazza della Signoria, home to many original sculptures by Renaissance artists. Then, after skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the Accademia gallery. Begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. See the most expensive Stradivarius in the world, as well as other unique instruments. Continue to see the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo, then admire the artist’s most iconic sculpture, David. Learn about this statue’s creation and the history of the piece of marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his masterpiece.
Includes
  • Accademia Gallery guided tour
  • Access to Accademia Gallery
  • Access to Michelangelo's David
  • Live tour guide

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      Your guide will meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner)

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      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes
      • Passport or ID card for children

      Not allowed

      • Pets
      • Shorts
      • Smoking
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts

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      • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.5 /5

      based on 220 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        3.6/5
      • Value for money
        4.1/5
      • Service
        4.6/5
      • Organization
        4.5/5
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      Fantastic

      This was our first afternoon in Florence and it was such a pleasurable experience. It gave us the basics of the city so we could then explore on our own knowing exactly what we were looking at, with all the history in mind.

      3 April 2017

      Great tour with very interesting guide,

      29 October 2019

      besides the accademia and the duomo visit, we walked through part of the city which i had not seen on other tours. we visited the city hall and surrounding areas. it was very good.

      25 September 2019

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      Product ID: 3097

      VA ID: 395839