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Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit

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Overview
Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this Best of Florence Tour is designed to let you see them all (and learn the stories behind them) in just a few hours. During a guided walking tour of the city, you’ll see Florence’s most iconic sites like the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Skip the line into the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David and the unfinished Slaves. The visit inside the Duomo is available to be booked as an upgrade.
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You'll start at
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, ItalyIn Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
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  • Pass by Piazza della Repubblica
    Pass by Ponte Vecchio
  • 1
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Piazza del Duomo
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Piazza della Signoria
  • 3
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Battistero di San Giovanni
    Pass by Walks
    Pass by Palazzo Vecchio
    Pass by Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
You'll end at
Ponte Vecchio
50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, ItalyPonte Vecchio
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Highlights
  • Walking tour provides Florence overview—great for first-time visitors
  • Skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's 'David'
  • Explore piazzas and winding streets inaccessible by car or coach bus 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people
  • Full tour of the Duomo available as an upgrade
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Accademia Gallery, where you skip the long lines. Once inside, admire the iconic sculpture of Michelangelo's David and other significant works of art. Hear fascinating information about them from your guide. Next, tick off top Florence attractions such as Ponte Vecchio, the UNESCO-listed Brunelleschi’s Dome from outside, and the Baptistry (Battistero). Listen to commentary that brings the landmarks to life before strolling past the Palazzo Vecchio, the statues of the Orsanmichele church, the Piazza della Repubblica, and Piazza della Signoria. Since you’ve booked a small group with no more than 15 people, you have plenty of time to ask your guide questions. Your tour concludes in central Florence.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Ponte Vecchio, 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Inclusions
  • Guided Florence walking tour
  • Small groups of max 15
  • Expert English Speaking tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Please note that this tour does not include a visit inside the Duomo, optional upgrade available.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Tour Only in English
  • Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If option with Duomo included please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • If option with Duomo included please note: We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
  • If Option with Duomo included in some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will skip the Opera del Duomo Museum and provide tickets to visit the Museum on your own ( they are valid for 3 days).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide Matt was so knowledgable, he answered every question put to him, his knowledge of florentine’s history was amazing. Matt, we wish you well for the Christmas festivities, and thank you for a wonderful tour. A very merry Christmas Matt from Stephen & Alison
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Stephen & Alison, We are thrilled to learn that Matt was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience we always strive to achieve. We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! Warm regards, The Walks Team
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This was our first full day in Florence and Matt was a superb guide! His passion for his city and the wondrous art within is evident. It was great to learn the details of so many pieces that we were familiar with, but didn't know the back story. We would definitely recommend
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Hello Melissa K, We are very glad to hear that your first day in Florence went so wonderfully. It is always terrific to have an expert guide on hand to fully experience what a city such as Florence has to offer, and we are delighted that you enjoyed Matt's company and knowledge! Thank you for choosing Take Walks and for your kind review! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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We were able to see a lot of the different areas and art in Florence. The guide was very knowledgeable and was very passionate about the information. It was a fairly small group too which made it easy to follow along.
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Hi juliamH2091VO, It is wonderful to hear that you thought our tour was a good experience and that you were able to view and learn about some of Florence's treasures! We love to hear that our guests had a great time with us! Warmest regards, Take Walks
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Great tour featuring an exceptional tour guide named Charles. My teenagers learned so much as did I. Really thorough and brought to life the art and time period for us. Highly recommend and ask for Charles!!
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Hi Z407XEjohnv, Thank you for joining us in Florence, and for you kind review of our tour. We are delighted that you and your teens had a fantastic time learning all about this beautiful city and that our brilliant guide Charles was to bring it's rich history to life! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Our tour guide was Bernardo and he was an excellent guide. Provided so much insight into Michelangelo‘s life and work at the Academia and why David was sculptured as such. Would never have known any of this just by going on our own and Bernardo made it all seem so much real with
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia with Optional Duomo Visit
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Thank you for such a glowing review! We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed our Florence Skip the Line David and Accademia tour with Bernardo. We always strive to select only the best guides available, and cannot express how happy we are to know we have succeeded in making this such a wonderful experience for you! Thank you for sharing this walk with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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By: Walks
1,118 reviews
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Jennifer L
20
Great tour
I had never done a tour before. I prefer to explore on my own . I was so happy I decided to do this tour ! Angelo
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craigw982
Cosford, United Kingdom
10
Best of Florence Walking Tour with David & the Duomo - Excellent Experience
Our guide Angelo was incredible. His knowledge and understanding of the arts and the city was most excellent. Much
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lolipena28
Portland, Oregon
80
highly recommend this company
most of our tours throughout Italy were booked with them. they were very informative, super nice and definitely
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CarolT_SG
Singapore, Singapore
9151
Informative and entertaining tour
The tour started on time despite the drizzle. Guide Angelo (in yellow raincoat) was knowledgeable and had a great
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GrandTour642886
10
Matt the guide was marvellous
Our guide Matt was so knowledgable, he answered every question put to him, his knowledge of florentine’s history
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MayanneKoh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012
Booked two trips with Walks & very happy
1) Walking Tour with Skip The Line Florence Duomo and Accademia: a good crash course on the city and its rich
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Melissa K
Evansville, Indiana
228
A wonderful day!
This was our first full day in Florence and Matt was a superb guide! His passion for his city and the wondrous art
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emomma5
Washington DC, District of Columbia
20
Absolutely loved this.
Four of us took this cooking class with Raffaella. We all loved it. She was friendly, a great instructor and
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juliamH2091VO
61
Good tour with history of Florence and the different sites
We were able to see a lot of the different areas and art in Florence. The guide was very knowledgeable and was
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paulwithcheryl
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
9744
You will be full!
It was beginning to rain when we met our guide Regina at Piazza Santo Spirito. Our group numbered 14 which
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Z407XEjohnv
42
Great!!
Great tour featuring an exceptional tour guide named Charles. My teenagers learned so much as did I. Really
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Urban_Travellers_11
Singapore, Singapore
14159
Brought art and history to life!
Our tour guide was Bernardo and he was an excellent guide. Provided so much insight into Michelangelo‘s life and
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490steveny
Raleigh, North Carolina
312
Great tour and guide for must-see locations in Florence
Our guide was Alessia and the tour group probably had around 15 people. Alessia did a great job of getting us from
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490steveny
Raleigh, North Carolina
312
Fun excursion to Pisa and delicious lunch
Our guide was Sandra and we had just 4 people in our group. Sandra did a wonderful job of providing history and
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dpd57
110
Florence comes to life: Start here!
Ismael gave us an amazing perspective on Florence and the many sites that are along the way. He was able to weave
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