Accademia Gallery & the Best of Florence Tour From marble to magnificence... (Skip the Lines!)
This private walking tour of Florence is a great way to become orientated with the city by seeing all of the most important sites at an enjoyable and relaxed pace. This itinerary consists of touring the must sees of Florence, including the main Cathedral (Il Duomo), the many famous piazzas in the city center, and of course, no visit to Florence is complete until coming face to feet with Michelangelo's David as he towers over us.
Duration : 3 hours Private from : €400 per group
Accademia Gallery, Michelangelo's David, The Duomo, Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi, Uffizi Gallery (outside only), Ponte Vecchio
Tour Duration :
Price Breakdown :
Price per group
1 - 5 People :
6 - 8 People :
9 - 12 People :
Entrance Fee :
€18 per person (Price above does not include entrance fee)
Meeting Times :
9:30am or 2:00pm
Meeting Point :
Your hotel or central location in Florence,
Multiple tour discount: Book this private tour with any other private tour and get €20 off this Private Tour! Discounts applied upon checkout.
We begin this private tour first by visiting the Academia Gallery which is situated in the heart of the city. Your private tour guide will provide invaluable insight into some of the world’s greatest works produced by the most celebrated artists of their day. This gallery is most popular for holding Michelangelo’s David. Many replicas are scattered throughout the city but none compare to the original colossal work done by the master himself. There is no better way to beat the crowds, skip the lines and to see this magnificent statue than with one of our Florentine guides.
After visiting the Accademia Gallery we will make our way deeper into the heart of Florence on route to the most famous Cathedral in town: Santa Maria Del Fiore, or better known as, 'Il Duomo'. Just before arriving at the Duomo we will have the chance to see Florence’s famous Baptistery with the amazing bronze doors that were dubbed by no other than Michelangelo as “the gates to paradise”.
'Il Duomo'; Florence’s imposing and architecturally stunning cathedral boasts the 4th largest dome in the world. This artistic delight is an engineering wonder with so much to see, we make sure to reveal this cathedral in all it's glory, from the outside.
Continuing on to Piazza della Signoria which is one of the most vibrant piazzas in the city. This square will have your head turning in every direction as it plays host to many renowned statues and sculptures that makes Florence the city it is today, and has been for hundreds of years. The fascinating history of this piazza, it's sculptures, renaissance era 'palazzi' and flowing fountains are brought to life by our knowledgeable and experienced local guide.
The Loggia dei Lanzi is also situated in Piazza della Signoria; with its wide Gothic arcades, it too is filled with magnificent pieces of works that has amazed visitors for centuries.
The last stop on this tour is Ponte Vecchio. With its stunning views, it has spanned over the Arno River since medieval times and has since been a center of trade, and a focal point of artisan’s workshops. Ponte Vecchio today houses some of Florence’s most famous goldsmiths and jewelers who's work and traditions have passed the test of time.
After the tour you will be in the perfect location to visit some of the jewelers, cross the Arno to the leather markets of San Lorenzo or sit down to eat at the many great restaurants, wine bars and gelaterias nearby.
Priority Skip the Line Entrance Fee : €18 (Adults), €8 (EU Citizens aged between 18 and 25 years), €4 (Children aged 17 and below) *Entrance fees are NOT included in the cost of the visit and are payable on the day of your visit.
Meeting Point Options : 1. Your hotel in Florence, if centrally located 2. Santa Maria Novella Train Station, if arriving to Florence by train 3. Piazza Della Signoria, if hotel in Florence is not centrally located *Please include desired meeting point in special requests section when booking, or contact us for advice.
Dress Code : Men and woman must have both shoulders and knees covered when entering churches and other holy places. Comfortable walking shoes.
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