Half Day Best of Florence Tour with Statue of David and Florence Cathedral
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Half Day Best of Florence Tour with Statue of David and Florence Cathedral

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy Florence’s top sights in a single day with Skip the Line Access to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David
  • See the best of Florence from the streets including the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto’s Campanile and much more
  • Follow your local expert guide’s captivating commentary as they bring Florence and its great works of art and architecture to life
  • Convenient audio headsets so you don’t miss a detail
  • Group size limited to 25 people or less

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Skip the line at Florence's Accademia Gallery to gain immediate access to Michelangelo’s 'David', then hit the streets for a walking tour of the city's best including stunning Florence Cathedral, all with a local expert guide by your side.

Tour Description

The Heart of The City

Discover the historic center of Florence on this 3 hour Florence walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Piazza della Signoria, the renowned leather market, and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the timeless streets lined with superb examples of architecture from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire Florence in its continued glory and discover its hidden gems, all in a single morning!*

Our Florence tour begins with Skip the Line entrance to the Accademia Gallery (your ticket is included!) where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, David.

Our Florence tours visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its immense statues, glorious fountains, the famed Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head toward the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio.

Come Nose to Nose with il Porcellino

Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “il Porcellino” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists and locals. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo. Entry to the Duomo is free, and you can visit independently during your free time if you wish. Your guide will also have provided a full explanation on the interior and exterior features from outside.

Fancy More?

Like the sound of this tour? Our options and upgrades can help you tailor your schedule to get the most from your trip. To book any of these options, select a date using the booking box on the top left hand corner of this page. Any available options and upgrades available for that date will appear directly on the booking box.

Florence Full Day Tour - 09:00 AM

Includes everything you love about our Best of Florence Tour (described above) plus a two hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.

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What's Included

  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Ticket for the Accademia Gallery and all reservation fees
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets

Sites Visited

  • Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s David
  • Piazza degli Uffizi
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Porcellino
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Baptistry Doors
  • The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) - outside

Important Notes

Please note that on the first Sunday of every month, due to Accademia Gallery’s admission policies, we may not be granted admittance. If this happens we will offer an extended walking tour of the city.

Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

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