David Statue created by Michelangelo in Florence
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Skip the Line

Best of Florence Tour with Statue of David and Florence Cathedral

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2.5 h.
Tue to Sun

  • Enjoy Florence’s top sights 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

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery (visit independently)
  • Visit the Cathedral (the Duomo) from outside
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Piazza degli Uffizi
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Leather Market
  • Baptistry Doors
  • The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) - from outside
  • Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s David (visit independently)

The Heart of The City

Discover the historic center of Florence on this 2.5 hours Florence walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Piazza della Signoria 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!

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. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo, walk through the leather market and admire the jeweler shops on Ponte Vecchio . 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.

The last stop of our tour is the famous Accademia Gallery, here, your guide will provide you with a full detailed explanation about the magnificent artworks that the gallery has to offer from outside. With our Skip the Line entrance to the Accademia Gallery, you won't waste any time queueing, and you will be able to marvel at Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, David, for as long as you wish.

Important Notes

Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present valid ID and certification proving that you have either:

  • Been vaccinated with an EMA or AIFA approved vaccine (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna);
  • Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
  • Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;

The certification will only be accepted if issued by an approved issuing body of the following countries: EU, Schengen Zone, Canada, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, and the USA, in either digital or paper format. They must be presented in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. For more information, please refer to the following website: https://www.dgc.gov.it/

Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions and new safety policies, all customers will be required to wear a mask on City Wonders tours. Temperature checks will also take place at tour venues; if your temperature is above 37.5°C (99.5° F) you will unfortunately not be able to attend the tour. Also, a minimum of 1.80m interpersonal distance should be maintained during the museum visit.

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

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