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Overview
Save precious vacation time on this Florence walking tour, which includes skip-the-line entry to the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's 'David.' Your guide leads you through the city’s narrow streets to landmarks often inaccessible by car. Admire the exterior of Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Baptistry (Battistero), and hear fascinating information about their historical significance. A small group limited to 15 people means you have plenty of time for questions.
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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
180–195 minutes
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 travellers 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lynneandwayne wrote a review Mar 2020
Nowra, Australia6 contributions
What a great Idea I am so glad we got these tickets because we would of waited for hours otherwise. Certainly worth it so much to see its incredible to think how old all these Artifacts are. A visit I think everyone should see. Do yourself a favor and get skip the line tickets.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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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 4 weeks ago
Dear Lynneandwayne, Thank you for joining us on our Skip the Line David and Accademia with Duomo Visit. We are very happy to hear you had such a lovely experience, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend our skip the line service, as it really allows you to enjoy every minute in these beautiful sites, without wasting any time. Thank you again for trusting us with your holiday, we hope you will have the chance to visit again soon.
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Chris M. wrote a review Feb 2020
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When we first planned our trip to Florence, we were not planning to do a tour that included the Accademia (we were just going to go see David for ourselves). But now we are glad we did do a tour because we learned so much more about Michaelangelo's personality and approach to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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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 18 Feb 2020
Hi merrymanct, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your tour experience with us, and got more out of it than you initially thought. The Accademia is must-see when in Florence, and we so glad we so to have shared this experience with you! Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We look forward to touring with you again soon! The Walks Team
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LKW wrote a review Jan 2020
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Charles was a fountain of knowledge, so wise and captivating. He spoke on history, culture, art, engineering, politics, psychology, and so much more. Our experience was so much richer because of him. His love of Italy was contagious. I wish he was our guide for all tours.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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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 Jan 2020
Hello Reluctnttraveler, Thank you for your kind review. It is such a pleasure to learn that Charles was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience that we work so tirelessly to achieve. We will be sure to forward your comments to our Guide Manager to ensure that Charles gets the recognition that he deserves. We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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GrandTour642886 wrote a review Dec 2019
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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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Date of experience: December 2019
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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 31 Dec 2019
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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melkin0508 wrote a review Dec 2019
Evansville, Indiana36 contributions7 helpful votes
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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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Best Cooking Class!
Loved having our cooking class with Lorenzo last month in Florence! Not only was the food delicious, but we had a b
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Cheech8080
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Perfect tour to see the sights.
We met up with our guide Roberto in the morning.(Im embarrased because im not 100% sure of his name, Please correct
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Pasta and gelato making- 4 hours
One of our best experiences in Florence! We were met by Lorenzo , our chef, personally. Our class was in a wonderfu
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Jennifer L
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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 w
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craigw982
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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
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highly recommend this company
most of our tours throughout Italy were booked with them. they were very informative, super nice and definitely wor
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CarolT_SG
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Informative and entertaining tour
The tour started on time despite the drizzle. Guide Angelo (in yellow raincoat) was knowledgeable and had a great s
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MayanneKoh
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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 histo
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emomma5
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Absolutely loved this.
Four of us took this cooking class with Raffaella. We all loved it. She was friendly, a great instructor and really
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paulwithcheryl
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You will be full!
It was beginning to rain when we met our guide Regina at Piazza Santo Spirito. Our group numbered 14 which appeared
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490steveny
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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
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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 des
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ronsN2100OV
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Very Informative with Spectacular Sights
Great and very knowledgeable guide. Provided nice insights into all exhibits. Got us efficiently through the many
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WHERETHEGIRLSARE
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Great!
This was a great tour! We wanted something informative, skip the line and not too long. This tour met our expectati
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jonigit
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nice day with nice people
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  • Duration: 180–195 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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