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Florence Small Group Walking tour with Skip-the-line to Accademia
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Florence Small Group Walking tour with Skip-the-line to Accademia

By Avventure Bellissime
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Licensed art-historian expert English-speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly when more than 5 people
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Accademia's Gallery to see the original Michelangelo's David
  • Maximum 12/14 people per guide to ensure a personalized attention
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    The meeting point is in front of Palazzo Strozzi in Piazza Strozzi (Strozzi Square), where you will find your guide holding a sign with “Avventure Bellissime & tour name” written on it
End:
  • Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2635FLRORIG

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Rucksacks/backpacks are NOT allowed inside Accademia Gallery!!!! As there is no deposit area in the vicinity, avoid taking any rucksacks/backpacks as due to the new rules you will not be admitted inside the monuments
  • At times, Museums close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.
  • Tour operates rain or shine
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2635FLRORIG

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    The meeting point is in front of Palazzo Strozzi in Piazza Strozzi (Strozzi Square), where you will find your guide holding a sign with “Avventure Bellissime & tour name” written on it
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  • Avventure Bellissime
    182
    Florence, Tuscany, Italy
    Joined in May 2008
  • Scenic60289319210
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cinque Terre Tour
    Yaris was our tour guide. He was so much fun, so knowledgeable and friendly. While driving from Florence to Cinque Terre he told us all about the towns along the way. Once in Cinque Terre, he was patient and kind with the older couples on our tour, it was very much appreciated. When we come back, we will definitely be booking another tour...hopefully with Yaris.
    Written July 16, 2024
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    This was a wonderful experience! Yaris our guide so so amazing and was so knowledgeable about the area. He definitely gave us more than our moneys worth! I would recommend him again and again.
    Written June 24, 2024
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friends trip to Cinque Terre
    The three places that we visited were amazing!! Great views and nice of taking the boat and train for transportation . This tour is important to coordinate the time of the boat to be able to see all three terres
    Written May 30, 2024
  • Safari642209
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too ambitious of a schedule - felt rushed
    A little chaotic - our driver was late due to personal sickness for which he over-shared. Then lot of traffic. The whole day felt rushed. Not relaxing. I would not take this trip again
    Written May 11, 2024
  • U8276CCsaral
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful!
    Our driver and tour guide named Yaris was wonderful!! He was so knowledgeable and fun. Cinqueterra was beautiful and we loved every minute .
    Written March 13, 2024
  • jenniferpM3247UA
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tuscan Towns
    Jonathan was the best. He was so kind and informative about the Tuscan region. He made our day so much better. The views were amazing and the towns made you feel like you were stepping back into time… Absolutely beautiful. This tour is well worth doing and we would highly recommend it.
    Written March 5, 2024
  • 583luanaw
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1st Class Service Provider
    We were a group of 9 people looking for a customised private tour to Chianti, Siena n San Gimignano. Prior to this, I had booked another small group tour which required us to meet the guide at an inconvenient location and while comparing the cost decided to go with adventure Bellissime which provided door to door hotel pick up service. This was certainly the clincher as I wanted the group to travel in comfort and not having to deal with travelling in a bus/coach with strangers. Our drivers were Giacomo and Gianni, both were polite and friendly. I’d like to give special mention to Giacomo who was my driver, he provided 5 star service throughout. Knowledgeable and friendly and always engaging. For us the highlight was the vineyard tour, Guilia our guide from Casa Emma was very professional and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting and wine pairing. Tasting 6 different types of wines. The food was superb, service was always on point and the whole group has a wonderful time chatting and laughing throughout our meal, taking in the gorgeous view of the vineyard. We over stayed at the vine yard but nonetheless we ended off our tour taking in the breathtaking night view of the beautiful city of Florence as we stopped on the hilltop on our journey back. All in all, we would do this tour a second time round the next time we visit Florence. I would rate my experience with Adventure Bellissime a 5/5. By a country mile the best tour I booked, nothing Viator/getyourguide/withlocals could ever match in terms of service level. ( just for context, I did book tours from those companies I listed and they paled in comparison). This is not a paid review and everything stated here is true and accurate reflection of the authentic and 1st class service we received.
    Written January 2, 2024
  • R6592NLdennisn
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Honeymoon In Tuscany
    Truly the best day of our Honeymoon. Yaris was a pleasure. Very intelligent and friendly, couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
    Written December 10, 2023
  • T4487PYjakep
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome tour of Cinque Terre with great guide Giacomo
    We really enjoyed our tour of Cinque Terre. It was a cool experience. We met at the Piazza Repubblica and got onto vans from there that took us to Cinque Terre. Our group consisted of myself and my wife and one other family of 4, so was a group of 6 in total. Was a nice small group. The drive to Cinque Terre was quite long (maybe 2.5 hours or so), but was a nice scenic drive and Giacomo had a lot to say that made it interesting. Seriously, I give that guy a lot of credit, he's like a walking encyclopedia! Knew so much info about the history, culture, food, etc, of Florence and Italy in general. He was very friendly and easy-going also. Overall, a great guide who made our trip more interesting. We arrived at our first stop Manarola, parked the van and walked down toward the dock. The town and the views were lovely. We had a view minutes to stroll around and enjoy the views before Giacomo gave us ferry boat tickets to our next stop. FYI- he mentioned that if the weather doesn't cooperate they don't use the ferry boat and instead just take the van to the next stop. But we had really nice weather so we boarded the ferry boat that took us to Vernazza, our next stop. Vernazza was nice- definitely a little bigger, more crowded & touristy, but still a nice town to explore. We were just given about 1.5 hours to explore on our own. We climbed to the top of the old tower (as seen in Luca, if you've watched that movie). After we got some local street food- Focaccia and cones of fried seafood, which were delicious. We picked up some local wine and food products to take home. Town was very nice to explore, but do keep in mind it's very uphill- lots of steep inclines. We were exhausted by the time Giacomo picked us up. We got back in the van with him and headed to our last stop, Corniglia. It was a nice last stop- much quieter and less crowded than Vernazza. We stopped at a gelato shop and Giacomo got us all gelato- included with the tour. We again had a little free time to explore- we went to a little terrace bar to enjoy a spritz before getting back on the van on the for the ride back to Florence. All in all, it was a very nice, unique tour made even better by a great guide. I think the only criticism I would have is we felt a little rushed and could have used a little more time in each town, but based on this being a 1-day tour and the length of travel to get there from Florence, I understand why it was the length it was. Many thanks to Giacomo for being a great guide!
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Sarah S
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’d recommend
    The day was super super super long. The boat was almost late Every time. No one accompanied us around and showed us places to go.
    Written July 16, 2023
  • MackyM356
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Treat
    Outstanding Tour to a breathtaking spot. Lucca, our guide, was enthusiastic, helpful and totally knowledgeable. The amount of time in each village was perfect. It was an ideal day.
    Written June 12, 2023
  • willmD2792QS
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid this company
    We had a nice tour of the Ligurian coast with this company and thought they'd be good to go with a second time. We had a much worse tour with a different guide but the same company the next day. Our 'tour guide' was really just a driver, he barely spoke to us, and didn't seem to speak much English anyway. He also drove slow, we were late and missed our second wine tasting out of two. He didn't seem to know our schedule and we seemed to spend more time driving than anything else. Also they made us pay extra at the end of the day for that privilege, demanding 70 euro cash when we got out. DO NOT make the mistake of dealing with this company. If you have to deal with this company, try not to get stuck with Giovanni.
    Written May 16, 2023
  • jessicaf330
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    Amazing day with our guide Giacomo!! I loved the tour! Lovely company, everything well organized! I truly recommend this tour!
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  • WikusV25
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    Perfect trip to cinque terre
    Our tour guide Giacomo was extremely knowledgeable polite and professional. I think he pretty much knows everything about Florence and the cinque terre.
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    We did a private wine tour of Bolgheri with Yaris. He is so awesome and knowledgeable. Even though this was a wine tour, Yaris practically gave us a history lesson of each town we passed (both past and present). He was also very patient, flexible and accommodating. We really enjoyed his company and spending the day with him. Of course visiting Ornellaia and Le Macchiole was awesome. We had lunch in old Bolgheri town and the restaurant Yaris arranged was so yummy. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
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DwilsonEtown
Evanston, IL119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide, Guido, was fantastic. He spent a few moments before the tour finding out a little about us and really made a point to highlight things that be of interest.

He was very knowledgeable, energetic and fun. I think the true test was that our 17 year old son, who has been pulled along on many tours, was enthusiastic and told us later that it was the best tour experience he has ever had!
Written March 31, 2022
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Dear Client, Thank you for your 5 star review about our Tour of Florence with our guide Guido. I will certainly share your comments with him. Our team of Italy guides share with us the same passion for their job and are very happy when clients finish the tour with a smile on their face. I Warm regards, Monica
Written April 4, 2022
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Alex V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Laura was wonderful! Knowledgeable but also very engaging and she kept our 13 year old interested. I highly recommend her! Also the ease of someone else booking the tickets and arranging everything is very helpful.
Written March 24, 2024
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Kim B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is the first time we have ever done a private guided tour and it was fantastic! We are hooked. It's the way to go!
Our guide Antoella was so informative and warm. We enjoyed her deep knowledge and insight into Florence! A must do in other cities.
Written May 2, 2024
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Russell C
68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We booked the Skip the Line: Small group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery prior to our visit to the city. We received notification several days prior to the tour that it might be cancelled due to lack of reservations. Confirmation of cancellation was not made until 1 day before the tour was scheduled. This did not leave any time to book a different tour. The company lists their cancellation policy as 100% cancellation fee if within two days. Would be nice if they held themselves to these standards as well. We did the Accademia Gallery with purchasing advanced tickets and didn't have to wait in line. We also found some wonderful free walking Renaissance tours as well.
Written August 5, 2018
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Dear Russell, We are sorry to read you are not satisfied with our services. As you didn't mention neither your tour date nor booking number we can only offer a general reply. If then yo would like to contact us directly we can verify what occured and provide a more precise reply. It looks like you booked the tour via a reseller - we don't know what information you were given at the time of booking or if you read all the info provided. Our small group tour requires a min of 4 people to operate - our Operations Dept check the bookings situation several days prior each tour date and in case the min num of people has not yet been met they notify the customers in advance. In these cases we always specify that sales are still open and we can wait until the day before tour date to see if the situation changes. Alternatively we offer joining the tour on another date or upgrading at an extra cost to a private tour just for you. At this stage you always have a choice - to cancel immediately if you don't want to wait or wait until the day before in case we receive more last minute reservations. In case the tour does not confirm due to lack of participants and you cannot reschedule we notify the reseller to issue a full refund. If you have any issues regarding the reseller's policy it's best if you address this with them rather than on supplier's page as the payment was not made to us. As previously stated by our policy if a tour is canceled for operational reasons you are entitled to a full refund. It is of course up to anyone if they want to book tours operated legally by a licensed tour operator or if they prefer to join the so-called "free" tours which usually are not so free and in most cases do not have the necessary licenses... We remain at disposal Best regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written August 6, 2018
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packer12
Green Bay19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good narrative by our local guide. Small group so we could ask any questions.
Lots of walking on busy streets and uneven surfaces. Would not recommend for the elderly.
Written March 30, 2018
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Dear client, thank you for your feedback - we are very pleased you enjoyed exploring Florence with our expert guide. Indeed, the tour operates with a small group so that the quality is higher and the tour more personal than in case of big group tours. It is a walking tour as it is the best way to explore the city. The tour covers the main highlights so naturally during the Easter holidays it is likely to be more busy with tourists however generally our tours are rather slow paced and can be joined by anyone. In case of customers with mobility issues we recommend contacting us first and we will suggest suitable tours for you. Thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Aleksandra, Sales Dept
Written March 31, 2018
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Gundeep S
Tucson, AZ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly- knew about the history of the region and the places we visited with excellent references and relevant information about them.
Written July 1, 2024
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Sam K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Antonella Fantoni was INCREDIBLE. She got us through all of the Florence highlights so fast, and she was very good at explaining in English. 10/10
Written May 23, 2024
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Lee T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide did an awesome job! Highly recommend !! She was extremely knowledgeable about all the history and artists. Also gave good insight for exploring on our own .
Written May 4, 2024
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Mikaela U
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Antonella was a fabulous tour guide!! She was so informative and friendly and took us throughout the whole city. She even gave us tips on off the beaten path places to try! We had so much fun with her today and learned a lot!
Written May 2, 2024
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Dina C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Spectacular tour. Magnificent views and Antonella was so knowledgeable, friendly and warm. We had a challenge getting in one place we had tickets for she quickly pivoted and we were able to see other things.
Written March 26, 2024
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