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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour provided by Italian Vista Travel

Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Capture the highlights of Florence on one easy walking tour
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Florence is a compact city yet, as the capital of the Italian Renaissance, its concentration of museums and monuments is amazing. Rather than build your own itinerary and grapple with maps and long lines, join this fully guided tour to check off the highlights and get skip-the-line access to Michelango’s celebrated David sculpture, too. Covering everything from art to shops, it's perfect for new visitors or anyone with limited time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Skip the long lines at the Accademia museum to see Michelangelo’s David
  • See classic Florence, the Oltrarno art district, and Via Tornabuoni shops
  • Learn about the city’s rich history and heritage from a local guide
What to expect
Greet your guide and your small group in the city center and start your tour with two of Florence’s greatest squares: ancient Piazza della Repubblica and sculpture-filled Piazza della Signoria. Admire the jewelry stalls along the Ponte Vecchio (medieval stone bridge), learn the unique history of the Vasari Corridor above it, and visit the Palazzo Pitti, once home to Florence’s rulers. Next, explore Oltrarno, Florence’s bohemian district with its artists, workshops, and cafés. Grab a classic shot of the Ponte Vecchio from the Ponte Santa Trinita and then continue along Via Tornabuoni, Florence’s fashion and window-shopping mecca. After admiring Palazzo Strozzi, Florence Cathedral (the Duomo), and the Baptistery, walk to the Accademia Gallery and skip the line to see Michelangelo’s original David, a world-famous sculpture. Your guide will tell you the secrets behind the statue and Michelangelo’s life, before your tour wraps up outside.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip the long lines at the Accademia museum to see Michelangelo’s David
  • See classic Florence, the Oltrarno art district, and Via Tornabuoni shops
  • Learn about the city’s rich history and heritage from a local guide
What to expect
Greet your guide and your small group in the city center and start your tour with two of Florence’s greatest squares: ancient Piazza della Repubblica and sculpture-filled Piazza della Signoria. Admire the jewelry stalls along the Ponte Vecchio (medieval stone bridge), learn the unique history of the Vasari Corridor above it, and visit the Palazzo Pitti, once home to Florence’s rulers. Next, explore Oltrarno, Florence’s bohemian district with its artists, workshops, and cafés. Grab a classic shot of the Ponte Vecchio from the Ponte Santa Trinita and then continue along Via Tornabuoni, Florence’s fashion and window-shopping mecca. After admiring Palazzo Strozzi, Florence Cathedral (the Duomo), and the Baptistery, walk to the Accademia Gallery and skip the line to see Michelangelo’s original David, a world-famous sculpture. Your guide will tell you the secrets behind the statue and Michelangelo’s life, before your tour wraps up outside.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at the Accademia
  • Possibility of Private tour upgrade (select the options)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly in case the group is more than 10 people
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Colonna dell'Abbondanza, Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy by the central column (Colonna dell'Abbondanza) near the Carousel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered the alternative of a private tour upgrade, or an alternative date or full refund
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Kids under 14yrs old are required to show their passport in order to have reduced tickets. In case they do not any documents showing their age, they must pay the difference for the adult's fee of 12€ on the spot
  • Access to the museum will be allowed only with the use of suitable CE masks (see Ordinance RT no. 48) to cover the mouth and nose and disposable gloves.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Body temperature will be measured with suitable instruments before access, which must not exceed 37.5
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Participants are required to observe social distancing during the experience
  • Museum is sanitized and cleaned according to the new rules anti covid-19
  • 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 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at the Accademia
  • Possibility of Private tour upgrade (select the options)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly in case the group is more than 10 people
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Colonna dell'Abbondanza, Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy by the central column (Colonna dell'Abbondanza) near the Carousel
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Accademia Gallery, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered the alternative of a private tour upgrade, or an alternative date or full refund
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Kids under 14yrs old are required to show their passport in order to have reduced tickets. In case they do not any documents showing their age, they must pay the difference for the adult's fee of 12€ on the spot
  • Access to the museum will be allowed only with the use of suitable CE masks (see Ordinance RT no. 48) to cover the mouth and nose and disposable gloves.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Body temperature will be measured with suitable instruments before access, which must not exceed 37.5
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Participants are required to observe social distancing during the experience
  • Museum is sanitized and cleaned according to the new rules anti covid-19
  • 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 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 5, 2020
A note from Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
Use of headphones to maintain social distancing and hear the guide clearly
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Colonna dell'Abbondanza
    Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    by the central column (Colonna dell'Abbondanza) near the Carousel
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza della Repubblica
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ponte Vecchio
    Palazzo Vecchio
    Piazza della Signoria
  • 2
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Palazzo Strozzi
    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Via de' Tornabuoni
    Oltrarno
    Ponte Santa Trinita
  • You'll end at
    Accademia Gallery
    Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
    See address & details
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5.0
28 reviews
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Jaime J
Washington1 contribution
Jun 2022
What a great way to see the city AND David! We booked rather last minute (less than 24hrs) with no problem. Our guide, Celeste was very knowledgeable and patient. We traveled as a family with my in-laws in their 70s. While the walk was all over the city center, it was low impact and the points of interest were a great point tho rest up. Celeste as always mindful to keep everyone in the shade when possible (it was 98 degrees the day we toured.) When arriving to the David and seeing the long line in the sun, we were quite delighted to know we could skip the line and walk right in at our appointed time. To have an in-depth guide explain the detail of the work from all angles was a treat that made seeing the David truly memorable. I would Highly recommend this tour as a way to start your time in Florence!
Written June 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JHAhmetovic
5 contributions
We loved having the walking tour of Florence as a prelude to the Accademia and seeing Michelangelo’s David. The walking tour covered notable squares, churches, and historical points of interest as well as more modern points of interest like fashion houses. Francesco, our guide, was a fountain of information on all topics historical, architectural, arts, fashion, and food!! When we finally arrived to the David, we felt we had a good sense of the rich history of the arts in the city and it made seeing the statue that much more impressive! We would absolutely recommend this tour, and Francesco (!!!), to anyone with limited time in Florence who wants to get a quick sense of the highlights and the history. Plus, we skipped the long lines at the Accademia, saving us time and getting us in to see the the beautiful art without wasting any time!
Written September 21, 2021
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James M
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and showed sincere care for her city of Florence. She went up and beyond to help us understand both the history of the city and the events that have transpired to get us to current day. Really appreciated the insights!
Written January 6, 2020
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Lori D
35 contributions
Feb 2020
This tour is jam packed with information. We were picked up at our hotel and we saw Florence. Laura did a fantastic job of showing us not only old Florence but also showing us that new art is also around in Florence. We enjoyed walking through town and she showed us many things that we might not have noticed otherwise. It was nice to skip the line to see David. This is the second time seeing David and I still would go back another time if in the area. A great tour especially if you don't have a lot of time.
Written March 7, 2020
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ElenaC942
Thank you Lori!!!
Written June 29, 2020
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Alan H
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Caterina lead our walking tour which ended at The Academia and David. She was one of the best guides we’ve had, giving us important historical and artistic information that deepened our experience. Highly reccomend.
Written January 4, 2020
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Hui Z
London, UK2 contributions
Oct 2020
Elena was an amazing tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and super nice. I had very limited time in Florence. But with her help, I had such a blast and definitely made the most of my trip. I can't recommend enough Elena and her tour to people who visit Florence, especially for those who are in Florence for the first time.
Written October 31, 2020
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Thank you so much!!!
Written May 10, 2021
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Jess
Australia22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
A lovely tour through the key sights around Florence, including some hidden gems along the way. Our guide was lovely and knowledgeable, helping us to see the most of the old town area. Then off to the Accademia to see David, and free time after to explore. Would recommend for anyone with a short stopover in Florenece as a way to quickly see the key areas.
Written January 16, 2020
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Marizanne Maritz
Bellville, South Africa8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great tour again with The Tour Guy! Did both the morning & afternoon tour which is rather exhausting but definitely worth it!!! Francesca, our guide, was fantastic! She's like a walking encyclopedia of Florence. She gave us loads of information about the things we saw as well as made numerous recommendations for things we can do that's not part of the tour. We absolutely loved this tour!!!
Written January 3, 2020
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Eleni K
Chicago, IL41 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
I had booked this tour two months in advance of our trip to Florence and received a confirmation immediately after. We arrived in Florence, and at 7:30 pm the night before our scheduled tour (set for 8:30 am the next day), we received an email that the tour was canceled. There was no explanation or offers for alternative (which is what the confirm email says to expect in the event of a cancellation). This put us in a tough spot, as it was impossible to purchase our own skip the line tickets and we had to scramble to hire our own private guide with only few hours left of our stay. So disappointed in how this was handled, with no communication.
Written January 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Eleni, I am very sorry you had this experience. The cancellation message and the explaination of it with alternative date to reschedule the tour and the refund offer was sent much earlier , I am sorry you received it only the day before. As written in the conditions and the description of the tour you booked, being a group tour, it may be subject of cancellation in case it does not reach the minimum number of participants. We usually communicate this about one week if not more, before the tour, to avoid such unpleasant situations. We also contact our customer by phone but in your case the phone number didn't work. Again our apologies for the inconvenience Elena
Written January 26, 2018
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Mary G
Surrey19 contributions
May 2018
We were so glad we chose to do a tour in Florence to highlight sights and inform us. City Wonders seems to be a good, efficient and punctual company. Our guide was excellent, a passionate Firenze native! Both the Uffizi and Academia are massive with far too much to see in days, even months, so to be able to "zoom in" and learn about highlights was so valuable!
Written May 29, 2018
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