Accademia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with a Professional Guide

Badge of ExcellenceFirenze, Italy

From $42.96

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See the highlights of the Accademia Gallery in Florence on a 1-hour tour with an art expert guide. Your guide focuses on sculptures by Michelangelo, especially his masterpiece: David. You’ll also see other works by Renaissance masters, quickly navigating the extensive collection with your guide. Save time at this popular attraction with included skip-the-line tickets.
  • Avoid the long lines with skip-the-line tickets provided
  • View Michelangelo’s David up close
  • Covers several important artworks in one hour
  • Hear insightful commentary about the Accademia Gallery's collection

What's Included

  • Official Certified Guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Entrance Ticket with reservation to the Academia Gallery
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Ricasoli, 57
    Via Ricasoli, 57, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Please be Next to Supermarket Via Ricasoli No 57, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy, 15 minutes before departure to avoid delays.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Galleria dell'Accademia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Galleria dell'Accademia (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • "Skip-the-line" access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the museum management)
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • 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 an alternative or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

Took about an hour with the guide, but you could stay longer on your own if you wanted to.
42 reviews
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The Accadamia was...
Cress_G, Mar 2023
The Accadamia was definitely the highlight of our trip to Florence and Hilary our guide certainly enhanced our visit with her wealth of knowledge and good humour.
Tryst with David
Mridul_K, Mar 2023
The tour guide was knowledgeable and she had complete idea, insight about the tour. Overall very nice experience.
New Year 2023
Victor_B, Jan 2023
Our Guide had a great art knowledge about the museum and other places of the city. The museum is smaller than I thought and not enjoyed so much as the visit to Uffici.
Fascinating and unique museum!
Pamela_A, Dec 2022
I enjoyed the entire tour. I wanted to see David, of course, but was pleasantly surprised by the display of unique and nearly priceless musical instruments. The paintings were fabulous, too! David was bigger than life and a real treat. The history is fascinating.
Excellent tour
Yanfang_Y, Dec 2022
I booked a group tour for Dec 26, 2022. Normally group tour is for up to 12 people, but on that day it’s only my daughter and myself. Despite the small group numbers, the tour guide gave us a very professional guide with many interesting insights! Highly recommend!
The vast La Academia treasures can only be summarized well by a good guide and skip the line tour.
Louis_W, Dec 2022
A little challenging to meet up with Francesca the tour guide, but other tourists were also having trouble finding their guide. Though we were at La Academia just prior to opening, we were glad not to be in the line to get it as it was already rather long 30 minutes before opening. There are so many wonderful things to see in La Academia that it was certainly beneficial to have a guide to point things out. We really enjoyed seeing the musical instruments, something we would have absolutely missed had we not been with a guide. Our tour group was small, about 6 people, it was easy to hear Francesca and move around through the crowd. The David was, of course, spectacular. That was where the tour ended. Had we wanted to we could have gone back into the La Academia and looked around more but we really had seen more than we anticipated.
Small group family tour was great.
sehein, Oct 2022
A great tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Her information and insight was well worth the price. And skip the line! Great experience!
Great Tour
byjhg7jw4x, Oct 2022
Very good tour with a lot of helpful insightful information. Other than issues with static on the headphones it was a great way to see the statue of David.
Lisa_T, Oct 2022
We were blown away on seeing David. The tour made it all so pleasant and stress free. We could stay on afterwards as long as we wanted.
Karissa_H, Oct 2022
Our guide was so knowledgable about the history of all of the pieces in the museum. We were going to see David, but got so much more!
Fantastic Experience
Sarah_P, Oct 2022
This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide was Pam. Originally we had received a message that our tour was rescheduled from 10 am to 9 am, which was fine for us. They had great communication while trying to contact us - they emailed/sent a message on the booking and when I hadn't responded yet they called as well to confirm if the time change was okay. We only had another couple with us, so a group of 4. Pam did a fantastic job navigating what was best to see first due to crowds and went in depth on David as well as the other works of art. She was willing to answer any questions and took her time with everything. The artwork can be really overwhelming if you don't know what you're looking at and fighting the crowds but I felt she was able to give such great information on all the things we saw.
Worth booking
Jenean_d, Sep 2022
Our guide was fantastic. His knowledge and passion made for a great and informative tour. Highly recommended!
A must for any visit to Florence
Stephen_S, Aug 2022
Excellent tour, our guide Pam was friendly, interesting and knowledgeable which made for an excellent tour.
Worth it
Nicole_T, Jul 2022
We had Gudio as a guide and he was fantastic. Not too long of a tour, he kept it interesting, funny and gave great information. All in all a great experience. Highly recommend.
Worth Every Minute
Our tour guide was fantastic!! She brought the art to life for us. It was so powerful seeing David in person. But the rest of the tour was equally enthralling, especially the music exhibit. I highly recommend!!
So interesting
Dana_L, Jul 2022
Really great tour experience. Francesca was amazing!! Worth it! The only feedback I have is I wish Viator gave the tour company name so easier to find the group but your was outstanding.
Accademia Tour
Lorie_A, Jul 2022
Understanding where to meet the guide and obtain our tickets was confusing; but once we figured that out, the tour was great. Our guide's name was Pam. She was from the UK... very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the museum and works of art. Pam answered everyone's questions during the tour.
Making my bucket list to see MichaelAngelo's David
Rita_S, Jul 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us an amazing tour. She pointed out all the historical facts of the paintings and sculptures and where they were and how they got to this place. She was very nice and I could understand her very well. It was an amazing experience.
daniela_l, Jul 2022
Guido is a great guide, reference other pubs in the city for people to locate themselves in time and space. And the gallery is fantastic. The David is more impressive than one imagines. Thank you so much
Very nice tour, with a great tour guide. Wonderful experience.
Emily_D, Jun 2022
Seeing David and the other sculptures by Michelangelo was great. So were some of the paintings that we saw in the beginning. Our tour guide, Pam, was amazing. She knew so much history and interesting facts, was pleasant to listen to, and made it much more enjoyable. We didn't wait long at all to get thru security and no waiting in the long line for tickets.