Best of Florence walking tour & Accademia Gallery- monolingual small group tour

Firenze, Italy

From $68.71

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the unparalleled artistic heritage of Florence on this morning sightseeing tour. Take in spectacular views of the red-roofed Renaissance city from romantic Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the iconic ‘David’ sculpture and other masterpieces up close with skip-the-line admission to the Accademia Gallery. Finally, learn the secrets behind Brunelleschi’s famous dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower with a tour of the stunning Duomo Complex.
  • Morning sightseeing tour of Florence
  • Travel by coach to the romantic viewpoint at Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Skip the long entrance lines at the Accademia Gallery
  • Admire Michelangelo's famous 'David' sculpture and other Renaissance masterpieces up close
  • Learn the legends behind Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, and other treasures of Cathedral Square
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Earphones for bigger groups
  • Accademia Gallery skip the line ticket
  • External explanation of Duomo Square
  • Monolingual small group tour
  • Walking tour of Florence and its landmarks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Florence

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Camillo Cavour, 12
    Via Camillo Cavour, 12, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Ciao Florence Sales Office - Via Cavour, 12 BLACK

End point

  • Accademia Gallery
    Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

    According to the option selectede, this tour might end inside the Accademia Gallery or in the historic centre of Florence

What To Expect

Celebrated as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is like a living museum, boasting countless artistic and architectural treasures. Learn to appreciate it’s rich legacy with the help of a professional guide. After meeting at Piazza Adua in the morning, set off by coach to Piazzale Michelangelo for the city’s best panoramic views.

Next, head to the famous Accademia Gallery and skip the long entrance lines with pre-booked priority access. Get up close with Renaissance legends as you view Michelangelo’s larger-than-life 'David' sculpture, the artist’s unfinished ‘Prisoners’ series, and other collection highlights on a guided tour.

Stroll through winding medieval streets to arrive at your final stop and Florence’s iconic centerpiece—spectacular Cathedral Square. See the intricate ‘Gates of Paradise’ doors at the Baptistery, gaze up at Giotto’s Bell Tower and uncover the secrets of Santa Maria dei Fiori Cathedral, crowned by Brunelleschi's famous dome. At the end of the tour, you'll be ready to continue exploring the city on your own with brand-new insight into its artistic past


On this tour, not only will you discover the treasures of Florence, but also the hidden beauty in the surrounding Tuscan hills. Be sure to have your camera ready! Meet your friendly and history-loving tour guide at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal in the morning. Piazzale Montelungo is located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station. Grab a seat on the comfortable coach bus, and prepare to depart for Piazzale Michelangelo! During the short drive there, and your guide will dive into some interesting information about this breathtaking square.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza del Duomo

There is no better way to finish your tour of Florence than in Piazza del Duomo. Your guide will lead you through the most picturesque streets in the city until you reach the unmistakable square. Glowing in white, green, and pink marble, your guide will introduce you to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Giotto’s bell tower, Brunelleschi’s dome, and San Giovanni’s Baptistery. Follow your guide around the square to learn all about these iconic buildings, their rich histories, and even some local legends!

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that on the busiest days the entrance into the museums may experience some short delays
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • The order of the visits may change
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.

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Florence Sigtseeing Tour with Accademia Gallery Visit
Janette_D, Jan 2019
WE missed the start of the tour - a google map would have helped a lot actually - but found the tour at the Accademia. Our guide, Patricia, was excellent!! I'd recommend her any time, and really made the visit to see David so much more meaningful.
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was...
Susan W, Jan 2018
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.
Great tour! Would recommend. Guide...
Brycelynn_W, Jan 2018
Great tour! Would recommend. Guide was knowledgable and told some incredible stories about David.
Reaaly good. The guide was really nice...
MariaEstrella_H, Nov 2017
Reaaly good. The guide was really nice and knowledgeable.
Enjoyed seeing the Michelangelo...
Jeanne D, Jun 2017
Enjoyed seeing the Michelangelo square and the Accademia. However our guide, Helga, of the Accademia had her microphone clipped to her dress. When we got in the Accademia and also even around the Baptistry there were so many people around and so much background noise you couldn't hear anything she was saying. People in our group began just to walk off. I noticed the other guide that had the non-English speaking group was using a headset with his microphone.
Our family of five greatly enjoyed...
sandraroman3, Jun 2017
Our family of five greatly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Debora was a seasoned guide, expert and very well informed. We love the views from the Piazza overlooking the city. The walk through the Academy with all the explanation on Michael Angelo and various other artists was just the right amount of information and it helped us appreciate the great works of art better than if we had toured on our own. I would recommend you do this tour on your first full day in Florence and after lunch go to the church, the Uffizi Gallery or the Ponte Vechio to finish your day.
Our guide was so enthusiastic and...
Kelly R, Jan 2017
Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable she made Michael Angelo come alive. We learned things from her that we could never have known on our own and seeing the David in person brought me to tears. Affordable and WELL WORTH IT!
We had a rather large group and our...
Thea_G, Oct 2016
We had a rather large group and our initial guide, an older gentleman, was okay at best. He was difficult to understand and shared totally irrelevant information. Just before we entered the gallery, our group was divided into two and our new guide did a much better job. I wish I had a chance to catch her name. We first went to Piazzale Michelangelo where we had beautiful views of the city. The bus then took us to the gallery where we waited just a short while for our scheduled entrance time. The gallery, and of course the David were amazing! I highly recommend this tour!