Skip-the-Line Florence Small-Group Tour with David and Duomo

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


Discover the people and places at the heart of Florence’s Renaissance revolution on a 3-hour walking tour through its UNESCO-listed medieval center. Explore narrow alleyways, inspiring piazzas and romantic bridges for local insight into the city’s artistic and architectural treasures. Finally, no visit to Florence would be complete without a trip to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s larger-than-life ‘David’ statue.
  • Small-group walking tour of Florence's Renaissance highlights
  • See the city's architectural masterpieces, plus hidden gems that many visitors miss
  • Learn about the artists, thinkers and politicians at the center of the Renaissance
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • Stand in awe before Michelangelo's original David statue
  • Small group ensures personalized service

What's Included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small group sizes to guarantee a personal experience
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gelato and trippa

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Monumento Equestre a Granduca Ferdinando I de' Medici
    Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 8, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Please arrive 10 minutes early. You'll meet your friendly guide in Piazza Santissima Annunziata in front of the statue of Ferdinando dei Medici on a horse. A representative will be there holding a sign with "The Tour Guy" on it.

End point

  • Ponte Vecchio
    Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a small-group tour limited to 16 participants maximum
  • We will be visiting a church during the tour, so please make sure to have knees and shoulders covered, otherwise you may be denied entrance into the sites
  • This is a walking tour, so comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Must do for Florence
Tonja_W, Mar 2023
Valentina was a wonderful guide we had a small group of about 6 of us which was perfect. Valentina was so knowledgeable about Michaelangelo and the information about the beautiful city of Florence. It's is a great tour to see the highlights of the city
Informational Skip the line duomo not included
Wendy_A, Aug 2022
The tour was informational however it said skip the line for David and Duomo and going inside the Duomo was the main thing I wanted but we did not do that but rather walked around it. Other than that a good tour.
A worth-it walking tour
Jennifer_T, Jul 2022
I'm glad I choose this tour instead of trying to see these sights on my own. The tour guide added interesting insights and just like it says, our small group was able to "skip the line". It's a smart way to see the popular attractions.
Disappointing tour
Brian_M, Jul 2022
Michelangelo’s David - seeing in person was very impressive. Unfortunately the tour guide did not speak fluent English, and the title of the tour was a bit misleading - you don’t get to go inside the Duomo. You just walk near it.
Very well organised,...
Asim_P, Jul 2022
Very well organised, everything was on time . Guide give us the best of best. Highly recommend service. Must see to believe!
The Roman guy rocks art!
Adelle_F, Jul 2022
The Roman Guy was amazing! So dynamic & informative & insightful! Thanks for an amazing tour! You are so appreciated!❤️
Great guide for walking tour.
LJ_L, Jun 2022
Mr Angelo was a passionate guide. His story telling skills made the entire walking tour very emjoyable.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Ciao LJ! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for booking with us! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour with Angelo. We hope to see you back again in Italy someday soon!
Excellent Tour!
April_D, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Daniella was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the various art pieces, got to see David!!!, and we learned a lot about the history of Florence and the Renaissance. A little bummed we didn’t get to go inside the Duomo, but Daniella took us on a short walk around the city center and have us some great local recommendations for other things to do around Florence.
Must experience!
patti_g, Apr 2022
From beginning to end the tour was perfection! Costanza’s knowledge enhanced the experience even more. Definitely recommend this tour and Viator!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review! We strive to always offer the best guides and service and we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with Costanza on our Florence Small Group Tour with David and Duomo! We hope to welcome you again soon on one of our tours! Thanks The Tour Guy Team
fantastic guide , small group *****
Anthony_N, Feb 2020
My wife and I took this tour on Feb 6, 2020 . the tour guide Constance was born and raised in Florence. Her love for her hometown, art and people\talking combine for a fantastic tour very informative and she really inspired us to ask questions and see the town differently. Our tour was with just another couple and ourselves. My wife and I both thought after our Italy trip that Constance truly gave the best tour we took. Informative funny not boring explained a lot but didn't waste time we navigated the city and its monuments easily with minimal maps after she explained where some things were while we walked around we wished she could have given some of our other tours
Fun tour!
Dana S, Jan 2020
This was a great tour, organized and well planned. Our guide was exceptional, a Florence local with mountains of information and expertise. The tour started promptly, providing excellent information and history along the walk. We were given a perfect amount of time in the Accademia Museum with 'David', and all the other beautiful art there. The walking tour continued through the streets, arriving at many locations you may miss on your own, like Dante's square and Grom Gelato (best tip of all!) We only visited the outside of the Duomo, which was a disappointment. Would've been nice to see the inside on a tour with a great guide like we had. Walking tour took us through back ways, away from the pressing crowds, which was nice. Found lots of great eateries there. Overall a fun morning.
Good Tour
Emory_D, Jul 2019
Our guide knew a lot about Florence and everything we saw! It was a good tour with skip the line access to see David!
Wonderful David/Duomo tour with Francesca
JoanG422, Sep 2018
We so enjoyed the tour we had with Francesca in Florence. She was so attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. Couldn't have asked for a better time. the "Skip the Line" tour was efficient; we were among the first into the Academia. Along the way, Francesca gave us interesting information about what we were seeing, along with suggestions for other things to do, depending on whether we were in Florence for another day or several days. She is a gem!
Despite a rainy day, the tour was...
Susann K, Oct 2017
Despite a rainy day, the tour was excellent! The guide spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable about all the various sites, and was able to answer all the questions we had. Being able to visit the galleries and museums without having to queue up--especially given the yucky weather!--was especially gratifying. About the only down side was that our guide left us in a different area at the end of the tour without taking us back to our starting place. Fortunately, we were able to find our way home!
We met Constanza at the appointed...
Sharon B, Aug 2017
We met Constanza at the appointed time and place and since we were the only two for this tour began immediately. Having a guide for the Accedmia was wonderful as Constanza had background stories and information on the way sculptures were formed. I especially appreciated that she had us walk around David and see things from many viewpoints to see the full majesty and genius of the sculpture. Then we did a walking tour that prepared us for the rest of our visit. Constanza listened to us and what we might be interested in and made recommendations for our visit as well as explained the history and contents of many of the sites we passed. It felt relaxed, unhurried and full of interesting stories. The skip the line ticket to see David was well worth it as the line was long and it was very hot to just be standing in line in the sun. She also had tips on how to stay safe and where to fill water bottles and find restrooms.
Francesca was absolutely...
Dominic M, May 2017
Francesca was absolutely amazing--she was fun, very interactive with our intimate group 8 and in addition to knowing the history of Florence like it was the back of her hand, she added a local touch with her knowledge of the restaurants, wine, and gelato stores that were off the beaten path. Even after the tour was over, she was kind enough to walk with us to the train station---highly recommend Francesca and The Roman Guy tour!!
The tour guide was very informative...
Michelle J, Jul 2016
The tour guide was very informative and eager to share information. There were some disruptive people in the group which made it difficult for him to keep the tour moving but he did a great job to keep everyone together. Loved the tour would recommend.
Visita a la Galería de la Academia
Norminha_G, Jun 2022
El guía del tour excelente, conocía mucho de historia y nos brindó mucho contenido extra! Conocimos Florencia caminando! Tuvimos acceso rápido a la Galería de la Academia. Sin embargo, por el título de la actividad, pensé que incluía entrar al Duomo y no fue así.