Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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From $102.24

Price varies by group size

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


Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • View Michelangelo's original David sculpture with skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum
  • Learn more about Florence’s rich history and heritage from an expert guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Colonna dell'Abbondanza
    Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    by the central column (Colonna dell'Abbondanza) near the Carousel

End point

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

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Participants are required to observe social distancing during the experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Museum is sanitized and cleaned according to the new rules anti covid-19
  • 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

Don’t do Florence without a guide you’ll never get the history and detail a knowledge guide will provide you.
I highly recommend taking this tour and request Alberto if at all possible!
I would highly recommend you doing this tour as it helps you learn to navigate through the city and you get to learn about a lot of different and interesting buildings, bridges, streets, and art.
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Enjoyable and overall great experience!
Morgan_M, Mar 2023
Giacamo was an amazing tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about Florence and the history and that is exactly what we were looking for when booking a tour! We walked a lot of Florence and got little details along the way from main destination to main destination of things we would not have known just walking the streets or areas ourselves! We were in a small group with only one other couple so it felt very nice and personal.
Great tour in under 3 hours!
Catherine_M, Mar 2023
Brian was a great tour guide. It was the perfect amount of time and since it was a small group of 5, it was very personalized. Brian knew the answers to all of our questions and added in more details at the Academia in terms of art history. The skip the line was great because the regular line was at least a 2 hour wait. This was a great tour to get the basics of Florence in under 3 hours!
Beautiful day in Florence
Steve_L, Mar 2023
Our guide Sylvia was extremely knowledgeable and articulate about all of the sights and history of Florence. We had a delightful three hours with her and could not have had a better guide!
Painted the picture of the city’s history!!
Ericka_H, Mar 2023
Wow! Our guide Jessica really painted the picture of the city! We should have done this tour on our first day in Florence! It is impossible to learn the backstory of the city’s history in such a concise manner without a guide. Jessica was kind, personable, and so knowledgeable!
Smart and charming guide
Leesa_S, Mar 2023
Best tour ever! I learned so many interesting facts and legends about beautiful Florence. The guide knows his stuff. He was even willing to stay longer when we were deflated getting into a very busy Academia
Awesome experience !!
James_S, Mar 2023
Laura was an Awesome tour guide very informative and passionate about the city and its many wonders. She cared about the tour and your experience. Would highly recommend her and your company.
Enjoyable and informative...
Gabriela_D, Mar 2023
Enjoyable and informative tour covering many of the historical sites of Florence. Francesco was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide.
A great overview of Florence!
Nancy_W, Mar 2023
Our guide, Barbara took us around Florence and showed us a Florence that I’d never seen the past few times that I’ve been here. She was humorous while educating us to the art , architecture and history of Florence.
If you want knowledsge and passion, this is it.
Steve_W, Mar 2023
Great history of Michelangelo and his work. Great commentary of the various sites we saw. Sylvia was a delight
Excellent tour
Kelly_D, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was amazing and customized the tour based on our areas of interest. I would highly recommend her!!
Great Historical Guide,...
Vivek_S, Mar 2023
Great Historical Guide, detailed backdrop to the city and a great start to our trip. Gave us a lot of in depth information about the inner beauty of Florence and historical salient parts we woukd have otherwise missed
Fun and informative walking tour
Catherine_S, Mar 2023
We had the best time with Brenda!! She was very knowledgeable about her town of Florence and its history. She showed us some cool places and architectural details. And she had great advice about restaurants and gelato! We highly recommend a tour with Brenda.
Great tour for our family...
Anna_K, Feb 2023
Great tour for our family w/teenagers! Catarina was an excellent, friendly and wonderful guide who introduced us to key highlights and backroads of the beautiful city of Florence, great small artisan workshops (we enjoyed a paper decorating session with glue an dyes), recommendation for restaurants, and a comprehensive explanation of all the art and Statue of David. Definitely worth paying for skipping the line to the museum and getting an up close view of David.
Andreia_M, Feb 2023
Silvia was just amazing, I couldn’t believe how much information a person can have about Florence and its history. Just amazing. I will recommend for sure.
A walk around Firenze with a friend
Armando_B, Feb 2023
The best tour of our trip. Caterine walked with us around Firenze and show us the love to her town. She shared with us her knowledge and inside tips that only someone that loves Firenze can share. It was an amazing afternoon. Thank you Caterine.
Lots fo fun walking in circles in Florence, and then seeing Michaelangelo’s David.
Stasiu_G, Jan 2023
Lots of fun history and stories about the city of Florence. But like any rock band at a concert, they wait to play their hits until the end - 3 hours was a bit much, and probably could have been cut to 2 or 2.5. Our guide was great though, very knowledgeable and a charming fellow.
Excellent walking tour
Padman_P, Dec 2022
Jacopo was a very good guide. Friendly and informative. The city is so beautiful but we managed to see the main interest points at a good pace.
Giacomo - 5 star tour guide
Patrick_H, Dec 2022
Giacomo was an amazing tour guide, had a great time. Easy access to the academia to see the David and great historical information about the city of Florence
Saw the entire city
George_H, Dec 2022
We did not realize all the city has to offer until we took this tour. We'll informed and a great guide
A great walking tour of...
Karen_H, Nov 2022
A great walking tour of Florence! I would recommend this tour! Our guide shared a lot of his knowledge and history of Florence, the Medicini family, and the Renaissance.