Badge of ExcellenceFirenze, Italy

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


Come face to face with one of the world’s most iconic sculptures—and enjoy a streamlined, time-saving experience—on this skip-the-line tour of Florence’s Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s David. Choose from several convenient start times, meet your guide right outside, and bypass the long lines with priority tickets (additional cash expense). Once inside, you can discover the masterpiece and other highlights up close, and learn more from your guide’s narration.
  • Save time and prevent stress with priority, skip-the-line tickets
  • Discover Michelangelo’s David: one of the Renaissance’s top masterworks
  • Multiple start times are available to suit your sightseeing schedule
  • Learn all about the masterpieces from your guide (headsets included)

What's Included

  • The price of the ticket is not included, at the meeting point you will have to pay 16€ (12+4 fee)
  • I will provide you with radio transmitters to better listen to the explanation
  • Please remember tickets are not included in the price. I will buy tickets in advance for you.
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Ricasoli, 58
    Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    We will meet in Via Ricasoli 58 at the Accademia at the main entrance

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is 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.

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Carol_H, Mar 2023
Great tour! Meeting location was easy to find. Guide was fantastic-very friendly and knowledgeable, gave great insight and details about David as well as other pieces in the gallery.
Elvis was great!!
Anna_S, Mar 2023
The David was awesome & so was our tour, I would highly recommend and you can’t go wrong with Elvis as your guide!
Great Tour
Tim_W, Mar 2023
Claudio did an excellent job of sharing not only the workmanship, but also the life of Michelangelo! Definitely felt like Claudio had a passion for what this man had done and that passion is now with me.
Kids favorite experience! What?!?
Ryan_J, Mar 2023
We were able to be toured by the man himself, Elvis, who was amazing! My family was really so engaged the whole time and i am still amazed that my kids call this one of the most memorable experiences of their entire trip to Italy! It was awesome. Thanks for memories that we'll remember for a lifetime, Elvis!
Very happy!
April_O, Jan 2023
We had Claudio, who was incredibly knowledgable, funny, and passionate during our tour. We learned so much about the David and Michelangelo, helping us develop a much deeper appreciation for what we saw and experienced. Would definitely recommend this tour. They were incredibly communicative with us leading up to the tour, making it easy to find and feel settled.
Yes! This is a "must do"!
Shaina_T, Jan 2023
This is a “must do”! I actually felt sorry for the rest of the visitors to the Accademia and Michelangelo’s David who were not with us. Claudio is an incredible guide and storyteller, taking us behind the scenes into the life, craft, genius (and anguish) of Michelangelo. The tour is so much more than just the David— we saw many more sculptures of less renown but remarkable significance, though with Claudio’s contextualization, I was brought to tears when viewing David (and happily reassured that I am not alone— apparently, it happens :) I read reviews before booking this and was on the fence, but am so happy that we booked this. It was unbelievable! Click “Add to Cart”! Not to be missed.
Fantastic Tour-must do!
Laura_P, Jan 2023
Maria was an excellent tour guide, and shared lots of secrets about the works of Michelangelo… professional and interesting experience and she gets the kids involved. Highly recommend!
Dazzling David Tour
Meredith_A, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about Michelangelo and gave us super interesting details about his life and the politics involved in making David. She did a great job of maneuvering us around the smallish crowd so we could get great views of the sections of the art we were looking at. She was delightful, animated and passionate about her subjects, which weren’t limited to only David. Anyone going on this tour would be lucky to have her as their guide.
Amazing experience at Accademia with Claudio!
Pallavi_Y, Dec 2022
I'm so glad I booked this Accademia tour with this company. Our guide Claudio was absolutely lovely - in just 1 hour he told us the most interesting things about the main attractions in the gallery, most importantly, of course, the David. After hours and hours of different art and history tours in Italy over the week, my husband said this was his favorite because of how engaging and fascinating it was, how efficient and manageable the length of time, and just how impressive the David is in person - definitely do not miss it and do not go without someone who knows about it. Meeting up at the meeting point was no issue and whole process was seamless and delightful. Thank you Claudio!!
Good tour !
Maansi_J, Dec 2022
There were so many polarised comments for this tour. It’s a good tour. We had a lovely, patient and knowledgeable guide. I would recommend it.
Isidor_C, Nov 2022
It compliments the experience in a lot more ways than going it alone. You will not regret it. Elvis’s group is very knowledgeable
Fabulous, Concise Tour
Dalis_S, Nov 2022
Fabulous and informative tour! Great guide who gave us the story of Michael Angelo while remaining engaging.
Great experience, super...
Nane_M, Nov 2022
Great experience, super interesting tour. Definitely recommended. Huge thanks to the guide! Do miss it to get to know a lot about Michaelangelo.
Elvis & David - two superstars!
Brian_h, Nov 2022
Obviously seeing the David but also having Elvis explain all the background he brought it truly to life. Excellent tour and guide!
Very informative and digestible tour
Salam_A, Nov 2022
Very informative tour! Got the most out of our hour with Elvis. Learned a lot about Michelangelo and the history of his David sculpture. Highly recommend this guide!
David is a Must See in Florence
Patricia_A, Nov 2022
Very informative and well organized. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The sound system worked well making it a more intimate experience in a crowded museum. Good job.
Very Interessent insights...
thomas_g, Nov 2022
Very Interessent insights to the life of Michelangelo. Great guide I would recommend him strongly. Sorry that we couldn’t do the uffici. Next time
Is a Great experience
Mrs_V, Oct 2022
Claudio was very helpful , He was very knowledgeable, It was a fantastic experience . The skip the line it was great specially when you have a toddler with you
Elvis… Lives up to the name - But…
Heather_S, Oct 2022
Don’t miss his Uffizi tour either! Elvis does not disappoint! We did the David tour with him and loved it so much we booked his Uffizi tour the next day! Honestly we were going to skip the Uffizi but Elvis made it completely worthwhile! Both were fantastic tours and he is passionate and insightful about art/history. We had to grab his information afterward because we will be recommending his tour to any friends or family who visit Florence!
Having a guide really enhances the experience of the gallery, and viewing David!
Sarah_K, Oct 2022
Going to the Accademia and seeing the David sculpture was on our "must see" in Florence list. But just to see it is not enough, in my opinion. To have a guide was essential and more important than even getting to skip the line, was to hear about Michelangelo's life, the process of creating the David and other sculptures and pointing out all the nuances of the sculpture as you look at it from every angle, really enhances the experience. Our guide, Claudio (I think?), did an amazing job of enhancing the experience for us.