Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to Accademia & Michelangelo’s ‘David’

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From $53.97

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


On this small-group tour of up to 17 participants, led by an expert guide, experience world-famous artwork and the Renaissance city’s top attractions, including the Ponte Vecchio and the Florence Duomo (from its exterior). As you go, gain insight about Florentine art and architecture from your guide, with audio headsets provided so that you hear everything clearly. Followed by a Skip the Line Access and a pre-reserved entry time at the Accademia Gallery for you so you won’t waste precious time better spent inside.
  • Immerse yourself in the best of Florence on a comprehensive walking tour
  • Personalized small group (maximum 17 people)
  • Skip-the-line entry and a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery included
  • Expert art history commentary from your guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Breeze through the long lines to see Michelangelo's 'David' on this affordable, bestselling tour.

What's Included

  • Skip the Line Entrance ticket for Accademia Gallery and all reservation fees
  • Small groups of up to 17 people
  • Guided Florence walking tour in English
  • Headsets to hear your guide's commentary
  • Visit of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) from outside
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Florence Duomo is Free of Charge

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Statua Di Galileo Galilei
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 418, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner).

End point

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

    The service concludes at Accademia Gallery

What To Expect

Gallerie Degli Uffizi

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ponte Vecchio (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

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

The gallery is not airconditioned so take a fan or something to keep cool on a hot day.
Worth the time and cost of a well guided tour.
It is worth it to get an appreciation of attractions that you would otherwise walk past and not understand the history.
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Wonderful Walking Tour of Florence
Kevin_F, Mar 2023
We really enjoyed this walking tour of Florence!! Our tourguide Annette met us at the Uffizi Museum and gave us ear pieces and radios so we could hear her well on the tour. The tour left on time and Annette told us the history of Florence and the story of the Medici family. She was very knowledgeable and pointed out historical buildings, art, architecture, churches, markets and monuments as we walked through the streets of Florence on the way to the Academia to see the David by Michelangelo. I was impressed with the amount of sites we were able to see on the tour and happy that she took the time to answer all our questions because we were a very large group. I do think it would be better to limit this tour to 10 or 15 people because at times when we were walking on the large crowded streets it was hard to keep up. But overall it was a great tour and I appreciated how Annette got us to the Uffizi just at the right time for our group to enter. She provided a wonderful overview of the David as well and stayed to answer all our questions at the end. I felt that we had a great orientation to Florence and I would highly recommend this tour to others who are going to Florence for the first time!!
Walk with a smile
Glenn_K, Mar 2023
Valentina was a very knowledgeable and excellent guide. She handled a group of 16 with ease and knew the answers to most questions posed by guests
Very informative
Deane_M, Mar 2023
The guide was excellent very informative Well worth the time and time flew pass . Would definitely recommend
Very informative tour...
Cathleen_S, Mar 2023
Very informative tour guide. Kept it interesting and kept it moving. The presentation of the David and his perspective was very informative. Loved it
Great guide, great tour
Viviane_M, Mar 2023
Ângelo was great guide, full of knowledge and the way he explained and tells the stories was perfect! Highly recommend it.
Great City and great gude
shuleng_t, Mar 2023
We had a great time with Matt and honestly one of the best tour guide we had during this trip. We had been on so many day trips and this is one of the most enjoyable tour we had with a guide.
Fantastic walking tour with a ticket to David!
Becky_B, Mar 2023
Annette was fantastic. She knew so much and kept the tour involved the whole time. Very kind, I would take Annette as a guide any chance I got, very good. We completed the tour and our 16 yr old son said he was very glad we did that tour, he said it made the city “come together” for him!
Claudia Durante was a...
Paula_J, Feb 2023
Claudia Durante was a wonderful guide and told us so much about Florence! I would highly recommend doing this tour at the start of your visit to Florence because Claudia gives excellent recommendations on which places to visit and the best places to eat.
1 hour Late Start
Jozelle_L, Feb 2023
Guide was almost 1 hour late to the meeting point! There was a transit strike, however that was an announced strike so it seems like that could have been avoided and a contingency plan could have been used. It’s not the 1st transit strike in Italy. What’s worse is that the tour company did not even let us know until 45 min into being delayed that there was a delay. No apologies from the company whatsoever. Once the tour started it was fine and the guide was good but as travelers with itineraries, it was very frustrating and made worse by not being informed of updates. It’s all about managing expectations for your customers - if you told me there is that 1 hour delay from the beginning then we could have done many other things in that hour instead of just standing around wondering. Thought that was very unprofessional.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Jozelle_L, We sincerely apologize that your Florence Walking Tour with us was negatively impacted by our guide's tardiness. We can assure that your comments have been communicated our guide management team and the necessary action has already been taken. We understand that everyone's travel itinerary is very important and we apologize if yours was set off by this mistake. We would be more than happy to accomodate you in any way we can if you reach out to us via email at edgar.chavero@citywonders.com. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
It was awesome!!
Adina_M, Jan 2023
Paulina was our tour guide, and she was great. Very informative, patient, she spoke clear, and she was always cheerful. We could see the passion she has for all that she was telling us, and that made it even more enjoyable to learn. She took us to every place we needed to get a great understanding of David, Michael Angelo and other historic figures of art. I recommend her 10000% !
It hit all the necessary...
Madeline_S, Jan 2023
It hit all the necessary points including David and the outside of the duomo. Tour guide was helpful as well.
Great guided tour
Nick_D, Nov 2022
Josephine gave a informative, fun and insightful tour of the history and sites of Florence. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
Florence Walking Tour Skip Line is Fabulous
Debbie_S, Nov 2022
You will learn about the significance of this on the tour. Our guide was informative and made our day in Florence memorable.
The guide was very...
Gail_H, Nov 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We had a small group of only 4 people so it was very personal. She took it at a good pace and brought many interesting facts to our attention. We were unable to finish the tour due to time constraints but felt the tour was worth our time.
Very memorable tour
Alexis_P, Nov 2022
Annette taught our group so much. She had great knowledge. I now have a greater appreciation for the city of Florence and it’s art and history.
History of Florence
Marcus_W, Nov 2022
History of Florence and the details of Michael Angelo from our guide, who is a Florence native, were very good and and helped us understand the evolution of the area
A great way to start our break in Florence
Rosemary_S, Nov 2022
We really enjoyed the whole tour. The walk around the city was very pleasant and nicely paced. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly
Angelo was outstanding
David_S, Nov 2022
Fantastic tour of an amazing city. Angelo was outstanding; a credit to himself and your brand. Full of energy and wonderful anecdotes - truly memorable, thank you
Great introduction to Florence
Karen_H, Oct 2022
Max was fun, he was very organized and showed us varied sites, with insight, as we walked from the Ufizzi to the David. Definitely recommend.
Exceptional introduction to Florence.
Susan_S, Oct 2022
It is our first time in Florence and we could not have been introduced to the city, it’s history, the landmarks by a more interesting and knowledgeable guide. We were entirely engaged for two hours and the learning we acquired was invaluable in acquainting us with Florence.