Florence in a Day: Michelangelo's David, Uffizi and Guided City Walking Tour

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


Experience the very best of Florence in a single, memorable day. See Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ sculpture up-close at the Accademia Gallery, and learn the secrets of Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo. Explore the ‘living museum’ of the medieval city on a walking tour of its most important piazzas and outdoor monuments, and finish with a journey through the Renaissance at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery. Save time with skip-the-line access to the most popular attractions, and enjoy a small-group atmosphere of no more than 10 people.
  • Full-day tour Florence's artistic and architectural highlights
  • Admire Michelangelo's larger-than-life 'David' sculpture at the Accademia Gallery
  • Get tips on the best places to find authentic Tuscan food during a lunch break
  • Delve into the city's medieval history on a walking tour through its open air piazzas and sculpture gardens
  • See the very best of Renaissance art at the renowned Ufizzi Gallery
  • Skip the long lines with priority access

What's Included

  • Skip the line access tickets for the Accademia Gallery
  • Skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Expert local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza San Marco
    Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy

    Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • Uffizi Gallery
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
  • This tour is in English only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Traveler Tips

I do not recommend it for kids under age 12, unless they show an interest in art or architecture that is beyond their years.
Being a smaller group also gets you into the Uffizi, Accademia, and Duomo faster.
I would recommend this tour for everyone but particularly to those who really want to refresh their knowledge about history, architecture, sculpture and painting in Italy.
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Lori_L, Mar 2023
Loved hearing details about all the pieces of art! Our guide was very knowledgeable and insightful! It was perfectly timed to really experience the city of Florence
10 out of 10
Kathy_W, Mar 2023
Very interesting and informative worth every penny.. Highly recommended. You will feel very connected to Florence in a soft and subtle kind of way. Good way to orientate your way around Florence with the small group of like minded people. 10/10
Joseph_T, Mar 2023
All was good but Matt made the experience special with his knowledge, communication and respect for the arts
Florence in a day well worth it
Amy_T, Nov 2022
Daniela was amazing and knowledgeable, I love how engaging she was with our group and how she kept checking in with everyone. To ensure we are experiencing what we had come for .We had a great day with her.
An amazing day
Monica_C, Oct 2022
Our guide Daniella was amazing... Very well informed and she spoke fluent English... A great way to start a trip to Florence
Really enjoyed it
Doris_N, Oct 2022
We had Angelo as our tour guide and he was excellent. We met In a local piazza and the tour company had the list of names and earphones/radio for each of us. We set out on a walk to the Accademia. The main focus here was David and Michelangelo along with his unfinished works. We had about 10 minutes free time at the end to scoot around on our own and see the other items in the museum. It is fairly small so this allowed us time to see everything but we did not have any context from the guide for this portion. After this we headed to piazza signoria where Angelo shared a bit more about the history of various buildings and we broke for lunch. (He gave us some recommendations). We met back up and visited the uffizi gallery which was amazing. The tour focused mainly on the Italian renaissance art but we did talk about the Medici family and nearby Ponte Vecchio (viewed from a window in the gallery) and this gave us good context. The tour ends in the gallery and we were welcome to visit the other floors but by that time we were ready to head out. Angelo was great at answering our questions. Our group was 9 people and I think this was a good size to keep things manageable when navigating the busy galleries.
Great experience
Andrea_R, Oct 2022
Antonio’s explanations of the paintings and sculptures added great depth to the experience. The pace was great and the small group (8) made for a wonderful day.
Highly Suggest
Lisa_A, Oct 2022
Ishmael was knowledgeable and friendly tour guide! His pace was perfect and he provided just enough information to not overwhelm.
We enjoyed it all
robert_f, Oct 2022
The Birth of Venus The history of the artists and art A winderyway to see a lot in a short period of time
Florence on a very rainy day
james_p, Oct 2022
Giada was an excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable and very Wilton answer all questions. Avoided the crowds and maneuvered through the museum like she owed it
Great Tour!
Anne_M, Sep 2022
Great guide who was very knowledgeable about Art History! Loved the small sized group. We saw the David, Uffizi and top sights in Florence.
Wonderful time in Florence!
John_M, Sep 2022
We had an awesome guide in Ivanna. She knew her subject matter. She gave us an awesome recommendation on lunch. The food was amazing. We had wonderful people on our tour. It was a lovely day in Florence.....highlight of our trip!!
Awesome day learning about Florence
Alice_M, Aug 2022
Our guide for the day was Mateo. He was super knowledgeable and fun. He made learning about the history and art of Florence engaging and interesting. My husband and I could tell he was super passionate about what he was doing and it really made our day!!! 10/10 would recommend this activity to everyone.
Wonderful Tour
Susan_E, Jul 2022
Our guide was Antionio and he was awesome. His communication skills and knowledge of every location was remarkable. One of the best tours we’ve had in Florence.
Jacquelyn_C, Jul 2022
Brenda is a great storyteller. You can tell she is passionate about Florence and loves to share that with others.
Worth your while
Eli_G, Jul 2022
Elena was a great host. Very knowledgeable about all the locations we went to. Answered all questions we had
Good Tour
Matthew_O, Jul 2022
Good tour. We saw everything we needed to see in Florence, besides the Duomo, with this tour. Never had any problems at all.
Highly recommend this curated experience!
Jade_T, Jul 2022
Our guide was amazing. He knew a lot about art and brought everything to life. It was long but we did have a break for lunch with some good recommendations. It was seamless and executed professionally. The staff were very nice and gave recs for our entire Italy trip. They definitely helped make our trip amazing!
Amazing tour!
Victoria_A, Jul 2022
We had a great time exploring Florence - you get to visit main attractions, learn history and skip big lines. Alicia (Olesiya) was very nice knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts!
Amazing learning experience
Kambry_F, Jul 2022
Learning about all of the history while walking through the musuems was amazing!! Our guide Patrizia was AMAZING! She gave us amazing lunch tips too. This was our only day in Florence and it fulfilled everything we wanted!