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Guided tour in front of Michelangelo's David
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Skip the Line

Private Best of Florence Tour with David & the Duomo

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3 h.
Tue to Sun
Several Departure Times

  • Enjoy Florence’s top sights in a single day with Skip-the-Line Access to the Accademia for Michelangelo’s 'David' 
  • Visit the spectacular Duomo from the outside to discover how it's crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome
  • See the best of Florence from the streets including Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto’s Campanile and much more
  • Follow your own personal local expert’s captivating commentary as they bring Florence and its great works of art and architecture to life for you alone

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Ticket for the Accademia Gallery and all reservation fees
  • Visit to the exterior of Florence Cathedral (the 'Duomo')
  • Private, English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s David
  • The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore - exterior)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • “il Porcellino”
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Baptistry Doors
  • Piazza degli Uffizi
  • Ponte Vecchio

See Florence your way on our Best of Florence Private Tours, with your own expert, English-speaking guide for the day, allowing you to set the pace and tailor your itinerary to suit your needs and interests.

Our private tours start at Florence Cathedral where you’ll see the famous dome. So large it needed a brand new method of engineering to construct it, Il Duomo is the most iconic sight of Florence, visible from every high point in the city. Your expert guide will introduce you to the dome from outside, admiring its beautiful red brick and the pink and green marble that cover Florence Cathedral. We’ll take some time to visit the gold doors of the Baptistery before setting off on the next leg of our adventure, a walking tour of Florence.

Our classic walking tour covers all the most iconic sights of Florence – from the Ponte Vecchio bridge to Piazza Signoria and the leather market. This is your day though, so if there are areas you’d rather visit or if you’d rather linger in one location over another, feel free to request it. Our guides are local experts, familiar with every aspect of Florence so they would be very happy to accommodate you on most requests.

After our walking tour we’ll visit another Florentine show-stopper, Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Top of the must-see list for many visitors, the Accademia Gallery usually has long lines that can stretch for hours. With Skip the Line Access we get straight inside so you won’t waste a precious moment with your guide. Explore Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Slaves’ and listen to your guide as they point out the little details that tell us so much about how this great Renaissance man worked. Michelangelo considered sculpture to be the highest form of art so his marble creations were a real labor of love for him – a fact that shows in his work.

You’ll be astounded to see what the finished product looks like when you step out of the corridor and into the light-filled dome that houses ‘David’. Earlier in the day, you’ll see the original spot where ‘David’ stood in Piazza Signoria along with an exact replica of the work, but nothing can prepare you for the real thing. With your guide’s help, you’ll admire the smooth marble and relaxed joints of this masterpiece, learning about what goes into creating such a piece.

With expert, English-speaking guides and Skip the Line Access at the Accademia, we make sure that you get the best from your time in Florence. You’ll visit the two most iconic sights of Florence and wander the streets and piazzas, hearing the stories and history that bring the city to life. And with the added flexibility of having your own dedicated guide, you can make sure that you enjoy your day your way. View our full list of Private Tours from Florence.

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