Fully Guided Tour of Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

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Florence Super Saver Best of Florence Walking Tour Accademia Gallery Uffizi Gallery and Florence Duomo

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your time in Florence with this small-group combination tour of up to 17 participants, covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David'; gaze up in wonder at the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside; and explore the streets of the historic city center with insights from an expert guide. Then, skip another line to end the day with another guided visit of the immense Uffizi Gallery.
  • Visit Florence’s top historical and cultural sights in one half day tour
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David,' the great red dome of the Florence Cathedral, and countless other masterpieces
  • Acclimate yourself to the city with a walking tour of Florence’s historic center
  • Gain insight on our walking tour around Florence from an expect guide
  • Small-group tour of up to 17 participants for a more personalized experience
  • Make the most out of your time in Florence with skip-the-line access guided tours at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the long lines at Florence’s two most popular museums with this great-value fully guided tour.

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery
  • Guided city walking tour and see Florence Cathedral (Duomo) from the outside
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery
  • 1.5-hours free time between the two tours
  • Small groups of 17 people or less
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the Florence Duomo

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Morning: Best of Florence - 10 or 10.30AM (depending on time selected) Afternoon: Uffizi Gallery - 2PM Meet 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 (facing the Arno River, the statue is in the right corner)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start the day with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David.' Nothing prepares you for the scale of this sculptural masterpiece. Your guide helps you appreciate the artistry from every angle, including the techniques Michelangelo used to make marble look smooth as butter.

The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. The dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi, as your guide explains while you view the masterpiece from outside. Entrance to the Duomo is always free, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.

Your tour continues through the historic center of Florence, taking in the Piazza Signoria, where 'David' once stood.

Skip the line once more at the Uffizi Gallery. Our coordinator will hand you the ticket to enter this immense gallery where you will visit at your own pace, wasting no time in showcasing works by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Titian. Don’t forget to rub the nose of 'Il Porcellino,' Pietro Tacca’s Baroque bronze boar sculpture, to bring the rest of your vacation good luck.

Whether you’re only in Florence for a day or settling in for a longer stay, this is the perfect introduction to a city where beauty awaits around every corner.

Palazzo Vecchio

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza della Signoria

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Galleria dell'Accademia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Piazza del Duomo

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Via Ricasoli

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note there will be approximately 1.5 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 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

Wear good walking shoes, it is a long day on the feet!
If you’re an art lover or have abundant time to spend, it is definitely a must, but for the layperson, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing a ton if you skip the Uffizi.
We highly recommend this tour but it does make for a very long day so be prepared.


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Artistic tour of city.
Robin_M, Sep 2023
The detailed history shared by informative, enthusiastic guides! Thorough and attentive. I felt the energy of the people.
Major Art to see in Florence-Excellent!
Lorinda_B, Sep 2023
Annette, our guide, was exceptional, very knowledgeable about the topics of the tour, the past and current history of Florence, and took care in guiding us through crowded areas so that our group was always together. The tour was excellent.
Great tour and we enjoys David, the walking tour of Florence and the Uffizi museum
Frank_P, Sep 2023
Stephanie was our guide. She is so knowledgeable and an expert on everything we saw and shared so much information. It was amazing. She was great and we asked to have her again on the second part of the tour in Uffizi.
Fun, informative and worthwhile
Mark_R, Sep 2023
Yesterday we completed a tour of the city and the Accademia gallery with Angelo. Angela was funny and informative and made our tour enjoyable and fun. We then toured the Uffizi with Giovanna who was so passionate about the art and was excellent at explaining the painers perspective in a unique and again fun way. Both tour guides were excellent and we would definitely tour with either again.
The Best and Worst Tour Guides
Carolyn_S, Sep 2023
Valentina took us on a fabulous tour around parts of Florence and the statue of David in the morning. She was interesting, interactive and informative with details about little bits and pieces and she has a good sense of humour. She kept the group together, the tour was well paced and she is a great tour guide. If I was just rating her tour it would be 5 stars out of 5. We had Max in the afternoon and he was atrocious! He arrived wearing a shirt that he couldn’t do up the bottom button and had his belly exposed. He had no clue how many were in his group, was not aware of facilities nor that anyone had stopped for a bathroom break, did not address the group as a whole unless we stood near him but if you did that, he would zero in on whoever was closest and talk directly to them, ignoring the rest of the group. He went into way too much detail on every painting and we spent too long in each room. For example, we would be in a room for 5-10mins and another tour group would come through, do their tour and leave and we’d still be there for another 10mins hearing about minor details such as, the shades of crimson. His tour was so slow and we gradually watched the expressions on the faces of the group change to boredom. At times, some of the group walked ahead to the next room, sat on the seat in the hall, were giving each other the station code to tune into other tour guides on the headset and avoiding being near Max. The final straw for us was when he was standing in front of a painting, talking to the group with his eyes closed and there was not one member of the group anywhere near him. We left the group after that and continued on with our own tour as we’d had enough of his monotonous monologue. We were expecting this tour to be great after the style of tour we’d been on in the morning but unfortunately it was a big disappointment.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Carolyn_S, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience on our Florence tour. We greatly appreciate your comments as they help us continually improve our services to provide the best possible experiences for our guests. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the morning part of the tour with Valentina. She is indeed a fantastic guide, and we appreciate your positive feedback about her engaging and informative tour. Your kind words about her are greatly appreciated. However, we are deeply concerned about the issues you encountered during the afternoon portion of the tour with Max. We sincerely apologize for the subpar experience you had with him. Your feedback is essential to us, and we have already communicated your concerns to our guide management team. Rest assured that we take this matter very seriously, and Max's performance will be addressed to ensure that such experiences do not recur in the future. We understand that your time and money are valuable, and we regret that your tour experience did not meet your expectations. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. As a gesture of goodwill, we would like to offer you a free tour credit for a future City Wonders experience. You can reach out to us on social media, via email, or phone and I will ensure that you receive this credit promptly. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on one of our tours and provide you with a memorable and enjoyable experience. Once again, we apologize for the disappointing aspects of your tour, and we appreciate your feedback, which helps us improve our services. Best regards, Edgar J. Communications Manager City Wonders
Fantastic tour!
Victoria_K, Sep 2023
Giovanna spoke about Botocelli’s Venus with such knowledge! She was a wonderful guide for the entire tour! The Ufuzzi Gallery was stunning. Reall enjoyed La Academia. Great tour! Well worth the cost!
Art Learning Experience
Sandy_B, Sep 2023
This your taught us much about the history and appreciation of Florence Renaissance Art. Much credit to Sarsh and Annette for showing us the best Florentine art!
Very experienced,...
jimscovil, Sep 2023
Very experienced, professional guides. Their knowledge and the excellent sound system made for memorable experiences.
Great Your
Edward_O, Sep 2023
Very informative tour. Appreciated the knowledge and thoughtfulness of the tour guide. Also, willingness to pick us up when we were late.
The fascinating tour of Uffizi and Accademia!!!
Gina_G, Sep 2023
This tour consists of 2 parts with an hour and a half between for lunch on your own. The first part was a walking tour of the neighborhood that Uffizi and Accademia are inside of. Giovanna was our first guide. She taught us so many things about Florence and the Arno River, the museums the neighborhood and how it came to be. She was funny and filled with knowledge. I know how much she enjoys giving tours. She brought us to see David and all of his splendor. She was a pleasure to learn from and taught us so many things! Angela was our second tour operator and she was magical as well. We went into Accademia with her and saw the most beautiful works of art with her. She was so detailed in her descriptions of everything, that I noticed my mouth hanging on her every word! The pieces of art were lifted off of the walls and into my heart because of her absolute love of everything she was showing us. Hopefully you can book this tour and get Giovanna and Angela!!!! These ladies are as priceless as the works of art they so love!!!
Amazing introduction to Florence
Noam_S, Aug 2023
The guide was amazing! We had Claudia for the Academy tour and Giovana for the Uffizi tour - both were excellent.
Must have experience in Florence
Alina_T, Aug 2023
David by Michelangelo, Uffizi gallery, city guided tour. Annette (our guide) was great!! A must visit.
Great tour
Mike_R, Aug 2023
Great guide. Very knowledgeable. Knew her stuff. Very clear speaking voice. I don't have any more to
Perfect tour.
Jose_V, Aug 2023
This was one of the best tours we’ve taken so far. Very informative and enjoyable. The amount and level of information given was outstanding. And of course, seeing the David was just incredible.
Great tour
Sean_M, Aug 2023
Went with Annette and she was marvelous. Really had a wonderful time. Tour was extremely well paced, she was incredibly informative and knowledgeable, and it was a lovely day. Couldn’t more highly recommend.
Jane_E, Aug 2023
Tour guide was informative and interesting. Nice to be able to skip the long lines for entry. Do not visit these places without a tour guide! There is just too much history and interesting facts that they include in a tour. This tour begin in the morning with Uffizi Gallery and other city highlights, takes a lunch break, and then return in the afternoon for Accademia. Seeing Michelangelo David was a highlight!
Excellent in every way
Martin_W, Jul 2023
Apart from The Art and seeing David in situ our guide Annet was perfect . You are given all the pertinent information in such an engaging and interesting way. She was happy to answer your questions on the way through. Also walking between the venues we were given the history of the sites we passed. Nothing was rushed.
Good experience
Blanca_E, Jul 2023
Our guide (Angelo) had a lot of knowledge and explained to us interesting things about the paintings and sculptures. He really loved his job. 10/10
Linda_A, Jul 2023
Our Michelangelo's David and Accademia tour guide had a deep knowledge of history and the layout of city for touring. Captured the major attractions on the way to the Accademia. The tour guide for the Uffizi had a deep knowledge in art and showed extraordinary passion.
David the great!
Tami_P, Jul 2023
We enjoyed our guides for this tour. They were extremely knowledgeable with the history of Florence and of the Renaissance period.

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