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

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From $53.02

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • 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)

Piazza del Duomo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Galleria dell'Accademia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

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.


1,259 reviews
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STANLEY_B, Sep 2023
We couldn’t understand the guide. His English was not easy to understand. The tour was good at a good price.
Giovanna Gives a Wonderful Tour!
Joanne_G, Sep 2023
Perfect city walking tour from Uffizi to Accademia. Giovanna has a wonderful sense of humor and is very knowledgeable about her city. Great history lesson with a bit of spice included!
Travel to Florence in November
Irwan_A, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Claudia was knowledgeable and made sure that we had the opportunity to ask questions. Though this was a skip the line tour the volume of people at the Accademia was so heavy that her colleague went ahead of even though we had the earlier time slot but Claudia was firm about how our group should have been let in earlier. Claudia was very responsible and and excellent guide and provided an important tip that travel is best in November.
If you have time break this tour into two.
Michelle_J, Sep 2023
This is a great tour to do early on in your stay if you will be here a while. The tour guide brought us to several different spots and pointed out somethings we were able to go back to and really take a good long look at. I will say I had NO IDEA who the tour was with and got lucky by just walking up to groups and asking them. I didn’t see any company name mentioned in my booking. Turned out to be City something so FYI! I didn’t have Internet which I hadn’t thought of otherwise I would have reached out to the tour guide through the app ahead of time. Our tour guide was so warm and welcoming. I do wish we had more time in the museum to focus on more of the pieces. That part felt a bit rushed, but it was a lot to fit in a small amount of time. If we were to do this type of tour again I would probably break it into two. We did go with small children (3, 1 and 1) and they were welcomed. I didn’t have a hard time keeping up, but we did lose someone’s husband.
Stefano was a great guide...
Karen_B, Sep 2023
Stefano was a great guide . His knowledge was impressive and he was very pleasant to listen to . I highly recommend him and the tour
Excellent tour of historical Florence!
Pamela_J, Sep 2023
The walking tour was a great way to see some major highlights and areas of Florence! Our guide was so knowledgeable and spoke English very clearly! I would highly recommend this tour if you want to see the historical side of the city. There was Lots of standing and about 3 miles of walking.
Informative and great!
aly_n, Sep 2023
Great tour with a great guide! Would recommend to a friend and was easy to locate in the beginning. Very nice
Worst guide tour we’ve had :(
Lorena_O, Sep 2023
Unfortunately, it was a waste of time - it was our last day in Florence. We couldn’t understand anything the guide Maximiliano was saying, even asked him a few details and he just ignored us and kept walking or didn’t understand us. He left the whole group behind by a block several times, always in a rush. We learn nothing. After 3 blocks 80% of the group took off the headset and started talking among themselves… horrible experience.
Worst of my last ten tours
Jonathan_S, Sep 2023
Not a very good tour . Guide was very repetitive and spent more time promoting herself and her friends bussinesses that commenting on the sights of the city.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello Jonathan_S, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line access to the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's 'David.' We sincerely apologize for any disappointment you experienced during your tour. Your comments regarding the guide's behavior are concerning, as our guides should always prioritize providing informative and engaging experiences for our guests rather than self-promotion. We will address this issue with the guide to ensure that it does not happen in the future. We genuinely appreciate your feedback as it helps us to identify areas for improvement. We hope that this experience does not deter you from considering future tours with us, and we remain committed to delivering high-quality tours that meet our guests' expectations. If you have any further concerns or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact us directly. Thank you for booking with us and for sharing your review. Best regards, Edgar J. Communications Manager City Wonders
Peter_m, Sep 2023
The guide was excellent with a great sense of humor and knowledge of the city. No more can be said to reach the minimum
Mary_K, Sep 2023
Our guide Angelo was excellent-he was knowledgeable, personable and funny. We saw everything as anticipated. Excellent!
A great way to kick off your sightseeing in Florence
Mark_L, Sep 2023
We participated in the small group walking tour in Florence with entrance into the Accademia and see Michelangelo’s “David” with a start time of 10am. It was a fantastic experience and we learned a lot from the tour. Walking around the Uffizi and learning about its history and also getting an understanding of how the sights around Florence are located was helpful in this tour. Our guide provided a lot of background on Michelangelo and his other works. Truly fascinating and something that reading a tour book as you walk the sights can’t replace. Highly recommended first tour of Florence!
Florence has a lot to see, this is a taster
Tim_B, Sep 2023
Valentina (our guide) was excellent. Of course Michelangelo's works at the Accademie are stunning. Totally lives up to his reputation. Other works there also amazing. See the development of art before your eyes from the original vibrant works. The stories on the streets were full of detail depth and humanity.
Great balance of walking, city/ regional history, art and religion.
StacieJE_S, Sep 2023
Great tour guide. Easy to understand and loved the stories he told us of what happened in Florence (the history, the families, the art) .
Great tour!
Rosanne_C, Sep 2023
Angelo was great! Very easy to listen to and very knowledgeable. The details about the statue of David were amazing!
Excellent experience
Samuel_A, Sep 2023
This tour was exactly as announced . Although we were told sometimes there are some delays when getting in the gallery in our cases we didn’t even wait 5 minutes . Stefano’s explanations were very clear and his accent really good and easy to understand . I totally recommend it .
Nice walking tour of Florence
MaryKate_G, Sep 2023
Our guide Stepheno was very Knowledgeable, spoke English very well and he has a good sense of humor.
Great tour!
Bernadette_Y, Sep 2023
Excellent city walking tour. Guide was very informative about the history of the area and surrounding neighborhoods, buildings, statues etc. It finishes with David in the Accademia which was wonderful. The background information was insightful and the skip the line was well worth it!
The tour guide was not...
DeLaine_B, Sep 2023
The tour guide was not good. She spent 24 minutes talking about her experiences and qualifications as a guide
Awesome tour with Valentina
Eric_V, Sep 2023
Took this tour with Valentina as a guide and it was amazing! She is a seasoned guide who is knowledgeable, fun, and passionate about the history of Florence leading up to the grand finale of David. Recommend!

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