Best of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia with Duomo

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Small Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo

From $79.04

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence into a helm of arts and humanities. Then see the lovely exterior of the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral, as well as the Baptistery to hear the fascinating origins of the Gates of Paradise. Afterward stroll the local streets, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
  • Small-group walking tour of Florence
  • Visit Florence's iconic sights and learn the stories behind them
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • See Michelangelo's 'David
  • Stroll along Florence streets, taking in sights like the Piazza della Signoria, the romantic Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo
  • Receive personalized attention with your small group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See two of Florence's top attractions without the wait, all in a relaxed small group limited to 15.

What's Included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-Line ticket to Accademia Gallery
  • Skip-the-Line ticket to the Florence Duomo
  • Guided Walk through Florence to see Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and more
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

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

End point

  • Ponte Vecchio
    Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

    Ponte Vecchio

What To Expect

Galleria dell'Accademia

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Piazza della Signoria

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mercato del Porcellino

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ponte Vecchio

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza della Repubblica

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Walks comply 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
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible with advance notice. Please contact us upon booking to arrange your visit.
  • Due to the religious nature of the Cathedral, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for those denied entry.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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

Tours like this are really useful especially for first time visitors like us.
This is an awesome tour to get to see the highlights of Florence if you only have limited time.


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Great host! Great tour!
Melissa_H, Sep 2023
Angelain was so knowledgeable and made the tour so enjoyable. We truly had a great time & learned so much! Any question she was asked, she knew the answer. Loved skip the line!
Very good. Clas our tour guide A+
Jackie_A, Sep 2023
It was so so good! Clas our tour guide was wonderful. So informative , witty and so enjoyable. He made the tour so good. Really enjoyed it. Highly recommend it!
Scam, do not book!
Vittorio_G, Sep 2023
This is a scam. They took my money and did not provide the service, then said I could get a refund and are now not giving it.
Sandy_K, Sep 2023
I loved everything we saw and our guide was very knowledgeable. However Everything felt rushed. Too many people and if we were at the end of the tour group static would interrupt the listening devise.
Great tour with delightful guide
Anne_O, Sep 2023
Touring the Accademia, seeing David and entering the Duomo with our guide, Angela, was a delightful experience. Angela was knowledgeable, feisty and hilarious. She had fascinating facts about all of the areas we visited, ending on the Ponte Vecchio. Highly recommended.
Great tour, would recommend!
Christine_A, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was so awesome! He was very knowledgeable, charming and easy to listen to. Compared to other tours this one seemed to go by the fastest because we did a lot in 3 hours!
Fantastic tour of David, Duomo & Piazza sella Signora
Cheryl_D, Sep 2023
The guide was fantastic providing excellent information at the Academy regarding the David and other art. We appreciated the highlights on our walks and the history of Florence and the Duomo. The information on the exterior and interior tour of the Duomo was good, including history of the baptistry great. Walked towards the Medici home/Uffizi and the Piazza Della Signoria. We learned more about the Medici family, the mothers move to Pitti Palace and the walkway construction which was great before the Uffizi tour where we leaned so much more. Grazie!! Cheryl and Jeff
Firenze que belleza
christine_c, Sep 2023
Catarina our guide was very knowledgeable and made the walking tour very enjoyable. Florence has become so far my favourite city!
Carole_K, Sep 2023
Regina the tour guide was fabulous!! And saw David AND Duomo in one tour combined Easy to contact guide in a nice piazza. Easy to find. Loved the ear phones especially!!!!'n
Educational, insightful and enjoyable.
Karen_P, Sep 2023
Neno ( maybe) was a great host. Witty, intelligent, humorous but above all factual of historical events. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Other guests I found to be ignorant of the rules around dress code which I found annoying but did not diminish our overall enjoyment.
Best Way to visit the Accademia and Duomo
Christine_A, Sep 2023
The best 3 hours in Florence. Antonio is an expert with volumes of information. He was able to answer every question and ensured we had the best locations to see everything. Excellent afternoon!
Such a memorable walk
Poonam_S, Sep 2023
Amazing guide. Her stories and sense of humour made the long walk so interesting and memorable. Was great to jump all the long long queues.
Sara was great
Kara_N, Sep 2023
Our guide, Sara was very enthusiastic about her city and very knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions with a smile. She filled in a lot of blanks in our minds about how Florence came to be. It was a long tour, but it was so jampacked with interesting facts, and knowledge that the time flew by! Learning about not only David and its history, but the Medici and their history throughout the city was a bonus on top of the Duomo I highly recommend the tour for knowledge, but for walking around the city, and learning about its deep and beautiful history.
Really great Florence experience
Susan_K, Sep 2023
We were only in Florence for 2 full days so I would highly recommend this tour because it covers most of the main attractions. Helena, our guide was knowledgeable and engaging.
Excellent tour with Elena. Highly recommend
gnetta, Sep 2023
Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area and all of the art and frescoes. This was an amazing tour. Bravissimo Elena!!
Emily_M, Sep 2023
We had Stephanie, and she was excellent. Went at a good pace, & was very thorough. No boring lulls, but also gave facts & information in a way that you could still keep up with it all
Skip the line Visit to David and the Cathedral
Bryce, Sep 2023
We enjoyed Guide Valentina’s knowledge and information about David and other aspects of the tour. She was not just informative but very entertaining. Highly recommend
Great tour and guide
Deanna_F, Sep 2023
Stephanie our tour guide was awesome. She was incredibly knowledgeable and gave wonderful insights into what we were seeing. The tour group was a great size (about 12) which was really nice considering the enormous crowds and she made it a nice pace. We were extremely pleased we booked this tour.
Great tour guide, great experience!
Larry_H, Sep 2023
Our guide was very well-educated and informative. Her enthusiastic explanations brought history to life! Skipping the line and beating the crowds was a great way to see David and Duomo. Highly Recommended!
Great experience in Florence
Kathleen_F, Sep 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable guide and the tour was exceptional. Would recommend this to others.

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