Highlights of Florence and Michelangelo's David

Art & Culture

Virginia P.

Florence
English, Italian (Native)
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

This walking tour is perfect to experience the highlights of Florence with the help of your local tour guide. The tour will start with skipping the line at the Accademy Gallery to see the original statue of David by Michelangelo and will proceed exploring the highlights of the city centre. You will walk the city to see and learn about the Dome of Brunelleschi, the Gate of Paradise, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Vasari Corridor, and much more. It sounds like a great welcome to Florence!

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

In front of the Reserved door of the Accademy Gallery on via Ricasoli 58 or at the lobby of your Hotel upon request

09:00

Florence, Accademy Gallery Museum

Start to enjoy your 3 hours private walking tour of Florence and discover the main attractions of this unique and incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can meet your guide in front of the Reserved door of the Accademy Gallery in via Ricasoli 58 or upon request at the lobby of your Hotel. The starting time suggested is 9am, but for any change you can contact the guide and discuss about it, for sure we can tailor the tour according to your preferences. The tour will start with skipping the line at the Accademy Gallery to see the original statue of David carved by Michelangelo. We will have plenty of time at the museum to stare at the David, to talk about its history and to take photos.

10:00

Florence, exploring the highlights of the city centre: Duomo, Brunelleschi's Dome, Gate of Paradise, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and much more

Once outside the Accademy Gallery we will proceed exploring the highlights of the city centre for a couple of hours. You will immerse yourself in the beauty of renaissance, admire the incredible Dome of Brunelleschi, get to know the importance of the Gate of Paradise, walk across the famous Ponte Vecchio, stroll into Piazza della Signoria and stand in front of Palazzo Vecchio, spot out the secret Vasari Corridor, appreciate the architecture of the Uffizi square, walk the streets were Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael once lived and much more... This will be your perfect welcome to Florence, the tour to experience Florence like a local and fall in love with its art.

Ending Point

City centre, Piazza della Repubblica

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Headsets

What‘s not included

Accademia Gallery skip the line entrance fee is not included (Adults: 16 euros per person per ticket; Under 18's: 4 euros).

Your guide will take care of the advance reservation of the tickets and you will be asked to pay for it on the day of the tour at the entrance of the museum with no extra charges or commissions either cash or credit card.

Important Information

Please send me a message before booking in order to confirm my availability and the type of tour you require. I am very flexible on times and meeting points. My tours can always be tailored depending on clients preferences.

Not available on Mondays

Tour length: 3 hours

Tickets: skip the line tickets for the Accademia are NOT included in the tour price, the guide will take care of the advance reservation of the tickets and you will be asked to pay for it on the day of the tour at the entrance of the museum with no extra charges or commissions either cash or credit card. The price per person per ticket is 16 euros.

Max group size: private tour for max 16 people

For groups over 5 people: you will be provided with headsets to better listen to the guide talks

Tour runs rain or shine

There is no special dress code requested for this tour but confortable shoes are highly recommended by your guide

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

When is this tour operating?

You can book this tour am or pm from tuesday to sunday (on monday tour is not bookable cause the Accademy Gallery museum is closed).

How much is the transportation fee?

This is a walking tour, there is no need for transportation during the tour. In case you would need a transporation to reach the museum entrance or the city centre, please do not hesitate to ask me directly and I can organise a private taxy or I can suggest you how to reach the place using public transport.

In case of clients with reduced mobility do not hesitate to send me a message, I will tailor the tour according to your needs, and I can book a private car with driver that will be available for the entire lenght of the tour and will save you from walking.

The tour runs if it's raining?

Yes, the tour runs rain or shine

Do I need special dressing code for this tour?

There is no special dress code requested for this tour but confortable shoes are highly recommended by your guide

The skip the line tickets are included in the tour?

No, your guide will only take care of the advance reservation for you and you will be requested to pay for your ticket on the day of the tour at the entraance of the Gallery. The payment can be either cash or credit card and the price is 16 euros per person per ticket.

Do skip the line tickets garantee an immediate entrance into the Accademy Gallery?

Generally yes, by the way during high season period or in case of strikes or special celebrations your guide does not take any responsability for longer waiting times that are completely out of our control. In case of this happening we can retailor the tour according to your preferences.

Can I book this tour for a large group?

Yes, you can, but you have to send a special request to the guide to understand prices and museums rules.

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