Best of Florence: small-group tour with skip-the-line tickets to David and the Duomo
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Best of Florence: small-group tour with skip-the-line tickets to David and the Duomo

based on 14 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience the best of Florence in just 2.5 hours, including the outside of the Duomo and Michelangelo's David
  • Admire Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and much more
  • Enjoy a more personal experience with a small group of just 15 people and an experienced guide ready to answer all your questions
What to expect

Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this best of Florence tour for small groups is designed to let you see them all in a single morning.

You'll start by skipping the lines to visit the Accademia Gallery. Admire Michelangelo’s David, as well as his partially-finished Slaves and be amazed at how he managed to transform the jagged rock into the beautiful, lifelike figures of his sculptures. Your expert art historian guide is the perfect person to teach you all about Michelangelo's sculpting methods.

Continue towards the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. This incredible church was built in 1436 and still boasts one of the largest domes in the entire world. You'll also stop off at the Baptistery to see a set of bronze doors cast by Lorenzo Ghiberti that Michelangelo dubbed the Gates of Paradise. Last - but certainly not least - on the itinerary, you'll explore the third great wonder of Florence: its streets. Admire Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the statues of the Church of Orsanmichele, Piazza della Repubblica, and of course Ponte Vecchio, the most picturesque bridge in Italy.

Sites included:

  • Michelangelo’s 'David' and 'Slaves' in the Accademia
  • Florence Duomo (outside only) and Baptistery Doors
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (from outside)
  • Orsanmichele Church (from outside)
  • Piazza Repubblica
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line Accademia tickets (Michelangelo's 'David')
    • Expert local guide
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 2-14)
    • Infants (under 2): free
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, 50121 Florence, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide by the Monument of General Manfredo Fanti in the middle of the square at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time

    What to remember
    • Guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
    • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
    • Please remember to bring your ID with you. This is especially important if you have purchased a discounted ticket
    • Please note that it is only possible to carry small handbags inside the Accademia Gallery; larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed inside and there are no cloakroom facilities inside
    • Tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. Comfortable shoes are recommended
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Walks of Italy
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
    What people say about this experience
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