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What To Expect
Discover the magic of Florence in a single day on our Best of Florence and Uffizi Gallery Tours, visiting all of the famous sights and skipping the long lines along the way. You'll see it all, from the perfection of Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery to Botticelli's masterpieces in the Uffizi, the complex beauty of the Cathedral (Duomo) to the architectural gems hidden in the city center.
The tour begins with skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery where you will have the unique opportunity to marvel at Michelangelo's magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece - David. No visit to the capital of the Renaissance can be complete without witnessing for yourself this astonishing work of genius and symbol of the Florentine people. The gallery is also home to innumerable works of art by other sculptors and includes the unfinished 'Slaves' by Michelangelo himself.
Following the Accademia you'll embark on a walking tour of Florence as you visit Florence Cathedral, locally known as the Duomo, the famous 'Porcellino' statue at the leather market, as well as the evocative Ponte Vecchio.
Then take a break to relax and enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choosing or a place your guide would be happy to recommend, before your afternoon skip the line tour at the Uffizi Gallery is set begins.
Once inside the Uffizi, you'll have the chance to behold the immediately recognizable works of Botticelli – 'Birth of Venus' and 'Spring' in person. The Uffizi contains signature works of the Italian masters, including Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Listen as your expert English-speaking guide tells fascinating stories about the lives of the artists, celebrated architects, and wealthy patrons that contributed to this gallery of galleries.
Those taking the afternoon tour will start with the Uffizi Gallery before moving on to the Best of Florence Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery. On this itinerary, the Duomo visit will be from the exterior as the Cathedral is closed in the afternoon and evening.
This tour is the perfect way to see all of what Florence has to offer in a single day, so you can be sure not to miss a thing, or free up time to see the city in depth.
Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David*
The Cathedral (the Duomo)
Piazza degli Uffizi
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza degli Uffizi
09:00 Best of Florence with Accademia
13:30 Uffizi Gallery
13:30 Uffizi Gallery
16:30 Best of Florence with Accademia
Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery, including ticket and all reservation fees
Skip the Line Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery, including ticket and all reservation fees
Skip the Line Entrance and visit inside the Cathedral (Duomo)
English speaking guide
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Shoulders and knees must be covered.
Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for both men and women.
Infants up to 3 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.
On Sundays, during religious festivities and on the afternoon tours, visits inside the Cathedral (Duomo) may be restricted in which case a detailed tour will be given from outside.
*On the first Sunday of the month, the Accademia visit will be replaced by an extended walking tour which includes the Mercato di San Lorenzo (leather market), Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace (from outside) and Santo Spirito area.
It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
Entrance into some churches may require a dress code. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
No photography is permitted at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries. Food and drinks are not allowed inside the galleries.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments and those with pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
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