“This was a very comprehensive walking tour of the historic center of Florence. The guide Anna was very good and had so much information to give us and even took us to her favorite gelato store. I would definitely recommend this tour. ...Marci W., Usa – See more reviews
What To Expect
Discover Florence's historic center on this 3 hour walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo's David. Stroll along the timeless streets lined with chief architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory and discover its hidden gems, all in a single morning!
Our Florence tour begins with Skip the Line access to the Accademia Gallery where you'll have the unique opportunity to marvel at Michelangelo's statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David. Then we'll walk towards the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi's dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the "Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo and Skip the Line to enter the Duomo.
Learn about the fascinating history of Florence as you walk towards the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues, glorious fountains, the famed Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head toward the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio. Rub the nose of the legendary boar, "il Porcellino," to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists and locals.
The tour ends at Lungarno, facing the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.
Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David*
Piazza degli Uffizi
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Signoria
Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery including ticket and all reservation fees*
Skip the Line visit inside the Duomo**
English speaking guide
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.
*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.
**Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities visits inside the Duomo may be restricted. The Duomo is always closed in the afternoon in which case a detailed tour will be given from outside.
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. 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.
No photography is permitted at the Accademia. Food and drinks are not allowed inside.
Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
This tour is operated in English only.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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