Florence express tour with David and Uffizi skip-the-line access
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Florence express tour with David and Uffizi skip-the-line access

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Skip the line to Michelangelo's 'David' and to the Uffizi Gallery with your early access
  • Admire some of the greatest artworks in the world by Botticelli, Michelangelo and many others
  • Take the chance to stroll to Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio
What to expect

Your tour starts early, near the Accademia Gallery, where your local guide will provide you tickets for heading right inside and see Michelangelo’s ‘David’ before the crowds show up. As you stand beneath him, your guide will tell you the story of his creation, as well as the story of its creator, the genius, Michelangelo Buonarroti. On the way out, you’ll pause by Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Slaves’ to see the signs of his artistic process and learn more about the struggle that consumed much of his life.

With a 15-minute walk, you'll head to the Uffizi Gallery, while strolling around the city. Once reached Piazza del Duomo, you’ll stand in the shadow of one of the largest domes in the world. You’ll also see the famous Florence Baptistery Doors, cast in bronze by Lorenzo Ghiberti and admired so much by Michelangelo, that he dubbed them the ‘Gates of Paradise’. You’ll also see Palazzo Vecchio, one of the main palaces of the powerful Medici family, plus the outdoor sculpture gallery at Palazzo della Signoria.

Finally, you’ll head inside the Uffizi Gallery, home to the world’s greatest collection of Renaissance paintings. It’s also one of the most overwhelming collections in the world, often stifling visitors with art fatigue. You'll be shown to a lineup of the most significant, interesting, and just plain beautiful paintings in the museum.

The works you visit are arranged chronologically, so your visit ends up being a crash course in the development of western art, including lesser known works by artists like Duccio and Giotto, and bona fide classics by artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael and da Vinci. By the time you finish, you won’t just have seen an art museum, you’ll have gained a better understanding of European art.

With the tour finishing up just before lunch, your guide will happily give you some recommendations on where to eat and what to see if you want to keep exploring.

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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
  • 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
  • What's included
    • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
    • Skip-the-line tickets to Florence Accademia (David)
    • Skip-the-line tickets to Uffizi
    • Headsets
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-3): free of charge
    • Children (4-12): reduced
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

    What to remember
    • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
    • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
    • Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.

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    When

    Meeting Time: 8:30 am

    Departure Time: 8:45 am

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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.
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