Guided tour

Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

From US$ 48.04 per person

Discover the marvelous Accademia Gallery, home to the original “David” by Michelangelo. Explore the heart of Florence on a tour led by a passionate guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, Italian, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
  • Skip the ticket line at the Accademia and see Michelangelo's David
  • Take in the top sights of Florence on a guided walking tour
  • See the Palazzo Vecchio and cross the Ponte Vecchio
  • Learn from a professional guide who will show you the city's hidden treasures
  • Marvel at the the famous Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria
Full description

Take a guided walk through the piazzas of Florence's historic center and learn about the city’s fascinating history. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, which has the biggest masonry dome in the world.

From your guide, hear about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building in the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls. 

Continue to Dante's district and then finish the walking tour in the political center of Florence at Piazza della Signoria, home to many original sculptures by Renaissance artists.

Then, after skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the Accademia gallery. Begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. See the most expensive Stradivarius in the world, as well as other unique instruments.

Continue to see the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo, then marvel at the artist’s most iconic sculpture, David. Learn about this statue’s creation and the history of the piece of marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his masterpiece.

  • Access to Accademia Gallery
  • Access to Michelangelo's David
  • Access to Piazza della Signoria
  • Access to Ponte Vecchio
  • Live tour guide

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner)

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 252 reviews

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    Guide was very informative and helpful.

    September 8, 2022

    Great tour , Alessandra was very knowledgeable and gave great info.

    Our guide Allesandra was great and took time to explain. Some folks asked detailed historical question but she knew it all. We spend good time at the Academia.

    June 2, 2019

    Frederica was an excellent guide!

    May 24, 2019

    Product ID: 395839

    VA ID: 395839