Guided tour

Florence: Accademia Fast-Track Entry and Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Florence: Accademia Fast-Track Entry and Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 75.97 per person

Skip the lines for a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery and see Michelangelo's David. Explore Florence on a guided walking tour from Ponte Vecchio to Uffizi and feel the history of the Renaissance.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from our skip-the-line tickets to see the statue of David and never lose time
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery led by an expert local guide
  • See the most important monuments in the historical center of Florence in a guided walking tour
  • Get personalised attention in a small group of max 12 people on this best selling and affordable tour
Full description
Florence Walking Tour and skip-the-line guided tour of Accademia. Enjoy the best of Florence on a comprehensive walking tour and see the statue of David with skip-the-line tickets. Join your small group tour at Uffizi Square. There will be a maximum of 12 people so it is always an intimate experience. Hit the streets in Florence with an expert local guide and see many of the most important and famous attractions in one go in and around the historical center of Florence. This tour is the perfect introduction to the city. Gaze at awe-inspiring Renaissance art and architecture. Learn about Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Donatello, Machiavelli, and many more Florentines who contributed to shaping Western thought and culture. With its palaces, churches, and piazzas, Florence provides a unique opportunity to step back in time to one of the most fascinating periods in western history: the Renaissance. It is at this time that art, architecture, science, and humanism flourished. Explore Piazza Della Signoria, the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century with the prominent Palazzo Vecchio. This very square witnessed some of the key episodes of Florentine history, such as the return of the Medici in 1530, or The Bonfire of the Vanities instigated by Savonarola, who was then himself burned at the stake here in 1498. We will have the opportunity to discuss the delicate relationship between art and power and the contribution of the Medici family in turning Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance. Take time to look up at the awe-inspiring sculptures under the Loggia Dei Lanzi and admire the surrounding architecture, whilst familiarizing ourselves with the artistic and architectural achievements of the Florentines in the Renaissance. Strolling by Orsanmichele, explore how medieval crafts turned into Renaissance artistic leadership. After seeing Ponte Vecchio, with its glittering jewelry shops, venture back to the city headed for the guided tour of the Accademia Gallery with skip-the-line tickets. Enter the Accademia and continue your guided tour with no delay thanks to pre-reserved tickets and learn the story of David and its creator Michelangelo. How does the copy replaced in Piazza Della Signoria in 1910, still guard over the city of Florence? Challenge your guide about the 16th-century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand something of the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici. Leave your guide and end your tour at the end of 2 hours in the Accademia.
Includes
  • 2 hours guided walking tour including the Accademia
  • Skip-the-line pre-reserved tickets to see the statue of David
  • Expert local guide for insider's knowledge
  • Small group ( max 12 people ) for personalised experience
  • Walking tour at a relaxed pace to enjoy your vacation time
  • Transport to the meeting spot

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Meeting point

We meet at the Uffizi Square by the Statue of Leonardo. Your guide will have a sign that says Walks In Europe

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  • Luggage or large bags
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Our guide was thorough and entertaining. He knew his stuff!!

May 22, 2022

June 16, 2022

Product ID: 414204