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Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour

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Firenze, Italy
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Florence with this combination tour covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David'; gaze up in wonder at the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside; and explore the streets of the historic city center with insights from an expert guide. Then, skip another line to end the day with a visit of the immense Uffizi Gallery.
  • Visit Florence’s top historical and cultural sights in one half day tour
  • Make the most out of your time in Florence with skip-the-line access at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries at your own pace
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David,' the great red dome of the Florence Cathedral, and countless other masterpieces
  • Acclimate yourself to the city with a walking tour of Florence’s historic center
  • Gain insight on our walking tour around Florence from an expect guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the long lines at Florence’s two most popular museums with this great-value Super Saver.
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Skip the Line Tickets to Accademia & Uffizi Gallery (Not guided inside)
Expert English guide on our walking tour around Florence
Small groups of 25 people or less
Headsets to hear your guide's commentary
3 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Access to the Duomo

Departure Point

Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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).

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start the day with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David.' Nothing prepares you for the scale of this sculptural masterpiece. Your guide helps you appreciate the artistry from every angle, including the techniques Michelangelo used to make marble look smooth as butter.

The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. The dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi, as your guide explains while you view the masterpiece from outside. Entrance to the Duomo is always free, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.

Your tour continues through the historic center of Florence, taking in the Piazza Signoria, where 'David' once stood.

Skip the line once more at the Uffizi Gallery. Our coordinator will hand you the ticket to enter this immense gallery where you will visit at your own pace, wasting no time in showcasing works by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Titian. Don’t forget to rub the nose of 'Il Porcellino,' Pietro Tacca’s Baroque bronze boar sculpture, to bring the rest of your vacation good luck.

Whether you’re only in Florence for a day or settling in for a longer stay, this is the perfect introduction to a city where beauty awaits around every corner.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ponte Vecchio
You'll admire the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge where colorful jewelry stores line the cobbled street.
Stop At:  
Piazza della Signoria
Your expert guide will lead you around Piazza Signoria where you’ll hear the stories behind the beautiful sculptures and see the place where Michelangelo’s ‘David’ once stood.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Vecchio
Start the day with a walking tour of the historical center, covering all the must-see outdoor sights. We’ll admire the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the leather market and rub the nose of Il Porcellino for good luck.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Battistero di San Giovanni
Passing by during walking tour
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. The dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi, as your guide will explain as you view the masterpiece from outside. Entrance to the Duomo is always free, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
Your tour continues with a Skip-the-Line and a pre-reserved entry time to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David. Before entering, your guide will help you admire him from every angle, explaining the techniques that Michelangelo used to make marble look as soft as butter. Gathering all the insightful commentaries from your guide, you are ready to visit the Accademia at your own pace.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Via Ricasoli
After the Florence walking tour you will have approx. 3 hours of free time for lunch (at own expense) before regrouping for the final leg of the day, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery where you can breeze past the long lines with your Skip the Line Access Ticket.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
End the day with a Skip the Line Access at the Uffizi Gallery saving us hours wasted in line to enter instantly. You can navigate independently through the iconic works by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Perugino, Michelangelo, Titian and Vasari to name just a few.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • Near public transportation
  • Visitors with body temperatures above 37.5° C (= 99.5° F) are prohibited from entering (visitors' temperature needs to be taken at the entrance)
  • The use of a mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the stay in the museums
  • Please note there will be approximately 3 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear good walking shoes, it is a long day on the feet!" See review
  • "If you’re an art lover or have abundant time to spend, it is definitely a must, but for the layperson, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing a ton if you skip the Uffizi." See review
  • "We highly recommend this tour but it does make for a very long day so be prepared." See review

Reviews

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1,758 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 1,758 reviews
star-5
Don’t miss this!
Richard_B
, Oct 2021
Annette was amazing. She knew so much about the history of Florence, and was very entertaining and engaging. So warm and friendly. Not to mention skipping the lines on a busy day in Florence was dreamy!
star-1
Not as advertised
Melissa_H
, Oct 2021
Missed expectations on what was outlined and what was delivered. We met at Uffizi - great guide christoph- but tour was outlined as guided visit to two museums. This was VERY different. It was supposed to be skip the line uffizi and Accademia. We were told to come back at 3pm (tour was at 10am) to get tickets to see unguided tour of Uffizi. We had plans in afternoon as tour was listed as 2-2.5 hours so did not get to see Uffizi at all! It also said guided tour of David which also did not happen. We were unceremoniously dropped at door if Accademia. Very disappointed in how this transpired. Most of the people in tour also had same expectations as we did. Refunds should be provided.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Excellent historical tour of an amazing city
Paul_J
, Oct 2021
Loved the tour of Florence, the Acadamia and the Uffizi . What an interesting an informative guide. To know Florence is to love Florence
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Don't Bother
Michele_L
, Oct 2021
I have booked a lot of tours with Viator and I need to say that this was the most disappointing. First thing, the tour details were changed somewhere between booking and going. Visiting Uffizi and Accademia without a guide was very disappointing, this is what we had booked. The walking part of the tour was great!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Walking tour of dell’Accademia and the Uffizi
Ronald_W
, Oct 2021
Our guide was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. Also, as a self-appointed gelato expert, she pointed out the best gelato stops along the route. A big plus!
star-5
uffizi and accademia
Joseph_G
, Sep 2021
the lines for accademia are quite long so the skip the line option is very nice. the guide was very good. there was a nice walking tour and then a self tour of uffizi and accademia. the exhibits are well marked providing information so I'm not sure how much more a guide would add.
star-5
Don’t miss!
Sean_M
, Sep 2021
Angelo was one of the best and most knowledgeable guides I’ve ever had. He was entertaining and insightful and brought the history of Florence’s place as the birthplace of the Renaissance to live.
star-3
Make sure you read the...
Matthew_F
, Sep 2021
Make sure you read the everything and understand what you’re getting before you book. It’s a walking tour (which was good) with skip the line tickets to the Accademia, then a three hour break before you can get your tickets to Uffizi, neither of which are guided.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good but not great
Robin_D
, Sep 2021
Our guide was great and we enjoyed his commentary on the area and the republic and takeover by the Medici Family. Was surprised that it didn’t include a tour of either museum.
star-3
Great guide, poor information from Viator
Alan_S
, Sep 2021
Melania was a great guide, used her iPad with pix integrated for the tour, and had a good pace. The downside: Viator didn’t explain the structure & times needed for the tour… we had to bail on a later ticket purchase. Also, the lack of a guide in the Uffizi was disappointing, especially since we saw other guides inside… as if Viator was too cheap to hire a 2nd guide since we had a larger group. More information given the $ spent feels overdue. Not sure I would trust Viator again.

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