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Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour

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Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour

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Cycle around the beautiful streets of Florence and see Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ on this Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price. First, pedal around Florence with a local guide, discovering the city’s architectural gems and relaxing with a complimentary gelato or coffee. Then skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, to witness one of the most famous sculptures in the world.
  • Florence Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line Accademia Gallery tour, led by an art-expert guide
  • See Michelangelo’s 'David' sculpture alongside other Renaissance works
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon start time to suit your schedule
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DISCOVER Florence by bike and its renowned museum!
Original vintage bikes, comfortable and well maintained
Licensed and professional English speaking tour guide
Ice Cream (coffee or Cappuccino in winter) included
Water bottle
Earphones for groups of more than 5 pax
skip the line ticket entrance to Accademia Gallery
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Via dei Lamberti, 1 , Via dei Lamberti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    For your Accademia Gallery tour, meet your guide at the entrance door of Florencetown Headquarter, Via de' Lamberti 1, at 12:45pm

  • Piazza Mentana, 2 , Piazza Mentana, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    For your Bike tour, meet your guide at Florencetown Booking Office, in Piazza Mentana 2red, at 14:45pm

  • 1:00 PM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    See the best of Florence’s art and architecture on your Super Saver combo, with a skip-the-line ticket to the Accademia Gallery and the option of a morning or afternoon bike tour. Both options include a break between tours to relax, purchase a snack or continue exploring independently.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Admire the world-famous Michelangelo's David and other masterpieces lead by an Art Expert
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Pass By:  
    Church of Santa Maria Novella
    Discover the history of this fascinating location
    Pass By:  
    Via de' Tornabuoni
    pass through the street of fashion
    Pass By:  
    Ponte Santa Trinita
    admire ponte vecchio from a fascinating location
    Stop At:  
    Piazza Pitti Palace
    enjoy a delicious gelato break
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Pass By:  
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    discover the hisoty of the Duomo of Florence
    Pass By:  
    Ponte Vecchio
    Discover the history of this fascinating location
    Pass By:  
    Gallerie Degli Uffizi
    Discover the history of this fascinating location
    Pass By:  
    Piazza della Signoria
    Discover the history of this fascinating location
    Pass By:  
    Palazzo Pitti
    Discover the history of this fascinating location
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The route on the bike tour is flat and not challenging
    • Large bags and bottles of liquid are not allowed inside the Accademia Gallery
    • RAIN POLICY:
    • The tour runs rain or shine (but please see below).
    • The tour will never be cancelled due to rain.
    • We will do our best to proceed with the bike tour, however, in case of heavy rain, we might decide to stop the bike tour and proceed with a walking tour instead (or just start with a walking tour if the weather does not allow to use the bikes at the time of the meeting point). Should the weather get better during the tour, we will try to get back on board, when possible.
    • Guest options on rainy days:
    • Proceed with the tour hoping for clearing weather - with the understanding that no refund or discount will be given if bikes are not ridden due to rain, or if the bike tour is abbreviated due to rain. We will do our best to get you on a bike, weather permitting.
    • Rain check (of the same amount clients paid) to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The Rain check is a voucher given to client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possible used in any other tour provided by our company.
    • Please note that clients' safety and comfort are of utmost priority, and proper rain gear is mandatory for guests choosing to "ride in the possible rain".
    • We ask clients to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure, to check the weather conditions and choose accordingly.
    • No-shows will not be refunded."
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Florencetown
    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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour .
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour ?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour .

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    star-4
    Do not even think about a bike tour...
    Ronald N
    , Feb 2018
    Do not even think about a bike tour in Florence. This should be called it a walk your bike tour. Never road the bike for more than 100 yards befor having to stop. Just too many people in Florence. Save your money, take a walking tour. Skip the line Accademia Gallery Tour was very good. Worth it, so you do not have to spend 1/2 day in line
    star-3
    This tour was well worth it. Our...
    scott j
    , Sep 2017
    This tour was well worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The problem is, you really can't ride a bike in Florence. The streets are too narrow and the crazed motor cycle riders make it very dangerous.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great tour for whole family...
    yongkristen
    , Aug 2017
    Great tour for whole family. Valentina was a wonderful guide and full of knowledge. Will book more tours via Viator- never disappointed!
    star-2
    The bike tour itself was fun and the...
    David M
    , Jun 2017
    The bike tour itself was fun and the entire group passed by some interesting structures and our tour guide gave us several tips for good and reasonable restaurants. The Accademia tour was disappointing. I felt that I could have learned more from a guide book. The group wasn't allowed to explore the Gallery. The gelato given at the end of the tour was a sample--4 bites.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    We love taking bike tours on...
    Kevin B
    , Apr 2017
    We love taking bike tours on vacation but this one was a bit of a let down compared with others. Bikes are old school three speeds and one size does not fit all I am 6'1. Cobblestones are bumpy and seats are hard which makes for a sore backside after a while. Guide was nice but the stops were pretty mainstream and riding through the main square was just silly as you end up pushing yourself along like a 2 year old due to the crowds. We like to use bike tours to see more remote parts of a city and were a bit disappointed we didn't get off the path here. Still a decent way to explore.
    star-5
    Highly recommend this tour...
    Dianne L
    , Mar 2017
    Highly recommend this tour especially at the beginning of your stay. It's a great way to become oriented to the city. Our tour guide, Valentina was FANTASTIC. Her English was spot on. A huge bonus, my husband and I were the only two on the tour so we had a personal tour!
    star-5
    We're so happy that we booked this...
    Monique_N
    , Oct 2016
    We're so happy that we booked this tour. Historic Florence is teeming with tourists and walking through the crowds takes so much time. A bike tour makes it so much easier. You get a good overview of area in a much shorter space of time... especially when you have a guide that knows where she's going. Marzia was our guide and she was excellent. When you're visiting such a historical city, it's invaluable having someone who can bring the history to life for you. The same goes for the Academia Gallery. She provided context and we viewed the gallery in a manageable period of time. She was worth her weight in gold. Actually, she was worth more than her weight in gold. She was short. : In fact, we so enjoyed the Florencetown tour, we booked another two tours!
    star-4
    Excellent tour guide and beautiful...
    Jan K
    , Oct 2016
    Excellent tour guide and beautiful city! It was a little scary riding bikes through streets with traffic and lots of tourists! Fortunately, we had lots of stops and we finished the tour with a delicious gelato!
    star-1
    The roads in Florence are too...
    Diane C
    , Oct 2016
    The roads in Florence are too crowded for a bike tour The meeting place was poorly marked and difficult to find even with a GPS The guide was nice Valentia? however, her facts were memorized and delivered like an oral report with no personality.
    star-4
    The tour guide was a little difficult...
    Christine_O
    , Oct 2016
    The tour guide was a little difficult to understand!!
    star-5
    After our initial disappointment...
    James_S
    , Oct 2016
    After our initial disappointment that we missed the bike tour our bus from the port of Livorno was stuck in traffic - word to the wise ..allow more than two hours transit time from port excursions we were relieved that Florencetown accomodated us by rushing us to a walking tour in progress. Valentina, our guide was delightful. She was friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and say to understand. She invited questions and happily did her best to answer any questions we had. We visited many important sites including, Piazzas Santo Spirito, Republica, Vecchio, a view of and travel across Ponte Vecchio. I gained incredible understanding of the Medici family and political history of Florence. We were treated to a delicious gelato at a lovely little gelateria near Palazzo Pitti. In the afternoon we joined Valentina again for a tour of the Accademia - Florencetown arranged our tickets and we were able to get in very quickly. Valentina gave us lots of descriptive background on the paintings and sculptures that we saw. She guided us around the David sculpture with fine detail and description. Finally we ended our tour in the gothic section of the gallery where we were guided through a comparison of the changes in gothic and Renaissance pieces. Overall - Bravo! We had an excellent experience.
    star-4
    Very good tour , our guide was very...
    Susan T
    , Aug 2016
    Very good tour , our guide was very knowledgeable about the art and history of Florence .
    star-4
    Francesca was amazing. Her...
    Dianne D
    , Aug 2016
    Francesca was amazing. Her knowledge is simply incredible. I loved the way we managed to cover a large area in the 3 hours, more than if you were walking. I would highly recommend the bike ride. I also wanted to visit David again and the visit was great. The only reason I haven't rated it 5 star is the wait time between tours, however in saying that once we got started Julia was also very knowledgeable and patient with answering questions. I'm amazed at how much study the tour guides need to do which is a skill in itself but also they must have good people skills and both Francesca and Julia were excellent at that. Thank you.
    star-5
    The bike tour was very fun and...
    Elizabeth S
    , Aug 2016
    The bike tour was very fun and entretaining. The guide was incredible and she was very helpful, we had to call my grandfather because he was only going to meet us at the Accademia and she let us use her phone and helped us get in touch with him. The Gelato place was delicious and skiping the line at the Accademia was very helpful.
    star-5
    Bike tours are the way to go...and when...
    David_K
    , Jul 2016
    Bike tours are the way to go...and when they include gilato...a sure win.
    star-3
    Skip the Line is the way to go. I...
    Valentina H
    , Jul 2016
    Skip the Line is the way to go. I wouldn't take any tours in Italy without Skip the Line. The tourguide had a few good nuggets of info. Worth it!
    star-5
    Really the best way to see Florence...
    Dorothy M
    , Jul 2016
    Really the best way to see Florence in a short time. My 7 yo son did fine despite the crowded streets and hot weather. As promised- helmets, water bottle, ear phones provided. Gelato was good too. David tour was less fun but still necessary to see. Really hot waiting in line to get inside
    star-4
    It was great to skip the long line...
    Carrie S
    , Jun 2016
    It was great to skip the long line for the Accademia, but we waited for over a half hour ourselves, so I can't imagine what the length of wait was like for those without these privileges. Our tour guide was informative...can't recall her name. She was an art history student and passionate and well versed in the artforms she was showing us. Given the length of time in line, I had to cut my visit at the Accademia short to make it to the bike portion of the tour only to find that that tour guide did not show for the tour. Florencetown offered a refund or the option to take another tour, which is what I chose. They were easy to work with, but it would have benefitted me to know I didn't have to leave the Accademia early just to find out the second tour was cancelled. Florencetown should call the tour guides to advise of follow-on tour guide absence in the future.
    star-1
    Learn from me and do NOT book this...
    Catherine_I
    , Jun 2016
    Learn from me and do NOT book this tour. My group of 8 including four athletic teenagers, learned this the hard way last week. Florence is a terrible city for a bike tour. We thought this would be a fun way to see the city but didn't realize how bumpy Florence's streets are like most cities in Italy, it has many streets with cobblestones. Even worse in summer these streets are filled with other tourists. There is simply no room to navigate around these crowds as well as Italy's terrible drivers pedestrians are not even given right of way here so you have to go through them, which annoys them and is dangerous for you as well. The guide gave no introduction or welcome, just took off. At one point she didn't wait for our group and we were separated, which was crazy. We ended up abandoning the tour before it finished and were so put off we never went back for our Accademia tickets. The part of the tour we did complete was not very interesting - mostly consisted of us stopping outside a church and being told what was inside and how to buy tickets to return. This review comes from a person extremely interested in history and who has taken several Viator tours and had a great experience on all of them. Unfortunately, this was not one of them.
    star-4
    Riding bicycles in Florence can be...
    Martin A
    , Nov 2015
    Riding bicycles in Florence can be tricky. We weren't quite prepared for narrow streets with cars and people. But it went well and covered a lot of sites. Our guide was informative. A little more time between the bike tour and the Accademia tour for some lunch would have been nice. We did this on our first day and it helped us get a good idea of the city and where things were.

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