Best of Florence: small-group tour with skip-the-line tickets to David and the Duomo

Best of Florence: small-group tour with skip-the-line tickets to David and the Duomo

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Language: English
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Experience the best of Florence in just 3 hours, including the outside of the Duomo and Michelangelo's David
  • Admire Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and much more
  • Enjoy a more personal experience with a small group of just 15 people and an experienced guide ready to answer all your questions
What to expect

Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this best of Florence tour for small groups is designed to let you see them all in a single morning.

You'll start by skipping the lines to visit the Accademia Gallery. Admire Michelangelo’s David, as well as his partially-finished Slaves; and be amazed at how he managed to transform the jagged rock into the beautiful, lifelike figures of his sculptures. You’ll also hear stories about Leonardo Da Vinci and the powerful Medici family whose patronage made Florence one of the hotspots of the Renaissance art world.

Continue towards the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore to see the famous Dome and hear the story of how Brunelleschi rediscovered the lost architectural knowledge in order to design and build his most majestic work. Stop to admire the splendid Paradise Gate of the Baptistery and learn about the history of the competition at the basis of his creation.

After the Duomo, you'll get to wander the streets of the city to see some of Florence's landmarks including Palazzo Vecchio, the statues of the Church of Orsanmichele, Pizza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and of course Ponte Vecchio, the most picturesque bridge in Italy.

The monuments along the way will come to life through the stories told by your guide. You will have all the time you want to ask questions and discover the incredible history of this unforgettable city thanks to the intimacy guaranteed by a small group tour.

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What's included
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Accademia Gallery
  • Outside visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Guided tour of Florence in small groups (max 15 people)
  • Earphones to better hear the guide
What's not included
  • Entrance to the Cathedral
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-2 years): free
  • Child (3-12 years): reduced

Piazza San Marco, 50121 Florence, Italy

Meeting point:

By the Monument of General Manfredo Fanti in the middle of the square.

What to remember
  • Please note that it is only possible to carry small handbags inside the Accademia Gallery; larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed inside and there are no cloakroom facilities inside
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
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  • Tuesday to Sunday at 9.15am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.
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