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Small Group: Best of Florence Walking Tour with David & the Duomo

Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this Best of Florence Tour is designed to let you see them all (and learn the stories behind them) in a single morning or afternoon.

Start by skipping the line at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David, as well as his partially-finished Slaves; for a unique insight into how he turned jagged rock into the beautiful, lifelike figures of his sculptures. You’ll also hear stories of Leonardo Da Vinci and the powerful Medici family whose patronage made Florence one of the hot beds of the Renaissance art world.

Next you’ll head to another stone structure that changed world history - Florence Duomo. As you admire the Dome from outside you’ll hear the story of how its architect Brunelleschi recovered lost knowledge and expanded the realm of what was deemed humanly possible all in his pursuit of building it.

After the Duomo you’ll take to the streets to see some of Florence’s iconic landmarks including the titanic Palazzo Vecchio, the statues of the Orsanmichele church, the Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza della Signoria, the Porcellino pig (rub his nose for good luck!) and of course, Italy’s most picturesque bridge, the Ponte Vecchio.

As you walk the sites will come to life with the stories told by your expert, English speaking guide. In an intimate group of 15 people or fewer you will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn about the incredible history of this unforgettable city from the ground up.

Experience Includes

  • Guided Florence walking tour
  • Skip the line tickets to Florence Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David and the unfinished Slaves.
  • Learn about Florence’s world-famous cathedral; the Duomo di Firenze, designed by Brunelleschi, and stop by the Baptistry for a peek at Ghiberti’s golden ‘Gates of Paradise’.
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
  • Learn the stories behind the incredible facades of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Orsanmichele Church
  • Expert guide
  • Headsets

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departs

Varies, please see calendar.

Departure location

In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square.

Start times

9.45am or 2.15pm

Duration

Around 3 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • This tour has a maximum capacity of 15 guests.
  • Accademia and Uffizi have priority lines, lifts and ramps for guests with disabilities. Wheelchairs can be provided at the museums, but we must be advised this at time of booking. Please also note the walking tour includes sidewalks and pebbled streets, which can make if difficult for wheelchair users.
  • Please note: guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed.There is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.