Florence Private Walking Tour: Accademia Skip-the-Line, David

Cultural & Theme Tours in Florence

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Florence with a private guide is the best way to experience and get the feeling of this wonderful city.  Discover Florence with a private professional guide who will reveal all the most hidden spots as well as the highlights that you cannot miss like Michelangelo's David. Discover the main attractions, such as Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and hidden gems of this magic city.
Make the most of your time in Florence with a 3-hour tour of the most important sites and monuments. Florence is not a very big city, but its importance and the concentration of monuments and museums is really amazing. It is hard to define the best itinerary to see everything in one day, so the best solution is joining this half day tour, which will give you an overview of the historical center and its highlights. Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Florence and explore Piazza della Republica, where the ancient Roman Forum originally was. Walk to Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city and listen to the history of the Florentine Republic, the Medici family and the Palazzo Vecchio. Admire the sculptures that make this piazza one of the most famous in the world. Proceed to the Ponte Vecchio and admire its jewelry, and hear the unique history of the Vasari Corridor, passing above it. Arrive to the Pitti Palace once the private residence of the grand dukes and admire its splendor. Continue your walk though the Oltrarno, the bohemian area of Florence full of artists, workshops and lovely cafes. Cross the Ponte Santa Trinita and stop for a stunning picture to the Ponte Vecchio from this side. The tour continue along Via Tornabuoni, the fashion designer street where you will be amazed by the beautiful windows. Pass through Palazzo Strozzi's courtyard and admire the essence of the Renaissance architecture. Continue your walk to the Duomo, and admire the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome and the Baptistery. Lines at the entrance of the Cathedral can be very long, and there is no possible way to skip them, so the guide will decide with you at the moment what you want to do according to the time you have at your disposal.Walk to the Accademia, where you will have preferential entrance and see the original Michelangelo's David and the Prisoners. The guide will tell you every secrets of the statues and Michelangelo's life. Tour ends out of the Accademia Museum.

What’s included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long line at the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up when this is central located, otherwise we will require a different meeting spot in the historical center

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to the museum
  • Lines at the entrance of the Cathedral can be very long and there is no possible way to skip them so the guide will decide with you at the moment what you want to do according to the time you have at disposal.
  • taxi and transportation used to get to the city center in case your hotel is out of the city historical center


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide