Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Florence

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from$92.66
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A guided walking tour Florence discovering the main attractions such as Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo's David and hidden gems of this magic city. Possibility for private tour upgrade.
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 truly 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 in a central spot of the city 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 which makes this piazza one of most famous of the world. Proceed to the Ponte Vecchio and admire its jewelries, 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. If the line is not too long, we will also see the inside but sometimes lines are so long and nobody here has the priority. Afterwards , 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 these statues and Michelangelo's life. Please note: the tour ends outside of the Accademia museum. Every first Sunday of the month it is not allowed to reserve ticketsEntrance to the Cathedral is not possible on sunday morning and if the line are too long  - nobody has priority entrance

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at the Accademia
  • Small-group tour
  • Possibility of Private tour upgrade (select the options)
  • Walking tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly in case the group is more than 10 people

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
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