Florence In A Day With David, Duomo, Uffizi & Walking Tour

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Location: Florence
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 390.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - See all the top sights in Florence in a single, unforgettable day.
- Skip the line into the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David and the unfinished Slaves.
- See Florence’s most iconic sites like the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio.
- Learn the stories behind the incredible facades of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Orsanmichele Church.
- Skip the long, general-access lines and walk straight into the Uffizi; Italy’s most popular art museum.
- Feast your eyes on masterworks like Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ and ‘Birth of Venus’ while taking a chronological trip through the visual arts revolution that was the Italian Renaissance.
- See works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Cimabue, Giotto, Titian, and Caravaggio.
- After the tour ends, spend as much time inside the museum as you would like, applying your newly-acquired knowledge to one of the world’s greatest galleries.
- Enjoy a small group with intimate access to your expert, English-speaking guide.
Summary
Florence is a city jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime sites - so many that it’s difficult to know where to start. With our Florence In a Day tour we have distilled the best of the best into an epic 6-hour voyage of discovery through the most jaw-dropping art, architecture and historical intrigue that the city has to offer. From Bernini’s world-changing Duomo and Michelangelo’s divine David, to the hallowed halls of Italy’s most popular art museum, the Uffizi, this tour will leave you with no doubt as to why Florence is one of the world’s most dazzling cities. 


Description
If you only have one day to see all the top attractions in Florence, our Florence In a Day Tour will get you to all there - in the company of some of the best guides in the city. 

Start your day by meeting the most famous marble sculpture in history - Michelangelo’s incomparable David. You’ll skip the long lines at the Accademia Gallery and walk straight into a life-changing masterclass on the sculpture. Think you know it because you’ve seen it a thousand times in pictures? Think again: David holds secrets you can only understand when you see him in person and in the company of one of our expert, English-speaking guides. You’ll also get to see Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Slaves,’ and, with the help of your guide, get new insights into his tortured artistic process. 

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 a quick stop at the doors of the baptistery to admire the Ghiberti’s masterworks (which Brunelleschi was insanely jealous of), you will dive into the beautiful streets of Florence to learn some of the rich history of the city. From the outdoor sculpture gallery of the Piazza della Signoria to the characters sculpted along the walls of Orsanmichele church, the history of Florence will be brought to life one sculpture and building at a time. 

After a two-hour break for lunch (not included in the price of your tour, but your guide will show you the very best spots to eat) you’ll reconvene at the doors of the Uffizi, Italy’s most popular art museum and one of the greatest collections of art in the world. 

Your route, like the museum, will be chronological. After skipping the entrance lines your expert, English-speaking guide will introduce you to early Renaissance masterworks from Cimabue, Duccio, and Giotto. Through their paintings you’ll learn to distinguish the styles and techniques that created a revolution in the visual arts. 

Next it’s on to classics of the High Renaissance, like Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ and ‘Birth of Venus’. You’ll see the progression of artistic techniques, and revel in the explosion of color and perspective.  But it’s not all art theory; you’ll learn about the incredible personalities and bitter rivalries of some of the biggest stars of the day like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Finally, you’ll see the artistic legacy of the Renaissance in works from later masters like Titian and Caravaggio. When you have seen what comes before you’ll be able to view their paintings in an entirely new light! 

This is more than just a tour, it’s a voyage through time that will make you appreciate all that it took to bring the visual arts out of the dark ages and into the modern world. In a small group you will have unparalleled access to your expert, English-speaking, guide. With plenty of time to ask all those questions that you can’t find in books,  this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Renaissance art.  


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line access tickets for the Accademia Gallery
Skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
Headsets when necessary
Excluded Gratuities
Lunch
Hotel Pickup and drop-off
Transfer in between tours
Know before you book Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
Know before you go 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.
Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-03-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 19 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
July 22, 2020 November 01, 2020 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM Departure- Not Running
November 02, 2020 November 30, 2020 09:15 AM Departure - Tues, Thurs, Sat
November 02, 2020 February 28, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Not running
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Daily (except all Mondays and 07 Mar 2021, 04 Apr 2021, 02 May 2021, 06 Jun 2021, 24 Jun 2021, 04 Jul 2021, 01 Aug 2021, 15 Aug 2021, 05 Sep 2021, 03 Oct 2021)
December 01, 2020 December 23, 2020 09:15 AM Departure: Not running
December 24, 2020 December 31, 2020 09:15 AM Departure - Tues, Thurs, Sat.
January 01, 2021 January 09, 2021 09:15 AM Departure - Sun, Tues, Thurs, Sat (except 1 Jan 2021)
January 10, 2021 October 31, 2021 09:15 AM Departure: Not running

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 43.7779791, 11.2590351
Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Piazza+San+Marco,+50121+Firenze,+Italy/@43.7779791,11.2590351,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x132a541b5d55a899:0xfadb5139f44412d9
Notes: This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
End Location Address Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, , Florence, 50122, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 43.7677856, 11.2531221
Address: Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, , Florence, 50122, IT
Notes:
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
End Location Address Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, , Florence, 50122, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.bout our cancellation policy, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €116.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €96.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Can I take photographs of Michelangelo’s ‘David’?

Currently you can – guards at the Accademia have relaxed rules around photography inside the gallery so you are allowed to take photos of David, although we cannot guarantee how long this will last.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption