Best of Florence with Special-Access Florence Duomo Tour, David & City Stroll

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Location: Florence
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 195.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Take a guided tour of the Florence Accademia and see Michelangelo’s David along with other masterpieces.
- Beat the crowds at the Florence Duomo with special access that lets us enter without waiting in line.
- Explore the Piazza del Duomo and see the Baptistery to learn about the architecture of one of the most influential cathedrals in the world.
- Enjoy a Florence city stroll stopping at the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Orsanmichele Church, and Ponte Vecchio.
Summary
On this tour, we take you to all the highlights of Renaissance Florence on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour featuring special-access entrance to the Florence Duomo that lets you go right in without waiting in line. With a passionate local guide and small group of no more than 15 people, we’ll see Michelangelo’s David, the Baptistery (outside), and the Piazza del Duomo. We’ll also lead you on a city stroll that includes landmarks like the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Orsanmichele Church, and Ponte Vecchio. This is a great way to pack a lot of highlights into a short amount of time for a detailed but accessible introduction to the history of Florence.

Description
Our Best of Florence Tour starts outside the Accademia, where one of our local guides with a passion for art and history will meet you and your small group of no more than 15 people.  Heading inside with skip the line tickets, we’ll tell you the story of Michelangelo’s ‘David’ as you stand at in the Statue’s shadow then take you to see other highlights of the museum, like Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Slaves’.

Leaving the museum, we’ll head over to the Piazza del Duomo to see the famous Cathedral Dome (still one of the largest on earth) and bronze Baptistery doors that were considered so beautiful when they were cast that they were dubbed ‘The Gates of Paradise’.  Then we’ll use special access to jump the long lines into the Florence Duomo.  Inside, we’ll show you the highlights of the Gothic sanctuary, including, stained-glass windows, Renaissance frescoes and a rare clock that still tells time according to a 600-year-old system based around the sunset. 

The tour ends with a city stroll stopping at some of the City’s most recognizable landmarks. You’ll learn about the Medici in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, see the Renaissance sculptures in the Loggia dei Lanzi, learn about Florence’s rich history of jewelry making on the Ponte Vecchio, and see the monuments left by the once-powerful guilds on the outside of the Orsanmichele Church. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets to the Accademia Gallery
No-Wait access to the Florence Duomo
Expert Walks tour guide
Headsets
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
In some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will skip the Opera del Duomo Museum and provide tickets to visit the Museum on your own ( they are valid for 3 days).
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.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
In some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will skip the Opera del Duomo Museum and provide tickets to visit the Museum on your own ( they are valid for 3 days).
Note: We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
Please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: Please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
November 01, 2020 February 28, 2021 9:15 AM Departure - Tues, Thurs, Sat (exept:08 Dec 2020, 26 Dec 2020)
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 9:15 AM Departure: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat (except 01 Apr 2021, 02 Apr 2021, 03 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 24 Jun 2021)
September 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 1:15 PM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 43.773145, 11.2537715
Address: Outside Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122, IT
Notes:
End Location Address Outside Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122, IT
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
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.
End Location Address Outside Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122, IT
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, 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.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €76.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €74.00 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