Express Florence Highlights with Uffizi & Accademia Tickets

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Location: Florence
Category: Attractions / Museums
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - The most efficient way to see the two most popular sites in Florence - Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and the Uffizi Gallery - without waiting in line at either.
- Throughout the morning you will be accompanied by a passionate expert guide who will help you get so much more from your experience.
- With the early entrance at the Accademia Gallery, you’ll beat the crowds to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’.
- The Uffizi Gallery may host Italy’s most impressive Renaissance collection, but it’s also the most intimidating. With a carefully curated route, you’ll see the best of the collection in just 2 hours.
- Bonus: As you walk between the Accademia and the Uffizi you’ll pass a number of important sights, including Florence Duomo & Piazza Della Signoria, which your guide will give you background on.
This tour takes you to Florence’s two biggest attractions (‘David’ and the Uffizi Gallery) in a single, highlight-filled morning. If you don’t have much time to see the city and you want to make sure you experience the best it has to offer, this is the perfect way to pack most of the must-sees into a few short hours and still have your afternoon free to wander, eat or shop.
Your tour starts early, near the Accademia Gallery, where you’ll meet your group of fellow travelers and your expert, local guide. With one of the first entrance tickets at the Accademia, you’ll head right inside and see Michelangelo’s ‘David’ before much of the crowds show up. David is one of the greatest single works of art in the world. As you stand beneath him, your guide will tell you the story of his creation, as well as the story of its creator, the mercurial genius, Michelangelo Buonarroti. You’ll also learn what makes the statue great in the eyes of so many and the way it has changed the way we view art and life in general. On the way out you’ll pause by Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Slaves’ to see the signs of his artistic process and learn more about the struggle that consumed much of his life. 

From the Accademia, it’s only a 15-minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, but you’ll pack a lot of sights into a little city strolling. Chief among them is the Piazza del Duomo. Here you’ll stand in the shadow of one of the largest domes in the world and learn how the colossal church beneath it was designed and built by a group of Renaissance geniuses who were as quarrelsome as they were visionary. You’ll also see the famous Florence Baptistery Doors, cast in bronze by Lorenzo Ghiberti and admired so much by Michelangelo that he dubbed them the ‘Gates of Paradise’. You’ll also see the Palazzo Vecchio, one of the main palaces of the powerful Medici family, whose money was one of the driving forces behind the Renaissance, plus the outdoor sculpture gallery at Palazzo della Signoria.

Finally, you’ll head inside the Uffizi Gallery, home to the world’s greatest collection of Renaissance paintings. It’s also one of the most overwhelming collections in the world, often stifling visitors with art fatigue. Don’t worry; our guides have spent years studying the collection and have picked a lineup of the most significant, interesting, and just plain beautiful paintings in the museum. 

The works you visit are arranged chronologically, so your visit ends up being a crash course in the development of western art, including lesser-known works by artists like Duccio and Giotto, and bona fide classics by artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael and da Vinci. By the time you finish, you won’t just have seen an art museum, you’ll have gained a better understanding of European art. 

With the tour finishing up just before lunch, your guide will happily give you some recommendations on where to eat and what to see if you want to keep exploring. Florence is a small city packed with attractions, so now that you’ve seen the two big ones, you can concentrate on diving deeper into the history, culture, and cuisine of this Italian jewel. 

Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets to Florence Accademia (David)
Skip the line tickets to Uffizi
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 14 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:45 AM Departure - Daily (except: Mondays + 07 Mar 2021, 04 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 02 May 2021, 06 Jun 2021, 24 Jun 2021, 04 Jul 2021, 01 Aug 2021, 05 Sep 2021, 03 Oct 2021 )


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 43.7779791, 11.2590351
Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
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 Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, Florence, 50122, IT
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 43.7677856, 11.2553108
Address: Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, Florence, 50122, IT
End Location Address Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, Florence, 50122, IT
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT


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.


Adult 15-99 years €95.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €90.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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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