Best of Florence Walking Tour With David & The Duomo

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Location: Florence
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Max Group Size:
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Skip the line into the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David and the unfinished Slaves.
- Learn about Florence’s world-famous cathedral (from the outside); the Duomo di Firenze, designed by Brunelleschi, and stop by the Baptistry for a peek at Ghiberti’s golden ‘Gates of Paradise’.
- During a guided walking tour of the city, you’ll see Florence’s most iconic sites like the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
- Learn the stories behind the incredible facades of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Orsanmichele Church with guidance from an expert, English-speaking local.
- With a small group of 15 people or fewer your experience will be relaxed and access to your guide easy.
Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and our Best of Florence Tour is designed to let you see them all (and learn the stories behind them) in a single morning or afternoon. 

We’ll start by skipping the line at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David, as well as his partially-finished Slaves; for a unique insight into how he turned jagged rock into the beautiful, lifelike figures of his sculptures. You’ll also hear stories of Leonardo Da Vinci and the powerful Medici family whose patronage made Florence one of the hotbeds of the Renaissance art world. 

Next, you’ll head to another stone structure that changed world history - Florence Duomo. As you admire the Dome from the 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 the Duomo you’ll take to the streets to see some of Florence’s iconic landmarks including the titanic Palazzo Vecchio, the statues of the Orsanmichele church, the Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Della Signoria, the Porcellino pig (rub his nose for good luck!) and of course, Italy’s most picturesque bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. 

As you walk the sites will come to life with the stories told by your expert, English speaking guide. In an intimate group of 15 people or fewer you will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn about the incredible history of this unforgettable city from the ground up.

Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets to Florence Accademia
Guided Florence walking tour
Expert Walks tour guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. However, 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 Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 9:15 AM Departure- Daily (except: Mondays and 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: Ends location
Lat & Long: 43.767925, 11.2509548
Address: Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 50125, IT
End Location Address Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 50125, 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
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 Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 50125, 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 €59.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €54.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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