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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

  • Discover Florence at a pace that suits you on this intimate private tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s original David sculpture
  • Drink in Florence’s art, history, and culture with an art historian guide
Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
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It’s as easy to be overwhelmed by Florence as it’s hard to pick what to see first. Take the strain out of planning and cover key Florence highlights in just half a day on this personalized private tour led by a local art historian guide. With skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s David, it’s perfect for families or small groups.

What to Expect

From your central Florence hotel, walk with your guide to your first stop, the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the original Roman forum. From here, walk to the Piazza della Signoria, admire the sculptures, and stroll to the Ponte Vecchio, the city’s most famous bridge.

After viewing the splendid Palazzo Pitti, once home to the rulers of Florence, amble through bohemian Oltrarno, with its artists’ workshops and cafés. Cross the river to Via Tornabuoni with its covetable designers, Palazzo Strozzi, and, of course, the Florence Cathedral (Duomo). Skipping the line is not an option here, so decide with your guide whether to visit or not on the day.

Finally, stroll to the Accademia Gallery, walk past the long line, and head straight to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Your guide will explain the secrets of the David sculpture and the master’s unfinished Prisoners before you end your tour outside the gallery.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018
BEST Guided Tour of Florence

I am a photographer that had only two days to visit Florence so I did my research on tour options. After reading the reviews on many websites I decided to book the Italian Vista Travel Private Skip-the-Line "Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour." Elena met...More

Thank Len J
Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Len, thank you for your review! It has been an amazing experience to spend the day with you and see how interesting is your job! This let me see my city from a different point of view, I am glad that you also had...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

My entire family was disappointed with this tour. We have booked a private tour on our first day in each new city in Italy in order to orient ourselves to the city and learn about it. This is the first one we have not been...More

1  Thank Freddy P
Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Freddy, thank you for your review. I am very sorry that your tour ended 35 minutes early and that you missed some of the places mentioned in the itinerary. All our guides are art historian as you mentioned but are also very friendly and...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Walking tour

We had a great overall highlight tour of the city. Our guide was a native of Florence and very knowledgable. She worked to engage our 9 year old son in the history and story of Florence.

Thank Gretchen B
Reviewed 21 February 2018
3 hour skip the line private walking tour

Helena met 5 of us at the entrance to our hotel and walked with us explaining the main highlights. We left out the Duomo, as we did not feel like waisting time standing in line and there was no skipping the line at the cathedral....More

Thank JFamily999
Reviewed 20 December 2017
Wonderful Guide!

Elena Calissi, our tour guide from Italian Vista Travel took us to the plaza Santo Spirito where we visited the church, the Basilica di Santo Spirito ("Basilica of the Holy Spirit") in the Oltrarno quarter, facing the square with the same name. The interior of...More

2  Thank Mike K
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14 June 2018|
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We didn't get this, but if you can probably ask for it