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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour provided by Italian Vista Travel

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.
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  • Pass by Piazza della Repubblica
    Pass by Ponte Vecchio
    Pass by Palazzo Vecchio
    Pass by Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • 1
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Piazza della Signoria
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Battistero di San Giovanni
    Pass by Ponte Santa Trinita
    Pass by Palazzo Strozzi
    Pass by Via de' Tornabuoni
    Pass by Palazzo Pitti
    Pass by Oltrarno
  • Discover Florence at a pace that suits you on this intimate private tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s original 'David' sculpture and traveler pickup
  • Drink in Florence’s art, history, and culture with an art historian guide
  • Explore the historic center, bohemian Oltrarno, and fashionable Tornabuoni
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 (tickets not included), walk past the long line, and head straight to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, 'David.' Your guide explains the secrets of the sculpture and the master’s unfinished 'Prisoners' before you end your tour outside the gallery.
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Important Information
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up when this is central located
  • Headsets to hear the guide and mantain social distance according to the Anti-covid19 contagion rules
  • Use of sanitized materials and visit only to certified sanitized places
  • Tickets to Accademia are NOT INCLUDED, we book skip the line tickets that you will pay on the spot
  • Entrance to Cathedral is free but there are no lines which we can't skip
  • taxi and transportation used to get to the city center in case your hotel is out of the city historical center
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access to the museum will be allowed only with the use of suitable CE masks (see Ordinance RT no. 48) to cover the mouth and nose and disposable gloves.
  • Body temperature will be measured with suitable instruments before access, which must not exceed 37.5
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Participants are required to observe social distancing during the experience
  • The museum of the Accademia is sanitized and cleaned according to the new rules anti covid-19
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Susie1249 wrote a review Oct 2019
Springfield, Massachusetts26 contributions5 helpful votes
If you want to make the most of a short time in Florence this is the way to go. Tour was comprehensive and tailored to our interests and energy. Our guide Flavia was articulate and knowledgeable. We all learned and enjoyed the afternoon. Gratzie Mille!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Elena C, Owner at Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Thank you Susie, we also love Flavia and her ability to tailor the tour on our customers interests! All the best Elena
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Barbara M wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
Caterina was our guide and was fantastic. Gave us the history of Florence and showed us the sites and was so knowledgeable about everything!
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Response from Elena C, Owner at Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Grazie Grazie!!! Alle the best Elena
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Harry V wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
Our guide was excellent giving a nuanced understanding of history and sights. Well worth doing to get a better understanding
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Elena C, Owner at Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Thank you so much we are so happy you enjoyed Florence through the eyes of our guide! All the best Elena
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Mosquitokita wrote a review May 2019
Atlanta, Georgia18 contributions3 helpful votes
We wanted to do this tour mostly because we didn’t buy tickets to Academia in advance. We did like that the group was very small. We were not that impressed with the walking part of the tour before Academia, but we were SUPER impressed with the inside Academia piece. Our guide
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Response from ElenaC942, Owner at Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
Responded 28 May 2019
Hello Marquita thank you for your feedback! I am happy you were impressed by how our guide put into context the meaning of the Renaissance inside the Accademia museum, explaining one of the most iconic works of art of the world, Michelangelo's David. I am sorry you were not much impressed by the outdoor part of the tour, I guess that rain didn't help to enjoy the city, the monuments and the streets...but we are still working to improve weather conditions :-) Thank you again!
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Kane M wrote a review Apr 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Barbara met us at our hotel and provided a wonderful tour. Very knowledgeable and personable. She was able to cater the tour to our specific interests. Our only regret was not doing this tour as soon as we arrived in the city to be more knowledgeable during the remainder of
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Response from Elena C, Proprietario at Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
Responded 30 May 2019
Thank you so much for your review! Elena
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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