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David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb

Highlights
  • Use fast-entry tickets at the Accademia Gallery and Florence Duomo
  • Make use of privileged access inside Florence Duomo and enjoy close-up views
  • Go straight to Michelangelo’s David on a tour of the Accademia Gallery
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David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
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David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
US$111.75
Overview
With a wealth of Renaissance history and art, Florence gets busy. Maximize your sightseeing time and avoid the crowds with skip-the-line tours of two of the city’s top landmarks: the Florence Duomo and Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. You’ll even have time to visit Florence Baptistery and the duomo’s museum and terraces, too. The tour is led by a local guide and numbers are capped at 15 for a small-group experience.
What to Expect
In the early morning, you’ll head to Piazza San Marco to meet your guide and head straight inside Florence’s Accademia Gallery with your skip-the-line ticket. Make your way straight to the masterpiece of Michelangelo’s David, and hear how the statue came to symbolize the Florentine Republic, before you admire the artist’s unfinished I Prigioni works.

Stroll onward to Florence Baptistery to learn about the Medici, the de facto rulers of Renaissance Florence—many of whom were baptized in the monument. From the baptistery, you’ll step inside the Florence Duomo museum and step back in time as you see how the original façade once looked. Head into the duomo itself, and get close-up looks at some of the sites that are roped-off to the general public.

Finish on a high note as you ascend to the duomo’s terraces and climb a little further, if you wish to reach the top. Your tour ends at the terraces.
Reviews (34)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VIP skip the line David and Duomo

We loved Claus. He made the history fun and entertaining. He was so knowledgeable He far exceeded our expectations. As we walked through the same streets that Michelangelo had walked the Renaissance period became very real.

Thank austinbiker
Reviewed 8 September 2018
These are the best "walks"we've gone on!

Our guide was excellent. So enthusiastic and knowledgable about the art. This is the second Walks in Italy tour we have taken. Can't give enough praise for the company from reserving a tour to taking the tour. Small groups on interesting itineraries with personable and...More

Thank carole l
Reviewed 19 July 2018
Very pleased with quality of tour

We visited Rome and Florence and took Walks of Italy tours in both locations. We were super pleased with both tours and found them super interesting! The only slight disappointment was that the Duomo was so crowded that we were not able to get in...More

Thank asoya
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Highly recommend

Educational and entertaining, ask for Bernardo if you can, to add that extra something special to your tour. 😉 Like most companies, WofI also uses headsets which is a total game changer and I find them to be totally reasonably priced and well worth it....More

Thank Gazelle27
Reviewed 25 May 2018
Our tour guide was FANTASTIC!

Great walking tour around Florence. Highly recommend. Our tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable about the David, my kids really enjoyed that. We got to see parts of Florence we wouldn't have known to look for. Really worth the time.

Thank Stacey S
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Rajamuthiah
10 September 2018|
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Response from carole l | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't. You go on to tour parts of Florence and, as I recall, the Bapistry and the outside of the Duomo. I suppose you could skip the rest of the tour and stay in the Accademia?
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Diane I
21 August 2018|
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Response from Gazelle27 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt this will be a problem with advance entry...
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