Best of Florence City Center & David Skip the Line Private Tour (up to 8 people)

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Best of Florence City Center & David Skip the Line Private Tour (up to 8 people)

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From: 200,00

DURATION: 3 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 9am

FREQUENCY: Every day, excluding Monday

LANGUAGES: English, Italian

MEETING POINT: Via Ricasoli, 105

The cost of the tour is fixed and does not depend on the number of people (up to 8) or the ages of children or adults in your party. Only €40 will be paid online, the remaining payment of €160 must be made on the day of the walking tour. The cost of the tickets are not included included in this price.

Experience the best of Florence on this private guided tour of the city center. You’ll skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David before taking in the highlights of the city center from the Cathedral Square to the medieval district, Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Best of Florence City Center & David Skip the Line Private Tour Highlights

  • 3 hour private tour with a professional, licensed guide
  • Skip the line at the Accademia to see the original Renaissance statue of David by Michelangelo
  • Cathedral of Florence from outside
  • View of Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • The Gates of Paradise
  • Medieval District (Dante’s Florence)
  • Orsanmichele church from the outside
  • Piazza della Signoria statues
  • Palazzo Vecchio from Outside
  • Walk the Ponte Vecchio

Inclusions

  • Professional guide with regional Tuscany or Florentine License
  • Skip the line reservations at the Accademia (David)

Exclusions

  • Price of the ticket for the Accademia Gallery (€16 per adult, €4 per child under 18 with photo ID)
  • Price of headsets (depends on regulations at the gallery): €1.50 per person
  • Transportation
  • Food or beverages
  • Optional gratuities

TOUR ITINERARY
From the David to the Duomo, Florence’s city center is overflowing with Renaissance wonders and with your own private guide revealing all the secrets of the city and the anecdotes behind the history, Florence will come to new life. Your guide can adapt to your needs and interests so you can enjoy this tour whether it’s your first time to the city or you’re a regular visitor.

Skip the line at the Accademia to see one of the most famous statues in the world: Michelangelo’s David. The political history of Florence and the individual determination of the artist himself are wrapped up in this exquisite piece that has embodied the soul of the city for over 500 years.

From here we’ll make our way to the Piazza del Duomo. One of the things that made Florence the center of artistic invention in the Renaissance was her artists and, of course, their rivalries. In the Piazza del Duomo you’ll hear the story of how Michelangelo and Leonardo argued over the block of marble that was to become the David and how Brunelleschi and Ghiberti’s numerous clashes led to the creation of two of the greatest works of Renaissance art: Ghiberti’s gates of Paradise on the baptistry and Brunelleschi’s Dome on the cathedral.

After a possible gelato or coffee break, you’ll visit the medieval district, the church of Orsanmichele and the Signoria Square, considered Florence’s open air sculpture garden where you’ll see the original location of Michelangelo’s David and the story of the rise and fall of the Medici family will be concluded. You’ll finish the tour by strolling to the center of the Ponte Vecchio bridge for a beautiful view over the Arno river.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Your guide will meet you in front of the bookshop on Via Ricasoli, 105  that is roughly across from the street to the entrance of the Accademia Gallery. They will be holding a sign with “Romeing” written on it.
  • The cost of the tour is fixed and does not depend on the number of people (up to 8) or the ages of children or adults in your party. Only €40 will be paid online, the remaining payment of €160 must be made on the day of the walking tour.
  • Your guide will reserve skip the line access into the Accademia but the price of the tickets is NOT included in the tour price.
  • The Accademia may require the rental of headsets within the museum so you can hear your guide. These are an additional cost not included in the tour cost and are €1.50 per person. Whether or not they are required depends on the changing rules of the Gallery itself, not on your guide.
  • You can pay for your Accademia tickets on location at the museum with cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard). Accademia tickets cost €16 per adults and €4 for children.
  • It is possible to do this tour with either strollers or wheelchairs, though keep in mind much of Florence is paved with wide cobblestones.
  • It’s advised to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be standing or walking for most of the tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Full refund when the cancellation occurs 7 days before the tour
  • no refund for a cancellation that occurs after that 

 

4 reviews for Best of Florence City Center & David Skip the Line Private Tour (up to 8 people)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Zach Reynolds

    We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Lauren was amazing on multiple levels. Her knowledge was unsurpassed and her passion for the history, country, and culture was contagious! She made the trip an adventure with her stories, experiences, and humor. She balanced the “time to take things in” perfectly with the rigorous demands of our vacation schedule. She is as much a gem in Italy as the sights she’s showing you.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    It was so perfect to have a personalized feel of Italy! Most of us have never been, and Lauren was simply fantastic. She had an amazing way of sharing not only the common history teaching, but the local and personal theories. We will definitely book tours again!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    This was my second tour with Luca and my friends and I enjoyed it immensely. He has a fun and engaging style which makes his tours so easy to relate to. We particularly enjoyed him pointing out hidden local spots to view the Duomo and local graffiti art. He even threw in some tips for dining and shopping. Luca also went well above and beyond the call of duty to help me locate my lost cell phone…he called cab companies and searched for and located my phone…saved our trip. I highly recommend this tour!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Shawn

    Lauren was OUTSTANDING. She has an incredible ability to combine history, legend and romance on the magnificent pallet of Florence. It seemed as though we were with an old friend so passionate about her subject matter. She is a 10 out of 10!!!


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