Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More

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This comprehensive Florence tour visits the Accademia Gallery, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, Palazzo Vecchio, the exterior of the Duomo of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bronze Boar, Ponte Vecchio and more with a local, English-speaking guide.

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While this is a walking tour, there are no hills, so it is pretty smooth walking.

6.5 h
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1 Piazza della Signoria
2 The Uffizi Gallery tour
3 Laocoön and His Sons
4 Leonardo Da Vinci
5 Botticelli
6 Raphael
7 Beautiful Views
8 Titian
9 Classical Statues
10 Michelangelo
11 Caravaggio
12 Accademia Gallery tour
13 Duomo
14 Florence's Baptistry Doors
15 The Birthplace of Gelato
16 Mercato
17 Bronze Boar
18 Trippa
19 Orsanmichele Church
20 Ponte Vecchio

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Statue of David
Leather Market
Accademia Gallery
Duomo Exterior
Dante's District
Ponte Vecchio
Uffizi Gallery

Accompanied by a local tour guide, explore the beautiful city of Florence. Associated with Dante, the Medici family, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence is known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. This Florence tour visits the Accademia Gallery, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, Palazzo Vecchio, the exterior of the Duomo of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bronze Boar, Ponte Vecchio and more. This 6.5-hour tour includes:

  • - Skip the line Accademia tickets and tour

  • - Skip the line Uffizi tickets and tour

  • - English-speaking local guide 

  • - A walking tour of Florence


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The David Statue

The Accademia is home to the world-famous David statue by Michelangelo. Originally commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence, the David is certainly the most famous statue in Florence, and perhaps the world. Standing at fourteen feet tall, the marble statue depicts the biblical hero in the nude. The Accademia Gallery is the second most popular museum in the city (behind the Uffizi), which sometimes means long lines. 
 
If you reserve this small group tour of Florence, we book your skip the line Accademia tickets ahead of time. As an accredited tour operator, we do not have to wait in the long ticket line, but we still have to wait in a much shorter security line. Short delays at the security check may occur during the busiest months, June and July. However, our team of experts works to prevent delays as much as possible.

Filippo Brunelleschi's Renaissance Dome - Exterior

Florence's colorful Duomo is the city's most iconic landmark. The Duomo, also known as Santa Maria Del Fiore, is a magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. From outside the cathedral, learn about the amazing piece of architecture, and see the famed bronze Baptistry Doors. Praised by generations of artists and art historians, the famed doors depict stunning scenes from the Old Testament.

Florentine Gelato

Did you know that Florence is the birthplace of gelato? On this walking tour, we pass by our favorite gelato shop in Florence and you're welcome to stop and buy one to try. Or, take note of where the shop is and come back later after dinner for a sweet treat. 

Taste Florentine Cuisine

Besides monuments and awe-inspiring Renaissance art, Florence is also home to some of the best food in Italy. Learn about the history of Trippa, a popular Florentine street food. If you dare, buy some to sample - you might be surprised at how good it is. Now it’s time to break for lunch - we’d never let you go hungry in Italy. We suggest picking up lunch to go and sitting in a piazza to do some people watching.

Dante's District and Church

See the outside of the house where Dante grew up, which now operates as a museum. Plus, see the little church of Santa Margherita. It's said that this is where Dante and Beatrice fell in love. Dante writes of Beatrice in his most famous work, "The Divine Comedy". Beatrice is buried in the church and a marker there commemorates her life.

The Jewelers on Ponte Vecchio Bridge

Shops have lined the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge since the 13th century. Originally, they included butchers, fishmongers and tanners. Imagine how badly the area stank! That’s why in 1593, the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I proclaimed that only jewelers were allowed to sell their wares on the bridge. To this day, the bridge still glitters with silver and gold jewelry crafted by local Italian artisans. 

Palazzo Vecchio and the Medici Family

Piazza della Signoria is the historical and emotional heart of Florence. The most prominent feature of the square is the Palazzo Vecchio, the former home of the Medici family and also the Florentine Republic’s administrative center. Learn about the incredible influence the Medicis wielded, and their impact on the city.

The Awe-Inspiring Uffizi Galleries

The Uffizi is filled with artwork from celebrated Italian Renaissance artists. A must-see attraction, the Uffizi Gallery is the most popular museum in Florence. This means that during the high season, wait times are long. You’re in luck though, because this Florence day tour includes skip the line Uffizi tickets, which means you only have to go through a much shorter security line to enter the museum. 
 
Once inside, visit some of the most celebrated works of art in existence, including Botticelli's Birth of Venus, which depicts the goddess Venus being carried ashore in a giant seashell. Along with The Birth of Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa is the work people most associate with the Uffizi Gallery. A gripping study of the dark mythological figure with snakes in her hair, the round painting is also an excellent example of Caravaggio’s revolutionary approach to the game between light and dark. These highlights are just a few of the world-class works of art housed at the Uffizi.
 
After you visit the Uffizi, it’s time to say arrivederci to your guide and group. If you've worked up an appetite, remember to ask your guide where to eat and drink in Florence, they are experts and more than happy to advise you.
 

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