Florence Accademia Gallery Express Guided Tour

Skip the line, marvel at renowned masterpieces and see Michelangelo’s iconic David statue!

Travel Flexibly · 1.00h · Florence, Italy

Looking for a tour of the Accademia Gallery while in Florence but you also want to save time and admire some of the others treasures of Florence? On this small group tour, a professional art historian will spend the morning leading you through the world-renowned museum’s most breathtaking masterpieces. Get up close to Michelangelo’s iconic David statue, see the artist’s most famous unfinished works, and marvel at historic paintings and sculptures by some of the world’s most prominent artists.

  • Accademia Guided Tour​
  • Skip-the-Line Access​
  • Admire Michelangelo’s David statue​
  • Insider stories from a professional art historian​
  • 1-hour guided experience
  • Learn the origin of Michelangelo’s David​
  • Conclude your visit at your own pace​
  • Extend your artistic journey​

To spend your morning in the world-renowned Accademia Gallery, head straight to the museum’s ticket office. From here, your professional, art-historian guide will be waiting to greet you and the rest of your intimate group of only 20 guests at most. Once everyone is ready, enjoy a quick entrance into the gallery as you bypass the long queue with your skip-the-line tickets.

Your expert guide will begin by leading you to the most famous statue in the world, Michelangelo’s David. Admire this incredible work of art as your knowledgeable guide details how it came to be, and the significance this famous statue had on the French Republic.

Next, continue immersing yourself in Michelangelo’s work as you view his other iconic pieces, including his most famous unfinished sculptures. As you weave through the gallery, your knowledgeable guide will lead you to countless other masterpieces by incredible artists, including Botticelli and Paolo Uccello. Marvel at their impressive paintings and sculptures, many of which date back to the Middle Ages, as your professional guide details the fascinating stories behind each piece.

Once your express tour comes to an end, you’re free to continue exploring the museum at your leisure. Visit areas of the gallery that you haven’t yet seen, or perhaps you prefer to revisit your favorite masterpiece from the tour.

Florence Accademia Gallery Guided Tour Description

Your 1-hour tour includes:

  • Professional, art-historian guide

  • Skip-the-line tickets

  • See Michelangelo’s David and other unfinished sculptures

  • View paintings and sculptures by other iconic artists

  • Free time to explore the museum following the tour

  • Small group of only 20 people max

Meet Your Expert Guide

Your morning begins by the ticket office, just outside of the Accademia Gallery. Your expert guide will be waiting to greet you, along with your intimate group of only 20 art-lovers at most. Your tour will be led by a professional art historian, so you’ll walk away with a wealth of knowledgable and intriguing stories about each masterpiece that you encounter.

Once all of your group members have arrived, breeze past the museum’s long line, thanks to your skip-the-line tickets.

See Michelangelo’s David Statue

The Accademia Gallery is most renowned for hosting Michelangelo’s iconic David statue, so it makes sense that this is where your expert guide will begin the tour! As you marvel at the world’s most famous statue, your knowledgeable guide will explain the origin story of Michelangelo’s breathtaking masterpiece.

The artist sculpted David from a single block of Carrara marble, with the intention to depict the biblical David. After being displayed in 1504, the legendary statue became a significant symbol for the Florentine Republic.

Admire Michelangelo’s Other Masterpieces

After marveling at the David statue, follow your guide through the rest of the museum, while learning about the history behind each incredible work of art that you pass by. In addition to David, your expert guide will point to other prominent works by Michelangelo. Among the most famous will be two of the artists’ unfinished sculptures, Prigioni and San Matteo.

Free Time to Explore

Following your 1-hour, express yet fascinating tour, feel free to continue wandering through the museum at your leisure.

While you've already experienced the highlight of the Accademia Gallery - the iconic David - with your professional guide, there are still plenty more masterpieces left to be discovered within the gallery. As you meander through its halls, you'll have the chance to explore breathtaking paintings and sculptures dating back to the Middle Ages and through the Renaissance. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the works of world-renowned artists, including Paolo Uccello, Botticelli, and Andrea del Sarto.

Spend as much time as you'd like admiring the works of historic artists, or perhaps you'd prefer to revisit one of your favorite pieces from the tour. The choice is yours!

What you get with this tour
Expert, professional art-historian guide
Skip the line tickets to the museum
Informative, 1-hour guided tour of the Accademia Gallery
See Michelangelo’s famous David statue
Admire Michelangelo’s unfinished masterpieces
Marvel at stunning paintings and sculptures by other famous artists
Free time to explore the museum at your leisure
Intimate group of 20 people at most
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and clothes.

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and clothes.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Florence.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any concern about your mobility, please let us know beforehand, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. This tour is wheelchair accessible and should not be a problem for those with mobility concerns.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Accademia gallery tour rain or shine!

Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

How comprehensive is this tour?

During this tour, you will have 1-1.5 hours with an expert art historian, walking you through the most prominent works of Michelangelo and other notable artists, with a special focus on the David. While there won’t be time to tour the entire museum with your guide, you will learn a lot about the more impressive and significant works of art and be free to explore the Accademia Gallery at your leisure, after the guided tour.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but your guide will be happy to recommend one of our favorite spots for after the tour.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome on this tour, and infants aged 3 and younger may join for free. Children aged 4-12 pay a reduced fee. Please, choose accordingly during the booking.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point outside of the museum.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at the museum, however you free to stay as long as you’d like and continue exploring at your leisure.

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