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Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) Tours

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Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni)
Situated just west of the Duomo Cathedral, the Florence Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) is one of the oldest structures in Florence. Its iconic octagonal structure dates back to ancient Rome, while its 16th-century bronze doors—sculpted by Lorenzo Ghiberti—were dubbed the Gates of Paradise by Michelangelo himself.
Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Florence 50125, Italy

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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Small-Group or Private Florence Day Tour with David, Duomo & Uffizi

Small-Group or Private Florence Day Tour with David, Duomo & Uffizi

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Experience the very best of Florence in a single, memorable day. See Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ sculpture up-close at the Accademia Gallery, and learn the secrets of Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo. Explore the ‘living museum’ of the medieval city on a walking tour of its most important piazzas and outdoor monuments, and finish with a journey through the Renaissance at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery. Save time with skip-the-line access to the most popular attractions, and enjoy a small-group atmosphere of no more than 20 people.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$139.82
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Group or Private Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo

Group or Private Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo

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Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence into a helm of arts and humanities. Then see the lovely exterior of the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral, as well as the Baptistery to hear the fascinating origins of the Gates of Paradise. Afterward stroll the local streets, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$71.12
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Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour

Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour

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Make the most of your time in Florence with this combination tour covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David'; gaze up in wonder at the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside; and explore the streets of the historic city center with insights from an expert guide. Then, skip another line to end the day with a visit of the immense Uffizi Gallery.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltrarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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BE THE FIRST! Early Bird Florence Half Day Tour: Uffizi, Accademia, Walking Tour

BE THE FIRST! Early Bird Florence Half Day Tour: Uffizi, Accademia, Walking Tour

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Explore Florence’s most iconic landmarks and inspiring art on a city tour led by a knowledgeable historian guide. Admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and other Italian greats on skip-the-line tours of the famed Ufizzi and Accademia galleries, and browse the wares of local artisans at the Ponte Vecchio marketplace. Walk beneath Brunelleschi’s dome on an interior tour of the Florence Duomo, and learn the secrets behind the beautiful Santa Croce Basilica.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

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Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a full-day tour with a private guide. See top attractions such as Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery, Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, San Lorenzo Basilica, Uffizi Galleries and more. Learn the stories and rich history behind each site that you pass, soaking up the personal attention from your private guide, with a tasty lunch included (if option selected).
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  • 8 hours
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$572.55
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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.
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  • 3 hours
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$106.07
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Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

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Discover the best of Florence’s Renaissance architecture and artistic masterpieces all in one day on this private tour that’s perfect for first-time visitors. Learn the history behind the sculptures, fountains, and palaces of the city’s grand squares, step inside gleaming churches, stroll through the medieval streets where Dante once lived, and admire the spectacular monuments of the Duomo Complex. Then, get an up-close look at some of the world's most iconic paintings and sculptures with included entrance to the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery.
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  • 6 hours
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$397.77
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

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See Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa while in port in La Spezia on this full-day, independent excursion. Head first to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a private driver and explore the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace or other top attractions at your leisure. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli and snap some pictures with the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in both cities, as well as skip-the-line tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
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$481.99
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Florence Accademia and Uffizi Galleries Tour with City Sights

Florence Accademia and Uffizi Galleries Tour with City Sights

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Visit the Accademia and Uffizi galleries, the two premier museums of Florence, and see the sights of the historic center, too. After a morning tour of the Accademia Gallery, learning about Michelangelo and seeing David, you'll have a break for lunch. Meet back with your guide for a tour of the center and hear the history behind Piazza della Repubblica, Florence Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and more. From there, you'll finish up with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery, discovering works by Italian titans like Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.
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  • 4 hours 18 minutes
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Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

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Discover the best that Florence has to offer on a full-day private walking tour through the Renaissance city. Visit the city’s historic landmarks like the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, the Baptistry and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Florence. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and more.
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  • 6 hours
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Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy an introduction to Florence on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. During this 90-minute stroll through the Renaissance city, learn about its famous art, architecture and history as you see sights like Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral, aka the Duomo.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Florence Walking Tour: Renaissance Secrets and Scandals

Florence Walking Tour: Renaissance Secrets and Scandals

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Dig deeper into the secret history of Florence on this walking tour through the city's meandering alleys. Listen to your expert guide tell stories from the Renaissance capital's scandalous past, including stops in the Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, and Medici palace. A small group size of no more than 18 people ensures plenty of personal attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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The Duomo Complex Private Tour

The Duomo Complex Private Tour

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Discover the secrets of the Duomo on a private tour with exclusive Bell Tower and Dome access. In addition to providing pick–up from the doorstep of your accommodation, your guide offers facts and stories often unheard by visitors. All admission tickets, entrance fees, and personal headsets are included for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours
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Florence Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

Florence Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

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Learn the history and legends behind Florence’s most famous architectural treasures on this 1.5-hour tour of the monuments of the Duomo complex led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with reserved entry, and be dazzled by the mosaics, marble, and paintings that adorn St. John’s Baptistery and the Florence Cathedral — capped by Brunelleschi’s famous dome. See even more masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art with included admission to the new Opera del Duomo museum, and finish with a tasting of Tuscan specialties at a nearby shop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

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Team a skip-the-line tour of the Accademia Gallery with a tour of the historical center of Florence. Perfect for first-time visitors to the Tuscan city, the experience starts with a walk to see key monuments such as Florence Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Hear their history and secrets from your guide, then step inside the Uffizi Gallery to discover its wealth of Italian artwork. Gaze at renowned works including Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and learn about the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Guided Walking Tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery

Guided Walking Tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery

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Get oriented with Florence and visit one of its top art museums on an introductory walking tour that includes entrance to the Uffizi Gallery. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the city on foot and learn about its long history, from Roman times onward. See major landmarks like the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, and then visit the Uffizi to admire art masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Florence in 4 Hours: Skip the Line David & Uffizi Express Group or Private Tour

Florence in 4 Hours: Skip the Line David & Uffizi Express Group or Private Tour

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Fit Florence’s two absolute must-see museums into one artistic morning, saving time with skip-the-line tickets. Arrive at the Accademia Gallery early to beat the crowds, and get the inside scoop on Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue, among the most famous works of art in the world. Then stroll over to the Uffizi Gallery for an express highlights tour of the massive collection, which can be daunting to approach on your own. Wrap up both visits in time for lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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$118.13
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Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line

Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line

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Discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence on this combo walking tour of the medieval city’s most important museums and monuments. Begin with a guided visit to the acclaimed Accademia Gallery, where you can admire artistic icons like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture. Learn about the history of Florence and its most legendary structures and former citizens on a 1.5-hour city walking tour, before enjoying an up-close view of more artistic masterpieces at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery, and after time for lunch.
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  • 6 hours
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Florence: Guided visit to the mosaics of the Baptistery

Florence: Guided visit to the mosaics of the Baptistery

The guided tour takes us back in time to the origins of Florence to understand and appreciate the Baptistery of San Giovanni, a symbol of the city, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, with its vault entirely covered in Byzantine mosaic. You will be able to admire the splendid mosaics and the inlaid floor, and all the splendid decorations inside. Once the visit inside the building is finished, the guide will accompany you out in Piazza San Giovanni for an external overview of the cathedral and Brunelleschi's Dome, the Bell Tower and the famous bronze doors of the baptistery. The entrance ticket to the Baptistery is also valid for the ascent to the Dome, the Bell Tower and access to the wonderful Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. The guide will show you how to access.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip the line Florence Dome Baptistery and Museum private tour

Skip the line Florence Dome Baptistery and Museum private tour

Get a personalized introduction to Florence’s grandest monument on a private, skip-the-line tour of the Duomo complex. Avoid the long entrance line with a guaranteed ticket to climb Brunelleschi's famous dome that caps Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Learn about the dome’s remarkable construction and see original art by Michelangelo and others at the Museum of the Opera del Duomo next door. Later, you can also climb the bell tower on your own for more panoramic views across the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Heart of Florence Walking Tour

Heart of Florence Walking Tour

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Experience some of the most well-known spots in Florence on this walking tour. Explore Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Vecchio. On your way, see the replica statue of Michelangelo’s 'David,' religious sites such as the Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) and Orsanmichele, and beautiful architecture from buildings such as the Loggia del Bigallo and Loggia dei Lanzi.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Highlights of Florence Including the Uffizi Gallery

Private Tour: Highlights of Florence Including the Uffizi Gallery

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Marvel over the Renaissance gems of Florence on this private tour, and check off highlights such as Florence Duomo, Giotto's Belltower, and Ponte Vecchio. To maximize your time in the city, combine your walking tour with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery (entrance not included), one of Italy’s most important art museums.
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  • 3 hours
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