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Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour

Firenze, Italy

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' on this tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Accompanied by a professional guide, head straight inside the world-famous museum with your priority access ticket and learn about the impressive collection of artwork inside. Witness Michelangelo’s masterpiece and hear about its fascinating history from your guide. Have the chance to check out the artist's unfinished 'Prigioni', as well as works by Renaissance greats like Lippi and Botticelli.
  • Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) tour in Florence
  • Skip the line with your fast-track entrance ticket to Florence’s Accademia Gallery
  • Learn about prestigious Renaissance artwork from an expert guide
  • See Michelangelo’s 'Prigioni,' 'San Matteo,' and the statue of 'David'
  • Hear of the history behind 'David,' an icon of Florence
  • Admire works by artists such as Botticelli, Lippi, and Orcagna
Your tour begins in central Florence, outside of the Accademia Gallery. Meet up with your guide and avoid the lines with a direct access ticket.

Listen to the rich history and stories behind the collection of artwork hosted within the museum’s walls. Examine Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures, 'Prigioni' and 'San Matteo,' before making your way to the gem of the collection, the artist’s famed 'David.'

Sculpted entirely from Carrara marble, Michelangelo was only in his twenties while he worked on the masterpiece from 1501 to 1504. Originally commissioned to be placed along the roofline of the Florence Cathedral, the sculpture was instead positioned outside the Palazzo della Signoria in 1504. Look up to witness the lifelike outlines of muscles and veins of the biblical hero. At 17 feet (5.17 meters), 'David' stands as the iconic symbol of Florence's independence.

After examining David up close, continue to explore other Renaissance artwork featured in the Accademia, including greats such as Botticelli, Lippi, and Orcagna. After parting ways with your guide, you may continue exploring independently in the museum for as long as you wish.
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
Enjoy a comprehensive Guided Tour of the renowned Accademia Gallery.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Traveler Tips

  • "My wife and I have excellent memories of our visit, it's more than worth the cost of doing the tour." See review
  • "The skip the line is well worth the extra money."
  • "This is worth every penny: skipping the line AND hearing all about Michelangelo, his sculptures, and the history behind everything." See review


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Superb Guide
, Feb 2020
We booked this only a few days before our trip, recommend in busy season booking earlier. Our guide was superb, ex. English, extremely !
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear adriennehirsch, first of all let us thank you for your good review. We are really happy to see that you have appreciated so much Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour, which gives you the opportunity to discover one of the most famous museums in the world led by a local professional guide. Hoping to meet you again in the future, Best regards
Excellent tour!
, Oct 2019
Our guide for our tour of the Accademia Gallery was fantastic! Fredericka was so knowledgeable, easy to understand and personable. We learned so much!
Nice tour
Nevagay A
, Sep 2019
This was worth the money to not have to stand in line. The guide was very good and we had no trouble finding the person we need to check in with, this is typically not the guide.
Value for money
, Jul 2019
The tour guide was knowledgeable, spoke fluent English and took extra effort to go into the history. I would recommend her for a bonus.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear vkj39, let us thank you for having booked one of our activities and shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are happy to hear that you appreciated so much our Accademia Guided Visit with one of our professional local guides! Your review represents the best reward for all the passion that we daily put in our job, since more than 60 years, to provide our customers the most professional and high-quality service and it fills us with great pride! We hope to welcome you again in one of our activities, there's so much more to see and experience! Our Best Regards
Fern C
, Jul 2019
Loved seeing David! Tour was perfect. Great and knowledgeable tour guide. Unfortunately there during a heat wave and the AC wasn’t working. It was 105F degrees the entire trip so suggest getting it fixed.
Beautiful Art
andrea p
, Jul 2019
This tour allowed us to see many of Michelangelo's beautiful sculptures, including David. The art is breathtaking but unfortunately we didn't see much else in the museum. Our guide spent a lot of time looking at the sculptures and speaking about them. And while I learned a lot the pace was very slow and we didn't really see much else until the tour ended and we could explore for ourselves.
Very good
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was excellent and informative. Unfortunately, we had too many people in our group. The skip-the-line aspect was beneficial to see as much as we could during our short visit to Florence.
, Jun 2019
Although we waited in a short line (15 min or so?), Our Guide (I believe her name was Elissa?) was very efficient and made sure to guide us to all of the main exhibits in a very professional manner, culminating with the David statue. If you need to see the highlights and have a knowledgeable guide to inform you of what you are viewing, this is money well spent!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Ambassador613955, let us thank you for your kind words and for having shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are so proud to notice that the quality of the service given and the experience and care of our guide, have been able to meet your expectations! The guided tour that you booked is a comprehensive and fascinating visit of the world-famous Accademia Gallery, where to deep into Michelangelo's art led by a professional local guide, able to captivate you and passionately introduce you to the works of art kept in the Gallery! We hope to have the possibility to welcome you again in one of our activities, to show you other wonders of our city and country! Our Best Regards
Accademia Gallery
, May 2019
The tour was a little drawn out. The skip the line is well worth the extra money. The David is extremely impressive.
A morning with David
, Oct 2018
Beautiful artwork and a very knowledgeable guide. But she really needed to update her equipment from the technician in the beginning of the tour, as everyone on the tour was having trouble hearing and understanding her.

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