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Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

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Make the most of your time in Florence with this small-group combination tour of up to 17 participants, covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of 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.
  • Visit Florence’s top historical and cultural sights in one half day tour
  • Make the most out of your time in Florence with skip-the-line access at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries at your own pace
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David,' the great red dome of the Florence Cathedral, and countless other masterpieces
  • Acclimate yourself to the city with a walking tour of Florence’s historic center
  • Gain insight on our walking tour around Florence from an expect guide
  • Small-group tour of up to 17 participants for a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the long lines at Florence’s two most popular museums with this great-value Super Saver.
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Skip-the-Line Entrance to Uffizi Gallery (self guided inside)
Skip the Line Entrance ticket for Accademia Gallery and all reservation fees
Small groups of 17 people or less
Headsets to hear your guide's commentary
3 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
Expert English guide on our walking tour around Florence
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Access to the Duomo
Uffizi Gallery , Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Morning Tour: Best of Florence - depending on time selected Afternoon Tour: Uffizi Gallery - 3:30 PM Meet near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (facing the Arno River, the statue is in the right corner)

This activity will end right where it started.
Start the day with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David.' Nothing prepares you for the scale of this sculptural masterpiece. Your guide helps you appreciate the artistry from every angle, including the techniques Michelangelo used to make marble look smooth as butter.

The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. The dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi, as your guide explains while you view the masterpiece from outside. Entrance to the Duomo is always free, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.

Your tour continues through the historic center of Florence, taking in the Piazza Signoria, where 'David' once stood.

Skip the line once more at the Uffizi Gallery. Our coordinator will hand you the ticket to enter this immense gallery where you will visit at your own pace, wasting no time in showcasing works by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Titian. Don’t forget to rub the nose of 'Il Porcellino,' Pietro Tacca’s Baroque bronze boar sculpture, to bring the rest of your vacation good luck.

Whether you’re only in Florence for a day or settling in for a longer stay, this is the perfect introduction to a city where beauty awaits around every corner.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palazzo Vecchio
Start the day with a walking tour of the historical center, covering all the must-see outdoor sights. We’ll admire the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the leather market and rub the nose of Il Porcellino for good luck.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza della Signoria
Your expert guide will lead you around Piazza Signoria where you’ll hear the stories behind the beautiful sculptures and see the place where Michelangelo’s ‘David’ once stood.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
Your tour continues with a Skip-the-Line and a pre-reserved entry time to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David. Before entering, your guide will help you admire him from every angle, explaining the techniques that Michelangelo used to make marble look as soft as butter.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza del Duomo
The highlight of the city walking tour is the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city’s crown jewel. The dome was not without challenges for architect Filippo Brunelleschi, as your guide will explain as you view the masterpiece from outside. Entrance to the Duomo is always free, so you can come back at any time to explore the cathedral in more depth, equipped with an abundance of knowledge shared by your expert, local guide.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Ricasoli
After the Florence walking tour you will have approx. 3 hours of free time for lunch (at own expense) before regrouping for the final leg of the day, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery where you can breeze past the long lines with your Skip the Line Access Ticket.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
End the day with a Skip the Line Access at the Uffizi Gallery saving us hours wasted in line to enter instantly. You can navigate independently through the iconic works by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Perugino, Michelangelo, Titian and Vasari to name just a few.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter to the venue. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • Near public transportation
  • The use of a mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory during the stay in the museums
  • Please note there will be approximately 3 hours free time between the two tours when Group Tour option is selected.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia.
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What is the social distancing policy during Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia.

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  • "Wear good walking shoes, it is a long day on the feet!" See review
  • "If you’re an art lover or have abundant time to spend, it is definitely a must, but for the layperson, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing a ton if you skip the Uffizi." See review
  • "We highly recommend this tour but it does make for a very long day so be prepared." See review

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star-4
I’ve been to Florence...
Chavel
, Jul 2022
I’ve been to Florence several times and on this occasion I was sharing the experience with my nephew. The tour of the sites was good but just felt that the guide was just okay.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We really enjoyed this...
Chris_G
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed this tour! Annabetta was so knowledgeable. We came away with a much better understanding of Florence's history and what makes the David statue so impressive. We appreciated the individual headsets that were distributed, which made it much easier to hear our guide as she navigated us through the city as well as inside the Accademia, where there were many other people surrounding David. The scheduled entrance to the Uffizi was really nice, although we wish we had a little more time to get through it all. There is so much there and we were probably a little too leisurely with our time at the beginning because we ended up having to rush through the last few exhibits since the museum was closing-we almost missed the Caravaggio works at the end of the gallery. All in all, this was a great way to see these two impressive art galleries.
star-1
Most horrible tour ever,...!!!
Andreas_G
, Jul 2022
Most horrible tour i ever had in my life!!! It was called a half day tour, after 1,5hours we arrived at the Accademia Gallery, the tour guide got the entrance tickets, collected the radios and explained the the tour is over and have fun insede the gallery! This is what you call a half day tour,...??? When i booked the tour over the phone the operator explained to me very much different how the tour will go and that it will take half a day! In my opinion half a day is at least 5-6hours but not after 1,5hours everything is technically over (30min to get into the gallery)! Accademia Gallery Other hand your charged 94Euros for 90min,... Thats a rip off!!! From the beginning you can feel that the lady tour guide is doing the least the get quick to the gallery so her job is done,...!! To be honest, I never will recommend VIATOR Tours to anyone!!! Until today i feel so cheated from you!!!!
star-5
Easy Access to Accademia and Uffizi
Andrew_F
, Jul 2022
When I booked this tour I imagined a guided tour inside the museums. This is not a tour that includes that. Having said that, this tour gave a great walking tour of the outside areas in the piazza vecchio and an in introduction to the Accademia and the Uffizi. The tour provided tickets and entry without terrible lines. If I come back to Florence I might do a guided tour in the Uffizi. It is large and crowded. After two and a half hours we were exhausted even though we wanted to see more. As a first visit, this tour was excellent, but I get that you need to see the museum more than once. The audio is very limited and only a few pieces have descriptions via the device. There is a three hour break between the two museums which was an opportunity for a leisurely lunch. The take home for booking this tour: 1) Easy access to both premier museums; 2) A guided tour of the piazza vecchio which was excellent; 3) no guide within the musuems; 4) a refreshing break between museums; 5) The Uffizi is immense, crowded, and you can't see everything; and 6) The Accademia is easily seen without a guide and you can see the whole museum in this visit.
star-2
We booked for a 6 hours...
iona_s
, Jun 2022
We booked for a 6 hours tour including the Academia and the Uffizzi, and we were given a 2 hours tour with a ticket for the Academia. The tour was advertised for a Mx 6 people and in fact accepted over 12 people. No instructions given as to where the tour meets unless I called to inquire. Iona Sebastian
star-1
Guide didn't show, no call, only partial refund :(
Sabrina_A
, Jun 2022
We were 15 minutes late arriving to Florence (due to a late disembarkation from our cruise ship that was no fault of our own), and despite informing Viator, the tour left without us. We asked if we could meet them at the Accademia, and it was very challenging to try to coordinate through Viator with the guide. We ultimately did find them and got in with the tour, but he literally just gave us tickets and sent us in by ourselves. We were told to meet the next guide several hours later at the Uffizi. We and several others waited where we were told and the guide never showed. I finally called the company and was told the trip was cancelled because of the Ufizzi had canceled our tickets and had no more for the day. We promptly went inside and were told that was not the case, paid (again) for our tickets and explored the museum for what was left of the day. Sadly, we could have spent an additional several hours in the museum had we not waited for the guide that never showed. It really ruined the experience for us, especially since that was the main attraction my parents wanted to visit. To top it off, we were only partially refunded, and not even the cost of our Ufizzi tickets.
star-5
Day in Florence
Donna_J
, May 2022
This was a good tour and we learned alot about history and the Florence area. My only concern is that the tour is split in 2 parts and it was not entirely clear how the afternoon at Uffizi was supposed to go. It worked out fine but we did have to ask at the end of the morning session to find out the time and confirm the meeting spot.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Need better instructions
Elizabeth_L
, May 2022
Was told it would be a guided tour of the Academia but it was not. Was not informed of how to get the Uffizi part of the tour. Very disappointed. Guide was good, but company should have followed up in writing on where and when to meet for the Uffizi.
star-5
Great Overview of Florence
Kimberly_H
, May 2022
Great easy walking tour of Florence. Ending the tour at the Academia was awesome. We got a good feel for Florence and we’re better at navigating our way around after the tour.
star-5
It was a very informative...
Thomas_W
, May 2022
It was a very informative tour. And our guide did an excellent job! She really new her history of Florence.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Do not take this tour - disappointing
Nadine_S
, Apr 2022
Do not take this tour. It was not as described. The guide gave very little useful information and some of it was incorrect. The tour was overpriced and a waste of time. Several others in our group felt the same.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Take the ride
cbsapp
, Apr 2022
Rachel was a terrific guide. Offered great info and suggestions for us after our tour. Loved seeing all the sights
star-3
Disappointed tour
Debra_S
, Apr 2022
We never went inside the Uffizi museum which was very disappointing. This was the third tour I went on through aviator abs the only one I was disappointed with.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Angelo was fantastic! Great experience!
KATHERINE_T
, Apr 2022
Must do in Florence! Great tour - Angelo was engaging, informative and knowledgeable. Excellent experience.
star-5
Florence walking tour
Amerigo_C
, Jan 2022
Our tour guide, Annette, was very knowledgeable. She gave a narrated tour from the Ponte Vecchio to the Accademia that was extremely informative. There she gave us our tickets to enter the Accademia and see Michelangelo’s David as well as other art works without narration. We obtained our tickets to the Uffizzi from another City Wonders agent three hours later near the entrance. This tour was without narration, and where we were supposed to enter was confusing. The line was long but moved quickly. There was a very large crowd inside, which overwhelmed my wife and me, but our two adult children pressed on and enjoyed seeing art works by many different masters.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Mark_I
, Jan 2022
Angelo was interesting and funny, a great guide. The Accademia and Uffizi were amazing. Must do experiences, not to be missed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great walking tour. Guide...
Spencer_B
, Dec 2021
Great walking tour. Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely recommend. Especially early in a trip to get to know the main area.
star-5
Don’t miss this!
Richard_B
, Oct 2021
Annette was amazing. She knew so much about the history of Florence, and was very entertaining and engaging. So warm and friendly. Not to mention skipping the lines on a busy day in Florence was dreamy!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Not as advertised
Melissa_H
, Oct 2021
Missed expectations on what was outlined and what was delivered. We met at Uffizi - great guide christoph- but tour was outlined as guided visit to two museums. This was VERY different. It was supposed to be skip the line uffizi and Accademia. We were told to come back at 3pm (tour was at 10am) to get tickets to see unguided tour of Uffizi. We had plans in afternoon as tour was listed as 2-2.5 hours so did not get to see Uffizi at all! It also said guided tour of David which also did not happen. We were unceremoniously dropped at door if Accademia. Very disappointed in how this transpired. Most of the people in tour also had same expectations as we did. Refunds should be provided.
6 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Excellent historical tour of an amazing city
Paul_J
, Oct 2021
Loved the tour of Florence, the Acadamia and the Uffizi . What an interesting an informative guide. To know Florence is to love Florence
1 traveler found this review helpful

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