Best of Florence with Special-Access Florence Duomo Tour, David & City Stroll

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3 hrs 15 mins

Max 10

Why take this tour?

See all the highlights of Renaissance Florence on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour, the highlight of which is a special access Florence Duomo tour that lets you avoid the lines. With a small group of no more than 14 people, we’ll also take an Accademia tour to see Michelangelo’s David and visit landmarks like the bronze Baptistery Doors, the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Ponte Vecchio. We’ve created this experience to pack a lot of highlights into a short amount of time.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Michelangelo’s David and other masterpieces in the Florence Accademia
  • Created with Sketch.Don't wait in line at the Florence Duomo
  • Created with Sketch.Piazza del Duomo and Baptistery
  • Created with Sketch.Florence walking tour with Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Orsanmichele Church, Ponte Vecchio and more

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take a special ticket to go inside the Florence Duomo

Due to Covid-19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: - Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations. - Florence Cathedral may be subject to visit restrictions. Your tour will be ammended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience avaiable.

Our experience starts with a full Florence Accademia tour lead by a local guide hand-picked for their passion for art and history. With a small group of no more than 15 people, we’ll skip the lines and go straight to Michelangelo’s ‘David’ where we’ll discuss why this statue has captivated the world for ove...

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Due to Covid-19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: - Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations. - Florence Cathedral may be subject to visit restrictions. Your tour will be ammended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience avaiable.

Our experience starts with a full Florence Accademia tour lead by a local guide hand-picked for their passion for art and history. With a small group of no more than 15 people, we’ll skip the lines and go straight to Michelangelo’s ‘David’ where we’ll discuss why this statue has captivated the world for over 500 years. We’ll also see other highlights of the museum, like Michelangelo’s unfinished Slaves.

Our next stop is the Piazza del Duomo to see Brunelleschi’s enormous Cathedral dome and the bronze Baptistery doors. Then we’ll take a full Florence Duomo tour using special access tickets to avoid the long entrance lines. Inside, we’ll linger over stained glass windows, Renaissance Frescoes, Gothic architecture, and one very special clock.

Our Florence walking tour ends with a city stroll highlighting the open-air treasures of the city, including the Palazzo Vecchio, the Loggia dei Lanzi, the Ponte Vecchio, and Orsanmichele Church.

  • Sites Visited
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Florence Duomo (inside)
  • Florence Baptistery (outside)
  • Piazza del Duomo Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (outside)
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Orsanmichele Church (outside)
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Accademia Gallery
  • No-wait access to the Florence Duomo
  • Local guide
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FAQ

Does the Florence Duomo have a dress code?
Yes. The Florence Duomo is a holy place and as such, you are expected to wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees when you enter.
Does the Florence Duomo ever close unexpectedly?
The Cathedral of Florence occasionally closes for special celebrations/festivities, including Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes an explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts if the Cathedral closes unexpectedly.
Can I bring my bag into Florence Duomo?
Larger backpacks are not allowed inside Florence Duomo. Please make sure to only bring small handbags on this tour.

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