Florence city tour and the Accademia Gallery
Florence guided tour and a guided visit of the Accademia Gallery skipping the long line
During this private tour of Florence we will visit the following sites: The Accademia Gallery | Piazza del Duomo | Dante’s Quarter | Piazza della Signoria | Ponte Vecchio | The New Market | Piazza Santa Croce
A Walking Tour of Florence including a visit of the Accademia is a perfect match for those travelers who want to see Michelangelo’s David, but also the other must sees in Florence.
During this tour of Florence we will visit together the city center and its marvelous squares. For refueling during the Florence city tour we can stop in one of the coffee shops to have an espresso standing at the counter like Italians do or even better, a gelato in one of the best gelaterias where the locals go. To really comprehend the spirit of the city, we will walk on narrow streets away from the crowded areas where we can still see today the tower houses where people lived 800 years ago. A Florence tour is not complete without a visit of a traditional workshop where the artisans are still creating real masterpieces made of gold, semi-precious stones or marbleized paper.
During the second part of the private tour of Florence, you will discover the story of Michelangelo’s troubled life perfectly reflected in his art. The tour of the Accademia Gallery is focused on the David, made by the master in 3 years when he was only 26 years old. But there are other masterpieces we cannot miss, such as the “Slaves”, Michelangelo’s unfinished statues made for Pope Julius II and some other works of art that deserve our attention. Your private tour guide will make the reservation for the entrance tickets in order to avoid the queues in the unreserved line.
The entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery is not included. Ticket for the Accademia Gallery: Euro 16,50/person(entrance ticket + reservation)
The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays. On the first Sunday of a month it’s not possible to make a reservation to skip the line.
My guests wrote about Florence and the David Tour:
Eliza was the best guide we have had in Europe. She met us at our train and helped us store our luggage since we were in Florence for only the day. She was knowledgeable and best of all energetic with a great smile. She was able to guide us around the crowded areas of the city, show us the best gelato place and helped us get tickets to the accademia. We will return to Florence and schedule her tour again..
Eliza is an excellent guide who is knowledgeable, responsive, helpful and efficient. Apart from that, she is also a friendly, smiling,charming and enthusiastic lady who treats visitors not simply as guests but friends. Most importantly, she guides tours with heart and dedication who delivers more than you request. Hiring Eliza as your tour guide will be your best decision when visiting Florence!
Eliza knows Florence in and out. She is a lovely person, very knowledgable, and we had a fantastic day with her. It was a relaxing, yet informative walk with a very enjoyable gelato stop. Her knowledge of art, history, architecture, and Florentine culture is superb. Thanks Eliza!
Eliza is a natural born (true) storyteller. She was a captivating tour guide and took us on an amazing day through Florence. We hit all the high spots and some that were off the beaten path. We cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Eliza for a terrific day!
We took a day trip to Florence with our family of 5 (3 young adults). We wanted to get the most out of the day and decided on a guided tour. This is the best thing we could have done. We were very fortunate to find Eliza as a guide. She did an excellent job of showing us around, keeping all family members engaged, and making the most of our one day trip. Her knowledge of art and history is impressive. We did a tour of the Uffizi and Acc. She added so much. She is very bright and fun.
Had a great time with Eliza and saw all of the highlights in the great city of Florence. Her intimate knowledge of the city and museums allowed us to bypass almost all tourist congestion even on one of the busier days of the season. Probably would have taken us 2-3 days to see the same amount on our own and we wouldn't know all the great stories behind the buildings and art.
Eliza could not have been more wonderful. She was there at the appointed time and went out of her way to accommodate my walking limitations. Despite the oppressive heat she found us shade, rested when we needed to and gave us the tour of a lifetime. Her knowledge of the history and art of this fabulous city is exceeded only by her pleasant demeanor and attention to small details that made our trip one in a million.
She was very accommodating of the groups needs ( a few had difficulty waking), extremely knowledgeable presentation and excellent command of English. She selected excellent places for lunch and Gelato, and was very enthusiastic. She made the tour very interesting by adding historical details about Michelangelo's David not commonly known.