3.5-Hour Best of Florence Walking Tour With David & The Duomo - Escorted Day Tour

On this small group Florence tour you'll cover all the top attractions. Skip lines to gape at Michelangelo's David; visit Florence Duomo to learn how its dome & baptistery doors changed the course of history; explore the open-air sculpture gallery at Piazza della Signoria; learn how the historic Ponte Vecchio came to be; and hear fascinating tales of the powerful Medici family.

Your experience begins in the Florence Accademia, where you'll skip the lines to take in Michelangelo's masterpiece, the jaw-dropping David. As you gape at this larger-than-life statue your expert guide will help you interpret it and explain what makes it one of the greatest sculptures ever - and why Michelangelo was so much more proud of this than his work in the Sistine Chapel. Before you leave, you'll also see some of Michelangelo's unfinished work in his 'Slaves'. These half-formed men and women, dramatically emerging from stone, are the perfect tool to learn about Michelangelo's sculpting methods - and your expert art historian guide is the perfect person to teach you.

Your Florence tour continues to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly known as Florence Duomo. This incredible church was built in 1436 and still boasts one of the largest domes in the entire world. The story of how the dome was built is one of the greatest epics of the Italian Renaissance. You'll hear the whole thing as you take in the church from the jaw-dropping Piazza del Duomo. You'll also stop off at the Baptistery to see a set of bronze doors cast by Lorenzo Ghiberti that Michelangelo himself thought were so beautiful he dubbed them the 'Gates of Paradise'.

Having visited its top two attractions, you'll explore the third great wonder of Florence: Its streets! Your guided walking tour takes you first to Piazza della Signoria, an open-air art gallery where Michelangelo's 'David' was originally supposed to stand. He was quickly relocated but you can still see a replica at the entrance to the titanic Palazzo Vecchio. Standing in the shadow of this fortress-like palace, your guide will teach you about the Medici; the family of bankers who underwrote the Renaissance - it wasn't all sweetness and patronage with them though. Your guide has some shocking tales to tell.

From Piazza Signoria you'll pass by the Uffizi Gallery and a handful of wonderful hidden sights, like Il Porcellino, the pig whose snout promises luck; Orsanmichele Church; and of course, the Ponte Vecchio, Florence's most picturesque bridge. As you walk, your guide will tell you the stories that bring the city to life around you. And with headsets for every guest, you'll be able to hear them (and never get lost). They'll also give you great restaurant recommendations and other tips to help you get the most from the rest of your time here.

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The creative explosion of the Italian Renaissance happened right here, leaving petite Florence more art treasures than most national capitals. View the masterworks of local heroes like Michelangelo and Botticelli, visit countless unforgettable basilicas, then climb up into Brunelleschi's soaring dome to watch the sun set among cypress-clad Tuscan hillsides.

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  • 3.5 hour escorted tour
  • Skip the line tickets to Florence Accademia (Michelangelo's David)
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Small group of no more than 14 people

  • Michelangelo’s 'David' and 'Slaves' in the Accademia
  • Florence Duomo (outside only) & Baptistery Doors
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (from outside)
  • Orsanmichele Church (from outside)
  • Piazza Repubblica

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Rate is land only and per person, subject to availability, based on a Small Group Walking Tour. There are no hotels included in services. Blackout dates may apply. Child rate available upon request. Exclusions apply including gratuities to guide and hotel pick up/drop off; inquire for full list of exclusions. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure. Order of sites visited is subject to change. Additional terms and conditions apply.

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