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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Florence with a private guide is the best way to experience and get the feeling of this wonderful city.  Discover Florence with a private professional guide who will reveal all the most hidden spots as well as the highlights that you cannot miss like Michelangelo's David. Discover the main attractions, such as Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and hidden gems of this magic city.
  • Discover Florence at a pace that suits you on this intimate private tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s original David sculpture and traveler pickup
  • Drink in Florence’s art, history, and culture with an art historian guide
  • Explore the historic center, bohemian Oltrarno, and fashionable Tornabuoni
What to Expect
From your central Florence hotel, walk with your guide to your first stop, the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the original Roman forum. From here, walk to the Piazza della Signoria, admire the sculptures, and stroll to the Ponte Vecchio, the city’s most famous bridge. After viewing the splendid Palazzo Pitti, once home to the rulers of Florence, amble through bohemian Oltrarno, with its artists’ workshops and cafés. Cross the river to Via Tornabuoni with its covetable designers, Palazzo Strozzi, and, of course, the Florence Cathedral (Duomo). Skipping the line is not an option here, so decide with your guide whether to visit or not on the day. Finally, stroll to the Accademia Gallery, walk past the long line, and head straight to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Your guide will explain the secrets of the David sculpture and the master’s unfinished Prisoners before you end your tour outside the gallery.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is included only if your hotel is in the historical center of Florence. If not, you will be contacted by our staff and define a central meeting point with the guide. Transportation to the meeting point will be at your own expenses
  • Guaranteed to skip the long line at the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up when this is central located
  • Tickets to Accademia are NOT INCLUDED, we book skip the line tickets that you will pay on the spot
  • Entrance to Cathedral is free but there are no lines which we can't skip
  • taxi and transportation used to get to the city center in case your hotel is out of the city historical center
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Every first Sunday of the month tickets reservation is not possible in all the state museums in Italy
  • Lines at the entrance of the Cathedral can be very long and there is no possible way to skip them so the guide will decide with you at the moment what you want to do according to the time you have at disposal.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Caterina was our guide and was fantastic. Gave us the history of Florence and showed us the sites and was so knowledgeable about everything!

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

Our guide was excellent giving a nuanced understanding of history and sights. Well worth doing to get a better understanding

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Harry V
Elena C, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Thank you so much we are so happy you enjoyed Florence through the eyes of our guide! All the best Elena

Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

We wanted to do this tour mostly because we didn’t buy tickets to Academia in advance. We did like that the group was very small. We were not that impressed with the walking part of the tour before Academia, but we were SUPER impressed with...More

Thank Marquita F
ElenaC942, Owner at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

Hello Marquita thank you for your feedback! I am happy you were impressed by how our guide put into context the meaning of the Renaissance inside the Accademia museum, explaining one of the most iconic works of art of the world, Michelangelo's David. I am...More

Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

Barbara met us at our hotel and provided a wonderful tour. Very knowledgeable and personable. She was able to cater the tour to our specific interests. Our only regret was not doing this tour as soon as we arrived in the city to be more...More

Thank 830kanem
Elena C, Proprietario at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Elena

Reviewed 18 October 2018

My partner and I had a great walk with an extremely experienced guide - Giuseppe. He was very knowledgeable and also entertaining and so the time seemed to fly past. The tour really put Florence in perspective for us as he informed us about the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
Elena C, Proprietario at Italian Vista Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you!!! We are so happy you enjoyed Giuseppe and Florence! We look forward to having you back here soon!

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24 July 2019|
Response from A Donald J |
We found the private walking tour guides to be very flexible. When setting up the tour online, it does not appear as flexible as the tour guide is. Your biggest problem will be to get them to accept YOUR start time. Once you... More
Susan G
8 July 2019|
Response from bradterry2018 |
Yes you can! Our guide finished at the Academia and they will give you total flexibility to do what you want on the private tour.
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