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David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb

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Dive deep into the history of great art and architecture in Florence with this all-access tour to the city’s most jaw-dropping attractions. From the heights of Florence Cathedral’s enormous dome to the hallowed halls of the Accademia, this exclusive tour is an art-lover’s dream.
Highlights
  • Use fast-entry tickets at the Accademia Gallery and Florence Duomo
  • Make use of privileged access inside Florence Duomo and enjoy close-up views
  • Go straight to Michelangelo’s David on a tour of the Accademia Gallery
  • Enjoy less waiting and more interaction with your guide on a small-group tour
What to Expect
In the early morning, you’ll head to Piazza San Marco to meet your guide and head straight inside Florence’s Accademia Gallery with your skip-the-line ticket. Make your way straight to the masterpiece of Michelangelo’s David, and hear how the statue came to symbolize the Florentine Republic, before you admire the artist’s unfinished I Prigioni works. Stroll onward to Florence Baptistery to learn about the Medici, the de facto rulers of Renaissance Florence—many of whom were baptized in the monument. From the baptistery, you’ll step inside the Florence Duomo museum and step back in time as you see how the original façade once looked. Head into the duomo itself, and get close-up looks at some of the sites that are roped-off to the general public. Finish on a high note as you ascend to the duomo’s terraces and climb a little further, if you wish to reach the top. Your tour ends at the terraces.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Inclusions
  • Special access inside the Duomo
  • Skip the line access to climb the dome
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Skip the line tickets to the Accademia Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
  • Please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much to say about how wonderful this tour was! First, our tour guide, Angelo, was spectacular! He made sure we were right at the front of the line to get in to see David. He took us to all the right spots...More

Thank Jenny Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let me start by saying our tour guide Vanessa was FANTASTIC! She was animated and passionate when discussing all of the artwork. The level of detail that she went into when describing the history of the Duomo and select pieces of art was spellbinding. Having...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ATLGeorgia
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Do your self a favor and book now! the climb was totally worth it. The top was breath-taking. The corridor was very tight at times and caution is aired to those with claustrophobia.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AaronFromTheUSA
Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

Meeting point was easy to find and meet the tour operators, they supplied ear phones so you can hear the operator speak thru out the tour and was well informed Worth paying the extra money to skip the lines and going straight in while seeing...More

Thank JC2010
Reviewed 31 July 2019

We were delighted with this tour and very pleased we opted for this VIP/skip the line option. You probably will be too when you see how long the lines are! The meeting point was easy to find and then a short walk to the Academia....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JN65
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Rajamuthiah
10 September 2018|
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Response from carole l | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't. You go on to tour parts of Florence and, as I recall, the Bapistry and the outside of the Duomo. I suppose you could skip the rest of the tour and stay in the Accademia?
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Diane I
21 August 2018|
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Response from Gazelle27 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt this will be a problem with advance entry...
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