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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
- The Museum and Baptistery (from the inside) will not be included for the rest of the year 2020. You will enjoy a break before entering the cathedral and climbing the terrace-dome.
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Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
With a wealth of Renaissance history and art, Florence gets busy. Maximize your sightseeing time and avoid the crowds with skip-the-line tours of two of the city’s top landmarks: the Florence Duomo and Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. You’ll even have time to visit Florence Baptistery and the duomo’s museum and terraces, too. The tour is led by a local guide and numbers are capped at 15 for a small-group experience.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza San Marco
    Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy
    The tour meets in Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Start times for this tour are 8:00 am and 8:30 am. Please ensure you note the time chosen for your booking as it will not be listed on your voucher.
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  • 1
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • 2
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Walks
  • You'll end at
    Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Duomo Terraces
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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
  • Skip the line tickets to the Baptistery and access to Florence Duomo Museum
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steven Y wrote a review Nov 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina31 contributions28 helpful votes
Our guide was Alessia and the tour group probably had around 15 people. Alessia did a great job of getting us from one place to another and through all the security, providing history and context along the way. Having the early access to the David statue is worth it! The
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Hi 490steveny, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We are delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful time on our David and Duomo Tour with Alessia. We strive to select the best guides available to ensure the success of our tours, and we are thrilled it shows. We agree the view from the Terrace is truly spectacular and highlight for many, and we are glad to know it was for you too! Thank you for sharing this walk with us, we look forward to sharing many more with you! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Matthew wrote a review Oct 2019
Victor, New York29 contributions3 helpful votes
We thought this was the best tour we went on in Florence. Arriving to the Accademia early is key as you get to see David before all of the crowds arrive. There really isn't too many other things to see there. The walk to the Duomo was really nice and our guide was very
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Responded 11 Oct 2019
Hello mpacella1121, Thank you for your feedback from your recent David and Duomo tour in Florence. We are delighted to hear that our tour was one of your favourite's, what a fantastic compliment for us to receive! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your guide's expertise so much, and that you were able to go back and experience that Duomo Dome climb afterwards. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Italy! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Carrie K wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour is an absolute MUST-DO when visiting Florence. Worth every single penny. Our guide was so sweet and so informative and spoke beautiful English as most of our group was from the US. I cannot imagine just standing in the regular line to get into any of these places and
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Responded 24 Sep 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are absolutely delighted to learn thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time on your David and Duomo tour. Our guides dedicated to providing our clients with memorable experiences, so to read such positive reviews from our guests it makes all the work so much more worth it. We hope you had a wonderful time in Italy, and we look forward to sharing another walk with you soon!
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Teresa C wrote a review Sep 2019
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania14 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an awesome tour! We had Viola as a tour guide and she was fabulous. We learned a lot, beat the crowds into all sites, and got a beautiful view of Florence from the top of the Duomo. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Responded 24 Sep 2019
Hello t-rex89, Thank you for giving us your thoughts! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with your guide Viola and the beautiful views in Florence from the top of the Duomo, they can really take your breath away. Thanks again for your thoughts! All the best, The Walks Team
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Jenny Z wrote a review Sep 2019
40 contributions4 helpful votes
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 to get amazing views of the details, and he told so many great
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Angelo is such a wonderful guide; his passion for art is contagious! We're glad that he made your visit to Florence one to remember, and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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I feel compelled to warn others who may be considering using Walks Tours to be wary of any bookings. My experience
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gurgussumbeaches
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Highly recommendable!!
My tourguide was Angelo, whose knowledgeable and entertaining storytelling made me relive Florentine history. Time
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David D
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Terrible customer service
On 12/28/19 I booked a tour out of Florence with takewalks.com for October 2020 and prepaid in full as required.
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Wonderful and relaxing
We were the first Tuscany tour after Walks restarted this post-Covid. My wider family and I have used the company a
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Beyond my best expectations
If I could give this tour a higher rating, I would! Annamaria was absolutely wonderful in every way. She was attent
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Skipped the line
What a great Idea I am so glad we got these tickets because we would of waited for hours otherwise. Certainly wort
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Insightful tour of Florence!
When we first planned our trip to Florence, we were not planning to do a tour that included the Accademia (we were
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Best Cooking Class!
Loved having our cooking class with Lorenzo last month in Florence! Not only was the food delicious, but we had a b
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Perfect tour to see the sights.
We met up with our guide Roberto in the morning.(Im embarrased because im not 100% sure of his name, Please correct
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The highlight of Italy
Charles was a fountain of knowledge, so wise and captivating. He spoke on history, culture, art, engineering, polit
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Pasta and gelato making- 4 hours
One of our best experiences in Florence! We were met by Lorenzo , our chef, personally. Our class was in a wonderfu
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Great tour
I had never done a tour before. I prefer to explore on my own . I was so happy I decided to do this tour ! Angelo w
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Best of Florence Walking Tour with David & the Duomo - Excellent Experience
Our guide Angelo was incredible. His knowledge and understanding of the arts and the city was most excellent. Much
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highly recommend this company
most of our tours throughout Italy were booked with them. they were very informative, super nice and definitely wor
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Informative and entertaining tour
The tour started on time despite the drizzle. Guide Angelo (in yellow raincoat) was knowledgeable and had a great s
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