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Florence: Accademia Skip the Line Sightseeing Tour and Cathedral - 2020

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Take a sightseeing tour of Florence and explore most of the city's iconic attractions in one-half day. Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David' and continue your sightseeing tour of Florence with a visit to the Cathedral to admire the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside.

DURATION: 3 hours & 45 minutes
STARTING TIME: 8.30 am
MEETING POINT: Bus Terminal at Piazzale Montelungo, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
OPENING SEASON: All year round, Daily except Mondays

Highlights

◾ Enjoy an incredible panoramic view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole
◾ Visit Accademia Gallery with a skip-the-line ticket
◾ Discover Piazza Duomo and its unmatched masterpieces with a professional guide
◾ Benefit of the priority access and guided visit to Florence Cathedral

What is included

✔ Professional guide
✔ Panoramic tour by fully-fitted GT coach
✔ Accademia Gallery skip-the-line tickets
✔ Guided walking tour of Florence's highlights
✔ Earphones for big groups
✔ Priority access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

What to expect

Take a morning sightseeing tour of Florence among art, landscapes and Renaissance masterpieces. Start your half-day tour from two of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world: Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole, two unmissable destinations for landscape lovers.

Benefit from your professional and knowledgeable guide to learn about the iconic monuments of the city as seen from these magnificent panoramic terraces, including the magnificent Brunelleschi's Dome, Palazzo Vecchio and the countless Romanesque-style churches dotting the whole city.

Then, start exploring the city's treasures. Stop at the famous Accademia Gallery first and admire Michelangelo's David, the unfinished works of art I Prigioni, San Matteo, the Palestrina Pietà and other masterpieces by the great artist. Discovering interesting facts about the tormented life of Michelangelo and why his masterpiece has become the symbol of Florence over the centuries.

Before your sightseeing tour of Florence comes to an end visit the Gallery, enjoy a stroll through the historic streets of the city and head to Piazza Duomo, where you will learn the secrets of Giotto’s Bell Tower and discover the beauty of the Baptistery with its golden, bronze doors (including the famous Porta del Paradiso). Last but not least, marvel at the breathtaking Cathedral.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 14 hours

Additional Info

Kindly note that the optional skip the line tour of 1 hour inside the Duomo Cathedral will not be available during the following days: November 1st, 2nd, December 8th, 25th, 26th, January 1st, 6th, April 9th, 10th, 11th, June 24th, August 15th. Also, the optional skip the line tour of the Duomo is not available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

Comfortable shoes suggested for this tour
Children up to 5 years are joining for free
In order to confirm the tour in Italian, French or German a minimum of 4 passengers is required
Please note that on the busiest days the entrance into the museums may experience some short delays

Country

  • Italy