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Half-Day Best of Florence Highlights Tour with David and the Duomo

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Your Experience

Begin your morning with a trip to the Accademia Gallery. Over here you will be able to cherish the works of Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, and many others. The gallery is home to the 17ft sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo which is regarded as the most intricate and charming sculpture to have ever been sculpted. The gallery also houses a Museum of Musical Instruments which showcases the Grand Ducal Collection of over 50 musical instruments. Combined with modern multimedia, the museum allows you to immerse yourself into the music as the Medicis did centuries ago.

The next stop on your tour of Florence will be the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, or the Florence Duomo as it is commonly known. Take in the spectacular view of the Duomo as it imposes itself on the beautiful Piazza del Duomo. This incredible feat of engineering required a whole new process for its construction, which your guide will describe as you view it from the outside. The entrance to the Duomo is free and you can visit independently if you wish after the completion of your tour.

After you've covered two of Florence's most important landmarks, your guide will lead you on for a half-day tour of the city and its other attractions. You will also stop by at the Florence Baptistery. Be sure to see the East Gate dubbed by Michelangelo as the ‘Gates of Paradise’. You will then visit Piazza Della Signoria, an open-air gallery where Michelangelo's 'David' was originally supposed to stand. A replica of the statue stands to this day at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio. Other stops on this tour of Florence include the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Uffizi Courtyard, and Orsanmichele Church.

Sights Covered

Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s David | Piazza degli Uffizi | Piazza della Signoria | Palazzo Vecchio | Porcellino | Orsanmichele Church | Mercato Nuovo | Piazza della Repubblica | Baptistry Doors (outside) | The Duomo (outside)

  • Skip the Line tickets to Accademia Galleria.
  • See Florence's spectacular Duomo from the outside, crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome and embellished with frescos by Vasari.
  • Head to Piazza Della Signoria, an open-air art gallery where Michelangelo's 'David' was originally destined to stand.
  • Half-day guided tour of Florence with a chance to see other iconic Florence attractions such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Baptistry Doors, pass by Uffizi Gallery and more.
  • Small Tour group size (max.19) allowing for a more interactive, comfortable and engrossing experience.
  • Expert local guides who lead the way and provided in-depth insights about the artworks.

Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • Please note that on Sundays and other days with religious festivities, access to the Duomo (Cathedral) may be restricted.
  • The Accademia Gallery is one of the most popular tourist destinations and sometimes delays can occur due to increased security measures or unexpectedly large crowds during weekends, holidays and festivities. As always, your guide will make sure any delays are minimized and that you get access as quickly as possible.


  • This tour takes place Tuesday through Sunday and does not run on Mondays.

  • Please note that because of religious festivities and on Sundays, access to the Duomo (Cathedral) is restricted.

Guide Language

Please note that this tour will be conducted in English.

Dress Code

Modest attire with completely covered knees and shoulders. This is necessary to enter the Church

Reduced Tickets

  • Child Ticket: Ages 4-12
  • Student Ticket: Ages 13-22

Please Note:

  • No food or drinks can be consumed inside the museum
  • Please carry a valid photo ID
  • No bags and large backpacks, helmets, knives, scissors or any hazardous objects will be allowed in the gallery.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

How to Redeem Your Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide.
  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 20 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

  • Small group tour of 19 people or less.
  • Skip the Line Entrance & Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery
  • Guided Tour of Duomo
  • Half Day Guided Tour of Florence City
  • English speaking guide
  • Audio Headsets

  • Duomo Admission

Customer reviews

Overall rating
4.8 / 5

based on 527 reviews