Florence: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with an Art Expert

4.4 / 5

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Florence: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with an Art Expert

From $58.64 per person

Enjoy the exclusive opportunity to skip the long lines and avoid the crowds and visit the Accademia Gallery with an art expert. Admire works by many famous artists, and marvel at masterpieces found throughout the gallery, primarily Michelangelo's David.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Take advantage of the intimacy of a small group tour with a license English-speaking guide
  • Meet Michelangelo's David under the guidance of a professional art-historian
  • Be among the first visitors to enter the museum by choosing the Early Entrance option
Full description
The Accademia Gallery is world-renowned for housing the authentic Michelangelo’s David statue, probably the most famous statue in the world. The long lines to enter this museum usually last for hours, and this is the only tour that will give you the opportunity to be among the very first to enter the museum, skipping the long lines and mostly avoiding the noisy crowds usually found inside. David was sculpted by a very young Michelangelo (who was in his twenties at the time) entirely from a single block of local Carrara marble. It represents the biblical hero David that killed Goliath, and when it was unveiled in 1504, it soon came to symbolize the defense of the civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic. Your art expert will reveal all the secrets about David, as well as other masterpieces hosted in this museum. Whilst in the gallery, you will also be able to admire Michelangelo's famously unfinished sculptures, Prigioni and San Matteo. The Accademia Gallery also houses many other masterpieces, both paintings and sculptures, ranging from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance. You will encounter works by great artists such as Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Sarto, and many more. At the conclusion of your tour, you can choose to either exit the museum or remain inside to continue visiting on your own for as long as you desire. For an upgraded experience, choose the Early Entrance Option which is valid from April to October. With this option, join a small group with a maximum of 15 people and be among the first visitors to enter the museum on your chosen day.
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Skip-the-line Accademia Gallery tickets
  • Masterclass with an English-speaking art expert
  • Early entrance ticket (if option chosen)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meet your guide at the door to the local partner’s headquarters.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Please note that even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays when entering the museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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Informative & good value option to avoid the public queue!

The tour was worthwhile as a method to avoid the longer public queue, although the Accademia itself was still very busy once we got in. The guide was very informative & knowledgable, which really added to the whole experience. If you really want to see David when it is quieter, look for one of the early entrance options!

October 1, 2019

October 28, 2019

knowledgable guide....very pleasant just wish she talked a little more on the walk over to teach about what we were seeing and looking at

October 6, 2019

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