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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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s 'David,' the legendary Renaissance sculpture, is at the top of every Florence itinerary. But, with these VIP tickets, skip the long entrance lines and enter the museum directly to begin your tour. Enjoy guided commentary on some of the world’s greatest artworks—without the wait.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Accademia Gallery
    Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
    In front of the Museum, entrance reserved to the booking holders. Departure time at 12:00 pm An Assistant will wait for you wearing blue clothing with CAF tour - Gray Line logos. Please come 15 minutes before.
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    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned work, the “David”, and other important works of art such as ''I Prigioni'' and ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. The young Michelangelo carved the David from a huge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing sculpture of absolute beauty, an icon of the renaissance model. He depicted a magnificent nude young man at the height of his physical vigor, whose intense expression of strength and courage, which originated from an absolute faith in God, roses as a symbol of power and invincibility of the Florentine Republic at the time of its maximum splendor. Once the guided tour is over, it is possible to stay in the museum.
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  • You'll end at
    Accademia Gallery
    Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
    In front of the Museum, entrance reserved to the booking holders. Departure time at 12:00 pm An Assistant will wait for you wearing blue clothing with CAF tour - Gray Line logos. Please come 15 minutes before.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Guided tour of the Accademia Gallery with skip-the-line admission
  • Firsthand peek at Michelangelo's world-famous 'David'—without the wait
  • Engaging commentary on the lives of Florentine artists
  • No rush: Wander the collection at your own pace after the tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide outside the Accademia Gallery, a 17th-century building that was once a hospital and a Renaissance fine arts school. Hours-long wait times to enter the museum are normal, but with skip-the-line, priority-entrance admission, your guide directs you inside right away. Bypassing the entrance lines, immediately immerse yourself in one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance artworks. The gallery is especially famous for its group of Michelangelo sculptures, including 'David,' the 17-foot (5-meter) legendary marble warrior. Listen to engaging commentary on the life and career of the acclaimed Florentine artist, including stories about his celebrated, unfinished creations, 'Prigioni' and 'San Matteo,' housed in the museum. Also explore displays of other Renaissance artists, including Botticelli, Orcagna, and Lippi, with more stories about their masterworks. After the guided visit, you’re free to spend as long as you’d like wandering the gallery at your own pace.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Accademia Gallery, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local Professional Guide
  • Museum Guided Visit in small group with max 5 participants
  • Accademia Gallery entrance Skip-the-Line Ticket
  • Earphones
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 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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Mtlawprof wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The line wasn’t that long, in late February, but the guide was terrific and added so much value besides skipping the line. I hope to come back with my husband, and will do it again with him.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GrayLineFlorenceMood, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Dear inkyford, what a wonderful feedback! Many, many thanks for having been part to our Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour and for having shared your experience with us and our common readers. You can't imagine how proud we are to hear that you have loved so much your guided tour. We put all our passion in our work trying to satisfy our customers since 1954 and your review is the best reward for us. We really hope to meet you again soon, to let you live another memorable experience! Best regards
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Giovanni M wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia15 contributions16 helpful votes
Knowledgeable and engaging guide, however overbooked tour (it was supposed to be max 19 people, but it was closer to 30) made it difficult to fully appreciate the experience in a small crowded museum.
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Response from GrayLineFlorenceMood, Guest Relations Manager at Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear Giovanni, let us thank you for having joined one of our tours and having shared your experience with us and our common readers. However, it is necessary to clarify as follows: the maximum number of participants inside the Accademia Gallery changes depending on the Season. Actually, from March to September the maximum is of 19 people; from October to February, the maximum number is of 24 participants (Not more than 24). You can find these information on the product page of the tour. We hope to meet you again in the future, there so much more to see and experience! Best regards
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James O wrote a review Dec 2019
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We started our tour with a guide named Cristina. Her English (this was an English language tour) was very rough. She was not difficult to understand, but her English ability and vocabulary were so limited that she was not able to explain important concepts and details of the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Diane P wrote a review Oct 2019
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I booked this tour only because everyone convinced me that you can't visit Florence without going to Accademia Gallery...and they were so right! This tour was excellent and our guide was knowledgeable, organized and had a passion for her subject matter. This tour was a "not to
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Karmen P wrote a review Oct 2019
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Well done to Gabriel, so informative and amusing, we really enjoyed our visit to the Accademia, it wouldn’t have been the same without such a good guide!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Great tour and wines
Only 7 people and the tour was by Van. The driver guided us during the drive but no guide joined us at our stop in
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609Lika
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Unique locations and had a great time.
The guide is very knowledgeable of the area. Was very helpful in all aspects of making the tour a success.
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deborah_nichele
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Worth it
Great Tour! We went to Florence in August and the line in front of the Duomo was way too long. Thanks to this tour
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Paradise61543492393
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chaotic
finally there was not much people and also of course absolutely no waiting. so it was not needed! the guide was ver
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divia_moodley
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Must do Trip to experience some Tuscany
We traveled with Walkabout Tours to this amazing experience. Very well organized with sufficient time at each plac
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TheTravelingDiner
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Slow start + great finish
The 1st vineyard, Tenuta Riseccoli, was only okay, good to see the processing of the grapes given it was harvest ti
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Ray A
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Fabulous
An excellent day, loved the full tour though did feel it was a little too long. We would have been happier not doi
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Jules M
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Tuscany tour
Fantastic trip lots of medieval beautiful medieval villages.A superb lunch and winery tour highly recommended
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pascalbR6826AL
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A very professional course and fun
Very nice experience, Francesco was a very nice teacher, delicious result! We made 3 types of pasta, the sauces and
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81nigarf
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Incredible Tuscany
You should definitely take full package (Duomo di Siena), it's incredible. 500 years masterpiece by Pisano, Donatel
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Vinod V
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Very informative
We were able to skip the queues and were also given a great tour of the museum along with a great presentation of D
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deborah_nichele
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Amazing Tour!
Great Tour, perfect if you want to visit the highlights of Tuscany in just one day. Nice guide, amazing wine tastin
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Lisa C
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Excellent value but a bit rushed
There’s an awful lot crammed in to this tour and if you’re short on time then it is definitely the best way to see
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Dorothy G
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Learned many things I did not know
Have been to Florence many times but this tour reveals many hidden secrets about the Medici’s and hidden historic
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balkish2020
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Bad experience and very expensive
We paid 47€ per person for a 50 minutes tour guided. We were at the meeting point on time (4pm) but we waited for p
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