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Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour

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See the original statue of ‘David,’ Michelangelo’s iconic Florentine masterpiece, inside the Accademia Gallery on a 1-hour and 15 minutes tour! Skip the line with a priority-entrance ticket, and head inside to learn about some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in the world. See Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Prigioni’ and ‘San Matteo’ sculptures, gaze in wonder at ‘David’ and discover intriguing works by artists like Botticelli, Lippi and more.
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. Wait times to enter the museum can reach one to two hours, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part of the tour was the guide - as long as she explained everything in our selected language she was very knowledgeable. However, the fine print of the tour states that it may be - and probably will be - conducted in 2...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was fantastic and really passionate about the museum, Florence and Tuscany and tied all of it together.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked this tour - overall was short (1hr ) with the need to queue and still hustle with everyone / overall not worth the e43

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Fly-1A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We handed back our radios to the guide less than mid-way through this tour. While we were able to skip the line which had some value, the tour itself did not. Despite booking an English tour, the guide had a French couple included in our...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

We learned tons, and avoided the huuuuugggeee line to get in. My husband particularly appreciated the tour, which helps give a lot of context to why David is such an incredible piece of art.

Thank RubyRhia
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lgornell
6 September 2018|
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It says it is an hour and 15 minutes.
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