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David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb

  • Use fast-entry tickets at the Accademia Gallery and Florence Duomo
  • Make use of privileged access inside Florence Duomo and enjoy close-up views
  • Go straight to Michelangelo’s David on a tour of the Accademia Gallery
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
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David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
From US$121.82
With a wealth of Renaissance history and art, Florence gets busy. Maximize your sightseeing time and avoid the crowds with skip-the-line tours of two of the city’s top landmarks: the Florence Duomo and Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. You’ll even have time to visit Florence Baptistery and the duomo’s museum and terraces, too. The tour is led by a local guide and numbers are capped at 15 for a small-group experience.
What to Expect
In the early morning, you’ll head to Piazza San Marco to meet your guide and head straight inside Florence’s Accademia Gallery with your skip-the-line ticket. Make your way straight to the masterpiece of Michelangelo’s David, and hear how the statue came to symbolize the Florentine Republic, before you admire the artist’s unfinished I Prigioni works.

Stroll onward to Florence Baptistery to learn about the Medici, the de facto rulers of Renaissance Florence—many of whom were baptized in the monument. From the baptistery, you’ll step inside the Florence Duomo museum and step back in time as you see how the original façade once looked. Head into the duomo itself, and get close-up looks at some of the sites that are roped-off to the general public.

Finish on a high note as you ascend to the duomo’s terraces and climb a little further, if you wish to reach the top. Your tour ends at the terraces.
Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous tour

Our lovely guide (Irena?) made this informative tour interesting and relevant. Her indepth knowledge and passion for the subject gave us wonderful insights to the history and significance of the art. Of course, for us it was all about the wonder of David, and we...More

Thank adaml413
Reviewed 12 December 2018
Learned so much about the David!

We took this tour on Wednesday November 28th. This experience and Pompeii were the best tours of the entire trip! Our guide Laura was friendly, fun and informative. We were in low season, so fewer crowds, which gave her the ability to teach us so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobinGmaof4
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Fantastic Tour

This was a wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He presented a good combination of history, art history and cultural background. Going early was the key, as we were able to see the statue of the David without large crowds. This tour also allows...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed 19 October 2018
Must do when in Florence

Charles was a solid and knowledgeable guide to Florence. I was worried about a tour using an audio head set. Charles was a great guide and easy to understand and follow. Do not try to do Florence on your own. You need tours to understand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holly S
Reviewed 17 October 2018
A Must!

Giulia was the best of the best tour guide. Wow...she is in LOVE with David and that made the Academia visit outstanding. My husband really dislikes museums and churches (ugh) so I wanted to select a tour that a just a touch of both--this was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlene B
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9 September 2018|
Response from carole l | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't. You go on to tour parts of Florence and, as I recall, the Bapistry and the outside of the Duomo. I suppose you could skip the rest of the tour and stay in the Accademia?
Diane I
21 August 2018|
Response from Gazelle27 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt this will be a problem with advance entry...