Guided tour

Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

51 reviews

Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

From $136.36 per person

Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, with an expert local guide. Climb Brunelleschi's dome and see the most important artworks contained in the Academia Gallery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration options: 30 minutes - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • Join a tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo
  • Climb the famous dome of Brunelleschi to admire its decorations up close
  • Admire the most important artworks contained in the Duomo
  • Learn about the history and personalities of Florence from your guide
  • Visit the Academia Gallery to see the famous statue of David with pre-reserved tickets
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Gain insights into the historical treasures of Florence on this guided walking tour. Get a closer view of Michelangelo's David, as well as the landmark of Florence, the Duomo. After meeting your guide, head to the Accademia Gallery. Hear about the purpose of the museum, which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Discover the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and how the museum ended up with its large collection. Learn about the story of David and its creator Michelangelo, and admire this famous sculpture up close.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly known as the Duomo. Admire the priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you tour around the inside of the impressive cathedral. Take a moment to appreciate the monument's colossal size and beautiful marble decorations. Climb Brunelleschi's dome and the bell tower to admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. End the tour by asking your guide for recommendations of the best places to eat or drink an aperitivo nearby. This tour is a great option for those who want to make the most of their time in Florence. You will be able to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of artworks at both sites, with a scholarly local guide who manages to be fun and informative at the same time.
Includes
  • Accademia Gallery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore guided tour
  • Access to Accademia Gallery
  • Access to Michelangelo's David
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. Directions: This is a centrally located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5
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We were a little disappointed that the Accademia was closed do to a strike that was a normal occurrence on Fridays. We did get an email after the 24 hour time period needed to cancel or reschedule and we didn't see it until after we were at the tour. The optional walking tour was ok but comprised of areas within the same area and other walking tours went outside of the normal walking areas. Had to book another tour for the accademia which was an added expense. The tour of the Bastille and terrace was great.

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October 19, 2019

Easy to book & locate the meeting point! Our guide was very engaging and kept us captivated (previous tours have bored us to death and were too slow to move on). Skipping the lines for things was the best thing, we walked past huge lines the day before and decided it wasn’t worth our time to sit and wait for hours so we booked the tour the afternoon before we went and got a spot easy!

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June 8, 2019

Meeting spot was easy to locate. We breezed past lines at the Accademia and the Duomo. The statue of David was quite a bit more impressive in person, and the view from the Duomo terraces, which are not open to the general public, were beautiful. The view from the top of the dome, however, was unquestionably the winner. Totally worth those steps. Our guide Ishmael was smart and witty, and through his enlightening stories about the history of the art, the people behind them and the city of Florence, we were able to see everything in a totally different light than we would have if we had just gone through ourselves. Totally recommend.

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March 30, 2019

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