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Guided Tours
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Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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1 hr. - 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Cut your wait time in half with skip-the-line tickets and head straight into Florence’s renowned Accademia Gallery, accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Did you know that Accademia was initially founded as an art school? Hear how it got transformed into a gallery and other little-known stories from your guide.
  • Explore the gallery’s 7 halls and discover some of the finest art spanning hundreds of years of Italian history.
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture 'David', made from a Carrara marble, and learn how the biblical hero defeated Goliath.
  • Your tickets allow you to choose the tour in your preferred language including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
  • Cut your wait time in half with skip-the-line tickets and head straight into Florence’s renowned Accademia Gallery, accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Did you know that Accademia was initially founded as an art school? Hear how it got transformed into a gallery and other little-known stories from your guide.
  • Explore the gallery’s 7 halls and discover some of the finest art spanning hundreds of years of Italian history.
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture 'David', made from a Carrara marble, and learn how the biblical hero defeated Goliath.
  • Your tickets allow you to choose the tour in your preferred language including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour tour of Accademia Gallery
  • Skip-the-line hosted entry
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, Italian, or German-speaking guide
  • Headphones to hear the guide clearly (for a group of 5 or more)
  • Tip: Don’t rush off after your tour ends. Take advantage of checking out other Renaissance masterpieces at your own pace.
  • Note that the tickets allow you to skip the ticketing lines and not the security checks.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Note that the following are not allowed: large bags, beverages, tripod, flash photography.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Uffizi and Accademia (David) Guided Tour

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Guided tour
  • Save big with these fast-track tickets to Uffizi and Accademia Gallery and enjoy the flexibility of picking the days of your visit.
  • Led by a knowledgeable English, Spanish, or Italian-speaking guide, learn all you can about the galleries and their artworks.
  • Admire Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi and Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch, reflect the religious significance of the Renaissance era at Uffizi.
  • Inside Accademia, discover its 7 galleries adorned with artworks and paintings of renowned artists like Botticelli and Paolo Uccello.
  • Here, the gigantic well-sculpted white marble statue of a man named David greets you! A Renaissance masterpiece by Michelangelo.
  • Save big with these fast-track tickets to Uffizi and Accademia Gallery and enjoy the flexibility of picking the days of your visit.
  • Led by a knowledgeable English, Spanish, or Italian-speaking guide, learn all you can about the galleries and their artworks.
  • Admire Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi and Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch, reflect the religious significance of the Renaissance era at Uffizi.
  • Inside Accademia, discover its 7 galleries adorned with artworks and paintings of renowned artists like Botticelli and Paolo Uccello.
  • Here, the gigantic well-sculpted white marble statue of a man named David greets you! A Renaissance masterpiece by Michelangelo.

Inclusions

Uffizi Gallery

  • Guided tour of Uffizi Gallery with fast-track entry
  • Expert English, Spanish, or Italian-speaking local guide

Accademia Gallery

  • Guided tour of Accademia Gallery with fast-track entry
  • Expert English, Spanish, or Italian-speaking local guide

Uffizi Gallery

  • Tip: As you stroll through the gallery, look outside the museum’s windows offering stunning views of Ponte Vecchio and Arno River.
  • Please note that all visitors to the museum must go through the security check. Re-entry is not allowed once you leave the gallery.
  • Every first Sunday of the month, the museum follows normal opening hours and entry is free for everyone.
  • All visitors must leave umbrellas, large bags, and backpacks in the cloakroom located near the museum entrance. The use of the cloakroom is free.
  • The venue is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • The following are not allowed in the venue: flash photography, outside food and drink, drones, pets (with the exception of service animals with advance notice).

Accademia Gallery

  • Tip: Be sure to look at the Abduction of the Sabine Woman from every angle, and ask your guide for the history of how the artwork got its title.
  • Note that the tickets allow you to skip the ticketing lines and not the security checks.
  • The venue is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Note that the following are not allowed: large bags, beverages, tripod, flash photography.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Florence in a Day: City Centre Walking Tour with Accademia & Uffizi Gallery Tickets

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  • From iconic architecture to renowned art, enjoy the best of Florence on a 2.5-hour guided tour of its center, and skip-the-line access to the Accademia and Uffizi.
  • Start in the heart of the city. Traverse Ponte Vecchhio bridge and rub Il Porcelino's nose at the Straw Market before surveying Florence Cathedral's stunning façade.
  • At Accademia Gallery, encounter Michelangelo’s seminal sculptures – from the 4-part Prisoner series to the iconic David.
  • Uffizi Gallery holds transcendent mythical paintings like Sandro Boticelli’s Birth of Venus and Carravaggio’s Medusa as well as Bacchus.
  • Roam the 2 galleries at your own pace, absorbing artistry at your leisure without guided restrictions.
  • From iconic architecture to renowned art, enjoy the best of Florence on a 2.5-hour guided tour of its center, and skip-the-line access to the Accademia and Uffizi.
  • Start in the heart of the city. Traverse Ponte Vecchhio bridge and rub Il Porcelino's nose at the Straw Market before surveying Florence Cathedral's stunning façade.
  • At Accademia Gallery, encounter Michelangelo’s seminal sculptures – from the 4-part Prisoner series to the iconic David.
  • Uffizi Gallery holds transcendent mythical paintings like Sandro Boticelli’s Birth of Venus and Carravaggio’s Medusa as well as Bacchus.
  • Roam the 2 galleries at your own pace, absorbing artistry at your leisure without guided restrictions.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the Florence Historic Center
  • Expert local guide
  • Hosted entry to Accademia Gallery
  • Hosted entry to Uffizi Gallery
  • Combo guided tour of Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery (optional)
  • Visit the outside of the Florence Duomo
  • Small group tour

Exclusions

  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Entry to the Secret Terraces
  • Piazzale degli Uffizi
  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge
  • Leather Market
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • San Giovanni Baptistery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Tip: Try to find out more about the ‘secret passage’ of the Medici family that runs through Uffizi Gallery, along Ponte Vecchio, to Pitti Palace!
  • Accademia and Uffizi Gallery are some of the most popular tourist destinations and sometimes delays can occur due to increased security measures or unexpectedly large crowds during holidays and festivities. As always, your host will ensure any delays are minimized and you get access as quickly as possible.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders are required in the Cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • The itinerary may vary; some days, the tour will start at the Uffizi Gallery and end at the Accademia, or vice versa.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Accademia GalleryGuided Tours

Established in 1748 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, the Galleria del’Accademia or the Accademia Gallery is one of the most-visited museums in Florence. The gallery is home to one of the most diverse, captivating, and stellar collections of Gothic and Renaissance art. Here's why a guided tour is the best way to explore the museum.

Accademia Gallery tours

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Accademia Gallery guided tour

Skip-the-line tours

Duration: 1-1.15 hours for a standard priority access ticket; flexible duration for combo tickets
Suited for: Those short on time
Ticket price: From €38 for adults; €2 for EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25; free for those below 18 years of age and those with certified disabilities.

Why go for it?

  • Your Accademia Gallery tour includes a skip the line feature that allows you to walk past long queues by guaranteeing priority access to the attraction.
  • The guided tour includes a fixed itinerary that includes all the major artworks and museum halls you should visit.
  • Accademia Gallery tours include a small group of people for a more immersive experience.

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Accademia Gallery Guided Tours

Combo tours

Duration: Flexible
Suited for: Art and culture enthusiasts
Ticket price: From €54 for adults; €2 for EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25; free for those below 18 years of age and those with certified disabilities.

Why go for it?

  • There's more to Florence beyond the Accademia Gallery, and here's your ticket to explore its top sights like the Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Take a walk down history lane; cross the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and rub Il Porcelino's nose at the Straw Market. Get a glimpse of Florentine culture through a walking tour or a city-centre tour.

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Food tours

Duration: Flexible
Suited for: Travelers seeking a local/authentic experience
Ticket price: From €59 for adults; €2 for EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25; free for those below 18 years of age and those with certified disabilities.

Why go for it?

  • Your trip to Florence is incomplete without a local meal, so dig into in authentic Tuscan food to make your overall experience memorable.
  • These tickets also give you a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery, besides giving you the chance to explore Florence on foot.

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Florence City Centre & Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Optional Lunch

Things to know before booking Accademia and Uffizi tickets

If you're booking combo guided tours to visit both the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries in Florence, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Visit the Accademia Gallery first, preferably early in the morning, as it is least crowded during this time of the day.
  • Move on to the Uffizi Gallery after, as this is a larger museum and will require more time.
  • Ideally, it's best to space your visit across two different days as both museums pack in a punch. You might need a day to fully appreciate and absorb the contents of one museum before the next — lest you get overwhelmed!

Visitor tips

  • Book your Accademia Gallery tour tickets in advance.
  • Wear comfortable footwear because you will have to walk a lot inside the museum.
  • The best time to visit the museum is in the early hours when the attraction opens or after 5 PM if you want to avoid large crowds.
  • Photography is permitted but tripods are not allowed inside. Avoid flash photography.
  • The gallery is wheelchair friendly and accessible to those with reduced mobility. There are elevators and special ramps to ensure guests feel comfortable while exploring the museum.
How much does an Accademia Gallery tour cost?

The prices of Accademia Gallery guided tours are generally priced from €38. Prices can vary depending on the type of tour, like skip-the-line tours, combo tours, etc. which might be charged higher owing to their added inclusions.

What is the best Accademia Gallery tour for me?

The perfect tour for you depends on the type of traveler you are, your interests, time you've got at hand, etc. Here are some tours you can choose from:
-Skip-the-line tours: Especially if you're short on time, this is a great option to see the gallery's top highlights and benefit from the expertise of a local tour guide.
-Combo tours: If you've got the time, explore more of Florence with these tickets. See the Florence Cathedral, visit the Uffizi Gallery and stroll through the historic city centre.

What advantages do guided tours of the Accademia gallery offer over regular entry tickets?

Since the Accademia Gallery houses some of the world's most iconic art collections, listening to a local guide who's a subject matter expert will give you a more in-depth understanding of the meaning and significance of these works. They might be able to point out to you nuances in form, skill and technique that may otherwise go unnoticed by the untrained eye. Moreover, they'll help you navigate the gallery better, guiding you through the rooms in a progressive manner so it's easy to follow the development of the paintings, sculptures and instruments. A guided tour in most cases also offers hosted entry/priority access, helping you bypass the long queues.

What is the cost of a guided tour when compared to a regular ticket?

Guided tours are naturally capped at a higher fee due to the bonus advantage of offering live commentary, insights and interactions, etc. They are also more expensive given that they include assistance at the entry, priority access, etc. Usually, they are priced at least €10-15 more than regular tickets.

In what languages are the Accademia Gallery guided tours available?

The Accademia Gallery guided tours are available in five languages – English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.  However, the availability of these languages can vary. Do check the details of the specific tour you're interested in to make sure it's available in your language of choice.

What does the Accademia Gallery guided tour cover?

The Accademia Gallery guided tour covers all the seven museum halls inside the Accademia Gallery and gives a glimpse into some of the finest and most celebrated works of art in the history of Italian art. You can see the iconic statue of David, plaster casts by Lorenzo Bartolini and more.

How many people can go on an Accademia Gallery tour?

It depends on the type of Accademia Gallery tour you book. Small group tours have a limit of 15 people or less while the other guided tours can accommodate up to a maximum of 20 people.

Do the Accademia Gallery tours include skip the line access?

Yes. Your Accademia Gallery tours include skip the line access. This ensures that you can dive right into the artworks without wasting time in long entrance queues.

Can I cancel a booked Accademia Gallery tour?

Yes. You can cancel your Accademia Gallery tour tickets between 24 to 48 hours before the scheduled date and get a full refund. Please check the cancellation policy before booking your tickets.

Are audioguides available as an option in case I'm not availing a professional guided tour?

Yes, you can rent audio guides for €6 from the gallery's bookshop. They help you explore the gallery at your own pace and leisure, offering key information about the halls and their exhibits.

How long is the Accademia Gallery guided tour?

The duration of your tour depends on the type you have chosen. While a guided tour of just the Accademia Gallery guided tours is between 1-1.5 hours long, combo tours can take up to half the day or longer. The duration of your tour may also get extended if you choose to gather more information from your guide, etc.

Where can I meet my guide at the gallery?

You can expect to meet your guide at the main entrance of the Accademia Gallery, from where you will begin your tour. The guide often also acts as your host, leading you through the halls and explaining the significance of the collections inside them.

Are there additional facilities or amenities included with the guided tour, like refreshments, exclusive lounges, etc.?

While a general guided tour takes you only through Accademia Gallery, booking combo tours like this helps you see the top collections inside both the Uffizi and Accademia galleries. If you're looking to top off your experience with an authentic Tuscan lunch, then book this tour.

What happens if I'm late for my guided tour?

Guided tours generally start on time, so if a guest arrives late, they will most likely miss their entry and won't be permitted to join the group. Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin so you can make the most of this valuable experience.