See all the sights in Florence on a single, unforgettable day and be informed about the stories of their creation by your personal guide.
See all the sights in Florence on a single, unforgettable day.
Skip the queues at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David and the unfinished Slaves.
Visit the world-famous Florence Cathedral and the Baptistery to take a look at Ghiberti's Golden Paradise Gates and hear the unlikely story of their creation.
Experience the most famous sights of Florence, such as Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.
If you only have one day to visit all the top attractions in Florence. this tour is perfect for you. Accompanied by one of the best guides in town you will see everything that you have to see in Florence.
Start your day with the most famous marble sculpture in history - Michelangelo's incomparable David. You skip the long queues in the Accademia Gallery and see the master class of sculpture directly. You think you know it because you've seen it a thousand times in pictures? Think again: David has secrets that you can only understand if you see him in person and accompanied by one of our experienced English-speaking guides. You will also see Michelangelo's unfinished 'slaves' and will, with the help of your guide, gain new insights into his tortured artistic process.
We continue to another stone structure that changed world history - Florence Duomo. As you admire the tower from the outside and inside (by skipping the insanely long queue), you will hear the story of how its architect Brunelleschi regained lost knowledge and expanded the realm of what was considered humanly possible to build it.
After a short stop at the Baptistery doors to admire the masterpieces of the Ghiberti (Brunelleschi was insanely jealous of them), immerse yourself in the beautiful streets of Florence to learn about the city's rich history. From the sculpture gallery in Piazza della Signoria to the figures carved on the walls of the church of Orsanmichele, the history of Florence will bring a sculpture and a building to life.
After a two-hour lunch break (not included in the price, but your guide will show you the best places to eat) you will meet again at the gates of the Uffizi Gallery, Italy's most popular art museum and one of the largest art collections in the world.
Your route will be chronological, like that of the museum. After skipping the entry lines, your expert will introduce you to the masterpieces of the early Renaissance by Cimabue, Duccio and Giotto. Through their pictures, you will learn to distinguish the styles and techniques that have triggered a revolution in the visual arts.
These are followed by classics of the High Renaissance such as Botticelli's "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". You will see the progress of artistic techniques and enjoy the explosion of colour and perspective. But it's not all art theory. You will learn about the incredible personalities and bitter rivalries of some of the day's greatest stars such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Finally, you will see the artistic heritage of the Renaissance in works of later masters such as Titian and Caravaggio. Once you've seen what came before them, you can see their pictures in a whole new light!
This is more than just a tour, it is a journey through time that will make you appreciate everything that was necessary to bring the visual arts from the dark age into the modern world. In a private group of 20 people or less you have unparalleled access to your English-speaking expert. With plenty of time to ask all the questions not found in books, this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Renaissance art.
Tips for guides are welcome, but never obligatory.
Please note that the meeting time is 15 minutes before the start of the tour. No refunds or re-booking in case of late arrival or non-appearance after the start or departure of the tour.
We want to inform our clients that the Cathedral of Florence must be closed during special celebrations, including the Easter celebrations. If this happens during your visit, we will take an alternative route that includes and explains the cathedral from the outside and additional highlights of the city centre. We cannot give refunds or discounts.
Please remember that the cathedral is a sacred place and the clothes must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothes that cover at least their shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for refusing entry because of inappropriate clothing.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests with reduced mobility, wheelchairs or prams on this tour.
In some cases it is not possible to enter the cathedral of Florence due to the long queues. At these times your guide will give you an outside explanation and let you visit it on your own in your free time if you wish.
Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
•Skip-the-Line Access to Florence Duomo
•Skip-the-Line Access to the Accademia Gallery
•Skip-the-Line Access to the Uffizi Gallery
•Headsets on demand
•Small groups up to 20 people
•Hotel pick-up and return
•Transfer between the tours
Meeting Point:<br> At Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. Directions:<br> 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.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
Cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to departure: Full refund.
Cancellations made within 72 hours of departure: No refund possible.
For changes made more than 72 hours before departure: No change fee.
For changes made within 72 hours prior to departure: Changes subject to a change fee per person, per tour, subject to availability.
Late arrival & No Shows:
No refund or re-booking in case of late arrival or non-appearance after the start or departure of the tour.
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.
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