Florence In A Day with Michelangelo's David, Duomo, Uffizi & Walking Tour

Experience Florence in a Day by Foot

Florence is a city jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime sites - so many that it’s difficult to know where to start. With this "Florence in a Day" tour, we have distilled the best of the best into an epic 8-hour voyage of discovery through the most jaw-dropping art, architecture and historical intrigue that the city has to offer.

You'll get to see and learn about Brunelleschi's world-changing Duomo, Michelangelo’s divine David, and explore the hallowed halls of Italy’s most popular art museum, the Uffizi. This tour will leave you with no doubt as to why Florence is one of the world’s most dazzling cities.

If you only have one day to see all the top attractions in Florence, the "Florence in a Day Tour" is the perfect tour for you, led by your fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide.

Start your day by meeting the most famous marble sculpture in history - Michelangelo’s incomparable David. You’ll skip the long lines at the Accademia Gallery and walk straight in to see sculpture masterpieces, including Michelangelo's unfinished "Slaves", and the magnificent David, which can only be fully appreciated in person.

Next, you’ll head to another structure that changed world history - the Florence Duomo. As you admire the Dome from outside, you’ll hear the story of how its architect, Brunelleschi, recovered lost knowledge and expanded the realm of what was deemed humanly possible all in his pursuit of building it.

Next, we'll dive into the beautiful streets of Florence to learn some of the rich history of the city. After a break for lunch (not included in the price of your tour, but your guide will show you the best spots to eat), you’ll reconvene at the doors of the Uffizi, Italy’s most popular art museum and one of the greatest collections of art in the world.

After skipping the entrance lines, your expert English-speaking guide will introduce you to Renaissance masterworks, including Botticelli’s "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus", and help you to discover why these pieces were so central to the Renaissance period in Florence. You'll learn about the incredible personalities and bitter rivalries of some of the biggest stars of the day like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.

If you have limited time in Florence and want to see as much as possible in one day (and avoid the long lines at its two most famous museums), this is the perfect tour for you.

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-Line access to Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo's David)
  • Skip-the-Line access to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Botticelli's 'Primavera' and 'Birth of Venus'
  • Florence Duomo (exterior)
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Il Porcellino
  • Vasari Corridor (exterior)
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Expert Live Guide
    • Live Guide
    • Skip-the-line access tickets for the Accademia Gallery
    • Skip-the-line access tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
  • Adults (age 15+) €112.00
    Children (ages 2-14) €102.00
    Infants (up to 1 years) €0.00
  • The tour meets in Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about a 10 minute walk north from the Florence Duomo.

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Due to the exclusive nature of our skip-the-line tickets, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.

  • English
    • 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.
    • This tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. Please contact us to make further arrangements.
    • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
    • This tour includes a 1 hour 30 minute break for lunch. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour, but your guide will be happy to recommend the best local spots to suit any budget.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets in Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square. This is a centrally located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about a 10 minute walk north from the Florence Duomo.

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Due to the exclusive nature of our skip-the-line tickets, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.

  • Expand/Collapse What does 'Fat Tire Tours Approved' mean?

    We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered during your stay in Paris to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests. With anything Fat Tire Tours Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.

  • Expand/Collapse Is lunch included with this tour?

    The cost of lunch is not included in this tour but we do take a break for lunch.

    You'll have approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to enjoy lunch and your guide will be happy to point out the best local spots for you.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I bring my bag/backpack on tour?

    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.

    Please only bring what you can easily carry within the gallery guidelines, as there is no place for baggage storage on this tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    We ask that all guests arrive 10-15 minutes early for the scheduled tour.


    Due to the timed nature of our special access entry, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

    In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for all tours. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Yes, this is a great family activity, offering a comprehensive overview of Florence's great art and history in a short amount of time!

    Please consider that we will be on our feet the majority of the tour duration (8 hours including a 1.5 hour lunch break) and that this tour cannot accommodate strollers.

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +39 334 548 0264 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    Please contact our Private Tours team to see what options we have.

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