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Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour

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Firenze, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Overview

Enjoy priority access to see Michelangelo’s original ‘David’ on a private tour of Florence’s Accademia Gallery. Skip the lines and head inside to view the famous statue unveiled in 1504 as your guide sheds light on its story and artistry. Plus, admire other Renaissance masterpieces including unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo. Pickup is included from select city center hotels and a choice of morning or afternoon departure.
  • Private Accademia Gallery tour in Florence
  • Bypass the main ticket lines for priority access
  • See Michelangelo’s original ‘David,’ and his unfinished 'Prigioni' and 'San Matteo'
  • View Renaissance art by greats such as Botticello and Uccello
  • Learn about the artworks and their creators from a guide
  • Includes choice of morning and afternoon departure, plus pickup at central Florence hotels
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Hotel walking pickup (selected hotels only in the city center):meet the tour guide at the hotel
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
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Professional art historian guide
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Private driver

Departure Point

Piazza San Marco, Firenze FI, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Please leave your hotel name and address. If central located your guide will meet you there and you'll walk together towards the museum.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from your central Florence hotel, depart with your dedicated guide for the Accademia Gallery.

On arrival, bypass the main entrance lines and use your skip-the-line ticket to enjoy fast-track access. Work your way around the highlights of the world-famous collection, whose main drawcard is 'David' by Michelangelo, but which houses many other art treasures.

Admire Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures, 'Prigioni' and 'San Matteo,' and see art by greats like Botticelli, Uccello, and Andrea del Sarto. Gain insight from your guide, learning about the subjects portrayed and artistry behind each piece.

Take time to view 'David' in the central gallery, admiring its beauty from every perspective. Michelangelo was only in his early 20s when he carved the 17-foot (5.17-meter) statue from a single block of Carrara marble, and it represents the biblical hero, David, who slayed Goliath.

As you admire the sculpture, learn how it was unveiled in 1504 and became a symbol of the civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic of the time.

Your tour concludes when you part from your guide and take your leave of the gallery.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Galleria dell'Accademia
Get picked up at your centrally-located Florence hotel by your guide and walk together towards the Accademia Gallery, one of the city's top museums. Bypass the long queues with skip-the-line tickets. The main draw of the Accademia is Michelangelo's 'David.' The statue dominates the museum's central gallery; this unique work of art has become the symbol of Renaissance splendor. Take the time to gaze upon this masterpiece and admire its beauty from every perspective. Michelangelo was still in his early 20s when he carved the statue from a single block of Carrara marble. It's 17 feet (5.17 meters) tall, and represents the Biblical hero, David, who slayed Goliath. It was unveiled in 1504 and soon after came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied by the Florentine Republic. In addition to 'David,' the Accademia also has several unfinished Michelangelo sculptures, plus a collection that includes works by Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Sarto, and more. Enjoy insights about the artwork on display from your guide throughout the tour.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Tour.

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Awesome Tour
andersonannmarie
, Jan 2020
I highly recommend going on this tour. Leonardo was highly knowledgeable and very personable. He took us on a great tour picking us up at our hotel. I would 100% send my friends and family on this tour.
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Perfect way to see the Academia
Trek647405
, Oct 2019
Stefania was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. She got us right into the museum without waiting, and the lines to get in without reservations were very long! So this got us off to a great start. She knows the museum so well that we went through to the most important exhibits and she had excellent commentary, historical knowledge and even some good gossip about the Medici family. And of course, seeing Michelangelo's David was a highlight, especially with Stefania giving us details about the sculptor and sculpture. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Academia without any stress about lines, who wants to see the David, and enjoys hearing s little art history from a real professional. Thank you Stefania.
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Julia was an excellent very well...
Bruce K
, Jun 2018
Julia was an excellent very well informed tour guide. She even provided additional time so that we could see the upstairs museums in the Accademia Gallery. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Our guide Duccio was incredible...
mshaeffer75
, Jul 2017
Our guide Duccio was incredible - he gave us such insight into everything we passed but his understanding and enthusiasm for the David was amazing - if you look at the statue from different angles your impression of him changes- and he took us through all that - fabulous!
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Our guide Guilia was superb and very...
Karla
, Apr 2017
Our guide Guilia was superb and very responsive to our wishes to see less, see more, go faster, go different, have a café or anything else. She was wonderful I highly recommend a private tour if you want to feel like you are in control of this amazing opportunity.
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