Ultimate Full Day Florence Tour with Dome Climb, David, and Uffizi Gallery
Climb the Duomo before The David & Uffizi Art
See the top sites of Florence without the lines. Above the clamor of the streets below, enjoy the view from atop the Florence duomo. After a walk through the old streets, discover the artistic treasure of the Statue of David & Uffizi Gallery.
- The Ultimate Florence Tour
- Brunelleschi's Dome
- Exclusive Dome Climb
- Skip the Line Accademia Gallery
- Michelangelo's David
- Mercato Centrale
- Discover Historic Florence
- Piazza della Signoria
- Ponte Vecchio
- Uffizi Gallery
- Birth of Venus
- Caravaggio's Medusa
Want to catch the best view Florence has to offer? How about Michelangelo's Statue of David without the long lines. Are you looking for a packed day in Florence, including visits to the Uffizi Gallery and Brunelleschi's Dome? Then we've got something really special for you. You'll see all the highlights of Florence on this day-long tour of the city, including skip the line tickets to climb Florence's iconic dome, an opportunity open only to select companies. This 8 hour day includes:
- Climb up Florence's famous Dome, with exclusive skip the line access
- Accademia Gallery visit with skip the line access
- Baptistery, Bell Tower, Museum and Crypt tickets for your own use
- Walk through historic Florence for a 2 hour tour
- A friendly English-speaking guide, well-versed in Florentine history.
The Duomo is an iconic fixture of the Florentine cityscape. It is topped by the largest brick dome in the world, constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi from 1420 to 1436. Known as a cupola in Italian, this dome is certainly worth the climb. The 463-step ascent is the first stop on your tour, but don't worry about the lines stretching out front. We have exclusive access to skip the line tickets, so you can get in and climbing as soon as possible. The Cathedral stretches 376 feet to the sky, making it one of the tallest buildings in the country. Make sure to where comfortable shoes for the climb! When you reach the top you'll be treated to the best view in the city.
The David is the next stop on our tour, and remains one of the most powerful works of Renaissance Art. Perhaps the world's most famous statue, this masterwork of sculpture stands at a whopping 17 feet tall. When he made this work, Michelangelo's precision and expression were unprecedented in the medium. This statue was moved to the Accademia in 1873, though it used to face out from the city hall, the Palazzo Vecchio. While you can still see a "fake David" replica on the original spot, it's the one in the Accademia that holds the honor of being the original piece. You'll skip the line here too, so you'll have the time to see the statue with plenty of time.
Step Through the Florentine Streets
From the Accademia you will then make your way to the incredible San Lorenzo Market. There's tons to try here from the incredible food stalls selling authentic Florentine food. This is where you'll pick up lunch, before making your way to the Piazza della Signoria at the city's center. There are tons of life-like statues here, including the "fake David" where the real statue used to stand. The Palazzo Vecchio is also featured by the Piazza, and used to serve as the center of the powerful Medici family.
Proceeding down the River Arno, the Ponte Vecchio is certainly a must-see for any Florentine visitor. This bridge has been here for over a thousand years, and originally housed butcheries before they were converted to jewelry shops. It's a great place to pick up something expensive to bring home.
Great Works at the Uffizi
Widely regarded as one of the finest collections of Renaissance Art, the Uffizi Gallery is out last stop of the day. From Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and more, this museum truly has it all. Botticelli's Birth of Venus is certainly one of the more iconic pieces on display here, with its vibrant interpretation of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty. Caravaggio's dark and expressive paintings are also on display here, featuring the chiaroscuro technique that contrasts intense light and dark on the canvas. Here's where our tour ends, but you can feel free to explore more of the museum on your own. Ask your guide for recommendations and head out into the city for dinner. Ciao!
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This tour right here had everything we wanted to see in Florence. It was great!
Great view! Great Guide!
My siblings and I only get to go to Italy once every 5 years so when we do, we want to have the best time possible. We only had 24 hours in Florence on our way to Venice for more tours with the Roman Guy so this tour was perfect for us! We loved every second of it and all 4 of us had a day together we will never forget. We couldn't find anyone else who offered a tour like this. This was one of our favorites in Italy. We want to personally thank our guide and the Roman Guy for all the great tours we had with them in Italy. We'll be using them again on our next sibling trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
In front of the San Zanobi Column located in Piazza del Duomo. A representative from our company will be holding a "The Tour Guy" sign.
What to bring?
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Since this is a walking tour, you'll need comfortable shoes. Large bags, backpacks, luggage and tripods cannot be brought into the Accademia Gallery. There is no coat check or space on-site to leave your belongings, therefore, please leave such items at your hotel.
Q: Will the tour run if it rains?
A: Yes! We run tours rain or shine.
Q: I have limited mobility. Is this tour appropriate for me?
A: We suggest booking a private tour of Florence if you have limited mobility. Private tours of Florence have much more flexibility and opportunity for individual accommodations.