Statue of David Evening Tour

See the David and Accademia without the crowd

5 / 5 See All 8 Reviews · 1.5h 15 max · Florence, Italy

Avoid the daytime crowds by experiencing Michelangelo's David at night. Enter the Accademia Gallery after closing hours and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece in peace and quiet.

Tour Details
  • Accademia Under the Stars
  • Michelangelo's Statue of David
  • Museum Masterpieces
  • Hidden Gems
  • Florence by Night

Looking for things to do in Florence at night? We want you to be able to see Florence's main monuments at the times that work best for you. With our evening tour of the Accademia Gallery, you can explore some of Florence's other main landmarks during the day and save the best for last. On this tour, you will not only get skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery, you'll also tour the museum with an expert guide who wants nothing more than to give you an overview of Renaissance art in Florence. This 1.5-hour tour includes:

  • After-hours access to the Accademia Gallery
  • - An English-speaking guide with expertise in art history
  • - Visit the David with fewer crowds
  • - A maximum group size of 15 people

Night Tour of the Accademia Gallery

 

The Galleria dell’Accademia houses one of the most acclaimed statues to date: the David. Michelangelo is credited with this incredible statue given that he was the only artist at the time who volunteered to work with this particular block of white marble. Centuries later, this masterpiece is still standing today located in the Accademia Gallery, the most visited gallery in all of Florence behind the Uffizi Gallery. This means that long lines are inevitable. Fortunately, we are able to offer you skip the line access, meaning that you will be able to forgo the lines upon entrance. The only line you might have to withstand is the short security line.


Please Note: Short delays at the security check may occur during the busiest months, June and July. However, our team of experts works to prevent delays as much as possible.

 

Michelangelo’s David

Discover the main attraction inside of the Accademia Gallery: Michelangelo's David. Only until you see this sculpture up close will you understand its true beauty and artistic significance. Revel in David's beauty as you uncover the small details that make the sculpture so famous: the veins in his legs, the curves of his muscles, the shape of his hair. Remember to ask your guide why the David’s feet are disproportionate or why the Carrara marble is so important to the David’s existence today.

 

Halls of the Accademia

Although the David might be one of the gallery's most celebrated masterpieces, there are still plenty of works of art that fill the halls of the Accademia. Your guide will take you through the halls of the gallery, highlighting the more well-known arts. Visit the Gipsoteca Bartolini, a large room nearly decorated in sculptures from when the Accademia was a teaching gallery.

 

Some of the other exhibits that you will have to keep an eye out for are the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Hall of Prisoners and the Florentine Gothic Hall. Be sure to ask your guide about the different time periods that all of the works of art from these exhibits took place.

 

Take Your Time and Explore the Collections

After your tour concludes, you are free to spend the remaining time that the museum is open to explore more works of art or go back to the masterpieces and check them out again. If you are looking to continue your night of fun, ask your guide about restaurants near the Accademia or the best local cocktail bars.

Tripadvisor Logo
See what people are saying

8 total reviews

Leave a review
Average customer rating
5.00 / 5 based on 8 total reviews
5 star 8
4 star 0
3 star 0
2 star 0
1 star 0
1/21/2020
Really nice at night!

Just a really great experience. The guide was so kind and told us great stories of Michelangelo, what a guy. There were very few people inside so it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I recommend going at night since the lines when we passed during the day were nuts.

R
Reviewed by
Rick Fulton
1/12/2020
David got to see the David!

My wife kept making the joke that we could not go to Italy without seeing the David. I was very worried about the crowds though so I thought the night tour was a good idea. It was great! The place was pretty much empty and the guide was very intelligent and nice.

D
Reviewed by
David A.
9/23/2019
Evening experience made it so much better

The thing that excited me most about this tour (besides David obviously!) was that it was an after hours tour, so it wouldn't be as crowded. It was such a small, intimate group and we got to spend a lot of time inside the Gallery. I was happy because I'm a musician, and the extra time inside allowed me to see the Museum of Musical Instruments room. Very interesting!

Y
Reviewed by
Yolanda N.

See more

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At the big statue in San Marco Square. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Avoid bringing large bags as the Accademia Gallery requires you to check them.

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: What if I have doubts about my mobility?

 

A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, your best bet is a Private Florence Tour. Private tours are more easily customized to the needs of people with reduced mobility.

 

Total: $56.41

available days discounted days

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before on all small group tours.

Reserve Now $56.41 / per person
$56.41 / per person Reserve Now
You may also like
SKIP THE LINE
Up to 25 % off

SKIP THE LINE

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine ...

3.5h 24 Max Rugged

$128.68 as low as $96.51

4.8233 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 18 % off

Skip the Line

Rome in a Day Tour with Colosseum Arena Floor and Vatican...

7.0h 15 Max Rugged

$156.91 as low as $128.67

5.0103 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

3.5h 14 Max Active

$101.58 as low as $86.34

4.8235 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Pete...

3.0h 18 Max Active

$69.96 as low as $59.47

4.8216 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 25 % off

Skip the Line

Colosseum Underground plus Belvedere Top Level Tour

4.0h 24 Max Rugged

$158.04 as low as $118.53

4.745 reviews

SKIP THE LINE
Up to 25 % off

SKIP THE LINE

VIP Colosseum at Night Tour with Underground and Arena Floor

2.5h 25 Max Active

$90.28 as low as $67.71

4.792 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 20 % off

Skip the Line

First Entry Vatican Gold Tour with Sistine Chapel

2.0h 13 Max Leisurely

$90.28 as low as $72.22

4.977 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum

2.5h 15 Max Active

$73.34 as low as $62.34

4.9201 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Detailed Itinerary Vatican in a Day Tour with Sistine Chapel

5.0h 13 Max Rugged

$112.87 as low as $95.94

4.991 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 20 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Palace of Versailles and Gardens Tour from ...

3.0h 15 Max Active

$101.58 as low as $81.26

4.863 reviews

Transportation Included
Up to 23 % off

Transportation Included

Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

12.0h 18 Max Active

$191.92 as low as $147.78

4.539 reviews

Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood
Up to 11 % off

Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood

3.0h 12 Max Active

$94.80 as low as $84.37

4.998 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Privileged Access Eiffel Tower Night Tour with Champagne ...

2.5h 15 Max Leisurely

$90.28 as low as $76.74

5.031 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Venice in a Day Combo Tour with Gondola Ride

6.0h 18 Max Active

$126.42

5.025 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Barcelona in a Day Tour with Sagrada Familia, Park Güell ...

6.5h 18 Max Active

$152.39

4.919 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 20 % off

Skip the Line

Vatican Highlights Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's...

2.5h 16 Max Leisurely

$84.64 as low as $67.71

4.994 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Louvre Under the Stars Evening Tour

2.0h 15 Max Active

$74.47 as low as $63.30

5.020 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Royal Louvre Palace Tour with Mona Lisa & Crown Jewels

3.0h 15 Max Active

$78.99 as low as $71.09

5.079 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

First Entry Detailed Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and...

3.5h 15 Max Active

$107.22

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Access

1.5h 18 Max Leisurely

$62.05 as low as $52.74

4.920 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Florence in a Day Combo Tour with David and Uffizi

6.5h 16 Max Active

$124.16

5.031 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Florence Walking Tour with Statue of David

3.0h 16 Max Active

$67.70 as low as $60.93

5.073 reviews

Amazing Food
Up to 15 % off

Amazing Food

Delicious Florence Food Tour with Local Wine & Florentine...

3.0h 14 Max Active

$90.28 as low as $76.74

5.040 reviews

Le Marais Paris Food Tour
Up to 15 % off

Le Marais Paris Food Tour

3.0h 12 Max Active

$112.87 as low as $95.94

5.029 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Rome Catacombs Tour With Capuchin Crypts

3.0h 15 Max Active

$78.99 as low as $71.09

4.869 reviews

Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio
Up to 10 % off

Authentic Venice Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio

2.5h 10 Max Leisurely

$90.28 as low as $81.25

5.021 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Colosseum Highlights Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

3.0h 18 Max Active

$58.66 as low as $49.86

4.823 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 25 % off

Skip the Line

Privileged Access Paris Catacombs Tour with Secret Rooms

1.5h 19 Max Active

$99.32 as low as $74.49

4.951 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Pre-Opening Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter...

3.5h Private Active

$66.57 + $344.36 base price

4.925 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

VIP Rome Catacombs Night Tour with Capuchin Crypts

2.5h 20 Max Active

$84.64

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Vatican Night Tour with Sistine Chapel

2.0h 13 Max Active

$78.99

5.025 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Restricted Ac...

3.0h Private Rugged

$66.57 + $237.09 base price

4.821 reviews

SKIP THE LINE

SKIP THE LINE

Private Louvre Tour in Paris with Skip the Line Tickets

3.0h Private Active

$66.57 + $292.42 base price

5.06 reviews

Rome Walking Tour with Pasta Making Class and Lunch
Up to 25 % off

Rome Walking Tour with Pasta Making Class and Lunch

3.5h 15 Max Leisurely

$73.34 as low as $55.01

4.920 reviews

Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Day Trip from Paris to Normandy Beaches and WWII Memorials

13.0h 18 Max Active

$191.92

5.021 reviews

Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence with Farm to Table Lunch

7.0h 18 Max Active

$124.16

4.725 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 12 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Louvre Flash Tour with Mona Lisa & Main Hig...

1.5h 15 Max Leisurely

$60.92 as low as $53.61

5.020 reviews

Skip the line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the line

Flash Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

1.5h 16 Max Leisurely

$56.41 as low as $47.95

5.012 reviews

Rome in a Half Day with Electric Bikes

Rome in a Half Day with Electric Bikes

4.0h 10 Max Active

$67.70

4.946 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Flash Colosseum Tour

1.0h 18 Max Active

$50.76 as low as $43.15

5.011 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Venice Highlights Tour with Gondola Ride

2.5h 18 Max Active

$77.86 as low as $70.07

4.940 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries

2.0h 18 Max Active

$50.76

5.05 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Ancient Rome in a Day: Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Ro...

8.0h 15 Max Active

$138.84

5.02 reviews

Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Montserrat Tour from Barcelona with Monastery

4.0h 18 Max Active

$40.60

4.719 reviews

Dome Climb
Up to 15 % off

Dome Climb

Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb

1.5h 16 Max Rugged

$50.76 as low as $43.15

5.010 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 25 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the line Uffizi Gallery Tour

2.0h 16 Max Leisurely

$67.70 as low as $50.78

5.041 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Gaudí Walking Tour with Park Güell

3.5h 18 Max Active

$101.58 as low as $86.34

5.015 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tickets

1.0h 10 Max Leisurely

$39.47

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Vatican Highlights with Rome Walking Tour

5.5h 16 Max Rugged

$101.58

5.05 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Doge's Palace Venice Tour

2.0h 18 Max Leisurely

$62.05 as low as $55.85

5.028 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens & Pope's Summer Home Day ...

11.0h 15 Max Active

$119.64

5.020 reviews

Traditional Barcelona Food Tour with Tapas, Wine & Dinner
Up to 15 % off

Traditional Barcelona Food Tour with Tapas, Wine & Dinner

3.0h 12 Max Leisurely

$84.64 as low as $71.94

5.019 reviews

VIP Transportation

VIP Transportation

Hidden Venice Tour with Secret Gardens and Grand Canal Bo...

3.0h 11 Max Leisurely

$107.22

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 10 % off

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

1.0h Private Leisurely

$45.11 as low as $40.60

5.02 reviews

Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Day Trip from Paris to the Champagne Region

10.0h 18 Max Active

$180.62

5.022 reviews

The Super Expensive Paris Food Tour

The Super Expensive Paris Food Tour

3.0h 6 Max Leisurely

$333.13

5.08 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Private Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

3.0h Private Active

$78.99 + $338.72 base price

5.07 reviews

PRIVATE HELICOPTER DAY TRIP

PRIVATE HELICOPTER DAY TRIP

Luxury Helicopter Tuscan Wine Day from Rome

8.0h Private Leisurely

$846.94 + $7,848.29 base price

5.05 reviews

Skip the Line
Up to 15 % off

Skip the Line

Complete Vatican Combo Tour with Sistine Chapel & Dome Climb

5.5h 16 Max Rugged

$107.22 as low as $91.14

4.99 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Privileged Entrance Colosseum with Rome Walking Tour

5.5h 16 Max Rugged

$93.67

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Flash Tour with Main Highlights

1.0h 18 Max Leisurely

$49.63

5.06 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Accademia Gallery Flash Tour with Statue of...

1.0h 18 Max Leisurely

$50.76

5.04 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Versailles Gardens Tour from Paris with Skip the Line Pal...

3.0h 15 Max Active

$83.51

4.96 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

History of Christianity Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistin...

8.0h 15 Max Active

$130.94

5.03 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Colosseum Arena Floor with Local Trastevere Food Tour Combo

7.0h 15 Max Active

$152.39

5.02 reviews

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Vatican Tour with Local Trastevere Food Tou...

8.0h 12 Max Rugged

$146.75

5.02 reviews

ONLY GROUP INSIDE

ONLY GROUP INSIDE

Exclusive Access St. Mark’s Basilica Night Tour with Unde...

1.5h 25 Max Leisurely

$95.93

5.01 reviews