Statue of David Evening Tour

See Michelangelo's David on a later tour of the Accademia Gallery with fewer crowds

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Want to see the famous Statue of David and explore the Accademia Gallery without the long wait and the big crowds? This tour lets you do just that! Skip the line and see one of Florence’s most iconic museums with all the stories and insights of an engaging local guide. Even better, this early evening tour gives you a quieter and more peaceful experience with far fewer tourists, and lets you connect more intimately with the gallery’s most celebrated artworks.

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  • After-hours gallery access
  • Breeze Past the Lines
  • See David at Night
  • Halls of the Accademia
  • Sculpture Hall
  • Gallery Masterpieces
  • After Hours in the Accademia

After meeting your small group and expert guide in the early evening in nearby Piazza Santissima Annunziata, you’ll take a short walk to the Accademia Gallery, learning the museum’s rich history along the way. Once there, your skip-the-line tickets mean you can quickly head inside to start exploring.

With much smaller crowds at this time of day, you’ll be able to explore at a leisurely pace and really get up close and personal with the masterpieces and exhibits held within the gallery. The highlight, of course, is the chance for an unhurried, undisturbed viewing of Michelangelo’s iconic statue of David!

Accademia and David Evening Tour Description

Your 1.5-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line evening tickets to the Accademia Gallery

  • After-hours access to the David and other exhibits

  • An engaging, English-speaking guide with art history expertise

  • A maximum group size of 18 people

Evening Tour of the Accademia Gallery

Your tour begins with skip-the-line entry to the Galleria dell'Accademia. After the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery is the most visited museum in Florence. This means that long lines are usually a sure thing. Luckily, we reserve your Accademia tickets ahead of time, meaning that you'll skip the general admission line with our shorter access line.

Your guide is an expert in bringing the gallery's masterpieces and exhibits to life with entertaining stories about their history and meaning, and they'll help you connect more closely with the stunning artwork you'll see, including the most famous piece of all.

Halls of the Accademia

Aside from Michelangelo's David, there's plenty more to see within the Accademia Gallery's walls. Your guide will show you all of the most celebrated exhibits, including Gipsoteca Bartolini, which is a large hall covered floor to ceiling in sculptures. There, you'll be transported back in time to a period when the Accademia was a teaching gallery. In this hall, you can find countless works that aspiring Florentine artists crafted.

You'll also be able to visit the Museum of Musical Instruments, Florentine Gothic Hall, as well as the Hall of the Prisoners. In these galleries, you'll become acquainted with early forms of Gothic art that paved the way to the Italian Renaissance period. 

Michelangelo's David

The highlight of the tour for most is the chance to see Michelangelo's iconic statue of David without the huge crowds that usually surround it. When you enter the gallery in which the David stands, you'll immediately notice his height, beautiful smooth surface, and famously determined expression.

Your guide will explain how Michelangelo heroically carved this masterpiece out of a block of Carrara marble that no other artist wanted to touch. Make sure you take a good look at David's hands and feet, as they're out of proportion as the statue was supposed to be placed on top of the Florence Duomo.

Take Your Time and Explore the Collections

If you want to stay inside the Accademia Gallery after the conclusion of your evening tour, go right ahead! The gallery stays open for a little longer after the guided tour concludes, so take your time and revisit the David or your other favorite works of art.

 

What you get with this tour
Passionate English-speaking guide
Skip-the-Line Accademia tickets
After hours access
Michelangelo's David
Enjoy fewer crowds
Max 18 people
Guide gratuity
Hotel pick-up
Food and drink
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

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.

What if I have doubts about my mobility?

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.

Will the tour run if it rains?

Yes! We run tours rain or shine.

What to bring?

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.

Is this tour "skip-the-line"?

Yes! We've pre-purchased your evening tickets so you'll skip the main admission line. You will still need to go through the security line, which is usually very quick although there can be slight delays during the busiest summer months.

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