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Florence Essentials: The City in a Day

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Skip the line at Accademia and the Uffizi galleries!
  • See one of Michelangelo’s crowning achievements: The statue of David!
  • View Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus!
  • Stop by the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, and more!
  • Meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide!
  • Overview

    Skip the line at two of Florence’s most popular attractions during Florence Essentials: The City in a Day!

    With Florence Essentials: The City in a Day tickets, you’ll gain access to the top 2 Florence attractions in record time. Anybody who has visited Florence knows that the line for Accademia and the statue of David can wrap all the way around the building. It can take over 3 hours just to get inside. But, during Florence Essentials: The City in a Day, you can walk right through the front doors like you’re a member of the Medici family. And, that alone makes this experience one of the best things to do in Florence!

    Meet your expert guide in the middle of Piazza San Marco before waltzing into Accademia Gallery. The statue of David dominates the entire space with its sheer size and widely recognized beauty. It’s generally considered to be one of the best statues ever created. But, you’d be remiss if you skipped past some of Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures of slaves or prisoners and head straight to David. One can’t help but wonder how these pieces would look when completed. Listen as your friendly guide explains the importance of all the artwork in Accademia, including some beautiful Renaissance religious paintings.

    Then, back out on the streets of Florence, enjoy a narrated tour of Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and that crown jewel of the Florence skyline…the Duomo! Listen in on your headsets as you learn why these structures were built, what went in to their construction, and how they have fared over the centuries.

    Finally, pass right through the velvet ropes at the immensely popular Uffizi Gallery. You’ll enjoy the expansive collection of Italian masterpieces, as well as some important works from other famous European artists. Check out Michelangelo’s The Holy Family, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi, Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch, Rembrandt’s Self-portrait as a Young Man, and many, many more! But, the star of the show is, without question, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. This Italian masterpiece alone is worth the Uffizi’s entry fee. As one of the most recognizable paintings on Earth, it has become a must-see during any Florence trip. And, the best part is that you don’t have to wait in line to see it! Skipping the line is what to do in Florence!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday


    4 hours

    Start time

    8:45 am

    Meeting Point

    By the statue in the middle of Piazza San Marco

    Ending Point

    Exit of the Uffizi Gallery

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Florence Essentials: The City in a Day
    • A 4-hour tour covering Florence’s two hottest attractions  
    • Skip-the-line Admission to Accademia Gallery 
    • Skip-the-line Admission to the Uffizi Gallery 
    • Friendly, local tour guide 
    • Headsets


    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 48 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.

    There will be a group size of 25 people or less per guide.

    Gratuities to guides are appreciated, but never obligatory.

    No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after the tour has started.

    Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers on this tour.

    Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.