Mat was a very dynamic, informative guide during our tour. My husband and I had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Florence in the future!
Florence is home to a heavy concentration of museums, architectural masterpieces, and Renaissance art—and on this small-group tour, you’ll get to see the major highlights in the space of a single day. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access at the Accademia Gallery (home to Michelangelo’s David) and the Uffizi Gallery. You’ll also see Florence's Duomo, visit the city’s most scenic streets, and learn the history from your guide.
This whirlwind tour of Florence kicks off in the morning. Meet your guide at a conveniently located starting point, and set off for the Accademia Gallery in the company of a small group.
Your skip-the-line tickets mean you’ll head straight inside. Get up close and personal with Michelangelo’s David, see examples of his other work, and learn more of the history from your guide.
Next, continue to Florence’s Duomo, renowned for its soaring dome designed by Brunelleschi. Admire the landmark’s exterior and then discover the Florence Baptistery, located just adjacent, and its immense bronze doors sculpted by Ghiberti. Stroll through the Piazza della Signoria and admire the sights and outdoor sculptures.
Then you have time at your leisure for a relaxing lunch (own expense). Once refreshed, you’ll head to the final stop of the day: the Uffizi Gallery, among Europe’s most esteemed art museums.
With skip-the-line access, head straight inside to the chronologically oriented galleries. The museum is home to a huge array of masterpieces: begin with early Renaissance works by Cimabue and Giotto and continue onwards to High Renaissance masterpieces by Botticelli and Raphael before finishing with baroque canvases by Caravaggio.
The tour concludes in front of the Uffizi Gallery.
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Ask for Matt! Utterly charming, we were very impressed with the passion and knowledge of the guide Matt, who did in fact, improve the day and add a huge amount to our enjoyment of Florence. Best guide I have had over many years travelling. As...More
To put this review in the right reference, I must say that I generally do NOT like group guided tours, the guides, waving their flag and leading the hoards of people (like cattle!), and watching people just bleary eyed walking around following the guide and...More
This is a good tour for anyone that is starting their vacation with a tour or two. It was a full day so we were exploring from 8:30 until 2/3 (with a break for lunch). Our guide was very knowledgeable about the artwork, but I...More