A three and a half hour guided tour of Florence city which also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's David. The tour begins with some panoramic views across the city before discovering the cathedral area on foot after visiting Michelangelo's statue of David, skipping any queues on the day.
The tour begins with a drive up the delightful Etruscan hilltop town of Fiesole, then on via the romantic Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo, a strategic viewpoint that offers open views across the splendid skyline of Florence to the hills beyond. Then it's a drive back down the hill and into the historic city centre to the Accademia, where you'll bypass the queues and head straight in to view Michelangelo's famous David, as well as some other works by the great artist.
Next comes a walking tour of the area around the cathedral (Duomo). This takes in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso, the cathedral with the magnificent Cupola (dome) by Brunelleschi, and Giotto's bell tower (campanile).
Tours are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and occasionally are conducted in two languages. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets. The tour heads off at 8.30 in the morning (meeting point at 8.15) and finishes at around 12.15 PM.
For groups of more than six people it is obligatory to use the 'Whisper' audio system. Your guide will be talking into a small microphone and you'll each be listening on special earpieces. This is included in the price. The tour will never number more than 20 people in high season, and 25 in low season.
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve a guided tour, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you to the venue and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!
The price includes the entrance tickets, transport, the guide and the audio system that is compulsory for groups of more than ten people - this is necessary to avoid a battle-to-be-heard between various tour groups.
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