A full morning tour experiencing the history of Florence and the art of Michelangelo. A luxury minivan will take you to Piazzale Michelangelo with splendid views of the city, you'll explore the Accademia including the statue of David, and enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic centre of Florence.
Your English-speaking driver will take you up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire a wonderful view of the city from its most famous hilltop.
You'll then move on to the Accademia Gallery, with a including a viewing of Michelangelo's David as well as great works by other artists
The walking tour includes an outdoor visit to the San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: the Baptistery with the famous Porta del Paradiso and the Cathedral with its Brunelleschi's iconic Cupola and Giotto’s bell tower. You'll continue along Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, on to the bustling Mercato della Paglia where you can rub the nose of the famous 'porcellino' (pig) and toss a good luck coin into the fountain!
Then to Piazza Signoria, dominated by the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio, then following the outside of the Vasari Corridor to the romantic Ponte Vecchio and it's renowned jewellery shops.
The minivan tour is conducted by an English speaking driver, the walking tours are available in English 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 8.15 in the morning (meeting point at 8.00) and finishes at around 12.30 PM.
For groups of more than eight 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.
Please note that the order of the visits may change.
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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