Florence Walking Tour City Highlights with David & Duomo | Semi-Private
LivTours Florence Walking Tour City Highlights with David & Duomo is a perfect tour to immerse yourself in this charming Renaissance city. LivTours’ exclusive semi-private tours means that you will tour with no more than five other travelers, giving you direct access to your guide and enriching your visit. Florence is a very walkable city thanks to its relatively small footprint, and this walking tour makes for a great introduction to this culturally rich and exciting city; including priority access, so no waiting in lines, into the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s Sculpture of David.
While it’s obvious that The Statue of David is the highlight of this tour, it is by no means the only memory you will bring home with you from LivTours’s Florence Walking Tour. Your expert tour guide will expose you to a side of Italy that we as Italians cherish most while simultaneously making sure you don’t miss out on any of the must-see attractions. You’ll have a lovely walk which will include most of the historic sites of Florence and end up at one of the masterpieces which you have dreamed of seeing in one of Florence’s most prestigious galleries. This tour is designed to optimize your time and ensure that you get the most out of your tour – no lines to wait on and a small group of six people, so walking around town and through crowded museums is quick and comfortable.
LivTours Florentine guides are passionate about the place they call home and are excited to share all their knowledge. A semi-private tour with an expert guide means no scripts or audiotapes, just natural conversation with a knowledgeable source sharing Florence’s historic streets, astounding architecture, and vibrant culture; allowing you to really connect to the heartbeat of this delightful city.
- See the highlights of Florence on this semi-private tour (max 6) with an expert guide
- Enjoy a stroll through the birthplace of Renaissance advancements, architecture & art
- Revel in the luxury of having priority access tickets to see Michelangelo's David
- Soak up the vivid colors of the most important Renaissance masterpieces in the world
- Admire the 17 foot marble sculpture of Michelangelo’s David without waiting in line
Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.
Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)
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Your Semi-Private FlorenceWalking Tour begins at Piazza della Signoria, an outdoor museum of history, where you will meet your LivTours expert guide. You will start your stroll through the medieval streets where famous artists like Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and some of Italy’s most renowned artists once called home. As you walk and talk, you will soon be in Palazzo Vecchio where you will admire a replica of Michelangelo’s David, giving you a taste of what is to come later on in your tour!
On this semi-private tour, your next stop is on the renowned medieval bridge known by Italians as Ponte Vecchio, a vantage point for admiring the view of the Arno River. Your guide will make sure you have time to take photos in this charming spot or browse the local jewelry shops nestled along both sides of the bridge. Once you read to move on, your guide will walk with you to the very center of Florence, the Piazza della Repubblica, which once housed the Roman Forum, but today the square is lined with great cafes and a central meeting point for Florentines. This Florence walking tour is an ideal way to truly understand the many layers of Italy’s history from ancient Rome to the Renaissance to modern-day.
Next, it is on to the Cathedral of Florence, known by the locals as the Duomo. Take a moment to soak up the beauty of this icon of Florence with all it’s detailed decorative faces in white, green, and red marble, while you learn about the talented architect Filippo Brunelleschi from your expert guide. Depending on crowds, you and your semi-private tour will enter the Cathedral to view the marvelous interior and the stunning frescos. No visit to the Duomo of Florence is complete without admiring the Baptistry, a small building just in front of the main doors to the Duomo. Take time to admire Michelangelo’s golden Gates of Paradise. These three-ton bronze doors have been revered not just due to their sheer size, but thanks to the gold reliefs which serve to tell the story of the Old Testament – a truly unique Renaissance masterpiece.
This tour ends by visiting the gem of Renaissance sculpture – Michelangelo’s David. Made from one piece of leftover marble, this 17-foot sculpture was created when Michelangelo was just 29 years old. Your expert art history guide will then tell you stories of Michelangelo and his time in Florence, and how the Statue of David came to be.
UPGRADE YOUR TOUR & ADD THE DUOMO OR BELL TOWER CLIMB
Add the possibility of climbing the Duomo of Florence 30 minutes after the tour is over. By adding the optional add-on, we will provide you with skip-the-line timed tickets to climb the Duomo after the tour is over. In case the Duomo is sold out, you will be able to climb the magnificent bell tower of the Church. In addition, the tickets also include access to the Museo del Duomo. Please bear in mind that these are subject to availability and that we will need the full name and dates of birth of all participants in order to secure your climbs.
- Piazza della Signoria
- Ponte Vecchio
- Leather Market & Porcellin
- Via del Corso
- Piazza Repubblica
- Duomo (from outside on walking portion)
- Accademia & Highlights
- Michelangelo's David
- Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
- There is no photography allowed in some or all areas of this tour.
- Backpacks are not permitted in the museum.
- Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with this itinerary proposed in this tour. In order to ensure a barrier-free tour with alternative routes, please book the private version of this tour.
- The Florence Cathedral is an active church and can be closed unexpectedly for liturgical ceremonies.
- Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!
Must show Vaccination or Negative test for Italy & France ToursFor all France and Italy tours that include an indoor activity, a museum or an archeological park visit, it is now National Law in both countries, to present a covid-19 vaccination card OR negative covid-19 test result from the past 48 hrs accompanied by your personal ID to the local authorities for all adults over the age of 12. Lack of ability to present such documentation may result in loss of tour and funds lifting LivTours from all responsibilities.
A wonderful way to experience Florence
"Florence is the perfect place for a walking tour. You can reach the major attractions easily and many of the streets are for pedestrians only so it's actually very enjoyable. Our guide Raffaela was one of the best we've ever had. She's a local and knows everything about Florence, its history, the many famous people and artists and all of their works. She gave us wonderful insight into what Florence would have been like during its Renaissance period (for which it is so well known) as well as what it is like to live there today. She was wonderful company and we ended the tour feeling like we were saying goodbye to an old friend. We definitely rate this tour 5 stars (more, if it were possible) and encourage you to book it."
BettyAnn - USA
This tour makes the difference!
"We fell in love with Florence! It's not hard to do since the city is a jewel. But Raffaela, our guide, made the whole experience so much more personal and memorable, we know now that our day in Florence wouldn't have been even half as good if it hadn't been for this tour. Thanks Raffe!"
RoxAnn - USA
Walking tour in Florence
"We were staying in Rome but took a day trip to Florence. Since we had heard that Florence is a great city for a walking tour, we decided to book this tour and we were very happy we did! Sara was our lovely guide and walking around this beautiful city and chatting with her about its history and art, was like spending the day with an old friend. There were only 4 of us in our group so the whole experience was very intimate and personal. We passed big groups trudging after their guide as he/she gabbed away over the headsets and BOY were we happy we weren't one of them!! We recommend you book this tour if you want to have a beautiful and unforgettable experience in Florence!"
Sherri - USA
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