Florence, the "cradle of the Renaissance," is a city that gave birth to thousands of gorgeous artistic masterpieces and thousands of ideas.  Among all these you certainly don't want to miss seeing Michelangelo's David in the Accademia Gallery!

Make the most of your time in Florence on this privae tour, especially planned to offer you and your family or group of friends, an exclusive and breathtaking artistic experience.  Meet your dedicated private English-speaking guide, a licensed professional specialized in art and art history, and set off to discover the magnificent Accademia Gallery.  Enjoy the privilege of priority reserved entry, which allows you to avoid the longest queues.

Located in the heart of town, the Accademia Gallery is home to one of the world's most famous artworks: Michelangelo's David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture.  Originally placed beside Palazzo Vecchio, the city town hall, the statue was transferred to the Accademia from Piazza della Signoria in 1873.  Sculpted in marble by young Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504, the statue symbolizes the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. 

After delving into the history and artistic value of David, enjoy admiring Michelangelo's famous unfinished statues - the Prisoners, St. Matthew and the Pieta - and, time permitting, the other artworks on display.  Among these are remarkable 13th to 16th century religious paintings, 19th century plaster sculptures and a collection of antique musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory.

We also offer a small group version of this tour, priced per-person.  For that option, please click this link: Accademia Gallery Small Group Masterclass.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 2 Persons Only):
$365.60
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 3 Persons Only):
$440.89
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 4 Persons Only):
$513.99
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 5 Persons Only):
$588.18
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 6 Persons Only):
$666.74
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 7 Persons Only):
$739.84
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 8 Persons Only):
$810.76

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Tour / Activity Details

90 minutes
8:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm - Tuesday through Sunday

7 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Private tour pricing is PER GROUP for the number of persons specified (2 to 8).  Rates are in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Covid-19 Protocols Updates

  • Currently, all European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums, as well as every indoor bar and restaurant
  • For guests arriving from outside Europe, the following items must be provided for entrance - 1) proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance, and 2) a document of recognition.
  • Those who do not possess the specified documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.
  • The wearing of a face mask is currently mandatory in all indoor public spaces in Italy.

 

More Tour Details

The David was sculpted by a very young Michelangelo (in his twenties) entirely from a single block of local Carrara marble and it's 5.17 metres tall (17 ft).  It represents the biblical hero David who killed Goliath.  When it was unveiled in 1504, it soon came to symbolize the defense of the civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic.  Discover this sculpture masterpiece enjoying the personalized attention that only an exclusive small group private tour like this can provide.  Your art expert will reveal all the secrets about David and the other masterpieces hosted in this museum - a truly immersive experience that will bring David to life!

At the end of the tour, you can exit the museum or decide to remain inside to continue visiting it on your own, as long as you want until closing time.

Highlights

  • Private walking tour
  • Skip the long lines and avoid the crowds

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery entry
  • Private English-speaking licensed guide

Important Notes

  • During the ordering process, you must agree to provide specific emailed agreement to the guides' standard Rain Policy and Terms and Conditions, which will be sent to you along with your E-Ticket.
  • Please specify any special need or impaired mobility on the Order Form and guides will do their best to accomodate them.
  • Please note that even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
  • Large bags are not allowed inside the museum.
  • Bottles of liquid are not allowed inside the museum.
  • This tour runs rain or shine.

7 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Private tour pricing is PER GROUP for the number of persons specified (2 to 8).  Rates are in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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