Florence the Magnificent: WALKING Tour + ACCADEMIA + UFFIZI + VASARI Corridor

Discover the treasures of Florence in one day, with a guided walking tour of the city and visiting the Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and learning about the Vasari Corridor

Highlights

Description

Get the chance to have a full taste of one of the most important and charming cities of the world heritage of the UNESCO.

Discover Florence as you pleasantly walk throught it and then visit the main Florence museums with a professional English speaking guide: meet David, the greatest Michelangelo’s masterpiece, then enjoy a variety of artists (Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and many others) at the Uffizi Gallery; finally learn the history and the secrets about the Vasari Corridor, the Medici family's secret passageway.

Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide.

Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence.

Our guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired: Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge, the secret Vasari Corridor and much much more.

Then enter the Accademia Gallery museum with a fast-track priority entrance ticket and discover the original Michelangelo's masterpiece that has become the symbol of Renaissance splendour. The David.

Admire it from every perspective, gaze in awe at David, that dominates the central gallery of the museum.
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 that killed Goliath and when it was unveiled, in 1504, it soon came to symbolize the defense of the civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic.

Admire also Michelangelo's famously unfinished sculptures - Prigioni and San Matteo.
The Accademia Gallery houses also many other masterpieces, both paintings and sculptures, from the Middle Ages to Renaissance, by the greatest artists, like Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Sarto and many more, which you will discover with your knowledgeable English-speaking guide.

Then move toward Signoria Square and enter the beautiful Uffizi Gallery, where you will enjoy an approx. 2.5-hour guided tour of the main rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, skipping the usual long lines. You will thus be able to view the main masterpieces by artists like GiottoBotticelliLeonardo da VinciMichelangelo, etc.
Finally our professional English speaking guide will lead you on a discovery external walk along the Vasari Corridor, the secret Corridor built by Giorgio Vasari ad commissioned by the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de' Medici in 1564, with the aim to build a path that would allow him and the Medici family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (Palazzo della Signoria, other side of the Arno river), passing above the famous Pontevecchio (the landmark of Florence).

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures at a super special price. Florence the Magnificent: the best way to discover the treasure of Florence in one day! 

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PLEASE NOTE - VASARI CORRIDOR CURRENTLY UNDER MAJOR RECONSTRUCTION.
In 2007 Florencetown was the first tour operator ever to open this hidden gem regularly to the public, making it possible for everybody to discover it. From December 2016 the Vasari Corridor will be closed to undergo a major reconstruction to highlight even better its architectural characteristics and add some safety exits. This will probably take all 2017.
Florencetown will be ready to lead guests again on our Vasari Corridor exclusive visits as soon as it will reopen, and in the meantime we think it’s absolutely worth it to still discover its history and secrets on our fascinating external guided walking tour along the Corridor, included in the third part of this tour.

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Departure

EVERY DAY at 10am (except mondays)

Duration

Approx. 8 hours

Period

ALL YEAR ROUND

Language

English

109 €

Instead of €127 save €18

Price Notes: SUPER DEAL! EUR 109 p.p. (adults) instead of 127
students 10% disc. / children 6-12 50% disc. / children 0-5 FREE

Inclusions

  • DISCOVER Florence and its renowned museums!
  • Only in English for the highest quality
  • Licensed and professional English speaking tour guide
  • Florence introductory Walking tour
  • Surprise tasting included
  • Accademia Gallery entrance (skip the long line) and tour
  • Uffizi Gallery entrance (skip the long line) and tour
  • Vasari Corridor discovery guided walk (external)
  • Earphones for bigger groups
People on this tour: min1 - max25

Meeting Point

FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP

Tour ends next to Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Garden.

Notes

Notes: Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
Even with the skip-the-line entrances, there are still compulsory security checks which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
Big bags, liquid bottles and large umbrellas will not be allowed inside the museums (ok small foldable umbrellas).

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PLEASE NOTE - VASARI CORRIDOR CURRENTLY UNDER MAJOR RECONSTRUCTION.
In 2007 Florencetown was the first tour operator ever to open this hidden gem regularly to the public, making it possible for everybody to discover it. From December 2016 the Vasari Corridor will be closed to undergo a major reconstruction to highlight even better its architectural characteristics and add some safety exits. This will probably take all 2017.
Florencetown will be ready to lead guests again on our Vasari Corridor exclusive visits as soon as it will reopen, and in the meantime we think it’s absolutely worth it to still discover its history and secrets on our fascinating external guided walking tour along the Corridor, included in the third part of this tour.

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Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

from 109 per person Instead of €127 Save €18

Price Notes: SUPER DEAL! EUR 109 p.p. (adults) instead of 127
students 10% disc. / children 6-12 50% disc. / children 0-5 FREE
Tour language: English

Period

ALL YEAR ROUND

Departure

EVERY DAY at 10am (except mondays)

Duration

Approx. 8 hours

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