Florence city sightseeing with fast track tickets

See all 4 'must-see' sights in the city of Florence in one day on choice of tours

The Duomo Florence (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiori - the Duomo

For most visitors to Florence, time is the enemy. Perhaps the majority of visitors stay no longer than 2 days, many struggle to find a day in their itinerary.

For the mainstream first time visitor to Florence, there are 4 "must see" sights in the city that you can just about do justice to, in one full day.

For longer stays these four attractions will form the backbone of your visit. If you have a keen interest in art and architecture you'll need a minimum of 2 days.

The Duomo (cathedral) and Ponte Vecchio are the two landmark attractions that will make even the most travelled reach for their camera.

These two landmarks are supported by two blockbuster galleries.

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's finest and after the Vatican Museum is the most visited museum/gallery in Italy.

The Accademia Gallery is much smaller but has the show stopping exhibit of the world famous Michelangelo's Statue of David.

For the mainstream visitor around 90 minutes at each is probably going to be enough, for the person with a real interest in art set aside at least 3-4 hours for the Uffizi.

All four attractions are in the historic centre of Florence, you can walk between all four in 20 minutes, and walking is really your only viable way of getting around the centre.

Queues for the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery are very long, you really do need to purchase tickets in advance if visiting independently.

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Florence city tours, time efficient and informative

For the mainstream tourist with just a day or so in Florence a city sightseeing tour is a very time efficient and convenient way of seeing as much as possible. All of the tours also look after the fast track admission tickets that make things so much better.

Best of Florence half day tour: Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery and Florence Duomo

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Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

  • Leisurely walking tour around Florence's historic centre with your guide.

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

This small-group Florence walking tour includes skip-the-line entry to the prestigious Accademia and Uffizi galleries with a stop at the Duomo mid-way between the two galleries.

Start your morning bypassing the line with your skip-the-line ticket, enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Check out Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous statue in the world!

Then set off on a leisurely walking tour around Florence's historic centre with your guide. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge offering beautiful views of the Arno River, and stroll through Piazza della Signoria.

Now head to the Duomo for a tour of this stunning building, officially known as Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Learn about the Duomo's history from your guide.

After lunch (not included), join your guide outside the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, and bypass the queues with your skip-the-line entrance ticket.

Gaze at masterpieces by renowned Italian artists; your guide will help you interpret these complex works of art.

Your afternoon tour ends with a walk along the gallery's rooftop terrace to enjoy panoramic views of Florence.

Florence City Centre, Italy


florence city centre
Guided walking tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery & Accademia Gallery

• Skip-the-line access to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries  • See Michelangelo's David • Walking tour of Florence's city centre • Small group up to 17 people

Florence full day city and hills - combine top views with the main city attractions

Florence skyline
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the beautiful Florence
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned coach with guide

  • View the city from its best viewpoint Piazzale Michelangelo and admire the panorama

  • See the cities main attractions close-up

  • Skip-the-line ticket to Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

  • Lunch available as an optional extra

Hop inside an air-conditioned coach at the meeting point in central Florence and travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, a gorgeous square that offers magnificent panoramas of the city.

Then, on to Florence city centre and stroll to the Accademia Gallery where you have skip-the-line tickets. The gallery’s most famous exhibit is Michelangelo’s David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture - surely a highlight of the day.

Then, set off on a city walking tour following your guide along the winding pathways until you come to the Duomo, (Cathedral). The Duomo's appearance is like no other cathedral, again an image you will never forget.

The afternoon starts with you back into your comfortable seat aboard the coach for a panoramic bus ride to the hilltop Etruscan village of Fiesole, to enjoy unparalleled views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Then head back to Florence city centre.

See more major city sights including the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and admire the replica of Michelangelo’s David before arriving at the Uffizi Gallery.

With your skip-the-line ticket, head directly inside the Uffizi Gallery for a guided tour of some of the gallery’s most famous pieces. The tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace, where you can enjoy an amazing and exclusive view of the city’s most spectacular monuments.

Florence skyline, Italy


florence skyline
Guided walking tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery & Accademia Gallery + lunch

• Timed entry to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries  • See Michelangelo's David • Lunch option available • Walking tour of Florence's city centre • Panoramic tour with expert guide

Hop-on hop-off Florence open top sightseeing bus

City Sightseeing bus, Florence
City Sightseeing bus, Florence

The classic open top hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is alive and thriving in Florence and is operated by City Sightseeing who operate their red sightseeing buses in a number of Italian cities.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. Two routes are included in the price and your ticket is valid for unlimited travel for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

The service operates year round, even in mid-winter there is an hourly service. In the peak summer months frequencies are every 15 minutes and operate as late as 11pm.

Florence City Sightseeing bus


florence skyline
Uffizi Gallery & Accademia Gallery

• Hop-on-hop-off bus tour  • Free wi-fi aboard bus • Mobile app "Sightseeing experience" • App giving walking tour in 5 languages


Popular Tours in & around Florence

Florence Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Tour

24 hr, 48 hr and 72 hr tickets

From €25

Best of Florence Half Day Walking Tour

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From €91

Full Day Highlights Tour of Florence

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From €49

Accademia Gallery Guided Small Group Tour

Home to the original statue of David by Renaissance genius Michelangelo

From €49

Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

Experience the world-famous gallery’s Renaissance highlights and architecture.

From €49

Accademia + Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

Small group guided tour of the two major galleries in Florence

From €91

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Florence Fast Track Entrance Tickets

Accademia Gallery Fast Track Entrance Tickets

Home to the original statue of David by Renaissance genius Michelangelo. View ticket option


Uffizi Gallery Fast Track Entrance Tickets

1,500 pieces of art including Michelangelo. View ticket options


Pitti Palace Fast Track Entrance Tickets

Renaissance masterpieces, including Raphael, Titian and Rubens. View ticket options

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From €75

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