A Walking Tour is a great way to see Florence, and catch all the major sights. Led by expert guides these tours give you an insider look at the city’s top sights and museums, allowing you to skip the queues at the same time. Here we look at a handful of our favourite tours that cover everything from the Duomo to the Medici Palaces.

Fascinating Florence Walking Tour

Let Florence’s history come to life on this 2 and 1/2 hour Guided Small-group Walking Tour. You’ll learn about Florence’s Medieval and Renaissance eras, see historic attractions close up, including the city’s most magnificent squares, the spectacular Duomo with Brunelleschi’s famous Dome.

HIGHLIGHT: Follow in the footsteps of Florence’s vibrant past and learn fascinating facts about Michelangelo and Da Vinci.

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Best of Florence Tour. Skip the line for Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia

This is a good value for money Small Group Tour of the Accademia Gallery. See Michelangelo’s incredible Statue of David and move on to a walking tour of Florence. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 19 people. There are audio headsets. And by booking ahead, you won’t waste any time queueing at the Accademia Gallery!

HIGHLIGHT: Skipping the line at the Accademia means you can fit more into your day.

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Statue of David at the Accademia Gallery – photo @pieroor on pixabay

Small Group Combo saver with Accademia and Uffizi Gallery

This Combo-Saver Walking Tour covers all of the city’s iconic sights in one day. You can skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David. Then see the great Duomo, and Florence Cathedral from the outside. Wander the historic streets of the city centre with insights from an expert guide. Then, end the day gazing at the masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery.

WHY BOOK THIS TOUR: This is a great tour to take if you’re pushed for time as you’ll see the most important sights in one day.

Book your seat on the double-decker Florence tour bus. Get a great view of the city including the Duomo, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! The best part? You can hop on and off whenever you like.

Renaissance & Medieval Florence Walking Tour

History lovers, we’ve found the perfect tour for you. This 2.5-hour Morning Walking Tour of the city uses a expert local guide. It takes in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood, the Basilica of San Lorenzo and takes you past the exterior of Florence’s magnificent Duomo. The tour is rounded off with a trip to Piazza della Signoria, Porcellino Market, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and more!

YOU’LL LOVE THIS: informative tour that makes Florence’s history come to life.

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Florence Footsteps of the Medici Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the Medici on this fascinating Tour. Starting at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first headquarters of the Medici family, you’ll move on to the square of San Lorenzo Church, and the Medici Chapels containing Michelangelo’s New Sacristy and his Medici Tombs. The tour then takes you across the river on the Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district and the imposing Palazzo Pitti – the last residence of the Medici family.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS: Get an interesting look at Florence through the history of their most famous family.

Medici Chapel – photo @DEZALB on pixabay

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