Private Tour

Best of Florence in a Day Private Tour with David & Uffizi

Art & History
Duration: 6 Hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH

Visit the best of Florence in a day private tour with the expert knowledge of your art historian guide. Skip the line at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, two of Italy’s top-rated art museums. Explore the highlights and hidden gems in the heart of Florence that every first-timer and seasoned visitor want to see.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Art & History Lovers
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

Our best of Florence in a day private tour covers all the top sights, making it perfect for those with limited time but an endless appetite for art, culture and history! See Florence at your own pace with an inspiring guide, skip the line access to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries and guided a city stroll of the top outdoor sights, including the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.

See the Best of Florence in a Day Private Tour

For those with a short time but a huge appetite, our best of Florence in a day private tour is the perfect solution – offering you the chance to see all the top sights of Florence. Not only will you visit the two most important museums of Florence, you’ll get out and about at ground level to explore the architecture and history of the city. You’ll walk the Ponte Vecchio bridge, pass bustling piazzas and wander down quiet historic streets.

Florence City Walking Tour

Leisurely stroll the cobblestone streets and majestic squares of Florence while your guide helps you to truly understand what you see. Our Florence in a day private tour starts uncovering the city best outdoor artworks and most stubborn secrets. Your engaging guide, a local passionate about Florence, makes the sites come alive with tales of power, political intrigue, and treachery.


Discover why the Duomo marks the real birth of the Renaissance. Learn how to really look at architecture and appreciate just how daring Brunelleschi’s dome was. Hear about the shocking rivalry behind the Gates of Paradise at the Baptistery. Explore the Piazza della Signoria and see the Palazzo Vecchio, a symbol of the power, influence, and strength of the Medici family. As we walk, your guide prepares you for a visit to the famed Uffizi Gallery.

The Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery

Commissioned by Cosimo I de' Medici and crafted by Vasari, The Uffizi is one of the most visited museums in the world - with masterpieces from the 13th to 18th century. Once in the galleries, rather than racing through the corridors to view everything, our guide takes you on a hand-tailored route through the vast collections of the museum, guiding you to the most important works and enriching your experience with critical artistic insights.


With your guide’s help you can exult in the coloristic flourishes of such Italian Renaissance geniuses as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Other illustrious artists in the collection include Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and several ancient Roman sculptors, whose works were the very inspiration for their Renaissance successors.


Accademia & Michelangelo

About 20 minutes' walk from the Uffizi lies the other highlight of the day, the Academia Gallery where Michelangelo's 15-foot tall David still amazes visitors with its masterly carving technique and its potent aesthetic presence. As you marvel at this imposing statue, your guide reveals you the incredible stories associated and the context in which it was created. You will also spend some time with Michelangelo's Slaves, in order to develop the context that surrounded the artist’s work.



Don't miss this opportunity for an expert look at well-acclaimed masterpieces such as Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery and Botticelli's Spring at the Uffizi Gallery. Our handcrafted itinerary provides invaluable assistance in navigating the vast collections of two of Florence's main museums as well as its most iconic sights. Whether you're in the city for a day, or plan to use it as a base from which to explore Tuscany, this Florence in a day private tour is a wonderful way to maximize your precious holiday time.


  • Uffizi Gallery most important masterpieces by: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael
  • Michelangelo's David &  Michelangelo's Slaves in the Academia Gallery
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Duomo (exterior only)
  • The Baptistery Doors
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Il Porcellino
  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (exterior only)

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery with pre-reserved entry time
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Uffizi Gallery with pre-reserved entry time
  • Earphones in the guided visit at both museums if your group numbers more than 7 people

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Almost all the buildings, with the exception of the Academia and the Uffizi, will be viewed from the exterior only.
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location in the historic center. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This Best of Florence in a Day Private Tour is available on request any day except Mondays, Christmas Day, and January 1.
  • For safety reasons, both museums require visitors to pass through metal detectors before entering. While the general admission line is skipped, eventual lines at the metal detectors cannot be avoided.

Good to Know

  • Please note that the order in which we visit the museums will depend on the ticket availability to these galleries at the time of booking.
  • All members of your party must present at both museums a valid proof of identification prior to entrance (copies of passports or ID on your phone will be fine).
  • Make sure to only bring small handbags with you. The Accademia Gallery does not have cloakrooms or lockers therefore visitors with large bags and/or backpacks will not be allowed to enter.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Regretfully, this Best of Florence in a Day Private Tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

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  • Payment Policy
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  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Is this Best of Florence in a Day Private Tour suitable for families with young children?

Our experienced guides are passionate storytellers and specialize in bringing the works of art to life for young and old alike. However, if you are traveling with young children, we recommend you visit the museums on two different days to avoid museum overload.

Do we stop for lunch?

Yes. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities for lunch - you will be responsible to cover the cost. Your personal guide will be happy to provide you with personalized recommendations depending on what your tastes are. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a relaxing meal. Either is an option, but just know that if you sit down for a relaxing meal you might have to move faster to get in the rest of the sights.

Does the tour visit the inside of the Duomo?

You will see the Duomo, also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore from the outside and your guide will discuss its exterior and significance. However, the tour does not include a visit inside the Duomo because the Duomo does not offer skip the line tickets. Thus the entrance lines can be quite atrocious.

Can we organize this tour on a Monday?

Both the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery are always closed on Mondays, so that's perhaps a good day to consider either our Best of Florence Highlights Private Tour or our Florence Street Food Tour.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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