We had a wonderful time in Italy. Your guides were fantastic. Marco was extremely knowledgeable about Florence and all of the art and architecture in the City. He was able to engage my 80-year-old parents and my teenage sons. Stephania was a fabulous guide in Pompeii. She had tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the subject matter and really made ancient Pompeii come to life for us. Lucia was just as fabulous as Marco and Stephania. She had lots of great things to tell us about Rome, ancient life in Rome, Roman history and all of the art and architecture. Her tour of the Vatican was superb. My whole family can’t stop talking about how great all of your guides were. They really made the trip. All of your drivers were extremely friendly and accommodating. I will recommend your tour company to everyone! Thank you!
Real David Florence tour is private, offering the one-on-one attention required to experience the famous statue of Michelangelo and its city at your own pace. Learn the story behind David history and understand Michelangelo genius. Get the Michelangelo experience. Walk in his shoes through the streets the artist lived. Experience key sites connected with the artist in the hands of an inspired guide. Real David Florence tour incorporates the major outdoor city sights and culminates in visiting the Academia.
Skip the line at the Academia Gallery home to the original David. Learn about the techniques involved in its creation. Marvel at its perfect beauty. Feel David comes alive. Your guide reveals the extraordinary events behind this celebrated masterpiece. Real David Florence tour is an enriching journey into an extraordinary life. Contact us for availability and pricing.
* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Top Attractions and Hidden Corners
* Academia Skip the Line Access
* Best Photo Ops
Calling all history buffs and Michelangelo lovers alike! Real David Florence tour is 100% private ensuring a personal experience catered to your interests and passions. Go straight into the Academia skipping the line. Enjoy unlimited attention from your expert guide who brings Michelangelo and his extraordinary period to life.
Live in history. Discover the real spots where Michelangelo met with Renaissance artists. Learn curiosities about Michelangelo and his rival Leonardo. Enter the Academia collecting his masterpieces. Hear the storied history behind David. The statue attracts the most attention within the museum. Made of an irregular block of marble the statue portrays the biblical King David before his battle against Goliath. Gaze at the artist other celebrated unfinished works. Although David is the star attraction, here you will also admire four unfinished marble statues called the Slaves, or Prisoners. Find out why the artist never finished them.
How it Works
The Academia closes on Mondays, Christmas Day, January 1st, August 15th. The Academia is free on the first Sunday of every month. There is NO skip the-line access on these days. To ensure a quality experience we do not organize Real David Florence tour on these days.
We will get the tickets ahead of time so that you will not have to wait in any lines. During the booking process, you will be able to tell our Italian-based team when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences. Advance reservations are essential.
Safety Alert. At the Academia security measures including metal detectors have been introduced. Due to increased security measures, some lines may form on tours with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry to the museum may be long during peak seasons and holidays. All visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors. This cannot be skipped and a lengthy line can form. We can skip the ticket line but not the security checkpoint that applies to all visitors, including those with skip the line access. To facilitate the security checks plan accordingly. Do not bring backpacks or luggage into the museum. Small handbags are fine. Please, consider leaving any items that need to be checked by security at the hotel to speed entry.
Do you combine people to share the tour?
All our tours are private and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups
Do we skip the line to enter the Accademia Gallery?
Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Please Note: Due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry the museum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Please Note: Skip the line Academia Gallery tickets sell out fast. Advance reservations are essential.
What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?
We are NOT liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds will be issued.
Florence museums are subject to occasional last minute closures without notice due to assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. If it happens your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given. While we regret this inconvenience, the unforeseen closure of the Academia Gallery is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.
In the case of a gallery being closed, your guide will take you to another section of the museum instead and will do everything possible to make appropriate adjustments but if it is not possible to complete a part of the tour we regret that no compensation can be offered.
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My overall experience was very good. I have to say that the BEST was the person I never met that was Ann, who coordinated everything via email. She responded immediately, even on Sundays, resolved all our issues and helped in every possible way.
The tour guides where nice and courteous, but with everything involving humans some where better than others. Our tour guide in Florence was very knowledgeable!
I would definitely recommend it to my friends!
Hello. I apologize for this tardy reply, but did want to get back to you about our tour. Everything about the experience was excellent, and I thought the tour was a good value. Our guide (Lucia) was terrific the perfect mix of energy and humor for our kids, and knowledge and insider info for the adults. My husband was skeptical about getting a private guide but was very pleased with how it turned out and agreed it was the best way. My 11 year old daughter cites our Vatican tour as the highlight of our trip to Rome. And my 6 year old son still can tell people how many heads he counted in the gallery with Lucia! I appreciated how quickly I was able to make the arrangements with your office (less than a week before our visit) and also I appreciated that before Lucia said goodbye to us she made sure we knew how to continue to explore St. Peters (we wanted to climb to the top of the dome) and she did not just abandon us at the exit from the Sistine Chapel.
Overall it was terrific, and just writing this makes me want to start planning our next trip back. I would absolutely recommend your company to anyone visiting Rome! Many thanks,