Statue of David Evening Tour

See Michelangelo's David and tour the Accademia after hours without the crowds

Travel Flexibly 4.8 / 5 See All 19 Reviews · 1.50h 10 max · Florence, Italy

Want to see the famous Statue of David and explore the Accademia Gallery without the long wait and the big crowds? This tour lets you do just that! Skip the line and see one of Florence’s most iconic museums with a small group, and with all the stories and insights of an engaging local guide. Even better, this early evening tour gives you a quieter and more peaceful experience with far fewer tourists, and lets you connect more intimately with the gallery’s most celebrated artworks.

Tour Details
  • After-hours gallery access
  • A more intimate Accademia experience
  • Hidden gems
  • Halls of the Accademia
  • Michelangelo’s Statue of David
  • Florence by night

After meeting your small group and expert guide in the early evening in nearby San Marco Square, you’ll take a short walk to the Accademia Gallery, learning the museum’s rich history along the way. Once there, your skip-the-line tickets mean you can quickly head inside to start exploring.

With much smaller crowds at this time of day, you’ll be able to explore at a leisurely pace and really get up close and personal with the masterpieces and exhibits held within the gallery. The highlight, of course, is the chance for an unhurried, undisturbed viewing of Michelangelo’s iconic Statue of David!

Accademia and David Evening Tour Description

Your 1.5-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line evening tickets to the Accademia Gallery

  • After-hours access to the David and other exhibits

  • An engaging, English-speaking guide with art history expertise

  • A maximum group size of 10 people

Evening Tour of the Accademia Gallery

Your tour begins with skip-the-line entry to the Galleria dell'Accademia. After the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery is the most visited museum in Florence. This means that long lines are usually a sure thing. Luckily, we reserve your Accademia tickets ahead of time, Meaning that the only line you'll stand in is a short security line.

Your guide is an expert in bringing the gallery's masterpieces and exhibits to life with entertaining stories about their history and meaning, and they'll help you connect more closely with the stunning artwork you'll see tonight, including the most famous piece of all....

Please note: Short delays at the security check may occur during the busiest months, June and July. However, our team of experts works to prevent delays as much as possible.

Michelangelo's David

The highlight of the tour for most is the chance to see Michelangelo's iconic Statue of David without the huge crowds that usually surround it. When you enter the gallery in which the David stands, you'll immediately notice his height, beautiful smooth surface, and famously determined expression.

Your guide will explain how Michelangelo heroically carved this masterpiece out of a block of Carrara marble that no other artist wanted to touch. Make sure you take a good look at Michelangelo's hands and feet, as they're out of proportion as the David was supposed to be placed on top of the Florence Duomo.

Halls of the Accademia

Aside from Michelangelo's David, there's plenty more to see within the Accademia Gallery's walls. Your guide will show you all of the most celebrated exhibits, including Gipsoteca Bartolini, which is a large hall covered floor to ceiling in sculptures. There, you'll be transported back in time to a period when the Accademia was a teaching gallery. In this hall, you can find countless works that aspiring Florentine artists crafted.

You'll also be able to visit the Museum of Musical Instruments, Florentine Gothic Hall, as well as the Hall of the Prisoners. In these galleries, you'll become acquainted with early forms of Gothic art that paved the way to the Italian Renaissance period. 

Take Your Time and Explore the Collections

If you want to stay inside the Accademia Gallery after the conclusion of your evening tour, go right ahead! The gallery stays open for a little longer after the guided tour concludes, so take your time and revisit the David or your other favorite works of art.

 

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line evening tickets to the Accademia Gallery
After-hours access to the David and other exhibits
An engaging, English-speaking guide with art history expertise
A maximum group size of 10 people
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11 August 2022
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Rakan Al-Qubbaj

Our tour guide was incredible!
09 August 2022
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Martha Garcia

This was a wonderful way to see the amazing David and learn so much about all the other art at the museum. Our tour guide was punctual, knowledgeable and amazing and we really enjoyed our tour with her! Thank you!!! You made our visit, amazing!

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30 July 2022
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Liliana Hernandez

Our guide was okay. They were passionate about history but at times a little too much information was given. They would mention a city or person and then give a long history about that before returning to the original topic. There were lots of other interesting pieces of art in the museum but the guide only spoke about two other than The David.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At the big statue in San Marco Square. Our friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Since this is a walking tour, you'll need comfortable shoes. Large bags, backpacks, luggage and tripods cannot be brought into the Accademia Gallery. There is no coat check or space on-site to leave your belongings, therefore, please leave such items at your hotel.

What if I have doubts about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, your best bet is a Private Florence Tour. Private tours are more easily customized to the needs of people with reduced mobility.

Will the tour run if it rains?

Yes! We run tours rain or shine.

What to bring?

Since this is a walking tour, you'll need comfortable shoes. Large bags, backpacks, luggage and tripods cannot be brought into the Accademia Gallery. There is no coat check or space on-site to leave your belongings, therefore, please leave such items at your hotel.

Where to meet?

At the big statue in San Marco Square. Our friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

Is this tour "skip-the-line"?

Yes! We've pre-purchased your evening tickets so you'll skip the main admission line. You will still need to go through the security line, which is usually very quick although there can be slight delays during the busiest summer months.

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