The Private Original David Tour - Guided Accademia Museum

Private skip-the-line entry to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture with our expert guides.

Michelangelo’s David Tour – The Real Life David – A Private David Tour

  • Visit the real original Michelangelo David sculpture
  • Did you know there are 3 copies of David in Florence? The original statue is in the Accademia Gallery
  • On this tour you’ll hear dramatic stories of Michelangelo’s commission and the very long journey of a discarded piece of marble which eventually became his masterpiece
  • With our guides you can get up close to the sculpture and discover details you wouldn’t on your own. Study the fingers, toes and facial features and what they mean or stories behind them.

The Private Original David Tour

  • Skip the line, fastest entry to the accademia gallery
  • Meet your guide who will take you through Florence to the gallery with fun and engaging stories
  • Ask as many questions as you like and engage with the guide directly

This Private David Tour includes:

  • An exclusive introduction to the Galleria dell’Accademia, containing Michelangelo’s masterpiece as well as other collections
  • The tales of Michelangelo’s life will be recounted to you, the tormented artist who while becoming a millionaire lived a poet, artist, and genius in poverty
  • David wasn’t created in a conventional way, you’ll hear about its creation and origin, why it took so long and the journey to its completion.
  • You’ll also discover Michelangelo’s other works and other collections in the museum
  • Learn about the poetry of the four slave sculptures, purposely unfinished writhing sculptures representing man’s eternal attempt to escape his physical restraints…to reach the divine, as the artist does.

For a very small group semi-private tour click here!


Firenze Card Partial Refund Available

If you’ve purchased a Firenze Card just email us after you have made your booking with your details.

For more information and buying the Firenze Card and whether it’s worth it for you, visit our blog with frequently asked questions, or visit the Firenze Card official site.

Tour Details

Sites Visited

The Accademia Gallery in Florence and the streets of Florence with Michelangelo’s traces

Highlights of the Original David Tour include:   

  • Enjoy the fastest possible access to the Accademia museum in the company of a great guide
  • See the David by Michelangelo, a must-see masterpiece in Florence considered by many as the greatest piece of art ever made
  • Our David tour will tell you about the amazing creation of Michelangelo’s statue plus an exclusive introduction to other works by Michelangelo
  • Discover the interesting history of the marble, where Michelangelo carved his famous statue and the original place it was supposed to be positioned
  • Hear about Michelangelo – a fascinating and difficult genius, a tormented poet and one of the most talented masters of the Renaissance who died a miserly multi-millionaire
  • Experience an exclusive introduction to his other famous works and much more
  • Accademia ticket price and museum reservation fees included in the price, with no hidden extras

PLEASE NOTE – Persons under 18 now are required to bring their original ID with them to the tour for museum entry

Looking for a Private Tour?

We can arrange The Original David Tour as an exclusive Private tour for you!

Not included:
Gratuities, drinks and snacks

Florence city center

Dress Code:
Comfortable shoes

This tour runs rain or shine

Meeting time

4:45 pm

Tour start Time



1 hour

We chose this time as the museum is less crowded. You can choose to stay in the museum until last closing time.

You may like to do our wonderful Learn How to Cook Florentine Steak Experience after the David tour. The restaurant is a 10-15  minute walk towards the Palazzo Vecchio.

Days and Dates:
Tuesday to Saturday throughout March to November (plus 2nd-5th Sundays from 1 April to 31 October).

Meeting Point

In our welcoming ArtViva office:

Via Sassetti, 1 – 2nd floor with an elevator

Find us on the corner of Piazza Davanzati, and round the corner from the old Odeon cinema, there is an ArtViva Walking Tours plaque on the wall.


You won’t have to wait in line with the rest of the visitors that do not have a reservation, there is a separate entrance for people who have skip-the-line reservation but you still have to go through security check and there might be a line for that.

Yes, you will be accompanied by one of the museum guards through a different entry.

Yes, you can combine this tour with the Original Florence Walk and the Uffizi tour to cover all the highlights of Florence, but we recommend spreading the tours over at least 2 days.

Yes, children of all ages are allowed on the tour.

The shared group tour runs in English only, but we can arrange private tours in other languages.

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