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Skip the line to the most famous masterpiece of Michelangelo: The David, and the history of the Accademia Gallery

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Guided Tour
skip the line
1.15 hours
This tour route is completely barrier free


Adult: 43€

Children under the age of 6 are FREE

Tour Description

See one of Michelangelo’s most famous works of art on an intimate guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Discover the hidden gems of the Gallery as your guide narrates the Fiorentine’s history and sheds lights into other artworks. Experience Michelangelo’s master piece from a close distance : The breath-taking David; admire David’s marble chiselled body, prominent veins, and perfect anatomy.

Immerse yourself into the Grand Ducal collection, enjoy the original handmade “Medici violin” and many others instruments that played an important role in the official celebrations of the Medicean Court.

At the end of the guided tour you will have the possibility to stay inside the Museum until closing time.


  • Hall of the Colossus
  • Museum of Musical Instruments
  • Hall of the Prisoners
  • The Tribune
  • The David by Michelangelo
  • Gipsoteca Bartolini: 19th century plaster casts
  • Florentine Gothic Painting
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What's Included

  • Small group, guided tour of the Accademia Gallery, The David by Michelangelo, the prisons and St. Matthew
  • Exclusive skip the line entrance
  • Tickets
  • Live commentary via audio headset


  • Tour of the Accademia Gallery without lines
  • Michelangelo's marble masterpiece inside the Gallery: The David
  • Expert guide to lead your small group experience
  • Access to all the rooms inside the Accademia Gallery

Available Languages

  • English
  • Spanish


"Vatican Museum Tour"

We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.

gbugs67, Gen 2017

"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"

Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!

smbAlbany_NY, Dec 2017

"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "

We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.

lefaucheu, May 2017

"Best guided tour that i ever had!"

In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!

Daniel C, May 2017

"Best idea!!"

Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!

anahí C, Dec 2017