Florence (Livorno) Accademia Museum Excursion Reviews

An essential visit for Michelangelo's David alone, the Accademia Museum is no one trick pony. It also boasts an impressive array of other Renaissance masterpieces.
We decided to do this one on our own and it was the best idea.
We decided to do this one on our own and it was the best idea. Take the free shuttle from the pier to Livorno city. Then a block away is the bus to the train terminal (about 1.50 Euro and then the train to Florence 6.50 Euro. Everything ... Read More
We decided to do this one on our own and it was the best idea. Take the free shuttle from the pier to Livorno city. Then a block away is the bus to the train terminal (about 1.50 Euro and then the train to Florence 6.50 Euro. Everything ran smoothly and we were able to take our time in Florence and leave for the train when we were ready to head back. The bus was waiting at the train station, took us back to Livorno central where we took the free shuttle back to the ship. WAY better than $200 pp that the ship wanted. I also bought skip the line passes for Accademia online for about $18 pp so we didn't wait more than 15 min to get in. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A dream fulfilled by seeing David and the Leaning Tower all in one cruise!!
A dream fulfilled by seeing David and the Leaning Tower all in one cruise!!
A dream fulfilled by seeing David and the Leaning Tower all in one cruise!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
One of 3 we booked independently of the cruise line.
One of 3 we booked independently of the cruise line. Based on research and extensive planning. We booked skip-the-line tickets/reservations. Do your research. This is a must see stop in Florence!
One of 3 we booked independently of the cruise line. Based on research and extensive planning. We booked skip-the-line tickets/reservations. Do your research. This is a must see stop in Florence! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sam was our guide.
Sam was our guide. He did an excellent job getting us through the crowds of people and making sure the group was always together. His knowledge of Florence was exemplary.
Sam was our guide. He did an excellent job getting us through the crowds of people and making sure the group was always together. His knowledge of Florence was exemplary. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour.
Excellent tour. Enough time in Florence to see what we wanted to see, and extra hour in Pisa would have given us time to climb the tower.
Excellent tour. Enough time in Florence to see what we wanted to see, and extra hour in Pisa would have given us time to climb the tower. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Other than the awe inspiring David sculpture, the rest of the museum tour was mediocre.
Other than the awe inspiring David sculpture, the rest of the museum tour was mediocre.
Other than the awe inspiring David sculpture, the rest of the museum tour was mediocre. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A very full day, but totally worthwhile.
A very full day, but totally worthwhile. We saw the Statue David, did a walking tour and visited the Uffizi Museum. The tour also included lunch and our guide spoke excellent English.
A very full day, but totally worthwhile. We saw the Statue David, did a walking tour and visited the Uffizi Museum. The tour also included lunch and our guide spoke excellent English. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Must see statue of David and all Instrument museum
Must see statue of David and all Instrument museum
Must see statue of David and all Instrument museum Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We saw "David" in person.
We saw "David" in person. Our tour guides name was Daria and she was excellent. We had a great day walking around Florence.
We saw "David" in person. Our tour guides name was Daria and she was excellent. We had a great day walking around Florence. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved seeing the Accademia and the beautiful David.
Loved seeing the Accademia and the beautiful David. Wished I could have spent more time in El Duomo or the Ufizzi.
Loved seeing the Accademia and the beautiful David. Wished I could have spent more time in El Duomo or the Ufizzi. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was a great tour.
It was a great tour. Pisa is good for several photos but not much else. Florence is an interesting town with interesting history. Michael Angelo is a genius. His original David and other unfinished pieces at the Accademia are worth seeing.
It was a great tour. Pisa is good for several photos but not much else. Florence is an interesting town with interesting history. Michael Angelo is a genius. His original David and other unfinished pieces at the Accademia are worth seeing. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My husband took this Best of Florence tour, while I took a break.
My husband took this Best of Florence tour, while I took a break. He especially wanted to see David, and the tour did not disappoint. The RC tour handled all the details with no extra costs. Lunch was included in a quaint restaurant, ... Read More
My husband took this Best of Florence tour, while I took a break. He especially wanted to see David, and the tour did not disappoint. The RC tour handled all the details with no extra costs. Lunch was included in a quaint restaurant, and there was time for him to explore the town and pick up leather souvenirs. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
amazing stop, the excursion was a bit too long and tiring, too much free time but i guess it all ...
amazing stop, the excursion was a bit too long and tiring, too much free time but i guess it all depends what you want.
amazing stop, the excursion was a bit too long and tiring, too much free time but i guess it all depends what you want. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Paola picked us up at the cruise port.
Paola picked us up at the cruise port. She had a speaker system in her van so we could all hear on the drive. She was a plethora of knowledge. However, she seemed put off when the teens in our group would fade off and kept insisting on ... Read More
Paola picked us up at the cruise port. She had a speaker system in her van so we could all hear on the drive. She was a plethora of knowledge. However, she seemed put off when the teens in our group would fade off and kept insisting on their attention like a school teacher. Also, we told her we were not shoppers and she insisted on taking us to a perfume shop and leather shop which I felt was a waste of valuable time. My guess is she has a relationship with them since she is a local. She did take us for a lovely lunch though. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Our guide in Florence, Guido Sarzani of Tuscany in my Pocket, arranged our reservations and we ...
Our guide in Florence, Guido Sarzani of Tuscany in my Pocket, arranged our reservations and we skipped the lines and went right in. I would definitely do a private tour again. It is a small museum but with beautiful pieces of art and the ... Read More
Our guide in Florence, Guido Sarzani of Tuscany in my Pocket, arranged our reservations and we skipped the lines and went right in. I would definitely do a private tour again. It is a small museum but with beautiful pieces of art and the David is not to be missed if you are a lover of art! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Too crowded....need to go back when the crowds are not so bad.
Too crowded....need to go back when the crowds are not so bad. Also, had some issues while waiting in line to get into the Uffizi museum (rude museum employee).
Too crowded....need to go back when the crowds are not so bad. Also, had some issues while waiting in line to get into the Uffizi museum (rude museum employee). Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Get tickets early.
Get tickets early. Lines are long. The David is so impressive. Many other worthwhile treasures as well.
Get tickets early. Lines are long. The David is so impressive. Many other worthwhile treasures as well. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great to see Michelangelo's David.
Great to see Michelangelo's David. Much larger in size than imagined
Great to see Michelangelo's David. Much larger in size than imagined Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too much on excursion after two hour ride from ship.
Too much on excursion after two hour ride from ship. Waited in line for more than an hour. We had been on excursion of almost 4 hours and had done nothing as line to see David was so long. We broke off from tour group (as my son had ... Read More
Too much on excursion after two hour ride from ship. Waited in line for more than an hour. We had been on excursion of almost 4 hours and had done nothing as line to see David was so long. We broke off from tour group (as my son had studied abroad in Florence) and he showed us around. We saw a lot with him while our fellow tour just wandered around. Would not recommend booking this tour Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Another excellent driver who made certain we saw everything available to see even though one site ...
Another excellent driver who made certain we saw everything available to see even though one site was being refurbished and unavailable (Bobboli Gardens). I avoid Ponte del Vecchio like the plague in order to keep within budget, but we ... Read More
Another excellent driver who made certain we saw everything available to see even though one site was being refurbished and unavailable (Bobboli Gardens). I avoid Ponte del Vecchio like the plague in order to keep within budget, but we did drive past. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Michelangelo sculptures were stunning.
Michelangelo sculptures were stunning.
Michelangelo sculptures were stunning. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My husband & I paid $458 US Dollars for two people for LI1105A Florence, Statue of David, & Uffizi ...
My husband & I paid $458 US Dollars for two people for LI1105A Florence, Statue of David, & Uffizi Museum Princess shore excursion. After paying $4.60 USD for one bottle of water, we spent 90-minutes on a standard 48-person bus ... Read More
My husband & I paid $458 US Dollars for two people for LI1105A Florence, Statue of David, & Uffizi Museum Princess shore excursion. After paying $4.60 USD for one bottle of water, we spent 90-minutes on a standard 48-person bus with NO bathroom facilities. We waited with hordes of other tour groups & the general public to be be herded into the Galleria to use the bathroom “facilities” & see the David. Crowds, constant static, & competing audio from several other tour groups made it difficult to hear our tour guide. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises