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lmf0011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a great tour! It was worth going with a tour guide because she knew the ins and outs of the museum. There was one stop on the tour where people were not allowed into a room because it was felt the humidity would be too much for the items inside. People could only view it from the three doorways that surrounded the room. The first doorway was incredibly overcrowded and it would have been near impossible to get a look inside. The second doorway was also crowded but the third doorway had just a few people looking in. Our tour guide led us straight to the third doorway. The stories about some of the paintings in other parts of the museum are very interesting. I got to know more about the Medici families and how they lived. However, it's also nice to go back at the end of the tour and look at how amazing it was to paint some of the pictures. My 19 year old daughter was not that impressed but I think it has more to do with her age. I'd recommend getting something to eat or drink at the café in the museum. My husband and daughter spent some time lingering at the café table while I went back to see some other paintings.

Steve United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Great tour! Very happy we did it. Be aware that even though it is a skip the line tour, it still took 30 minutes in line just to get inside the museum. Still very much worth it because without this it would have taken hours. The guide was knowledgeable and helped us navigate the museum and lead us to it's most famous masterworks. My 9-year old loved it and so did the rest of the family. Well worth the money. Thank you!

torill.krogsater

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was great experience, all went perfect with headphones and very skilled and nice guide.
I highly recommend such guided tour at Uffizi.

Michele B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This tour was absolutely wonderful! The tour director I believe his name was Alex is an Art Teacher, and he is incredibly knowledgeable about everything we were seeing, including the history and evolution of styles in both painting and sculpture. Anyone fortunate enough to tour the museum with him will find it to be a richly rewarding experience. I could not have been happier with it.

From an administration standpoint, the local contacts at the museum were friendly and efficient, and they got us organized and ready to begin the tour a couple of minutes early.

I expect to book many more tours with Viator. Based on my experience they are a first-class organization - and they have so many tours to choose from!

poohbear75089

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Guide was very interesting and knowledgeable, and skipping the line was great!

Debbie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Thank you Catarina for making our tour of the Uffizi Gallery so memorable! You are an incredible guide, full of passion, knowledge and so much humour! Thank you again!

Marianne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

We had a fantastic well informed guide. it was a small group so we were able to cover a few more paintings. i really appreciate the painting on the 2nd floor that she suggest we see on our own after the tour.

Denise S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Guide was knowledgable and personable. Good information.

Diane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Wonderful guide Elisa was exciting and knowledgeable

marshac.appel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Marco was terrific, and constantly making sure everyone could hear him well. Highly recommend this tour.

Neeti A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Excellent tour- just what we needed in the limited time w ehad there. Our guide, Marcello, was a fountain of knowledge and ensured we got the best view of all the painitngs, explaining the pictures as well as the history of Florence.

Monique A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We truly enjoyed this tour. Everything was very well organized. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Phillip A M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Excelent tour guide.

Calvin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We went early Sep 2015. Our payment was for a late day small group private tour,then a dinner afterwards in the square. A huge U shaped building allows much to see, simply stunning artwork. Another great guide.

Laurrie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

very glad we skipped the line as we were able to get in to the museum quickly. the Uffizi museum is as good as it gets. no false hype here. great tour and cannot do Florence without visiting the Uffizi.

Shannon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

What a treat to skip the line at such a crowded museum. We had a fantastic tour guide who was full of knowledge and had a great sense of humor. It was a particularly hot day, so it was nice to keep the tour moving from room to room, since only some of the rooms were air conditioned, but we definitely got a great sense of the many beautiful works of art on display.

Torsten W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very good.Outstanding Guide

raycarothers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Wonderful!! Our guide had a degree in art history and used her knowledge to help us understand not only what we were seeing, but how the different rooms and pieces of art interrelated and why each painting or piece of sculpture was created. The Uffizi is a large gallery and she moved thru it quickly and efficiently. She gave us plenty of time to take in everything in a room while working to an end of the tour. I was happy that we were free to extend our stay in the gallery after the tour ended, but felt no need to do so.

kevin h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Although the museum was terribly crowded, out guide Marcello made the tour enjoyable. His wit and story telling ability brought the art and history to life!

Mick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our Guide was excellent

Doug S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Sandra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent guide

Don A R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

A great guide who knows and enjoys her work, a very pleasurable experience

Robert L United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Guide was friendly and informative and great at keeping the group moving, well worth bookings

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Monica was an excellent tour guide: knowledgeable, informative, concise, and in clear an articulate English.

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