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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Uffizi Gallery Walking Tour

Skip the line at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery to witness its key masterpieces on this 1.5-hour small-group tour. Avoid the long entrance lines and, with an art-expert guide, admire paintings by masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo, plus select other works. Ogle Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’, Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’ and more as your guide unpicks their meaning and the genius of their creators. Plus, visit the Uffizi's rooftop terrace to admire the splendid city views.

Enjoy a more intimate experience on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people at most.


  • 1.5-hour small-group skip-the-line Florence Uffizi Gallery tour
  • Avoid the long entrance lines at the Uffizi and tour its highlights with an art-expert guide
  • Visit the key Renaissance rooms, hung with treasures by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli
  • Witness great works such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation and more
  • Experience the magnificence of the museum and the masterpieces it contains
  • Visit the scenic rooftop terrace to take in wonderful city views
  • Enjoy the personalized atmosphere of a small-group tour limited to a maximum of 20 people

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Uffizi Gallery Walking Tour

Avoid the lines for the Uffizi Gallery on a skip-the-line small-group tour

Make your own way to the Uffizi Gallery in central Florence and meet your art-expert guide. Then, with your skip-the-line ticket, bypass the long main entrance lines and walk straight inside.

One of the world’s oldest art museums, the Uffizi was built by architect Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century to house government offices. It was only later that the building was used to showcase art collected by Florence’s ruling Medici family, and not until 1769 that it was turned into a public museum.

The repository of more 1,500 works dating from Greek times to the 18th century, the core of the Uffizi is its unmissable collection of Renaissance art. Your tour concentrates on these, as your guide leads you around the highlights of the Renaissance rooms, home to great works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and others.

Enter the spectacular Botticelli Room and wonder at his The Birth of Venus and Primavera as your guide explains their composition and meaning, and the nature of Botticelli’s genius.

Then, continue to see masterpieces such as da Vinci’s breathtaking Annunciation, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and works by Rafael. Throughout, your guide will recount fascinating insights into the lives of the artists in question, and tell stories about the patrons who contributed to the magnificent museum.

During your tour, pay a visit to the Uffizi's rooftop terrace and soak up its gorgeous views of the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio bridge and Piazza degli Uffizi, the museum’s statue-lined inner courtyard.

Your tour ends inside the museum, leaving you free to stay and explore independently until closing time. Alternatively, exit the museum after your tour ends to explore more of Florence.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was great and gave us a great overview of the Uffizi.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

angelo was magnificant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent, very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent in every way. A knowledgable and amusing guide made it come alive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour with our guide Sarah. Very knowledgeable and proficient at managing a group of people in the midst of a very very busy museum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent guide who coped well with disruptions due to renovations. Unique insights into the highlights of the Uffizi. Very good use of time and lots of background information on the history of the gallery as well as Florence itself and plenty of time to explore on our own at the end.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recomended tour ! Patrizia was a terrific guide. She was very nice, and you easily can tell how she loves her city, and the most importante thing: how she loves her job !!! Don't hesitate to book any tour with her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. We had a very knowledgeable guide. We also had time to explore on our own. Definitely a bonus to be able to skip the line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour guide was enthusiastic and very informative about all the paintings we saw. We enjoyed the tour at
Uffizi Gallery very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The Uffizi was the most beautiful gallery in the world which houses the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. It helped understand the significance of Florence during this era. Our guide Emily was very knowledgeable and helped navigate us through all the major and key art of the day despite the massive crowds that where there that day. Amazing!

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