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

Best 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

Best 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 September 2015

Great guide without the guide the gallery would have been just a stroll through the gallery, staring at paintings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a good experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had 20 people on the tour which she handled well. Check in was efficient - organizer had our names on a list already. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guide was very knowledgable. Skip the Line worked as I expected, our tour started at 1:30pm our tickets were for 1:30-1:45pm. We walked to the Line and got right in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an amazing tour. Angelo was knowledgeable, interactive and so passionate. Please don't go to the Uffizi and queue, you'll miss all the real gems. With my wife and 16 year old daughter, time just flew by. Brilliant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an enjoyable and informative tour - Francesca was superb!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

You need a good tour guide to understand the important pieces so that you get the most out of the museum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Skip the line was great. Tour guide very knowledgeable and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Friendly and very knowledgeable guide. I learned so much about the time period, artist and piece. A must do!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guise was very knowledgable in the arts, very informative tour. Would happily recommend to others who want to see only the best of the best

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was wonderful. We didn't have to wait long to get in. The guide was very informative and the gallery itself was a masterpiece!

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