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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  Standard Tour: 3 hoursUpgrade Tour: 4 hours
With limited time in Florence, avoid the crowds and take a walking tour through the Uffizi Gallery before gaining exclusive private access to a collection of portraits and paintings housed in the Vasari Corridor. This is your opportunity to visit the Vasari Corridor when it is closed to the general public.

Want to see these sites in a smaller group (maximum 15 people) and enjoy breakfast on the Uffizi Gallery terrace, too? Then upgrade to the small-group tour, and start your day in style with breakfast in the sunshine, before the doors open to the general public. Follow it up with a more in-depth Uffizi Gallery tour (lasting 2 hours) before heading to the Vasari Corridor for a private tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy exclusive private viewing of the Vasari Corridor
  • Prioritized entry without queuing at the Ufizzi Gallery
  • Personalized small group and commentary (maximum 25 people)
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Guided walking tour inside the Uffizi Gallery Museums
  • Upgrade to enjoy breakfast on the Uffizi Gallery terrace, and see the sights of the Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor with a small group -- numbers are limited to 15

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour

Staircase from the Uffizi Gallery to the Vasari Corridor

Avoid long lines at the Uffizi Gallery as your guide delivers an informative commentary on your 1.5-hour tour through the gallery's main rooms. Next, you'll enjoy a private viewing of the Vasari Corridor. Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance.

After your walking tour inside of the Uffizi Gallery, doors leading to the Vasari Corridor will be opened exclusively for the group. Seeing the Vasari Corridor when it is closed to the general public is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tickets are limited and each group will consist of 25 people maximum with your own guide.

Your private walk along the Vasari Corridor will take you back to the times of the Medici, when Cosimo and his wife, Eleonora, walked along their private corridor, from one side of Florence to the other, observing the crowd below. Built above the Ponte Vecchio, the passageway dates back to 1564 and stretches almost a mile between Palazzo Pitti, over the Arno to Palazzo della Signoria. It was Cosimo I who first summoned the architect Giorgio Vasari to build such a path for the royal family.

8am Small-Group Tour Upgrade (4 hours):
Upgrade to the 8am small-group tour, and see both the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor in a small-group of no more than 15 people. Even better, you'll gain access to the Uffizi Gallery as soon as the doors open -- before the general public step foot inside. Start your tour with a breakfast on the terrace, and enjoy coffee and a selection of pastries, cured meats and cheese in the sun. Then, head down to the gallery itself for an extended tour -- lasting two hours. Your guide will be able to explain the artwork in more detail, giving you an insight into the history behind the Renaissance works.

After exploring the Uffizi Gallery, head to the Vasari Corridor and enjoy your private tour. In your smaller group, you'll see the corridor highlights up-close, with personalized attention from your guide.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The highlight of my trip!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a great tour to go on. The crowds in the Uffizi (August 2014) were suffocating. So the first part of the tour was in the Uffizi but we still had to fight the crowds to see some of the main works of art. The second half was the Vasari Corridor. It was a relief to get out of the crowds. The Corridor itself is lined with paintings sent in by the 'who's who" in the days of the Medici's. Very interesting to hear the various history of some of the paintings as well as the purpose of the Vasari Corridor. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. I have found that we learned so much more by using a guide versus just walking through ourselves.

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