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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

marlene.zwerin
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing! Our guide, Mario, was very knowledgable and made it a truly memorable experience. I highly recommend this to anybody traveling to Florence as the best way to see the Uffizi. Then you get the added benefit of experiencing the Vasari Corridor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
The Vasari corridor walk was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was perfect. Very professional guild with knowledge and passion for the arts and history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour of the Uffizi was limited to just a few of the main items. We chose the 3pm tour and the gallery was extremely busy so it would have been difficult to see more. Our tour guide, Guilana, was excellent - very informative. Excellent tour of the Vasari corridor - just our small group of about 15 so a nice contrast to the Uffizi part of the tour. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

Nicole H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely brilliant! I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Our family enjoyed this tour immensely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The best experience in Firenze today!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Mario's approach was fantastic, we learned a lot. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was possibly the best tour I had been on. A smaller group of 12 people and a fantastic guide Mario who actually invested himself in you and helping you gain a knowledge of the different art periods and their characteristics which was inspiring. We hit the gallery before anyone else went in which was a treat to see Michaelangelo's works being the only people in the room! The on to the tour. The first couple hours you'll some of the world's most precious art works along with a fantastic narration from Marion. After these couple hours you will have your breakfast in a reserved section of the terrace which was just a croissant and a coffee OR juice, so have something to eat before you attend as this is just a snack.
Then onto the corridor which was truly inspiring. Containing the world's most important self portraits it was really something. This took another hour or so and then we exited into the Biboli gardens! A truly great tour and could not speak highly enough of our tour Mario!

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