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Tour code: 5049VIPVASAUFFI
Skip the long lines at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery with a direct access ticket and enjoy breakfast on the museum's terrace on this 4-hour VIP experience. Soak up a guided walking tour through the gallery’s collection, passing Renaissance masterpieces from Michelangelo, da Vinci and Botticelli. After breakfast, take an exclusive tour of the Vasari Corridor to see one of the world's most impressive collections of self-portraits. Numbers are limited to 15 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.

Highlights

  • 4-hour skip-the-line VIP tour of Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor
  • Gain prioritized entry to the Ufizzi Gallery without queuing up
  • Eat breakfast on the Uffizi Gallery terrace
  • Take a walking tour through the museum exhibits with an expert guide
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Vasari Corridor
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An absolutely amazing tour that will tell you about the history of art in Florence and it great painters. You will also feel special walking along the Vasari Corridor with your group only as it will be open only for you while listening to your guide's explanation!

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What You Can Expect

VIP Experience: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour Including Terrace Breakfast

Walk around the rooms of the Uffizi Gallery while listening to your guide!

Your tour will begin at 8am in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your guide and walk to the Uffizi Gallery. Bypass the long lines at the main entrance and be the first to step inside the museum with your VIP access ticket.

Follow your guide through the main rooms on a 2-hour tour, learning the rich history behind the Renaissance works. Admire masterpieces from Renaissance greats such as da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Afterward, stop for an Italian breakfast of pastries and coffee on the gallery’s terrace.

After refueling with coffee and treats, head to the Vasari Corridor for an exclusive tour. Dating back to 1564, the corridor is noted as one of the most impressive architectural feats of the Renaissance. Designed as a secret passageway for the Medici family to travel stealthily through the city, the pathway stretches almost a mile from the Pitti Palace, above the Ponte Vecchio and over the Arno River to the Palazzo Vecchio.

Soak up this unique experience to explore the corridor privately before the general public enters. Examine the collection of paintings and self-portraits, learning the intriguing tales behind the works from your guide. Your tour will conclude near the Boboli Gardens, where you can continue sightseeing independently.

Customer Reviews

Robert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fascinating and a must-do if you read The Inferno. Get to the meeting point early and visit the church next door it's quite unique.

Erik H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic tour of the gallery and the private corridor! The art lesson given by Mario was incredible and informative. He helped us connect medieval, Renaissance, and Neoclassical artistic periods in Firenze and Venezia, while also teaching us a bit about the Medici family. I was saddened to hear they're possibly moving the art out of the Vasari Corridor next year and opening it to the public. Take the tour while you can!

Pamela U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent guide! Small group perfect. Vasari Corridor fascinating. Breakfast welcome break and plenty. Expensive tour but worth it.

kim s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Francesca, our guide, was so great- we were the only group in the Vasari Corridor and it was a special experience!

Donald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour of the Vasari Corridor was a very pleasant surprise. Once you know the history of Florence this was a special part of our trip. Guilia was our guide and did a wonderful job. Very entertaining and gave us a multitude of interesting facts and anecdotes..

kate.gilbert

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lovely tour of the Uffizzi and the Vasari Corridor. Our guide was Giulia and she was wonderful. I would definitely take a Viatour again--they were extremely efficient, good natured, and capable. They did everything they said they would do. I was a bit skeptical before I signed up because, after all, it seemed so large and anonymous and generic compared to the tours I usually book. But they absolutely gave us a wonderful tour even though there were fifteen people on it. I was very impressed and would definitely book again.

Christopher S D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Thanks to Florence Town for a memorable tour of The Uffizi.
Especially to the wonderfully enthusiastic Sara, who made our tour memorable and enlightening. Thanks Sara, you've re-lighted my love of Renaissance art.
I want to go back to school with you as the teacher.
If you are in Florence and like art this is a must see.
I can't recommend this tour high enough.

Chris Darley from the UK 19-5-16

Terry A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Mario was a great guide and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed that he helped us to understand the different periods of art.

Olivier B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour !!

We had access to one of the most secret place in Florence. The Vasari corridor which connect two palaces.
We have learnt a lot from our guide Lucia B who really knew the subject and could give an answer to our questions. She really made our day.

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Having little or no knowledge about art, it was great to have a guide to explain the important paintings to us. Our very nice guide, Federica, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and did her best to make sure we got the most out of our time. We all agreed it was a very worthwhile tour.

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