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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

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

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

Joan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My granddaughter and I both loved this tour. The guide was great and everything was excellent. Next r
summer is possibly London. I would love to have tour suggestions.

robert r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A really excellent tour. Full of history, wonderful views, works of art all explained by a wonderful interesting guide. A great opportunity and avoiding the crowds.

Karen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderfull tour and superb guide Giulia. This is my third visit to Firenze and first tour with the local tour operator. It was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour for the knowledge imparted and experience of seeing the fantastic Uffizi and wonderful Vasari corridor.

Laurette R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour, Caterina was a great guide - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Andrea D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour went into details of the art work collection

Lesley m perry P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a wonderful tour of the amazing UFFIZI GALLERY and the VASARI CORRIDOR is a must,
The early start was great as the weather had been very hot. The light snack in the very nice cafe was very well organised.
BARBARA our guide was excellent as she is very knowledgeable about history and art plus she ischarming and very bubbly her passion for art truly shows through.

The only glitch we had were the instructions for meeting the guide were not clear therefore I emailed VIATOR the previous day requesting clear instructions on where to meet - to date I still have not had a reply.
We were lucky in that we happened upon another family who were ibooked on the same tour who also
Did not have clear instructions - luckily by default we found our tour . Thank you BARBARA for a wonderful tour.

Sheila T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the best tours I have ever done - the guide was amazing and we saw so much. If you are only going to the to Uffizi for one day / half a day, DO THIS TOUR!!!

paulette

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great guide and outstanding visit of the Gallery and the Vasari Corridor!

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic! Must do in spite of the crowds.

Mauchisss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excelente! Put tour guide Mario Gesu went abouve and beyond not only showing up but also teaching us how to recongize art when we see it.
Highly recomend it!!!

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