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Amazing sites for a very reasonable price. We had two separate guides - one for the north end of town and one for the Uffizi gallery, who was very engaging and lively. Even though it was extremely busy Sunday and our 'skip the line access' to the Duomo wait was over an hour, I was glad we were with a tour. It gave us a great deal of background information and an overview of the city as we walked to each destination.
Tour guides were very informative and super friendly. Seeing David at the Accademia was very impressive and a must do! The Uffizi Gallery is a huge space and this tour only gives a glimpse at the highlights and also provides you with an impressive view of the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio. Be aware that this tour starts at 4:30 which means your not left with any time to continue to explore on your own because it closes at 6pm. If your a real lover of the arts I would recommend you do this tour on its own and earlier in the day.
The Uffizi Gallery is vast, so a good guide is necessary to find the highlights for us, such as the Botticelli Birth of Venus. The pace was steady, but not rushed, so we were able to see what we wanted. The young woman was knowledgeable, and spoke good English.
Great walking tour of Florence. We started the morning off going to the Accademia Gallery where we saw Michelangelo's David as well as several other pieces done by the master. From the Accademia we visited Florence's Duomo and got a tour of the inside. After seeing the Duomo, we walked to Piazza del Mercato Centrale to rub the snout of 'Il Porcellino', Florence's Trevi Fountain. From here, we visited Piazza della Repubblica before ending at the Arno River next to the Uffizi Gallery. After the morning portion of the tour, we had about an hour and a half of free time. This is a good time to grab a bite to eat. My wife and I got pizzas at Osteria Vecchio Vicolo to refuel for the afternoon portion of the tour. In the afternoon portion of the tour, we were given a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery. Once the tour was complete, we were given time to leisurely walk through the Uffizi Gallery or leave and enjoy another part of Florence. Overall, this was a great tour. Bring your walking shoes as you'll need them.
This is worth having a guide. The Uffizi Gallery is vast. Angelo Angelo took us to the highlights and brought the history alive. See all the major works in this vast gallery.
Denise M New Zealand
These two places came to life for me with the way our tour guide explained the various areas that we got to see. If history had been taught to me like this at school I would have had a much better education. Of course to see and hear the background of Michelangelo's David and his background was extremely interesting but even more so for me was what we learned of the Medici's and their influence on Florence history. It was good to have a break between tours which allowed time to refresh the senses before commencing the Uffizi Gallery tour. Totally recommend!
On the tour of Uffizi Gallery, the guide concentrated on 7 artworks. My wife and I loved this approach.
The tour is well organised and commences on time and content is consistent with the tour description and detail in the booking information. The morning tour guide Patrizia was fantastic, her passion and enthusiasm for the city and the art in the Accademia Gallery was matched by her knowledge and understanding of the city and the art. The afternoon tour of the Uffizi Gallery was well conducted and the guide Antonio gave a terrific tour of the gallery, explaining in detail the art works and the various artists responsible for the works.
Crooked this tour to anyone wanting to see great art, the cathedral and gain a very good understanding of the city.
It was nice to do a morning tour and then break for lunch on our own and regroup for the afternoon tour.
Ou morning guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job, but I did not get her name. Angelo Angelo was fantastic guide at the Uffizi Gallery, lots of stories and insights, appreciated his passion! The earphones are very nice and able to hear the guides well!
Both of our guides were very knowledgable and awesome. I really enjoyed our guide for the second part of the tour in the Uffizi Gallery. He was very passionate about the culture of Florence and I enjoyed his explanations of the paintings and sculptures.
I highly recommend purchasing a tour for these two venues. Even with a tour guide, we had to wait over one hour to enter the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David. The wait was much longer for those with skip the line and longer still for those without a pass. The wait was worth it. The David is a must see while in Florence. We had time to have a leisurely lunch on our way to the Uffizi Gallery. The next tour of the Uffizi was my favorite because of our amazing tour guide. He described each painting with such passion, I felt I was able to understand what the artist was trying to convey. I was able to appreciate the paintings due to our guide's interpretations. Thank you Viator!
The Uffizi Gallery is stunning and we really enjoyed this tour. Helma our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend.
For a first time visitor to Florence this tour provides an excellent overview of the treasures that lie within. Both tour guides, native to Florence, conveyed an enthusiastic appreciation of the city, the art and architecture and brought history alive. Swift passage through the long lines at both galleries was an economical benefit to the three hour tour. As the tour ends at the Uffizi Gallery, there is ample opportunity to wander afterwards.
This tour was great. Greeters were prompt. Whispers worked well. The guide was phenomenal. Be aware that even with skip the line and a guide, the Uffizi Gallery is crowded and it is sometimes hard to view the paintings and impossible to linger to reflect.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tour
The Uffizi Gallery walking tour was informative. It was nice to be directed to the highlights of the museum. The Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Would recommend!
The first part of the tour - the Accademia - was amazing! Our guide - Federica - was great, knowledgeable, and very efficient! The second part - Uffizi gallery - wasn and #39;t as enjoyable, because the place was extremely overcrowded (it was literally hard to breath:(and our second guide - not so engaging.
Both Accademia and Uffizi Gallery were very well organized and fascinating. The guides were very
knowledgeable and made the tour quite interesting.
The Uffizi Gallery Walking Tour was wonderful. Valentina was a great tour guide - informative and thorough. Skipping the long line was perfect! We were even able to reschedule our tour date with no problems. Everyone was extremely professional, helpful, and polite.
Enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Paul was very informative, engaging and funny. His comments on Michelangelo's David were fascinating and helped us see the artwork in a completely different perspective. As we walked from the Academia Galleria to the Duomo, he gave us a very interesting overview of the Medici and life in Florence at the time of the renaissance. The Uffizi Gallery tour was also very memorable. The paintings of Botticelli, Raphael and Leonardo were were memorable. You also get a very good view of the Vecchio bridge from the Uffizi gallery. The skip the line feature is totally worth it particularly if you are visiting in peak season in hot summer.
Excellent guide who was easy to understand and he added many interesting details.. He pointed out things you would never know on your own. The lunch break was nice before moving on to the Uffizi Gallery. This is only a highlights tour so if you want to stay longer to see it all, you must let them know before exiting the gallery. It is a lot to take in so maybe just the highlights is enough.
A must see in Florence. Well worth the time to aquaint yourself with all the great art and sculptures such as the David statute from Michelangelo at the Academia and some of the best paintings from the world's greatest artists at the Uffizi Gallery. Tour guides were great. Lots of info and history that helped make sense of what we were looking at and why they were created that way.
This tour is a must if you love art and have little understanding of the process. The guide of the Academia was very knowledgeable about the art but was difficult for me to understand with a very thick accent. The Academia was a place I would like to return to some day to spend more time. The guide at the Uffizi, Antonella Aramu, was so wonderful and so passionate about the art and it's history she held us all spellbound and I didn't want to stop. She spoke English very well and was willing to answer even the dumbest questions. the Uffizi Gallery was my favorite I think mostly because of Antonella. You won't be disappointed if you get her as your guide. I have a whole new way of looking at any art now. Thanks Antonella!!!
These tours were perfect! Both our guides were so knowledgeable especially our guide in the Uffizi Gallery. He made the art and the museum come to life for all of us even my 11 year old sport obsessed son was fascinated the whole time learning about art history. Great job!
This was the ultimate way to explore the paintings and sculptures of Florence! Not only to skip the very long lines to enter the museums saved a lot of time, but also to have such knowledgeable and entertaining guides such as Daniella and Antonio. Antonio managed so well to entertain and guide us through the huge collections of paintings and sculptures in the Uffizi gallery and making the crowded museum so much more rewarding. Daniella who guided us through Accademia Gallery was very informative and made the museum and the original statue of Michelangelo’s David much more appreciated. This double tour is really worthwhile to save both your time and money and still get a great historical view of the artworks of historical Florence
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