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Book the combo of the 'Tour Only' option and save 4% compared to booking tickets to the two museums individually.

Skip the line to see two of Florence’s top museums, the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery. Led by an expert guide, first pay homage to Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia, heading straight inside with your priority access ticket. Roam the impressive collection of art and opt for an included lunch, if you wish, before heading to the Uffizi Gallery. There, avoid the crowds again with your skip-the-line ticket and enjoy a guided walking tour, pausing at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and other Renaissance masterpieces. 

Highlights

  • Italy combo: skip-the-line and guided tours of Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Take a morning walking tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia)
  • See the original statue of David by Michelangelo plus his unfinished Prigioni sculpture
  • Learn about the history of the Uffizi Gallery on an afternoon walking tour
  • Admire masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation and Caravaggio’s Bacchus
  • See the famous Birth of Venus and the Leonardo Room

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour

Visit the Accademia and Uffizi galleries!

Explore Florence’s two must-see art museums – the Accademia and Uffizi galleries – on this Florence combo tour. Learn about the famous Renaissance artists of Italy and see highlights like Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia and Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation on your Uffizi tour. See the Itinerary for a complete description of each skip-the-line tour, and a sample menu, should you opt for an included lunch with your ticket.  

Itinerary

Accademia Gallery (1 hour and 15 minutes):
Start outside the Accademia Gallery at your chosen departure time, and then head past the entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and guide. As you walk, listen to stories about the bounty of artwork contained inside the gallery's walls. Works by Michelangelo are given pride of place, and your guide’s commentary focuses on the artist. Admire his unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo – and then gaze in awe at the statue of David that dominates the central gallery.

Created by Michelangelo when he was just in his twenties, David was sculpted just after he carved La Pietà. Made from local Carrara marble, the statue of the nude biblical hero is incredible with life-like muscles carved to precision. Explore rooms that showcase works by Botticelli and Lippi, and learn about the characteristics of Renaissance art that are prevalent throughout the gallery.

After your tour finishes, spend four hours at leisure or you can choose to end this part of the tour with lunch at a restaurant in the town center (optional). Remain inside the gallery if you wish.

Uffizi Gallery (1 hour and 30 minutes):

Meet your guide at 4:30pm and head inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and start exploring the gallery’s treasure trove of art. Housed in a large horseshoe-shaped building, the Uffizi Gallery’s history is as fascinating to hear about as the works inside it. Built as Florence’s judiciary offices, the palace was decorated with fine art by the ruling Medici family. After their dynasty fell in the 18th century, the palace was opened to the public and has remained popular ever since.

Like the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery’s claim to fame is its wealth of Renaissance artwork, and your guide will talk you through its most interesting rooms. Admire early Renaissance treasures by Giotto, and then stroll through halls dedicated to Michelangelo, da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael – artists regarded as masters of their time. Learn about highlights like da Vinci’s Annunciation and Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, and then explore the gallery’s upper level to see Caravaggio’s works.

Your tour finishes inside the gallery, but you can stay inside for another hour to browse the art independently.

Sample Light Lunch Menu:
  • Toasted bread with tomato. 2 First courses; Macaroni with Bolognese sauce (or tomato and basil sauce as vegetarian option) Penne with pesto sauce
  • Homemade dessert or cofee
  • Water and glass of wine (Chianti or Trebbiano)

Children Menu:

  • 2 First courses; Macaroni with Bolognese sauce (or tomato and basil sauce as vegetarian option) - Penne with pesto sauce
  • Homemade dessert or Ice-cream
  • Water or orange juice
Please note: Children menu will be paid at the restaurant directly.

Customer Reviews

Whitney M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Love this tour!! Our guide was amazing!! She gave us the information and history and then let us wander and enjoy the sights for ourselves.

Jorge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good tour. We had two different guides at the two different musuems, and both were good. The day was a long one, with a lot of information, so be prepared to walk around the museums a lot.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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

Pinku K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Awesome tour. There were a few pleasant surprises. We had an unexpected mechanical problem with the bus but it was handled swiftly and efficiently and the time was made up without us missing any part of the tour.

Vivin Panama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excelente Museo , muy completo y la guia muy buena , nos encanto

S N B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The to our was easy to book, meet up, get in and the Accademia and Uffizi were excellent. The guides were very knowledgable, we kissed the queue and though the tours were speedy, we covered a lot of ground with your own time to look around afterwards
. Good decision and worth doing.

Joyce T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I did a lot of reading and researched what I really wanted to see on this trip and this tour hit it all!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was amazing. I learned so much. Thanks!

Sanjeev P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent trip. Tour guide was very informative and I saved a lot of time by skipping the main line.

Viator could not do anything about the long security screening line, but given what is going on in the world security lines are unavoidable and a necessary evil.

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