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Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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M
, Nov 2018

This was billed as a skip the line tour. We awaited in line for 55 minutes. We got into the museum at 5:10 PM and the museum closed at 6:45. No tour should be booked after 3 PM; there is not enough time. The guide was boring and wasted time with things like looking though a closed door at a staircase and reviewing the view from the museum. This was the worst tour I have ever been on and think my money should be returned. However, the Accademia portion was fine.

R
, Oct 2018

With the guide it was very rushed. The lunch was not very good either just plain pasta and a glass of wine and tiny dessert.

D
, Oct 2018

We only had one day to spend in Florence unfortunately... but this tour of the iconic works of art in the Academia and Uffizi Gallery helped us make the most of our time in the city. We bought the lunch option and the restaurant was excellent, adjacent to the city's majestic St. Mary's Cathedral. We had about 2 hours between the morning and afternoon tours, so we took in the Cathedral... an amazing experience.

J
, Oct 2018

It’s definitely worth taking the Skip the Line tour of Florence’s Accademia and Uffizi Gallery’s. You will see the highlights of the museums with the guides’ thorough and knowledgeable description. There is time for both photos and contemplation when you view Michaelango’s masterpiece, David. Browsing the museums on your own after the end of the tour is an option in both museums.

b
, Oct 2018

Interesting and loved the David. We've decided this is not for us would rather be outdoors. Tour guide was very good easy to follow, etc.

r
, Oct 2018

the tours were great, very informative people. we started our tour of the uffizi gallery late so we didn't get to see all of it. but our tour guilds knowledge of art was from schooling and passion. I wish we could have had more time with her. The tour guild at the Accademia showed a love of art not just a job but a passion

R
, Sep 2018

I thought this tour was an in-depth tour of the Accademia and Uffizi. It was not. The tour at the Accademia was only for about 90 minutes. The tour was so worthless we did not go with the group to the Uffizi.The tour guide was nice enough, but I did not sense any passion for her subject.

C
, Sep 2018

It is not fair to connect the professional guided in the morning (David) and afternoon (Uffizi). Tuesday. Morning guide was unqualified, rambled. Afternoon was an amazing and accurate information source. SEPTEMBER 25.

B
, Sep 2018

Great tours, paying a little extra for skip the line is a no brainer. Our tour guides were great

J
, Aug 2018

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. So worth it. It was simply amazing. Highly recommended!!!!


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