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Skip the line at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, walk among Renaissance masterpieces, learning about the history of the works and the great artists behind them. Get an up-close look at Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, and hear the story behind the Uffizi Gallery. Upgrade your ticket to include a traditional aperitivo or dinner after your museum visit (available on Tuesdays from July to September).

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, with an art-expert guide
  • View the highlights of the iconic gallery and learn about its history
  • Hear tales of Renaissance artists such as Giotto and Leonardo da Vinci
  • See Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Caravaggio’s Bacchus
  • Learn about Florence's medieval Medici family, whose rulers nurtured the great artists of the day
  • Choose an afternoon tour (all year round), morning tour (May to October only) or evening tour (July to September only)
  • Select an evening tour and opt to include an Italian aperitivo or 4-course dinner after your gallery visit (available Tuesdays only July to September)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Be fascinated with this walking tour in one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the western world!

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tour

See works by masters such as Botticelli on this skip-the-line Uffizi tour

Designed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi Gallery was originally constructed for the city’s judiciary offices, but slowly filled with artwork owned by the rulers of the Medici family. After the Medici’s fall from power in the 18th century, the lavish structure was transformed into a museum, today comprising 1,500 pieces of art in 45 rooms.

Your tour will begin in front of the Uffizi Gallery in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide. Head straight inside, bypassing the crowds and long lines with your priority access ticket. Your guide will take you to each of the museum’s highlights, stopping to admire Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, da Vinci’s Annunciation and more. Afterward, head to upper level to see masterpieces from Caravaggio.

With your choice of a morning, afternoon or evening departure, your tour will conclude after 1.5 hours. Continuing exploring the museum at your own pace if you wish, or check out the rooftop café to kick back with a refreshment (own expense).

Evening Tour with Aperitivo or Dinner Upgrade (Tuesdays only, July to September):

After feeling enriched by world-class art at the Uffizi Gallery, upgrade your ticket to top off your trip with an aperitivo or dinner. Following your tour, your guide will lead the way to a restaurant in the bustling square of Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a traditional Florentine aperitivo, sipping on prosecco and sampling traditional Italian snacks.

For the full treatment, upgrade to experience a delicious 4-course dinner. Soak up the buzzing atmosphere of the illuminated square as you feast on Tuscan specialties like pasta and roasted pork (see the Itinerary for a sample menu), served with mineral water. (Other drinks at own expense).

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We were very glad to have a guide at this huge museum and our guide, Catharina, was great!

NANCY E H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

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.

Lisa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

very nice and informative guide. It was a beautiful gallery

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour and guide

yang

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The guide is really experienced and he makes the tour very interesting with his story telling style. We got to see all the significant pieces and he directed us to the area of interest afterwards. I think this is a great way to have introduction to Uffizi a must have and then certainly you can spend a lot more time as acquired for your taste.

Kris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing!

joannac44

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a very nice tour. I enjoyed the beauty of the art work inside the audio Gallery. There is a lot to see.

Di

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

She was so cute, passionate and knowledgeable on her subject. We learned so much about Florence. Highly recommended

dancingintomaybe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Federica was perfect! Engaging, bright, warm and knowledgeable. Be aware Florence is very crowded and so is the Uffizzi. The crowds increase the heat--people density I mean, so bear that in mind. But it was worth taking the tour and I recommend this one.

john b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We got in to the Gallery ahead of a 2 hour wait in line! Our guide worked hard to share info with us in the midst of huge crowds of people. Loved seeing the beautiful works of art! Thank you!

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