Avoid the long lines at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence with this skip-the-line ticket and guided tour. Led by an expert art guide, you’ll head straight inside upon your arrival and discover the masterpieces of this expansive museum. See da Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’, Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus,’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Doni Tondo’ as your guide discusses their history and varying interpretations. Visit the rooftop terrace for a picturesque city view before concluding your tour.
Small-group skip-the-line Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence
Avoid the long entrance lines at the Uffizi and tour its highlights with an art-expert guide
Visit the key Renaissance rooms, hung with treasures by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli
Witness great works such as Botticelli’s 'Birth of Venus', Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Annunciation,' and more
Experience the magnificence of the museum and the masterpieces it contains
Visit the scenic rooftop terrace to take in wonderful city views
Enjoy the personalized atmosphere of a small-group tour limited to a maximum of 14 people
Meet your guide outside of the Uffizi Gallery, bypassing the long lines of the main entrance with your priority access ticket. Inside, discover an impressive collection of over 1,500 works of art. Though the art spans from ancient Greece to the 18th century, the museum’s true gems are from the Renaissance era. Your guide will place focus on the Renaissance rooms, which house masterpieces from da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and more. Discover the bright hues, composition and varying interpretations of 'Primavera' and the iconic 'Birth of Venus' as you walk through the Botticelli Room. Continue on with your guide to witness works by Rafael, as well as Michelangelo’s 'Doni Tondo' and da Vinci’s famous 'Annunciation.' Hear the history behind the artists and their great works, as well as the stories of the patrons who made the Uffizi the incredible museum it is today. Then check out the beauty of the world outside with a stop at the rooftop terrace. Take in gorgeous views of the Ponte Vecchio and Arno River. Your tour will conclude inside the Uffizi so that you can continue exploring at your own pace, if you wish.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through the Uffiizi. Our guide was informative, interesting to listen to and attentive to any special needs. Even though our group was small, we still used the headsets which allowed us to roam a little from our group to check out some of the artwork up close and take pictures while still listening to the tour guide. Once we were done we were able to stay in the museum and explore what we didn't see on our tour at our own pace. The skip-the-line was totally worth the ticket price as the line was already well out the door. We took the first tour in the morning which allowed us to experience the museum when it was slightly less crowded. By the end of the tour we looped back and the crowds had definitely increased. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Uffizi!
We waited over 1/2 hour to skip the line when the line wasn’t that long. It made the tour longer with no more content. Disappointed, we got to the meeting point early and the guide didn’t. We felt it was not worth it and should have complained more at the time.
The artwork was amazing. Stefano knew his history well and was very informative and interesting.
The only downside was the inadequate meeting information given by the company at the time of booking, but this was no reflection on Stefano or how he ran the tour.
Our guide, William, was incredible. In fact, had we not waited so long in our trip to book this tour, we would have hired him for a private tour. He has SO much knowledge to share and he is SO excited about doing so. The Uffizi is absolutely daunting in size we had no perspective for Renaissance art. William taught us not only about the art but also the political context in which the Renaissance was born. Obviously, we saw the big works of art like The Birth of Venus, but William also showed us the evolution of the Renaissance art and how artists were able to take flat paintings to new dimensions with color. It is a great introduction to the museum, the time period, and the art. If you decide not to do a tour, buy your tickets in advance or have your concierge reserve them. Dont spend all day in line. Seriously. Skip the line. Its totally a thing.
3-stars made up of : 5 stars for our guide Chris 0 stars for the faulty equipment provided by the tour company, who should know better!!!
Our guide for this tour, Chris, was extremely knowledgeable and patient. However, from the moment we began, the earpieces were faulty. Chris tried every possible solution until we finally abandoned them. Thankfully, we were a small group so we stayed together and were able to hear over the crowds. The skip-the-line feature wasas alwaysworth the price.
Once inside, Chris focused on a few of the most well known paintings, pointing out fascinating details. His knowledge of the Medici family and the architecture of the building was excellent. The tour lasted 2 hours and at the conclusion, Chris encouraged us to stay and suggested how we could maximize our time. A good tour to see a few of the highlights of the Uffizi.
We enjoyed this tour but urge the organizers to ensure their earpieces actually work!
Was easy to locate the tour group and organized to get going. We had a small group which was nice and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and appreciated her sense of humour as well. Had to wait in line for a bit but got in much faster than if we had waited in the general entrance. The tour was a good length of time to go through the galley and learn about the key pieces. Appreciated that it ended within the gallery so we could spend our own time browsing inside.