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Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tour

4.5 425 Reviews

  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2428M2
See the best of Florence’s incredible Uffizi Gallery on a 1.5-hour walking tour, led by an art-expert guide! After avoiding the long entrance lines with a skip-the-line ticket, head into the gallery to learn about the wealth of Renaissance artwork and architecture inside. Discover treasures like Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Doni Tondo,’ and hear the history of the building that was built for the powerful Medici dynasty.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
Meet your guide outside the Uffizi Gallery in central Florence, and then work your way past the long entrance lines to head straight inside with your skip-the-line entrance ticket. The impressive museum boasts more than 1,500 pieces of artwork spread throughout some 45 rooms, so let your guide introduce you to its highlights on your 1.5-hour tour.

Housed in a vast horseshoe-shaped building designed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi Gallery’s history is as interesting to hear about as the works inside it. Originally intended as the home of Florence’s judiciary offices, the palace was lavished 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.

While the Uffizi Gallery is home to pieces of art dating back to the times of the Ancient Greeks, its claim to fame is its wealth of Renaissance artwork, and your guide will walk you through the 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 the masters of their time.

Learn about famous pieces like da Vinci’s Annunciation, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and Titian’s Venus of Urbino, and then explore the upper level of the gallery where some of Caravaggio’s finest works can be seen.

Your tour finishes inside the museum, but you can stay inside as long as you want to re-visit your favorite works, or look at different paintings. If you choose the Morning, Afternoon or Evening departure and you want to take a break from the artwork, rest in the rooftop café and admire gorgeous views over the city. Food and drinks are at your own expense.

Alternatively, you can select the Evening Tour with an aperitivo or dinner if you prefer. After the tour finish, your guide will lead you to the restaurant where you will enjoy a classic Italian Aperitivo - snacks and drink - or a traditional Italian Dinner while you enjoy the view of Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world.




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Departure Point:
Uffizi Gallery in central Florence
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Concludes inside the Uffizi Gallery

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Morning Tour
Code: EN0900M3

Starts at 9am (May to October only)

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$47.72
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Afternoon Tour
Code: EN1630M2

Starts at 4:30pm

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$47.72
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Evening Tour
Code: EN1900M12

Starts at 7pm

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$47.72
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Evening Tour with Aperitivo
Code: EN1900M12A

Starts at 7pm including an aperitivo

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$65.44
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Evening Tour with Dinner
Code: EN1900M12D

Starts at 7pm including 3-course dinner (drinks are not included)

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$94.07
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Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tour

Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tour
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Inclusions:
  • Entrance fee
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Professional guide
  • Tour including aperitivo (if option selected)
  • Tour including dinner (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Gail K, USA, July 2014

Jan (I believe that is how you spell our guide's name) was fantastic. We really enyoyed his in-depth knowledge of the art and history and his sense of humour. I would highly recommend this guide and our tour time which was late afternoon on a Wednesday. (avoid Tuesday tours in Florence museums since wait times may be longer than usual)

Reviewed by: Anna P, July 2014

We had a private tour as there were only 5 people in our party! Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and thoughtful.

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