Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: Standard Tour: 3 hours
    Upgrade Tour: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5049VASARI
With limited time in Florence, avoid the crowds and take a walking tour through the Uffizi Gallery before gaining exclusive private access to a collection of portraits and paintings housed in the Vasari Corridor. This is your opportunity to visit the Vasari Corridor when it is closed to the general public.

Want to see these sites in a smaller group (maximum 15 people) and enjoy breakfast on the Uffizi Gallery terrace, too? Then upgrade to the small-group tour, and start your day in style with breakfast in the sunshine, before the doors open to the general public. Follow it up with a more in-depth Uffizi Gallery tour (lasting 2 hours) before heading to the Vasari Corridor for a private tour.

Highlights

  • Exclusive after-hours access
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Likely to Sell Out
Avoid long lines at the Uffizi Gallery as your guide delivers an informative commentary on your 1.5-hour tour through the gallery's main rooms. Next, you'll enjoy a private viewing of the Vasari Corridor. Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance.

After your walking tour inside of the Uffizi Gallery, doors leading to the Vasari Corridor will be opened exclusively for the group. Seeing the Vasari Corridor when it is closed to the general public is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tickets are limited and each group will consist of 25 people maximum with your own guide.

Your private walk along the Vasari Corridor will take you back to the times of the Medici, when Cosimo and his wife, Eleonora, walked along their private corridor, from one side of Florence to the other, observing the crowd below. Built above the Ponte Vecchio, the passageway dates back to 1564 and stretches almost a mile between Palazzo Pitti, over the Arno to Palazzo della Signoria. It was Cosimo I who first summoned the architect Giorgio Vasari to build such a path for the royal family.

8am Small-Group Tour Upgrade (4 hours):
Upgrade to the 8am small-group tour, and see both the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor in a small-group of no more than 15 people. Even better, you'll gain access to the Uffizi Gallery as soon as the doors open -- before the general public step foot inside. Start your tour with a breakfast on the terrace, and enjoy coffee and a selection of pastries, cured meats and cheese in the sun. Then, head down to the gallery itself for an extended tour -- lasting two hours. Your guide will be able to explain the artwork in more detail, giving you an insight into the history behind the Renaissance works.

After exploring the Uffizi Gallery, head to the Vasari Corridor and enjoy your private tour. In your smaller group, you'll see the corridor highlights up-close, with personalized attention from your guide.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Florence
Departure Time:
3:30pm: Standard Tour
8am: Upgrade Tour
Return Details:
Vasari Corridor. Just outside the Boboli Gardens

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3:30pm: Standard Tour
Code: EN1530

Skip-the-line Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor tour in a group of no more than 25 people. Tour lasts 3 hours

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8am: Upgrade Tour
Code: EN0800SMALL

Skip-the-line Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor tour in a group of no more than 15 people. Tour includes breakfast on the Uffizi Gallery terrace, and lasts 4 hours

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$164.90
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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Walking tour (maximum 25 people)
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Breakfast (if upgrade is selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering Uffizi Gallery. When the tour finishes customers have to make their own way back to Uffizi Gallery to collect their umbrellas. The cloakroom is open until 6:40pm. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that big umbrellas are not taken on this tour. Small umbrellas are still allowed at Uffizi Gallery
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kari D, August 2014

This tour was pretty great. The tour guide spent time learning everyone's name and it helped to keep people engaged while we learned the differences between Renaissance and Baroque art - we were almost experts by the end! We saw all of the main art works and the Corridor tour just made you feel special because it's so exclusive.

Reviewed by: Mary C, August 2014

The highlight of my trip!!!!!

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