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Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Uffizi Gallery Walking Tour

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731SKIPUFFIZI

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Skip the line at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery to witness its key masterpieces on this 1.5-hour small-group tour. Avoid the long entrance lines and, with an art-expert guide, admire paintings by masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo, plus select other works. Ogle Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’, Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’ and more as your guide unpicks their meaning and the genius of their creators. Plus, visit the Uffizi's rooftop terrace to admire the splendid city views.

Enjoy a more intimate experience on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people at most.
Make your own way to the Uffizi Gallery in central Florence and meet your art-expert guide. Then, with your skip-the-line ticket, bypass the long main entrance lines and walk straight inside.

One of the world’s oldest art museums, the Uffizi was built by architect Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century to house government offices. It was only later that the building was used to showcase art collected by Florence’s ruling Medici family, and not until 1769 that it was turned into a public museum.

The repository of more 1,500 works dating from Greek times to the 18th century, the core of the Uffizi is its unmissable collection of Renaissance art. Your tour concentrates on these, as your guide leads you around the highlights of the Renaissance rooms, home to great works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and others.

Enter the spectacular Botticelli Room and wonder at his The Birth of Venus and Primavera as your guide explains their composition and meaning, and the nature of Botticelli’s genius.

Then, continue to see masterpieces such as da Vinci’s breathtaking Annunciation, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and works by Rafael. Throughout, your guide will recount fascinating insights into the lives of the artists in question, and tell stories about the patrons who contributed to the magnificent museum.

During your tour, pay a visit to the Uffizi's rooftop terrace and soak up its gorgeous views of the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio bridge and Piazza degli Uffizi, the museum’s statue-lined inner courtyard.

Your tour ends inside the museum, leaving you free to stay and explore independently until closing time. Alternatively, exit the museum after your tour ends to explore more of Florence.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
In order to collect your tickets you must report with your confirmation voucher to the designated meeting point near the Uffizi Gallery entrance
Departure Time:
1:30pm
Duration:
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes inside the Uffizi Gallery, so you can continue exploring the museum independently if you wish

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Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Uffizi Gallery Walking Tour

Skip The Line: Uffizi Gallery Tou

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
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  • Use of supplied headsets (where needed)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • No food, drink or photography permitted inside the Uffizi Gallery
  • Please note that no large bags are permitted in the Uffizi Gallery. Please do not bring any large bags/backpacks with you
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: D A S, May 2015

I think our rep was called Paulo, he had a fantastic knowledge of the subjects and delivered it in an accessible way, we now have a really good understanding of the development of Italian art and will be able to use this when looking at art across the world.

Reviewed by: Helen t, April 2015

Vast museum, great to have a local tour guide who knew her stuff and also the use of personal audio guides having just done a terrible, tour of Pompeii without one. This museum is vast and we could have got completley lost without this guide and wasted a lot of time. If you haven't got time or previous knowledge this tour gives you the most

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