Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2428M1M2
Explore Florence’s two must-visit art museums – the Accademia and Uffizi galleries – on this Florence combo tour! Start with a morning skip-the-line access and guided tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) to see Michelangelo’s statue of 'David' as well as other treasures, and then spend four hours at leisure (or select the option that includes lunch), either roaming the rooms of the gallery or strolling around the city before your next tour. In the afternoon, skip the lines of the Uffizi Gallery, and explore it on a walking tour. Learn about the famous Renaissance artists of Italy and see highlights like Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Annunciation.’

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
Spend the day at two of Florence’s top museums, the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery, with skip-the-line priority access. Enjoy a guided walking tour of each impressive art collection, with an optional included lunch. See the Itinerary section below for descriptions of each tour and a sample menu, should you select the lunch option.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Accademia Gallery, central Florence
Departure Time:
Accademia Gallery: 10:15 or 11:30am depending on the chosen option
Uffizi Gallery: 4:30pm
Duration:
Varies

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Tours Only 10:15am
Code: 1015TOURONLY

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia starting at 10:15am and Uffizi Gallery Tour starting at 4:30pm

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Tours Including Lunch 10:15am
Code: 1015WITHLUNCH

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia starting at 10:15am, finish the tour and go for lunch. Start your Uffizi Gallery Tour at 4:30pm

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USD $96.22
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Tours Only 11:30am
Code: ONLYTOUR

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia starting at 11:30am and Uffizi Gallery Tour starting at 4:30pm

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Tours Including Lunch 11:30am
Code: WITHLUNCH

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia starting at 11:30am, finish the tour and go for lunch. Start your Uffizi Gallery Tour at 4:30pm

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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Tour
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Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • When booking a tour including the lunch for a child under 5 years old, this one will be payable directly at the restaurant only
Itinerary:
Accademia Gallery (1 hour and 15 minutes):
Start outside the Accademia Gallery at your chosen departure time, and then head past the entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and guide. As you walk, listen to stories about the bounty of artwork contained inside the gallery's walls. Works by Michelangelo are given pride of place, and your guide’s commentary focuses on the artist. Admire his unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo – and then gaze in awe at the statue of David that dominates the central gallery.

Created by Michelangelo when he was just in his twenties, David was sculpted just after he carved La Pietà. Made from local Carrara marble, the statue of the nude biblical hero is incredible with life-like muscles carved to precision. Explore rooms that showcase works by Botticelli and Lippi, and learn about the characteristics of Renaissance art that are prevalent throughout the gallery.

After your tour finishes, spend four hours at leisure or you can choose to end this part of the tour with lunch at a restaurant in the town center (optional). Remain inside the gallery if you wish.

Uffizi Gallery (1 hour and 30 minutes):

Meet your guide at 4:30pm and head inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and start exploring the gallery’s treasure trove of art. Housed in a large horseshoe-shaped building, the Uffizi Gallery’s history is as fascinating to hear about as the works inside it. Built as Florence’s judiciary offices, the palace was decorated 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.

Like the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery’s claim to fame is its wealth of Renaissance artwork, and your guide will talk you through its 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 masters of their time. Learn about highlights like da Vinci’s Annunciation and Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, and then explore the gallery’s upper level to see Caravaggio’s works.

Your tour finishes inside the gallery, but you can stay inside for another hour to browse the art independently.

Sample Light Lunch Menu:
  • Toasted bread with tomato. 2 First courses; Macaroni with Bolognese sauce (or tomato and basil sauce as vegetarian option) Penne with pesto sauce
  • Homemade dessert or cofee
  • Water and glass of wine (Chianti or Trebbiano)

Children Menu:

  • 2 First courses; Macaroni with Bolognese sauce (or tomato and basil sauce as vegetarian option) - Penne with pesto sauce
  • Homemade dessert or Ice-cream
  • Water or orange juice
Please note: Children menu will be paid at the restaurant directly.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sanjeev P, July 2016

Excellent trip. Tour guide was very informative and I saved a lot of time by skipping the main line.

Viator could not do anything about the long security screening line, but given what is going on in the world security lines are unavoidable and a necessary evil.

Reviewed by: Cat, USA, July 2016

So happy to have had this tour to skip ahead of the lines! The lines for each museum were ridiculously long - at least 2 hours wait. With the tour, it only took 20 mins to get the tour together, get our headsets and go inside. The meeting point was easy to find - the reps wear bright yellow jackets on them so check-in was easy.

The guides were great too. We had a different guide for each museum, and they were knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting.

Just a note - I went during prime tourist season, so both museums were very busy inside. If you want to have time to relax and experience the museums without the crowds, don't go during the summer!

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