Semi Private Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line
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Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy
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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Professional guide
- Semi Private group of 14 people max
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Use of supplied headsets (where needed)
- Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
We had Alessia on this tour and she has a real passion for the arts. Excellent guide for one of the world's incredible collections. Highly recommend
Very interesting tour, Valentino was an excellent guide. We had plenty of time to view the paintings and enjoy the terrace.
Annette was a marvellous guide, so knowledgeable and so pleasant at the same time. She made us focus on certain details that made us see Art as part of a whole (history, geography, private lives...) - fascinating! We could have stayed with her all day !
This tour guide and tour were so good. Stephanie A. was so knowledgeable and took us step-by-step through the early art that sparked the Renaissance to master-pieces of great artists during the heart of this time. She was extremely well spoken and clear and made sure to highlight important tidbits of information that helped my wife and I regain an appreciation for this topic area. We both highly recommend this tour and tour guide.
Angelo gave one of the best tours we have ever had. Insightful, funny, able to read the group and adjust the content for a side variety of folks. Amazing.
Excellent organized the tour. The tour-guide knows to explain about each symbol in the paint, and characteristics for each painter.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was the right length for our 11 and 13 year olds. Our guide was great. She blended history of Florence into the discussion of key art works and artists. She explained key aspects of paintings in an engaging manner. Definitely recommend this tour.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. She paced us well and showed us important works and told us things in such depth that it was more than the typical audio guide you get.
The tour guide was absolutely excellent and we are so glad to have spent the time with Matt, our tour guide, a local Florentine, and so passionate about art and Florence. Thank you.
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.
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.
This guided tour was one of the best decisions we made on our trip to Florence. The gallery is enormous and there is so many people visiting, that to be able to navigate ourselves would have been overwhelming. Our guide was so knowledgeable and organised us to see a really excellent broad overview and gave us some very interesting information along the way. The best way to visit the Uffizi we thought.
We booked this tour, partly so we could skip the line as there is no low season here! I'm glad we did. Getting checked off with my ticket on my mobile phone was great, as it is impossible to find anywhere to print out tickets in Florence. Once the group was sorted with radios and earphones our guide sorry I can't remember her name quickly led us to the entry and we were through into the museum in about 10 minutes. Once in our guide was fantastic, she was very enthusiastic and obviously loves her job! She gave us a fantastic background into the most important and famous pieces in the museum, guiding us through a lot easier than if we were to try to find things on our own. It was great to hear not just about the art work but also how everything, including the building relates to the history of Florence. At the end of the tour you can wander back through for as long as you want. We loved it!!
It was hard to get up this early, but was worth the effort. This is the best way to see the Sistine chapel..worth the price