Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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See the best of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery on a 1.5-hour walking tour, led by an art-expert guide. Avoid the long main entrance lines with a skip-the-line ticket and experience the world-famous gallery’s Renaissance highlights and architecture. Marvel at treasures including Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Doni Tondo,’ and hear the history of the magnificent building. Select a morning or afternoon tour, or choose an evening tour and, if you wish, upgrade it to include a classic Italian aperitivo or dinner after your gallery visit (upgrade available Tuesdays only, July to September).
Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening tour when you book, and then meet your guide at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery ready for your 1.5-hour tour.Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the long main entrance lines and head inside the world-famous gallery. Your tour will concentrate on the highlights of its collection, made up of 1,500 pieces of artwork in 45 rooms.
Designed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi was originally built to house Florence’s judiciary offices, but was gradually filled with art by the Medici family, the city’s medieval rulers. After they lost power in the 18th century, the palace became a museum.

The Uffizi is famed for its glorious Renaissance artworks, and your guide will take you to the most interesting galleries. Admire treasures by Giotto and visit halls dedicated to Michelangelo, da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael, all masters of their time.

 Learn about works such as da Vinci’s Annunciation and Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and explore the gallery's upper level, home to masterpieces by Caravaggio.

After around 1.5 hours, your tour ends inside the gallery. You're then free to leave or stay on to explore independently. On a morning or afternoon tour, you can also visit the Uffizi’s rooftop café for refreshments (own expense).Evening Tour with Aperitivo or Dinner Upgrade (Tuesdays only, July to September):If you’ve chosen an evening tour of the Uffizi Gallery, why not upgrade to enjoy an aperitivo or dinner afterward? When your tour ends, follow your guide to a restaurant in nearby Piazza della Signoria, one of the world’s most beautiful squares.Then, say farewell to your guide and savor a classic Italian aperitivo. Sip on a drink such as a glass of prosecco and enjoy snacks such as focaccine (Italian scones).Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner. Gaze over the illuminated square as you enjoy dishes such as pasta and roasted pork (see the Itinerary for a sample menu), served with mineral water. (Other drinks at own expense).After relaxing over dinner, make your own way back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Entrance fee
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Uffizi Gallery
  • Professional local guide - Starting from March 2019: small group tour - max 14 people each Professional Guide
  • Aperitivo (if evening tour and option selected)
  • 4-course dinner with mineral water (if evening tour and option selected)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
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