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Uffizi Gallery

One of Florence's oldest and most popular museums with a vast collection of Italian masterpieces.

Uffizi Gallery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Skip-The-Line Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket

1. Florence: Skip-The-Line Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket

Discover masterpieces of art at one of Italy's (and the world’s) greatest art museums, and enjoy skip-the-line entrance at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Marvel at Italian Renaissance art by some of the greatest artists of all times. See paintings by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and others. Go to the gallery’s most renowned room to see the stunning collection by Botticelli. Admire his “Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus,” and reflect upon his representation of the birth of the goddess as she emerges from the sea foam. Escape the hassle and hurry of organized group tours, and explore at your own pace. You are free to stay inside the museum for as long as you like. To see more stunning art, add skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens to your tour by selecting the option. After visiting the Uffizi, visit the palace and gardens in any order within the next 5 days.

Florence: Uffizi Reserved Ticket with Digital Booklet

2. Florence: Uffizi Reserved Ticket with Digital Booklet

Avoid the long lines and enter the Uffizi gallery quickly with a fast track ticket. Meet a staff member of the local partner in front of the entrance, under the Statue of Dante Alighieri along the Loggiato, to receive your ticket and go through the mandatory security line and you’re in. Enjoy the convenience of skipping both the ticket-buyers line and the ticket-pickup line. Then, explore one of Europe’s oldest museums. Take a journey through the history of art from the Middle Ages through the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at masterpieces such as Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Caravaggio's "Medusa" and the only painting made on wood by Michelangelo. The Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.

Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

3. Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the world's oldest museum, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals, he gave an office to the rest to keep an eye on them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. After his death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of artworks and made the Uffizi his private museum. On this tour Uffizi tour, save time but also learn inside stories behind some of the most notable masterpieces conserved in Florence. After your tour, enjoy some refreshments in the cafeteria on the Uffizi Gallery's terrace. Take in the unique views of the city, relax and take pictures.

Florence: Exclusive Uffizi, David, and Accademia Tour

4. Florence: Exclusive Uffizi, David, and Accademia Tour

Discover the most visited museums in Florence alongside a professional guide. Together you'll admire the exhibit's most important works as you appreciate the art of the Italian Renaissance. Your guide will take you through the priority entrance into both galleries without having to wait in the long lines. Throughout your experience your guide will be on hand to explain the most important works of art which are contained inside the museums. The first stop will be the visit to The Uffizi Gallery with its pictorial collections and masterpieces by artists and protagonists of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Later, the guide will take you to the Accademia Gallery to discover the most famous Florentine symbol: Michelangelo's David. The gallery is one of the places with the highest number of sculptures by Michelangelo, and is a place where you can also admire the museum of musical instruments, the collection of golden-background paintings, and the Sala dei Prigioni with sculptures designed for Pope Julius II.

Uffizi Gallery: Small Group Tour

5. Uffizi Gallery: Small Group Tour

Escape the herds of tourists and explore the world’s oldest museum, the Uffizi Gallery, in a small and intimate group. Start the tour with priority skip-the-line entry, and immerse yourself in one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance artworks. Explore the gallery’s many rooms filled with priceless artworks dating back over the centuries and listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes. Admire some of the most incredible masterpieces ever created, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s Annunciation, and Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, just to name a few. Learn from your experienced guide how to understand and appreciate the arts on a profound level, and engage in thought-provoking conversation about the meaning behind the artworks.

Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Tickets

6. Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Tickets

Exchange your voucher at the local partner's office then head off to the galleries where you can enjoy skip-the-line access and avoid the long waiting times. At the Uffizi Gallery, admire the array of collections which include masterpieces by renowned artists from the Renaissance movement such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and more. As you explore, follow the lives of the artists themselves while admiring their pieces, including The Birth of Venus, Medusa, and Primavera. Next, head to the second most visited gallery in Florence, the Accademia, which houses the largest collection of sculptures by Michelangelo. Here, marvel at the impressive 520 centimeter marble sculpture of David, which is a true emblem of the Renaissance period.

Florence: Semi-Private Uffizi Gallery Tour

7. Florence: Semi-Private Uffizi Gallery Tour

Uncover the story behind artwork by masters like Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci on this guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Save time at this popular attraction with skip-the-line tickets.  Listen as your guide explains artwork to you and helps you to appreciate the art and history of the Italian Renaissance. Navigate easily thorugh this massive collection to find pieces by artists like Giotto, Caravaggio, and Vasari.  Enjoy a chronological itinerary that will allow you to travel back through time by visiting the museum's highlights for each time period. Start with Byzantine art in Tuscany, before slowly making your way through to the wonderful Renaissance.  Have the freedom to explore the gallery on your own after the conclusion of your tour or choose to purchase a drink at the bar and enjoy its fantastic views.

Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery Ticket

8. Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery Ticket

You'll begin by being escorted into the gallery by your staff, receiving your ticket to enter directly without wasting time in line. The gallery attracts more than one million annual visitors who want to take a look at this art collection. Among its many artworks you'll discover paintings of artists and protagonists of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Once inside the gallery you will enjoy a chronological trip that will allow you to travel through time, starting from Byzantine art in Tuscany through to the wonderful Renaissance. Following this fantastic visit you'll be welcome to take advantage of the gallery's services by enjoying a snack at the bar, enjoying one of the best views of Florence from the terrace in front of Palazzo Vecchio.

Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

9. Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums and sites with skip-the-line access. The tour begins with a fascinating visit to the Accademia, where you’ll learn the secrets behind Michelangelo’s colossal David. Then proceed to Duomo Square to admire the gorgeous cathedral façade and the record-breaking dome by Brunelleschi. Stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum upper floor and terrace. The small group setting of 10-12 people allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. In a small group, you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. 

Florence: Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Gallery

10. Florence: Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Gallery

The morning part of your full-day tour begins with a guided visit of the Accademia Gallery. Learn why Michelangelo's David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence and what the statue represented in its time. Enjoy a close encounter with timeless works of art and get the inside story of the life and times of Michelangelo, the consummate artist of the Renaissance. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own to explore further and have lunch. The second part of the tour begins in the early afternoon. You’ll enjoy a complete introductory tour to the city and 2,000 years of Florentine history. Learn about the city’s Roman origins, and see the Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, and Brunelleschi magnificent Dome that overlooks the Baptistery's golden Gates of Paradise. After the walking tour you’ll visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s top art museums. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the works of the great artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and others. Admire well-known paintings that you have seen all your life in books, magazines, and on TV. Learn the secrets of the craft, techniques, and tools of the artists. When you encounter the incredible wealth of artworks of the period, you can understand why Florence is known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

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What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

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4.5 / 5

based on 22,103 reviews

It was a complete dream, the guide was very knowledgeable and the information was precise and insightful. She was very charismatic and offered all kinds of additional information when asked for details and volunteered very curious facts during the conversations.

We mainly wanted to avoid the very long line to get into the museum and it helped greatly. It was easy to locate the tour operator at the site and there were plenty of communications to make sure things go right. Absolutely recommend it.

Had to wait in line to get into museum but it became a good time to get to know the tour guide and she gave us some history while waiting. Very pleased with the group only being 5 people and it made it easier to ask questions.

Guide very prepared and good at explaining the history of the Uffizi, the Medici and the works

Our guide Oksana was excellent, very knowledgeable. Highly recommended