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Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

1. 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 people or less 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: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

2. Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Step into Florence, the world's most beautiful open-air museum. Uncover the history of the Eternal City with a local guide and stroll through the halls of the Uffizi and Accademia galleries with skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Follow your local guide and hear all the captivating stories behind the main monuments of the historical center. Discover the rivalries and plots of Florence's dominant families such as the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici. Head to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo's iconic David. Skip the lines with the express security check and explore the gallery. Slip into the past as your guide provides insightful details and facts about each work. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery and benefit from express entry once again. Here, admire timeless art by Renaissance masters, like Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Dukes of Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and Tondo Doni by Michelangelo.

Florence: Sunset Gondola Tour

3. Florence: Sunset Gondola Tour

The Arno river is the history of Florence. It was its first supply source, and initially divided the city before uniting it through its marvelous Middle Ages and Renaissance bridges. Its riverbanks house some of the most beautiful ancient noble palaces, and nowadays it perfectly reflects the romantic, elegant, and slow flowing soul of Florence. This tour will let you discover this soul at the most picture-perfect moment of the day: aperitivo time. This important time of the day is right before dinner, right before sunset, when Florence is flooded by the most magical light, and even the cold stones seem soft and warm. Follow your guide from the bank, all the way through to the embarcadero (pier). Here you will climb aboard a barchetto, a Florentine gondola, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence. Your gondola will be conducted by an authentic barcaiolo, a Florentine boatman that will guide your boat with his long-reaching pole. There will be no noisy engines, only the charm of tradition and the voice of your expert guide to unveil the secrets of the Arno River. As you push through its calm waters, you will pass under the magnificent Florentine bridges and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. Following your Gondola ride, you will enjoy a refreshing “aperitivo” with a glass of cool wine to celebrate your romantic stay in Florence.

The BEST Florence Walking tour-Renaissance and Medici Tales

4. The BEST Florence Walking tour-Renaissance and Medici Tales

In this tour you’ll get a general overview of the city, while passing by its main highlights and discovering thrilling stories, hidden gems and unknown fun-facts. In an amusing walk, you’ll understand why this city became the cradle of the Renaissance and changed our global history. You’ll also dive into the intrigues of one of the most powerful dynasties of all times, the Medici family, and you’ll realize their astounding impact, visible even in our daily lives. And many more! We’ll also give you useful information and tips about many different things: from how to avoid leather scams to how to choose the best gelato! All in a friendly and professional manner, with a good balance between information and humour, so that you’ll learn and enjoy at the same time.

Florence: Rafting Trip on the River Arno

5. Florence: Rafting Trip on the River Arno

Who said that art cities are boring? With our one-of-a-kind tour, you can experience the incredible artistic heritage of Florence in an active and, above all, adventurous way, from start to finish! On board of our rafting boats, guided by qualified personnel and in complete safety. The tour will start from the eastern end of the city stretch of the Arno river immediately with a strong emotion: the small waterfall of Pescaia di San Niccolò (river level permitting). The journey on the Arno will then continue westwards through the historic center: visiting the city from another point of view, fluvial and silent, compared to the crowding and confusion of the city streets, is a unique experience that everyone can try: from a couple of young friends, to families, to seniors; whether you want to paddle or let yourself be lulled by the current of the Arno, the view of the palaces and churches that overlook the Arno, as well as that of the bridges that we will meet, is remarkable: from the Museum dedicated to Galileo Galilei, to the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio to S. Trinita, and then Palazzo Spini Feroni, Palazzo Corsini, the Church of S. Frediano in Cestello and much more...

Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

6. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet your expert guide in the heart of the ancient Roman city, the Piazza della Repubblica, where you will learn about the city’s foundation. Walk to Orsanmichele, a Medieval church with iconic Renaissance sculptures on its ornate facade, including work by the famous Donatello. At Piazza della Signoria you can hear the stories behind the Renaissance fountain, the statues and the Palazzo Vecchio which dominates the square with its soaring tower. Just beyond the palace is the Uffizi, a fine example of Renaissance architecture. Cross the Uffizi courtyard to reach the banks of the Arno River and admire the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in town. Make a stop at Piazza Santa Croce. Once the stage for jousting tournaments, today it hosts the official sport of the city, Calcio Storico: an exciting mix of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The itinerary continues through the Medieval streets to the Bargello, then on to reach the Cathedral Square. Stop here to admire the record-breaking dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and learn all about its construction. Just steps away from the Cathedral Square lies the Palazzo Medici. Learn about the history of the Medici family and how they created a golden age in Florence. See the beautiful palace courtyard with its elegant Renaissance architecture and ornamentation. The last stop on the itinerary is the church of San Lorenzo. With a foundation dating back to the 4th century, this was the original cathedral of Florence.

Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

7. Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

Meet your guide at Uffizi Square. Learn about the specifics of this public space before walking into Uffizi Gallery to see the masterpieces of art. Start a lifetime experience visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence: bypass the long lines and head in faster with pre-reserved tickets. Learn about this historical palace by architect Vasari that houses artworks from the local churches and from the Medici family’s collection. Hear from your guide how this collection of thousands of paintings from the 13-17th centuries was gifted to the Medici and their successors. Focus on paintings from the Gothic Ages to the Late Renaissance displayed in chronological order. Benefit from your local guide's expertise as they will do a careful selection to show the works by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Then, follow your guide as you take a short stroll through the wonderful old town passing the Piazza Della Signoria. Explore the Cathedral Square with its complementary buildings forming the famous religious center of Florence. See the Baptistry famous with its doors, right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. Marvel at the imponent Cathedral dominating the skyline of Florence. See its artistic wonders, notice its size, and the amazing marble decorations. Look up to see its Dome which is very famous for many reasons like its interior mosaics. Use your Brunelleschi Pass to enter the famous cathedral of Florence. Learn about its significance in the city of Florence and its historical importance. Enter the Duomo with your reserved skip-the-line tickets from a separate entrance. Climb Brunelleschi's iconic dome with your expert guide. Visit the internal terraces and see artworks and frescoes by masters of the Renaissance.  Reach the top and admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside from outside the cupola.

Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

8. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's history and some fun facts. You'll also be shown the best places to find gelato, bistecca alla fiorentina, and truffles. The highlight of this bike tour is a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to experience stunning views of Florence.

Florence: Accademia, Uffizi, and Duomo Guided Tour

9. Florence: Accademia, Uffizi, and Duomo Guided Tour

Admire the must-see art masterpieces of all time held in the greatest museums of the city along with treasures kept inside one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. Your guide will lead you first to the Accademia Gallery for total immersion in the art of Michelangelo. See his most renowned work “David”, and other important pieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'', and “Palestrina Pietà”. Then, follow your guide inside the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and many others. Among the precious exhibition halls of the Gallery, you can see the most renowned works by Botticelli, "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". Finally, after a break, you will reach Duomo square ready to admire the interior of the Cathedral. Once inside the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves. Enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complexities of the stained-glass windows by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Andrea del Castagno, and the clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be also surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous, tile mural-like “carpet” of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, witness the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari. Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry fashion and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture.

Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

10. Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

Experience the city from a different perspective on a rafting boat adventure through the Arno River. Paddle along the central section of the Arno aboard an inflatable boat. See beyond the numerous Renaissance monuments and take in romantic landscapes. Discover the attractive fisherman's hut, S.Niccolò, and admire the old Bridge Ponte Vecchio passing under its outstanding arches. Let yourself be carried peacefully by the stream and enjoy snacks and local Tuscan wines during the aperitif time on the River. Don't forget to take unforgettable pictures of the fantastic views.

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What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

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This was a great tour. You spend about two hours in the Uffizi gallery, walk around Florence and tour the Acadamia where the statue of David is. We received many helpful hints throughout the day.

Sylvia was very knowledgable, super kind and enthusiastic. Fantastic storiez, great recommendations. I loved every moment of the tour

Our guide Gabriel was very well prepared and their explanation and stories were really helpful.

Our guide Sara was very educational and very kind, I recommend it 100%.

Very good experience. Guide was very helpful and kind