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Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

1. 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.

Uffizi Gallery: Small Group Tour

2. 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: Exclusive Uffizi, David, and Accademia Tour

3. 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.

Florence Uffizi Gallery Skip the Line Guided Tour

4. Florence Uffizi Gallery Skip the Line Guided Tour

Do you hate waiting in line? Skip the Line at the Uffizi Gallery and see it all with an experienced guide on this shared or private tour. The 2-hour tour, led by an experienced, official guide, will bring you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Renaissance artworks, including Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Michelangelo's only masterpiece on wood. Leonardo da Vinci's enigmatic Adoration of the Magi is also on display. The gallery itself is a work of art, initiated by Cosimo I de Medici. One of the oldest art museums in Europe, it holds treasures commissioned and collected by one of the continents most famous families.

Florence: Uffizi, Pitti Palace, & Boboli Garden Combo Ticket

5. Florence: Uffizi, Pitti Palace, & Boboli Garden Combo Ticket

With this cumulative ticket, you will get a reserved entrance to 5 museums, including the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, two of the most famous and important museums in Florence. Meet our assistant in front of the Uffizi, and they will give you your reserved entrance ticket. After the visit, you will have five days to visit the rest. Start your day with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to some of the most important paintings ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Caravaggio's "Medusa" and the only painting made on wood by Michelangelo. Marvel at the invaluable collection of statues that adorns the corridors which consist of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures. Discover Pitti Palace, built in the second half of the 15th century, where you can explore the Palatine Gallery to admire some masterpieces of famous painters including Caravaggio, Botticelli, Rubens, and Titians. Then, visit the Royal Apartments, where the Medici Family, The Grand Dukes of Tuscany, and the Italian Royal Family lived.  And enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and opulence of the Boboli Gardens and get a sense of the privilege and power enjoyed by the Medici family in centuries past.

Florence: Semi-Private Uffizi Gallery Tour

6. 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: Walking Tour, Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Gallery

7. 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.

Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

8. 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: Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

9. Florence: Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

Enjoy an exclusive cultural experience in Florence with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to Renaissance masterpieces. See Florence's treasures in one of Europe's oldest museums, such as the masterpieces by Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and others.  Find portraits from Medici Family by Bronzino, the angelic Madonna and the Child by Lippi, and the most famous paintings of Renaissance: La Primavera (The Spring) and La Nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus) by Botticelli. Your expert guide will explain the history of the paintings and artists.  Alternatively, if you would like to explore the museum at your own pace, choose the option that includes skip-the-line tickets only and a host who will greet you upon arrival. This option does not include a guided tour.

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

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

Meet your guide and enter the Uffizi Gallery without delay with your pre-reserved tickets. Learn about this historical palace by architect Vasari that houses artworks from the local churches, and the Medici family’s collection. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace. Hear from your guide about the masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and other key artists. Follow your expert guide on a short stroll through the old town of Florence passing through Piazza Della Signoria. Head to the famous Cathedral of Florence. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you see the imposing Duomo dominating the skyline. Savor the artistic wonder for its size and amazing marble decorations. See the Baptistry, famous with its doors, right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. These are the Gates of Paradise but what you’ll see here are only the copies (the originals are in the Museum). Include a pre-reserved visit to Brunelleschi's Dome at the end of the tour and climb the dome at your leisure to admire scenic views of Florence and surrounding Tuscany. Use the Brunelleschi Pass which is valid for 72 hours to see the Museum and the Baptistery of the Cathedral after your tour.

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Ufizzi Gallery with its master pieces and David in the Academia are a must when you visit Florence! Take a guided tour as we did, because it is impossible to know so much as your guide will tell you. For the Ufizzi Gallery our guide was Christian, who was excellent in telling the history of the most famous paintings with so many details. For the Academia and David tour our guide was Martina. We hade a sublime 90 minutes lecture for David, Michelangelo and the Academia. After the tour we've visited the chambers with musical instruments and saw old original keyboard instruments from Bartolomeo Cristofory. Fortunately our guide Martina has told us for those chambers, otherwise we would have missed them.

beautiful experience. we were accompanied to the Uffizi by our guide Giovanni. person was very kind polite and prepared. he told us anecdotes and curiosities that we didn't know. incredible two hours. we have promised ourselves to return to Florence this spring and will ask him again for further visits.

Christiano was a fantastic tour guide who had so much to teach us about the art works in Uffizi and Acadedemia. The tour was really good value and I would highly recommend it. It also made the entries to the museums so easy and it was a treat to see the wonderful art works from the greatest Italian artists.

Our tour guide Rosa was amazing. Her passion for the contents of the Uffizi was infectious and we learned so much from her. It’s been easily the best tour of our month long trip across Europe.

We ended up being the only people on our group tour. Our guide was personable. Knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed every minute of it.