Skip-the-Line Uffizi Tour

Skip-the-Line Uffizi Tour

From $57.24 per person

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most mesmerizing museums in the world. With your guide you will learn all about the inside stories behind some of the most notable art masterpiece's in the world.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Save time with a guided tour
  • Discover the oldest museum in the world
  • Learn the inside stories behind the greatest Renaissance masterpieces
Full description
The Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the oldest museum in the world, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari, but originally had a different purpose. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. The great industries of Florence such as wool, silk, and banking had a huge influence on the politics in Florence. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals he decided to collect the rest of them in one single building and give an office to each of them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. Cosimo's idea was to keep his eyes and ears on all of them. After Cosimo's death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of art works and made the Uffizi his private museum. In this tour Uffizi tour with a professional guide, you will not only get the benefit of saving your time, but you will also acquire inside stories behind some of the most notable masterpieces conserved in Florence. After your Uffizi tour, you are welcome to enjoy some refreshments in the cafeteria on the Uffizi Gallery's terrace. Take in the unique views of the city, relax and take pictures.
Includes
  • Skip-the-Line tickets
  • Live guide
  • Headsets and earpieces
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome coffee
  • Luggage deposit
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meet at the local partner's office at Via de' Martelli, 33r, 50129, Florence. Please be at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tours starts.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card for children

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    •  Please note: you will be entering through the priority line and may experience a short wait due to high season
    Customer reviews

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    4.9 / 5

    based on 374 reviews

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    The guided tour with Victoria was pretty interesting. We got an inside into the different epochs and the corresponding artists. It wasn't too detailed and for us absolutely perfect so that we could get a deep inside especially into the renaissance period. We definitely recommend the tour and our great guide Victoria! :-)

    June 13, 2021

    The experience was overall amazing. Perfectly organized The tour was extremely interesting and while we were walking to the Uffizi with the guide we got to learn some of Florence history as well. I went we some friends and our kids and it was the perfect tour for them as well Thanks to the guide we were able to see the best of the Uffizi Gallery and learn a lot. The guide was very competent and pleasant to listen to. I absolutely enjoy it and recommend it. I look forward to go back and visit the Accademy which was still close during our visit Thanks you!!

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    February 13, 2021

    With this ticket you can skip the long line. It takes time to watch all the masterpieces of art. The italian Renaissance is here together with the only painting done by Michelangelo Buonarroti. The "Tondo Doni". This is a real outstanding picture. Botticelli, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Raffaello, Cimabue etc. Starting from XIII century, the beauty was born in Florence and lies in the eyes of the one who sees.

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    September 1, 2020

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