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Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approx 2hrs 45mins
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the incredible Uffizi Gallery – one of the world’s oldest museums and one of the most important art collections anywhere. With works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Caravaggio.

  • Uniquely, this tour also visits the Palazzo Vecchio; one-time home to the Medici family. Here you’ll visit the Council of 500, made famous by Dan Brown and Michelangelo.

  • Securing Uffizi tickets can be difficult, and lines into the gallery are notorious. With pre-reserved tickets, we minimize the wait.
Skip the line on our Uffizi tour Self portrait by Raphael, Uffizi Gallery Uffizi Gallery courtyard The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery Even the ceiling is beautiful! Uffizi Gallery

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

VISIT THE OLDEST AND BEST ART GALLERY IN ITALY.

(Nota bene: From November 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, we are running a special edition of this tour that begins in the Palazzo Vecchio and uses a special, VIP corridor which is usually off-limits to visitors to enter into the Uffizi Gallery. Aside from this small change, the tour remains the same.)

First opened to visitors in 1591, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the world’s oldest museums. Covering an area of some 86,000 square feet, it also happens to be one of the biggest. And just in case that weren’t compelling enough reason to visit – it’s the best collection of Renaissance paintings in all of Italy!

All of that can make the Uffizi Gallery pretty overwhelming. Luckily, the paintings are arranged in chronological order which means you feel like you’re traveling through time, tracing the world’s most important artistic movements as they happened.

DECODING ART AND THE RENAISSANCE WITH AN EXPERT LOCAL GUIDE.

Your expert guide will walk you through this incredible museum, teaching you to distinguish different styles in different ages, so you can see how techniques developed over the centuries – and how the Renaissance changed everything.

Discover masterpieces by greats like Cimabue, Duccio and Giotto. Gaze at the real Renaissance classics, including, perhaps most famous of all, Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ and ‘Birth of Venus’. Learn about the legacy the painters of this particular era left by exploring later pieces by Titian and Caravaggio. It all adds up to more than just an Uffizi tour – it’s a voyage through time!

PRE-RESERVED TICKETS GUARANTEED & EARLY MORNING ACCESS

Uffizi tickets are (quite understandably) in high demand and during busy seasons in particular, general access lines can stretch for hours. You don’t need to worry about any of that though, because we’ve pre-reserved your tickets so your entrance line is separate from general access. Using the first entry time we also get you in before most visitors, to explore the galleries before the become crowded.

With small groups of only 15 people or fewer throughout, you’ll find it easy to hear your guide and to ask all the questions you can think of – creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere throughout. You can also count on the quality of our tour guides, hand picked for their knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and fun factor.

End your tour with a step back in time at Palazzo Vecchio

The history of Palazzo Vecchio is the history of Florence. For centuries this was the home of power, government and art in Florence. Built by the same man who created the Duomo, both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were commissioned to paint murals here, in the phenomenal Council of 500. Neither completed the task (and Leonardo learned an important lesson about painting with wax) but the frescoes and ceiling panels here are still an incredible sight.

As well as beautiful art, you'll encounter the most fascinating of Florentine history at Palazzo Vecchio, including the story of the Medici, who abandoned this palace for the Pitti Palace in a bold statement, and commissioned the building of the Vasari Corridor all the way from here to their new home.

Sites visited

  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Salone dei 500
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Masterpieces by: Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio & more.
  • Piazza della Signoria

Included

  • Pre-reserved Palazzo Vecchio tickets
  • Pre-reserved Uffizi tickets
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets
  • Small groups of 15 or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 590 Customer Reviews

Our guide was outstanding!! Chiara gave us a fantastic overview of the art and the history of Florence. Loved this tour
Charles was an awesome guide and was full of great information. We loved both tours and look forward to mor WOI tours.
Wonderful tour. Excellent guide. Very personable and very normative. Would highly recommend.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a child reduction.

Backpacks are not allowed into the Palazzo Vecchio, please make sure to only bring small handbags on this tour.

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Our guide was outstanding!! Chiara gave us a fantastic overview of the art and the history of Florence. Loved this tour
Charles was an awesome guide and was full of great information. We loved both tours and look forward to mor WOI tours.
Wonderful tour. Excellent guide. Very personable and very normative. Would highly recommend.
Our guide was excellent. To be honest, throughout the tour her microphone cut in and out, although it got better as the tour went on. This of course was not her fault!
Wonderful tour! Guide and content were wonderful. Meeting up was easy a very pleasant! Can't wait to go back!
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The tour was great and the guide was really knowledgeable. Overall I was quite impressed.
My personal favorite of the four tours we took with the Walks of Italy, my wife, mother and I all had a great time.
We enjoyed the tour very much. Organization was excellent. Matt is an exceptional guide. He is extremely knowledgable and presented the information in an entertaining manner. He made the artworks come alive with his explanations and stories. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
Great information! I've done 3 walks of Italy tours now and they've all been fantastic. I really enjoy the extra anecdotes and insights the guides provide. My only suggestion would be to build in a little more time for questions -- each tour has felt like there's so much information to squeeze into such a short time, there hasn't been any time devoted to follow up questions or discussions.
Walks of Italy always has excellent tour guides.
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It was great to get right in and have private viewing time. Guide again was excellent. I would recommend this tour.
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One tweak I would give this tour. More time in the Uffizi and less in the Palazzo Vecchio. The Palazzo could have been cut by half hour to give more time to the Uffizi. I felt terrible passing by so many famous paintings. The perk of skipping the line was lost if one cannot enjoy these jewels. Also though interesting, too much time on the portraits in the arcade/gallery, again more time for the famous or stellar paintings. I liked that Angelo really tried to get everyone involved.
When using the radios, guides should try to ensure they're in the middle of the pack when speaking. In longer corridors, the people in the back of the line usually lose signal.
Mat was a great guide. He is passionate about art and it really shows. We learned so much rising the Uffizi with him.
Very knowledgeable guide a bit of a monotonous tone of voice had us drop our attention at times.
Loved this tour ...
We loved the tour - perfect length and our guide was fantastic - warm, enthusiastic and so knowledgeable - he had a great way of imparting all the information and obviously loved his subject matter which made all the difference. Thank you.
A perfect introduction into art
We loved the tour and Ismael was great!!!!!
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Brilliant tour and Angelo was superb. His enthusiasm and knowledge made for an extremely enjoyable experience where we learnt a lot and gained a real insight into the works and the time period. Great mixture of information and fun facts. Very skilled guide who knew how to pitch to his audience. Also, really impressed and grateful to Walks of Italy - we got dreadfully lost and ended up 10 minutes late at the meeting point. There was another 'Walks' tour group at the meeting point and their guide arranged for us to catch up with our group, and we thank him and his colleague for their kindness in getting us to Angelo. We would hate to have missed this experience - it really was superb!
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Excellent tour but there was a short delay getting our tickets so many groups entered before us it was busier than I had expected when making the booking.
My guide was great - one of the best I have had on any tour.
Fantastic tour! Great guide and smooth logistics.
This is one of the best guided tours we have ever had. I believe our guide was Bernardo. He taught us so much and he made it completely interesting.
Angelo is a fun guide, great sense of humor, but with deep and extensive knowledge of his subject.
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Angelo was our favorite tour guide! His humor and knowledge made for a great day. He made sure everyone could hear well. He is very good at his job.
Very knowledgeable and professional tour guide. Great fun, would have loved to have had 10 extra minutes at ufizzi to browse the gift shop
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This tour was so pleasurable for us. Angelo planned the timing of entering and exiting each room so precisely that we felt we were on a private tour. His knowledge of the art, the artists, the Medici family and all the back stories made this trip special. He has a calm and pleasant demeanor that adds to the experience. A+ for Angelo.
Angelo was an excellent guide who, in addition to detailing the artworks, provided a lot of interesting background information. My family, including my 10 year old son, thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Charles. As mentioned in my previous review, we were informed we'll have to buy new tickets and re-join the long queues if we want to re-visit the Uffizi after the Walks of Italy tour. That's quite disappointing as there are many other art works on display that we would have liked to view.
Fantastic tour, very interesting.
Charles was an excellent guide and very humorous. He had to work hard in the Palazzo Vecchio because there was an event going on and he had to deal with Italian bureaucracy who did not want to let us in or see the important sites within. He got around it and was very professional and we had an excellent experience. Additionally, he was very knowledgeable about the paintings in the Uffizi and we left as though we learned a lot, but yet were not overwhelmed. Our idea of a perfect time.
Our guide Angelo was just brilliant. We have done many walking tours through Italy and Greece and on a cruise and he stood out as clearly the best. He wove a story throughout a well organised tour that left us full of knowledge, but equally entertained. Brilliant and highly recommended.
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Our guide Angelo was very good indeed. Enjoyed the tour immensely. Thank you
I already think that you guys are fabulous. Antonio was also great- he earned his spot with grace and information. He was numerous, knowledgeable, and herded us well. You in customer service helped me with incorrect dates, and arrangements as things hanged on my groups schedule. I was on this tour, another tour, some time ago, and do remember getting a better sense of the history of the buildings. I missed that, but I know that each tour is individual, and each guide is coming from a different background. All said - my little group of four rated it, and Antonio very highly.
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Great tour delivered by an outstanding tour guide, Angelo. The Uffizi tour was one of eight tours I did whilst in Italy, six of which were with Walks Of Italy. This tour is the one I enjoyed the most thanks to the high energy and passion in which it was delivered. Angelo selected key works of art and wove a riveting storyline around each one, whilst masterfully making the connections between the different periods and influencers. Highly knowledgeable and charismatic, Angelo is sensitive and audience aware, responding to the group and capable of inspiring emotion. Thank you for a wonderful tour Angelo.
It was a good tour. I would have preferred slightly longer in the uffizi. But I did enjoy it.