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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.

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 500 Customer Reviews

Angelo was a spectacular guide.
Giulia was very informative, took our group to the highlights of the huge Uffizi, and made sure we were all together so we missed nothing. Very satisfied!
Chiara was incredibly informative, engaging and charming. She incorporated a historical view point and a profound appreciation of art. Her masterful story telling captivated our two teenage boys and even our seven year old son for three hours!
Our guide was excellent!! 5 stars for holding my attention!!! He was personable, knowledgeable, articulate, and attentive!
Angelo is the best tour guide. He gives the good, the bad, and everything in between stories.
The tour was perfect, we enjoyed it! It was clear how knowledgeable our guide was and personable!
Charles was an excellent tour guide.
Our guide was extremely knowlegable and had a wonderful sense of humor. The tour was well worth the price!
Charles was THE BEST guide of the many tours we took while in Firenze - extremely knowledgeable, witty, insightful. He, and Walks of Italy, highly recommended! Excellent experience!!
Our guide was wonderful...our tour was filled with wonderful anecdotes and history. Thank you...I enjoyed it so much!
Angelo was fantastic. We appreciated his knowledge and ability to contextualize the art within its own period and illuminate its influence on our current era.
Very satisfied with the tour, the guide was very friendly, the explanations very interesting and clear
Guide was outstanding!
Our guide Manuela was very personable and very informative. We not only saw beautiful artwork but learned a lot.
The guide was very informative and shared aspects of her knowledge in a relaxed but professional way; thank you and well done.
The tour was excellent value and Costanzas knowledge of the important subject was so impressive. Would love to ba able to do the tour again but spending much loo ngervgoing thtough more of the magnificent works held here
We loved our guide!! She was excellent. The tour was perfect. The only small thing that might have been better is if we were able to go back into the Uffizi. Maybe start with the Papace and end in Uffizi. Just a thought. But we were so thrilled!
Gulia was magnificent
Angelo was amazing. His stories and background on the art and history were superb. We appreciated his expertise. This is my 2nd tour with walks of italy, and I am impressed!
Our guide was excellent. (Australian). Knowledgeable, humorous, never a dull moment!!
Both tours and guides were excellent. We were the first people to stand in front of David because of our early entry tickets! It was amazing! Skip the line passes were also worth it! Would recommend both tours.
I would recommend getting new radios. On two of these tours I had radio issues, which were resolved.
An excellent guide, who really knew his stuff and gave us a lot to think about as well as showing us really interesting art. A fascinating morning. It was really good to have a small group - perhaps we were lucky, but we were only four. We had a really good morning. Thank Angelo for the tour.
Klaas was amazing! It was like Art History 101. We were lucky enough to get a private tour since the other people did not show. He was great and would sign up for another tour with him if we could!
I loved the guided tour and all the information shared by our guide makes you really appreciate these amazing art pieces!! And historical buildings and places!
Our tour was excellent. Ishmael was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the topics he shared with us. He was also very personable, pleasant, and professional. It was a highlight of our visit to Italy.
I had the same guide as my other Florence tour, and he was great!
We learned a lot about painting through the history, was a very good tour with a lot of great information and sights!
Guide was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting details you wouldn't find in a typical tour.
Great guide and overall experience
Our tour guide was outstanding. It the best tour I've ever been on. He was clear, understandable, and incredibly knowledgeable. We went on four different tours on this trip and this one blew the rest away. We had a wonderful time!
Our guide was Paolo. He explained the development of perspective and the advancement of styles so well. Talked about the role that the patrons played in the decisions made by the painters. Made the stories human and not dry.
Charles was an exceptional guide. We have done several Walks of Italy tours now, but he was the most outstanding guide we have had.
Angelo was sensational - efficient and passionate in one go! We as a family with young kids all gained an appreciation of the art and history of the UffiZi.
Very good tour. Liked the fact we started early before it got too crowded. Ismael was informative and engaging.
He was great even with our group of three he entertained us with great stories like he had a group of 12. The Palazzo Vecchio was a good addition.
Same guide as morning walk tour, again, she's excellent. Clearly enjoys her work!
Charles was amazing. So extremely knowledgeable, so passionate. We learned a great deal and the sites were amazing. He explained every artist, every sculpture, every painting in great detail and really opened my eyes to art and to art appreciation. He was awesome and the tour was as well!
Teresa's knowledge and preparation made for a very enjoyable and educational afternoon. From where to use an elevator, to the progression of artists depicting the relationship of Madonna and Child, to weaving the Medici family and its history into the collection, she was great.
Cristina was great. Very informative. Excellent tour.
Highly recommend. Take some extra time before or after the tour to explore this museum.
Very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable guide. Love that the tour numbers are low. Guide was never rushing us and we could take our time. Loved it thank you very much
Teresa was fabulous! I learned so much from her and her style of educating was informal but professional. She has an easy going personality and her knowledge of art history was phenomenal, too. This tour is highly recommended!
Teresa was well-informed and very gracious. She helped my mother-in-law with a medical issue during the tour. She was also gracious enough to help us locate a cab service after our tour since my mother-in-law was a bit ill. Everything was perfect in terms of the tour.
Charles Adler, our tour guide, gave us a very informative and interesting tour of the Uffizi. We covered just a small part of the Museum, but it was a very quality tour that creates a desire for us to come back next year for another tour, hopefully with Mr. Adler again.
Very knowledgeable guide.Good pace and we were left with some time in the museum to explore on our own which was nice.
Very nice!
Knowledgable and friendly. Informative tour.
The tour leader was amazing! She had a story to tell and was excited to tell it through the art she showed and the passion with which she did it. Wonderful.
Our guide was fantastic as were the people who met us at the appointed meeting spot. Will recommend
Awesome guide. Learned a lot!
Angelo was the best guide of our trip. Overwhelmed by all the art and beauty.
I do not recall the guide's name but she was very informative and enthusiastic. I would absolutely recommend the tour and the guide. Am so glad I took it instead of doing the audio guide.
Fantastic Guide her passion for her job really shone through! We had a young family in our group which included two girls 11& 12 years and Theresa's enthusiastic delivery of her knowledge was so very much appreciated!
Best tour I did in Florence. Angelo was so great, informative, enthusiastic & interesting! This was the first tour I did & no other tour compared. Thank you, thoroughly enjoyed it!!
Very much enjoyed this amazing tour!
Charles was excellent.
Wonderful guide! Eshmael was terrific. Actually had him for 2 of my 3 walking tours in Florence. He was very knowledgeable, easy to follow and had a warm sense of humor.
We thought the tour was one of the best we have had. Paolo talked about art in the 1500's in a way that was interesting and informative, and we learned a great deal from him. Fabulous job!
Our guide, Paolo, was very engaged and was a great tour guide. Very passionate about the artwork. I still remember the intensity in his eyes!
Ismael had a great sense of humor and his knowledge of the art was incredible. He made the tour so much more than just looking at pictures. It was almost like getting a history of Western art while looking at the nuances of the art and its arrangement in the gallery.
Ishmael was knowledgeable and engaging. His English was also excellent. Highly recommend. I also think going early in the morning and a small group of 10 helped.
Ishmeal was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed this tour.
Awesome!!
Our guide was FABULOUS!!
She was very well informed.
Uffizi was very crowded and again a hot day. The guide was very good and did a good job showing us more than just basics. She knew a lot about each of the artists and managed to give us a great tour despite the crowds.
I wish I could have gone on a longer tour. Our guide was very good--she was knowledgeable and friendly. I was thrilled I could get a tour on such short notice--it made a big difference our experience. Thank you
We found the tour extremely well organized. The guide was informative and witty with a lot of knowledge and a great style of presentation. Loved the fact that a few choice works were discussed in detail.
It was a wonderful tour through the Uffizi Museum, and the guide with the story-telling voice, made the tour even more interesting.
Cristina really knows her art. I felt bad for the people just wandering the Uffizi, they had no clue what to see. What a wonderful afternoon.
Excellent staff, tour guide was enthusiastic and informative.
Angelo, our tour guide made the whole experience special. We are pros in walking tours - this one stands out! Thank you, Angelo, and Walks Italy tours! We will for sure return back.
Paolo was a great guide. Described these masterpieces with enthusiasm, wit, and knowledge. This is one of 3 tours I took over 3 days and all the guides (Paolo, Terese, and Ishmael) were all superb. I would highly recommend Walking Tours to all. Tom
Same as above!!!
The tour was a wonderful introduction to the Uffizi. Our guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgable and enthuastic. Loved it.
This tour was fantastic, Ismael was a great guide who really showed us the great highlights of the Uffizi. Wonderful tour.
We were very impressed with Angelo's knowledge of art history. We could have easily spend the rest of the day in the Uffizi with Angelo as our guide. He presented multiple opinions and truly brought the art alive.
I think you could call the tour ' Secrets of the Paintings' because our tour guide Ishmael enlightened us tremendously. Insights on the progression of experimentation over time periods and subject matter. Very in depth and a pleasure to be with for 2.5 hours.
Another excellent tour with an excellent guide.
Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who made the information into a story.
Also a very excellent guide who was fun knowledgeable organized.
Guide was excellent, very informative, and made me appreciate the art we were viewing. Well-paced tour.
Ishmael gave us a great and comprehensive tour.
Klass was an exceptional guide. He is both witty and deeply knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and will certainly engage a "Walks" guide for our next adventure. Both my husband and I walked away feeling we learned a lot and our way of looking at art had changed. Really wonderful.
Angelo did a very good job. He managed to move at the right pace and was well-informed about his subject and able communicate well with his audience. Prof. JOHN BELCHER
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Theresa, was both knowledgeable and engaging and she really made the art and history come alive for us. My wife and I look forward to our next trip to Italy and will be telling all of our friends about your tours and how much we enjoyed them.
Fantastic tour! The gallery and its paintings were really brought to life. Teresa was brilliant and made it all fascinating. We were so pleased to learn such a lot. We'd have been completely overwhelmed visiting the gallery without the tour. Thank you!
Angelo was fantastic. We both very much enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.
See prior comments for Angelo-grazie!
Angelo needs a tv show... guy is hilarious
Our guide Ishmael was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a wonderful time and his insightful explanations added greatly to our enjoyment.Thank you so much, Beryl Bardsley.
Angelo is very knowledgable explaining the art history of the paintings and sculptures of the Uffizi.
Probably the best tour I've had. I studied art history in university and learned a lot from Bernardo. He is a superb guide!
Loved this guide. He was really funny and knew his stuff.
Enjoyed the morning tour so much decided to sign up for the afternoon one too. Our guide was fantastic!
Angelo was our son's favorite tour guide. Looking at paintings for them was a lit boring after an hour or so. He kept them engaged and interested.
Angelo was terrific. He brought plenty of energy to the tour, was knowledgeable, and had great pacing for our family.
Very knowledgeable
Teresa was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and the info she gave was so interesting. She has a real passion for art which was great to be around.
There was a small group of five on this tour which allowed Angelo to give an intimate look at the Uffizi. He was so engaging that others not on the tour would stop and listen to his presentations. The tours were everything we had hoped and we can't wait for our Evening in Rome tour tomorrow!
Bernardo was an excellent and enthusiastic teacher and we left with such a rich experience of Renaissance art. We were utterly delighted to have chosen this guided tour over other options and have recommended your tours already to others.
Again, Emma was very good and we really enjoyed our time with her!
Teresa is the most wonderful story teller! She brought the Medici family and all the artists and artwork to life for us. It was the perfect way to explore the Uffuzi Gallery. Grazie Mille!
Teresa was amazing!! This tour was perfect! I loved hearing about some of the history behind the paintings too!
Just really great :-)
Excellent tour.
After our experience withAngelo on the morning tour, We looked forward to another tour with hi. In the afternoon. We have happily recommended your tour company (and Angelo) to other travelers we've met on out trip.
It was a very gratifying experience to have Ismael bring the art to life for us.
Charles...history buff.
See above.
Both guides were knowable informative and helpful I highly recommend them thanks to Both of them
This was a great tour! Theresa was an outstanding guide with so much knowledge, we enjoyed it immensely .
Bernardo was very instructive and entertaining. We learned a lot that we wouldn't have understood viewing the Uffizi without a guide.
Angelo was knowledgeable and answered all questions about the great works of art we saw. He really was able to explain the rise of Renaissance art and differentiate painters and sculptors, their importance and their legacy. Highly recommend.
Same Guide from the Duomo tour, great day full of information and history!
As above
Angelo pointed out the highlights of this museum and gave us several different theories for many of the pieces. We enjoyed hearing about the personal lives of the artists as well.
Angelo was my guide. What a delightful and knowledgeable guide. I enjoyed the tour immensely. Thank you for getting me on the tour at the last minute.
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Uffizi Gallery. Angelo was an absolutely amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable and explained things in a way that made everything so interesting.
Angelo was superb in sharing his vast knowledge of the Uffizzi and its contents. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience!! Thanks so much!!
Our guide Klaus is really captivating. He made the art come alive with the history and the stories behind them. He is truly a gem.
Same as above
I really enjoyed this tour and found Angelo to be an engaging and helpful guide. At times he spent a lot of time on individual paintings when I would have preferred to have moved on to a different painting.
Same guide and he was terrific
Asked to be sure I was in Angelos group again. I have already recommended your company and only wished I had taken more of your tours.m well done
The guide was informative and showed his own interest in his subject which made it more enjoyable. We liked the background stories to the paintings and the chronological order he put the paintings in so we left feeling we had learned something
I actually stayed with the same group lead by Charles. Another well run tour.
Teresa was a wonderful guide and she taught me and made the Uffizi less daunting. I would highly recommend her for another tour.
Angelo explained everything in detail. He is excellent. I am so glad to have him for this tour. Learned a lot from him.
What I enjoyed about the Florence tours was Teresa's huge knowledge and love of art. Her passion for it was infectious. Really enjoyable day.
Teresa was fantastic! Her enthusiasm for the art really showed.
Teresa was fantastic! Her enthusiasm for the art really showed.
Charles was so knowledgeable and passionate about everything we saw - amazing tour, fantastic guide. Also he allowed time to enjoy the experience.
Angelo was a fantastic guide. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour.
Teresa's knowledge was outstanding and made this tour highly enjoyable.
Great tour.
Same guide. Same comments
Lovely gal and wanted to share her knowlege with us!
So glad we had a guide on this tour. Charles was fantastic.
Guide ask excellent. Extremely informative. Highly recommend.
Same.
Outstanding guide. Wealth of information, but not overwhelming in presentation. Bo criticism; only praise. Rosemary Bleha
Vincenzo was a wonderful guide! One of our favorite tours! Great way to see the Uffizi Gallery.
Ismael was amazing! His knowledge and passion for Florence is exemplary. Ismael is THE standard by which all other tour guides should be measured. Pity Ismael cannot lead ALL your Walks of Italy - he's THAT good. You need to clone him... or at least think about it.
Excellent. Very informative and interesting.
See above as the review I wrote for TripAdvisor covers both tours. I submitted the review today and it should be published in 2 days.
Charles was absolutely amazing. His enthusiasm and knowledge was extremely impressive. I would recommend him to anyone going to Florence.thank you Ali Keefe
Great guide! His explanation was very clear! he had great story telling skills and he used lots of examples and told us good jokes to explain the history. We really learned a lot and had a great time.
Angelo was the best guide we have ever had. He truly made the tour fascinating and insightful. We cannot praise him highly enough!!!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We both very much enjoyed the tour.
Same as earlier tour.
Charles made the tour fun and very educational
Loved the Uffizi thanks to our wonderful tour guide, Angelo! We learned so much about Renaissance and Medieval Art! Now have a greater appreciation!
A benefit if Charles had used similar umbrella as Angelo
Angelo was an awesome guide. Very knowledgable and kept things interesting
Elvira again was marvelous. I would recommend her highly.
Klaas was so informative and had a great energy. We learned a lot and felt engaged for the entire tour. He showed us the main works and also gave us a good understanding of the background. I would recommend this tour and Klaas.
Our guide was more of an art teacher than a tour guide. Thanks to Ismael we gained a good understanding of the basics of religious Italian art, the characters, styles and stories, from medieval times to the baroque, that we could then apply throughout the rest of our travels.
Klaas was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about art. Very entertaining. We enjoyed the tour.
Very passionate guide. Brought the art to life. Made paintings more than paintings with the back stories.
Excellent!
So pleased to get the back story of this artwork. I was intrigued and entertained throughout. Highly recommend.
The artwork in Florence is magnificent! Our guide, Ismael, was exceptionally well-versed and truly knowledgeable in fine arts. He gave us a wealth of information in just a few hours.
Ismael was professional, engaging, passionate about the subject matter of the tour, and very pleasant. We had a terrific time.
Our guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the art. Did a wonderful job of taking us along a journey through the world of art during the Medici family rule.
Charles was knowledgeable and really made the history and the art come to life. Couldn't have asked for more
Our guide on this tour was Charles David and he was great. He was very knowledgeable on the art that we were seeing. You could tell he knew what he was talking about when he explained the pieces. Highly recommend
Amazing. Angelo was fantastic.
The tour guide was incredible! He really led us through the history of art from pre-Giotto to Baroque, showing us what to look for and how things changed. It was very interactive and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Great tour. Wonderful use of time. Our guide was outstanding.
Angelo was a fantastic guide-knowedgeable and humorous
Thank you Elvira for an incredible day. We were lost in wonder of the beautiful works and your explanation made them come alive.
Angelo was unbelievable! He described everything we saw and answered all questions. Made visiting another museum entertaining and interesting. Kept everyone moving, but didn't feel rushed. I would highly recommend this tour.
The tour was great and our guide was extremely informative. She gave us great information on our tour.
I am not an art fan, But, Teresa did a very good job of talking about the art and the Ufizzi that made it very interesting.
Again, an excellent experience!
Christina was a wonderful and engaging tour guide. Very pleased with this tour - highly recommend it.
We particularly enjoyed Charles' anecdotes about the artists and their relationships with one another. Although art history often bores me, Charles kept it quite interesting.
Charles is and informative and engaging guide. His story telling was great - at the end of the day we felt that we learned so much about the history and culture of Florence.
The same nice feeling as the first part.
Strongly recommend
guide excellent true art historian
Angelo could explain any detail of any painting in the Uffizi with a simple explanation. Angelo was extremely interesting to listen to because he told everything as a story. He answered all of my curious questions with warmth. My Mom and I could tell how much passion he has for art.
Excellent tour and guide
Angelo was very engaging and knowledgeable. He was both instructive and entertaining and had a great sense of humor while interacting with the group. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Angelo was an excellent guide and explained everything with clarity and passion.
This tour was absolutely fabulous. Great guide and awesome experience. Even the kids were raving about how much they loved it.
We did the double tour and while we greatly enjoyed both parts, it almost got too long, especially considering the crowds and the heat. Our guide, however, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She certainly gave us our money's worth! Overall, this was a great tour and we got to see SO much!
Great tour! Angelo was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and fun! Would recommend and ask for Angelo. Chuck and Rebecca Rao
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the major art works in the Uffizi with Charles. The gallery is daunting with the its sheer volume of amazing art but David gave a fantastic overview of the various art periods and took us to specific highlights. Now need to go back and explore the rest.
Tour was great and the guide clearly had an art background. Great experience.
We had Charles for this tour too. Same feedback as above.
Ishmael was fabulous. Wish we could have dreamed up another reason to have him share his knowledge with us again
excellent
it is good that there is a break between these two tours -together they make for a very long day
The guide was excellent-full of information and passionate about the art.
we had the same Guide, Therese, for the afternoon and again, she was highly knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. The paintings were very well chosen to give us a good overview of this immense gallery. Just what we wanted. Will recommend it to others.
Guide was excellent, knowledgable and well spoken. He made the tour enjoyable and informative, would highly recommend this tour especially if you are short on time and want a meaningful tour.
amazing fantastic tour, Theresa was an enthusiastic guide, one of my favorite activities in Italy
Tour was exceptional ! Very knowledgeable and showed us the 'best' of the Uffizi !
Very professional and informative. Pleasant and accommodating.
Another wonderful tour. Your guides are passionate about the history of Italy and it shows. This was money well spent and I would not hesitate to use this service again.
Great guide. Focused on the art and the changes over the years. Did not waste time but spent plenty of time on the important stuff!!
Excellent
Very knowledgable and very funny. Thank you
Bernardo was possibly the best guide I've ever had. Excellent!!
This tour was with Ishmael. Great guide. Also interesting and I learned a lot. Would recommend to others.
Amazing!
Really enjoyed her knowledge of the art works.
Ishmal was our guide and he was such a source of information. We were able to see and learn so much more in a shorter period of time than if we were on our own.
It was a whirlwind tour but I think we saw everything we needed to see. The guide was knowledgable and personable. We only had one day to do this tour and David & the Duomo and I believe having an expert walk you through and explain and point out things is the best way to go.
Costanza is a very knowledgeable guide. She makes the tour very interesting and her explanation is very clear. We had a wonderful time.
Angelo is an excellent guide. We really enjoyed the tour of the Uffizi and would recommend Walks of Italy to our friends.
We had a great tour with an incredibly knowledgeable guide - it was like an entire semester of art history in real life all in one afternoon!
2 1/2 hours flew by! Klaus carefully chose the masters for us to view and understand - and a few favorites of his, too. The Uffizi needs a few benches - but the tour couldnt be improved upon!
I really like the tour! The guide had knowledge about art and told us good stories about the painters.
Costanza was excellent - so good, in fact, I was registered for her morning tour and signed up over the phone for her afternoon tour. She really knows her stuff.
Fantastic way to see the Ufizi- our guide Charles, was the best- really informative- he brought it alive for us
I am puzzled, because my wife already did a review. Without repeating it, I must say that Charles was a terrific guide. We would definately use your company in Florence or other cities.
This tour was fantastic! Paul was a great guide - energetic, engaging, knowledgeable and fun. I was sorry when the 2.5 hours was over. Would highly recommend this tour.
The Uffizzi tour was the most fabulous of the trip.Our tour guid had a weath of knowledge without being boring.Eneven for those without art history experience he kept us enthralled. We saw sienna on 1 October Bene our siena guide was lovely.It was raining but we hardly noticed.
The tour guide, Claus from the Netherlands, was absolutely top-notch. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and energetic and you could sense his passion. There were 5 of us and everyone was complimentary of Claus and felt that he really put Italian art and history in a perspective
Very good tour. Guide was peppy and informative. It was obvious she was proud of Florence and Florentine art.
Excellent tour. Our guide was very good.
Both tours were excellent, and I would recommend them to anyone. The Food Tour was particularly enjoyable, because we learned so much and ended the trip stuffed! The guides were organized, knowledgeable, and fun. Both tours were well worth the money.
This tour was fantastic! Paul was a great guide - energetic, engaging, knowledgeable and fun. I was sorry when the 2.5 hours was over. Would highly recommend this tour.
My mother and I had a wonderful time on the tour. It was great to have a smaller tour group; we were able to ask questions and interact more with our guides. We would recommend this to anyone else looking to get more out of their time in Florence.
Paul in particular was AMAZING. I learned so much from him and he was so passionate about everything
The Uffizzi tour was the most fabulous of the trip.Our tour guid had a weath of knowledge without being boring.Eneven for those without art history experience he kept us enthralled.
My mother and I had a wonderful time on the tour. It was great to have a smaller tour group; we were able to ask questions and interact more with our guides. We would recommend this to anyone else looking to get more out of their time in Florence.
We took two tours in Rome and two in Florence. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and personable . We enjoyed every minute of the tours. The guides make the history come to life. We will definitely book other tours when in Italy. Thank you for enriching our Italian experience
We took the Uffizi Museum tour with Helen in Florence. She was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, well-spoken and interesting. We enjoyed our tour with her and would be happy to use your services again when travelling.
We took the Uffizi Museum tour with Helen in Florence. She was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, well-spoken and interesting. We enjoyed our tour with her and would be happy to use your services again when travelling.
This tour was great. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. Our overall experience with this company was Excellent!
Always take a tour when visiting Italy. Walks of Italy tour guides were fantastic. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Her Knowledge of Italy especially in Florence was impressive. I highly recommend a Walks of Italy tour. We took 3 in Italy and all 3 were exceptional
Paul was our tour guide. He is super fantastic. His humor kept us totally engaged the entire tour. Learned so very much. Much to see and hear in such a short time. Loved every minute.
Had a great tour today with Charles - very knowledgable and passionate about the art and Florence. We were educated and entertained. Thank you, Charles!
We LOVED Ismael, our guide--FANTASTIC!
If you're lucky enough to get the English tour guide Helen on this tour, this turns out to be an amazing and enriching way to see and learn about some of the best works in Italy. Very concise, efficient, and entertaining!
Excellent tour , informative,fun and entertaining Paul was a star !
Swell tour. Easy, humorous (important)' answered all our questions.
Our tour was fantastic. The Uffizi is so overwhelming. Our tour guide , Bernardo brought the art to life. He really helped us to understand the history of Florence and the great masters. He was very entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour.

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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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Angelo was a spectacular guide.
Giulia was very informative, took our group to the highlights of the huge Uffizi, and made sure we were all together so we missed nothing. Very satisfied!
Chiara was incredibly informative, engaging and charming. She incorporated a historical view point and a profound appreciation of art. Her masterful story telling captivated our two teenage boys and even our seven year old son for three hours!
Our guide was excellent!! 5 stars for holding my attention!!! He was personable, knowledgeable, articulate, and attentive!
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Angelo is the best tour guide. He gives the good, the bad, and everything in between stories.
The tour was perfect, we enjoyed it! It was clear how knowledgeable our guide was and personable!
Charles was an excellent tour guide.
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Our guide was extremely knowlegable and had a wonderful sense of humor. The tour was well worth the price!
Charles was THE BEST guide of the many tours we took while in Firenze - extremely knowledgeable, witty, insightful. He, and Walks of Italy, highly recommended! Excellent experience!!
Charles was so knowledgeable and energetic to pass on his facts to the group, my only criticism is he expounded too long on some of the art pieces he chose to tell about. Abbreviating his interpretation of what the artist was trying to achieve on many of the art works would allow more time to see more displays in the Uffizi.
Our guide was wonderful...our tour was filled with wonderful anecdotes and history. Thank you...I enjoyed it so much!
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Angelo was fantastic. We appreciated his knowledge and ability to contextualize the art within its own period and illuminate its influence on our current era.
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Very satisfied with the tour, the guide was very friendly, the explanations very interesting and clear
My 2nd tour with Walks of Italy was as good as the first. Constanza, our guide, has a humorous & gentle disposition...she is just Delightful! Constanza calmly & patiently took us through the Uffizi & Palazzo Vecchio, highlighting key pieces of art and allowing us time to absorb & digest the information. I particularly appreciated her approach, as I thought this made the best use of limited time available. Again, audio equipment worked perfectly, with reassurance of replacement if required. FANTASTIC! Not that replacement was necessary. Constanza was finely tuned to us all, answering any questions, offering wonderful insights & useful suggestions. For example, she suggested a visit to the Bargello museum to see Donatello's version of "David", & compare this to Michelangelo's. I accepted this idea & was not dissapointed at all. Otherwise, I would not have known of this unique opportunity. If you want a memorable experience of these attractions, you simply MUST SKIP-THE-LINE & BOOK THIS TOUR. You will not regret it!
The tour was fine and the paintings were explained quite well by the guide. She had a sense of humor (maybe even too much in some moments) and she could answer our questions without hesitation. She clearly knew her field. The tour started on time, so no time was lost waiting. The only thing was that since we had less than three hours to visit both Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio, I felted a little rush in the tour. Maybe it would be better to have a separate tour for Palazzo Vecchio, since now there perhaps was not enough time for both. Of course lenghtening the tour to e.g. 4 hours could also be an option. On the other hand, I had been to Palazzo Vecchio a few days before, so that might affect my opinion. Maybe that is why I think it might have been a better thing to end the tour inside the Uffizi Gallery rather than Palazzo Vecchio.
Guide was outstanding!
Our guide Manuela was very personable and very informative. We not only saw beautiful artwork but learned a lot.
The guide was very informative and shared aspects of her knowledge in a relaxed but professional way; thank you and well done.
The tour was excellent value and Costanzas knowledge of the important subject was so impressive. Would love to ba able to do the tour again but spending much loo ngervgoing thtough more of the magnificent works held here
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Only reason I gave the event a lower rating was because we couldn't go back to Uffizi. Why not do Palazzio Vecchio first. I got the impression that others on the tour would also have liked more time there over and above the excellent tour.
We loved our guide!! She was excellent. The tour was perfect. The only small thing that might have been better is if we were able to go back into the Uffizi. Maybe start with the Papace and end in Uffizi. Just a thought. But we were so thrilled!
AUDIO WAS NOT WORKING. A PERSON IN THE GROUP INSISTED THAT WE NEED NOT STOP AND GET IT FIXED. BEING ONLY A GROUP OF 6 People, it was acceptable . BUT the audio equipment should have been checked before hand. Audio equipment in Florence was not as up to date as Rome.
Gulia was magnificent
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Please publish this. We have taken several guided tours during our holiday in Italy, although enjoyable none compared to our morning with Angelo at the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio. Well organized and on time. Easy to purchase and very clear directions to assembly points were all positives but the standout of the tour was the enthuiasm nd genuine delight in his city and subject shown by Angelo. He was informative and detailed in a manner that included everyone from an art and history novice to the afficionado. The comprehensive tour covered a huge amount but cleverly used a focus on 10 or so paintings in detail which expanded to cover social history ; political intrigue and the colourful life of the central artists presented. Absolutely worth the money. The early morning start also allowed a less compressed enjoyment of the building while the crowds had not yet built up. Ups to Angelo - brought it alive for us . Thanks Phil Callaghan Auckland
Angelo was amazing. His stories and background on the art and history were superb. We appreciated his expertise. This is my 2nd tour with walks of italy, and I am impressed!
Our guide was excellent. (Australian). Knowledgeable, humorous, never a dull moment!!
Dear Gaia, Our Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio tour was our second Walks of Italy tour. Like the first (which was a tour of the Vatican), it was nothing short of magnificent. Ismael was a superb guide -- knowledgeable, funny, engaging and charming. His choice of what to see and why in a museum with a vast and overwhelming collection was brilliant. Using that as a base, our party when back to the Uffizi with much more discerning eyes. I will continue to recommend Walks of Italy to all our friends and my acquaintances in the travel industry. Thank you again for a wonderful tour, Nora (McCabe)
Both tours and guides were excellent. We were the first people to stand in front of David because of our early entry tickets! It was amazing! Skip the line passes were also worth it! Would recommend both tours.
I would recommend getting new radios. On two of these tours I had radio issues, which were resolved.
An excellent guide, who really knew his stuff and gave us a lot to think about as well as showing us really interesting art. A fascinating morning. It was really good to have a small group - perhaps we were lucky, but we were only four. We had a really good morning. Thank Angelo for the tour.
Klaas was amazing! It was like Art History 101. We were lucky enough to get a private tour since the other people did not show. He was great and would sign up for another tour with him if we could!
Charles and the tour were great but the booking and customer service were terrible. We booked the tour and were immediately charged but did not receive an email confirmation till we called a week later. Only then did we receive a confirmation that we booked a tour. We understand that a guide might not have been arranged but there should be confirmation of the booking. Following the tour, we wanted to arrange additional private tours. The guide was available for another private tour but we were told that the office did not arrange customized tours. This doesn't make sense. We went with another service.
I loved the guided tour and all the information shared by our guide makes you really appreciate these amazing art pieces!! And historical buildings and places!
Our tour was excellent. Ishmael was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the topics he shared with us. He was also very personable, pleasant, and professional. It was a highlight of our visit to Italy.
I had the same guide as my other Florence tour, and he was great!
We learned a lot about painting through the history, was a very good tour with a lot of great information and sights!
Guide was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting details you wouldn't find in a typical tour.
Great guide and overall experience
Our tour guide was outstanding. It the best tour I've ever been on. He was clear, understandable, and incredibly knowledgeable. We went on four different tours on this trip and this one blew the rest away. We had a wonderful time!
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Our guide was Paolo. He explained the development of perspective and the advancement of styles so well. Talked about the role that the patrons played in the decisions made by the painters. Made the stories human and not dry.
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