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City: Florence


Duration: Approx 2hrs 45mins


Start Time: Times vary

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.

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 ...

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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 14 or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 773 Customer Reviews

Angela was so knowledgeable and energetic. She did an excellent job walking us through town and explaining not only the sights, but some of the culture as well.

Natalie

Jun 09, 2019

If you are looking for an in-depth tour of classical art, the tour of the Uffuzi with Charles is the best. He is a passionate expert of the artwork and tells a detailed story using them as you walk thru the museum with him. This tour is well worth the price and I would recommend for adults with a strong interest in art history. I would not recommend for the casual tourist or families with small children. We took several Walks tours while in Italy and they were all excellent. Great guides and the skip the line feature will improve your entire vacation.

Mitzi

Jun 21, 2019

Best of the Walks of Italy tour. Our guide, Charles, is incredible. We learned so much about Renaissance art. Going early was well worth the cost given the large crowds when we departed.

Kerianne

Jun 21, 2019

Costanza was great-very knowledgeable and patient.

SHELLY

Jun 17, 2019

Very happy with guide and tour

Eliza

Jun 15, 2019

The tour was wonderful, skipping the long lines and being able to enjoy the fabulous works of art with only a few other guests. Cristiano was a wonderful guide, warm and funny. He knowledge of the subject matter really brought to art works alive for us. I highly recommend.

LISA

Jun 10, 2019

Angela was so knowledgeable and energetic. She did an excellent job walking us through town and explaining not only the sights, but some of the culture as well.

Natalie

Jun 09, 2019

If you are looking for an in-depth tour of classical art, the tour of the Uffuzi with Charles is the best. He is a passionate expert of the artwork and tells a detailed story using them as you walk thru the museum with him. This tour is well worth the price and I would recommend for adults with a strong interest in art history. I would not recommend for the casual tourist or families with small children. We took several Walks tours while in Italy and they were all excellent. Great guides and the skip the line feature will improve your entire vacation.

Mitzi

Jun 21, 2019

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Important Information

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