Florence: Early Bird Walking Tour and Uffizi Gallery Tour

Florence: Early Bird Walking Tour and Uffizi Gallery Tour

From $82.45 per person

Discover Florence with this Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour. During this exciting 3.5-hour excursion, you will get to know Florentine streets, piazzas, landmarks, history, and one of its most popular art museums - the Uffizi Gallery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the city and your guide will introduce you to the Ponte Vecchio, Brunelleschi’s dome and Baptistery’s 'Gates of Paradise'
  • Skip the long queues at the always busy Uffizi Gallery
  • Get to better know the stories behind the important paintings and sculptures as well as the tools and techniques used to create them
Full description
Florence sightseeing tours are a great way to get a well-rounded introduction to the city’s past and present. Having an experienced tour guide by your side will save you from walking around with your head stuck in a guidebook or a map half of the time. Booking this Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour will allow you to enjoy views while learning more about the city. Under the experienced leadership of an expert guide, you will explore the main landmarks and hotspots in Florence’s city center. You will receive wireless earphones so that you can hear the guide's commentary clearly. However, the benefits don’t stop there. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery on this tour will guarantee you a lucrative skip-the-line entry. Uffizi is, unfortunately, also famous for its excruciatingly long waiting times. With this tour, you will avoid queuing to buy and collect the tickets as well as the subsequent queuing to enter the museum (each of the tasks has its own long line).
Includes
  • 1.5-hour guided walking tour led by a 5-star licensed local tour guide
  • Visit to Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, The Florence Duomo (from the outside), the Baptistery of St. John (from the outside), Dante's district, Loggia del Porcellino
  • 1.5-hour guided tour in the Uffizi Gallery
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entrance to the Duomo and the Baptistery
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is via Ricasoli 45 (black) - just across the street from the Accademia Gallery. Ring the bell “Visit Today”, follow the check-in procedure at the local partner's office, and meet your tour guide. Please be at the meeting point at 9:15 AM (at least 15 minutes before the tour starts) to check-in and meet your tour guide. The tour departs at 9:30 AM. Please note that if you search for the meeting point address on Google Maps, it will lead you to via Ricasoli 45 (red) which is at the other end of the street. In order to find the correct address, just look for the Accademia Gallery and you will find via Ricasoli 45 (black) just across the street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that the tour includes entry to places of worship; visitors are requested to have knees and shoulders covered. Visitors not respecting the dress code will be denied entry
  • Please bring your children's passports or IDs to prove their age and redeem their tickets (photos or paper prints will be accepted)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point at the Uffizi gallery. Please expect to wait 10-15 minutes to clear security, this time may slightly increase during peak seasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5
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Julia was absolutely fantastic! She took us all through the Uffizi providing really interesting information that we would have not gotten on our own. She then took us all through central Florence walking and talking the whole way. We learned so much about this beautiful city of Florence! This is a “must do” tour!

August 11, 2019

Our tour started with a 90min trip to the Uffizi Gallery. Our guide was able to make the brief queuing prior to the security a stressless experience lasting about 10 mins. She was very knowledgeable and was able to keep my attention as she explained the history of the displayed artwork with delightful enthusiasm. We had a short break for lunch and met up again at 14:00 hrs for our 2 hour afternoon walking tour of the key sites in Florence. Again our Guide was superb giving us the history of the city with enthusiasm. His guide inside a Santa Croce was particularly interesting and inspired me to find out more.

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May 3, 2019

The best tour we have ever been on! Ever!

Julia was our guide and she was phenomenal! Her knowledge was incredibly impressive. She taught us so much, tied everything together, and gave us the details and the big picture. I can't believe how much we learned from her. We had taken a Vatican tour a couple of days prior and we thought our tour guide was great. And she was good. But she didn't even touch Julia's abilities. If you can get Julia as your guide you really should. She's the best! As for the Uffizi, it was amazing and definitely worth seeing. The city tour was also awesome. We went to the Basilica of Santa Croce and wow, what was in there to see was incredible. I won't give any spoilers away but we are so glad Julia took us there. We learned a ton and it was all very interesting. This tour was fabulous!

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March 22, 2019

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