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Uffizi Gallery: Tour

1. Uffizi Gallery: Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line entry and meet your guide for a tour of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. This is a unique experience for those who want to immerse themselves in the artistic heritage of Florence. The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari.    Visit one of the most beautiful museums in the world with your expert local guide, who will share the stories behind the main masterpieces in the gallery. Learn about the development of Italian art throughout the centuries and marvel at well-known paintings by masters like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and many others. You will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the greatest paintings spanning from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Admire Botticelli's “Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus,” and reflect upon his representation of the birth of the goddess as she emerges from the sea foam. After your tour, take the time to explore the museum at your own pace and get the chance to go back to your favorite spots.

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Uffizi Gallery: Ticket with Host

2. Uffizi Gallery: Ticket with Host

Avoid the long wait on your visit to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence with this skip-the-line ticket. Explore the expansive museum and its collection of up to 1,500 works of art. See famous Renaissance paintings such as Michelangelo’s "Doni Tondo" and Botticelli’s "Birth of Venus." Meet a staff member of the local partner to receive your fast-track entrance ticket and make your way through the mandatory security check. Enjoy the convenience of skipping both the ticket-buyers line and the ticket-pickup line. Then, explore one of Europe’s oldest museums. Take a journey through the history of art, from the Middle Ages through to the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at masterpieces such as Botticelli’s “Birth of Venice,” Caravaggio's "Medusa", and the only painting made on wood by Michelangelo. The gallery also boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorn the corridors. You'll also discover works of other protagonists of the Renaissance, such as Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others.

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Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

3. Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Step into Florence, the world's most beautiful open-air museum. Uncover the history of the Eternal City with a local guide and stroll through the halls of the Uffizi and Accademia galleries with skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Follow your local guide and hear all the captivating stories behind the main monuments of the historical center. Discover the rivalries and plots of Florence's dominant families such as the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici. Head to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo's iconic David. Skip the lines with the express security check and explore the gallery. Slip into the past as your guide provides insightful details and facts about each work. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery and benefit from express entry once again. Here, admire timeless art by Renaissance masters, like Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Dukes of Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and Tondo Doni by Michelangelo.

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Florence: Walking Tour

4. Florence: Walking Tour

Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide. Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio. Proceed to the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Continue to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Marvel at the Gothic facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the iconic Renaissance cathedral dome designed in the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi. See the Baptistery of San Giovanni, designed by the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, and the famed gilded bronze doors that Michelangelo likened to "Gates of Paradise."

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Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

5. Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take a half-day journey of discovery into one of the world’s most artistic cities. Known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence is a city of unforgettable elegance. During the tour, you'll get to marvel at some of Florence's best-known treasures, including the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. In the company of an expert guide, stroll through handsome squares and see impressive monuments on every corner. Listen to facts and secrets from 2,000 years of Florentine history, and cross the famous Ponte Vecchio Continue your tour with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important art collections in the world. Skip the long ticket lines to enter and discover how the art of painting developed over the centuries. Your guide will explain works by some of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and more. At the end of the tour, you can remain on your own in the museum until closing time.

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Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

6. Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take one unique tour to visit 2 of the most important museums in Florence, all while avoiding long lines of crowds.  Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums of Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Visit the home of the famous David by Michelangelo. Begin the tour with a visit to the Accademia Gallery. See marble sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. Walk to the Hall of the Prisoners, displaying Michelangelo’s “Slaves”, all the way to the feet of the magnificent David. Learn the secrets behind the fascinating statue. Then proceed to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo   in the heart of the historic center of Florence. See the dominating Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Marvel at the gorgeous façade and dome designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, a famous architect and sculptor who loved the Gothic style. After a break for refreshments, stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace.

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Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

7. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

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Florence: Uffizi Gallery Kid-Friendly Treasure Hunt Tour

8. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Kid-Friendly Treasure Hunt Tour

Being your tour at the Uffizi Gallery with a skip-the-line ticket. Listen to a brief history of the building, which used to house the administrative and legal offices before it became a gallery. See and learn about the paintings of Venus de Milo by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo from your professional and friendly guide. Explore the most precious and amazing pieces of art by Giotto, Filippo Lippi, Raphael, and Caravaggio. Your guide will amaze you with the secrets, legends, and fascinating stories behind the many paintings on display here. During the treasure hunt, your guide will give you historical information to use to solve the riddles. Make your final stop at La Strega Nocciola for a delicious gelato. 

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Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

9. Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

Hop on a Segway and prepare to be amazed by the highlights of the Renaissance City. Start your adventure at the local partner's office in the historical center of the city. After a quick safety briefing and training, hop on your Segway and set off on your adventure. Learn about the city from an English-speaking guide and go off the beaten path to discover the most charming streets and squares. The easy-to-use Segways provide a convenient way to explore the city and help you and your family create long-lasting memories of Florence. Explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Visit Republic Square, the main square in Florence that has marked the center of the city since Roman times, as well as Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s politics since the 14th century.

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Florence: Family Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

10. Florence: Family Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

Explore the history of one of the most elite families of the area, the Medici family. Learn how the incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. Use this information and useful tips to solve riddles.  Visit the Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, which marks the center of the City. After a little talk about the history and the changes of the Piazza Republica, walk straight to the Piazza Della Duomo, which is a showstopper of Filippo Brunelleschi, Giotto, Arnolfo, and Francesco Talenti. Walk through old buildings and historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where the David’s’ sculpture by Michelangelo is placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. The original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia.  Afterward, walk past the Palazzo Vecchio and your guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery. This is one of the greatest museums in the world. Next, reach the most famous old bridge in Florence, known as Ponte Vecchio. Continue to Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace with Florence's largest architectural monument of Filippo Brunelleschi. This was the former household of the Pitti Family and later of the Medici's. As you walk through the narrow roads of this ancient city, your guide will point out hidden treasures and tell you the curious secrets of the city. Finally, your guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers, and political figures who led to the Renaissance. Make your final stop to La Strega Nocciola for a delicious gelato.

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What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

Giacomo was very engaging and provided an entertaining and very informative tour. My daughter and I had a lot of fun learning about the backstories behind the iconic artworks of Uffizi, and we wish we had more time!

We were able to see so many things and learn so much on our tour. Rosa was an amazing guide and made sure that our 8 year old daughter was able to interact and take an interest in the tour as well!

Julia's tour was absolutely brilliant. She explained the context of the art and the time it was created really well. I could have listened to her for much longer than just 2 hours.

very professional and competent guide. great experience for both adults and kids (6+)

Amazing tour with our guide Irina. So knowledgeable