Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour and Vasari Corridor (exterior)

Galleria degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Firenze, FI, Italia - 117 Reviews
starting from 59
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Audioguide available
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • Tour with a professional guide
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time
  • See famous masterpieces like the Michelangelo's Holy Family, the Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the Spring
  • Learn about the history of the Vasari Corridor

An unforgettable trip

With this tour you will have the chance to visit one of the main attractions of Florence, the most important art gallery in Italy with its thousands of inestimable art works that cover the period of nearly five centuries: the Uffizi.

In 1574 the first floor of this building was converted into a gallery of art works at the will of Francesco I de 'Medici, who commissioned the work to Buontalenti that later also realized the "Tribuna" to house the treasures of the Medici, and the Medici Theater. In 1737 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici stipulated the "Convenzione" by which all the works here contained, were inextricably linked to the city of Florence.

Today with the explanation of our knowledgeable guide, you can admire the works by the most important Florentine painters, such as Giotto and Masaccio, and timeless masterpieces as the Tondo Doni by Michelangelo, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, the Spring and the Venus by Botticelli just to name a few!

Then you will admire the exterior of the world-known Vasari Corridor, the secret passage built by Vasari himself for the Medici family; you will learn that it was used by the Lords of Florence to walk not seen from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti Palace, passing over the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. And this is just one of the anecdotes that our guide will share with you!

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Local guide officially authorized
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • Whisper System (included only for groups over 12 people)
  • Florence GuideBook

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Children between 6 and 12 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket:

  • Infants between 0 and 5 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

To remember

  1. The tour is conducted only in ENGLISH
  2. The meeting point is located in Piazza della Repubblica at the corner with Via Pellicceria (right at the KIOSK – TOURS & NEWS STAND under the arches, on the left of the APPLE STORE) - Florence
  3. Tickets will be sent via e-mail within 24-48 hours after purchase (weekdays) with all the instructions on how to get to the meeting point.
  4. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time.
  5. Big bags, large umbrellas and liquid bottles are not allowed inside the museum.
  6. Please note that even with a skip the line ticket, the security check at the entrance of the museum may cause some delays.
  7. Please note that the Vasari Corridor is still under restoration works so you will admire just its exterior.

117 Reviews
United States
1 year ago

Andre

"Francesco was outstanding! Extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to answer additional questions. Right on time, friendly, and generally top notch. Highly recommend!"

United States
1 year ago

Brian

"Was worth every penny .... a great tour. Thank you"

United Kingdom
2 years ago

Alexandra

"Great tour, really helped us appreciate the works of art"

India
2 years ago

Yamini

"Ornella was an amazing guide. Mind blowing experience. "

United States
2 years ago

Carmen

"We had a lovely tour. It was just the right amount of time and in a small group. So helpful to have someone guide us through and know so much about the art and the history of the art periods. I would highly recommend this tour! Grazie! "

Chile
2 years ago

Sergio

"Francesco, the guide, was great. He took us to the best of UFFIZI showing his knowledge in every painting, painter and every place of the museum. Great experience. Thank you ver much. "

United States
2 years ago

Nancy

"Great guide who knew his art history and was accommodating to my friend who had mobility issues"

United States
2 years ago

Tamara

"Thank you so much for calling us when we didn't arrive on time. Our trip to Italy was canceled due to a serious illness of my 98 year old mother in law. We would love to be able to use our tickets for a private tour of Uffizi this spring when we reschedule our trip. Thank you so very mych for your kind call. Warmest regards, Tamara and John Frank"

United States
2 years ago

Franco

"Loved the small group. Our Guide was excellent and knowledgeable! "

Australia
2 years ago

Susan

"Francesco our guide was great; he was very informative, interesting, up=to=date, generous in his responses to our questions and comments, and the selection of art works and the timing of it all was great. We found the traffic flow difficult when we stayed afterwards and think it could be improved in the Uffizi."