Uffizi Gallery Guided tour (small group tour)

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  • 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
  • Small group tour

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
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

Nancy

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

United States
3 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
3 years ago

Franco

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

Australia
3 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."

Australia
3 years ago

Meriza

"We had an amazing tour of the Uffizi Gallery. Our guide was Leonardo who shared his incredible knowledge about the paintings, the artists and the history relating to the paintings and sculptures. So much to see but Leonardo was able to take us to the most significant works and succinctly describe the meaning and techniques used by the pre-eminent artists of the time. Thanks Leonardo for a most memorable experience ! "

United States
3 years ago

Jeffrey

"Great tour, very knowledgeable guide. "

United States
3 years ago

Kelley

"Lea was our guide and she was knowledgeable and courteous. She gave us so much interesting information that I was left wanting to learn more, not only about art but about the history behind the art as well. Worth every penny!"

United States
3 years ago

Stephen

"It was great!"

United Kingdom
3 years ago

David

"I have no problem giving a recommendation. Our guide arrived on time, the group was small as promised, and the audio worked well. Our guide (Francesco) was very knowledgeable, explained things in detail about the paintings, and answered all questions we put to him. His English was also very good. Although the cost of a guided tour may seem high I thought it was worth it for the extra understanding you get in a once in a lifetime visit."

United Kingdom
3 years ago

Trevor

"A wonderful experience (despite the enormous crowds)! Our Guide Andrea was brilliant so knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, but still with a sense of humour. We learned so much about the important paintings that we simply would not have noticed for ourselves. Not to be missed but try to get on a group led by Andrea !!!!!!!"

United States
3 years ago

Charlene

"The guide was extremely knowledgeable and easily understandable. "

United Kingdom
3 years ago

Steve

"I want to give a big thank you to our guide, Francesca. My wife was taken ill at the start of the tour, but Francesca managed to look after her, park us somewhere safe, and continue to run the tour while still occasionally checking we were OK. Meanwhile, my two teenage boys continued as part of the tour party and thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent work all round Francesca, thanks again!"

United States
3 years ago

Michael

"Excellent tour . Our guide, Francesco, was amazing! The depth of his knowledge was quite impressive. "

United Kingdom
3 years ago

Martyn

"Our Guide was excellent"