Skip the line Uffizi Gallery Tour

Witness some of Florence's best Renaissance artwork with a passionate art historian

5 / 5 See All 16 Reviews · 2.0h 16 max · Florence, Italy

Lines at the Uffizi Gallery can last up to three hours, especially during peak season. Cruise past the lines on this guided tour and see Florence's most celebrated museum with an expert in Renaissance art.

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What you get with this tour

English Speaking Guide
Uffizi Gallery Tickets Included
Skip the Line
Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • Piazza Della Signoria
  • The "Uffizi" of the Medici
  • Laocoön and His Sons
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Botticelli
  • Raphael
  • Beautiful Views
  • Titian
  • Classical Statues
  • Michelangelo
  • Caravaggio

Calling all art lovers! Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery is filled with artwork from renown Italian Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Botticelli. But with over a million visitors every year - during the high season, waiting time to get inside the museum can last as long as five hours! Our best Uffizi tour includes skip the line tickets so you don't have to waste time waiting in a queue. Limited to a small group, this 2-hour tour includes:

 

  • - Skip the line Uffizi tickets
  • - English-speaking guide with expertise in art history
  • - Maximum group size of 16
  • - Guided tour of the masterpieces inside the Uffizi

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History of the Uffizi

The Uffizi’s construction was ordered in 1560 by Cosimo I de’ Medici (known as Cosimo the Great and the first Grand Duke of Tuscany) to house the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence. At the time, the Medici family’s influence in Florence was extremely powerful. If it wasn't for this wealthy family of Florentine bankers, it's difficult to imagine that the Renaissance would’ve happened when it did! Beyond collectors, the Medici were great patrons of art, and without their patronage, many of these works might never have been created at all. 

Botticelli's Birth of Venus 

One of the most featured artists at the museum is Sandro Botticelli - whose masterpieces Primavera and The Birth of Venus are both featured at the Uffizi. You don’t have to be a seasoned sightseer to recognize The Birth of Venus, which depicts the goddess Venus being carried ashore in a giant seashell. For visitors with more in-depth art history knowledge, the opportunity to admire the painting’s vibrant composition in person is precious. Botticelli’s Primavera depicts the arrival of Spring with dancing gods and muses in an enchanted garden. 

Caravaggio’s Medusa

Along with The Birth of Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa is the work people most associate with the Uffizi Gallery. A gripping study of the dark mythological figure with snakes in her hair, the round painting is also an excellent example of Caravaggio’s revolutionary approach to the game between light and dark. As you gaze into Medusa's eyes, she appears to stare back at you. Don’t look for too long though - you might turn to stone! 

Michelangelo’s Holy Family

Michelangelo’s Holy Family painting dates back to the same time period as his David statue. One of the few examples of Michelangelo’s painting, together with the breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the Doni Tondo also laid the foundations of Mannerism, also known as Late Renaissance. This style of European art featured bizarre, striking poses and iridescent colors. These characteristics are clearly present in the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo. 

 

These highlights are just a few of the world-class works of art housed at the Uffizi. Let an expert guide lead you on a journey into art and history as they share the important stories behind each painting and their context within Florentine and Italian culture.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

• Piazza della Signoria, in the center of the square, at the Equestrian Statue of Cosimo I. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

As this is a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes. Avoid bringing large bags, as the Uffizi requires you to check them. And finally, the Uffizi does not allow visitors to bring liquids into the museum, so do not bring water bottles. Baby bottles or medicine liquids are acceptable.

Q: What if the museum closes something? 

A: Sometimes the museum closes certain areas for restoration. If a painting listed above is not available, we will make sure to show something else that is equally as awesome!

Q: Does the tour always skip the line?

 

A: Yes, the long line is for people waiting to buy tickets. We still enter a shorter security line, but that's it.

 

Q: What should I bring?

 

A: A sense of curiosity and comfortable shoes. Avoid bringing large bags, both the Uffizi and Accademia require you to check them. And finally, the Uffizi does not allow visitors to bring liquids inside the museum, so do not bring water bottles. Baby bottles or medicine liquids are acceptable.

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7/14/2019
John
Uffizi gallery in July

Wonderful museum worth visiting! We were in Florence during a heat spell & were happy for the a/c inside. Our guide Benjamin was excellent! He was knowledgeable, interesting and funny. Even the members of our group who were not that interested loved it because of him!

7/11/2019
Emma B.
Fantastic Gallery Tour!

We had a great time seeing the Uffizi Gallery. We love art and this was such a great way to spend some time in Florence. We can't wait to go back and see even more!

6/21/2019
Ethan L
Excellent art tour

Excellent tour. The skip the line tickets were really worth it and our guide made sure to give us all the little details about the art. She was so knowledgeable, it wouldn't have been the same on our own.

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