Skip The Line: Florence Accademia And Uffizi Gallery Small Group Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Accademia Gallery: 10:30am or 11:30 (depending on the selected option) Uffizi Gallery: 4:30pm Please reach the departure point 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Galleria dell'Accademia, 60, Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    2: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore Florence's two must-visit art museums the Accademia and Uffizi galleries on this Florence combo tour! Start with a morning skip-the-line access and guided tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dellaccademia) to see Michelangelos statue of 'David' as well as other treasures, and then spend four hours at leisure (or select the option that includes lunch), either roaming the rooms of the gallery or strolling around the city before your next tour. In the afternoon, skip the lines of the Uffizi Gallery, and explore it on a walking tour. Learn about the famous Renaissance artists of Italy and see highlights like Leonardo da Vincis Annunciation.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

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Sample Light Lunch Menu:

• Toasted bread with tomato. 2 First courses; Macaroni with Bolognese sauce (or tomato and basil sauce as a vegetarian option) Penne with pesto sauce
• Homemade dessert or coffee
• Water and glass of wine (Chianti or Trebbiano)

Children Menu:

• 2 First courses; Macaroni with Bolognese sauce (or tomato and basil sauce as a vegetarian option) - Penne with pesto sauce
• Homemade dessert or Ice-cream
• Water or orange juice

please note: Children menu will be paid at the restaurant directly.

Itinerary:

Accademia Gallery (1 hour and 15 minutes):

Start outside the Accademia Gallery at your chosen departure time, and then head past the entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and guide. As you walk, listen to stories about the bounty of the artwork contained inside the gallery's walls.

Works by Michelangelo are given pride of place, and your guide’s commentary focuses on the artist. Admire his unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo – and then gaze in awe at the statue of David that dominates the central gallery.

After your tour finishes, spend four hours at leisure or you can choose to end this part of the tour with lunch at a restaurant in the town center (optional). Remain inside the gallery if you wish.

Uffizi Gallery (1 hour and 30 minutes):

Meet your guide at 4:30 pm and head inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and start exploring the gallery’s treasure trove of art. Housed in a large horseshoe-shaped building, the Uffizi Gallery’s history is as fascinating to hear about as the works inside it.

Built as Florence’s judiciary offices, the palace was decorated with fine art by the ruling Medici family. After their dynasty fell in the 18th century, the palace was opened to the public and has remained popular ever since.

Your tour finishes inside the gallery, but you can stay inside for another hour to browse the art independently.

Inclusions

Local Professional Guide

Uffizi Gallery entrance skip the line ticket

Accademia Gallery entrance Skip the Line Ticket

Uffizi Gallery Guided Visit in Small Group of max 14 pax

Earphones at both Museums for groups of more than 7 pax

Accademia Gallery Guided Visit in a Small Group of max 19 pax

Typical Tuscan Lunch in a historic restaurant located in the old town (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia

Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Stroller accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Children under 6 years old - Lunch, if selected, to be paid on the spot

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Feb-2020

    This tour was amazing. The tour guide was thoroughly immersed in the history of the artifacts and paintings. Highly recommend.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Guided Tour was 1 hour, then you could be on your own. Enjoyed the tour and lunch was very good, we liked the restaurant. We didn’t go back to the 4 pm gallery tour as too long in between times. I felt it was expensive for what we got and knowing admission is only $12 normally and it wasn’t busy season. If it was high season would be worth the skip the line.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    These were the best guided tours that I have been on. The guides were easily understood and their knowledge was excellent. They were very enthusiastic and energetic and kept me very interested in their information.

  • 03-Dec-2019

    Great tour guides, one in particular engaged us with her technique by asking the us questions and kept us all interested.

  • 29-Nov-2019

    We had an awful experience with this tour. The morning portion of the tour got started 45 minutes late after waiting outside the gallery while they organized various groups. We signed up for an English small group tour but we in a group of aprox 18 English and non-English speaking people. The tour guide explained everything in both languages which took longer. The information from the guide was basic and not more than we would have had by reading the explanations or using the audio-guide service provided by the gallery.
    We elected not to partake in lunch with the group and ate elsewhere. When we arrived at the Uffizi gallery we 5 minutes late (our mistake, we had difficulty finding the location). We did not see the group. We asked at the door and were told that the group had “just gone in”. We tried to call the customer service number to let them know we were there. The woman that answered was very rude and hung up on me while I was explaining the situation. I tried calling again and she immediately hung up. We then purchased our own tickets and thought we could just catch up to the group. We found them shorty beyond the entrance and explained to the guide that we had purchased this tour. She told us that we “could not join the group, it was not possible.” At first she said it was because the group was already at maximum capacity of 14 people, but when I asked her how we could have been on the reservation list but not included in the number she changed her story to say that she only had 2 headsets left so the three of us could not join. I asked her if we could get a refund and she told me to call customer service (I’ll probably get hung up on again).
    What a waste of money!
    The other Viator tours we have booked have been mediocre, at best. Interestingly we took and AirBnB tour of Siena that was FABULOUS! The guide had previously worked for Viator and told us their treatment of the guides is not any better than their customer service. I will not book tours through them in the future.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Great, wonderful, memorable, insightful and fun tour. Tour guide was engaged and knowledgeable. Of all tours guides and company’s it was the best .

  • 15-Nov-2019

    Accademia was excellent and guide was terrific ., But Uffizi guide was too long winded and dragged on.
    Also Uffizi we had to do second floor ourselves . I took this tour in 2017 and it was much better

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We were disappointed with our tour guide at the Accademia. We left early in fact. The guide was a bit aloof and not very informative. We would give our Uffizi tour 5 stars.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    The guides did an amazing job hitting the highlights of both museums and gave us the history and biography of the artists as well. The break in between allowed us some time to take in the area between the museums as well as the piazza with the statues outdoors. Very glad we took this tour!

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Our tour guide for both the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery were amazing and really knowledgeable about everything we saw.

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