Florence Uffizi Gallery Semi-Private Guided Tour

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
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    • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.  • Our City Wonders guides will have City Wonders tour sign at the meeting point for easy recognition. • We regret that we are un.. read more
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Overview

Skip the line at Florences Uffizi Gallery to witness its key masterpieces on this 1.5-hour small-group tour. Avoid the long entrance lines and, with an art-expert guide, admire paintings by masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo, plus select other works. Ogle Botticellis Birth of Venus, Vincis Annunciation and more as your guide unpicks their meaning and the genius of their creators. Plus, visit the Uffizi's rooftop terrace to admire the splendid city views.

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City of the tour
One of the world’s oldest art museums, the Uffizi was built by architect Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century to house government offices. It was only later that the building was used to showcase art collected by Florence’s ruling Medici family, and not until 1769 that it was turned into a public museum.The repository of more 1,500 works dating from Greek times to the 18th century, the core of the Uffizi is its unmissable collection of Renaissance art. Your tour concentrates on these, as your guide leads you around the highlights of the Renaissance rooms, home to great works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and others.Enter the spectacular Botticelli Room and wonder at his The Birth of Venus and Primavera as your guide explains their composition and meaning, and the nature of Botticelli’s genius. Then, continue to see masterpieces such as da Vinci’s breathtaking Annunciation, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and works by Rafael.

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City of the tour
One of the world’s oldest art museums, the Uffizi was built by architect Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century to house government offices. It was only later that the building was used to showcase art collected by Florence’s ruling Medici family, and not until 1769 that it was turned into a public museum. The repository of more 1,500 works dating from Greek times to the 18th century, the core of the Uffizi is its unmissable collection of Renaissance art. Your tour concentrates on these, as your guide leads you around the highlights of the Renaissance rooms, home to great works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and others. Enter the spectacular Botticelli Room and wonder at his The Birth of Venus and Primavera as your guide explains their composition and meaning, and the nature of Botticelli’s genius. Then, continue to see masterpieces such as da Vinci’s breathtaking Annunciation, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and works by Rafael.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Semi-Private group of 9 people or less
  • Use of supplied headsets (when needed)
  • Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Aug-2023

    You get to see some of the most iconic works of art in the world. Our guide,Annette, was very informative and a good teacher. She was very engaging.

  • 11-Aug-2023

    Super engaging and “fast” way to see the major works at the Ufizzi - with the opportunity to linger longer after the tour is over, and explore more of the museum on your own. Andrea, our guide, was really terrific; knowledgeable and kind. Recommend!

  • 06-Aug-2023

    The Uffizi museum is large and has innumerable great works of art. It is also crowded. Talking this tour allowed us to not miss the most important works and to gain a much better understanding of the backstory of them as well. Angelo was an excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide. He was also very accommodating of all our questions. I’m sure there is so much information we would have missed trying to visit on our own. We were also able to tour the museum on our own after the tour.

  • 05-Aug-2023

    This was a great tour. Our guide was charming and lead us through the gallery at a relaxing pace, allowing us time to absorb the beauty. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 31-Jul-2023

    Meeting in front of the museum was see less. Our tour guide was charming and knowledgeable. Her sense of humor and care made us feel so relaxed and helped us enjoy the museum. We used a ear bud headset to better her her talk. It was a good excursion and I recommend them.

  • 26-Jul-2023

    Giovanna was wonderful! She was knowledgeable and engaging - even keeping the attention of my 13 and 15 year old children. The tour was the perfect length when pressed for time, hitting the highlights - and explaining complex concepts of love and beauty! Grazie Mille!!!

  • 24-Jul-2023

    Sarah, our guide explained what each artist was trying to convey in his pictures. It was a very good learning process how each picture tells a story.

  • 23-Jul-2023

    Gionna was a great guide and very knowledgeable! It was a great way to tour the museum. We were skeptical at first but I’m glad we decided on this tour.

  • 22-Jul-2023

    Our tour guide (don't remember her name) was very knowledgeable about the works of art in the gallery, and she did a good job of explaining each on its own in addition to its place in the history and progression of the other works. The tour was a nice length (a little less than 90 minutes).

  • 17-Jul-2023

    My mom and I took this tour as part of the whole day guided tour, which is a walking tour + Academia (David) in the morning, followed by the Uffizi in the afternoon after lunch. We took the tour in July 2023. The tour was supposed to be 9 or less people per guide. My mom and I were assigned to Claudia (@guideclaudia on Instagram) who was unbelievably incredible. We met Claudia outside the Uffizi and waited for the others to arrive. Well, they never did. So my mom and I got a private tour with Claudia. It was the most amazing thing to happen the whole trip! Claudia took us right into the Uffizi through the skip the line entrance, straight to the elevators (this is where you can see the archaeological excavation). Once on the top floor, she explained the important aspects of the ceiling and pointed out a few notable portraits. Then she took us from room to room and explained each of the highlights in depth, both the artistic components as well as the historical context. The museum is very well laid out and employs extensive crowd control, and had AC (the Louvre in France should take notes...). We liked how Claudia took us through the Renaissance in a relatively chronological fashion. We were right on time finishing, and felt we had really experienced the highlights. Even if you do not choose this tour, check out Claudia's Instagram and consider booking her directly. This was definitely the highlight of our time in Florence.

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