Uffizi Gallery Monolingual Tour From Montecatini - Montecatini Terme

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , 07.30am shuttle departure from Montecatini, 3:15pm Uffizi tour departure from Florence
  • Departure Details :
    07:30 am: shuttle from Montecatini, Piazza Italia (Check point Bus, near the train station) to Florence 
    Once in Florence the tour will depart from My Tour Office - Via Martelli 33red
  • Return Details :
    After Uffizi tour clients have free time in Florence. 9:00 pm: shuttle fromFlorence, Stazione Leopolda: Viale Fratelli Rosselli at the corner with Via Elio Gabbuggiani to  Montecatini
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Skip the long lines and tour the Uffizi Gallery with a monolingual guide. See famous paintings by some of the most famous artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Throughout your tour of this prominent museum, your guide will share insights into the artists and their craft, technique and tools.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Start your day in Montecatini and meet our driver with shuttle service to Florence. Upon arrival at 9:00 there is a walking tour of Florence (1h30min) to to give you and introduction of Florence with our guide that will tell interesting anecdotes and history of Florence.
After, youll have some free time and in the early afternoon youll have the guided tour of the museum. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world, and it is housed in the former uffizi or offices of the Medici Family. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the works of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and many more. You will recognize original world-famous paintings you have seen in books, magazines, and on TV close-ups.
You will learn about the secrets of the artists craft, techniques and tools. Looking at the most famous artworks of the period, you will be able to understand why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Personalize your museum experience. There is no need to rush off at the end of the tour. You may stay inside the museum until closing time and you have free time before the shuttle to go back to Montecatini.

Inclusions

shuttle service to and from Montecatini

Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery Museum and visit with monolingual guide

Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs

07:30 am: shuttle from Montecatini, Piazza Italia (Check point Bus, near the train station) to Florence 

9:00 pm: shuttle from Florence, Stazione Leopolda: Viale Fratelli Rosselli at the corner with Via Elio Gabbuggiani to Montecatini

The Uffizi tour lasts 2 hour, Then customers can enjoy some free time in Florence (without the guide)

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Jan-2017

    I'm torn on writing is review. The Uffizi Gallery is a must see - over 10,000 pieces of Renaissance art in over 1,000 rooms. It is phenomenal and certainly not anything that can be seen in a few hours. It is magnificent. The reason for the three stars, however, was the tour guide. Without using names, he was a little tyrant on a forced march. We were told not to take photos -- that we could come back after he was done and take pictures then. If we spoke quietly among ourselves, we were reprimanded like schoolchildren to pay attention because he was speaking. I don't think he understood that he was working for us as opposed to being his forced audience. He certainly knew his material, but he was a bully in delivering it, and I don't like bullies. I think he got the message when several of us refused to follow his directions and he either let it go or just gave up on corralling us.

    There was one other issue that really bothered me and my husband. I wanted a photo of the statue Diana, and it's a room you cannot enter. The door is wide enough for two people to stand and take photos. I had a rolling bag with me, so I ask our tour guide to please watch it for just a moment as I snapped a shot of Diana. In literally less than 60 seconds, I returned to gather my bag and he had passed it off to someone working with him. I went to get it from him and he would not return it to me. I know he was attempting to be helpful and accommodating, but my purse was inside that bag and I wanted it back. I've been robbed in Beijing and Barcelona so this is a big deal to me. I asked a second time and he refused a second time. My husband came over and asked where my bag was. I pointed to the man that had it and said he wouldn't return it. My husband then approached him and asked for the bag, and he was refused as well. We were dumbfounded. I know there was no ill intention, but this is totally unacceptable. I finally asked the third time by insisting he release my bag. I think I may have embarrassed or insulted him as he seemed like a very nice guy, but he needed to return my bag without such a hassle. He avoided us for the remainder of the tour. We will return to the Uffizi Gallery, but not with this tour.