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  • Florence: Uffizi Gallery and City Walking Tour

    1. Florence: Uffizi Gallery and City Walking Tour

    Start your day with a two-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and enjoy a brief overview of its history and how it came to be a gallery from your local guide. See and learn about the paintings of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo. Listen in fascination to your guide as they tell you about the secrets, legends, and interesting facts behind the many paintings on display in the gallery. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.  Later in the afternoon, meet your guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start your walking tour. Discover the history of this Renaissance city and how the incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the whole of Europe. Begin in Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before walking straight to the Pi...

  • Florence: Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket

    2. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket

    Discover masterpieces of art at one of Italy (and the world’s) greatest art museums, and enjoy priority entrance at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Marvel at Italian Renaissance art by some of the greatest artists of all times. See paintings by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and others. Go to the gallery’s most renowned room to see the stunning collection by Botticelli. Admire his “Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus,” and reflect upon his representation of the birth of the goddess as she emerges from the sea foam. Escape the hassle and hurry of organized group tours, and explore at your own pace. You are free to stay inside the museum for as long as you like.

    This was one of the most memorable experiences. It was great to be able to walk through the Gallery on our own without the structure of a tour guide. This way everything was flexible and we could choose the areas and artists we wanted to see. We will definitely go back, it's a lot to see and not possible to see it all in one day. We love it!!! Incredible Place!!!

  • Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

    3. Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

    The Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the oldest museum in the world, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari, but originally had a different purpose. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. The great industries of Florence such as wool, silk, and banking had a huge influence on the politics in Florence. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals he decided to collect the rest of them in one single building and give an office to each of them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. Cosimo's idea was to keep his eyes and ears on all of them. After Cosimo's death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of art works and made the Uffizi his private museum. In this tour Uffizi tour with a profess...

    The tour was fantastic! There is so much to see in the Uffizi that having a guide really helped me focus on extraordinary pieces snd take a perspective on them that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Dhe answered all sorts of questions.

  • Uffizi Gallery: Tour

    4. Uffizi Gallery: Tour

    Enjoy skip-the-line entry and meet your guide for a tour of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. This is a unique experience for those who want to immerse themselves in the artistic heritage of Florence.   Visit one of the most beautiful museums in the world with your expert local guide, who will share the stories behind the main masterpieces in the gallery. Learn about the development of Italian art throughout the centuries and marvel at well-known paintings by masters like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and many others. You will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the greatest paintings spanning from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. After your tour, take the time to explore the museum at your own pace.

  • Uffizi Gallery: Small Group Tour

    5. Uffizi Gallery: Small Group Tour

    Escape the herds of tourists and explore the world’s oldest museum, the Uffizi Gallery, in a small and intimate group. Start the tour with priority skip-the-line entry, and immerse yourself in one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance artworks. Explore the gallery’s many rooms filled with priceless artworks dating back over the centuries and listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes. Admire some of the most incredible masterpieces ever created, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s Annunciation, and Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, just to name a few. Learn from your experienced guide how to understand and appreciate the arts on a profound level, and engage in thought-provoking conversation about the meaning behind the artworks.

    The company was extremely helpful when I had difficulty finding the meeting place. Someone walked out and found me! The tour guide was super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He gave everyone a good sense between the different artistic eras. Plus, he shared iconic stories about each artist and the subject of the art. I highly rate this company for the Small Group Uffize Tour.

  • Florence: Uffizi Museum Fast-Track Ticket

    6. Florence: Uffizi Museum Fast-Track Ticket

    Avoid the long lines and enter the Uffizi gallery quickly with a fast track ticket. Meet a staff member of the local partner in front of the entrance, under the Statue of Dante Alighieri along the Loggiato, to receive your ticket and go through the mandatory security line and you’re in. Enjoy the convenience of skipping both the ticket-buyers line and the ticket-pickup line. Then, explore one of Europe’s oldest museums. Take a journey through the history of art from the Middle Ages through the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at masterpieces such as Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Caravaggio's "Medusa" and the only painting made on wood by Michelangelo. The Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.

    Very simple, easy to find the company representatives to get the tickets, and queue was much shorter than it would have been

  • Florence: Uffizi Gallery Private or Semi-Private Tour

    7. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Private or Semi-Private Tour

    Explore the Uffizi gallery with a guide and skip-the-line tickets. See artistic masterpieces by some of the Renaissance's most famous artists. Admire Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Leonardo Da Vinci's Annunciation, and more. Stroll exquisite halls designed by the famous Renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari. Learn about the many artistic treasures housed in the museum and immerse yourself in the golden age of Florence.

    It was enchanting and refreshing. We learned nice and positive things about art. Was great fun!

  • Uffizi Gallery: Ticket with Host

    8. Uffizi Gallery: Ticket with Host

    Meet a staff member of the local partner to receive your fast-track entrance ticket and make your way through the mandatory security check. Enjoy the convenience of skipping both the ticket-buyers line and the ticket-pickup line. Then, explore one of Europe’s oldest museums. Take a journey through the history of art, from the Middle Ages through to the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at masterpieces such as Botticelli’s “Birth of Venice,” Caravaggio's "Medusa", and the only painting made on wood by Michelangelo. The gallery also boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorn the corridors. You'll also discover works of other protagonists of the Renaissance, such as Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others.

  • Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    9. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

  • Florence: Private Uffizi and Signoria Tour with Photographer

    10. Florence: Private Uffizi and Signoria Tour with Photographer

    Indulge in a private Uffizi Gallery and Signoria Square tour with a professional photographer. Explore the artistic masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery with your guide, then discover the romantic Ponte Vecchio after a stroll through the Piazza della Signoria. After greeting your professional photographer guide at the meeting point, jump the long lines to enter the Uffizi Gallery with your priority access. Learn about the gallery and the art collection of the Medici family, who owned the majority of the artistic masterpieces in Florence and in the Uffizi, with your guide. Upon entering the gallery, see the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city. As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collection begins, hear about the architecture of the museum, as we...

Planning Your Visit

  • Gallery hours

    The Uffizi Gallery's opening hours are 8:15AM - 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th, and Mondays.

  • How much time?

    If you're planning to fit the Uffizi Gallery into a broader itinerary for the day, you could cover the highlights in about three hours. Consider allowing twice that amount if you're a bona fide art buff, or simply want to make the most of your ticket!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 8:15 AM-6:50 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices start from €23. Secret tip: the first Sunday of each month is free entrance, but make sure you get there in good time to avoid disappointment.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. It's worth checking our our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    The Uffizi Gallery is right to the Piazza della Signoria, which can be reached in 10 minutes by foot from Florence's main train station, the Santa Maria Novella.
  • Additional information
    **Flash photography is not permitted. | It is a good idea to combine your visit of the Uffizi Gallery with a general tour of the beautiful city of Florence.*

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What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 12,739 reviews

SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

I had the most amazing tour guide. She was beyond impressive with her knowledge. I was blown away with this tour. It was worth every penny. It covered so much of the must sees in Florence. Oksana was truly amazing. She was kind and never stop taking the entire time. She was a wealth of knowledge.

The tour was fantastic from start to finish. The tour guide showed us the highlights from the academia and ufizi galleries. Our tour guide was friendly and had a great knowledge. Would definitely recommend if your willing pay a little more to engage with the tour guide and ask questions

The tour was fantastic! There is so much to see in the Uffizi that having a guide really helped me focus on extraordinary pieces snd take a perspective on them that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Dhe answered all sorts of questions.

We had a very good guide. Enjoyed our museum tour.