Uffizi Gallery Tour
Skip the Line tour of the Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery tour is the perfect way to explore Florence’s most famous art gallery and museum and here you will experience the Renaissance in the city of its birth. This tour allows you to skip the line into the gallery, saving a lot of time that can be spent exploring the Uffizi Gallery and admiring its stunning artworks. Uffizi is the most popular museum in Florence and our expert local guides offer insight into the building’s intricate, colourful history. This Uffizi Museum tour is the perfect companion to our Discover Florence Tour.
- Skip the line entrance to the Uffizi Gallery
- Guided tour of the Museum
- Professional licensed tour guide
TOUR DESCRIPTIONThis is a wonderful tour of the Uffizi Gallery which contains the works of many Italian masters of art and is a truly unique experience. Your guide will take you on a journey charting the development of Italian art throughout the centuries. When you think of the Renaissance period one of the first masters of art to come to mind is Botticelli. At the Uffizi you will see almost a full room dedicated to his works and will have the opportunity to appreciate first hand his famous masterpieces, The Birth of Venus and Primavera. The tour will also visit the works of many other Renaissance greats, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. At the end of this tour you will have witnessed the achievements of the most talented Renaissance artists and have a deeper appreciation for the beauty of their work.
Birth of the RenaissanceThe Uffizi Museum, and some might say the Renaissance, might not exist at all if it weren’t for the powerful Medici family. Cosimo the Great ordered the building’s construction in 1506 and the wealthy family of bankers followed a great tradition of collecting and commissioning works of art. The collection follows a chronological path which allows the guide not only to show you the most important works in the Uffizi Gallery, but also to tell the story of the evolution of European art throughout the Renaissance.
MasterpiecesThe masterpieces of featured artist Sandro Botticelli, Primavera and The Birth of Venus, will stop you in your tracks. Caravaggio is yet another genius whose work is on display. His study of the interaction between light and dark (known in Italian as chiaroscuro) is highlighted in his work entitled Medusa. It is easy to lose yourself in the beauty of the artwork and lose sight of the artist behind it. But with a passionate local guide, you will appreciate them as one in the same.
Priority AccessDrawing over a million visitors a year, the wait to get tickets for the Uffizi Gallery can take hours — especially in the busy months. With so much to see inside this exceptional collection, the last thing you need to worry about is finding tickets and spending your vacation waiting in line. Let us take care of the details, so you can visit the museum stress-free, skipping the line, and truly appreciating the masterpieces within. If you have any questions about this Uffizi Gallery guided tour or anything else in our range of Florence Tours, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Read More..
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Skip the line access to the Uffizi Gallery
- All tickets and reservation fees
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick up/drop off
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- Comfortable shoes and clothing
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start time
- No refunds provided for no-shows or late arrivals
- Tour runs rain or shine!
- Participants must be able to ascend and descend stairs
- Skip the line refers to the ticket line only, all visitors much go through the security check
- Only small bags are allowed inside the museum