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Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

  • Skip the line
  • Small-group tour
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Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio Skip-the-Line Combo Tour
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Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio Skip-the-Line Combo Tour
From US$91.15
Visit a pair of Florence's prime attractions without the long lines on this small-group morning tour. Beat the crowds with early access to the renowned Uffizi Gallery, where you'll take a chronological tour through Renaissance highlights by Giotto, Michelangelo, Titian, and other masters. Hear the stories behind the art, and then journey across the river to the splendid Palazzo Vecchio for a guided tour of this former residence of the powerful Medici family.
What to Expect

Art is intimidating, and few art museums are more impressive than Italy’s greatest vault of masterpieces: Florence’s Uffizi. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This Uffizi tour is tailor-made to allow you to explore and discover the jaw-dropping, history-changing world of Renaissance art, whether you are a seasoned art lover or a rank amateur.

The tour, like the museum, is chronological, so after skipping the (always long) entrance lines, follow your expert, English-speaking guide on a tour of early Renaissance masterworks from Cimabue, Duccio, and Giotto. Through their paintings you’ll learn to distinguish the styles and techniques that created a revolution in the visual arts.

Next it’s on to classics of the High Renaissance, like Botticelli’s Primavera and Birth of Venus. You’ll see the progression of artistic techniques, and revel in the explosion of color and perspective. But it’s not all art theory; you’ll learn about the incredible personalities and bitter rivalries of some of the biggest stars of the day like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Finally, see the artistic legacy of the Renaissance in works from later masters like Titian and Caravaggio. When you have seen what comes before, you’ll be able to view their paintings in an entirely new light.

Your next stop is the Palazzo Vechio. For centuries, this was the heart of art and government in Florence -- so important that both Michelangelo and da Vinci were hired to paint murals on its walls. Your tour includes the incredibly impressive Council of 500 and an intro to the tumultuous history of Florence. You'll hear how and why the Medici family abandoned this majestic fortress, building the Vasari Corridor all the way through the Uffizi Gallery to their new home at Palazzo Pitti.

This is more than just a tour, it’s a voyage through time that will make you appreciate all that it took to bring the visual arts out of the Dark Ages and into the modern world. In an intimate group of 15 people or fewer you will have unparalleled access to your guide, with plenty of time to ask all those questions that you can’t find in books. This is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of art history.  

Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was Mateo. Now I admit I normally don't care much for this type of tour. However Mateo was so knowledgeable and passionate that even I got exciting at the pieces of art he focused on in the Uffizi gallery. Definitely work the...More

Thank chefvogts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The tour guide was excellent.

Our tour guide was Valentina. She was excellent with knowledge of the all the art in the two galleries.. One issue is that after visiting the Uffizi gallery we went straight to the palace and had no chance to visit the book store. If you...More

Thank S8255NQjackb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect tour for art beginner

Lovely, knowledgeable guide, Theresa, was a pleasure, Easy access and interesting commentary throughout. Able to hear with headset, very comfortable.

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 5 October 2018
When in Florence, ask for Angelo to be your guide.

Angelo was our tour guide. He was first class from every aspect. Simply perfect. Wish he could be our guide for every tour in Italy and elsewhere.

Thank Skidamerink
Reviewed 21 July 2018
The best way to see, understand and appreciate Florence

I highly recommend all travelers to Florence to do this tour on day 1 early in the morning, I cant express how enjoyable, pleasant, comfortable and enlightening this tour was. There is a lot said about the queues about the lines about the crowds and...More

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