“The guide was well prepared and knew many interesting facts. The overview tour of the Uffizi was like attending an art history seminar. It put everything into perspective. It would have been great, had we been able to return into the gallery after the tour. ...Keve P., Hungary – See more reviews
What To Expect
Your guided tour will start at Palazzo Pitti in the Morning, going backwards through the ideal "Prince's Itinerary," to see from the outside the elevated passageway, Vasari Corridor, which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. You will cross Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's best known sights, famous for its gleaming gold shops. In the center of the bridge you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city. Then you will reach the elegant Uffizi Palace, designed by the architect Giorgio Vasari. The museum is considered one of the most important in the world, hosting invaluable works of art, like the Birth of Venus and the Allegory of Spring. After the guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery you will go on a 15 minute break.
You resume the guided visit right at the entrance door to the Vasari Corridor, the amazing elevated passageway which you have seen from the outside while walking from Piazza Pitti to Piazza Signoria. It was commissioned on the occasion of the wedding between Francis I and Joan of Austria and was built with the idea of giving Florence a precious jewel. It was motivated by the Grand Duke's desire to move freely between his residence and the government palace as passing through the streets could be dangerous and dirty. You will instantly be hit by a deep sense of emotion: the corridor is a royal passageway that runs over the heads of the citizens of Florence. Discover a superb collection of paintings and a row of round windows of the aerial passageway offering breathtaking views over the hills, the Arno river, its bridges, the palaces and churches of the city. You will admire the magnificent collection of artists' self-portraits from Vasari to Italian and foreign artists of the 20th century. This is a face to face encounter with artists that doesn't exist in any other museum in the world, a discovery that will print an indelible memory of Florence in your mind forever.
Entrance ticket and reservation to the Museums
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 8 years old are not permitted on this tour (please provide proof of age).
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
This tour operates with a maximum of 19 participants.
During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays.
For security reasons, the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside using electronic counters at the entrance and at the exit. Once the maximum number of visitors allowed is reached, no one else will be admitted inside the museum. Despite reservations, unexpected queues could form at the reserved entrance of the gallery.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
9 hours and 30 minutes