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Florence Sightseeing Tour with the Uffizi Gallery - Skip the Line!

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Monday
    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Start time
    Till October: 2:45pm
    From November Onward: 2:15pm
  • Duration
    3½ hours
Inclusions
  • Transport
  • Professional Guide
  • Museum Entrance Fees (pre booked - no queing)
  • Earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museums
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Admire fabulous panoramic landscape views on the drive from Florence to Fiesole
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce
  • Admire the imposing facade of the Palazzo Vecchio at the Piazza Signoria
  • Study works of masters such as Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci at the Uffizi Gallery
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the museum, after which you can explore independently

Overview

The famous sites of Florence are testament to why the city is known as the cradle of the Renaissance.

This tour includes a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s finest collections of art. Here you will find the works of the Italian masters, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio.

Florence’s town hall - the Palazzo Vecchio is an imposing building situated in the Piazza Signoria. This grand building has been the political centre of Florence for centuries.

The old city centre is an ideal place to take a stroll and admire the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, once the oldest church in the city.


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday
    This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month.

  • Duration

    3½ hours

  • Start time

    Till October: 2:45pm

    From November Onward: 2:15pm

  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Piazza San Firenze (San Firenze Square), in front of San Firenze Cafè.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends inside the Uffizi Gallery

Itinerary

  • Meet your guide at 2:30pm at the meeting point, from where you will board a coach for your tour of Florence.

    The afternoon starts with a drive to Fiesole, a delightful Etruscan town set in the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. The drive affords spectacular views of Florence from a wonderful vantage point. The drive from Florence to the picturesque village of Fiesole, nestled in the Tuscan Hills, provides wonderful photo opportunities of the Florence Duomo.

    Returning to the city center, you will enjoy a walking tour which includes the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. The church is a burial ground of Florence’s most illustrious citizens including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini. Continue to Piazza Signoria from where you can admire the imposing exterior of the Palazzo Vecchio, the imposing town hall of Florence. Piazza della Signoria is considered as one of the most beautiful squares in Italy and was the scene of many historical events in the 14th century.

    Your last stop of the day is the Uffizi Gallery, home to works of masters such as Titian, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to name a few. The Uffizi Gallery is Florence’s premier gallery and houses the world’s greatest Italian renaissance art. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum, after which can stay and explore on your own.

    The tour ends at 6:00pm inside the Uffizi Gallery. You can spend more time in in the museum after the guided tour. Uffizi gallery is open till 06:50pm.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transport
  • Professional Guide
  • Museum Entrance Fees (pre booked - no queing)
  • Earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museums
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

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Please note

Galleria del Uffizi is closed on Mondays. The tour will instead visit the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.

Customers must arrive at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to departure.

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people (English speaking) or 4 people (Spanish, French, German & Italian Speaking). Should this minimum number not be met for your chosen tour every effort will me made to move you to another date, should this not be possible we will offer you a full refund.

Your tour group will go in the group entrance. While there may still be a short wait it will be far shorter than when joining the regular queue.

Piazzale Montelungo can be easily reached as usual from Piazza della Stazione (Station Square) through various access routes.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Extraordinary service with amazing depth of knowledge
    Donna Owen, Australia 05/12/2014
  • wonderful tour and guide
    Chenchy Lin, United States 01/07/2013
  • Florence - Uffizi
    V.V.subramanian , Singapore 09/30/2012

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