Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia Small Group Hidden Highlights Walking Tour

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From $130.49

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Get the benefits of a small-group tour at an affordable price point with this best-of-Florence sampler limited to just 10-12 people. Hear the stories behind Michelangelo’s ‘David’ at the Accademia, marvel at the massive Duomo, and step inside the palatial Uffizi Gallery, all without waiting in the notoriously long lines. Headsets and a smaller group size mean you won't miss a word of your guide’s insightful commentary.
  • Visit Florence's top two museums in a single day
  • Learn the secrets of the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria
  • Small-group size limited to 10-12 people

What's Included

  • 4-hour Guided tour with an expert local guide
  • 10-12 people small group tour, for a more personalized experience
  • Radios and Headsets to properly hear tour guide
  • We do our part in a small way, with a step in the right direction. This is why we have decided to keep our group sizes small. With just 10 people per group, our guides can provide personalized tours, leaving you with a better understanding. In a small group you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. Our small groups also respect the sites visited by keeping numbers down in overcrowded galleries and sites. And lastly, we want to actively contribute to the preservation of the art and sites in a real way. And we include you in our mission. A part of the proceeds from your payment of our services will be donated to organizations that are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the works of art and sites visited on our tours.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza delle Belle Arti
    Piazza delle Belle Arti, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    A Viator / Tripadvisor local business partner's Representative will be there with the FLORENCE & Global Flag ' ''Please bring the Children ID card when you come to the meeting point ''Please come to the meeting point 10 minutes before the Activiti start to get ready with Headsets

End point

  • Uffizi Gallery
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Tour will end in side the Uffizi Gallery and our mutual client can stay as much as they want

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Wonderful tour with Concetta - bring your walking shoes! :)
Sian_B, Mar 2023
A fantastic 4 hour tour through Florence visiting the Uffizi and Accademia - bring your walking shoes! Our guide, Concetta, was absolutely phenomenal and brought the artworks we saw to life, as well as showing us extras at the Accademia as the collection of Stradivari string instruments owned by the Medici family, which was a real highlight. Group size was nice - not too large either. Would very much recommend.
Florence highlights in a day!
Gayle_B, Mar 2023
This tour was amazing! Michelangelo's David at the Uffizi was the highlight. There were so many wonderful art treasures at the Accademia and our tour guide was an expert at explaining them all!
Outstanding tour.
Ryan_S, Mar 2023
Yulia, the tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and shed new light on the art history of Florence. Outstanding tour.
visiting Florence
Stephanie_B, Mar 2023
I was late because of a strike on the trains. I could very easily contact the manager of the tour operator and explain the situation. He was very nice and decided to meet me at the planned meeting point to make it possible for me to joun my group even late and he remained in contact with me until I arrived. Fortunately I could join and enjoy the tour
Great experience
christopher_b, Mar 2023
Andrea was amazing and so knowledgeable! It was a great experience going through each gallery as well as walking the streets of Florence and seeing the homes of such huge figures in history!
Excellent for our tour. Highly recommend.
kerri_e, Mar 2023
Although this tour was long, it was very informative and enjoyable. Andrea was an excellent tour guide. Easy to understand and very well educated.
Florence Walking Tour
Julio_C, Mar 2023
Chiara was fantastic. I would not have known what I was looking at without the help of a guide explaining the complexity of the intertwining histories of Florence and it’s famous artists and the Medici family.
Wonderful tour guide, wonderful experience
Kim_G, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was excellent! She did a good job of working around the rainy day and helping us to make the most of our time in the museums. She was very knowledgeable and engaging.
This tour provides the main highlights of Florence
Meri_D, Mar 2023
Lucia, our guide, was working with the group, making sure she gave us all the details about art and architecture of Florence. We visited the Gallery Dell'Accademia, walked to Duomo, and then Uffizi Gallery. We also had an opportunity to stay in Uffizi after the end of the 4 hour tour. It was a great tour, and just right for us - we had only one day in Florence.
Incredible, but….
Susie_P, Mar 2023
Tour guide Oksana was incredibly knowledgeable and wove a tapestry of both history and art throughout our tour. Her mastery of dates and names and how they fit into a broader historical context was extraordinary……but, given the size of the Uffuzi and breadth of artwork within, far too much time was spent on the multitude of rooms housing variations of the same theme-Madonna with Child-at the expense of completely missing three major highlights of the Ufuzzi-Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo de Vinci, Medusa by Caravaggio, and Venus by Titian. Unfortunately, I was not aware these pieces were housed at the Uffuzi until after we left the building. I mistakenly assumed that a tour at this price would at least let us know what highlights were missed or give us a choice to skip some of the rooms that were basically the same painting over and over again by different artists using different techniques so that more if the museum could be explored.
It was just OK
Scarlett_C, Mar 2023
Tour started off without issue. Easy to locate the coordinator and our guide was friendly. We attended on a Sunday and both venues were quiet busy. We would have appreciated more conversation during the city part of the tour as there was a lot of silence between the two venues. Issue: when we were next to enter the Uffizi our tour guide received a call stating she had 2 additional attendees. She told the person on the other end of the call that we were next to enter and whatever was told to her next caused her tk pull us from the line so she could retrieve these 2 new people. We waited for over 30 minutes while the new people were located, given equipment, and returned to the back of the line to wait to enter the Uffizi again. While the tour ultimately ended on time, who knows if we missed anything due to this delay or perhaps could have ended early to have had more time to enjoy our vacation in Florence. Either way, it wasn't a great experience. While I'm sure the late arriving guest were appreciative, the other 6 guests who had to wait 30+ minutes were not. I contacted the group to express our disappointment, but was essentially told "too bad" and nothing was to be done. They will likely respond to my review saying we still ended on time and our group size of 6 was less than the stated size (which I don't know why this is relevant, I cannot help how many people book or do not book your tour). Overall, I think it was an OK experience but there are probably better choices.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Really sorry for the inconvenience. And same time as a human you also need to think about a another human. Customer showed up 15 minutes late. It can be Happen to you also with un avoidable reason. As a customer oriented and high hospitality company we always try to serve our all customers without missing the tour. We call our clients if they get late, and also we reach to the client where they are if they lost. PLEASE TELL SOMEONE IS THAT WRONG ?. You are asking me 68 euros refund as that 2 people got late and tour delayed 30minutes.We had to stay 15 minutes., But we completed the tour as we promised. No one complained, all other had a melted hart to understand. No one complained except you. You asked the refund, I refused as we have completed the tour. We did not finished. You sent me a mail that you are going to put bad review. Please try to think others they also HUMAN , CAN BE GET LATE.I am going to die one day , you also same. We never alive 1000 years , how many years we live do good things please. You will get back good things. bless you to live long
The Uffizi tour was our...
Carol_S, Mar 2023
The Uffizi tour was our favorite experience in Italy. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about art and history. We really enjoyed her and the tour!
Claudia_H, Mar 2023
..no story to share, great guide thank you ,.................cannot submit review without plenty of text. That is too troublesome, will probably skip rating for other trips booked in the future, sorry
Syed_S, Mar 2023
Average. Basic tour if you don’t know anything about the place or are first time visitor. Can be self done
Excellent insight from...
Elizabeth_E, Mar 2023
Excellent insight from the tour guide. Made the Uffizi manageable by pointing out overarching themes. She was very personable as well.
Great highlight tour of Florence
Jennifer_S, Mar 2023
Outstanding guide, Andrea, who was knowledgeable, interesting and kept a brisk pace. A very good way to see the highlights in a long morning!
Must see in Florence
StefanAlexa_A, Mar 2023
Amazing experience . It simplified our visit of must see in Florence. Silvia was great .Our entire family enjoyed her stories about the art, history and traditions of Florence. The stories helped as appreciate and get a context for the Renaissance.
Perfect introduction to Renaissance art
Karla_H, Mar 2023
What a perfect way to spend half a day seeing two of the best highlights in Florence. Ana was an outstanding guide, shows passion n her descriptions of the art and very knowledgeable. She focused on key pieces and shared key points to remember. I highly recommend this tour with Ana. So glad I booked it!
Andrea is the best tour guide!
Kathryn_D, Mar 2023
Our tour guide/historian was Andrea and she was absolutely PHENOMENAL! She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the artwork - a brilliant story teller. We were completely engrossed the entire tour. This was the best money we spent in Florence. Do not hesitate to book this tour…and if you can get Andrea you won’t be disappointed!
Fantastic tour
MaryJo_V, Mar 2023
The tour was easy to find, which can be challenging when unfamiliar with the area. Our tour guide (Lulia) was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and interesting. We are not art aficionados..but…The statue of David and all of the information provided was simply amazing. The Botticelli room was breathtaking. We enjoyed every moment taking in these unbelievable works of art. The tour covers a lot of ground at 4 hours, so be sure to eat something ahead of time and bring a water with you, as there is no food allowed in the museums. We were on the tour with two college kids, everyone loved it. Would definitely recommend without hesitation.