Skip the Line: Florence Uffizi Gallery monolingual Small Group Tour

Firenze, Italy

From $74.29

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Skip the line at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Led by a professional guide, walk among Renaissance masterpieces, learning about the history of the works and the great artists behind them. Get an up-close look at Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, and hear the story behind the Uffizi Gallery. End at the Uffizi Terrace where you can enjoy an amazing view of the city’s most important monuments.
  • View the highlights of the iconic gallery and learn about its history with a guide
  • Hear tales of Renaissance artists such as Giotto and Leonardo da Vinci
  • See Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Caravaggio’s Bacchus
  • Enjoy priority admission with your skip-the-line ticket

What's Included

  • Local Professional Guide
  • Uffizi Galleries entrance skip the line ticket - instant delivery and direct access
  • Uffizi Gallery Guided Visit in small group of max 9 pax
  • Free admission to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence
  • Earphones
  • April to October - monolingual Visit
  • Italian Language monolingual Guided Visit available during Christmas period
  • Italian guided visits are confirmed with minimum 4 participants during December and January
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Caf Tour & Travel - Agency
    Via dei Tavolini, 15/R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    At Via dei Tavolini, 15r - Caf Tour & Travel Agency. Meeting time: Morning option:11:00 am Afternoon option: 03:00 pm

End point

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

What To Expect

Designed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi Gallery was originally constructed for the city’s judiciary offices, but slowly filled with artwork owned by the rulers of the Medici family. After the Medici’s fall from power in the 18th century, the lavish structure was transformed into a museum, today comprising 1,500 pieces of art in 45 rooms.

Your tour will begin in front of the Uffizi Gallery in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide. Head straight inside, bypassing the crowds and long lines with your priority access ticket. Your guide will take you to each of the museum’s highlights, stopping to admire Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, da Vinci’s Annunciation and more. Afterward, head to upper level to see masterpieces from Caravaggio.

Then continuing exploring the museum at your own pace if you wish, or check out the rooftop café to kick back with a refreshment (own expense).

Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Uffizi ticket is also valid to access the National Archaeological Museum and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure(currently closed for renewal)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Italian guided visits are confirmed with minimum 4 participants during December and January
  • No health restrictions needed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 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 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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Traveler Tips

Taking a tour of the gallery is definitely better than doing it on your own, because you get much more from the guide's interpretation and background, and just watching the painting by yourself.
The lines weren’t super long, but being in a small group where we had a guide describe the art and history surrounding the pieces made this tour really worth it!
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Jennifer_H, Oct 2022
Sylvia is very knowledgeable about the history of the art and I learned things that I never would have seen on our own.
Good highlight tour of the Uffizi!
Suzanne_F, Aug 2022
This small group tour ended up being a private tour for our family of 5 (kids ages 16, 13, 10). Our guide was friendly and informative. Because it was just our family, we were able to engage more by asking questions.
Uffizi in 90 minutes
Bret_L, Aug 2022
Excellent highlights of such an expansive museum. Marta, our guide was fabulous. Allow extra time to find the meeting point.
Uffizi Visit
Kellie_B, Sep 2021
We enjoyed our experience at the Uffizi. Simone was a wonderful guide who brought the works to relevance. As noted. In the fine print, the tour might be in two languages and she bounced back and forth from Italian to English without missing a beat. A most interesting morning for certain.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Kellie_B, thank you so much for having joined our Uffizi guided visit in small group and for having shared your experience with us, in such an enthusiastic way! We are really glad to know that you have loved your visit to the amazing Uffizi Gallery with our professional guide Simona. We hope to see you again in the future to show you other wonders of our Country. Our best regards
Uffizi Gallery is more than just Venus on the Half Shell
EliseSalt, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was excellent and it really was a SMALL group tour. We were only four people so we could get through the crowds easily. I learned so much from our knowledgeable guide!
Terrible Company, Good Guide
Venture63810483188, Jun 2019
CAF Tours is very unorganized!! We booked the 9:00 am tour, but they sent us an email the day before in the afternoon (which we didn't see until we connected to the wifi in our hotel at night) to let us know that they had cancelled our tour! They gave us the option of taking the 4:00 pm, which we did, but completely ruined our plans for the rest of the day (we had other tours booked for that afternoon). Since we really wanted to do the Uffizi with a guide, we cancelled our other plans and went to the 4:00 pm tour. When we got there, they were extremely unorganized. A lot of people were there claiming for other cancelled tours, no lines, not enough staff. We had a terrible experience. Once inside the museum, our guide was very good, and we ended up having a good tour, but the for the hassle of dealing with this company, it wasn't worth it. Please DO take a tour to the Uffizi Gallery, which is amazing and a must do in Florence, but DON"T take it with CAF Tours. Use any other company, which there are many other good ones. Taking a tour of the gallery is definitely better than doing it on your own, because you get much more from the guide's interpretation and background, and just watching the painting by yourself.
Exactly what I was looking for.
Jose_M, Jun 2019
I am not a big museum fan. Hence I wanted a short and sweet tour, in and out with a knowledgeable guide. I got it right. No lines. No screaming kids. Perfect for a solo traveler. Fredericka was my guide. Perfect. 10/10
Uffizi with Antonio
Suzanne_H, Jun 2019
Amazing! One of my highlights during my week stay in Florence. Antonio was the best. Made the artwork come to life!!
Great tour with history!
ccaldwell_601, Jun 2019
We went on the early morning tour of the museum. The lines weren’t super long, but being in a small group where we had a guide describe the art and history surrounding the pieces made this tour really worth it!
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Dear ccaldwell_601, let us thank you for your kind words and for having shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are so proud to notice that the quality of the service given has been able to meet your expectations! The guided tour that you booked is a comprehensive and fascinating visit of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery led by a professional local guide, able to captivate you and passionately introduce you to the works of art kept in the Gallery! We hope to have the possibility to welcome you again in one of our activities, to show you other wonders of our city and country! Our Best Regards
Great Experience
Debara_R, May 2019
The tour guide was excellent. She was knowledgeable and easy to understand. It made the museum so much more enjoyable to know what you were seeing and to see the progression of the arts from early paintings to more advanced paintings, etc.
for the love of art
shelleys_j, Oct 2018
the tour and the guide was very informative, and the art was amazing. this was the second time to visit the Uffizi, and enjoyed it as much as the first time.
Tour itself was very good. Saw most...
Herbert L, Oct 2018
Tour itself was very good. Saw most all of the of the greatest Uffizi works but not much more. The guide did her best to skirt the crowds. Problem I had was when I showed up for my morning tour I was told it was cancelled. They said they sent me an email, which has yet to show up. They did put me on a late tour, which did not leave time to see the rest of the collection before closing.
Cara was our tour guide and expert in...
Vickie O, Sep 2018
Cara was our tour guide and expert in Art History. There were only 4 in our group which made this tour so nice and personal. I would highly recommend Caf Tour and Travel. skip the line worked really well.
Uffizi tour
Leslie_Z, Aug 2018
LOVED our tour of the Uffizi. We had a terrific and very interesting guide. His English was excellent which was helpful. My teenage boys enjoyed it thoroughly as well! Highly recommend.
We took this tour to see the Birth...
Susan R, Jun 2018
We took this tour to see the Birth of Venus painting. It was magical. The Gallery was extremely crowded but I guess that is to be expected. Loved skipping to the front of the line!
The guide was not adequately...
VasudhaG_K, Apr 2018
The guide was not adequately informed about the paintings. Poor knowledge is not what one is looking out for in a museum guide.
very nice tour. tour guide was good and...
Ivan S, Nov 2017
very nice tour. tour guide was good and very informative and fluent in english.
We're more into architecture than...
Jose A, Nov 2017
We're more into architecture than art, so we were not sure whether to skip the gallery tour. It was amazing and well worth it. Great job!
Unbelievable beauty and history in...
ckoret, Oct 2017
Unbelievable beauty and history in Art! Michaelangelos, DaVincis, Bottecellis, Raphaelos, and so many more! Our tour guide was very informative and charming. Perfect way to see the Uffizi! Would Highly recommend this tour!
The tour was fast and gave good...
Penny_S, Oct 2017
The tour was fast and gave good information, but you barely have time to scratch the surface in the Uffizi. Also, depending on the time of year, if you get out of the tour at 6:30 or later, as we did, it is very dark, and hard to find a taxi, or find your way back to your lodging. Be prepared for that.