Uffizi Gallery Semi-Private Renaissance Art Tour

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From $59.84

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


Avoid the long lines at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence with this skip-the-line ticket and guided tour in Semi-Private groups of up to 9 people.. Led by an expert art guide, you’ll head straight inside upon your arrival and discover the masterpieces of this expansive museum. See da Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’, Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus,’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Doni Tondo’ as your guide discusses their history and varying interpretations. Visit the rooftop terrace for a picturesque city view before concluding your tour.
  • Small-group skip-the-line Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence
  • Avoid the long entrance lines at the Uffizi and tour its highlights with an art-expert guide
  • Visit the key Renaissance rooms, hung with treasures by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli
  • Witness great works such as Botticelli’s 'Birth of Venus', Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Annunciation,' and more
  • Experience the magnificence of the museum and the masterpieces it contains
  • Visit the scenic rooftop terrace to take in wonderful city views

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Semi-Private group of 9 people or less
  • Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Use of supplied headsets (when needed)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Your guide will meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide outside of the Uffizi Gallery, bypassing the long lines of the main entrance with your priority access ticket.

Inside, discover an impressive collection of over 1,500 works of art. Though the art spans from ancient Greece to the 18th century, the museum’s true gems are from the Renaissance era. Your guide will place focus on the Renaissance rooms, which house masterpieces from da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and more.

Discover the bright hues, composition and varying interpretations of 'Primavera' and the iconic 'Birth of Venus' as you walk through the Botticelli Room. Continue on with your guide to witness works by Rafael, as well as Michelangelo’s 'Doni Tondo' and da Vinci’s famous 'Annunciation.' Hear the history behind the artists and their great works, as well as the stories of the patrons who made the Uffizi the incredible museum it is today.

Then check out the beauty of the world outside with a stop at the rooftop terrace. Take in gorgeous views of the Ponte Vecchio and Arno River.

Your tour will conclude inside the Uffizi so that you can continue exploring at your own pace, if you wish.


City of the tour

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gallerie Degli Uffizi

One of the world’s oldest art museums, the Uffizi was built by architect Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century to house government offices. It was only later that the building was used to showcase art collected by Florence’s ruling Medici family, and not until 1769 that it was turned into a public museum. The repository of more 1,500 works dating from Greek times to the 18th century, the core of the Uffizi is its unmissable collection of Renaissance art. Your tour concentrates on these, as your guide leads you around the highlights of the Renaissance rooms, home to great works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and others. Enter the spectacular Botticelli Room and wonder at his The Birth of Venus and Primavera as your guide explains their composition and meaning, and the nature of Botticelli’s genius. Then, continue to see masterpieces such as da Vinci’s breathtaking Annunciation, Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and works by Rafael.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

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

I recommend this game this tour to everyone, if you want to get on the museum easily, take this tour or you will be stuck in the line for hours ..
Ask for Annette , one of the best, most insightful tours we have ever taken , she is awesome and incredibly knowledgeable
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Uffizi in an Afternoon
MaryAnn_D, Mar 2023
Angelo was a great tour guide. The museum was packed with teens on school trips and holiday but Angelo kept us moving and provided a great history of the museum and the art from the Middle Ages up to the Renaissance.
Great experience
Simone_L, Jan 2023
Primavera e Nascita di Venere, di Botticelli breath taking. Overall very well presented and commented
What I expected
Rebecca_I, Dec 2022
Nice highlighted version for non-art enthusiasts. If you are really into art this is not the tour for you.
Paulina is an amazing guide
Geraldine_W, Nov 2022
Paulina was absolutely superb. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she was so knowledgeable about the paintings at the uffizi and Florence’s history. I am so pleased I booked this tour- I got so much out of our time with Paulina - thank you!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review. Everyone at City Wonders is delighted to hear that you loved your tour with us. It was our pleasure having you for this memorable experience. We hope to see you again on some of our other unique tours in the future. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for choosing City Wonders. Feel free to follow us on our social media pages such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to keep up with our exclusive content. Instagram: citywonderstours Twitter: @City_Wonders Facebook: City Wonders Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Great tou with Annette
Katherine_T, Nov 2022
Annette was a great tour guide! We have used Viator a few times during our two week trip to Europe, and the small group guided tour with Annette has been the best so far. This tour has been the highlight of our time in Florence!
High recommend
Taylor_S, Nov 2022
Chloe was a fantastic guide! She was very knowledgeable and made our tour an incredible experience. Highly recommend!!!
Ross_B, Nov 2022
Giovanni was a tour guide extraordinaire. Her insights and knowledge were excellent, and she was able to eloquently bring to life many of the artworks
This is not the first...
Haruko_I, Nov 2022
This is not the first time I visit the museum but I enjoyed much more this time with the guide with knowledge.
Magnificent experience
Elena_C, Nov 2022
Filipo was a great tour guide offering fantastic details about the artworks. Although November is a low season month, Florence & specifically the Uffizi was really packed. For this reason I wouldn’t recommend a tour with kids. It’s exhausting for them. Yet, for adults, it a magnificent experience. We booked several tours with City Wonders and they were exactly as they described.
Every yhing went smooth,...
Michael_j, Nov 2022
Every yhing went smooth, from tje bookimg experiance untill the end of the tour. Angelo the guide was wonderfull ! knowledgeable, funny and full of passion for art.
Bill_E, Nov 2022
Insights shared by Annette and her historical knowledge of Florence and surrounding areas. All of the masters work in the midi-evil time Period.
Great guide!
Eduardo_T, Nov 2022
Fantastic tour! Great guide. Very thorough and passionate. We appreciated greatly the stories of Florence and details of the top artists.
Great guide
Kelly_G, Nov 2022
Our guide was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about the art which made this an even more enjoyable experience.
Great intro to Uffizi!
Sharon_L, Nov 2022
This was a very fast tour- 1 1/2 hours and then you could stay and explore at your own pace. My husband does not love to spend all day in museums so this tour was perfect for both of us- the tour guide Stefan was so knowledgeable. He shared inside information on select pieces around the museum including the juicy gossip and stories behind the art that makes it interesting. The lines for entry we’re really long so being able to skip them through this group was worth the cost! We then stayed and explored after the tour and saw everything. It was awesome.
Excellent Tour Guide
Vanessa_C, Oct 2022
Our guide Giovanna was friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. She shared a brief history of Italy and Florence, and she did a fantastic job explaining the artwork. Always made sure our small group stayed together and answered questions. Thank you Giovanna. Skip the line was also great!
The only way to see Uffizi and skip the lines!
sehein, Oct 2022
Had a great tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. She was great with our family and spent extra time with us.
The time chosen for the...
Alina_H, Oct 2022
The time chosen for the tour was not good. The museum was too crowded. Full of people and tours. A better time should be recommended.
Skip the line? Not really.
David_F, Oct 2022
Skip the line is a falsehood. We stood in line and waited. Maybe 45 minutes. Our guide was good but the gallery was so crowded I could see very little of the paintings unless I pushed my way to the front.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello David_F, Our sincere apologies that you were still made to wait despite our Skip-the-Line access. There is no excuse for this. Unfortunately, on days in which there are large crowds at Uffizi, it makes it very hard for our coordinators to acquire the tickets required. Apologies for that inconvenience. We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review as we will only use it to improve the quality of our services. Kind regards, Edgar J. & the CW Team
The Uffizi Gallery is amazing, narrative was very insightful
Randi_B, Oct 2022
We really enjoyed our tour of the Uffizi. It would have been 5 stars, but someone arrived late and our time entry was delayed and we had to wait for the next time in a long line which was not the "skip the line" experience I was hoping for. The tour itself was insightful and very interesting. I would not have known anything about the paintings without it. Really liked the enthusiasm of our guide!
Very much recommended
Jeroen_B, Oct 2022
We had a very knowledgable tour guide (Annet), who managed to point out details that truly made you understand the paintings on another level. The 1,5+ hours was also the perfect length (there was no rushing through, we felt we had all the time we needed, but it didn’t go on for too long draining all energy. Which is especially nice if you have other activities planned). We very much recommend it!