Early Morning 'Semi-Private' Uffizi Gallery Tour - Skip the Line

Our expert Uffizi Gallery guides weave stories about the artists who changed the face of art forever. Join them to discover the masterpieces of this world-famous museum.Tour ends in the Uffizi Cafe, where you can remain at your leisure and enjoy a relaxed breakfast or brunch.

Early Morning Uffizi Gallery Tour – Semi Private

  • Experience one of the most magnificent world-famous art collections-the Uffizi Gallery
  • Get VIP skip-the-line access to the Uffizi
  • See some of the Renaissance’s finest must-see masterpieces including the Birth of Venus
  • Enjoy seeing and learning about the art with our fabulous guides
  • Relax knowing you will be well looked after on our small group Uffizi tour

Artviva’s Early Morning Uffizi Gallery Tour is the perfect tour for you, whether you are a first time or seasoned Florence visitor.  This tour will ensure you make the most of your very special day in Florence.

Early Bird Start

Enjoy a head start at seeing and experiencing one of the most famous gallery collections in the world.

Fabulous Guides

Meet your Artviva Uffizi tour guide expert and be the first in to enjoy VIP privileged skip-the-line access to the Uffizi Gallery.

Great Timing

The Uffizi gallery tour is designed to ensure you have enough time to take in the absolute must-sees and highlights. Enjoy famous masterpieces by the great masters: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli.  Before annoying crowds descend.

Enjoying the Uffizi Art

This is how art should be and needs to be experienced – in a small group, early, before the crowds and with a great guide.

Our Early Morning Small Group Uffizi Tour:

We will get an early start on the day, meeting our great Artviva tour guide close to the Uffizi gallery.

The Magic Begins

On the way to entering the Uffizi gallery our expert Uffizi Gallery guide will begin to weave stories about the artists who changed art forever.

Uffizi Over View

Our guides first provide a brief overview of what you will be seeing in the oldest and finest museum in the world. Following on from our introductory Florence tour (The Original Florence Walk) our guides will explain why Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance.


The Uffizi Gallery collection is truly vast. But we’ve designed the tour to ensure you see the highlights. We also get to see some wonderful hidden Uffizi gems as well.

Must sees

Our Early Morning Uffizi Gallery Tour goes straight to the important must-see masterpieces.  You’ll enjoy taking advantage of a much better view of the art masterpieces without the later entry massive crowds.

The Greats

Our amazing expert Uffizi guide will ensure you hear all about the artists that created such greats as the Birth of Venus.

Medici Family Connections

You’ll also hear why the gallery was created by and for the Medici banking family.

Once one of the most powerful families in Italy-the Medici family legacy is now enshrined in the Uffizi Gallery.

Much of the incredible artwork produced during the renaissance  was because of and for the Medici family.

Just imagine one family commissioning and owning the world’s greatest masterpieces. Works by the masters Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Michelangelo and many more renaissance geniuses.

Uffizi Gallery Tour- Must See Artworks

Getting around the Uffizi museum by yourself is feasible, however quite a task. With over 45 rooms it can be tough to understand what deserves seeing.

We use our time  wisely by making the most of our special very early entrance to see the master works. We will make sure we see the highlights and splendour that Florence developed.

Some of the master works you will see up close are Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna, Botticelli’s Primavera, Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch, Fabriano’s Adoration of the Magi … These master works and more,  appreciated for centuries, formed the Renaissance.

Why Reserve Artviva’s Uffizi Gallery small group tour?

Seeing the Uffizi Gallery while seeing Florence is an outright must.  How you see the gallery is the decision to make. and what’s more, that you actually enjoy learning about the masterpieces is something we pride ourselves in.

Enjoy Breakfast with a View

At the end of your tour you can opt to go to the terrace cafe to have a breakfast overlooking beautiful Florence.

You have come to Florence to see art, so see it with the best

Artviva’s early Uffizi Gallery excursion is a suitable means to beat the early morning groups with VIP skip-the-line access. So you can see all the highlights on one excursion.


Our Artviva Uffizi small group tour ensures one tour guide per group of maximum 14 people.

On rare occasions we may need to join on another person if it means splitting up a family or group of friends.

Tour Details

The finer tour details:

Running on wednesday and friday.

All persons under 17 must present valid ID showing date of birth for entry into museums or full adult price will be charged.


Meeting Point

ArtViva Office, Via dei Sassetti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI


Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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8 reviews for Early Morning ‘Semi-Private’ Uffizi Gallery Tour – Skip the Line

  1. Eilleen Koehler

    I would give this tour five stars instead of the four noted, but the meeting location was difficult for us to find (perhaps not everyone, but it was 8:00 am and we were jet lagged). Once we did find the meeting spot, and joined the rest of the tour, the rest was great. Corinna, our guide, was amazingly able to handle the Uffizzi crowds with grace, and was super super knowledgeable. Best guide we encountered.

  2. Christine

    we loved this tour. Our guide was fantastically knowledgeable and friendly. I can’t imagine getting half as much out of touring the Uffizi without someone to point out each painter and work’s contribution to the evolution or revolution of art. Along with great historical anecdotes and sly asides. Also appreciated that the guide was very concerned to make up for a late start due to participants getting lost on way to meeting place.

  3. Marcia

    Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. She really brought the Ufizzi to life for us. She put the building and its art in context, walking us to specific pieces and connecting details of both the art and the lives lived in the building. She really helped us stop and appreciate what we saw on a focused tours. We would have been lost and overwhelmed without her. Engaged us in conversation from the moment we met. Enthusiastically recommend this!

  4. Lauren Williams

    This tour was one of our highlights to Florence, mostly because of our guide Mario. His passion and knowledge of the arts was palpable, and both my husband and I learnt so much about interpreting the art as well as identifying the era’s. We walked away with “an understanding of why we are in Florence” as Mario put it. At times I felt quiet emotional listening to Him and the many history lessons and analogies he made… I have had a love of art since adolescences, my husband accompanied me on this tour but also walked away completely inspired. Our only regret was not tipping Mario as we were not sure of the custom in Italy. Would highly recommend this tour and especially the time of day. The office is a little hard to find so leave yourself plenty of time.

  5. Christopher Corsig

    Well worth the money! Got more out of this tour than any other. Brenda, our guide took us through all of the significant works and added much to our understanding and appreciation. Very knowledgeable on the subject matter.

  6. Enid and Bryan Forman

    This was our third tour of the Uffizi with an ArtViva guide. Not only was the experience enhanced by making the choice to try the Early Morning Tour, but each guide brought something unique to the history behind the fabulous collection of art. Florinda, our guide for this tour, was a font of knowledge … this was art history at it’s best. The small group size definitely worked to our advantage: headsets weren’t required, as we were all able to listen to and interact directly with our guide. We wouldn’t even consider taking in the gallery without ArtViva at our side.

  7. Just west of Boston

    To start we know little about art. Our guide filled us with information and appreciation about what we were experiencing. She was entertaining and fun to be with and obviously very passionate about the works we were seeing and the history behind them. Our tour flew by, would highly recommend. Well worth the money!

  8. scott miller

    The early morning/ small group tour was great. Our guide, Liz, was knowledgeable and friendly. It was money well spent to beat some of the crowds and also get detailed information of what we were experiencing. Easy booking and easy meeting in advance of the tour.

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