Private: Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour

The only guided visit that takes you through both levels of the iconic Uffizi Gallery! Gain the best view and insight into Italy’s greatest art with us.

Private Uffizi Gallery Tour – See the Masterpieces

Michael Palin featured our Uffizi tour in a BBC World Documentary for its easy and engaging access to the world-famous art museum. Our skip-the-line Uffizi tour will introduce you to the most famous artists of Italian history. Well, to their artwork! Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio…. Their names are known the world over – and now you’ll see why! Standing before their art, our guides will show you their significance and you’ll be able to appreciate their genius for yourself!

Relax and Enjoy: In-depth and up-close to the art 

Our Uffizi tour covers the Uffizi Gallery’s major rooms and halls. As the only company in Italy recommended by every major travel guide, our visit is a streamlined Uffizi tour that helps you focus on the most important artworks. We know how overwhelming museums can sometimes be, and that’s why we carefully curate the Uffizi tour, focusing on the fun and fascinating.

Making Uffizi Art and History Come Alive

Find out how Michelangelo out-smarted a famous skinflint. Learn about the mysterious and beautiful model in Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. See the transformation of Leonardo da Vinci’s creative talent. Understand the major techniques used in Renaissance art. But we don’t just tell you the history of a piece of art: we show you that history. Our experts will guide you through the beauty and value of countless art masterpieces. And best of all, we’ll make it fun to! Blame it on our background as a theater company, but we believe tours should be entertaining.

Uffizi Skip-the-line Priority Entrance

Avoid long lines with skip-the-line tickets and take the shorter, quicker line. Take the quickest entry and get up close and personal with the Renaissance masters! Our afternoon Uffizi tour is the ideal length for the whole family and leaves you time to join our David tour of the Accademia Gallery afterwards!

The Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery – Prefer a Semi-Private small group Uffizi Tour?

You can choose to do the Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery as an exclusive or semi-private group experience. For our semi-private small group tour click here!


Why Book Masterpieces of the Uffizi Tour?

  • Our personally trained Artviva guides select the best itinerary for an engaging streamlined tour
  • Artviva’s excellence has been recommended by every major travel guide from Rick Steves to TIME magazine
  • You’ll see all the best bits of the Uffizi and meet all the famous masters of Italian history without wasting your time
  • Our fully licensed travel agency ensures peace of mind
  • We’re real people based in the center of Florence – come and speak to us any time
  • True local expertise that’s stood the test of time Since 1996

If you have purchased a Firenze Card we can give you a partial refund for the ticket price!

For a Firenze Card refund just email us after you have made your booking with your booking details.

For more information and buying the Firenze Card see our blog with common questions, or visit the official site.

PLEASE NOTE – Persons under 18 now are required to bring their original ID with them to the tour for museum entry

Tour Details

Highlights of the Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour include:
  • Quick and easy reserved access – you won’t have to wait hours in the line for tickets
  • An expert, qualified and licensed guide – we carefully select our guides for their great storytelling skills
  • Get up close to the art in a small group – have the chance to ask all the questions you like
  • An exclusive fascinating introduction to Renaissance art – great stories about the masters who changed art forever
  • Understand what makes these artworks so important and see the personality behind the famous names of Leonardo da Vinci, Boticelli, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Bronzino and Caravaggio
  • Run by the only company recommended by every major travel guide including Rick Steves.
Important Information

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

Included in price: Uffizi Museum skip-the-line entry and reservation fees, small group guarantee, professional guide, audio headsets used when required.

Excluded from price: Optional gratuities

Maximum Participants
14 adults

On occasion we may have to go slightly over.

Meeting Time 1.30 (15 minutes before the tour starts)

Start Time 1.45

We recommend having lunch at Frescobaldi Restaurant if you are doing the Uffizi gallery tour with us next. The Uffizi tour meets outside the restaurant.

Tour Length: 2 hours 15 minutes

We finish in the Uffizi gallery. You can stay and enjoy it longer if you wish. There is a roof top bar with lovely views. If you are doing the small shared group David tour after, you need to be on time for that at 4.45

Weather: This tour runs rain or shine

Time: The small group tour runs from Tuesday to Sunday from 13:30 meeting time -16:00 approx.
This tour does not run on Sundays from the first of March until Easter nor on Sundays in November.

Museum security: Due to increased security, some delays are to be expected. We do in any case offer the quickest possibly entry. Backpacks, large bags, liquids, ‘selfie-sticks’ and long umbrellas are not permitted in the museum. It is not always possible to check them in a cloakroom so please carry as little as possible.

Meeting Point

Via Dei Georgofili 3, by the arch and corner of Via dei Girolami.

Florence, 50122


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5 reviews for Private: Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour

  1. T Richard Corcoran

    We mistakenly blocked out time for a two-hour private tour that was actually supposed to be three hours. But our effervescent tour guide, Ella, was able to quickly revise a strategy to hit the most important works and still maintained flexibility to continue further if we had the energy and time. Ultimately we did about 2.5 hours. Ella’s depth of knowledge was apparent in her ability to explain the shift from the Medieval period into the Renaissance period in a way that really made sense. But not just in how the art changed but how and why those changes were tied to what was happening politically, religiously, scientifically, in commerce and finance, and in the world in general. Very skillful and impressive. Highly recommended!

  2. Laurie Stanley

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Martini (sp?) from 28 April 2019. He was extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and professional.

  3. Tricia Dave

    My family of three did a tour of Uffizi with Lara. We had a great tour. She was well spoken, knowledgable and it was the highlight of our trip. Alone, we would have missed so much. She pointed out all of the main works and gave us much insight into the history. We would highly recommend to others. We had no difficulties booking this activity online.

  4. Jaime Gomez

    The tour with Laura was amazing! Best way to see the highlights and understand their history/importance.

  5. Kay & Jim Schlembach

    We found ArtViva through Rick Steves’ Tuscany Guide. This is our first semi-private tour, and we were so pleased! Allesandro was knowledgeable, amusing, patient and expert at pointing out the highlights of the Uffizi, as well as negotiating around the lines. Botticelli, Leonardo and Caravaggio’s “Medusa” along with lots of Medici history – amazing. Our October 2021 tour ended up private, which made it even nicer. Impressive and worth every penny. Can’t wait to schedule another ArtViva tour on our next trip to Italy.

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