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 Private Uffizi Tour?
You can choose to do the Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery as a private or small shared group experience.
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 small groups give a personal experience, letting you ask all the questions you like
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 usafter 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
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.
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)
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.
In our welcoming ArtViva office:
Via Sassetti, 1 – 2nd floor with an elevator
Find us on the corner of Piazza Davanzati, and round the corner from the old Odeon cinema, there is an ArtViva Walking Tours plaque on the wall.
You won’t have to wait in line with the rest of the visitors that do not have a reservation, there is a separate entrance for people who have skip-the-line reservation but you still have to go through security check and there might be a line for that.