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Florence In a Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Skip-the-Line Tickets

Your comprehensive exploration of Florence
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Tour Details
Duration
6.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Florence Duomo
  • Michelangelo's David
  • The Birth of Venus
  • Primavera
  • Venus of Urbino
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Accademia Gallery Florence
Photos & Highlights
  • Embark on a captivating walking tour through the picturesque streets of Florence, visiting iconic landmarks accompanied by a local historian.
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Tour Description
Beautiful Florence in Italy’s Tuscan region is home to many significant masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Step back through time with this six-and-a-half-hour tour that pulls together some of the city’s most charming highlights in an unforgettable day of Italian adventure. 

In the company of a local expert, we will visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, marvel at the Duomo in the main historical center of the city, stop for a delicious lunch, and visit one of the city's most famous pieces of art, Michelangelo’s Statue of David showcased in the Accademia Gallery. This day tour provides an overview of Florence’s history and some of its most famous sites, perfect for travelers with a desire to soak up this spectacular Italian city. 
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Florence Duomo (Exterior)
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Ponte Vecchio
Iconic works of art you’ll explore together with your Context Expert
  • Michelangelo's David
  • The Birth of Venus
  • Primavera
  • Venus of Urbino
Can I reuse my purchased ticket to visit the museums another day?
Context pre-purchases single-day, skip-the-line tickets to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries that can not be reused.

Where do we meet? Where does the tour end? 
You will meet your expert guide in front of the wooden door at Piazza della Signoria #4 which is located between Caffè Rivoire and the Chanel store. The tour will end at the Academia Museum. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and a 24-hour phone number for any last-minute issues. 

What costs will I need to cover on the day?
We'll take care of pre-purchasing your skip-the-line tickets for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free entry experience for you.
During the day, you'll be responsible for covering the cost of your lunch and any additional refreshments or souvenirs you may wish to enjoy. 

Additional Trip Planning Resources: 
For more information on planning your travels to Florence, take a read through our Context Stories
If you are looking to learn more about Florence prior to a visit, check out our online lectures at Context Learning.
Our day of Italian adventure begins at the Uffizi Gallery, which houses one of the world's greatest collections of Renaissance art. We’ll begin with a short introduction in a nearby piazza, before spending around two hours exploring masterpieces. Your guide will introduce you to some of the museum’s grandest pieces, including works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Giotto, and Da Vinci.

Next, we will continue our explorations through a walking tour of the charming city. You’ll visit famous sites such as the Arcone, a triumphal arch erected in 1895, the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, and the exterior of Palazzo Vecchio. Then be prepared to be impressed and marvel at the most important landmark in Florence and Brunelleschi's later masterpiece, the iconic Duomo. We will circuit the impressive exterior and discuss the importance of this fourth largest cathedral in the world, also learning about the nearby Baptistery in Florentine art and civic history as we go. Our incredible morning will be topped off with a delicious Italian lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense). 

After lunch, we will make our way to the Accademia Gallery and view the famous masterpiece, Michelangelo’s Statue of David. You’ll learn about the life of Michelangelo in Florence and how his techniques forever changed the way that artists and sculptors approached their craft. We will discuss Michelangelo’s early years and career under the patronage of the powerful Medici family, and admire David, the artist's masterpiece and consummate symbol of the Florentine Renaissance.

At the end of this awe-inspiring day filled with the best of what Florence has to offer, you will come away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the city's art, architecture, history, and culture.

Interested in seeing more of Florence's incredible history? Check out our Florence Medici Tour.
For more information about Context tours, please visit our FAQs.

Is the Duomo included on this tour? 
You will see the Duomo on this tour and discuss its magnificent exterior and significance. It doesn’t however include a visit inside the cathedral. If you wish to visit inside and learn more about the Duomo, book our Florence with Kate, Cultural Historian tour.

Does this tour run every day?
No, we are unable to run this tour on Mondays as the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery are closed.

Will the tour still run if the Accademia Gallery tickets are sold out?
Yes, we will offer you an alternative venue in the event that the Accademia Gallery is sold out on your preferred tour dates.  Please do book early, most visitors to Florence wish to see Michelangelo's David statue and tickets sell out in the summer months, at Christmas and during Spring Break & Easter periods.

What are skip-the-line tickets?
For this tour, your tickets are pre-purchased which allows you to skip the ticket office line upon arrival at the museum. You may still have to wait in a security line or in a line to have your pre-purchased ticket scanned.   

Does Context buy children's tickets?
We only buy adult tickets for our Uffizi tours because people with reduced price tickets have to wait in an extra line and show their ID. In order to save time, we purchase skip-the-line standard tickets so families may enter as quickly as possible.

There are 10 in my group but your website won't allow me to include more than 9 participants. Can't you make an exception?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 9 people due to venue reservation restrictions. If your group is larger, we recommend you split into multiple groups.
Florence is a historic city with many narrow and cobblestone streets, which can present challenges for travelers with mobility issues. However, efforts have been made to improve accessibility in recent years, and many popular tourist areas and attractions in downtown Florence are relatively accessible.

Some of the main attractions, such as the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), Uffizi Gallery, and Accademia Gallery, have accessible entrances and facilities to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges. Many restaurants, shops, and public buildings also offer accessible facilities, including accessible restrooms.

Accessibility at Florence Academia:
  • Access to the entrance and ticket office is available from Via Ricasoli 60, ensuring easy entry for all.
  • All halls and galleries open for exhibition are completely wheelchair accessible, enabling visitors with mobility challenges to explore their collections without hindrance.
  • An accessible restroom is conveniently located on the ground floor, near the lift, to cater to your comfort.
  • The access ramp to the Uffizi loggia is located in via della Ninna, offering smooth entry for those with mobility concerns.
  • The accessible entrance to the museum is through the Vasari Auditorium, where you can access a lift to begin your visit from the second floor.
  • The entire Gallery can be explored on both the first and second floors, ensuring a comprehensive experience for all guests.
Additional Notes:
  • Visitors with reduced mobility can avail themselves of complimentary wheelchairs by presenting a valid identity document at the reception service of all museums.
  • Guide dogs are most welcome at both museum spaces. Kindly inform us when booking your tour, so we can accommodate them appropriately.
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Siro was an amazing guide. His knowledge and the ability to share the history of the art and the city was quite impressive.
Great tour with Siro
Excellent! All was communicated well before tour. Siro was a fantastic guide. Would definitely suggest the tour to anyone interested. Great experience overall!