Uffizi and Accademia Gallery Highlights Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Explore the masterpieces of the most famous museums in Florence, including Michelangelo’s David
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Duration
4.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery Florence
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  • A comprehensive view into the Italian Renaissance in the two most popular museums in Florence
  • Led by an expert local guide or scholar
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Tour Description
The city of Florence is home to some of the most renowned masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and this private tour combines two unmissable galleries into one convenient and enthralling experience. In the company of a local expert, you will visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery and become acquainted with masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Giotto, and Da Vinci. You will then have the opportunity to visit one of the city's most famous pieces of art, Michelangelo’s Statue of David showcased in the Accademia Gallery.
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery 
  • Michelangelo's Statue of David
  • 4.5 hours with a PhD or MA-level expert
  • Skip-the-line access to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery
To start off your day of Italian Renaissance museum exploration, you will meet your expert-guide outside of the Uffizi Gallery, considered the greatest repository of Renaissance and Mannerist works of art in the world. You’ll receive a brief introduction to the history of the collection and its relationship to the Medici family before spending a few hours exploring masterpieces by the likes of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Da Vinci. Once in the galleries, rather than racing through the corridors to view everything, your expert guide will choose selected works to narrate the history and evolution of Florentine art in order to gain a full appreciation of their significance. You’ll trace a route through the Renaissance and Mannerist rooms and spend considerable time observing these selected pieces in-depth, contextualizing their place in history.

For the second portion of this tour 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. Upon entering the Accademia Gallery, you will discuss Michelangelo’s early years and career made possible by the patronage of the powerful Medici family, and admire David, the artist's masterpiece and consummate symbol of the Florentine Renaissance. By the end of the tour, you’ll have gained a greater understanding of the concepts of beauty, technical mastery, and the deep relationship between art and politics in Renaissance society.

Interested in our other Florence tours? Check out our Michelangelo in Florence Tour or our Savoring Florence Food Tour.
Will you pre-purchase tickets?
Yes, we pre-purchase timed tickets to the Uffizi and Accademia. Your expert will have them on hand, and we will enter the museum together as a group. However, please keep in mind that we will still be required to wait in the security line. During the summer travel period, the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery can see very big crowds, and there is very little air conditioning in the buildings. It’s important to anticipate slower movement, limited visibility, and potential restrictions on accessing certain areas due to the density of crowds. Our experienced guides are adept at navigating through these challenging conditions and will strive to optimize your tour's route, but patience is helpful.

What are skip-the-line tickets?
For this tour, your tickets for the Accademia and the Uffizi are pre-purchased which allows you to skip the ticket office line upon arrival at the museums. Please note that our reservation allows us to avoid the long line for the non-reserved public entrance to the museum. Although we're skipping that line, please keep in mind that there is also a line for the reserved entrance, which can be long but usually moves quickly. Your expert will do their best to navigate the larger summer crowds.

Will I see everything in the Uffizi collection?
No, it is not possible to cover the entire collection in the 3-hour portion of the Uffizi due to the vast amount of works on display. Please note also that due to circumstances beyond our control, certain rooms or works may be closed to visitors without advanced notice.

Do we buy children's passes? 
We only buy adult tickets for our Uffizi tours because people with reduced 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?
No, unfortunately, due to venue reservation restrictions, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 9 people. If your group is larger, we recommend you split into multiple groups.

Is this tour an introductory tour?
This combo tour is great for the visitor who wants to see the 2 most popular museums in Florence, but who does not have a full day to dedicate to them. It is more immersive than our Introduction to Florence tour, as it spends time the Uffizi Galleries while the intro tour does not. Comparatively, it is a shorter version of our Florence in a Day tour, as it only dives into the Uffizi and Accademia. 

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Sandro was unbelievably knowledgeable and a true scholar of the arts. We learned so much from him and really felt like we “mastered“ Everything we saw. Thank you so much!
Ilaria was wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable and presented the information in a way that entertained my husband and I as well as our teenagers and young adult children.
The tour was fantastic. Siro is an amazing guide!

Discover Florence's Artistic Marvels with Exclusive Accademia Tickets on Our Uffizi and Accademia Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Florence with our expert-led Uffizi and Accademia Tour, featuring exclusive Accademia tickets for an unforgettable experience. Join a local expert as they guide you through the heart of Renaissance art as we unveil the masterpieces and stories behind each artwork.

Our tour offers educational depth, providing a comprehensive exploration of both the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum. From iconic works by Michelangelo to renowned pieces by Botticelli, our guides offer insightful commentary that will deepen your understanding of art and history.

Indulge in a culturally immersive experience as we connect you with the traditions and legacies of Florence's artistic heritage. Explore the works of renowned artists and gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty and significance of their creations.

Personalization is at the core of our tours, as we tailor the experience to meet the interests and curiosities of each traveler. Whether you're an art enthusiast or a history buff, our guides will ensure you leave with a deeper personal connection to the destination.

With expert guidance, hidden aspects of the museums come to life, revealing fascinating insights and stories that you won't find in guidebooks. Our local experts are passionate about sharing their knowledge and bringing the art of Florence to life. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum with exclusive Accademia tickets included. Book your tour today and embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration in the heart of Florence.

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