Best of Florence Tour

Highlights

Embark on a fascinating walking tour of the two most famous museums in Florence: the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. Visit Uffizi & Accademia in the afternoon to avoid the crowds along with a great English-speaking guide. You’ll get the best of both places!

  • Small groups of up to 12 people
  • Skip-the-line access to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia Galleries
  • Afternoon tour from 2 to 6.30 p.m.
  • See Botticelli’s Venus, Michelangelo’s David and other world-famous masterpieces
  • Relax on the Uffizi Gallery panoramic terrace
  • Explore Medieval and Renaissance art, culture and history, as well as the dynasties and artists behind them
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More about the Uffizi and Accademia Tour

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculptures in the world. Its collection of Medieval and Renaissance paintings features several universally acclaimed masterpieces, including works of art by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masterpieces are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.

The Uffizi Gallery occupies the two floors of the stunning building erected by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580 to house the administrative offices of the Tuscan State. The gallery was created by Grand-duke Francesco I and then enriched by other members of the Medici family, who were great collectors of paintings, sculptures and works of art in general. The collection was rearranged and enlarged by the Lorraine family, who succeeded the Medici as sovereigns of Tuscany. It is now controlled by the Italian State.

The Accademia Gallery was founded in the 18th century to collect the works of art that previously belonged to the Academy of Fine Arts nearby. However, before long, its collection was filled with several masterpieces. Although it has gained worldwide acclaim for housing Michelangelo’s Prisoners, St. Matthew and, in particular, David, it also features paintings by major artists that worked in or around Florence between the mid 13th to late 16th centuries. These works of art include amazing gold-ground paintings and beautiful late-gothic polyptychs.

The Accademia Gallery has been further enriched by the recent addition of the Cherubini collection of old musical instruments, which includes one of the oldest Stradivari violins in the world.

Thus, by taking The Best of Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Tour, you will have the opportunity to be led through each gallery by an experienced guide fluent in the English language, who will ensure that you experience the best that each gallery has to offer by providing an historical and artistic path among each of its astonishing masterpieces.

As a bonus, our tour takes place in the afternoon, enabling you to avoid the busy morning crowds and experience a relaxing and intriguing half-day of art in the most convenient way. Moreover, on the following day, you can take our Florence Inferno Tour, which includes the Boboli Gardens, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Baptistry and other stunning sights.

Should I book my tour in advance?

Yes, we recommend that you book your Uffizi and Accademia Tour as far in advance as possible. While we always do our best to arrange everything for very late bookings (e.g.: the day before), you have to consider that access to the Uffizi and the Accademia museums is limited.

That said, the sooner we can book them for you, the better. We suggest that you book in advance particularly if you are going to take your tour in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, or on public holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, exc.), as Florence is very crowded during those times.

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More about the Uffizi and Accademia tour

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculptures in the world. Its collection of Medieval and Renaissance paintings features several universally acclaimed masterpieces, including works of art by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masterpieces are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.

The Uffizi Gallery occupies the two floors of the stunning building erected by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580 to house the administrative offices of the Tuscan State. The gallery was created by Grand-duke Francesco I and then enriched by other members of the Medici family, who were great collectors of paintings, sculptures and works of art in general. The collection was rearranged and enlarged by the Lorraine family, who succeeded the Medici as sovereigns of Tuscany. It is now controlled by the Italian State.

The Accademia Gallery was founded in the 18th century to collect the works of art that previously belonged to the Academy of Fine Arts nearby. However, before long, its collection was filled with several masterpieces. Although it has gained worldwide acclaim for housing Michelangelo’s Prisoners, St. Matthew and, in particular, David, it also features paintings by major artists that worked in or around Florence between the mid 13th to late 16th centuries. These works of art include amazing gold-ground paintings and beautiful late-gothic polyptychs.

The Accademia Gallery has been further enriched by the recent addition of the Cherubini collection of old musical instruments, which includes one of the oldest Stradivari violins in the world.

Thus, by taking The Best of Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Tour, you will have the opportunity to be led through each gallery by an experienced guide fluent in the English language, who will ensure that you experience the best that each gallery has to offer by providing an historical and artistic path among each of its astonishing masterpieces.

As a bonus, our tour takes place in the afternoon, enabling you to avoid the busy morning crowds and experience a relaxing and intriguing half-day of art in the most convenient way. Moreover, on the following day, you can take our Florence Inferno Tour, which includes the Boboli Gardens, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Baptistry and other stunning sights.

Should I book the tour in advance?

Yes, we recommend that you book your Uffizi and Accademia Tour as far in advance as possible. While we always do our best to arrange everything for very late bookings (e.g.: the day before), you have to consider that access to the Uffizi and the Accademia museums is limited.

That said, the sooner we can book them for you, the better. We suggest that you book in advance particularly if you are going to take your tour in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, or on public holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, exc.), as Florence is very crowded during those times.

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The price does not include tickets and reservation fee for the Uffizi and the Accademia (about 25€ per adult), but we take care of the reservation for you. Please check our Terms and Conditions below.

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Private tours

Do you have special needs? Are you interested in tours in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or French? Get more information on our private tours.

Terms and conditions

What is included

  • 4,5-hour walking tour
  • English-speaking professional tour guide licensed by the Province of Florence
  • Earphones, if necessary

What is not included

Drinks, beverages, museum tickets, and reservation fees. Our tour assistant will reserve and purchase the skip-the-line tickets for you, so you will have to pay for them in cash at the start of the tour. Total cost is approximately 25€ per adult, and less for kids and senior European citizens. Please note that the Firenze Card (the official 3-day museum and bus pass), which costs 72€, provides free skip-the-line access to all museums in Florence.

Language

Our Uffizi & Accademia Tour will be conducted entirely in English. We can also arrange tours in Italian, German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Price per groups of up to 5 people (not per person) is 180€ for Uffizi, 120€ per Accademia and 300€ for both museums.

People with motor disabilities

The Uffizi & Accademia Tour is suitable for people with motor disabilities: even if there are some architectural barriers, there are special accesses that make the tour accessible for everybody.
If you or one of your relatives or friends has motor disabilities, please specify it in the message box or contact us at info@florenceinferno.com.

Children

Each adult can bring a child under the age of 8 for free. If you are bringing children, please specify in the message box. Please contact us at info@florenceinferno.com if you have any special need for your children: we will be happy to arrange a baby-sitting service or an alternative route for you.

Cancellation policy

The Best of Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Tour will go on even in rain, snow, and bad weather in general.

  • If we do not have at least 2 participants 48 hours before the starting hour or if the museums are not available the tour will be cancelled, and we will provide a complete refund
  • You can cancel your booking seven days before the tour date and receive a total refund, except for a 5€ charge for administrative fees for each booking
  • You can also cancel your booking 48 hours before the starting hour with a refund of 70% of the amount paid
  • Less than 48 hours before the starting hour, no refund is possible.