Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour - Entry Via Palazzo Vecchio

Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour - Entry Via Palazzo Vecchio

Join our skip the line Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour with VIP access via Palazzo Vecchio, through a secret corridor that connects the two landmarks. Read More ...

30.00 €

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Visit today - Via Della Condotta12, Firenze (FIRST FLOOR)



Maximun 25 people


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Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour - Entry Via Palazzo Vecchio Description

Take part in this exclusive Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour and get inside the gallery via the opulent Palazzo Vecchio - no queuing involved! Since the queues in front of Palazzo Vecchio are much less overwhelming, you will be able to get in quicker than into the Uffizi. Inside the palace, before you head on through the secret corridor to the museum, our guide will take you on a quick tour of its most important rooms. You can admire Apartments of Leo X with 16th-century frescoes; Salone Dei Cinquecento with a sculpture by Michelangelo; Terrace of Saturn with lovely views of the city; and the Chapel of the Grand Duchess Eleonora.

After a quick guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio highlights, the tour will go on to cross a quaint overhead bridge connecting the palace and gallery. Hence, you will avoid the long queues in front of Uffizi. During the following hour and a half, our licensed guide will lead you on an informative Uffizi Gallery tour comprising all the highlights of its art collection including works by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Botticelli.

Tour Highlights

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most popular museums not only in Florence but also Italy as a whole. More than 1.5 million curious travelers pass through its halls each year. The eternally long queues outside the gallery are notorious to all Florentines. Even people with the skip-the-line Uffizi tickets often spend about a half an hour making their way through.

Booking our Uffizi Gallery virtual tour with fast-track access via Palazzo Vecchio will save you all that hassle. Plus, you will get a sneak peek into another Florentine landmark. Getting inside the Uffizi Gallery has never been more interesting! Though the passage through the palace is brisk, it takes you through several of its most stunning rooms.

History Sneak Peek

Palazzo Vecchio, the old Florentine town hall, came into existence towards the end of the 13th century. When the Medici family came to power, the palace was transformed into a ducal residence by Cosimo I. He commissioned Giorgio Vasari to do the honors.

Besides the palace reconstruction, Vasari also built a secret corridor linking the Palazzo Vecchio with the then new office building - todays Uffizi Gallery. It also linked to the new ducal residence on the other bank of the Arno River, Palazzo Pitti. Today, the corridor linking Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi is accessible to visitors.

So, Uffizis original purpose wasnt to become a museum. Contrary to the cultural significance it carries today, Uffizi was to serve as offices for Florentine judges and merchants. The idea of gallery came into motion when Francesco I de Medici, son of Cosimo, set up a private Gallery in the rooftop loggia. Each new generation of the Medici family enriched the collection with new artworks. Until, in 1743, the last surviving member of the dynasty, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, donated the whole collection to the city. There was only one condition... The collection was never to leave Florence.

Before You Go

  • Prices for Children from 0-6 years old: free of charge
  • Check-in closes 30 min before departure
  • Wi-Fi whispers will be provided to each client to hear the guide clearly
  • Maximum 25 persons will be in the groups
  • Not recommended for people with walking disabilities

What is included

  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • Guaranteed to Fast Track Access through the bridge
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Reservation fees
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Food, liquors, beers and bottled beverages



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Wonderful Works of art! Uffizi is one of the Gallery that no one should miss. Great history and beautiful pictures.



Thank god we had skip the line tour otherwise we never going to finish our visit. The guide was very friendly.


"Richard "

Our visit was very good and the guide had excellent knowledge of the gallery.

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