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Skip-the-Line: Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Morning Tour with Optional Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • Benefit from these convenient morning tours and use the rest of your day to explore Florence
  • Admire works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and more
  • Learn about Michelangelo’s most famous piece, the David
  • Observe the beauty in Botticelli’s ‘Allegory of Spring’ and ‘Birth of Venus’
  • Admire the only painting of Michelangelo in Florence, Tondo Doni
  • Upgrade your tour and grab a refreshing lunch in a historical restaurant
  • Overview

    If you fancy Italian Renaissance art and history, then this tour is ideal for you! Enjoy admiring the many beautiful and precious masterpieces of the two best museums, the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery. Frequented by tourists often, they are known to possess invaluable art. Skip the line and enjoy express entry into both the museums for a less crowded and quite morning tour. You have the option to add lunch with drinks in a historical restaurant in the most ancient part of the town.

    The Uffizi Gallery has works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others in store. Out of the lot, the ones for which this gallery is renowned are Botticelli’s ‘Allegory of Spring’ or ‘Primavera’ and ‘Birth of Venus’ along with Michelangelo’s ‘Tondo Doni’. The Accademia Gallery on the other hand, showcases Michelangelo’s David.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    From May to October – Daily except Mondays


    Uffizi Gallery: 1.30 hours
    Accademia Gallery: 1.15 hours

    Start time

    Uffizi Gallery: 9:00am - 10:30am
    Reach the meeting point at 8:45am

    Accademia Gallery: 11:30am - 12:45pm
    Reach the meeting point at 11:15am

    Lunch Time: after Accademia Gallery Guided Visit

    Meeting Point

    Meet your guide at Uffizi Gallery: At the Uffizi Gallery Museum, Door No. 1, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze, Italy (Entrance reserved for booking holders)

    Ending Point

    Same as start Point


    Meet your guide at Door 1 of the Uffizi Gallery Museum and get an express entry into the museum with your ticket. Make sure to reach the venue 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

    Up first in your morning museum tour is the Uffizi Gallery, with a collection considered to be second after Vatican. Follow your guide around and observe the renowned Renaissance artistry of Raphael, Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others. Renowned for many, this museum is known mostly for two significant paintings by Botticelli, the Birth of Venus and Primavera.

    The Birth of Venus is termed as the icon of the museum. A Renaissance Neo-platonic work, it is depicting the birth of love and spiritual beauty as a driving force of life. Another masterpiece on display is Tondo Doni , Michelangelo’s only painting in Florence.

    The guided tour leads you next to the Uffizi Terrace with an amazing view of the city and many monuments. The tour ends here.

    Feel free to walk around the museum for a bit longer. Your next tour starts in an hour at Accademia Gallery where you’ll find your guide. The distance between the two galleries is 1.2 km that can be easily covered by walking in 12-20 minutes.

    The second course of the Florentine ‘art-venture’ continues in Accademia Gallery. Uncover many secrets of the great Michelangelo and his sculpture David by listening to your professional guide. Learn about the profound expressions and the significance behind the making of this masterpiece. Carved out of an entire marble block, this nude male statue mirrors the freedom of Florence. Also check out other works of the maestro like the I Prigioni , San Matteo and the Palestrina Pietà .

    Your tour ends at the museum, after which you can either choose to enjoy lunch at a historical restaurant or explore Florence on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Professional guide
    • Skip-the-line entry at both museums
    • Earphones for a minimum of 15 people
    • Optional lunch


    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Due to security reasons, the Accademia Gallery authorities have set certain access rules for visitors to be followed. Drinking is not permitted inside the exhibition. However, you are allowed to carry water bottles not exceeding 0.5 litres. All kinds of bottled or canned beverages will be confiscated by the concerned authorities.

    During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, mainly due to security reasons for which the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside it. Based on the above reasons any possible delay cannot be attributable to operator's responsibility.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Please carry a document to show for proving child’s age upon request.

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.