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    Private Tour of the Accademia & Uffizi

Private Tour of the Accademia & Uffizi

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approximately 3-3.5 hours

Skip the line to see two of Florence?s top-rated museums on this half-day tour art historian led tour.

Overview

This special highlights tour gives a whirlwind introduction to the art of Florence's two foremost galleries. We begin at the Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's 15-foot tall David still amazes visitors with its masterly carving technique and its potent aesthetic presence. Nearby are Michelangelo's Slaves, studies in the raw power of sculptural creation.

A short walk through Florence's historical center brings us next to the Galleria degli Uffizi, a veritable pantheon of Western master painters. With the expert knowledge of your guide, you can exult in the coloristic flourishes of such Italian Renaissance geniuses as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Other illustrious artists in the collection include Durer, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and several ancient Roman sculptors, whose works were the very inspiration for their Renaissance successors.

This special, 2-museum tour provides invaluable assistance in navigating the vast collections of the museums, guiding you to the most important works and enriching your experience with critical artistic insights. Don't miss this opportunity for an expert look at the masterpieces in two of Italy's most famous art museums.

Interested in a behind the scenes look at the Uffizi Gallery and the famed Vasari passageway? See our Exclusive Uffizi: Vasari Corridor Private Visit.

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Pricing

Private Tour
# of People Price
1 - 6 people $291.00 per group
7 - 9 people $294.00 per group
10 - 12 people $351.00 per group
Additional Fee
$56.00 per person

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Additional Information

Purchase of this tour includes tickets and pre-reserved entry times to both sites. Please note that the order in which we visit the museums will depend on the ticket availability to these galleries.

Both museums require visitors to pass through metal detectors before entering. While the general admission line is skipped, eventual lines at the metal detectors cannot be avoided.

Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.



Sites Included: Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery

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Along with my brother and sister, I thoroughly enjoyed a private tour to the Uffizi and Accademia with our guide Giuliana. We peppered Guiliana with constant questions about the art, history and culture of Florence and were fascinated by the depth of her knowledge. Particularly intriguing were the explanations of wealthy donors/politicians/church figures who were portrayed in so many Renaissance artworks, often involving stories of political intrigue, patronage or doomed love affairs. This private tour was our most memorable experience in Florence and I would highly recommend it.

We enjoyed the tour and guide very much. Our guide was excellent and engaging for the entire tour.

Our guide was excellent, full of energy and enthusiasm.. She was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent specific details regarding the artwork and the sculptures.

Our tour of the Uffizi and Accademia was a highlight of our trip, and wouldn't have been possible without Select Italy. Florence is hot in summer, and I have zero tolerance for long lines. I travelled with my 12 year old daughter, and our tour guide, Paola, did a wonderful job of tailoring her analysis and information to suit the short attention span and interests of a tween. It was well worth the investment.

Anza was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgable about the art museums and included a tour of the duomo. She stayed with us longer than she should have, and answered every question. That was the highlight of our visit to Florence.

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Book From $201.50 Per person based on 2 people

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