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Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
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Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour

By FLORENCE AND GLOBAL SMALL GROUP TOURS S.R.L.S
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Ages 0-90, max of 12 per group
Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • 4-hour Guided tour with an expert local guide
  • 10-12 people small group tour, for a more personalized experience
  • Radios and Headsets to properly hear tour guide
  • We do our part in a small way, with a step in the right direction. This is why we have decided to keep our group sizes small. With just 10 people per group, our guides can provide personalized tours, leaving you with a better understanding. In a small group you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. Our small groups also respect the sites visited by keeping numbers down in overcrowded galleries and sites. And lastly, we want to actively contribute to the preservation of the art and sites in a real way. And we include you in our mission. A part of the proceeds from your payment of our services will be donated to organizations that are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the works of art and sites visited on our tours.
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo


Departure details
  • Piazza delle Belle Arti, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy A Viator / Tripadvisor local business partner's Representative will be there with the FLORENCE & Global Flag ' ''Please bring the Children ID card when you come to the meeting point ''Please come to the meeting point 10 minutes before the Activiti start to get ready with Headsets
Return details
  • Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Tour will end in side the Uffizi Gallery and our mutual client can stay as much as they want

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117437P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
  • The museum's officials always controlling the capacity of in side the museum Due to the current situation you have to stay few minutes in line. Italy no longer requires face masks outside, nor inside buildings.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour?
How much is Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour?
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What is the Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour cancellation policy?
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour?
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour is hosted by FLORENCE AND GLOBAL SMALL GROUP TOURS S.R.L.S. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact FLORENCE AND GLOBAL SMALL GROUP TOURS S.R.L.S on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117437P12

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza delle Belle Arti
    Piazza delle Belle Arti, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    A Viator / Tripadvisor local business partner's Representative will be there with the FLORENCE & Global Flag ' ''Please bring the Children ID card when you come to the meeting point ''Please come to the meeting point 10 minutes before the Activiti start to get ready with Headsets
    See address & details
  • 1
    Galleria dell'Accademia
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Piazza del Duomo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Piazza della Signoria
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Gallerie Degli Uffizi
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Uffizi Gallery
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Tour will end in side the Uffizi Gallery and our mutual client can stay as much as they want
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Tracy E
Tracy E
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Best Tour!
Just wow! Great 1 day activity in Florence. Margret was amazing and the small group was fun. I would have never e
Readytotravelmorenow
Readytotravelmorenow
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Go with a guide
You will get the most out of Accademia and Uffuzi with a guide. Our guide Chiara did and excellent job
P5518VWdylanc
P5518VWdylanc
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Great Value!
This was a jam-packed morning for my wife and me. We arrived in Florence by train at 9am, grabbed a quick bite, the
M9033GFmv
M9033GFmv
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Worth it
An ambitious undertaking (in the mid-August tourist season), yet our guide Sharif managed to keep it altogether - a
399skipc
399skipc
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Fantastic private walking tour of Uffizi and Accademia
Absolutely a "don't miss" tour. Leticia was our tour guide. She was fantastic! Leticia was extremely knowledgeab
kayhansen768
kayhansen768
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Fabulous!
Leticia was our guide. She was SO knowledgeable! and a wonderful storyteller. She made the artists come alive in t
Harry S
Harry S
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A schedule mixup at the beginning spoiled an otherwise excellent tour.
We had a mixed experience. A brief review of the bad: We met at the Academia but the guide Rosa thought our tour
89corar
89corar
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Baptistery, museum, and dome tour
This was such an amazing tour! Our guide was Cosetta and she was fantastic. We learned and saw so much more than if
jpfiredude
jpfiredude
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Perfecto!
We recently took a small group tour through the Santa Maria del Fiore museum, baptistery, and Duomo climb in Floren
Hokie75
Hokie75
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Our accidental private tour of the Uffizi
We took The Tour Guy tour of the Uffizi Gallery led by Francesca. My wife and I were the only two people on the to
BeckyLayton
BeckyLayton
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Great tour
Just finished a fantastic tour at the Uffizi with Leticia. It’s a formidable place and Leticia covered it with grea
craigt-wdc
craigt-wdc
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Wonderful morning at the Uffizi
Our tour guide, Anna, was awesome. She is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. we enjoyed it very much.
Costas P
Costas P
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Leticia was the best
Leticia’s general knowledge of the city of Florence and her in-depth guidance of the main pieces of art provided a
Y9DOrebs
Y9DOrebs
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Duomo Tour
Our guide was the best, very informative. It was one of our best experiences while in Florence. Totally recommend t
joseph_tg92
joseph_tg92
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Perfect!
We booked a guided tour for the Duomo, our guide was Silvia and with her we visited all the museums in the square.
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Meg5D
Coogee, Australia132 contributions
Solo
A fantastic way to see the main sites of the city of Florence and learn about its art, culture, society and how it evolved to be the city it is today. Our guide, an Art Historian, therefore the breadth and depth of information shared offered something beyond the standard facts and enabled connection between all the different pieces over time. Finding the group was easy, very well coordinated from start to finish. I highly recommend this walking tour. I did the 10.15am but in future would have done the earlier session, it would have meant just a few less people milling about as you try to take photos. This also leaves time to go into eg the baptistery, the museum, have lunch and climb the hill for the sunset, something I didn’t have time for. :(
Also, true to the title, knowing you could just keep going on your tour by skipping the queue was invaluable, we saw long lines of people outside the sites we entered and I really appreciated scooting past them and straight in to see what we were there to see.
Written 15 August 2022
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Andrew Young
6 contributions
Friends
Informative, educational and fun at our pace. Cossetta was perfect and brought history to life for our group. We had a 9am start which meant we missed the building crowds and moved through galleries more easily. 4 hours was enough for us and good timing for lunch.
Written 31 July 2022
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Devon A
Bath, UK39 contributions
Couples
My partner and I booked this trip the night before we went. We arrived in Florence and noticed the Uffizi was already sold out in the morning so we looked at an English touring option instead, and I’m so glad we did! We had 8 people in total in our group and our guide was brilliant. She had a wealth of knowledge and I learnt so much about the statue of David, the Medici family and the renaissance artists. We would definitely not have got all this info had we just gone on our own. 100% recommend if you want to get a real insight into the history of Florence.
Written 3 August 2022
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trishtci
Austin, TX258 contributions
We (party of two) booked this tour in order to maximize our time at the two museums as we only had one day to visit them. While we did manage to make the Academia (which is pretty much a whirlwind sprint to the David missing the rest of the gallery) we were then lead to the Uffizi where out tour guide was refused entrance due to having a temperature that exceeded the limits. Security retook her temp at least 10 times taking other temps with the same thermometer all checking OK with others. Finally after wasting almost a half hour the refusal was firmly denied and we were then told they would try to find us another guide. No time line, just try to find another guide. At this point most of our group turned in our headsets and toured on our own. 1 Star is not because the guide's situation alone, but because the company has refused any recompense or adjustment for the tour.
Written 10 August 2021
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Dear Patricia, We feel very sorry that you ended up not having the full experience with your tour guide. First of all, the Academy Gallery is a very small museum and it is advertised that the tour lasts 1 hour inside. David is, with no doubt, the most important attraction, but we are sure you saw other Michelangelo’s works with your guide that day. You also enjoyed a walking tour through the main squares of Florence and a voucher for free artisanal Florentine gelato. That day we had the misfortune of the Uffizi staff not allowing our tour guide inside because they measured her temperature as 40 degrees Celsius, which certainly was incorrect since she was clearly in good health and shape doing a 4 hour tour with you, and also she had her temperature measured at the Academy Gallery in the morning, and showed no fever. We did try to find another guide and we also offered you to reschedule to an afternoon tour, other participants joined another tour at 14:30 and were very satisfied, but you declined. Our manager also offered a partial refund knowing you did not get to complete the tour, you also declined, just handed back the radios and decided to enter the museum by yourselves. Unfortunately if the custodians at the museum didn’t the let guide go inside it is beyond our powers. Working with tourism during this period has not been easy, the season has just started to pick up again, Italy is thrilled to have you all back. Although we hoped our tourists were more understanding since we did our best to accommodate you. Florence&Global Tours
Written 20 August 2021
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Ryan H
3 contributions
Absolutely terrible. Just a comedy of errors the whole way through.

It started with us getting denied entry to the museum because we had too many people in our group (not sure how the company didn't know there was a limit beforehand). Had to wait around for them to find a different group for some of our members to join.

The radios they gave us worked for about 70% of us, the rest heard audio from another tour guide. Our guide was unable to troubleshoot the issue. Those members whose radios didn't work understandably left the tour. However, for those whose radios worked, it was pointless anyway. We could only hear our guide when she talked directly into the microphone, which she kept forgetting to do. So we would hear bits and pieces of information for a short while, but soon our guide would stop speaking directly into the microphone and we couldn't hear anything again. Multiple times the group reminded her of this but eventually gave up after the fifth or sixth time she forgot to do it.

Even if the radios had worked, I can't imagine I would have enjoyed it. What little I heard from our guide was dry and monotone, mostly just telling us the name of the piece and when it was done. There is no way I could have listened to 4 hours of that.

By the time we got to the Uffizi, we somehow did not have enough tickets for everyone in the group and had to wait some twenty minutes for another guide to bring us more. Nobody was surprised at this point, it seemed par for the course.

Two more hours of aimlessly following our guide and not hearing anything she said left the group extremely agitated and desperately ready to leave. Most people stayed to the end out of politeness but no one was happy.

I could not believe how terrible the entire experience was or that I had wasted so much money on it.
Written 6 June 2022
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florenceglobal
Dear Ryan, We are distressed with how the tour went that day, and we don't question any of your comments. The Accademy Gallery has gone back to its full capacity, but limited the access for the groups, maximum of 9 people are allowed inside with a guide; this is something we are aware of but that day we got overbooked at the last minute, we fixed it by adding the extra clients into a different group. Our headsets work fine, there might be some interference inside the museums due to the presence of other tour guides and the museums in this moment being so crowded. This is something the tour guide should have fixed by simply changing the channel on the radios. Yours is not the only feedback we have received about this tour guide, and by checking your names in our system we realised you were in the same group. The others also mentioned trouble hearing the guide and their lack of interaction with the group, we are terribly sorry about how this experience went and take full responsibility for what went wrong. Our permanent team of guides is extremely knowledgable about the job, not only regarding the content but also how to manage every situation. To keep our standards up, this guide will not be collaborating with us anymore, and we sent you a partial refund, we charged from you only the tickets for both museums you visited. So sorry about the misfortune you had on your time in Florence, we hope the partial refund will make it up to the stress you went through. Kind regards. Florence & Global Tours team
Written 14 June 2022
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jason Y
1 contribution
The guide was amazing and was so informed as to the subject matter content of the sculptures and paintings that we stopped at. We did have to queue however at the second gallery for 25 minutes u til other small groups were let in. We also found the IT used as somewhat poor as the large crowds meant we couldn’t hear clearly what the great guide was speaking of.
Written 21 September 2022
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Stefanie B
1 contribution
Friends
Overall this was the worst tour I’ve ever taken.The tour guide was not knowledgeable about the subject matter. The walking portion consisted of us waiting in the street until the next skip the line museum entrance time. We had to try help her keep track of the other guests. Babbled on and on about Michelangelo having autism and the Virgin Mary’s breasts. We left the tour early and toured the Uffizi on our own which was a much better experience. I do not recommend this tour.
Written 24 September 2022
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Lety S
Hello Stefanie, So sorry to hear that for you the tour was not worth the price. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and we respect that. However, the tour guide assigned to you that day has been highly praised by our travellers ever since we started collaborating together. You are welcome to visit our Viator and TripAdvisor page. We spoke to the guide about the two points you raised, it is an important part of the tour to talk about the character’s personality as she did with Michelangelo. And the comments made on the “Virgin Mary’s breasts” is a detail to notice on the paintings as the figures' anatomy evolve from flat to three dimensional. We had to address this on the reply for our potential customers to understand nothing disrespectful or vulgar is ever mentioned about such an important figure, and it is not repeated again and again throughout the tour. Also, the walking portion is a tour of the main Squares - Duomo and Signoria - until entering the last museum the Uffizi Galleries. We apologise if there was any issue while bringing the group together, it will not happen again. Please note all our staff are licensed and qualified tour guides based in Florence and around Tuscany. Sincerely, Florence & Global Tours
Written 27 September 2022
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Milad G
Oakville, Canada10 contributions
Our tour guide Silvia, was knowledgable, funny and in love with David (the statue and cant blame her haha). I would highly recommend this tour if you want to get more details and fun facts which you wont be able to notice from just looking at the arts or reading the information cards in the museums.
The tour is 4 hours packed with information and never a dull moment. So when i see some comments complain about skipping some art works is a bit unfair as if they want to cover every single art it would require “a 4 day tour not 4 hour.
Some tips:
1. Tour is long and requires walking and may even need to climb some stairs so come prepared
2. Dont take large bottles of water or metal containers as it might be security issue specially at uffitzi gallery. Small bottles are ok (500 ml)
3. Meeting point is in a square shaped area with some plants and places you can sit before getting in front of academia. We initially had issue finding them.
Written 7 September 2021
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Diane S
2 contributions
Couples
This tour was as advertised; it was just our group of 8. Laura was a kind, funny and informative guide. She adjusted the tour to accommodate some of our group’s physical limitations. I’d recommend this tour, but buyer beware: we purchased the same small group tour in Venice and we were lumped in with a group of 23 people. That was not a good experience.
Written 31 May 2022
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florenceglobal
Dear client, Thank you for recommending us and for praising our tour guide’s knowledge and ability of understanding each participant’s needs. We really appreciate you taking your time to leave your valuable feedback, although what you mentioned about Venice is not regarding our services, we only operate in Florence. Kind regards, Florence & Global Tours team
Written 31 May 2022
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Tash
Victoria, Australia1 contribution
I really enjoyed this tour and all of the information our guide Rosa shared with us. I was impressed by how much was covered in the tour and how skilled Rosa was at maneuvering through the crowds so that we could see the art up close. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in learning about the main art pieces and are happy to keep up with the pace needed to get through all that is covered. It was a great tour. Grazie Rosa!
Written 27 August 2022
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