This is a personalized experience in close contact with the museum in the company of an art historian. The private guided tour lasts about 3 hours entirely dedicated to the discovery of the Uffizi museum.
Who are our Uffizi guides?
Our guides are all art historians, professionals deeply linked to the Florentine museums and the city of Florence, its history and great connoisseurs of the artistic beauties of the city. Their profession has been carried out with passion and professionalism for many years now and their experience and knowledge of the territory is now strongly consolidated.
Furthermore, we would like to underline how the choice of our loyal tour guides has always privileged, in addition to the professionalism and competence of the subject, their undeniable love for art, for Florence and the profession they carry out.
In fact, we believe that the same tour, with the same itinerary, will be tasted and experienced in a different way also based on the passion and the ability to communicate the love for art on the part of those who will guide you in this experience.
Another fundamental aspect of a tour with a private guide lies in the availability of the guide to respond to the visiting needs of visitors, in the ability to modulate the language and the depth of the analysis of the work based on the attention of its visitors and their interests.
Private tour to the Uffizi and thematic itineraries
Especially in a museum as large as the Uffizi, choosing a private tour is always a great idea. The path in fact can be cut on the wishes and expectations of visitors, up to embrace unusual and very sectoral thematic paths. The explanation can therefore focus on a historical era, a single artist, a specific theme, for example botany in painting, the evolution of landscapes and backgrounds, perspective, color, portraiture. There are many ideas to be developed that our guides will be happy to deepen with you. Precisely for this reason, we always ask you to specify at the time of booking, what type of tour you want to do at the Uffizi in order to be able to select the most suitable and expert person from the beginning.
The private tour of the Uffizi with children
A tour with a private guide to the Uffizi Gallery can also be designed to involve even the little ones actively and with interest. In this case, we will choose among our guides, the most inclined to relate to children and teenagers and most communicative. The narration and the choice of the itinerary will therefore always be oriented towards touching the most important works of the museum, but with attention also paid to the way of communicating a concept in a way that is understandable and not boring for the younger participants, without disregarding the expectations of adults.
How the Uffizi private tour takes place
The private tour to the Uffizi usually begins near the museum at an easily identifiable meeting point. Once you have made your online booking, you will receive a summary voucher with the guide's name and mobile phone. Also in the voucher you will find highlighted the meeting point and time. Your guide will be holding a distinctive sign with the name of the person who booked the tour. Should you have any difficulties due to delays or unforeseen events, you can then easily get in contact with your guide in advance.
Furthermore, if your hotel is located in the historic center of Florence, it will be possible to start the tour directly from your hotel. In this case, everything will be agreed in advance.
The tour therefore begins near the museum. The guide always begins the guided tour with a broad and very important introduction to the history of the Uffizi and a description of the homonymous Uffizi Palace, itself a monument of great artistic importance. The initial stages of the tour are therefore characterized by the entrance procedures while you will already be provided with the basic introductory notions. The entry procedures are all assisted by the guide who will take care of the bureaucratic part making the entry fluid and smooth.
The most interesting combinations, the Uffizi and beyond
The private tour to the Uffizi Gallery can be combined with other no less interesting attractions. One of the most recommended combinations is the Uffizi and the historic center of the city of Florence.
In this case the tour lasts about 5 hours. The tour begins in Piazza del Duomo, discovering the complex of the Duomo of Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto's bell tower and the Cupolone. The tour proceeds on foot towards Palazzo Vecchio to admire the ancient palace now the seat of the Municipality of Florence and the Loggia de 'Lanzi. The tour continues inside the Uffizi, then continues along Ponte Vecchio and ends in Piazza Pitti where it is possible to admire another of the most important buildings in Florence, Palazzo Pitti.
If instead you want to concentrate on the museums of Florence, the ideal combination is the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. Also in this case the private tour lasts about 5 hours. After visiting the Uffizi, you always proceed on foot to the Accademia museum, where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo Buonarroti and some other Michelangelo's sculptures of great importance. Being a very demanding program, in this case it is advisable to alternate the two museums with a short break of half an hour, two and a half hours at the Uffizi, a 30 minute break and then off to the David museum!
If you really don't want to miss anything in Florence and want to concentrate the best of the city in a single day, you can book the private tour Florence in one day. This lasts about 7 hours, with an hour break for a quick free lunch. The tour will therefore take you all day, with 6 very intense hours, to discover the Uffizi, the best of the historic center of Florence and the Accademia Gallery.
Obviously like all our private tours, it is always possible to customize the itinerary of the various combined tours according to the visitor's wishes, for example by combining the Uffizi Gallery with the Palatine Gallery tour or perhaps a visit to the Medici Chapels museum.
How to determine the cost of a private tour to the Uffizi
The cost of a private tour is determined by multiple components. First the cost of tickets with reservation for all participants for skip-the-line entry to the Uffizi Gallery. Afterwards, the guide service which varies according to the language chosen and the day you book; in fact, there are supplements in case of tours on holidays or at night. Furthermore, the cost of the guide service can increase according to the number of participants. Another cost variable is the earphones. In fact, over 6 participants, the use of headphones is mandatory at the Uffizi Gallery. This has a twofold advantage. Tour participants will be able to listen to the voice of the guide in a comfortable way, not necessarily having to stay within a few centimeters. At the same time, the guide will not be forced to speak very loudly. In this way, no guided groups will disturb the other visitors. As a final cost component to consider is the agency commission that offers the guided package and the related mandatory insurance coverage.
When it is possible to book a private tour to the Uffizi
The Uffizi tour can be organised every day the museum is open except for the days when the museum is free. In this case, it is not possible to book the ticket in advance. This implies that visitors would be forced to queue at the entrance. It would therefore not be possible to lose part of the 3 hours of the tour waiting in line without entering the museum.
How many people can participate in a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery
The private tour to the Uffizi can also be organized for one person. Each group cannot in any case exceed 25 participants per museum rule. In the case of large groups, in addition to the mandatory use of headphones, it is therefore necessary to divide the participants into several subgroups of up to 25 people with different guides.
What is the difference between a private tour and a group tour of the Uffizi
A tour with a private guide means having an exclusive and personalized service of about 3 hours, being able to choose the day and the start time of the tour. The guide is available to visitors, to satisfy their curiosity, being able to modulate the itinerary and the level of the tour according to the needs of visitors. Furthermore, this type of tour is particularly suitable for those visitors with particular logistical needs.
In fact, the guide will be able to lead the tour at a slow pace if visitors need not to rush too much, sit or stop, cannot use the stairs, must make frequent stops. On the contrary, it will be able to keep a more sustained or even tight pace if visitors express the need to cover the greatest number of works and therefore concentrate the greatest number of things to see in the three hours available.
On request, it is also possible to request a longer tour for any need. We can therefore think of a tour of even 4 or 5 hours based on requests. In this case it will be necessary to make an ad hoc quote.
In the group tour, on the other hand, visitors will take part in a group already made up of other tourists, the tour is always carried out in one language and a maximum of 25 people will be present.
The duration is about 1 hour and 45 minutes, the route includes the main works of the museum and cannot be changed to satisfy individual requests. Furthermore, the route will be the standard one so it is not recommended for visitors with walking problems or who need to sit frequently.
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The Uffizi Gallery houses the largest collection of paintings from Romanesque period to the 18th century. Nowadays the Uffizi still accommodates famous masterpieces exhibited in chronological order