Florence museum special afternoon – Accademia Gallery, Uffizi and Vasari Corridor Tour

Location: Florence, Italy
Tour code: FLRTWN- 33




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This tour encompasses two very important Florence attractions –the most important Italian museum Uffizi Gallery and  Renaissance architectural wonder – Vasari  Corridor built in 16 th century by the order of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici. It is important to emphasize that this is a skip-the-line guided tour. You will spend the first two hours in the gallery and then you visit the Corridor. Additionaly, you will experience Accademia Florence skip-the-line ticket you will have an opportunity to discover the original Michelangelo's masterpiece David. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Vasari  Corridor
  • Accademia Florence skip-the-line ticket

Most people would recognize Florence Ponte Vecchio for its famed beauty, but few people know that running along the top of it is a 500 hundred years old Vasari Corridor. Inside you can retrace the steps of the Medici family. The Corridor links their offices of Uffizi Gallery to their home the Palazzo Pitti. The Corridor was built by Giorgio Vasari in 1564. It houses a very modern collection of portraits. There are thousands of paintings from 17 th and 19 th century here. 

This Vasari Corridor tour will help you discover the full story behind these two Florence attractions because you will have an in-depth explanation by a professional guide who will share all the details about these architectural masterpieces. The entrance of the Corridor is on the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery and most people visiting do not know that behind these doors stands a great treasure because there are works of renowned artists like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and many others.  Once you've entered the Vasari Corridor it looks like you have stepped into another dimension - the atmosphere is unreal and completely different from the rest of the Gallery. On the other hand, Uffizi Gallery tour will allow you admire the artistic works inside the most important museum in Florence. 

It is definitely something that should not be missed when in Florence because it offers a unique experience for every visitor. This is why we are sure you will be back again. 

The Accademia Gallery is the most popular museum in Florence. The famous Michelangelo's Statue of David was made between 1501- 1504 and restored in 2003-2004. This Accademia Gallery Tour will help you discover all the popular facts about this priceless work. There are usually long lines in front of Accademia which is why we recommend booking ahead. You will gain a reserved entrance and have more time to enjoy your visit inside the museum. 

Entering with this Accademia Florence skip-the-line ticket you will have an opportunity to discover the original Michelangelo's masterpiece David that has become the symbol of Renaissance splendor. This astonishing Renaissance sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504. It represents the biblical hero David that killed Goliath, the story found in Book 1 Samuel.  Made of one single block of marble from the quarries in Carrara in Tuscany, one of the whitest in the world,  5.16 meters tall, David stands proudly welcoming millions of tourists every year. 

Accademia Gallery was founded in 1784 by Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany. The original Statue of David stands here from 1873. It was brought here for reasons of conservation and the original idea was to greate Michelangelo museum to celebrate the fourth centenary of his birth. Today, Gallery has a very small collection of his work. As far as David is concerned, there is another replica in the Piazza della Signiora. 

If this tour and meeting with David is at the top of your bucket list, these are the official Accademia Florence hours: 

  • The Accademia is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 8:15 am – 6:50 pm.
  • Ticket office closes at 6:20 pm and museum starts closing down at 6:40 pm.
  • The museum is closed: every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
  • Accademia Gallery entrance (skip the line)
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Uffizi Gallery tickets and reservation (skip the line)
  • Vasari Corridor discovery walking tour
  • Earphones for bigger groups (more than 14 participants)"
Additional info
  • Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.
  • Big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.
  • Even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
  • Tour will end outside of the Vasari Corridor, in front of Palazzo Pitti.

Departure description
Your voucher will contain details about tour operator who will give you all the necessary information about departure description.
Departure point
Florence, Via de Lamberti 1.
Return details
Return to the original departure point.
Tour language
  • English
  • Italian
Time From To
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Wednesday, October 31, 2018

No cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel at least 7 days in advance. Cancelling 3 to 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancelling 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.