Florence the Magnificent - Walking Tour with Skip The Line Accademia Gallery ticket including Uffizi and Vasari Corridor

Location: Florence, Italy
Tour code: FLRTWN- 34

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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. Additionally, you will visit Accademia Gallery with Accademia Florence skip-the-line ticket. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Italian Museums tour
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Vasari Corridor
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.

There are so many beautiful things to do in Florence. This tour introduces a memorable Florence walking tour where you have the opportunity to experience the captivating beauty of this city which attracts millions of tourists each year. The pleasant walk through the streets of Florence is just what you need to meet Florence splendor and secular heritage! This Florence Medici Family tour will reveal stories you have not heard before and we are one hundred percent sure this birthplace of the Renaissance will enchant you. 
Our tour explores the historic, architectural and evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and it's glorious Renaissance period up to the contemporary time of the city. Endlessly wondering around the Florence is magnificent. Keep in mind that this was one of the wealthiest cities in the past that remained picturesque and glorious even today. This city is simply perfect for daily and multiday visits because it is centrally located between Milan, Venice, and Rome which gives you the opportunity to see even other Italian cities. 
This Florence Medici Family tour will also help you learn about the most popular family in the area - The Medici Family - masters of Florence. Their family became very famous in 14th and 15th century.  They were Italian banking family, political dynasty and a royal house that came to power at the time of great social and economic inequality. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The family, in turn, used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, ushering in a new era of revolutionary art and science such as the world had never seen: the Renaissance. It is a powerful story that fascinates even today. 
After this first part of Florence Medici family Tour, our professional English-speaking will take you to explore the most important Florence attractions and spots where the greatest minds and artists have been inspired. As you see there are many wonderful things to do in Florence and your tour continues with a sightseeing of famous Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Duomo, Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge, Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno. 
You will be given an interesting Florence City Guide book which will give suggestions about the city and will probably make your stay in Tuscany even more memorable.
Inclusions
  • Walking tour (2 and 1/2 half hours)
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Gelato (Italian ice cream) (or espresso/cappuccino in Winter)
  • Florence City GuideBook
  • Accademia Gallery entrance (skip the line)
  • Earphones for groups over 12 pax
  • Uffizi Gallery tickets and reservation (skip the line)
  • Vasari Corridor discovery walking tour
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.
  • Please note we do not visit the inside of monuments and museums.     
  • 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.
  • Once the tour is finished, clients can remain inside the museum if they want to keep visiting it on their own.
Attractions
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 only


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.

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