VIP Morning at UFFIZI Gallery & VASARI Corridor

LAST CHANCES TO DISCOVER THE VASARI CORRIDOR! The greatest opportunity to visit the UFFIZI GALLERY avoiding much of its crowd and to discover the astonishing silence of history as you enter the VASARI

Highlights

  • VIP SMALL-GROUP TOUR - ensures personalized attention
  • SKIP THE LONG LINES and avoid much of the crowd as you will be AMONG THE VERY FIRST TO ENTER THE UFFIZI GALLERY
  • More IN-DEPTH UFFIZI HIGHLIGHTS TOUR. Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Botticelli...
  • EXCLUSIVE OPENING of the Vasari Corridor (see IMPORTANT NOTICE)
  • Delicious Italian BREAKFAST at the panoramic cafe of the Uffizi Gallery
  • Only in English, to preserve the quality of the tour
  • Printed booklet/city guide included!

Description

The greatest opportunity to visit the UFFIZI GALLERY avoiding much of its crowd and to discover the astonishing silence of history as you enter the VASARI CORRIDOR, the secret passageway of the Medici family.
LAST CHANCES TO DISCOVER THE VASARI CORRIDOR: this secret architectural jewel of the Renaissance will be closed for a long period after November 2016. Don't miss the chance to visit it, spaces are very limited, book your tour now!

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Aug 12 UPDATE - Starting from September 2016 the Vasari Corridor will reopen. The original itinerary and price of the tour will then apply until the end of October 2016. Please note that due to the possibility of the Vasari Corridor still being sometimes closed for institutional events or other reasons, in these cases the itinerary of the tour will include an extended and full-immersive guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and an approx. 30-min external guided walk along the Vasari Corridor. A partial refund will then be issued.

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The greatest opportunity to visit the UFFIZI GALLERY avoiding much of its crowd, being among the first to enter with an English speaking guide. And to discover the astonishing silence of history as you enter the VASARI CORRIDOR, the secret passageway of the Medici family.

First, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the main rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, skipping the usual long lines and avoiding much of the crowd inside the world-famous museum, as you will be among the first inside, having a reserved priority entrance. You will thus be able to view the main masterpieces by artists like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc, enjoying the personalized attention that only an exclusive small-group tour can provide.

A delicious Italian breakfast will then be served at the Uffizi Cafe, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a break and the fascinating views from the Cafe terrace.

After all this, the door will open and you will walk down the staircase into the magic atmosphere of one of the best kept secrets of Florence: the Vasari Corridor.
Hidden between city houses and even passing through Pontevecchio (the landmark of Florence) and a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. It serves as a passageway dating back to 1564, when the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de' Medici ordered his favorite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to built a path that would allow him and the Medici family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (palazzo della Signoria, other side of the river Arno).
The Corridor also houses one of the greatest collections of portraits and self-portraits in the world.
The corridor is rarely open to the public, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures on this exclusive small-group guided walking tour.
A nice and interesting booklet on the tour and the city will be our present that you can take back home with you to remember this wonderful experience.
When in Florence... do like the Medici used to do!

Departure

EVERY DAY, except Mondays, at 8am

Duration

Approx. 4 hours

Period

Mid MARCH to OCTOBER

Language

English

129 €

Price Notes: from EUR 129 p.p. (adults) - Discounts for students and children

Inclusions

  • Small-group tour (maximum 15 people)
  • Uffizi Gallery tickets and reservation (reserved priority entrance - AMONG THE FIRST TO ENTER THE UFFIZI GALLERY)
  • Vasari Corridor exclusive reservation fee (see IMPORTANT NOTICE)
  • Breakfast at the panoramic Uffizi Gallery Cafe
  • Licensed English speaking Guide
  • Tour Booklet
People on this tour: min1 - max15

Meeting Point

FLORENCETOWN Head Office - Via de' Lamberti, 1 - Florence SEE ON MAP
Tour ends at the exit of the Vasari Corridor, next to Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Garden.

Notes

Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
Big bags, liquid bottles and large umbrellas will not be allowed inside the museums (ok small foldable umbrellas).
Please note that even with the skip-the –line entrances, 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.

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Aug 12 UPDATE - Starting from September 2016 the Vasari Corridor will reopen. The original itinerary and price of the tour will then apply until the end of October 2016. Please note that due to the possibility of the Vasari Corridor still being sometimes closed for institutional events or other reasons, in these cases the itinerary of the tour will include an extended and full-immersive guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and an approx. 30-min external guided walk along the Vasari Corridor. A partial refund will then be issued (as reported in the below notice).

Jul 15 IMPORTANT NOTICE: We regret to inform you that, due to unsolved security issues and unexpected high temperatures, the management of the Uffizi Gallery has suddenly decided to temporarily close the Vasari Corridor.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Our concern is the quality of the experience, therefore we are able to guarantee the highest level of service, by modifying part of the itinerary according to the new regulations:
- Guests will be able to enjoy an EXTENDED AND FULL-IMMERSIVE GUIDED TOUR OF THE UFFIZI GALLERY WITH A SKIP-THE-LINE SERVICE, where guests will have the chance to see all the main Uffizi masterpieces including Leonardo's art pieces which would not be included in the original itinerary. A break in which an Italian Breakfast will be served (incuded) will be the opportunity to discover the magnificent Uffizi terrace.
- Following the Uffizi Gallery visit, A COMPLIMENTARY WALKING TOUR OF ABOUT 30 TO 40 MINUTES WILL FOLLOW THE VASARI CORRIDOR PATH FROM THE OUTSIDE, crossing Ponte Vecchio and ending in Piazza Pitti (the Medici Residence). THE PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE WILL GIVE HINTS AND ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VASARI CORRIDOR HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS.
This small-group experience has the same duration of the original tour (approx. 4 hours).
The NEW price for this experience is €79 per person

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Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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PRIVATE UPGRADE

Interested in a PRIVATE TOUR? If you prefer to join this experience only with your dear ones, without other travellers, you can choose the PRIVATE TOUR: for a price of € 272.5 per pax (example based on a party of 4 pax, price per person can be as low as € 110 per pax for bigger parties) you can enjoy a dedicated tour. View the PRIVATE TOUR

from 129 per person

Price Notes: from EUR 129 p.p. (adults) - Discounts for students and children
Tour language: English

Period

Mid MARCH to OCTOBER

Departure

EVERY DAY, except Mondays, at 8am

Duration

Approx. 4 hours

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