Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre

Duration: approx. 4 hours and 45 minutes  Location: Florence
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Why choose this experience?

1 To discover the most important places and museums of Florence with a fascinating half day walking tour
2 Because it includes access without queuing and a guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery
3 To learn about and fully appreciate the priceless masterpieces kept in Florence thanks to the explanations of an expert guide

Are you wondering what to see in Florence in 1 day? Try our best of Florence tour, one of the most complete tours of Florence centre: a walk through the heart of the Tuscan capital, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery (withUffizi and Accademia combo tickets) in a fascinating half day tour of Florence.

Our fascinating tour of museums in Florence's historical centre – the reservations at the Uffizi and Accademia ensure a privileged access to both museums - will begin at the Accademia Gallery, where you will meet your guide to start the extraordinary journey into the history and art of Florence.

Known primarily as the home of the famous statue of David in Florence, the Accademia Uffizi museum boasts the largest collection in the world of sculptures by Michelangelo and panels with a gold background. Considered one of the most important museums of Florence and throughout Italy, the Uffizi Accademia Gallery is located in the heart of the historical centre of Florence, just minutes from the Cathedral. During a guided visit to the Accademia Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the guide will explain the major masterpieces of the vast art collection, in addition to the masterpieces mentioned above, and works of art from the Academy of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts, as well as numerous paintings by major artists from Tuscany in the second half of the13th to the end of the 16th century, a collection of plaster casts by Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni and a collection of Russian icons.

After the tour you will have some free time to have lunch and relax, before meeting the guide again - at the Republic Square, in front of the 'Hard Rock Cafe' in Florence - at 1.30pm to begin the second part of the Florence tour.

In the afternoon you can enjoy the top things to do in Florence in a day on foot: a pleasant Florence guided walking tour to admire from outside the major sights of the beautiful historic centre of the Tuscan capital - such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, the Loggia dei Lanzi and Palazzo Vecchio. Our fascinating city sightseeing tour of Florence will end in front of the Uffizi Academia Gallery.

You will access the Uffizi Academia in Firenze via the booked entrance, thereby avoiding the long queues generally present at the entrance, and discover one of the finest museums in Italy in the company of an expert guide.

Exceptional artists and masterpieces of art history will capture your attention during the entire guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery: Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Raphael, Caravaggio, Botticelli, ... Not to mention the rooms devoted to Flemish, French and Spanish paintings, the Contini Bonacossi Collection and the Cabinet of paintings and prints.

The tour will end on the terrace, where you can admire the roofs of Florence, and after the tour, you can stay in the museum until the normal closing time

An extraordinary best of Florence walking tour that in half a day will allow you to visit the most important parts of the old town and its two most important galleries, Accademia and Uffizi Firenze. Book online now one of the most interesting and complete guided tours of Florence, Italy!

Please consider that the total duration of Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre (approx. 4 hours and 30 minutes) includes 1 hour and 30 minutes free time between the first and the second part of the tour.

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


all year, except for 25 December, 1 January, 1 May and the first Sunday of every month

Departure point:

Florence, Academy Gallery's Entrance for ‘reserved tickets'

Departure time

From 1 November to 31 March
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
11.15 am


From 1 April to 31 October
From Tuesday to Sunday
11.15 am

Languages available

From 1 November to 31 March
English: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spanish: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


From 1 April to 31 October
English: Tuesday to Sunday
Spanish: Tuesday to Sunday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


From 1 November to 28 February
Full: €88.00

Children up to 5 years: free
Children 6 to 12 years: €68.00


From 1 March to 31 October
Full: €96.00

Children up to 5 years: free
Children 6 to 12 years: €76.00

approx. 4 hours and 45 minutes
  • Local guide
  • Entrance with reservation to Uffizi Gallery
  • Entrance with reservation to Accademia
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No refund will be given: in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or a refusal of the service at the meeting point; in case clients get lost during the tour; in case clients decide to leave the tour before its end.

To attend the tour it is necessary to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the indicated time for the start of the tour and show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants for each language.

Reservations are guaranteed until 48 working hours before tour date.

In case of any problems on site, please ring the emergency number on the voucher.

At the end of the tour you can stay inside the Uffizi Gallery to conclude the visit independently until the closing time of the museum.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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3 reviews for Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre

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April 2016

Mature couple


Reviewed on 21 Apr `16 - Booking No. 0

'Bad weather'

Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre

The museums were truly amazing and so was the guides but during the walking tour the weather was rainy and freezing. I think it was just bad luck though.

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April 2016

Young couple


Reviewed on 20 Apr `16 - Booking No. 0

'Very long tour!'

Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre

The tour is very long and exhaustive, I think that if you have one day to spend in Florence this in the tour to take! The guides were very energetic and fun. At the end we were I little tired but I think its worth the money.

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December 2015

Family with children


Reviewed on 19 Dec `15 - Booking No. 0

'Best of Florence'

Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre

We took the Best of Florence tour and were very pleased with the result. Many of these tours have so many people you cannot hear what was being said. Our group was only 4 people so hearing was not a problem. Our guide was a local and was both articulate and enthusiastic in telling us the stories of the city. Unlike many guides she placed herself with her back to the attraction while speaking to us thus letting us see and hear together.

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