Uffizi gallery tour for families

Uffizi gallery tour & piazza della Signoria geared to all ages……

This tour begins in the piazza della Signoria. We jump into the world of the Medici dukes. The town hall was their first ducal palace and they transformed the square in front of the building with sculpture. Then, we visit the Uffizi gallery which Cosimo de Medici built for his offices and the administration for the duchy, and then shortly after the top floor was dedicated to showcase the Medici precious objects and art. We visit some of the most important painting masterpieces in renaissance history and discover the fashion, cultural and way of thinking of people centuries ago.

We decode the visual symbols together and piece together some of the most interesting periods of history.

This is a tour for anybody who loves a good story and likes history told through images.


Meeting place: 

In front of the copy of the statue of David by Michelangelo in piazza della Signoria. 

Cost for the 2.5hour tour: 

325€ when you book for up to 5 people

375€ for a party of 6-9 people

425€ if you are booking for 10 or more people

Uffizi gallery admission fees:

Full price admission costs 29€ (ticket 25€, reservation fee 4€).

Early bird discount for entry earlier than 9am : the adult admission with timed-entry costs €23pp (ticket €19, reservation fee €4). This means that we make a timed-entry booking at 8:15am / 8:30am / 8:45am.

Children between 6-17 years have free admission but reservation fee must be paid, 4€.

Children under 6 years old are free and no reservation is necessary.

European Union students 18 to 26 years old are eligible for the reduced ticket admission with a current student card.

Original passport must be shown as proof of age for free/reduced tickets to the ticket office staff upon ticket purchase. Payment for the tickets can be made by credit card or cash.

The above prices are for the tour only and do not include the admission fees to the gallery. Admission fees to be paid on the day at the ticket office with guide.

We will make the ticket reservations for the gallery ahead of time to avoid the long lines. In high season there may be an unavoidable short wait in the reserved line due to the very busy tourist period.

The gallery is CLOSED on the Mondays.

The gallery is free admission with no possibility to make a timed-entry reservation on the FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. We don’t off a tour of the gallery on this day due to the long queue to enter with no possibility to avoid them.

Under 18 years have free admission to state and city museums (Accademia, Uffizi gallery, Pitti Palace, Bargello sculpture museum, palazzo Davanzati, San Marco monastery, Palazzo Vecchio) however, an original passport OR a digital or paper copy of passport is the necessary document to show as proof of age at the ticket office of each museum.

Timed-entry ticket reservations are necessary for  certain museums so as to avoid the long queues, which we make in advance when they are included in tour itineraries with us (Uffizi, Accademia, Medici chapels, Pitti Palace). The galleries charge a 4euro per person fee for these timed-entry reservations to all visitors 6 years and older, which is payable at the time of ticket reservation.

Freya’s Florence will send an invoice for this cost prior to making the ticket bookings. The admission cost is paid on the day (under 18yrs are free admission with proof of age).

Under 6 years are not required to pay either the ticket nor the reservation fee.


Payment for the tour can be made in cash at the end of the tour directly to the guide, or in advance by PayPal with an additional 5% to cover the PayPal fees.

Tours booked within two weeks of the tour date must be paid in advance by PayPal.

Headset hire 

Groups greater than 3 adults will require headsets, necessary for most of the museums and recommended for city walks due to surrounding noise.

Freya’s Florence will book these in advance and they will be distributed at the beginning of the tour and used for the entire duration of the tour.

The total cost for the half-day hire is 25 (1-5pax), 30 (6-9pax) and 30 + 2 for every additional person greater than 9pax.

We will make reservations for the Uffizi to avoid the long lines but please remember that in busy periods there can still be a short wait even for visitors with reservations. It is not possible to make a reservation to avoid the lines on the first Sunday of the month.

Tuesday is the busiest day of the week because the gallery is closed on Mondays. It is advisable, where possible, to avoid booking this tour on a Tuesday. If it is the only day you have for this tour we recommend a start time of 8.30am to avoid the crowds.