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: 

187,50€ when you book for up to 5 people (70€ per hour)

212,50€ for a party of 6-9 people (80€ per hour)

237,50 if you are booking for 10 or more people (90€ per hour)

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. It is not possible to make a reservation to avoid the long lines on the first Sunday of the month.

The reservation fee costs 4€ per person paid on the day when picking up the ticket with the guide. If someone booked with your party does not come on the tour, the reservation fee must still be paid.

Please note: For parties of eight or more people Freya’s Florence will organise rental of personal headsets for use during the tour. Headsets cost 2.50€ for a half day tour and 4€ for a full day tour.

Uffizi gallery admission fees:

Full price admission costs 16.50€ (ticket 12.50€, reservation fee 4€).

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.

 

Payment:

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 4% to cover the PayPal fees. Tours booked within ten days of the date of the tour must be paid in advance by PayPal.

 

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.