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Florence Cathedral Guided Tour with Optional Dome Climb

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  • Elevate your Florence experience on this guided tour of the entire Cathedral Square, with the privileged option to climb the cathedral's iconic dome.
  • You get the best of both worlds! The expertise of a guide through the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Opera Museum – and the freedom to explore each site yourself.
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for the square, from the octagonal San Giovanni's Baptistery to the vividly tiled Giotto's Bell Tower, on a tour in the language of your choice.
  • Marvel at the intricate details of the Florence Cathedral, from the stunning marble façade matching the tower, to the ornate frescoes inside.
  • Opt for Dome and Bell Tower access. Discover Brunelleschi’s intricate architecture and be met by sweeping views of Florentine landmarks, like Accademia Gallery.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Florence Cathedral Complex
  • Expert English, Italian Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Tip: Arrive a little early to your guided tour of the Florence Duomo. This allows you to get acquainted with the meeting point, ensuring a stress-free start.
  • Dome access is so exclusive, even guides can't get in. Yep, you read that right! Dome access is just for the privileged few, so you'll be unaccompanied for that part of the tour.
  • This tour is not for the faint hearted. There are a whopping 463 steps to climb to reach the top of the Dome, and no elevator access. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Florence Cathedral Express Guided Tour

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  • Short but sweet! A perfect way to efficiently cover the highlights of Florence. Uncover the history of one of Italy’s most iconic cathedrals in under 1 hour.
  • From the statues and mosaic tiles outside to the extensive frescoes inside, your guide will expertly narrate the Florence Cathedral’s story.
  • With a simple upgrade, visit the Museum of Misericordia – home to 7 centuries of archives, like Santi di Tito's manuscripts and 16th-century Archconfraternity statutes!
  • The right ticket option lets you dive deeper into the Cathedral Square and all its monuments using a multilingual audio guide.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Skip the line entry to Florence Duomo
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entry to the Museum of Misericordia (optional)
  • Multilingual audio guide for the Cathedral Complex (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Entry to San Giovanni Baptistery
  • Entry to the Secret Terraces
  • Tip: Look up to the drum of the dome to see the gorgeous circular stained glass window Coronation of the Virgin, the only one visible from the nave of the Cathedral!
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • The following are not allowed on this tour: Pets, Large bags/luggage, Backpacks.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Florence Cathedral VIP Guided Tour with Dome Climb & Secret Terrace Visit

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  • Looking for VIP treatment? Stop the search. The most exclusive tour in Florence invites you to not just the Cathedral's iconic dome, but also its secret terrace!
  • Immerse yourself in the Florence Cathedral, from Bandinelli’s marble choir to Uccello's clock, as your guide reveals the captivating stories of its creation.
  • See the huge technicolor stained-glass occhi windows and Vasari's iconic Last Judgement frescoes up close as you climb Brunelleschi’s Dome.
  • Get early access to an English-guided tour by upgrading your ticket and enjoy an Italian breakfast of coffee, cappuccino, and pastries.
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and gaze down into the interior of the Cathedral from its Secret Terrace, a 140-meter-long balcony.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Secret Terrace with entry
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Expert local guide
  • Early entry English-guided tour (optional)
  • Italian breakfast: Coffee, cappuccino and pastries (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Entry to San Giovanni Baptistery
  • Tip: Make sure your camera is fully charged for this one! You'll experience some of the best panoramic views in Florence.
  • There's no elevator up to the top, so be prepared to climb those 463 steps to get to the dome!
  • Children aged 0-6 are not allowed for the early entry English-guided tour.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear, and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • Suffer from heart problems, vertigo, claustrophobia, or reduced mobility? Maybe Dome access isn't for you. Why not check out an Express Guided Tour of Florence Cathedral without Dome access instead?
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Accademia Gallery, Florence Cathedral & Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Tour

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  • Understand Florence's artistic gems as you visit 3 iconic sites with expert guides, enjoying skip-the-line access to the heart of the Renaissance.
  • At Accademia Gallery, see the exquisitely chiseled David by Michelangelo, and a treasury of musical instruments. Learn about the invention of the piano!
  • With exclusive guided entry to the Florence Cathedral, marvel at the world's largest masonry dome, and tread on a stunning multicolored marble floor.
  • Admire the many different forms and renditions of Venus at Uffizi Gallery, from ancient sculptures by Daedalsas to paintings by Sandro Boticelli.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour guided tour of Uffizi Gallery with skip-the-line entry
  • 1-hour guided tour of Accademia Gallery with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-minute guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Tip: Why not refresh with a traditional sweet treat after or during your tour? Ask your guides to point out the best gelaterias nearby.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders is required inside the cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • Please note that the order of the visits may be subject to change.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Florence City Centre & Cathedral Walking Tour

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  • Stand out from the crowd on a small-group tour, and unravel the secrets of Florence’s historic center with an expert guide.
  • Toss a coin into the gorgeous Fountain of Neptune! Marvel at the massive interiors of Florence Cathedral and the Brunelleschi dome.
  • After your tour, you're free to explore. With tickets to the Museum of Misericordia, see parcels of the past, from manuscripts to craft artifacts and coats of arms.
  • A close-knit group ensures a personal experience, allowing you to connect with fellow travelers as you tune into Florence's past.
  • Opt for English or Spanish guides and listen to legendary tales of the Medici family as you stroll around Giotto's Belltower and cathedral.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour of the Florence Historic Center
  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking local guide (as per option selected)
  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to the cathedral

Exclusions

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Baptistery
  • Entry to the Secret Terrace
  • Medici District
  • Orsanmichele Church
  • Straw Market
  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Tip: Want to view the impressive street art of Florence? Consider visiting the Sottopasso delle Cure underpass.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders are required in the Cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 5%): Florence Cathedral + Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens Tickets

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  • Uncover 2 distinct legacies in Florence with tickets to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Medici wonders, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens!
  • Visit the cathedral complex over 3 days, including the Opera Museum and St. John’s Baptistery. Upgrade to scale Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
  • Set foot into the former regal residence Pitti Palace, exploring the museums and Royal Apartments. Also enjoy the serene Bardini Gardens!
  • See dramatic mythic battles like Apollo flaying Marsyas by Giovanni Bilivert to coy portraits like Painting and Poetry by Francesco Furini at Palatine Gallery.
  • The serene Boboli Gardens invites you to an intricately planned set of symmetrical woods, hidden caves, and sculptures.

Inclusions

Florence Cathedral

  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to the Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & St. John's Baptistery
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery & Boboli Gardens

  • Skip-the-line entry to Pitti Palace
  • Skip-the-line entry to Boboli Gardens
  • Access to Palatine Gallery
  • Access to Bardini Gardens
  • Access to Porcelain Museum

Florence Cathedral

  • Tip: Check out the Pietà sculpture by Michelangelo at the Opera del Duomo Museum.
  • Strict dress code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear, and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • The Dome & Bell Tower are not accessible for wheelchair users, guests with mobility issues, back problems, or heart conditions.
  • Please note that there are 463 steps to the top of the Dome, and 414 steps to the top of Giotto's Bell Tower, with no elevator access.
  • The Opera Museum, Bell Tower, and Baptistery all have flexible entry. You'll be able to visit these sites within 72 hours of first use.
  • Dome access is timed and must be visited on the date & time selected during checkout.

Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

  • Tip: Watch out for the Isolotto at Boboli Gardens, an oval-shaped island in the middle of a pond, featuring fountains, statues and citrus trees!
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.
  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Florence in a Day: City Centre Walking Tour with Accademia & Uffizi Gallery Tickets

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  • From iconic architecture to renowned art, enjoy the best of Florence on a 2.5-hour guided tour of its center, and skip-the-line access to the Accademia and Uffizi.
  • Start in the heart of the city. Traverse Ponte Vecchhio bridge and rub Il Porcelino's nose at the Straw Market before surveying Florence Cathedral's stunning façade.
  • At Accademia Gallery, encounter Michelangelo’s seminal sculptures – from the 4-part Prisoner series to the iconic David.
  • Uffizi Gallery holds transcendent mythical paintings like Sandro Boticelli’s Birth of Venus and Carravaggio’s Medusa as well as Bacchus.
  • Roam the 2 galleries at your own pace, absorbing artistry at your leisure without guided restrictions.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the Florence Historic Center
  • Expert local guide
  • Hosted entry to Accademia Gallery
  • Hosted entry to Uffizi Gallery
  • Combo guided tour of Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery (optional)
  • Visit the outside of the Florence Duomo
  • Small group tour

Exclusions

  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery
  • Entry to the Secret Terraces
  • Piazzale degli Uffizi
  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge
  • Leather Market
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • San Giovanni Baptistery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Tip: Try to find out more about the ‘secret passage’ of the Medici family that runs through Uffizi Gallery, along Ponte Vecchio, to Pitti Palace!
  • Accademia and Uffizi Gallery are some of the most popular tourist destinations and sometimes delays can occur due to increased security measures or unexpectedly large crowds during holidays and festivities. As always, your host will ensure any delays are minimized and you get access as quickly as possible.
  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders are required in the Cathedral. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • The itinerary may vary; some days, the tour will start at the Uffizi Gallery and end at the Accademia, or vice versa.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Which Duomo Florence tour is best for you?

Florence Cathedral Tour

Cathedral complex access

Duration: 30 min. - 1 hr. 30 min.
Suited for: Budget travelers, short on time
Ticket price: From €12

  • Gather valuable insights from a knowledgeable local guide, perfect for those with limited time, providing a condensed yet comprehensive overview of the cathedral.
  • Elevate your cultural experience by exploring the Museum of Misericordia at your discretion.
  • Enjoy flexibility and a deeper understanding of the Cathedral Complex with a multilingual audio guide.

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Florence Cathedral Tour

Dome climb

Duration: 1 hr. 19 min. - 1 hr. 30 min.
Suited for: Adventure seekers
Ticket price: From €54.99

  • Maximize your time with skip-the-line access, ensuring efficient entry and more time to explore the cathedral complex with a professional guide.
  • Ascend the famous Brunelleschi's Dome and get rewarded with gorgeous views, fascinating stories lurking in the stairways, and corridors.
  • Tailored for those who want a fun and exciting adventure, this tour promises an immersive Duomo experience.

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Florence Cathedral Tour

Private tours

Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Suited for: Exclusive experience
Ticket price: €105

  • Enjoy VIP treatment with special access to the cathedral's dome and secret terrace, offering unique perspectives and photo opportunities.
  • Private guided tours offer an intimate and personalized experience, ensuring you receive the guide's undivided attention.
  • These tours offer flexibility in pacing and content, allowing you to tailor the experience to their specific interests.

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Florence Cathedral Tour

Combo tours

Duration: 2 hr. 30 min. - 8 hr. 30 min.
Suited for: Budget, first time travelers
Ticket price: €48- €146

  • Combining city walks with gallery visits offers a comprehensive understanding of Florence's heritage.
  • Skip-the-line access ensures maximum exploration in minimal time, optimizing the visit's efficiency.
  • Bundle tours provide savings compared to individual ticket purchases, making them budget-friendly options for experiencing Florence's highlights.

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Why take a Duomo Florence tour?

The Duomo Florence is one of the most popular and most visited landmarks in Florence. Here are a few reasons why you should go on a Duomo Florence tour.

Duomo Florence tours

What to expect on a Duomo Florence guided tour?

The Duomo Florence is a huge complex. You might feel a little overwhelmed or find it difficult to navigate the attraction all by yourself, which is why we recommend booking a guided tour for yourself.

  • Expert Guide: A tour guide who knows the attraction like the back of their hand will accompany you. Feel free to tap into them for more insight, facts, and stories about the history of Duomo Florence, and the other attractions on the site.
  • Explore the Complex: The Duomo Florence tour includes a visit to all the important spots inside the complex. You will be taken to the enormous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Bell Tower, Baptistry, Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the museum. You will also be able to climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome – one of the largest in the world – and the terraces of the cathedral for panoramic views of the city of Florence.

Frequently asked questions about Duomo Florence tour

How much does a Duomo Florence tour cost?

The cost of a Duomo Florence tour can vary based on factors such as the type of tour, duration, and additional inclusions. On average, prices may range from €15 for basic tours to €105 for VIP guided tours with dome climb and terrace visit.
- Express guided tours, starts from €12
- Guided tour with Dome climb, starts from €54.99
- VIP Tour with secret terraces visit, starts from €105
- Combo tours, starts from €146
- City walking tour, starts from €48
Prices are subject to change, so it's recommended to check real-time availability and prices through the available tour options.

Which is the best Duomo Florence tour?

Selecting the best Duomo Florence tour depends on your preferences and requirements:
- For a quick and efficient visit: Choose a skip-the-line guided tour to explore the main highlights of the Cathedral and its complex in a short duration, perfect if you're short on time.
- If you prefer an intimate experience: Opt for a small-group guided tour, providing a comprehensive and in-depth exploration with special access to exclusive zones. This allows for a thorough understanding of the historical and cultural context behind the architectural wonders.
- For budget-conscious explorers: Consider a combo tour like the Florence Cathedral and City Center guided tour, offering a cost-effective option to explore both the city center and the Duomo complex in a single package.

Why should I opt for a guided tour of the Duomo Florence and what does it include?

Choosing a guided tour for the Duomo Florence offers a curated and insightful experience, providing in-depth knowledge about the iconic landmarks. With an expert local guide, you'll unravel the history and architectural significance of the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Opera del Duomo Museum. Say goodbye to long lines with skip-the-line access, and depending on the tour, you might even get to explore secret terraces, conquer Brunelleschi's Dome, or the Giotto's Bell Tower.

What is the cost of the guided tour compared to a regular ticket?

Opting for a guided tour is a bit pricier than a regular Duomo ticket, but the extra cost comes with a wealth of benefits. Typically, you might spend an additional €40 for the expertise of a knowledgeable guide. However, this premium not only grants you access to insightful commentary and stories but also includes skip-the-line privileges, ensuring a richer, crowd-free experience. It's a bit more on the wallet, but the added value is well worth the investment.

How long does a Uffizi Gallery guided tour last?

The duration of a Uffizi Gallery guided tour can vary based on the type of tour you choose. On average, guided tours may last between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. However, the specific duration can be influenced by factors such as the tour's focus, whether it includes skip-the-line access, and if it covers additional attractions or special exhibitions. It's advisable to check the details of each specific tour to get accurate information on its duration.

In what languages are the Duomo Florence tours available?

The Duomo Florence tours are available in three languages – English, Italian, and Spanish. Nevertheless, the availability of particular languages may differ. It's recommended to review the details of the specific tour you're interested in to ensure it is offered in a language that suits your preferences.

What does the Duomo Florence guided tour cover?

The Duomo Florence guided tour covers all the major attractions inside including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Cathedral of Santa Maria de Fiore, Baptistry of San Giovanni, Giotto’s Campanile, and the Crypt of Santa Reparata.

How many people can go on a Duomo Florence tour?

It depends on the type of Duomo Florence tour you book. The small group guided tour will have no more than 10 people while the other guided tours have a maximum capacity of 25 guests.

Can I book a private tour?

Yes, private tours are often available for the Duomo Florence. Booking a private tour provides a personalized experience with a dedicated guide, catering to your preferences and schedule. The exclusive access to the secret terraces is a popular bonus. Check tour details for availability and options.

Is a Duomo Florence tour worth it?

Yes. The Duomo Florence guided tour is worth it because it is an architectural masterpiece and the largest masonry structure in the world. It is home to a unique and one-of-a-kind Dome that can support itself without collapsing.

Do the Duomo Florence tours include skip the line access?

Yes. The Duomo Florence guided tours include skip the line access.

Can I cancel a booked Duomo Florence tour?

Yes. You can cancel your Duomo Florence tour ticket up to 48 hours before the scheduled date and get a full refund.

How long is the Duomo Florence tour?

Duomo Florence tours can be anywhere between 45 minutes to six and a half hours long depending on the tour you book.

Are there any discounted tickets for Duomo Florence tours?

No. There are no discounted tickets available for the Duomo Florence tours.

Are there any age restrictions for the guided tours?

While there are no strict age restrictions, the tours are most enjoyable for older children and adults, given their educational content. If you have little ones, it's a good idea to bring along a book or an activity to keep them engaged, as the tour may be more suited for older participants.

Are audio guides available as an alternative to a human guide?

Yes, audio guides are available as an alternative to a human guide for some tours. These guides provide a convenient and informative way for visitors to explore the Duomo at their own pace, offering insights into the history, art, and architecture of the cathedral and its surroundings.

Are there any areas of the Duomo that are accessible only with a guided tour?

Yes, certain areas of the Duomo, such as the Secret Terraces and certain sections within the main attraction, are accessible only with a guided tour. These exclusive areas provide visitors with unique perspectives and insights into the cathedral's history, architecture, and hidden gems.

What happens if I am late?

If you arrive late, there's a chance you might miss the tour, as they usually start on time. Latecomers may not be able to join the group or receive a refund. It's advisable to aim for the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to allow for any unexpected delays and ensure you don't miss out.