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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

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Firenze, Italy
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Get inside one of Florence's best-known buildings with this skip-the-line guided tour of the Duomo, including its famous dome. Climb to the top of the Cupola to enjoy spectacular views over Florence and to see Vasari's beautiful frescoes up close.
  • Skip-the-line tour of the cathedral and dome in Florence
  • Climb into the iconic dome of the Florence Duomo to see its amazing construction
  • See Vasari frescoes and stained glass windows up close
  • Enjoy incredible views over the city from the top of the dome
  • Get a tour of the cathedral's interior after visiting the dome
Meet your guide outside the dome's entrance and bypass the often-long queue with your skip-the-line ticket.

As you climb the 463 steps to the top of the cathedral's dome, learn about how the construction of the egg-shaped Cupola wasn't done until long after the cathedral was otherwise finished—leaving a gaping hole in the building for decades. Filippo Brunelleschi's revolutionary design for the dome within a dome is still widely revered among architects and was the largest dome in the world at the time it was completed.

From inside the dome, enjoy a wonderful view of parts of the cathedral you don't normally get to see—including Vasari's 'Last Judgement' frescoes—as well as spectacular views outside the cathedral overlooking the historic city of Florence.

Climb back down from the dome with your guide for a brief guided visit inside the cathedral itself to conclude the tour. Admire its Gothic interior, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Brunelleschi.

Please note: Most of the time on this tour is spent in the dome with a brief tour of the cathedral at the end. Your ticket allows you to stay in the cathedral after the tour concludes, and also gives you entry to the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (no skip-the-line access for those). There is no skip-the-line entry for the Duomo from November 1-March 31.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cupola del Brunelleschi
CLIMB 463 STEPS
Duration: 80 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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star-5
Excellent activity
dorsini759
, Jan 2020
Guide was great. Easy to find meeting spot. The tour and views are fabulous. Easy to use the ear piece. Would do it again. Tickets also good for a few other sites.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your 5 stars review. We are glad to know that you liked the tour and everything went smoothly as organised.
star-5
Duomo
vadjax
, Dec 2019
Well organized tour Guide was waiting for us and provide with headphones at front entrance We entered the Duomo exactly at the scheduled time Special thanks to our guide(Natalie) for wonderful tour with very interesting, detailed information about the construction of the Duomo and it's history. Definitely will recommend Viator company to my friends.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for leaving your review and 5 stars rating. Our guide Natalia is very knowledgeable and makes our tours interesting and very appreciated from our custumers. We hope you will recommend us too, the tour operator name is ACCORD.
star-5
Dome climb
BC2019LC
, Dec 2019
Climbing the duomo dome was excellent! Amazing views! Great to skip the line-our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your 5 star rating review! We are glad you enjoyed the unique view from the dome. A visit that is worth to be done even only for that. A plus with our great and knowledgeable guides!
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Fantastic!
Roam58011338279
, Nov 2019
Walking up to the top of the Duomo was tiring but completely worth it with the amount of interesting facts you got to learn with the amazing tour guide and the spectacular view at the end of the journey! Would recommend to anyone who wants to take the climb!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for leaving your 5 star review, we appreciate our customers feedback. Yes definitely the tour require several steps to be climbed, precisely 463 and it is not recommended for people suffering from heart diseases, vertigo and claustrophobia. Travelers should be willing in give it a try, the breathtaking view will repay for the effort!
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Trip to the Top
Charliev4242
, Nov 2019
The Florence Duomo is a miraculous site. A place that shouls be experienced. The trip to the Dome is pretty amazing. However, the "Skip the Line" in the title might be a little bit of a stretch. We stood in line until 2:30 for a 2:00 scheduled tour. Also, if you have a fear of heights or claustrophobia, this tour may not be for you. You also need to be prepared to climb over 400 steps to the top. It is magnificent when your there.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for leaving your review, we always appreciate our customers feedback. Yes definitely the tour is not for everybody as it is not recommended for people suffering from heart diseases/problems, vertigo and claustrophobia or other serious medical conditions Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level as yes, there is 463 steps to climb, but if you can make it you'll be definitely repaid for the effort from the breathtaking view! The waiting time unfortunately is not all in our hand as even with the skip the line included there is a priority line to stand in to access from the door with the reservation, however the waiting time is never too long. Keep in mind that the long queue to access the cathedral can easily pass the 2 hours. Only for this reason we think that the ticket with a reserved time worth the price.
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Duomo tour no show!
mendozageri
, Nov 2019
Tour guide was not found, no meeting place mentioned in booking. I made several inquiries from other tour companies, no one knew of this tour. When i called the number, yes, using phone service to make an intetnational call, not in service kept coming up. It was a disappointment. I wish there had been other details to this tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are really sorry to hear that you didn't find the meeting point, we have our assistants there for checking in the customers and they are quite visible as they wear a phosphorescent yellow vest written Accord on it. Moreover our customer service from the office is always available to help if contacted. We are not sure why you were not able to get in touch with us or Viator. Please if you can contact us by email at info@accordsolutions.it we will be happy to assist you and clarify what was the issue.
star-5
Incredible!
Rebecca S
, Nov 2019
This was definitely worth doing! However, I will say if you are claustrophobic or can't climb a lot of stairs (464 stairs) this is not for you. Our guide did take it easy on us with lots of breaks so it made it a lot easier. A beautiful view from the outside of the top of the dome and an incredible view of the interior of the dome.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for leaving your 5 star review, we appreciate our customers feedback. Yes definitely the tour is not for everybody as it is not recommended for people suffering from heart diseases/problems, vertigo and claustrophobia or other serious medical conditions Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level as yes, there is 463 steps to climb, but if you can make it you'll be definitely repaid for the effort from the breathtaking view!
star-5
Great information
Jawatina
, Nov 2019
Our guide was very nice and helpful. The wait was very short. Be aware there are lots of stairs to climb! Some areas are very narrow and confined and obviously not for those afraid of heights.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for giving 5 stars to our tour, we are proud to provide our best guides right on this tour to make it the most memorable experience! a cocktail of beauty and interesting historical information for our customers!
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Spectacular views inside and out
Travel45580997764
, Oct 2019
The view from inside and outside the Duomo Dome made the effort of climbing completely worthwhile. Our tour guide Sarah added an extra dimension of knowledge to what we were viewing and brought to life the effort involved in building and decorating this magnificent church. Do not attempt this tour if you suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia but otherwise highly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for leaving us your review,it's very much appreciated and it will be of help for other customers to make a choice of booking. We agree with you, the tour of the Duomo Dome worth the climb even only for the amazing view from the top!
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save your money
hnm134
, Oct 2019
Information about the meeting spot was vague and when we did find it, there was no one from the tour group to greet us. We arrived before our 11:15 scheduled time and the tour company didn't arrive until 11:24 (for an 11:30 start). The audio equipment was terrible and the information we did hear was uninteresting. The tour guide was pleasant though and friendly. You don't need this tour to climb the Duomo.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the headsets, some times inside the dome as walls are quite thick the signal fail, making the usage of the equipment very hard. Our assistents are usually always at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starts of the tour, their delay it's unusual but possible happened if they were kept longer from a busy previous check-in on another tour. Also bear in mind that access to the skip the line to visit the Dome it is not easy as it's a very popular tour and always full, so we think that the cost is reasonable and the money is worth to be spent.

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