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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Travel to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence’s most iconic attraction, with this 2.5-hour tour and skip-the-line entrance ticket. Follow your guide through the cathedral and up to the terraces for an exclusive close-up view of the dome. Explore passages closed to the public and get a magnificent look at the city skyline.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Dome, the North Terrace, and the Baptistery
  • Head inside areas of the Duomo not open to the public
  • See panoramic views of Florence from the top of Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Maximum of 16 people for a more intimate experience

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Via dei Cimatori, 9R

Return Details

Piazza di San Giovanni, Firenze FI, Italy
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What To Expect

Meet your guide near Piazza della Signoria and head over to the bustling square of the Duomo. In peak time, the entrance lines to the Florence Duomo can take over two hours, but you’ll enjoy priority access with your skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside.
Hear the fascinating history behind the dome before beginning the ascent up its 463 steps. Expect a steep climb, as the trip can take approximately 45 minutes. As you travel up, admire the frescoes from Renaissance artists like Zuccari and Vasari on the two shells of the dome.
Then, arrive at the top and enjoy the reward for all your hard work. Stroll along the cupola’s balcony to soak up 360-degree views of Florence and the Tuscan hills stretched out below. Your guide will provide insightful background on Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect behind this Renaissance masterpiece.
Before parting ways with your guide, receive tickets to the museum to continue exploring independently.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good physical condition required
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Good walking shoes required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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J
, Jan 2019

As with all of my tours through Viator, I found this one to be excellent. Francesca was very knowledgeable, friendly and a great guide.

Y
, Nov 2018

It may be not suitable for those with bad legs on a tour that goes up about 400 to 500 stairs of Duomo. Because the staircase width is narrow, because only one person can walk, we can not pass, so I think that it is necessary to understand and participate in the pleasant tour.
In the guide she was a very friendly guide and we had two boys with teenagers, but they also made a guide to make them understand better. As I could not hear the explanation of the paintings on the ceiling when I was a lot of people, I could also listen to it later. We ate gelato at a recommended shop, it was very delicious.

C
, Oct 2018

Great way to see the Duomo without all the lines. The group was a bit large for my liking. We had to wear the headphones so we could hear the guide. They weren't the best and many times you could not hear what she was talking about. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

w
, Oct 2018

Our guide for this tour was Francesca. She was very good and very thorough. The climb up all those steps was something. It is amazing how it was constructed. I was impressed with Francesca, but I was not very impressed with the Duomo. The best part was the gelato at the end. That is just an individual preference. I wouldn't have known that until I had done the tour, it is no one's fault, just one of those things.

B
, Sep 2018

Amazing tour. Our guide Valentina did a great job. The climb was worth the effort. I would do it all over again

J
, Sep 2018

Nice tour with an informative guide. Seemed a bit expensive, but skipping lines is a must in Florence.

E
, Jul 2018

I bought the ticket without really reading the description, and as it occurred it was a guided tour of the cathedral. I have to say, it was the best surprise! Our guide knew all the secrets of the cathedral. He took us to a balcony that is only accessible with the group, which was the most beautiful place. The Dome Climb is not for the weak of heart, because you will be in a narrow staircase, so very high above the ground. The tour is about 3 hours total.

f
, Jul 2018

This was very nice to see all of Florence once you made it up to the top through the long narrow staircase. Be prepared to climb up because it is a hike!

D
, Jun 2018

This was the best of the five tours I booked through Viator! Our guide Christina was very knowledeable about the Duomo and the surrounding area. She was good at making sure that all members of the tour were accounted for. We were not able to complete the entire climb to the Dome, but she gave us excellent instructions on where to meet her to complete the tour. Unfortunately, it started raining, so we didn't go back to complete it-but that wasn't the tour operator's fault. I would highly recommend this tour!

m
, May 2018

Amazing! A MUST if you're visiting Florence and can withstand a 450 step climb. The view from the top is 1000 worth it. We enjoyed the company tour itself, and loved our tour guide, Benedetta. She truly loves Florence and conveys that with her excitement and wonderful humor. The gelato at the end of this tour was also very refreshing!


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