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Florence Cathedral Guided Tour with Optional Dome Climb

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Explore Florence Cathedral with optional Dome access and learn about its fascinating architecture from a local guide in your preferred language.

Highlights

  • Explore Florence's Cathedral Square with a guided tour, gaining expert insights on the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Opera Museum.

  • In the language of your choice, delve into the marble façade and ornate frescoes of Florence Cathedral.

  • After your tour, get the freedom to self-explore, and even climb Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's Bell Tower if you choose the right ticket option.

  • Fun fact: Beneath the Dome, you will find a stunning Italian Renaissance fresco by Giorgio Vasari, The Last Judgment.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Florence Cathedral Complex

  • Expert English, Italian Spanish or French-speaking guide (as per option selected)

  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery

  • Entry to Santa Reparata (optional)

  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

  • Guided walking tour in Florence (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Secret Terrace

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Canada and over 39 countries have loved this experience
David Leone

David

4/5

Jun, 2024

The sights werer beautiful, our tour guide was great and funny. Got through the lines quickly. What I did not like was the ticket buying process was misleading,and other on our tour felt mislead too. It should be extremely cleart that you cannot get into the main dome. Instead it appears as a side note and that is very misleading. It make you look for another company next time. Especially considering th the dome itself is mentioned severl times, it is clear that it is intended to be hidde that it is not included.
Alicia Pritchard

Alicia

4/5

Jun, 2024

Exhilarating climb! We loved it! The tour guide was pleasant and added more than necessary information. Just being able to get in quickly was worth the cost of the tour.
Nicholas Steven Wallace

Nicholas

4/5

Jun, 2024

Finding the meeting point was simple with the great directions provided prior to the tour. The experience itself was great - skipping the line to access the site and doing the dome climb! There was some confusion between the coordinator and our actual tour guide at the beginning, but everything was sorted out after several minutes standing around waiting for them to figure it out, but otherwise everything went great.
Huy Dinh Trinh

Huy

5/5

Jun, 2024

Clear instructions how to meet the staff. Short but instructive tour before the main crowd. Climbing the dome is worthy.
Petteri Uoti

Petteri

5/5

Jun, 2024

The guide Julia was very good indeed. She was not only knowledgeable but also had a very pedagogic way to present things in a form interesting to us. Lost of stories and examples. Quite rapid speaker, but the pronounciation was so clear it did not trouble us.

Faith, history, art

The Duomo Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a unique and rich blend of faith, history, and art. Explore the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most ancient churches in Florence. Dive into the knowledge of the expert guide to discover what makes this place so inimitable and unique.

Climbing the Cupola

At the end of the tour, your guide will lead you to the entrance of the Cupola. From here, you can climb to the top and discover it at your leisure. Halfway through your journey to the top, you will get to see the magnificent arched fresco of The Last Judgement by Giorgio Vasari. The vivid imagery replete with realism will not fail to leave a mark on you. The end of your journey will be rewarded by the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Florence.

What to bring

  • Note that the climb to the top of the Cupola takes 463 steps with no elevator access. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

What's not allowed

  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography is a no-go inside the venue.

  • Leave your luggage behind. Entrance to the Museum may be denied to visitors carrying rucksacks and large backpacks.

Accessibility

  • This Florence Cathedral complex is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Dome climb is not recommended for people with vertigo or heart conditions.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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