Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

From US$ 22.14 per person

Join a tour of Florence’s Duomo with skip-the-ticket-line access and an expert guide. Learn all about the history of the cathedral and the surrounding complex.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 45 minutes - 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
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Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line to visit the marvelous Florence Duomo
  • Learn from an expert guide telling you all about the interior of the Duomo
  • Marvel at the most beautifully-decorated buildings in Florence
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Admire the immense interior of the Dome, frescoed entirely by Vasari
Full description

Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Cathedral quickly and painlessly. Cross the threshold and be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as its stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the cathedral's interior. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from a small 7th-century church to the third-largest cathedral in the world. The dome remains the largest brick dome ever constructed and the cathedral complex itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the iconic Duomo, and be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral for as long as you like.

Includes
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore guided tour
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Live tour guide

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      Meeting point

      San Giovanni Square (Cathedral Square), N.19/20, Florence. Your guide will wait for you in front of "Misericordia" Museum.

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      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Sandals or flip flops
      • Pets
      • Shorts
      • Hats
      • Smoking
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts

      Know before you go

      • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.3 /5

      based on 268 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.4/5
      • Value for money
        4/5
      • Service
        4.4/5
      • Organization
        4/5

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      guide was excellent

      October 4, 2021

      September 25, 2021

      Started off bad as could not find the guide at place indicated by GYG. There are numerous tour groups in front and we checked with all five and were not the correct ones. So contacted GYG and informed them of this; they then contacted actual tour provider whom gave different location to meet tour guide. I checked the tour guide website and they gave correct meeting point, so appears GYG doesn't have correct location. Anyway, they rescheduled us for the next day, same time, and we met at the CORRECT meeting point. The first half hour was spent getting some history, and then we had to get in the same line as everyone else. However, a tour guide representative had saved space in the line, which by that time had moved up. But we still had another 15 minutes in line. So this is clearly not a skip the line tour, which is what we thought it was when booking. Just be aware of that. Once we got inside was fine. The inside is OK, but not as spectacular as the outside for sure.

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      September 21, 2021

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      Product ID: 282057

      VA ID: 395853