Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Tour with Cathedral Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome

Florence Cathedral: Tour with Cathedral Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome

From US$ 78.18 per person

Take a guided tour of the Florence Cathedral. Climb up to the Duomo terraces and Brunelleschi's magnificent Dome to admire the sweeping views over Florence.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome and the climb is very steep and narrow in some places
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Gain quick entrance to the Duomo and climb to the top
  • Discover the magnificence of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Admire the beautiful view over Florence from the Duomo's terrace
  • Hear about Brunelleschi's techniques
  • Learn all the secrets of the complex from your guide
Full description

Explore the marvels of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence with an expert guide. Learn about the cathedral's construction and artworks, and admire breathtaking views over the city from Brunelleschi's Dome.

Begin with a guided visit of the interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Avoid wasting time waiting in the ticket line and enter the Duomo accompanied by a licensed guide. After your quick entry, discover the superb works of art preserved inside the cathedral. 

Then, enjoy the chance to go to one of the cathedral's exclusive terraces, where you can take in the magnificent scenery surrounding you, dominated by the amazing Brunelleschi's Dome. Find out about the techniques Brunelleschi used to create this architectural wonder.

Without any additional waiting in line, climb even higher up to the magnificent Dome to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of Florence.

  • Access to Florence Duomo Complex
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Caf Tour & Travel Agency, the local partner’s office. Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 217 reviews

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    I loved the tour of the dome and learning information about the construction and history of it, as well as about Florence. I think some of us lost track of the host at the top but we all made it down eventually. It was very nice to learn about the architecture and methods of construction in addition to the history.

    July 3, 2022

    Extraordinary tour both in terms of history and landscapes. We were guided by the talented Elena who, in perfect English, guided us through the beauties of the Church of S. Maria del Fiore and illustrated the wonderful panorama that we could admire at the end of the 463 steps to get to the dome. Experience to do !!!

    January 3, 2022

    Excellent tour!

    I had a very nice tour guide, Christina, she is very passionate and knowledgeable about the art and buildings we saw! The tour gives a quick but thorough view of most of Firenzes il Duomo highlights. The view from Brunelleschi's dome is the best you can get! With the ticket you can later on visit the baptistry and Giotto tower on your own (within 72 hours). I always love guided tours, you get more info than the standardized travel books give, or description panels in front of the object. Christina was fond of telling some interesting curiosities along the way, which was great! Would highly recommend!

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    May 29, 2019

    Product ID: 395855

    VA ID: 395855