Guided tour

Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

From $80.64 per person

Want to see Florence with a guide but are not keen on being herded around in a large, impersonal group? Look no further this tour is designed for the selective traveler to explore the city with a more personalized experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the outside of the Duomo complex with a guide in a small group setting
  • Learn about the incredible history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Climb up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Enjoy a typical Florentine gelato as you follow your guide around the square
Full description

Join in on this exciting adventure discovering the Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral complex. Your expert local guide will share with you the stories, legends, and secrets behind this incredible architectural monument. Enjoy a typical Florentine gelato as you stroll around the square and its monuments, like the stunning façade of Duomo. The tour then culminates with an extraordinary view from atop one of the largest Domes in the world. As you climb up the famous 463 steps enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral interior and 16th-century frescoes. The small group setting of 10 people or less allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. In a small group, you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. 

Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour with an expert guide. This includes Duomo Square with a full explanation of the Baptistery's Paradise gate, history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and climb of Brunelleschi's dome
  • Entrance tickets only for Dome
  • Reservation to climb the Dome
  • Radios and headsets to properly hear the tour guide
  • Typical Florentine icecream tasting with 2 flavors before climbing the dome
  • Souvenir of the Dome
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with epilepsy
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You will have to climb 463 steps to reach the top of the Duomo, there is no elevator
  • Please note that you must come with your knees and shoulders covered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 360 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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My partner and I were extremely impressed with the tour. The fact that we were able to climb the 436 steps to the top of the Duomo with our guide was wonderful. We learned quite a lot of the history of the cathedral and would 100% recommend to anyone looking to enjoy Florence.

September 18, 2021

In the company of the presence of an excellent guide Tiziana, she told us a little about Florence passing through the characteristic alleys and then accompanied us to the dome. Here, too, he delighted us with anecdotes about the dome, showed with his tablet an explanatory video of the methods that are supposed to have been used to build it. Really interesting all and then I very good ice cream. I recommend doing it.

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August 21, 2021

Beautiful experience, our guide Tiziana explained very well and provided a lot of information both during the walk in medieval Florence and in the climb to the dome. Entering the dome you can also quickly see the interior of the cathedral (if you take the ticket for the cathedral instead, you cannot get under the dome). Highly recommended

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August 20, 2021

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