Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

Florence Cathedral: Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

From US$ 21.50 per person

Admire the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with an expert guide. Skip the long lines and have more time to marvel at the Duomo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 45 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line to the Duomo of Florence and save your precious vacation time
  • Let an expert guide tell you all the secrets of the marvelous Duomo of Florence
  • Enjoy the intimacy of small group tour (max. 25 people)
Full description

Skip the long lines and enter the Cathedral. Admire the white and green marble of the Dome of Brunelleschi– an architectural marvel. Cross the threshold and you will be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as it’s stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the evocative rosette of the façade. 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 3rd largest cathedral in the world. Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the Duomo. 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 as long as you like.

Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
  • 45-minute guided tour with a small group (maximum 25 people)
  • Preferential route reserved exclusively for your group to access the area located below the Dome
  • Headphones for larger groups
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Misericordia di Firenze
  • Entrance to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Entrance to the Crypt of Santa Reparata
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Please note there is a dress code for the Cathedral. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or luggage inside the Duomo.
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
  • Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting times may be longer for access to the Duomo.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Very good in general

I had no problem finding the tour guide, and the tour started promptly. It was certainly worth paying to skip the horrendous queues. The tour guide was lovely and knew her stuff! However, the tour had been advertised as being in English, and while the commentary (in English) was very interesting, the operators had allowed a Spanish-speaking person on the tour and therefore a lot of time was wasted by everyone else having to wait while the commentary was repeated in Spanish for that one person. This lessened my overall enjoyment of the occasion.

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October 5, 2019

Our Guide was polite, fluent in english and very well aware of the history of the duomo ;) She gave us a short tour (aprox. 45-50mins) with lots of hostory and interesting facts about the city, the florentines and the duomo. Highly recommend! We had a lot of fun and the best part - you dont have to wait to enter the duomo! As we arrived at the duomo, the people waited around the whole cathedral and all over the place!

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October 2, 2021

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October 17, 2021

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