Guided tour

Florence: Cupola Climb Tour with Duomo Complex Entry Tickets

Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: Cupola Climb Tour with Duomo Complex Entry Tickets

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 67.03 per person

See the entire city from a single point by climbing to the top of Florence's Dome. Join a guided tour with local expert guides to discover the structure's full history.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the city
  • Climb to the top of the Cupola, the highest point in Florence
  • See an admirable creation of art by Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Indulge your sweet tooth with an optional gelato tasting
Full description

The exterior view of the Cupola is a showstopper, but the only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps. Discover how the Cupola was designed and built by Brunelleschi in 1418. Find out why the corridors are so narrow, and admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) on your way up.

Look down and on the base, just above the drum, see the balcony started, but never finished, in 1507. Hear about the fascinating story of the balcony and the unfinished eighth side from your guide. Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, you will be enchanted by the panoramic view of the Florence city in front of your eyes. Add to your experience by selecting one of the options that includes a gelato tasting after your Cupola tour.

Listen to the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer any of your questions regarding Duomo.

Includes
  • Certified local guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Brunelleschi's Dome entry ticket and reservation
  • Brunelleschi's Dome tour and climb
  • Crypt of Santa Reparata entry
  • Florence Baptistery entry
  • Giotto's Bell Tower entry
  • Opera del Duomo Museum entry
  • Italian gelato tasting (if option selected)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Tour of the baptistery, bell tower, cathedral, or museum
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • There are no elevators on the tour
  • You do not need a ticket to visit Florence Cathedral. You can enter it at any time before or after this tour
  • After first validation, your Florence Duomo Complex ticket is valid for 72 hours. You can visit the locations included in your ticket on your own time (Crypt of Santa Reparata, Florence Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Opera del Duomo Museum)
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the minimum requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour date or a full refund
  • The gelato tasting voucher is collected at the meeting point and you can use it at any time after your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 550 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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We knew we would enjoy this tour, but we really enjoyed it quite a bit more than we expected. Our guide, Jacho, was amazing. He was full of interesting information and kept us in the know about everything we were going to experience along the way. The climb was exhilarating and a lot less daunting than we thought. There are several breaks along the way that make it much more tolerable than we expected. The view from the top is the dome is so worth the climb! Highly recommended!

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January 30, 2023

This experience was phenomenal, and our guide Hillary (not sure if that’s how it’s spelled, forgive me) was fantastic! I can’t speak for the group tours, but the private tour with our guide was very engaging and informative. As a Florence native, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and context of the structure. During the climb up we learned many fascinating facts about the cathedral and the cathedral’s dome. And of course once you get to the top you get to experience beautiful panoramic views of the city.

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January 26, 2023

The experience was just as described, and very good. Several people turned up late and didn't understand the nature of the tour, causing a delay but our guide was very professional with them and later thanked the rest of us for our patience. The frescoes inside were explained very well, and we had a good amount of time up on the cupola terrace. I found I could not always hear the sound through the earpiece as we climbed up and down the staircase but that may have been due to the stone structure.

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January 12, 2023

Product ID: 175803