Guided tour

Florence Cathedral Guided Tour

Florence Cathedral Guided Tour

From US$ 33.62 per person

On your guided tour explore Florence Cathedral. Learn the history and secrets of the cathedral and the events that lead to its construction.

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 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Learn the history and secrets of this landmark together with a local Florentine guide
Full description
Located in the heart of Florence, this stunning Cathedral is one of the most visited places in Europe and definitely a must-see during your stay in Florence. When you walk to the square, you'll find this monumental square with Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, and others, including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. With this tour, you'll have the chance to enjoy a guided tour inside the cathedral. As you explore the inside of the cathedral, your guide will show the main artworks conserved within. The construction of the Cathedral began in the 13th Century thanks to Arnolfo di Cambio and was finished later with the magnificent Dome created by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 1420s. It's a huge and massive construction. With this tour, you'll have the chance to enjoy a 1h guided tour of the Cathedral where our guide will show the main artworks still conserved inside.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Guided tour of the cathedral
  • Reserved entrance tickets with skip-the-line access
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Please meet the local partner's staff in front of the main door of the Cathedral. They'll have an iPad or a sign advertising the tour departure. Please note that from November 16, the meeting point will instead be directly in Piazza del Duomo, in front of Loggia del Bigallo Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Please remember to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as the cathedral has a strict dress code and you may be refused entry if not properly dressed
  • Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants
  • You will need to present the documents required for the Covid-19 security measures in order to participate. You will not be entitled to a refund if you don't.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    3.3/5
  • Organization
    2/5

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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

Information about the cathedral was good and detailed. However, I expected that you would come directly into the cathedral through a kind of special entrance and not have to stand in line. The waiting time was shortened by a second colleague who had already queued before the tour began. The remaining time in the queue was filled with a lot of information about the exterior and the construction of the cathedral.

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August 8, 2021

The guide that we (Carmen) was super professional, well prepared, entertaining, clarifies what was asked, very patient, for us it has an excellent rating. The tour is not only inside as we thought, it is half an hour outside while one of them queues, then we join (the queue) and it explains the history of the cathedral, the baptistery, etc, etc, inside it was more half an hour giving even the smallest detail of such a great work as the Duomo of Florence.

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June 27, 2021

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