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Florence: Baptistery Museum and Dome Climb Small-Group Tour

Florence: Baptistery Museum and Dome Climb Small-Group Tour

From US$ 84.89 per person

See Florence without being herded in a large group. Join a guided tour designed for the selective traveler to explore the city with a personalized touch.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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
  • Admire the most important artworks preserved inside the Cathedral Museum
  • 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 12 people or less allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. Learn more and get the most out of your experience in a small group. 

  • 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 for Dome
  • Entrance ticket for Baptistery
  • Radios and headsets to properly hear the tour guide
  • Typical Florentine ice cream tasting with 2 flavors before climbing the dome
  • Souvenir of the Dome
  • Entrance tickets for Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Cathedral
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 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

• Meet in front of the Baptistery's golden gate • Look for the guide holding a blue flag with the words Florence and Global

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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 505 reviews

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Excellent guide but description of the tour can be a bit misleading. The duomo, the baptistery are described from the outside. Much of the tour is spent walking the streets of Florence. Far from being uninteresting but not in the description of the tour. I put 4 * for the guide but I would put less for the accuracy of the description of the tour.

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October 21, 2021

Rosa was a fantastic and very knowledgeable tour guide. The only reason for the 4-star review is that, like others have mentioned, the name and description of the tour are totally misleading. While the description mentions "access" to the Baptistry, the Cathedral and the Museum, we did not enter or have access to those locations. That was disappointing, as I was anticipating access to the museum. Instead, this was a one hour (ish) walking tour of Florence, where we looked at the Baptistry doors from the street, followed by the dome climb.

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October 18, 2021

Super nice and competent tour guide, small group and careful handling of older people. Climbing the dome is a bit of a hassle, but the view of the frescoes and the surrounding area of Florence is simply breathtaking. The next day reminds of it with unusual sore muscles ... this tour is definitely worthwhile!

October 3, 2021

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