Guided tour

Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

From US$ 81.27 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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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. Learn more and get the most out of your experience in a small group. 

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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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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 450 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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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

Our tourguide was Rosa, she could tell us about every single spot in Florence we passed. Her 'little secrets of Florence' made the trip magnificent! The tour starts off outside on Piazza della Signoria, and you are guided through the city before entering Duomo. Lets not forget the complementary icecream stop right before the climb, to get some sugar into everyone. The "skip the line" is so worth it, because the line to enter the main enterance loops twice around Duomo and we just had to wait for a few minutes to be let in on the side. Don't forget to bring your Green Pass and have it ready before entering Duomo. After entering Duomo you get a stunning glance at the kathedreal just before climbing a windy staircase which leads to an magneficent birds eye view of the kathedral. Imagine with me the final few steps (463 total) to the top and being able to see all of Florence. Unforgettable. If you ever visit Florence, please do yourself the favour of taking this tour. Poland/Holand

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September 25, 2021

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