Guided tour

Florence: Dome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Florence: Dome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence with a local guide. Climb the 463 steps up to the top of the Cupola for panoramic views of Florence.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Dome and enjoy a guided tour
  • Climb the 463 steps to reach the top of the Dome
  • Admire impressive views of Florence from high above
Full description
Climb to the top of Florence’s Dome with your expert local guide. Skip the lines waiting to enter and enjoy an exclusive 1.2-hour guided tour. Brunelleschi’s Dome, with its egg-shaped architecture, was the largest such structure in the world in its time. On your visit to the Dome’s interior you’ll have the opportunity to see the many frescoes and stained-glass windows. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment. Climb the 463 steps to the top and enjoy impressive views of Florence.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Dome
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • 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 for children

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Visitors will need to climb 463 steps
  • No elevators are available
  • The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo, or claustrophobia
  • The times of access to the monuments are subject to change due to extraordinary events and depend on the Opera del Duomo schedule
  • The tour could be canceled due to rain
  • If a tour is conducted in 2 languages the duration will be 1 hour 45 minutes
  • A dress code is in place. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered (both men and women). You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 784 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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My guide was Maria Cristina and I thought she was great! The tour was presented in English and Italian and it was great listening to both renditions even though my Italian skillz are lacking. Maria was super knowledgeable and somehow didn’t lose her breath whilst climbing up and up and up. Also patient with me being the slowest member of the tour. The hike up is a bit of an adventure with steep steps and confined spaces. There’s even a feature up top that is almost like the cables at half dome in Yosemite . The view of the city from up to made it all worth it. All in all, great experience!

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December 7, 2021

Recommended visit for those who are fit enough to climb that many steps, although as you are making stops at the end it does not seem so much. The girl who accompanied us is a very nice guide. The breathtaking views from above and seeing the inside of the dome from above with all its spectacular paintings.

August 2, 2021

Excellent! We were 22 minutes late ue to a train delay and our guide sweet talked the security to let us in anyways, and then she ensured we made it all the way to the top! I really appreciated the extra effort and the knowledge she provided. She even took great photos of us as well!

September 22, 2020

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