Guided tour

Florence: Cupola Climbing & Florence City Walking Tour

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Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: Cupola Climbing & Florence City Walking Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 107.16 per person

Join a combined tour to Florence’s must-see attractions. Climb to the top of Florence's Dome on a guided tour to see the entire city from a single point and follow a walking tour to get the most out of your stay here in Florence.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Florence's most famous attractions
  • See an admirable creation of art by Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Learn from a passionate local guide who will show you the city's hidden treasures
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the city
Full description
Start with a one hour guided tour to the Cupola. The guide will talk you through the exterior view of the Cupola, 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. On your way up, discover the design of the Cupola and how it was 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). Look down and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see the balcony started, but never finished, in 1507; hear about the fascinating story of the balcony and the unfinished eighth side from the guide. Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, get enchanted by the panoramic view of the Florence city in front of your eyes. The guide will talk about the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer any of your questions about Duomo. Later in the afternoon, meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start the walking tour. Receive an insight into the history of this Renaissance city and how this incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. Begin with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before heading straight to the Piazza Della Duomo. Whilst passing the Duomo Square, the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where you will see the Sculpture of David by Michelangelo. Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums of the world, before you reach the most famous old bridge of Florence known as Ponte Vecchio. Your next stop is at Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace of Florence's largest architectural monuments of Filippo Brunelleschi. As you walk through the narrow roads of this ancient city with lots of hidden treasures, the guide will answer all the curious secrets of the city. Finally, the guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers, and political figures who led to the Renaissance, before your last stop to La Strega Nocciola for a delicious gelato.
Includes
  • Entrance Ticket with reservation to the Cupola
  • Entrance ticket to visit Baptistery, Bell Tower, Cathedral & Museum of Florence Duomo
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Guided city walking tour
  • Free Gelato
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour to Crypt, Baptistery, Bell Tower, Cathedral & Museum of Florence Duomo
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions of the walking tour
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  •  Not wheelchair or stollers accessible
  •  No elevators or pets allowed
  •  Walking Tour is subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  •  Please refer to the correct meeting point which is displayed at the time of reservation.
  •  Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  •  Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  •  There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  •  The customers choosing the Cupola Climbing guided tour at 09.00am or 11.15am joins the walking tour at 15.00pm.
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The hard work to get to the top is worth the reward. Stunning views, and and an upclose view of the frescoes. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Florence.

August 21, 2021

September 4, 2021

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Our walking tour was pretty disappointing, whilst we seen the "tourist locations", it was very hard to understand the Italian guide Ivan, given we registered as English speaking tourists. What was more disappointing was that when we spoke about our scheduled walk up the Duomo at 5.15pm, we felt at the time that Ivan whilst acknowledging our time, appeared quite hesitant, even suggesting we do the tour the following day. We informed Ivan that we were keen to do our tour as scheduled as we had arrangements the following day. It wasn't until later in the afternoon that things came to light, when I received a call to say our climb was cancelled. No reason given, but very apologetic, a refund offered. I indicated to the company representative, that I chose GetYourGuide because of the climb and that we had come from Australia and it was our desire to do the climb. Regardless of my all but pleading to do the walk it fell on deaf ears. Am I pissed about the cancellation, you bet I am!!!!

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June 17, 2022

Product ID: 185423