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Florence: Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome Small Group Tour

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46 reviews

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Florence: Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
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Discover the Duomo of Florence with an experienced guide. Climb Brunelleschi's Dome and benefit from priority access to the Museum and Baptistery with a 72-hour ticket.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, French, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from exclusive access to the Cathedral with Brunelleschi's Pass
  • Explore the Duomo Museum and learn about Renaissance masterpieces
  • Climb Brunelleschi's dome and get unparalleled views of the city
  • Get priority access to the Baptistery and take a look at the Gates of Paradise
  • Enjoy the most famous architectural masterpieces of Florence's religious center
Full description

Explore the culture and architecture of Florence with pre-reserved tickets, visiting the highlights of the famous Cathedral Complex in one tour.

Save precious vacation time with a priority entrance to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery of St. John, and climb the top of Brunelleschi's Dome.

Focus on the historical and cultural significance of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and its complementary structures. Get priority admission to the octagonal Baptistery of St. John, renowned for its ceiling decorated with golden mosaics and its gleaming bronze doors known as the Gates of Paradise.

Gaze at the relief work on the detailed panels. You might be surprised to learn that these are not the original bronze doors–the authentic East Doors are currently on display in the Museum. Continue to the Duomo Museum to see the original doors, masterpieces like Donatello’s sculptures, and Michelangelo’s Pietà. The last stop is Brunelleschi’s Dome. Climb up the famous cupola with a priority access ticket. Admire the wonderful frescoes of the Last Judgment by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari, still among the largest in the world.

Enjoy fascinating views of Tuscany and Florence as you soak up the best experience in the city. Your Brunelleschi Pass is valid for 72-hour allowing you to enjoy all elements of the Duomo Complex.

Includes
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Cupola climb with separate entry
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Duomo Museum
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Baptistery
  • Art historian guide
  • Small group or private walking tour (depending on the option booked)
  • 72-hour Brunelleschi pass
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Lindt Chocolate Shop at Duomo Square. Your guide will have a signboard that says WalksIn Europe.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There is a climb of 463 steps to reach the dome and there is no elevator
  • Unannounced renovation work is often done during the off season
  • The Baptistery will be closed to visitors due to restoration work from the 17th of October to the 18th of December, 2022
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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I am torn about my overall rating. I want to start by saying our guide was so sweet and extremely knowledgeable. However, even though she spoke very good English, her underlying accent was so strong we had a very difficult time understanding what she was saying. We were focusing so hard on trying to understand her words, we couldn't truly comprehend all of the information she was telling us. The tour itself felt rushed. It is definitely just highlights of the Baptistery, the museum, and other features, which is fine if we were allowed to go back to the museum later but the tickets are one and done even though it says good for 72 hours. Our tour started a little after 9 (she was a little late and we had trouble w headsets); it ended at 1040. A LOT of information in a short time. We were supposed get in line for the dome climb at 11,entry at 1115. We could have had 20 more minutes with our guide. The tour felt rushed. I did like being able to climb at our own pace.

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August 7, 2022

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took the time to really answer our questions and help us better understand the history behind Florence, art and religion. She was one of the most outstanding guides we had while traveling in Italy and we highly recommend our guide. (Unfortunately, I can't remember her name.) Take this tour, it will be well worth your time.

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July 14, 2022

I was extremely excited to see the bronze doors and the duomo and the baptistery and to learn the detail and insights. I wish I knew before that most of the tour would be spent in the museum (the museum was fascinating though). She was really informative and provided some great insights. My teenagers thought the tour was really well done.

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July 3, 2022

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