Guided tour

Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

Activity provider: Tours About

Florence Cathedral and The Opera del Duomo Museum: Tour with Brunelleschi's Dome

Activity provider: Tours About

From US$ 75.14 per person

Visit the Baptistery, Cathedral and Bell Tower at Florence's Duomo complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in panoramic views of the city from the Dome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There are 463 steps to the top of the Dome and the climb is very steep and narrow in some places
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
Highlights
  • Explore the Duomo complex with a guide
  • Climb up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Discover the incredible history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Admire masterworks by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Ghiberti
  • Marvel at the largest brick dome ever constructed
Full description
Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.
Includes
  • Access to Florence Duomo Complex
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Florence Baptistery
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet your coordinator in front of the Lindt Chocolate shop on the left side of the cathedral. Look for a purple flag.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 357 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.2/5
    • Organization
      3.8/5

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    May 13, 2022

    Great tour, very informative, there is really a lot to discover. Good package in terms of content to optimally grasp the connections. Highly Recommended

    February 20, 2022

    This visit was disappointing the guide had a group of 9 people including 7 Italians. The visit was in Italian and a little in French which is not pleasant for anyone and very frustrating. Understanding a little Italian the comments were much more complete than in French. To proscribe and require a group only of French. The price is way too high for this type of service we expect much better. It is unacceptable. The guide must increase her efforts tenfold and the transition from one language to another is sometimes complicated. The explanations deserve to be more detailed. That said the climb of the 460 steps to the Duomo is really worth the view at the top is sublime but too fast no time to linger. Vasari's frescoes deserve more comments. The guide in these conditions is almost useless. However, it allows us to avoid queues and to direct us to the right entrances without wasting time.

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    January 9, 2022

    Product ID: 395852

    VA ID: 395852