Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

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From US$ 14.98 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 21 times yesterday

Join a tour of Florence’s Duomo with skip-the-ticket-line access and an expert guide. Learn all about the history of the cathedral and the surrounding complex.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line to visit the marvelous Florence Duomo
  • Learn from an expert guide telling you all about the interior of the Duomo
  • Marvel at the most beautifully-decorated buildings in Florence
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Admire the immense interior of the Dome, frescoed entirely by Vasari
Full description

Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Cathedral quickly and painlessly. Cross the threshold and be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as its stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the cathedral's interior. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from a small 7th-century church to the third-largest cathedral in the world.

The dome remains the largest brick dome ever constructed and the cathedral complex itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the iconic Duomo, and be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral for as long as you like.

Includes
  • Florence Duomo Complex entry ticket
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Access to Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Access to The Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Access to Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Access to Florence Baptistery

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The representative of our Agency will meet you in front of the Lindt chocolate shop, holding up a sign with the logo of Italy Pass Tours and GetYourGuide. You need to check-in and show your voucher.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1843 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Our tour was really excellent! We spent a fair amount of time outside of the Duomo and had a very informational explanation of how it came to be. I'm so sorry I didn't catch his name. Our guide was interesting and very informed on the history of Florence and the Duomo itself. We definitely got our money's worth! Originally the tour was supposed to last an hour but went much longer because our guide was so willing to answer questions and made sure the group understood everything. We'd definitely recommend it to others. I'm so sorry I didn't catch his name.

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September 23, 2022

We had to wait for some of our group to join, we were in direct sun for quite some time as we had been asked to get there early. I think this part of the tour could have been managed better. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour itself was good.

September 21, 2022

Everything went well, thanks to the guide, we bypassed the 2 km long queue straight into the cathedral. Our guide Olga was very nice and gave us a great overview of the history of Florence and the cathedral. It's so crowded and hot in midsummer in Florence, we certainly wouldn't have gone to the cathedral without the guided tour! Any time!

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July 29, 2022

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