Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

Florence: Duomo Small Group Tour with Dome Climb

From US$ 83.23 per person

Want to see Florence with a guide but are not keen on being herded around in a large, impersonal group? Look no further this tour is designed for the selective traveler to explore the city with a more personalized experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private or small groups available
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Duomo complex with a guide in a small group setting
  • Admire masterworks by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Ghiberti in the Cathedral Museum
  • Discover the incredible history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Climb up to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Enjoy a typical Florentine gelato
Full description
Join in on this exciting adventure discovering the Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral complex. Your expert local guide will share with you the stories, legends, and the secrets behind this incredible architectural monument with a small intimate group (12 people max). Admire the most important artworks preserved inside the Cathedral Museum, such as Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise and Michelangelo’s Pietà, on a guided tour of the collection. Then enjoy a taste of typical Florentine gelato as you stroll around the square and its monuments, like the stunning façade of Duomo. The tour then culminates with an extraordinary view from atop one of the largest Domes in the world. As you climb up the famous 463 steps enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral interior and 16th-century frescoes. The small group setting of 10 people or less allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. In a small group, you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. 
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour with an expert guide. This includes Duomo Square with a full explanation of the Baptistery's Paradise gate, history of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and climb of Brunelleschi's dome
  • Entrance tickets only for Dome
  • Reservation to climb the Dome
  • Radios and headsets to properly hear the tour guide
  • Typical Florentine icecream tasting with 2 flavors before climbing the dome
  • Souvenir of the Dome
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with epilepsy
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You will have to climb 463 steps to reach the top of the Duomo, there is no elevator
  • Please note that you must come with your knees and shoulders covered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
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Leonardo, yes Leonardo, was knowledgable and friendly. The explanation for the construction of the dome and history of the Duomo were thorough. Views from the top are not to be missed. Leonardo provided excellent suggestions for other don't miss sites, particularly the Duomo museum which is right on the square near the Duomo, contains many of the original works from the structure including one of Michaelangelo's Pietas, and does a great job of explaining the history of the Duomo.

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November 10, 2019

This was one of THE BEST tours we have ever been on. Our guide was passionate, extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience so amazing. The walk up was a hike but worth the effort. Views and history of the architecture were so unique and worth every 462 steps! Great job

September 23, 2019

This visit to the Duomo and climb to the Dome is perfect. In addition a Gelato awaits us at the end !!! The guide shows us the most important with excellent information. We understand his French very well. Surprise, the ticket is good 72 hours for the 3 sites !! There are 2-3 steps during the ascent which facilitates the climb! Tip: I like to have my own headphones for guided tours because they are not always perfect or give only one earpiece!

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September 11, 2019

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