See two of the major sites in Florence: the David and Brunelleschi’s dome efficiently. Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to see the Accademia and climb Brunelleschi’s famous dome by joining this small-group tour with a professional local…
Duration: 3 Hours
This tour runs every day, except the first Tuesday of each month.
- Morning tour leaves at 09:00
- Afternoon tour leaves at 14:00
- Sunday tour leaves at 13:00 only
- More flexible options and hours for private tours
- We meet at the Baptistry of St. John entrance. Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe.
- Adults (Ages 10+)
- Children (Ages 3-9)
- Infants (Ages 2 and Under)
- Private Tour
Must-Do Tour in Florence!
Our Florence Duomo Complex tour covers the most predominant monument of Florence in the heart of the city and its complementing buildings in a very detailed way.
All the streets of Florence seem to lead to the Duomo – the heart and raison d’etre of this beautiful Italian city (“Duomo” in Italian means “main church”… it doesn’t mean dome, as everyone assumes). This magnificent white, pink, and green marble cathedral (the third biggest church in the world) with its famous Dome is dedicated to the Santa Maria del Fiore and is one of several must-see attractions in Florence.
Avoid the long lines queuing to enter this architectural masterpiece by joining our small-group walking tour of Florence with an expert guide.
The buildings within the pleasant historic center of Florence date back to 1296 and are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our tour of the religious Complex includes the Baptistery, the Cathedral Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Museum that houses the original artworks that enriched these buildings in the past.
Not everyone can say they have entered the Cathedral and seen Brunelleschi’s breathtaking dome up-close, but we make sure that our tours include every single important highlight. Learn how the 150-foot wide dome was constructed 180-feet above the ground without scaffolding, and see the wonderful paintings of the Last Judgment by Vasari and Zuccari. They are still among the largest fresco paintings in the world!
Following your knowledgeable local guide, you’ll get priority admission to the octagonal Baptistery, best known for its ceiling decorated by golden mosaics and its gleaming bronze doors known as the Gates of Paradise. As you join other tourists in gazing at the relief work on the detailed panels, you will no doubt be surprised to hear that these are not the original bronze doors – the authentic East Doors are actually on display in the museum.
The tour continues in the Duomo Museum, where incredible authentic masterpieces like the gates of the Baptistery, Donatello’s sculptures, and the original dome’s wooden scaffoldings are exhibited. You could spend hours wandering through the displays, but your guide will cut to the highlights such as the Michelangelo’s Pietà. You will hear why Michelangelo tried to destroy it and see tell-tale signs of the repaired damage to this world-famous sculpture.
Visiting Florence is a once-in-a-lifetime highlight for most visitors, so you won’t want to miss a thing. Our guide will make your visit memorable and interesting, combining local history, facts, and snippets with unforgettable views of the city from the Giotto’s bell tower (optional climb after the tour). All the entrance tickets are included in this outstanding Florence Duomo Complex Tour and they are valid for 72 hours.
- Climb Brunelleschi’s Dome
- Giotto’s Bell Tower
- The Baptistery of St. John
- Baptistery Doors: Gates of Paradise
- New Cathedral Museum
Pre-reserved tickets for the complimentary buildings of the CathedralPre-reserved tickets to climb Brunelleschi’s dome with your guidePre-reserved tickets to see the Duomo MuseumSmall-group tour for a personalized and interactive experience.All-inclusive ticket for the religious complex valid for 72 hours.Expert tour guides
- Transport back to the hotel
- Interior visit of the cathedral itself in high season