Enjoy exclusive, efficiently-organized access to two significant sites in Florence with this guided small group or private tour. See Michelangelo’s statue of David and climb Brunelleschi’s dome. Head into the Accademia Gallery, enter the Cathedral, and climb the famous cupola faster with pre-reserved tickets. Expert local guides always lead tours.
Florence: Duomo Complex and Brunelleschi’s Cupola
Florence's most comprehensive tour of the Cathedral
- Adults (Ages 15 - 99 )
- Youth ( 7 - 14 )
- Children ( 3- 6 )
- Private Base price for 2 people
Must-Do Tour in Florence! All tickets are pre-reserved.
Our Duomo Complex Tour covers the most predominant monuments in the heart of Florence. It focuses on the historical and cultural significance of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and its complementary structures, all explained by an expert local guide.
Enter the Cathedral of Florence from a separate entrance for small groups. Marvel at the breathtaking art and architecture, learn about the history and significance of this iconic landmark and uncover its secrets and hidden gems alongside an expert guide.
Gain priority access to the octagonal Baptistery of St. John in Florence, renowned for its magnificent golden mosaic ceiling and striking bronze doors famously called the Gates of Paradise. Admire the intricate relief work on the decorative panels, and discover the fascinating fact that the present bronze doors are not the original ones. The genuine East Doors are exhibited in the Museum, and you’ll have the opportunity to witness them closely after your visit.
Explore the magnificent Duomo Museum in Florence, home to an impressive collection of priceless art and artifacts from the city’s rich history. With your knowledgeable guide, discover fascinating exhibits such as the original wooden scaffolding used in constructing the iconic dome, Donatello’s breathtaking sculptures, and the renowned Gates of Paradise from the Baptistery. Admire Michelangelo’s Pietà and other incredible works of art while learning about their history and significance from your expert guide. Allow the museum’s incredible masterpieces to transport you back in time to Florence’s Renaissance heyday, and discover the rich cultural heritage of this captivating city.
The last stop is Brunelleschi’s Dome. Thanks to your pre-reserved timed tickets, you will have priority access to climb the 463 steps of this famous dome. As you do so, admire the 150-foot wide arched structure above you, which was constructed 180 feet above the ground without scaffolding. Once inside, you can also take in the wonderful frescoes of The Last Judgment by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari, still among the largest fresco paintings in the world!
At the top of the Dome, enjoy breathtaking views of Tuscany and Florence as you soak up the best experience in the city.
Your Brunelleschi Pass allows you to enjoy all the elements of the Duomo Complex.
- Climbing the Dome (with pre-reserved tickets and priority access)
- Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral from a separate entrance
- St. John’s Baptistery (pre-reserved tickets)
- Duomo Museum highlights (pre-reserved tickets)
- Duomo Square
- Giotto’s Bell Tower
- Brunelleschi Pass
- Pre-reserved tickets to climb Brunelleschi’s dome
- Pre-reserved tickets to see the Duomo Museum
- Pre-reserved tickets to see St. John’s Baptistery
- Opportunity to climb Giotto’s Bell Tower to complete your experience using the Brunelleschi Pass
- A personalized and interactive experience with a small-group or private tour
- Transport to the meeting spot
- Individuals wearing sleeveless shirts and shorts or skirts above the knees are not allowed inside the Cathedral.
- Consider leaving a buffer before your next tour as, depending on the time of year, the Cupola climb may take longer than expected.
- Please be aware the Cathedral of Florence is an “operating” church, and it can be closed to visitors for any liturgical reason, even without warning(for the funeral of a Cardinal, for example).
- Entry to the Cathedral is not guaranteed as the Cathedral is a working church and hours can change without notice due to liturgical or other reasons. Our guides make every effort to enter the Cathedral with guests.
- Backpacks or large bags are not allowed
- Please note that the low season (generally November to March) is often seen as an opportunity for renovation and maintenance. Therefore, structures can be closed during this period, often without warning.
- Florence can be very warm in the summer. Please be advised that this tour includes portions that are outside and could be in the full sun. Please bring a hat, small umbrella, or sunscreen if you are sensitive to the sun.
We meet at the Lindt Chocolate Shop in Duomo Square. Your guide will have a signboard that says, “Walks In Europe.” Here is the Google Map link to the meeting point: