Dan Brown 'Inferno' Tour Of Florence

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Overview

Follow the trail of Dan Brown’s 2013 ‘Inferno’ novel on a half-day walking tour, led by an expert local guide! The international bestseller, based on Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy,’ is set in Florence and several city attractions feature in the book’s mysterious plot. Hear stories of the main character, code-cracking Harvard professor Robert Langdon, and visit key sites like Palazzo Vecchio’s secret passageways and the Baptistry of Florence. If you are eager to see more, upgrade to a full-day tour and enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor, too.

Bonus ticket! Both tours also include a combination entrance ticket for independent access to several top Florence attractions after the tour: Opera del Duomo Museum, Crypt of Santa Reparata, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Meet your guide in central Florence, and then set off on your Inferno tour of the city. In tune with the order of the book, start with a stroll through Piazza della Signoria to visit Palazzo Vecchio – Florence’s impressive 14th-century city hall – and head inside to explore the secret passages and chambers that linked the building to the Vasari Corridor.

During the Renaissance days of the ruling Medici family, the passageways of Palazzo Vecchio and Vasari Corridor were used by the Grand Duke Cosimo I to avoid his Florentine foes; in Inferno, Robert Langdon and his helper, Sienna Brookes, used them to flee from chasing soldiers. Other highlights of the site include the Hall of Geographical Maps and Dante’s Death Mask, a plaster cast mask of the author's face following his death.

Leave Palazzo Vecchio and stroll through town to Florence Duomo, one of the city’s most iconic sites. In front of its main door is the Baptistery of Florence (Battistero di San Giovanni), where Dante is said to have been baptized. Step inside to see the ornate bronze Gate of Paradise that helped Langton solve a few of his mysteries.

If you have more time, upgrade to a full-day tour and follow the footsteps of Langton to the Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor. Skip past the lines outside the world-famous Renaissance art gallery and explore. After admiring famous pieces of work, by artists such as Giotto and Botticelli, head to the Vasari Corridor for a stroll. The walls of Florence’s hidden corridor are lined with one of the world's largest portrait collections, and your guide will point out highlights in between telling little-known stories about Inferno's mysterious characters.

If you selected the half-day tour, finish your tour near the start point. Alternatively, if you selected the full-day tour, finish in front of Pitti Palace. Before leaving, your guide will give you an entrance ticket to Opera del Duomo Museum, Crypt of Santa Reparata, Brunelleschi’s Dome (the top of Florence Duomo) and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Just use your ticket on the same day as your Inferno tour and explore the attractions at your own pace.

You will also receive an interesting Florence City GuideBook to give you fresh suggestions and make your stay in Florence and Tuscany even more memorable.

Inclusions for Dan Brown 'Inferno' Tour Of Florence

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee to Florence Baptistery, Duomo,Palazzo Vecchio
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor (if option selected)
  • Entrance ticket: Opera del Duomo Museum, Crypt of Santa Reparata, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • The opportunity to visit other locations of the Great Museum of Duomo Opera in the next 48h
  • Visit the locations of Dan Brown's novel and Tom Hanks' movie
  • Espresso coffee or gelato tasting
  • Florence City GuideBook

Exclusions for Dan Brown 'Inferno' Tour Of Florence

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with impaired mobility

Large bags and liquids are not allowed inside the museums

Appropriate clothing is required

Please note that due to the possibility of some of the halls of Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo or Baptistry being closed for institutional events, the itinerary of the tour may sometimes undergo some minor changes, but the quality will always be preserved

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

RAIN POLICY:

The tour runs rain or shine (but please see below).

The tour will never be cancelled due to rain. 

We will do our best to proceed with the bike tour, however, in case of heavy rain, we might decide to stop the bike tour and proceed with a walking tour instead (or just start with a walking tour if the weather does not allow to use the bikes at the time of the meeting point). Should the weather get better during the tour, we will try to get back on board, when possible.

Guest options on rainy days:

Proceed with the tour hoping for clearing weather - with the understanding that no refund or discount will be given if bikes are not ridden due to rain, or if the bike tour is abbreviated due to rain. We will do our best to get you on a bike, weather permitting.

Rain check (of the same amount clients paid) to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The Rain check is a voucher given to client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possible used in any other tour provided by our company.

Please note that clients' safety and comfort are of utmost priority, and proper rain gear is mandatory for guests choosing to "ride in the possible rain".

We ask clients to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure, to check the weather conditions and choose accordingly.

No-shows will not be refunded."

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The tour guide was sensational. It was a history lesson we will never forget as well as seeing special places from the book and movie. Recommend to everyone.

  • A very informative tour by a passionate and very knowledgeable guide, Mario.

  • I kind of did a speed reading of the book prior to the tour and I'm glad I did. It made the tour more interesting and it was great to see some of the iconic places of Florence. Eleanor, our tour guide was great.

  • We did the half-day tour. The only reason I rated the tour 4, not 5 was not the fault of our guide. Our guide was great and the tour was good but- the Italian government was having a special event in the Pallazzo Vecchio, and this greatly affected the tour. Since this was a scheduled event, it would have been nice to get an email ahead of time a day or so to give us a heads up this was going to happen. Viator as a provider should be able to do that. We could not explore the secret passageways, and could not get into the ground floor level of the large rooms b/c the event was being held there. Our guide did manage to make a great recovery, doing as much as we could there, but the entrance to the Pallazzo was closed off so we had to essentially go in the normal tour exit and do everything in reverse. It obviously caused her some difficulties with the order and flow, and so we did not get the full effect in the front end of the tour. All of the rest of the tour was fantastic. We spent a great deal of time in the baptistery and the skip the line for the clock tower and dome climbs was great. Highly recommended.

  • Our tour guide Francesca was excellent. She followed the book and the movie as she went through the tour. Also providing us with many interesting facts about Florence. It was a very good tour.

  • It was okay but there wasn't really all that much about the Inferno book.

  • My only regret was not adding on the Vasari corridor tour. Read the book, join this tour, skip the movie!

  • After spending 30 days in Europe and taking our grandson on so many tours of museums, churches, historical sites, etc., we were looking forward to this Dan Brown Tour which I booked just for him. He is a big fan of the Dan Brown movies and was looking forward to seeing all the sights associated with the movie. Our tour guide was great but the tour was not what we expected. 70 of the time was spent on Florence history and art history which he was totally bored with. 30 of the tour was spent on the Dan Brown movie. I don't think the tour description is accurate and I was very disappointed for him. This tour was 3 hours long. I would recommend looking for another tour that is one hour in length and just focuses on the movie. I would not recommend this tour if you are just looking for the Dan Brown experience. It is definitely not for teenagers who have read the books and enjoyed the movies.

  • What a fantastic half day tour. Our family of four were joined by a lovely couple from New Jersey. The six of us really enjoyed the tour. Daniella, our guide was superb. Knowlegable and patient, her English was excellent. We would highly recommend this tour!

  • Daniella is passionate about Florence and gave us facts about the city and #39;s history as we walked through stops in the movie. Highly recommend! Do get duomo tix and schedule duomo/bell tower first thing tho or they may be sold out!

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