Dome And Cathedral Skip The Line Tour - Florence

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Enjoy our exclusive 1.5-hourdome skip-the-line tour andhave a breathtaking view of the city. Climb up to the top of the famous Cupola along with the commentary of our expert guide in order to admire the inside of the building up close, the wonderful Vasari's frescoes in particular. Last but not least, enjoy the visit of the majestic Cathedral (15 min approximately).


  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Skip the line

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Catch the opportunity to climb the 463 steps up to the top of the Cathedral and be even faster thanks to our skip the line ticket. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, the egg-shaped Dome is considered a miracle of architecture and it was the largest in the world for the period.

Inside it is totally enriched with stained-glass windows and many frescoes by Giorgio Vasari, such as the Last Judgement, and Federico Zuccari. Moreover, there is a roof lantern on the top that allows natural light to enter the structure.

You will enjoy the commentary of an expert local guide provided in English and spanish

Inclusions for Dome And Cathedral Skip The Line Tour

  • Local guide for the Dome
  • Skip the line ticket
  • Headset

Exclusions for Dome And Cathedral Skip The Line Tour

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Visitors are required to climb 463 steps. No elevator available

The climb is not advised for people suffering from heart diseases/problems, vertigo and claustrophobia

Access to the complex may be subject to changes due to extraordinary events and depending on the Museum

Rain policy: the tour may be cancelled due to rain, Alternatively, clients will be offered to join the Duomo Complex Tour on the same day at the same price

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

For children's reductions a valid I.D. is required

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • This was an interesting tour . Great guide and the time saved not waiting in line was wonderful. The climb to the top was worth the view!

  • One of the best tours we took! The guide was so informative and you just can't beat the views when you get to the top.

  • It was mass chaos at the Duomo during the Christmas break with hundreds of people in line. The lines are inevitable regardless of whether you have this tour or not. The lines are for security checks, which everyone must go through. We had a major mix up. After we found our guide, which was quite difficult with hundreds of people around, we got in the security line with her. She gave us radios and headphones, however mine had horrible sound quality, my son's didn't work at all, and it didn't really matter because the tour guide's accent was so thick that I couldn't understand her anyway. When we finally got up to the security guard the tour guide handed him a ticket for 20 people. The guard counted out 20 people and we got cut off. I'm not sure where the mix up happened, but we were not allowed in. A man in charge of the tour group agency saw what happened and pleaded with the guard to let us in, he would not. Our tour guide left with the rest of the group. The agency worked really hard to try and correct things and even offered to give us a private tour, but after an hour of standing in line, we really just wanted to see the dome and be done with it. Once we got inside, there were several more lines and it was very slow going up the stairs. It does take about and hour and a half with all the stopping. Again, this was a very busy time of year, and maybe it is not so bad in the off season. The dome is beautiful and the views from the top are stunning. It was definitely worth the headache. We have used Viator several times and this is the first time that we have encountered any problems.

  • Challenging but the view is worth the almost 500 steps. Coming down much easier. Make sure you have water on the way up.

  • A great experience which we would highly recommend. Our English speaking guide was very informative . The view from the top is breathtaking and well worth climbing the 463 steps for. My slight criticism is that, on occasion, we could not hear her commentary through our earpieces. The one thing I would say for this tour is that you must be relatively fit as it is a long and steady climb!

  • Could not always hear in the earphones or understand the English being spoken. But still was awesome and worth seeing

  • Skipping the line is a must and our Viator Guide was wonderful...once we were up top he took us aside and told us all kinds of interesting scoop on the dome and the city below. If you are claustrophobic or tire easily, best to stay on the ground and sip an iced coffee while you wait for your friends. Wish the head phones worked a little better but it seems to be the same for all tours. If you stand next to the guide it helps you to hear better.

  • The climb up and into the dome was worth the view from the top.
    I would highly recommend it.

  • Very informative guide who managed to keep us all on time and on the correct staircase as we climbed our way up the cupola.
    He has an obvious passion for history and architecture and provided a very informative commentary.

  • Duomo Dome is amazing and a must see, although the headsets were terrible on the tour as they a lot of static so we could not really hear the guide at all times.

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