Duomo Complex Guided Tour - Florence

34 Reviews 4 Write a Review
From USD 46.69
Check Availability

Tour Information

Tour Details

Overview

Embark on an unique experience and skip the line at Florence’s Duomo complex and enter this historic area with your licensed guide. You’ll tour the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Cathedral Museum. See the exterior of Giotto’s Bell Tower and climb to the top on your own at your own leisure (no skip the line). Make the best of your stay while in Florence.
Read More

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Skip the line
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Read More

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at Florence Cathedral to begin your comprehensive tour of the Duomo complex, located at the heart of Florence's UNESCO World Heritage–listed historical center and dominated by its massive dome (cupola) designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Admire the architecture and design of the Cathedral, known for its pink and green marble façade, and the Baptistery, where your guide shows you the remains of a Roman temple dedicated to Mars, the god of war. Then head to the Museo dell'Opera, home to works of art by Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, and Michelangelo.

At the end of your tour, your are free to climb up Giotto’s Campanile at your leisure and on your own, if you wish. 

Please note: Starting November 1, 2016, if you wish to climb the dome, as well, you must book your entrance at the ticket office of the Opera del Duomo. Beginning April 2017, the skip the line to the Cathedral is not guaranteed.
Read More

Inclusions for Duomo Complex Guided Tour

  • Entrance fee
  • Skip-the-line to Opera Museum (it is no longer possible to skip the line for the Cathedral)
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry to climb the bell tower on your own after the tour (no skip the line)
Read More

Exclusions for Duomo Complex Guided Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line access to the Cathedral and the Baptistry 
  • Brunelleschi's Dome
Read More

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select 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

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

If you wish to climb Brunelleschi's Dome after your tour, it is mandatory to book it; you may reserve entrance for the dome at the ticket office of the Opera del Duomo

IMPORTANT: Every first Tuesday of the month, the museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to the Santa Reparata crypt

Skip-the-line access may not be guaranteed for reasons outside the tour operator's control and depending on the Opera del Duomo

Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour

Read More
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.
Reviews

Write A Review

34 reviews by the users

  • Wonderful Duomo complex tour, guide was very informative.

  • This tour was disappointing for several reasons. We were told to be 15 minutes early to meet our guide, but she was a half hour late so we wandered through the crowds and worried until she finally showed up. Then the tour felt rushed because she was running late and had another tour to get to. Too, I was most interested in the dome itself and we weren't allowed close enough to see it. Had I known we would not be allowed to gaze into the dome I would not have purchased 4 tickets for the family. One positive was our guide. She was knowledgeable and apologetic about our experience.

  • Very good tour! The lines were long in August, but we did not have to wait. We got excellent information in the Duomo, Baptistry, and the Duomo museum. Although the guide's accent was a little difficult to understand, I recommend this tour.

  • Excellent tour - a little too crowded but worked through the crowds - fascinating details about all aspects of the Complex.

  • This was a good tour - BUT - we paid for skip the line - and the Duomo no longer has skip the lines - so we waited 35 minutes for the tour to start only to wait 35 more minutes for the lines. It moved but that part was a waste of and time. the guiding was good.

  • It was a great guided tour overall and worth it to skip the really long line to enter the Duomo.
    The museum was closed at the time that we were supposed to enter so, our tour guide discussed the exterior.
    Some time later, 30 minutes? the museum did open and we were able to finish the tour inside, however, our time inside was cut short.
    We did have to wait in a long line to see the bell tower, and that was expected.
    The entire complex is fabulous and worth spending much time there.

  • Misleading...The whole group was under the impression that we get to clime the dome..WRONG. The tickets to clime the dome is included BUT we had to make our own reservation to clime the dome, which we were never told and they were booked the day of our tour.

  • Not sure I would recommend this tour for the money. We couldn't get tickets to climb the duomo sold out- even though we paid for them on the only day we were there to see the complex. The tour company did get us tickets for the next day, but we were already going to be gone. Very dissapointing. Also, this is not a skip the line for either the group tour entrance or for climbing the bell tower. We waited in line for both.

  • This place is amazing! Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. She also made sure that all the people in her group were able to stay together. The only problem we had was that on the day we went it was raining and the organization of gathering the tour groups together was very chaotic because everyone was huddling under umbrellas and under overhangs instead of the open square. I would recommend this tour.

  • Great tour of Duomo including the Baptistery and the museum. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The tour could be longer to allow for more in-depth exploration.

  • Show More
USD 38.38