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Itinerary
Meet your guide outside the dome's entrance and bypass the often-long queue with your skip-the-line ticket.

As you climb the 463 steps to the top of the cathedral's dome, learn about how the construction of the egg-shaped Cupola wasn't done until long after the cathedral was otherwise finished – leaving a gaping hole in the building for decades. Filippo Brunelleschi's revolutionary design for the dome within a dome is still widely revered among architects, and was the largest dome in the world at the time it was completed.

From inside the dome, enjoy a wonderful view of parts of the cathedral you don't normally get to see – including Vasari's 'Last Judgement' frescoes – as well as spectacular views outside the cathedral overlooking the historic city of Florence.

Climb back down from the dome with your guide for a brief guided visit inside the cathedral itself to conclude the tour. Admire its Gothic interior, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Brunelleschi.

Please note: Most of the time on this tour is spent in the dome (roughly 1 hour 15 minutes), with a 15-minute tour of the cathedral at the end. Your ticket allows you to stay in the cathedral after the tour concludes, and also gives you entry to the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (no skip-the-line access for those). There is no skip-the-line entry for the Duomo from November 1-March 31.
Locations visited
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Battistero di San Giovanni
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Overview
Get inside one of Florence's best-known buildings with this 1.5-hour skip-the-line guided tour of the Duomo, including its famous dome. Climb to the top of the Cupola to enjoy spectacular views over Florence and to see Vasari's beautiful frescoes up close.
Highlights
  • 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the cathedral and dome in Florence
  • Climb into the iconic dome of the Florence Duomo to see its amazing construction
  • See Vasari frescoes and stained glass windows up close
  • Enjoy incredible views over the city from the top of the dome
  • Get a tour of the cathedral's interior after visiting the dome
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Momma Mia!

Be well rested & refreshed for the approximate 463 steps (one way)! There is very little air flow anywhere along the hike up or down. Not good for claustrophobic individuals. The guide was very knowledge & concerned for our well being along the way.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Terrible tour!

We’ve been on many tours with groups so we realize it’s not easy to have everyone in the group see and hear what’s being talked about and pointed at however she was terrible! My husband and I ended up being at the end of the...More

1  Thank Firequeen10
Accord C, Booking departent at ACCORD Innovative Tourist Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear customoer, on behalf of ACCORD Solutions tour operator I would like to apologise for your negative experience. When there are many people joining our tours we always use headsets to prevent this kind of problems, I am sorry that yours did not work very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly recommended!

Booking, meeting arrangements all very easy and went smoothly. Natalia was organised and keen to ensure everyone had a positive experience - including ensuring that our headsets were working , keeping us moving at a steady pace at each stage of the climb and speaking...More

Thank Joanna B
Accord C, Booking department at ACCORD Innovative Tourist Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ms Joanna, on behalf of ACCORD Solutions I would like to thank you. We are very proud of our guide Natalia, she is an excellent guide and we are glad you enjoyed our experience. We hope to see you again joining our tours! Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Skip the Line for SURE!

All the other reviews are dead on; you MUST do this tour so that you don't have to stand in that line!! Great tour guide, wonderful information, amazing view from the very top! Totally worth the stair climb, and it was a haul! ;)

Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 15 July 2018
Wonderful Tour avoided the LONG lines snaking around outside the Duomo

We took this tour with Francesca who was so enthusiastic and you can tel she genuinely loved her city of Florence. She was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a unique insight to the city of Florence or the past and present. The tour company was...More

Thank mahaber
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