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  3. Florence
  4. Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entry and Express Guided Tour

Product ID: 156942
Skip the long lines to the Florence Duomo and take a 30-minute guided tour of the miraculous interior. Learn how Brunelleschi built the impressive dome, see a beautiful fresco of The Last Judgement and more.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Florence Duomo
  • Learn more about the cathedral on an express guided tour
  • Get the option to stay and explore at your own pace
Full description
Skip the long lines to one of the most popular attractions in Florence and save precious time on an express guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Once inside the amazing monument - also known as the Florence Duomo - marvel at the vaulted ceilings, intricate stained-glass windows and beautiful frescos. Hear the fascinating story of the building's creation from a dedicated guide, from its origins as a 7th-century church to the impressive 89,000 square foot cathedral that stands in its place today.

Learn about the new engineering technique created by Filippo Brunelleschi to build the dome. See a stunning fresco of The Last Judgement by Vasari in the cupola. Then, get the option to stay and explore at leisure or continue out to Piazza del Duomo to admire the marbled exterior.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Florence Cathedral
  • 30-minute guided tour with a local, English-speaking guide
  • Headsets, if needed
  • Small groups of no more than 25 people
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee for the cupola
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Entry tickets to the Museo Della Misericordia, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery
  • Dome climb
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Museo della Misericordia, located in Piazza del Duomo 19/20. Your representative will be waiting for you at the top of the steps next to the Museum entrance, in front of Giotto’s bell tower, holding a ‘Florence Duomo Guided Tour – City Wonders & AFTOURS' sign.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The local tour operator is unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or with strollers or baby carriages
• Entry to the Florence Duomo may be restricted in the event of religious festivities
• Large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted in the cathedral. Only very small bags are allowed
• Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the cathedral
• You must wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees
• Dome Climb is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1023 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! We booked this tour last minute and we were so pleased that we did - it ended up being one of our favorites. With so much history, art, and detail in the church, our guide really made sure we did not miss anything!

December 3, 2019

Very informative tour. Was worth it alone to skip the giant line but also learned a lot for a relatively short tour. This tour length was perfect to get all the needed information and see everything there is to see. The tour guide spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable.

December 2, 2019

The guide lady was amazing well documented and fabulous explainer

February 22, 2020

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 156942