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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Florence Cathedral

Florence: Skip-the-Line Duomo with Private Terrace Access

Product ID: 218079
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Florence Cathedral’s iconic dome draws crowds from all corners of the world. You can skip the lines and find time and space to appreciate the magnificent dome, undisturbed by other visitors. Your ticket also covers entry to 3 nearby attractions.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
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 line to access the Florence Cathedral, with access to the terraces and dome for your group alone
  • Take a guided tour of the Duomo and Florence Cathedral
  • Ascend the iconic Brunelleschi Dome for unparalleled views over Florence
  • Receive breathtaking views from the north terraces to admire the famous Brunelleschi Dome from close up
  • Gain free access to the Duomo Museum, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry for 72 hours after your tour
Full description
Your guide will meet you in Piazza di San Giovanni, from where they will lead you past the long line towards Florence Cathedral’s beautifully symmetrical façade. Once inside, you’ll be struck by the contrast between the 44 vivid stained glass windows and the elaborate marble floors. Your guide will be an English speaker who is well versed in the history of the cathedral. They will be on-hand to point out more of the cathedral’s unique features, such as its one-handed clock and Vasari’s frescoes of the Last Judgement. You will of course see the famous dome, which was such an ambitious project that new construction techniques had to be invented to realize the architect’s vision.

When your booked time slot arrives, the cathedral’s high terraces will be cleared of all other visitors so you and your group can enjoy the unforgettable views in peace. In one direction, you’ll see the rooftops of Florence, tiled in red to match the cathedral dome. In the other, you’ll see the dome itself towering above. Finally, you’ll get to climb inside the dome for a different perspective on Vasari’s frescoes and an all-encompassing view from the very crown of the city.

The wonders don’t have to end when you return to street level. For the next 72 hours, your tour ticket provides you free entry to the Duomo Museum, Giotto’s Bell Tower, or the Baptistry.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access to the magnificent Florence Duomo
  • Exclusive access to both the Cathedral Terraces and the Brunelleschi Dome
  • Guided tour inside the cathedral and terraces, with insights from your expert local guide
  • Access to the Baptistry, the Giotto Bell Tower, and the Duomo Museum (clients can visit independently after the tour)
  • Small-group tour of 15 people or less
  • Headsets when required
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Beverage
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your meeting point is near the Cathedral in Piazza di San Giovanni, 7, just in front of the entrance to the Duomo tickets office. Your City Wonders coordinator will be wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note the climbing of the terraces and dome are not suitable if you suffer from claustrophobia, as spaces are very narrow
• The tour involves a fair amount of climbing and many stairs (there is no lift), for this reason it is unable to accommodate those with walking disabilities
• A good level of fitness is required to participate in this tour
• It is strongly suggested that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on this tour
• A special dress code is required to enter any church (knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 16 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 218079