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  1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. The Opera del Duomo Museum

Florence Cathedral Dome Climb Tour & Self Guided City Tour

Product ID: 189852
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Climb Florence Dome without delay with an expert guide. Learn about the construction of the cupola, the history of the whole complex and, after the tour, enjoy exploring the Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Museo dell’Opera, and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover elegant Brunelleschi’s Dome without delay together with an expert guide
  • Explore Florence at your own pace with a modern Audio Guide App
  • Get 48 hours to access the other sections of the Duomo complex
Full description
The journey to the top of Brunelleschi’s cupola begins with 463 steps. Follow the narrow staircase all the way to the top. Space on the way up and down is limited, so the climb requires a reservation. On this tour, you have your reservation to climb the Duomo along with priority that lets you jump the lengthy queue. Your guide will pause at different stages as you make your way up to the top. They will share the history of the construction of the cathedral complex and stories of the sculptures and artworks hidden within. Your guided tour culminates on the top of the Duomo with stunning views of Florence.

Once your tour up the Duomo concludes, you are welcome to take as much time as you like, with your newly acquired knowledge, to explore the rest of the complex. Be sure to explore all areas including the full main body of the cathedral, the crypt, baptistry with Gates to Paradise, Museo dell’Opera, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. If there is too much to dive into all in one day, you are able to stretch your visit across two days. Once you have validated your ticket, you are free to use it over a 48-hour period.

Included in the price of the tour also a self-guided city sightseeing tour which helps you feel at home in a foreign city. Packaged in an easy to use and comprehensive app, arrive at all your bucket list destinations with ease. Let the intelligence of the app suggest the best sightseeing routes and share information about the points of interest along the way, highlighting the most popular bus, train, tram, and walking routes. Listen and learn from local experts, hear fascinating stores, hidden curiosities, and cultural insights. You can even register your points of interest with personal pins; let the app guide you to your favorite spots or help you navigate the way back to your hotel. Great for the independent-minded traveler, looking to incorporate a little exploration into their day before arriving to their Climb Florence Duomo experience.

Downloading the app takes no time, is free to install, and easily enabled with the provided QR code which activates the city sightseeing audio tour. To function, the app requires no Wifi or mobile data connection once installed, it works on a GPS system. Move around at your leisure as you listen and learn at the same time. Discover each destination in your own way and at your own pace with this smart sightseeing choice. The high-quality audio kicks in whenever you are near main sites, so you won´t miss a thing.
Includes
  • Self Guided City Sightseeing tour App access (Provided QR code)
  • Skip-the-line access (Dome, Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower)
  • All entry tickets and reservation fees for the listed locations
  • Multilingual and expert guide
  • Audio guide languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Chinese
  • Headset (Wi-Fi) hear your guide throughout the tour
  • Climb the Dome reservation
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Crypt
  • Baptistery
  • Cathedral
  • Bell tower
  • Duomo Museums
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food, liquors, beers, and bottled beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the guest relations team by the Cupola entrance in front of Arnold Coffee (the supplier office is downstairs) Piazza del Duomo, 20 RED, 50122 Florence, Italy

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Important information
Know before you go
Confirmation will be received at a time of booking
Printed or mobile voucher is accepted
Bring a valid ID
Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint. Please expect to wait 10-15 minutes to clear security
Please note, you have bring a smartphone or tablet to access the app
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 9 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.1/5
Value for money
3.5/5
Safety
4.4/5

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Product ID: 189852