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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Ponte Vecchio

Florence: Dome Climb & Florence City Walking Tour

Product ID: 185423
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Join a combined tour to Florence’s must-see attractions. Climb to the top of Florence's Dome on a guided tour to see the entire city from a single point and follow a walking tour to get the most out of your stay here in Florence.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Florence's most famous attractions
  • See an admirable creation of art by Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Learn from a passionate local guide who will show you the city's hidden treasures
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the city
Full description
Start with a one hour guided tour to the Cupola. The guide will talk you through the exterior view of the Cupola, but the only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps.

On your way up, discover the design of the Cupola and how it was built by Brunelleschi in 1418, find out why the corridors are so narrow, and admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9). Look down and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see the balcony started, but never finished, in 1507; hear about the fascinating story of the balcony and the unfinished eighth side from the guide.

Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, get enchanted by the panoramic view of the Florence city in front of your eyes. The guide will talk about the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer any of your questions about Duomo.

Later in the afternoon, meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start the walking tour. Receive an insight into the history of this Renaissance city and how this incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. Begin with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before heading straight to the Piazza Della Duomo.

Whilst passing the Duomo Square, the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where you will see the Sculpture of David by Michelangelo.

Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums of the world, before you reach the most famous old bridge of Florence known as Ponte Vecchio.

Your next stop is at Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace of Florence's largest architectural monuments of Filippo Brunelleschi. As you walk through the narrow roads of this ancient city with lots of hidden treasures, the guide will answer all the curious secrets of the city.

Finally, the guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers, and political figures who led to the Renaissance, before your last stop to La Strega Nocciola for a delicious gelato.
Includes
  • Entrance fees & reservations to climb Cupola
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear your guide
  • Free gelato or a bottle of water
  • Entrance Tickets to the Crypt, Baptistery, Bell tower and the Opera Duomo Museum visit on your own time
  • Guided walking tour of Florence city centre
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees to the attractions not listed above
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible and there are no elevators to climb Cupola
• This tour is not recommended for those who are unable to climb steps, pregnant women, or those suffering from vertigo, claustrophobia, back problems, or heart problems
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Pets are not allowed
• The guided tour to climb the Cupola will take around 1 hour
• The tour will be conducted in English unless specified otherwise in the tour option
• The Cupola climb tour from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM is combined with the walking tour at 3:00 PM
• The Cupola climb tour from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM is combined with the walking tour at 5:00 PM
• The walking tour at 10:00 AM is combined with the Cupola climb tour at 3:00 PM in English, 2:30 PM in Italian, 3:00 PM in Spanish, 3:30 PM in French, and 4:00 PM in German
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StarFlorence

Product ID: 185423