• Panoramic views of Florence, Italy's skyline as seen from the Duomo, Florence Cathedral on a sunny day

    VIP Florence
    Duomo Tour

    "Climbing to the top and seeing the beautiful city of Florence stretched
    out in front of my eyes was something that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
    "

    will s.

  • Panoramic views of Florence, Italy's skyline as seen from the Duomo, Florence Cathedral on a sunny day

    VIP Florence
    Duomo Tour

    "Climbing to the top and seeing the beautiful city of Florence stretched 
    out in front of my eyes was something that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
    "

    WILL S.

  • Panoramic views of Florence, Italy's skyline as seen from the Duomo, Florence Cathedral on a sunny day

VIP Florence Duomo Tour with Special Access to Dome and Private Rooftop Terrace

VIP Florence Duomo Tour with Special Access to Dome and Private Rooftop Terrace

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  • Skip the Line
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Special Access

VIP Florence Duomo Tour with Access to Dome and Terrace

Il Duomo, or the Dome of Florence is a must-see on any visit to the Renaissance Pearl. It's been a fixture of the Florence skyline since 1436 and you can see it from almost anywhere in the city. Join us on this tour to the very peak of Florence as we climb up tot he spectacular terraces of the cathedral without the hassle of waiting in lines.

Led by a locally licensed and English-speaking guide, our tour will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the history of Florence’s Duomo, Italy's best surviving Gothic cathedral. Your tour will bring you through the two shells that make up the dome where you can truly appreciate the work of Filippo Brunelleschi, the Renaissance architect who designed the dome. Along the way, you'll also enjoy breathtaking frescoes from Renaissance painters and stunning views of the city.

The views from the Duomo Terraces are something you won't soon forget. You'll be able to see all of Florence and in to the hills of Tuscany from the best perch in the city. Along the way, your guide will be there to answer all your questions and help with pictures as there will be plenty of photo opportunities!

  • Approximately 2.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Afternoon
    • Live Guide
    • Opera del Duomo Museum Entrance
    • Marble Repair Workshop
    • Entrance to Florence Cathedral (il Duomo)
    • Skip the Line Entrance to Brunelleschi’s Dome
    • Exclusive Rooftop Terrace Access
    • Baptistery Entrance Ticket to use at your leisure
  • Adults (age 12+) €75.00
  • The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.

  • English
    • All guests must be at least 12 years of age or older.
    • As an active place of worship, guests are required to have their shoulders and knees covered. It is sufficient to bring along a light scarf or cardigan and put them on prior to entering the holy areas. We cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
    • All guests are required to remove hats and sunglasses when inside the Duomo.
    • Bulky bags and backpacks are not allowed inside portions of this tour including the Dome. You are welcome to leave larger bags at our office where a member of our staff will keep a watchful eye over them, but please note that this tour will end at the Cathedral, which is a five minute's walk from our office.
    • It is recommended to wear flat and comfortable shoes.
    • Please note that this tour is not advised for people who have tendencies of claustrophobia or fear of heights. 

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Priority Access
  • Marble repair workshop entrance
  • Opera del Duomo museum entrance
  • Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo) with guided interior tour
  • VIP access to the interior of Brunelleschi's famous Dome (closed to the general public)
  • Special access Cathedral terrace entrance - stunning views over Florence
  • Your ticket is valid to visit the beautiful Baptistry after the tour at your leisure

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a dress code inside the Duomo?

    Yes, as an active place of worship, guests are required to have their shoulders and knees covered. It is sufficient to bring along a light scarf or cardigan and put them on prior to entering the holy areas. All guests are also required to remove hats and sunglasses when inside the Duomo.

    We cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. 

  • Expand/Collapse Can I bring my bag/backpack inside?

    Bulky bags and backpacks are not allowed inside portions of this tour including the Dome. You are welcome to leave larger bags at our office where a member of our staff will keep a watchful eye over them, but please note that this tour will end at the Cathedral, which is a five minute's walk from our office.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    We ask that all guests arrive 10-15 minutes early for the scheduled tour.


    Due to the timed nature of our special access entry, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office free of cost. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

    In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for all tours. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    All guests on this tour must be at least 12 years of age or older.

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +39 334 548 0264 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    Please contact our Private Tours team to see what options we have.

  • Expand/Collapse Can minors come on tour alone?

    For safety reasons, minors (anyone under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

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