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Florence VIP Cathedral, Museum and Rooftop Dome Tour with Private Terrace

Approximately 3 hours

From €94

A view of the Florence duomo from the street
A family poses for a photo on top of the Florence Cathedral
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A view of the city of Florence from above
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A view of Tuscany in the distance from the Florence Duomo
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A group walks around the edge of the interior dome inside the Florence cathedral
A bird's eye view of the city of Florence and Tuscany
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A couple poses for a photo on top of the Florence Cathedral
A young boy looks through a viewfinder out over the city of Florence
A view over the city of Florence

Overview

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 to the spectacular dome of the cathedral without the hassle of waiting in lines.

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Live professionally licenses tour guide
  • Skip the line entrance to Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Short guided tour of the cathedral museum
  • Headsets
Good to Know
  • All guests must be at least 7 years of age or older to participate.
  • 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.

Highlights

A view of the interior of the dome inside the Florence Cathedral
1Priority Access to Florence's iconic Cathedral Dome
The interior of the Florence Duomo
2Guided tour of the interior of the gorgeous landmark Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo)
A group walks around the edge of the interior dome inside the Florence cathedral
3Special VIP access to the interior of Brunelleschi's famous Dome, which is closed to the general public
A father and his children look over the railing from the top of the Florence Cathedral
4Experience stunning views over Florence from our special access to the Cathedral terraces
A guided tour of the inside of the Florence Cathedral
5A short guided tour of the Cathedral Museum
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6Ticket valid for the beautiful Baptistry of Florence (self guided)

Meeting Point

The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.  Please be advised that there is not great mobile phone reception in and around our office, so screenshots of the walking directions can be helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Duomo Specific Questions

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.

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.

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour meeting point?

The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.  Please be advised that there is not great mobile phone reception in and around our office, so screenshots of the walking directions can be helpful.

How long before my tour should I arrive?

The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.

What is your cancellation policy?

Activities including tickets or special entrances, such as this one, may only be rescheduled for free up to 72 hours in advance. These activities are also only refundable more than 72 hours in advance of the activity start time. Within 72 hours, we will only be able to issue a partial refund or future credit.

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What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office. 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.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

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.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

All guests must be at least 7 years of age or older to participate.

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.

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.

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. Please note all guests must be at least 7 years of age or older to participate.

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