Florence Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome Small Group Tour

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Florence Duomo Complex Small Group Tour

From $85.49

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Offered in: English


Maximize time at the Florence Duomo complex with a professional guide during this small-group tour. Explore the complimentary areas of the legendary complex with pre-reserved tickets. Learn about the architecture, artwork, and mosaics of this church in Florence. See its famous dome designed by Brunelleschi. Continue the tour with a visit to the Museum of Opera and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
  • Discover architectural landmarks in Florence during a small-group tour
  • Pre-reserved tickets ensure entrance to the Duomo complex on your chosen day
  • Hear stories about how the church’s famous Dome was constructed
  • Visit Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Museum of Opera

What's Included

  • Pre-reserved tickets to climb Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Small group tour for a personalized and interactive experience
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Baptistery
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Museum of the Duomo
  • Brunelleschi Pass: access to all of the sites.
  • Access to the famous Cathedral of Florence with Brunelleschi Pass
  • Transport to the meeting spot

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Lindt Chocolate Shop Firenze Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 15R, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

    We meet at the front door of the Lindt Chocolate Shop in Piazza Duomo (Duomo Square). Your guide will have a sign that says, "Walks In Europe."

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Piazza del Duomo

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Baptistery of St. John

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Opera del Duomo Museum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Brunelleschi's dome

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Giotto's Bell Tower

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The Cathedral of Florence is an “operating” church that can be closed to visitors for any liturgical reason, even without warning (for the funeral of a Cardinal, for example)
  • Consider leaving a buffer before your next tour as the Cupola climb may take longer than expected
  • Please be aware that the off season is an opportunity for restoration work, often unannounced.
  • Visitors are advised that the Baptistery is undergoing restoration of the mosaics of the vault. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Entry to the Cathedral is not guaranteed as the Cathedral is a working church and hours can change without notice due to liturgical or other reasons. Our guides make every effort to enter the Cathedral with guests.
  • Backpacks or large bags are not allowed
  • Florence can be very warm in the summer. Please be advised that this tour includes portions that are outside and could be in the full sun. Please bring a hat, small umbrella, or sunscreen if you are sensitive to the sun.
  • There are 463 steps to climb the dome at the end of the tour (and no elevator).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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73 reviews
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Great guide, great tour
Sergio_G, Sep 2023
This was an amazing hour, regardless of the physical demands to climb the Duomo and the heat of the day, me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed it. Marco was an incredible guide, very knowledgeable, friendly, and has a way of explaining things that I think is very engaging. Grazie Marco!
Excellence experience
Melissa_B, Sep 2023
Wonderful tour! The guide spoke excellent English and was well versed in all aspects of the history and culture surrounding the Duomo, museum and baptistery. She was great at answering the many questions we had while keeping the group on time. Climbing the Duomo was steep but had fantastic views.
Guide was excellent!
Jude_D, Sep 2023
We really enjoyed the experience of having a guide to highlight the important parts as well as give history.
This is a must do tour to el Duomo
Gloria_D, Sep 2023
Anastasia (our guide) was incredible, always making sure we were taken care of, waiting for everyone, answering questions and giving us tips along the way. The cue to climb the Duomo was shirt and our guide gave us a pep talk before climbing the 453 steps to top of Duomo (which we needed) and even along the way we stop and she gave us tips of the construction. It was an incredible trip, being a small group helped tremendously. Even on top, she explained all the big points of the amazing view. So far the best tour we had, this is a must do. Thanks Anastasia.
Engaging and informative tour
Sandeep_P, Sep 2023
Our guide was really knowledgeable snd engaging. The tour was really well organised. The walk up to the dome was worth it- fantastic views
Great tour, recommended!
Jason_F, Sep 2023
Great tour of the church, museum, and dome. Marco was a very a knowledgeable guide, and gave us lots of great history. Worth doing this to avoid the long line for tickets. Recommend doing this in the morning. Tickets are good for 3 days so plenty of time to explore more after lunch and later days.
Kristin_M, Sep 2023
We had a Great guide. The tour itself was interesting and engaging. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits Florence.
Terrific guide
Brent_B, Aug 2023
Leonardo was terrific! We learned so much from him. He is well informed and answered every question posed to him. He has a friendly, magnetic personality and we highly recommend him.
Duomo is gorgeous
Swati_M, Aug 2023
Great tour. Our guide, Leonardo, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Seeing the inside the Duomo and the Baptisary was amazing. Leonardo did a great job of telling us the history of everything. We liked that the group was small also. At the end of the tour we were advised we could climb to the top of the dome with out ticket. My husband and I elected not to go ....it was 103 degrees that day. The ticket we get with this tour is good for 3 days, which is a great value if you want to come back on another day. I highly recommend the tour.
Excellent Tour of the Duomo & Dome
Martin_A, Aug 2023
The guide we had yesterday was exellent. She was really knowledgeable about the Duomo and the history of Florence and made the whole tour interesting, with a lot of good humour. The Duomo is a must visit site and the climb up Brunelleschi's Dome a real highlight. Grazie mille.
Our guide was excellent...
Sonia_Z, Aug 2023
Our guide was excellent and incredibly knowledgeable. The tour information enhanced the experience. Florence is a historical treasure!
Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about history! He was great!
Edgar_R, Jul 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about history. You could tell our guide loved his job! -----------------------------------------
Nice tour. Beautiful...
Dawn_W, Jul 2023
Nice tour. Beautiful building. My favorite part of Florence. A must do. Nice views from the top of the dome.
Tour description not accurate. Guide good
bernadette_m, Jul 2023
Museum tour took longer than expected, planned on church at scheduled time. Rest of day schedule was thrown off by several hours due to misrepresentation of tour description
Laura was amazing! She...
Maria_P, Jul 2023
Laura was amazing! She did a wonderful job explaining t her museum de la opera! She was very thorough and informative! She was very patient and caring!
Florence with Chiara.
Richard_S, Jul 2023
Chiara was excellent. She used her local knowledge to reduce our wait times and maximize our time at each museum and building we visited. We enjoyed the details she offered and she made the time to answer all of our questions. Highly recommend this small group tour!
Great tour
cmzr4j9nmh, Jul 2023
Leonardo, our guide was very knowledgeable and gave insight into the personalities and characters of those involved in creating the art and the city, bringing them to life.
Highly recommended
ajmcurry, Jul 2023
It was a very good tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and very informative. Highly recommend booking this tour
Fortune & Fiori in Florence
Sonja_T, Jul 2023
Leonardo Meier, our tour guide's knowledge and passion for the history of Florence was fascinating. I have learned so much about the relevance of the Roman Empire, the church, the Medici family and the universal age old fact that money and power drives economies and wars. Regardless of the grim parts of history, I enjoyed the art, music and splendour that is Firenze!
Very impressive
Laura_S, Jul 2023
Leonardo was the best tour guide! Such knowledge and passion for what he does. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and history lesson.

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