Florence

Skip the line Florence Tour: Accademia, Duomo Climb and Cathedral

Badge of ExcellenceFirenze, Italy
Florence In A Day David and Duomo Only

From $107.13

Price varies by group size

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

Overview

Florence is like an open-air museum, and it can be hard to know where to start. Prioritize your time with this combo tour of two must-see artistic treasures. See one of the world’s most recognizable statues with an express visit to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David,’ and then climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s famous Duomo that caps the Florence Cathedral. Learn the background of each masterpiece, and save precious vacation time with skip-the-line entry at both attractions.
  • See two essential Florence landmarks in one morning or afternoon
  • Visit the renowned Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's original 'David' statue up close
  • Climb the Duomo and bell tower of the Florence Cathedral for panoramic views
  • Avoid long waits at these popular attractions with skip-the-line access

What's Included

  • Pre-reserved tickets for the climb up to the dome of the cathedral
  • Enter the Cathedral from a separate entrance for small groups (see restrictions)
  • Pre-reserved tickets to see statue of David at the Accademia
  • Expert local guides
  • Brunelleschi’s Pass giving access for the Duomo Complex and the Cathedral
  • Headsets to hear the guide better
  • Small-group tour for a more personalised and interactive experience
  • Transport to the meeting spot

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Ricasoli, 58
    Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    We meet at the front gate of the Accademia ( Galleria Dell'Accademia ). Your guide will have a sign that says Walks In Europe

End point

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    We finish the tour at Piazza del Duomo where the cathedral is.

What To Expect

Galleria dell'Accademia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Piazza del Duomo (Pass By)

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Baptistery of St. John

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Brunelleschi's dome

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Giotto's Bell Tower

10 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
  • Individuals wearing sleeveless shirts and shorts above knees are not allowed inside the cathedral
  • The Cathedral of Florence is an “operating” church and it can be closed to visitors for any liturgical reason, even without warning (for the funeral of a Bishop, for example)
  • Consider adding buffer time before your next tour, because the Cupola climb may take longer than expected
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Traveler Tips


If you are interested in a quick tour of the history, culture, and architecture of both these tourist sites in a small group environment, then this one can be highly recommended.
Very well done tour and guide was great to explain the art history and the Duomo, would recommend this tour.

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Very knowledgeable tour...
Lisa_H, Sep 2023
Very knowledgeable tour guide. We learned so much and had a wonderful time! Highly recommend this tour.
The Florence tour was amazing
Raymond_R, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Giada was friendly and knowledgeable. She was helpful in telling us the history of Florence.
Fun Tour
Anuska_K, Sep 2023
Our guide Jade was awesome. She was super friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I did the Duomo climb and loved it. The views are great and the climb is not that bad.
David/Duomo
Margaret_C, Sep 2023
Jada was excellent. She gave all of the pertinent information and fun facts as well. You can tell she thoroughly enjoys her job and makes you very interested in learning as well. She even made the climb up the Duomo seem fun. Recommend this tour for certain.
Duomo and David
HOLLY_D, Sep 2023
A little disorganized in the beginning of the tour otherwise great over all! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable
Educational, intense, beautiful
Des, Sep 2023
Our guide, Kiara, was very kind and knowledgeable. She also gave good recommendations on Museums and a genuine local Gelato shop. We really enjoyed seeing Michelangelo’s David and learning more about different perspectives on the sculptures and art within the Accademia Gallery (such as the Prisoners by Michelangelo). David was stunning in person! We also liked that our tickets gave us 72 hour access to museums and sites. We saw many more beautiful art pieces and sculptures in the Duomo Museum, including the original scaffolding used to build the dome. Too bad we saved this for our last day! The Duomo climb was intense and not for those with claustrophobia or fear of heights. The top of the dome gave way to panoramic view of Florence. A once in a lifetime experience!
There is Not such thing as skip the line.
maricela_l, Sep 2023
Our guide was late, there is no skip line option as you need to do the same line to security and elevator. Our guide has a lot of knowledge and that was the value of this tour, although it was hard to understand sometimes. Some of us list another tour due to the delays.
Tiring but fabulous.
Judy_N, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was excellent and knowlegable. The starting point was very difficult to identify due to confusing directions and large crowd so please allow yourself plenty of time. The climb to the Dome is arduous unless reasonably fit but the view is special.
A great guide for a beautiful city
Christina_J, Sep 2023
Anastasia was a really engaging and personable guide, and very knowledgeable about the history of Florence. We learned a lot, and really enjoyed the whole tour, especially climbing up to the top of Duomo and taking in the 360-degree views of Florence. Just stunning!
Great tour!
Jena_H, Sep 2023
Skip the Line tours are the only way to go!! Walking into the room where the 17’ statue of David stood actually took my breath away. And climbing to the top of the Duomo was a not-to-miss experience and view of the city. Ricardo was a great guide.
Historical, inspiring and educational
Thomas_G, Sep 2023
Seeing the statue of David, the climb and view from the top of the Duomo.The guide, Leonardo was very informative, spoke excellent English and explained everything very well.
Wonderful and informative
Sharon_C, Sep 2023
Sarah our guide was both knowledgeable and personable , making our 3hours very enjoyable. Her story telling was great as we walked through both the Accademia followed by the streets of Florence to the Duomo. We would highly recommend this tour to others.
Lifetime memory of Duomo
madonna_l, Sep 2023
such a fabulous experience. the church was just amazing. So beautiful. Climbing the Duomo was also amazing. The view was breathtaking. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and full of information about the whole area around the Duomo. We had such a wonderful time.
Our tour guide was very...
Mark_B, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was very polite, extremely knowledgeable and was funny. Both the academia and duomo were incredible and the view from the top of the duomo was insane and so worth the many steps to get there.
Very Informative
Paolo_H, Sep 2023
This was one of the best tours we were on. I cannot remember our hosts name, but she was excellent. She was so knowledgeable on the subjects that it made for a fantastic day!!
Good tour, but not best value
Melissa_L, Sep 2023
Duomo climb was great. Museum was good as well, but not best value compared to other tours. Tour guide was hard to understand sometimes
Meh tour
Donna_R, Sep 2023
The Accademia was interesting. I should get my money back for the rest! The Cathedral was Closed on Sunday- no one told me- the Duomo climb is 463 narrow steps! No Way!
Best tour in Florence!
Theresa_M, Sep 2023
The Duomo and the David did not disappoint!! Our tour guide, Anastasia, exceeded all our expectations. She’s a walking textbook with a sense of humor so the tour was so much fun We left wishing we could stay longer to take more tours with Anastasia.
Incredible tour
Madelyn_M, Sep 2023
Climbing the Duomo was a surreal experience with a breathtaking view at the top!! Definitely not for those afraid of heights. Seeing the David in person with other Michelangelo works was great as well. Our guide (Fredi) was awesome. Her knowledge and attitude the whole tour made it even more enjoyable. Highly recommend!
A female Dr. Jones ( raiders of the lost arch)
NielsErik_J, Sep 2023
Our guide Fredericka was amazing. So knowledgeable and told us very detailed information about the artists from the renaissance period. I think she would be a marvelous professor of history.
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