Skip the line: Florence Duomo Cathedral small group guided tour

Firenze, Italy

From $30.30

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, known simply as the Duomo, is one of the top sights in Florence, but lines to enter can be daunting. With this tour, save hours with fast-track entrance and take in the highlights with a guide. Learn about the history and architecture of this remarkable church and admire works of art by Zuccari and Vasari, as well as Brunelleschi’s soaring dome.
  • Skip-the-line access to Florence’s Duomo to zip past the crowds
  • A guided tour of the church to appreciate its important art and architecture
  • Headsets so you don’t miss a word of the guide’s commentary
  • Free time after the tour to linger inside the church as long as you’d like

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
  • Guided tour of 30 minutes in a small group (maximum 25 people)
  • Headphones for larger groups
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Misericordia di Firenze
  • Preferential route reserved exclusively for our group to access the area located below the Dome

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Piazza del Duomo, 19
      Piazza del Duomo, 19, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

      DUOMO SQUARE, N.19/20 - FLORENCE You guide will wait for you in front of "Misericordia" Museum

    End point

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

      The tour will end inside the Duomo of Florence, so you can explore it at your own pace even when the guided tour is over

    What To Expect

    Piazza San Giovanni

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Entrance to the Cathedral of Florence requires an appropriate dress code. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
    • It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or luggage inside the Duomo
    • Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting times may be longer for access to the Duomo
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    76 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Showing 1-10 of 76 reviews
    France_G, Sep 2023
    Very knowledgeable guide. I wasn’t expecting what I saw but the guide made the experience worthwhile
    Just what we wanted!!
    Jane_W, Sep 2023
    Just what we were looking for; a short tour that covered the basics. We were then free to stay as long as we wanted.
    The guide was fantastic...
    Karen_B, Sep 2023
    The guide was fantastic and gave us all the interesting information needed for the tour. We were, however, disappointed that we weren’t given access to the upper level or the lower level chapel for the price paid.
    Recommend visiting
    Ruth_B, Sep 2023
    Our guide was extremely knowledgable. The Cathederal was stunning in its simplicity and the dome was incredible. The paintings depicted were very special.
    All you need for duomo
    Frankie_O, Sep 2023
    A perfect 30 minute tour of the Duomo. The right amount of time to spend and our guide gave us all the highlights that you need for the duomo.
    Greg_M, Sep 2023
    Nice and compact, but with background noise the guide could reduce speed a bit. Excellent experience!
    Very hard to hear guide. Audio devices would have been nice to have.
    Barb_P, Sep 2023
    Beautiful dome. Quite crowded and hard to hear guide. Appreciated that though we missed the 11:15 tour, were accepted into the 11:45.
    Disappointed from this experience
    Kiki_Y, Sep 2023
    Although Helena, our guide, was so sweet, polite and willing to make us familiar with the history of the Duomo, this was impossible as her accent was a rich Italian one and her English very difficult to comprehend- hence, the only value was that we skipped the line and got inside the cathedral to see and take some pics. Sorry for saying that but it is extremely important for the guide to have efficient language skills to transfer knowledge and true guidance, otherwise it is useless. Thank you for reading
    Great tour
    grant_l, Aug 2023
    We had a great time time and was the perfect tour for our needs. The location and meeting point were easily accessible.
    Good guide, but limited access to site
    Laurent_D, Aug 2023
    Guide was very good. However, we did not get the tickets and where therefore not able to go into all places of the Duomo. A normal entry ticket, far cheaper, gives access to all parts!
    Worthy tour
    Flora_K, Aug 2023
    It was a great tour. Not too short not too long. With interesting information. I recommend this tour to everyone.
    An expensive skip the line
    Julie_G, Aug 2023
    There were no obvious instructions on the meeting point with the tickets. Other companies have done this really well. I called the international Tel number to find the meeting point and we walked around a lot to find it amongst the crowds which was frustrating. There was a lot of feedback on the headphone/machines- we could hardly hear and was much worse than other similar tours this holiday. the lovely lady taking us around had a strong Italian accent so unless looking at her in a crowded place we couldn’t understand very much. We tried hard- the info was interesting but couldn’t make out much of the words and with the kit crackling we gave up. It was worth it only to skip the huge line which is needed in August- so it’s an expensive way to do that.
    Great the skip the lin but tour was weak
    Daniel_B, Aug 2023
    2 stars for skipping the line. The tour started late, and the tour guide’s English was unintelligible. She spoke with a lisp and thick accent, and at the end my wife said she has no idea what the guide was saying. She shared pictures but no one could see the small images in limited amount of time.
    Want a refund
    Perry_W, Aug 2023
    It was a nightmare because I could not find the tour where it started. They were where they were supposed to be. There went well identified and we missed it. I’m disputing the charge on my Amex.
    Just look at the facade
    Christine_M, Jul 2023
    Tour guide seemed like a nice person but it was extremely difficult to understand her due to strong accent,,very fast speech, poor acoustics.
    Konstantiia_K, Jul 2023
    Great guide,very kind giving all the necessary info about the cathedral .The tour was very well organised .We started on time,we were given detailed info in only 30 minutes and we learned many interesting things!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Tami_K, Jul 2023
    Finding the group was incredibly difficult hence we were late. There needs to be more instruction with the online tickets
    Great time
    Ernesto_B, Jul 2023
    Tour guide was very informative and provided a lot of great insights. They delivered on what was promised. Skip the line was great.
    Skip the line Duomo
    Natalie_W, Jul 2023
    The 3rd largest in the world. Very beautiful. Not a lot to see inside. We had Skip the line tickets which were thankful for
    Quicker Entry. Good Tour.
    Dale_B, Jul 2023
    We were able to avoid the long lines. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The Cathedral is a magnificent experience.

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