The Duomo Complex Private Tour

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The Duomo Complex Private Tour
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From $150.41

Price varies by group size

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


Discover the secrets of Florence's Duomo on a private tour with a certified guide. In addition to providing pick–up from the doorstep of your accommodation, your guide offers facts and stories often unheard of by visitors. Head inside the Baptistery to admire the beautiful Byzantine mosaics of the vault as well as the "Gate of Paradise." You also see the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and the "Opera del Duomo."
  • Learn about the history and artistry of the Duomo
  • See Michelangelo's famous "La Pieta" masterpiece
  • Headsets are provided so you can hear your guide clearly
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Private guide for 3 hours
  • Headsets
  • Pick up (by foot) from your hotel if centrally located
  • Ticket to Baptistery, Museum, and Cathedral
  • Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome (if option is selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket to the Brunelleschi's Dome (if option wasn't selected)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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

    Piazza San Giovanni 1, Old Gate of the Orphanage of Bigallo

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Clients will be picked up by their private guide if the accommodation is centrally located. The pick up is by foot (no taxi or van transportation)

What To Expect

Piazza del Duomo

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Battistero di San Giovanni

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Cupola del Brunelleschi

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Giotto's Bell Tower will be closed from the 13th to the 17th of November
  • The Baptistery of St John will be closed from the 20th to the 24th of November
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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48 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Just Brilliant
Richard_A, Sep 2023
Our guide was spectacular! Natalia was awesome! Ask for her!! The 3 hour tour was perfect, add the extra walk up the dome.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Richard, thank you for the time you dedicated to us, and also for writing this fabulous review! Natalia is one of our certified and most experienced guides and we're extremely happy you confirmed her amazing job with you! If you would like to discover more about the city or leave on a minivan for an excursion, feel free to check out all the offers we have for you!! Best regards ACCORD Team
Great experience highly recommend
Warren_T, Sep 2023
Georgia was an excellent guide. Very well informed and extremely knowledgeable about the Duomo, Italian history, and the history of the building of the cathedral. I would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, we are pleased to have met your expectations and that our guide was so skilled in imparting all their knowledge to you, involving you in an experience that will stay with you forever. We sincerely hope you choose ACCORD for another adventure discovering Florence. Yours sincerely, ACCORD Team
Amazing experience with an amazing guide
Hassan_A, Sep 2023
Amazing experience with an amazing and helpful guide. Fabrizio's was so kind to take us through all the important corners of the duomo and explained the history behind building the duomo in a very interesting way. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Hassan, We're happy to read about our guide Fabrizio was so good! When we're able to let you live a so good experience we do know we're doing a good job and this is the best gratification for us! Hopefully, you'll choose ACCORD once again to explore more and more about our beautiful and art-rich city! Best regards, ACCORD Team
The Guide was tired and...
David_O, Aug 2023
The Guide was tired and with a lasst Attitude. I expected more for a private Tour. In the DUOMO she said: it’s the final judgment. That’s it. Was boring the experience with her.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Giulia has always been one of our best guides, with excellent feedback from our clients; it's quite unusual that she seemed so boring on that particular day. We are talking about a certified and experienced guide after all! Furthermore, as our guide explained, other factors may have contributed to your dissatisfaction, such as the impossibility of climbing the dome. As our guide mentioned, you requested it on the spot, but since it wasn't pre-booked by you, she couldn't accommodate the request. We are sorry that the experience didn't meet your expectations, and in such cases, we advise not to wait days before making a complaint, but to contact us immediately to effectively address the situation. Best regards ACCORD Team
Don't miss a private tour!
NataliaSimon, Jul 2023
A terrific experience with this tour. Skip-the-line is the only way to go in Florence during such a busy tourist time. Our guide was informative, personable, and entertaining. The Duomo museum we visited was the highlight. The Duomo itself is definitely a more impressive sight from the outside. We loved it!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear Natalia & Simon, we're delighted that You had such a positive feeling about this visit! As You wisely mentioned, it is always higly recommended to book with a skip the line service, that's why we only provide reserved entrancies when needed! We're also happy to know our guide was so good! Hoping You'll be with us once again to add something special to your vacation with some other experiencies of ours. Kind regards ACCORD Team
Fanstatic guided tour
Viviana_K, Jul 2023
Our guide Eva was extremely knowledgeable and patient with our many questions. She climbed with us all the way to the top too!
Two Thumbs Up!
Misti_T, Jun 2023
Fabrizio was excellent. We enjoyed our tour very much. The history and sights were amazing. We highly recommend
The guide can make it or break it
Teresa_L, Jun 2023
The Duomo and Baptistry were stunning. However our guide struggles a bit with English and compared to other tour guides we’ve had she was lacking in knowledge and her ability to help us understand what we were seeing. She seemed flustered when she picked us up and quite distracted throughout the tour.
Cheryl_H, Jun 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable but didn’t seem to enjoy what he was doing much. Lots of things to see and enjoy but it could have been a better experience especially since our group was such a small number of 4.
Enjoyable tour
Julie_P, May 2023
It was worth the money to have a private tour when you really want to be able to ask questions and take the time to get an understanding of the culture and history behind the Duomo Complex. Our guide did a wonderful job!
Could improve
Jean_M, May 2023
Guide needed to engage family instead of talking to just 1 person at a time. Hard to understand her with her accent.
Climbing Florence's Duomo with a Knowledgeable Guide: A Challenging Yet Rewarding Experience
Anna_B, May 2023
Scaling the Heights of Florence's Duomo: A Challenging Yet Rewarding Experience with a Knowledgeable Guide. While ascending all 463 narrow steps was no easy feat, our guide provided valuable insights into the history and uniqueness of the building. Despite the stunning views from the roof, we couldn't help but wish for some fun facts or anecdotes from our guide to further enhance the experience.
Great Tour Experience
Brad_D, Apr 2023
Our private tour couldn't have been more enjoyable. Rossella was very knowledgeable, professional & engaging. One of the best tours we've ever had. Definitely request her as your guide. Word to the wise, be prepared for many many steps up to the dome.
Highly Recommend
Lauren_L, Apr 2023
Eva our tour guide was fantastic! The climb up the Dome requires some stamina but was well worth the stairs. Eva was knowledgeable and taught us so much about the entire Duomo Complex. We decided not to have the coffee break and we were done in 2.5hours. Highly recommend
Georgina_W, Feb 2023
Hilaria was a superb guide who brought everything to life for us. A very thorough tour that helped us appreciate the history and importance of all we saw
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such an amazing review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time with our guide learning about the beautiful art of the Duomo Complex Museum. We hope you will come to visit our wonderful city again soon! Kind regards, ACCORD Team
An Art History class in 4 hours.
Thomas_A, Nov 2022
Our guide, Marcello was extraordinarily knowledgeable, with outstanding insight; this being said by someone who is not prone to hyperbole. In 20 trips to Italy I have never experienced anyone with this level of expertise, and combined with his Florentine pride of ownership, made our time together extremely satisfying.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Thomas, thank you for your review and your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed our guide Marcello, he truly is a true expert on everything regarding Florence. Florence is a beautiful city, with breathtaking monuments that are really worth a visit, so we are glad that you chose our agency to do it. Come back to Florence soon for another tour! Best regards, ACCORD Team
Great tour
Giuliana_M, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Stefano was filled with great information. Tour very good. Highly recommended for families
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi Giuliana, thank you for leaving a review! It will be very helpful to other people to make the choice of booking this tour which is proudly our pearl! We are glad you enjoyed your time with our guide and in our beautiful monuments. We hope you will come to visit our wonderful city again soon! Kind regards, ACCORD Team
An experience we will never forget!
Emily_G, Jun 2022
Phenomenal! So much helpful information from our guide. She kept our 7 & 10 year olds engaged and even had prizes for them after completing quizzes at the end of the tour.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for leaving us your review, Emily_G! It's well appreciated and having our clients feedback is very important to help us improving our service. We are glad you loved your time on Dome's top with our guide! We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards ACCORD Team
Wonderful tour with Maria Cristina
Chasti_B, Jun 2022
Maria Cristina was absolutely wonderful! My daughter (18) and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. If we had not had this private tour, we would have missed out on so many interesting and special places. She listened to what questions we had, figured out what might interest us from there and then shared some really cool things. We had a little hiccup meeting with her at first but I think it was down to a cultural/linguistic error where we understood something in parentheses to be a the name of the bell tower but it was actually another building and was an added fact. She waited and when we called they directed us to her easily. Maria Cristina was kind, spoke perfect English, had extra material on her iPad and was just generally knowledgeable and the perfect person to give us our tour. She was very personable and I thought getting this private tour was absolutely worth it.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Chasti_B, thank you for your review! Your opinion is always very important. We are glad you enjoyed our service and our guide Maria Cristina :) We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards Accord Team
Amazing Tour!
Kirk_A, Jun 2022
Natalia (our guide) was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. The time we spent with her flew by! It was wonderful to spend time with her and we learned so much about everything on our tour. Can’t say enough great things!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Kirk_A, thank you for your review. Your opinion is always very important. We are glad you enjoyed our service and our guide Natalia 😊 We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards Accord Team

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