City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Climbing the Dome of Florence involves 463 steps on a narrow and windowless two-way staircase; it is an optional after-tour activity that requires physical ability, patience and general fitness.
Maximum travelers: 6
French (advanced), German (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (advanced), Russian (fluent)
Cathedral, Baptistery, Bell Tower private tour with skip-the-line access to the Dome of Florence
This is a in-depth insight into the Duomo complex in Florence. The religious heart of Florence, the Cathedral is also the center of its civic pride, the testimony of Florentine genius and the wealth of Florence in the Middle ages and the Renaissance. We learn how Brunelleschi built his famous dome, discover the interior of the Cathedral and the Baptistery, talk about the Bell Tower and other surrounding buildings and visit the Museum of the Cathedral. This tour also covers such masterpieces as Michelangelo's Pietà and David, the Gates of Paradise, the Byzantine mosaics of the Baptistery, the Altar of St. John the Baptist and several statues by Donatello. After the tour, you will be able to climb the Dome of Florence with skip-the-line access.
On request, the guide will also organize a special private opening to walk the terraces of the Cathedral.
Cathedral of Florence, interior and exterior, terraces on request
Baptistery, interior and exterior
Bell Tower exterior, interior on request
other monuments in the Cathedral square
Museum of the Cathedral
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel or address in central Florence
End location: inside Museum of the Cathedral or another location in central Florence on request
Duration: 4 hours
Tour duration does not include climbing the dome. Skip-the-line access to the dome will be booked on request, either before or after the tour.
Adjustment of tour to your schedule and interests; tour time with licensed guide, PhD; booking of skip-the-line access to climb the Dome of Florence.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - entrance tickets per person
Entrance tickets, anything not listed under the "included" section of this tour.