Guided tour

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

4.2 / 5

99 reviews

Florence Cathedral: Priority Entrance Tour

From $23.01 per person

Join a tour of Florence’s Duomo with skip-the-ticket-line access and an expert guide. Learn all about the history of the cathedral and the surrounding complex.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line to visit the marvelous Florence Duomo
  • Learn from an expert guide telling you all about the interior of the Duomo
  • Marvel at the most beautifully-decorated buildings in Florence
  • Fall in love with the stunning Cathedral of Florence
  • Admire the immense interior of the Dome, frescoed entirely by Vasari
Full description
Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Cathedral quickly and painlessly. Cross the threshold and be greeted by the 3 naves of the church, as well as its stunning interior. Marvel at the light pouring through the stained glass windows, colorfully illuminating the cathedral's interior. Take a journey back in time as your local guide details the history of the Duomo. Learn about its progression from a small 7th-century church to the third-largest cathedral in the world. Hear how Brunelleschi developed innovative techniques in order to build the iconic Duomo, and be amazed at Zuccari and Vasari's massive fresco depicting the Last Judgement. Once your guided tour is over, you can stay inside the Cathedral for as long as you like.
Includes
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore guided tour
  • Access to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Live tour guide

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    Meeting point

    Piazza San Giovanni, 7 (Duomo Complex Ticket Office) - next to Buca San Giovanni Restaurant - Look for the guide wearing a fuchsia Ciaoflorence t-shirt/jacket.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Pets
    • Shorts
    • Hats
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 / 5

    based on 99 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      3.8/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4/5
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    Very good in general

    I had no problem finding the tour guide, and the tour started promptly. It was certainly worth paying to skip the horrendous queues. The tour guide was lovely and knew her stuff! However, the tour had been advertised as being in English, and while the commentary (in English) was very interesting, the operators had allowed a Spanish-speaking person on the tour and therefore a lot of time was wasted by everyone else having to wait while the commentary was repeated in Spanish for that one person. This lessened my overall enjoyment of the occasion.

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    October 5, 2019

    Tour was supposed to be in English but it was also in Spanish which was distracting. And there was an obnoxious person in the group that tried to take over from the tour guide. She handled it very well.

    October 1, 2019

    I thought I was purchasing a ticket to climb the dome. I was a little disappointed in the shortness of the tour but I received a lot of information that I did appreciate a ton.

    September 27, 2019

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    VA ID: 395853