Guided tour

Florence Cathedral, Dome, and Panoramic Terrace Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel
Guided tour

Florence Cathedral, Dome, and Panoramic Terrace Guided Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

From US$ 103.03 per person

Visit Florence Cathedral with a local guide. See the crypt and discover a scenic spot on the Duomo Terrace with direct access to the famous Dome.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the wonderful Florence Cathedral, led by a licensed English-speaking guide
  • Admire the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli and the mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Florence from the Duomo's north terrace
  • Climb up to the magnificent Dome, where you can enjoy a spectacular 360° view of Florence
  • Visit the Crypt and discover the remains of the ancient Santa Reparata Cathedral
Full description

This exclusive tour begins with a guided visit of the interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and its panoramic north terrace. During the Guided Tour, those who wish to will have priority access to the famous Brunelleschi’s Dome. Avoiding the line, you will enter, accompanied by a licensed professional guide. Inside Santa Maria del Fiore, you will discover the superb works of art preserved there. Then, you will have the chance to go to one of the exclusive terraces of the Cathedral, where you can take in the magnificent scenery surrounding you, dominated by the amazing Brunelleschi Dome. At the end of the guided tour, you can continue your visit to the Opera del Duomo Museum, Giotto's Bell Tower, Crypt of Santa Reparata, and San Giovanni Baptistery on your own without any additional queues. Use your ticket to climb even higher up to the magnificent Dome to enjoy a spectacular 360° view of Florence.

  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Advanced booking service
  • Guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Priority access to the Dome
  • Cathedral Terraces exclusive entrance
  • 72-hour access to the other Duomo Complex Monuments: Opera del Duomo Museum, Giotto's Bell Tower, Crypt of Santa Reparata, and San Giovanni Baptistery
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 7 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Caf Tour & Travel Agency, the local partner’s office. Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Access to the Cathedral is allowed only if guests are wearing suitable clothing: it is forbidden to enter with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats, or sunglasses. Access to the Dome, the Campanile, and the Museum is not allowed with bulky bags and backpacks. The cloakroom is located at the ticket office of the Museum
    • English tours are on Monday and Wednesday and Spanish tours are on Saturday
    • Tickets are valid for up to 72 hours
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces 153; Terraces and Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 and 310 from the Terraces; Giotto's Bell Tower 414
    • This tour is not available for children 0-7 years old. Children from 8 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    November 2, 2022

    The outside of the cathedral is stunning. The inside seemed quite plain in comparison. The terraces although interesting weren’t as impressive as the dome itself. They hurried us along both going up and coming down the dome when passing the painted frescos. I would have liked to have spent more time at close quarters.

    October 24, 2022

    October 24, 2022

    Product ID: 333801