Guided tour

Florence: Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome Small Group Tour

4.9 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
Guided tour

Florence: Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
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Discover the Duomo of Florence with an experienced guide. Climb Brunelleschi's Dome and benefit from priority access to the Museum and Baptistery with a 72-hour ticket.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, French, English
Private group available


  • Benefit from exclusive access to the Cathedral with Brunelleschi's Pass
  • Explore the Duomo Museum and learn about Renaissance masterpieces
  • Climb Brunelleschi's dome and get unparalleled views of the city
  • Get priority access to the Baptistery and take a look at the Gates of Paradise
  • Enjoy the most famous architectural masterpieces of Florence's religious center
Full description

Join your guide on a comprehensive tour of the Duomo Complex in Florence, where you'll see the key landmarks in the heart of the Tuscan capital's religious hub. Enter the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore from a separate line for small groups. Marvel at the breathtaking art and architecture. Learn about the history and significance of this iconic landmark. Uncover its secrets and hidden gems alongside an expert guide. Gain priority access to the octagonal Baptistery of St. John in Florence, renowned for its magnificent golden mosaic ceiling and striking bronze doors famously called the Gates of Paradise. Admire the intricate relief work on the decorative panels.

Explore the magnificent Duomo Museum in Florence, home to an impressive collection of priceless art and artifacts from the city's rich history. With your knowledgeable guide, discover fascinating exhibits such as the original wooden scaffolding used in constructing the iconic dome.

See Donatello's breathtaking sculptures and the renowned Gates of Paradise from the Baptistery. Take the time to admire Michelangelo's Pietà and other incredible works of art while learning about their history and significance from your expert guide. With your pre-reserved timed tickets, enjoy priority access to climb the 463 steps of the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, the highlight of the Florence Cathedral Complex. As you ascend, marvel at the 150-foot wide arched structure constructed 180 feet above the ground without scaffolding.

Inside, appreciate the stunning frescoes of The Last Judgment by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari, considered to be among the largest fresco paintings in the world. At the top of the Dome, soak up the best experience in the city with breathtaking views of Tuscany and Florence. Your Brunelleschi Pass is valid for 72 hours, giving you the opportunity to fully explore all elements of the Duomo Complex.

  • Entrance to the Cathedral from a separate entrance for small groups
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Cupola climb with separate entry
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Duomo Museum
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Baptistery
  • Art historian guide
  • Small group or private walking tour (depending on the option booked)
  • 72-hour Brunelleschi pass
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Lindt Chocolate Shop at Duomo Square. Your guide will have a signboard that says WalksIn Europe.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • There is a climb of 463 steps to reach the dome and there is no elevator
  • Unannounced renovation work is often done during the off-season
  • Baptistery is undergoing restoration of the mosaics of the vault
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 47 reviews

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I am torn about my overall rating. I want to start by saying our guide was so sweet and extremely knowledgeable. However, even though she spoke very good English, her underlying accent was so strong we had a very difficult time understanding what she was saying. We were focusing so hard on trying to understand her words, we couldn't truly comprehend all of the information she was telling us. The tour itself felt rushed. It is definitely just highlights of the Baptistery, the museum, and other features, which is fine if we were allowed to go back to the museum later but the tickets are one and done even though it says good for 72 hours. Our tour started a little after 9 (she was a little late and we had trouble w headsets); it ended at 1040. A LOT of information in a short time. We were supposed get in line for the dome climb at 11,entry at 1115. We could have had 20 more minutes with our guide. The tour felt rushed. I did like being able to climb at our own pace.

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April 2, 2023

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took the time to really answer our questions and help us better understand the history behind Florence, art and religion. She was one of the most outstanding guides we had while traveling in Italy and we highly recommend our guide. (Unfortunately, I can't remember her name.) Take this tour, it will be well worth your time.

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April 2, 2023

I was extremely excited to see the bronze doors and the duomo and the baptistery and to learn the detail and insights. I wish I knew before that most of the tour would be spent in the museum (the museum was fascinating though). She was really informative and provided some great insights. My teenagers thought the tour was really well done.

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April 2, 2023

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