Guided tour

Florence: Guided Tour of Baptistery and Opera Museum

Activity provider: ACCORD Italy Smart Tours
Guided tour

Florence: Guided Tour of Baptistery and Opera Museum

Activity provider: ACCORD Italy Smart Tours

From US$ 42.53 per person

Visit the Florence’s Duomo complex and enter this historic area with your licensed guide. Enter the Baptistery and the Opera Museum to undercover artistic masterpieces.

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, French
Private group available


  • Enjoy a full informative guided tour of the Baptistery and the Opera Museum
  • Opt to climb to the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower on your own, with your ticket
  • Admire the original Gates of Paradise (the doors to the Baptistery)
  • See Michelangelo’s other Pietá which the artist designed for his own tomb
  • Opt to climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome on your own, with your ticket
Full description

Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum in the heart of historic Florence. Take a guided tour of the Baptistery and the Opera Museum. Choose tour options where you see the exterior of Giotto’s Bell Tower or enter the Bell Tower. 

Meet your guide in Piazza di San Giovanni and begin your Florentine adventure. On this guided tour you’ll be able to hear your guide’s commentary perfectly with the audio system that’s included. 

Visit the Baptistry and the Opera Museum where you can admire the important works of art including Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise an 'The Deposition' by Michelangelo. Hear the story about how the artist mutilated this piece and left it unfinished at his death. 

  • Guided tour of the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum
  • Entry tickets to the Bell Tower (depending on option selected)
  • Headsets (with disposable earphones)
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to the Santa María del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome (depending on option selected)
  • Guided visit to Santa María del Fiore Cathedral
  • Guided visit of the Dome and the Bell Tower
  • Entry Ticket to the Dome and/or the Bell Tower if the corresponding options weren't selected
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Old Gate of the Orphanage of Bigallo. Your guide will be wearing an identification badge and holding a panel advertising the tour. We also offer hotel pick-up (on foot) provided the hotel is in the historic centre of Florence

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Because of security check you might experience some time in line
  • Every first Tuesday of the month the Museum is closed and it will be replaced with Santa Reparata Crypt
  • Important: a dress code is required. No shorts or sleeveless tops are 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
Customer reviews

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This is not the tour I though i was booking! I though it was a tour of Duomo itself and a ticket to the top of it. This tour is for Baptistery (smaller building next to Duomo) and a ticket to Bell Tower which is next to Duomo. Despite that, we had a good time. Guide was very knowledgeable. Thank you

March 31, 2023

It was a really interesting tour into the Baptistry and museum. Do make sure to double check what is included as this tour does not take you inside the Cathedral or the Bell Tower. You do, however, have Bell Tower access and can do that in your own time on the day, but the ticket does not grant you a skip-the-line for this experience and likewise with the Baptistry, we had to wait in line for other tours in front of us. Overall, it is interesting and our guide was lovely, but just make sure you know what you’re booking.

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March 31, 2023

A pesar de que nos cayó la mundial, Gaetano, el guía, tuvo muchísima paciencia con un incidente que tuvimos con las entradas. Supo resolverlo en el momento. Además se nota que sabe mucho de toda la historia de Florencia. Le puedes preguntar sobre lo que sea y él te responderá

March 31, 2023

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