8. Florence: Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome Small Group Tour
Join your guide and a small group for an all-encompassing tour of the Duomo Complex in Florence, where you'll witness the key landmarks in the heart of the Tuscan capital's religious hub.
Save precious vacation time and 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, and discover the fascinating fact that the present bronze doors are not the original ones. The genuine East Doors are exhibited in the Museum, and you'll have the opportunity to witness them closely after your visit.
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, Donatello's breathtaking sculptures, and the renowned Gates of Paradise from the Baptistery. 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.