PRICE

$124.95

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Key Details

City: Florence


Duration:3hrs


Start Time: 8AM

Highlights

  • Skip the line for Florence’s most in-demand experience – the Florence Duomo climb. From the top of the dome you’ll enjoy the best view in Florence.

  • Enjoy a special access tour of the Duomo including exclusive access to the Terraces, the Duomo Museum & the Baptistery.

  • Avoid the crowds at the Accademia on our first-entry tour, introducing you to Michelangelo’s David in relative peace.

Tour Description

The best experience possible at Florence's top atractions

There is so much to do in Florence but two attractions stand head and shoulders above the rest: the Florence Duomo and the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. With so much demand, these sites can become crowded, particularly in the summer months.

We guarantee that you'll have the best experience possible on this, our most exclusive Florence tour. Combining careful timing, skip the line entry and special access, we set you apart from the crowds. Along with an expert local guide, you’ll visit extra sites usually overlooked by the public, and cross velvet ropes to get up close and personal with the two giants of Florence.

Skip the crowds wiith early entrance at the Accademia Gallery

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The best experience possible at Florence's top atractions

There is so much to do in Florence but two attractions stand head and shoulders above the rest: the Florence Duomo and the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. With so much demand, these sites can become crowded, particularly in the summer months.

We guarantee that you'll have the best experience possible on this, our most exclusive Florence tour. Combining careful timing, skip the line entry and special access, we set you apart from the crowds. Along with an expert local guide, you’ll visit extra sites usually overlooked by the public, and cross velvet ropes to get up close and personal with the two giants of Florence.

Skip the crowds wiith early entrance at the Accademia Gallery

Your tour starts early with a reservation for first entrance at the Accademia Gallery. Arriving before the crowds, you’ll have a little more space to explore not just Michelangelo’s David, but also his unfinished Slaves and a number of other priceless works often overlooked by visitors. Traveling in a small group of just 15 people or fewer, and with headsets for every guest, your tour will be intimate and your guide easy to question.

Unappreciated gems at the Baptistey & Duomo Museum

After the Accademia it’s on to another site often (misguidedly) skipped by visitors: the Florence Baptistery. If these walls could talk, they’d tell you stories about the Medici family, all of whom were baptized here along with the poet Dante. They can’t, but thankfully your guide can. They’ll give you the inside scoop and help you decipher the beautiful gold mosaics that cover the ceiling.

The most famous feature of the Baptistery is its copper-plated doors, but few visitors are aware that these are just a replica. You’ll see the real deal at your next stop, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (or Duomo Museum). You’ll also see Michelangelo’s other ‘Pietà’ in here, the one he created for his own tomb; along with a sculpture of Mary Magdalene by Donatello.

Skip the line Florence Duomo climb

The final leg of your visit will be inside the Duomo itself, where special access will give you more space than the average visitor. The floor of the Duomo has recently been roped off. While normal visitors circulate on paths around the walls of the cathedral, you’ll cross velvet ropes to wander the floor as you wish, getting closer to the details of the Duomo. You’ll also gain access to a special hidden room, where the Duomo stores original statues from its façade.

The cherry on your cake comes last as you ascend to the Duomo Terrace for incredible views and an up-close view of Brunelleschi’s enormous dome (the largest brick dome in the world). This is incredibly exclusive access (very few visitors even know this level exists!), with a maximum of two tour groups visiting during your time. At this level, you’ll also have access to a special door from where you can climb to the top of the Florence Duomo without waiting in line for hours.

The views from the terrace are fantastic for examining Florence Duomo up close, but from the top of the dome you’ll see not just Florence, but far into Tuscany. Give yourself some time to soak up the red roofs and rolling hills; it will be a long time before you see another view quite like this.

  • Sites Visited
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Florence Baptistery
  • Duomo Museum
  • Florence Duomo
  • Top of Florence Dome
  • Included
  • Early skip the line entrance at the Accademia Gallery
  • Skip the line access at the Baptistery & Duomo Museum
  • Special access at Florence Duomo
  • Access to the Duomo Terraces
  • Skip the line Florence Duomo climb

Reviews

5-stars from over 411 Customer Reviews

Molto Bene! This was absolutely marvelous in every way! Made even better by Bernardo who was our Guide. He even takes pictures of you at your request. I cannot say enough about this guided tour and about Bernardo. His enlightening, informative and humorous presentations about the history of Florence, Popes, the Art, the Renaissance, and The David and his maker! He made it come alive for us....BRAVO! It was really a bonus to have our tickets to use for the following 48 hours after our tour too! We got to have a peek at the crypt under the Duomo on the following day. A must see! Multi bene Get Your Guide a Grazie millie Bernardo..

Daniel

Nov 13, 2018

Peter

Dec 15, 2018

Our Guide was amazing very animated and wonderful. Unfortunately I forgot her name. It was the 8am tour

Laura

Nov 29, 2018

Molto Bene! This was absolutely marvelous in every way! Made even better by Bernardo who was our Guide. He even takes pictures of you at your request. I cannot say enough about this guided tour and about Bernardo. His enlightening, informative and humorous presentations about the history of Florence, Popes, the Art, the Renaissance, and The David and his maker! He made it come alive for us....BRAVO! It was really a bonus to have our tickets to use for the following 48 hours after our tour too! We got to have a peek at the crypt under the Duomo on the following day. A must see! Multi bene Get Your Guide a Grazie millie Bernardo..

Daniel

Nov 13, 2018

Peter

Dec 15, 2018

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.