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Florence Cathedral Guided Tour with Optional Dome Climb

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Explore Florence Cathedral with optional Dome access and learn about its fascinating architecture from a local guide in your preferred language.

Highlights

  • Explore Florence's Cathedral Square with a guided tour, gaining expert insights on the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Opera Museum.

  • In the language of your choice, delve into the marble façade and ornate frescoes of Florence Cathedral.

  • After your tour, get the freedom to self-explore, and even climb Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's Bell Tower if you choose the right ticket option.

  • Fun fact: Beneath the Dome, you will find a stunning Italian Renaissance fresco by Giorgio Vasari, The Last Judgment.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Florence Cathedral Complex

  • Expert English, Italian Spanish or French-speaking guide

  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & Baptistery

  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Secret Terrace

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Canada and over 36 countries have loved this experience
Amy Cureton

Amy

5/5

May, 2024

Marta was very knowledgeable, kind and relaxed. She patiently navigated the very busy Piazza all while sharing the history the duomo history and keeping the group together. It was busy and at time hard to take in entire experience, that said we enjoyed it all.
Karen Bunn

Karen

4/5

May, 2024

All went smoothly with our Headout booking . We were the first group in the Cathedral ! The Dome climb - 460 steps is daunting but well worth it for the views .
Cristina Dolfo

Cristina

5/5

May, 2024

Super interesting tour, knowledgeable and friendly guide. We had purchased the giotto pass so we were also able to visit the crypt, baptistery and opera museum (magnificent), as well as the cathedral and bell tower. I recommend a guided tour to appreciate even more the historical and architectural beauty of the quintessential Florentine architectural complex
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Kenneth R Slade

Kenneth

4/5

May, 2024

Guide seemed to know a lot about the tour, but was hard to hear from time to time as the ear piece crackled from time to time. I was not the only person in the group to experience this.
Luciano Suarez

Luciano

5/5

May, 2024

We reserved the Florence Cathedral Guided Tour via Headout. We were met on time and at the meeting point by a member of the Accord Italy Tours. Then....Oh Oh....we were told that the guide would be delayed an hour...Oh Oh. We went for a couple of drinks, returned to the meeting point and no tour guide. We were in communication with the agency via WhatsApp and was told just to wait a few minuted and the guide would be there...Oh Oh. Ten minuted later Eva showed up, very apologetic, and what the heck, at least she showed up. WOW was Eva good, she guided us through the Cathederal (we were the only couple that day, so it was like a private tour), the Baptistry, and Cathedral Museum. Eva was super knowledgable and very nice. Afternoon started shady but turned out to be a terrific tour/afternoon.

Faith, history, art

The Duomo Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a unique and rich blend of faith, history, and art. Explore the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most ancient churches in Florence. Dive into the knowledge of the expert guide to discover what makes this place so inimitable and unique.

Climbing the Cupola

At the end of the tour, your guide will lead you to the entrance of the Cupola. From here, you can climb to the top and discover it at your leisure. Halfway through your journey to the top, you will get to see the magnificent arched fresco of The Last Judgement by Giorgio Vasari. The vivid imagery replete with realism will not fail to leave a mark on you. The end of your journey will be rewarded by the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Florence.

What to bring

  • Note that the climb to the top of the Cupola takes 463 steps with no elevator access. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

What's not allowed

  • Strict Dress Code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear and sunglasses are also not allowed.

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography is a no-go inside the venue.

  • Leave your luggage behind. Entrance to the Museum may be denied to visitors carrying rucksacks and large backpacks.

Accessibility

  • This Florence Cathedral complex is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Dome climb is not recommended for people with vertigo or heart conditions.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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