Follow your professional guide inside the immense wonders of the majestic Cathedral, avoiding the queues with an exclusive pass, and admire the unique frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari.  Walk amidst its ruins and admire the floor's fine polychrome mosaics with its geometrical decorations.

Then, climb the Northern terrace of the Cathedral rooftop, a suggestive walk through narrow and open air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries.  The panorama from up there will take your breath away!  This is a chance to join an elite art and history tour and to discover the hidden Duomo terraces.  The majority of tourists (as well as Florentines!) know little or nothing about them!

The guided tour will end in the exclusive circular room (accessible only with this tour!) where you will have the opportunity to see the old statues which stood in the façade of the Duomo.  In the room you can find the restorers at work with their spatulas and chisels, still dirty and smelling of stucco.  But the surprises for you are not over yet because you can use your ticket to reach the Top of the Cupola, admiring up close the stunning Last Judgement frescoes, and finally enjoy a 360° view of Florence from the top!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Per Person, All Ages):
$95.20

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Tour / Activity Details

2 hours
2:15 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday (April & May)
2:15 pm - Monday through Saturday (June through October)
Please see Special Schedule Details

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  There is no child discount for this tour; same price for all ages.  Hotel pickup not included; the meeting location at the tour office will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All tours comply with the Italian Government's directives for the containment regarding the spread of Covid-19, which are subject to change.

  • Showing your E-Ticket on your mobile phone will be sufficient; it is not necessary to print it out
  • People with respiratory pains or difficulties and a fever of over 37.5 Celsius (99.5 Fahrenheit) should stay at home and contact their doctor
  • People who are ordered to quarantine at home by authorities must follow the rules and do so
  • The use of masks is mandatory in all public indoor spaces; you must bring your own masks
  • People must allow one meter distance between individuals. Police will enforce this rule
  • Maintain frequent hand washing and other personal and public hygiene standards
  • Follow simple preventative measures to respect the health and safety of other citizens
  • At churches, museums and monuments, temperatures will be taken at the entrance to check for fever
  • Hand sanitizer will be available inside and outside of establishments 

 

Special Schedule Details

This tour does not operate on the Feast of St. John on June 24 or the Feast of Assumption on August 15.

 

Please Note

Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

The number of steps required to reach the top of each monument:

  • Terraces = 153
  • Terraces + Brunelleschi Dome = 463 (310 from the Terraces)

 

Dress Code

The Duomo has a strict but simple dress code policy:

  • Shoulders, abdomen and knees must be covered at all times.
  • All guests must wear footwear at all times.
  • Guests may not wear hats within the basilica.
  • The staff of the Duomo have the right to refuse admittance due to dress code violations.  No refunds will be issued if this occurs.

 

Inclusions

  • English only small group tour
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral with skip the line access
  • Exclusive access to the central nave
  • Exceptional opening of Duomo North Terrace
  • Skip the line and reserved access to Brunelleschi Cupola
  • 48 hour full-access, skip-the-line passes to all parts of the Duomo Complex; includes: Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Opera del Duomo Museum 

 

Exclusions

  • Optional guide gratuities

 

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  There is no child discount for this tour; same price for all ages.  Hotel pickup not included; the meeting location at the tour office will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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