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Guided Tour of Duomo Square: Skip-The-Line at Florence Cathedral with Exclusive Terrace Entry and Wine Tasting

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Get exclusive entry into the Cathedral’s terrace and enjoy incredible panoramic views
  • Follow your guide through the stunning interiors of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Discover Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescos and Bandinelli’s marble choir
  • Indulge your taste buds with some Chianti wine and cheese
  • 72-hour entrance ticket to the Baptistery, the Giotto's bell tower, the Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Upgrade your tour to include a Tuscan lunch with drinks at a historic restaurant
  • Overview

    Skip the line to enjoy priority access to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and discover the Duomo Square. Enjoy a glass of crisp Chianti wine with cheese and balsamic vinegar to get the local flavours.

    Your ticket offers additional perks, including an exclusive access to the cathedral’s Terrace. Climb up to the magnificent Brunelleschi’s Dome and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city. Visit Baptistery, Crypt of St. Reparata, and Giotto's bell tower at your own pace in the Duomo Complex. Make this an unforgettable and adventurous visit to Florence!

    You can choose to upgrade your tour to include an amazing Tuscan lunch along with drinks at the end of the tour.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    Nov - Mar: Approx 1.5 hours + Tasting time
    Apr - Oct: Approx 1 hour + Tasting time

    Start time

    November - March: 10:00am 
    April - October: 10:30am 

    So, there's no last-minute rush please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early.

    Meeting Point

    Piazza San Giovanni 19 red (In front of Scudieri Cafè)

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

    Itinerary

    Meet your tour guide at Piazza San Giovanni and kick start the day! 

    Your expert guide will lead you through the stunning interiors of the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Enjoy priority access to the cathedral as you skip past the serpentine queues, accompanied by your licensed English speaking local guide. Prepare to be amazed by the superb collections of artworks preserved inside Santa Maria del Fiore. Take a moment to discover Paolo Uccello’s clock, Vasari’s frescos and Bandinelli’s marble choir.

    Head to the exclusive terrace of the Cathedral and enjoy incredible panoramic views from the north terrace. The view of the city, distant hills and scenery surrounding the castle is simply stunning, dominated by the majestic Brunelleschi’s Dome.

    Walk a few steps from the Cathedral square and indulge in delicious Chianti wine and cheese with balsamic vinegar, a local delight. After exploring the sights to your heart’s content, the tour comes to a close at the same place as start point, Piazza San Giovanni.

    Your ticket allows for additional perks such as priority access to higher ground from the Cathedral. You may climb up to the magnificent Dome and enjoy spectacular 360° view of Florence. Take this opportunity and visit other monuments like the Baptistery, Crypt of St. Reparata, and Giotto's bell tower on your own at the Duomo Complex. This special ticket is valid for 72 hours.

    Upgrade your tour to include a Tuscan lunch accompanied by drinks in a historic restaurant at the heart of the characteristic Medicean district, near the Cathedral Square.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guide
    • 72 hour entrance ticket for the Duomo Complex Monuments
    • Priority access to the Dome during the guided visit
    • Sample of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar
    • Lunch (if option chosen)
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details. The agency is open from Monday to Saturday between 7:30am and 8:00pm and on Sunday and National Holidays between 7:30am and 5:00pm.

    There will be steps to climb. The numbers of steps to reach the top of each monument are: -

    Terraces: 153

    Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310 from the Terraces

    Giotto's Bell Tower: 414

    Show a document proving children’s age upon request.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    A minimum of 2 persons are required for the tour to operate. Maximum 20 people are allowed for the tour.

    Access to the Cathedral is allowed only if equipped with suitable clothing: is forbidden entry with shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses. Access to the Dome, the Campanile and the museum is not allowed with bulky bags and backpacks. The cloakroom is located at the ticket office of the Museum.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.