Combo tour: Dome climb and Florence city walking tour
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Combo tour: Dome climb and Florence city walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Join a combined tour of Florence’s must-see attractions
  • Climb to the top of Florence's Dome on a guided tour
  • Learn from a professional guide who will show you the city's hidden treasures
What to expect

Start with a one-hour guided tour of the Cupola. The guide will talk you through the exterior view of the Cupola, but the only way to see the inside of the Dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps.

On your way up, discover the design of the Cupola and how it was built by Brunelleschi in 1418, find out why the corridors are so narrow and admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment. Look down and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see the balcony started, but never finished, in 1507; hear about the fascinating story of the balcony and the unfinished eighth side from the guide. Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, get enchanted by the panoramic view of the city in front of your eyes. The guide will talk about the history and art of Duomo Square and answer any of your questions about Florence Cathedral.

Later in the afternoon, meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start the walking tour. Receive insight into the history of this Renaissance city and how the incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. Begin with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before heading straight to Piazza del Duomo.

Whilst passing the Duomo Square, the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where you will see the Sculpture of David by Michelangelo. Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums of the world, before you reach the most famous old bridge of Florence known as Ponte Vecchio.

Your next stop is at Palazzo Pitti, one of the largest architectural monuments by Filippo Brunelleschi in Florence. As you walk through the narrow roads of this ancient city with lots of hidden treasures, the guide will answer all the curious secrets of the city. Finally, the guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers, and political figures who led to the Renaissance, before your last stop to La Strega Nocciola for delicious gelato.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees and reservation to climb the Cupola
    • Entrance tickets to the Crypt, Baptistery, Bell Tower and the Opera Duomo Museum visit at your own pace
    • Guided walking tour of Florence city center
    • Officially certified guide
    • Radio system to hear the guide
    • Free water bottle or gelato
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Guided tour of the Cathedral
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entrance fees to the attractions not listed above
    Reduced price
    • Child (6-11): reduced
    • Infant (0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the Arnold Coffee in Piazza Duomo or inside the café, floor -1.

    Walking tour: you will meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe Firenze (Via dei Brunelleschi, Piazza della Repubblica 1).

    Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure time in order to avoid any delays.

    What to remember
    • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, physically not fit to climb steps, pregnant women and suffering from vertigo, claustrophobia or heart problems
    • After the first validation, the ticket is valid for 72 hours: you can use it to visit the other monuments of the Duomo Complex on your own
    • You do not need a ticket to visit the Cathedral; you can enter it at any time before or after the tour
    • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
    • Respect the dress code: no shorts or sleeveless tops, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women and hats should not be worn inside. You may risk refused entry
    • Not wheelchair accessible (no elevators to climb the Cupola)
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
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    When
    • Every day at 10.00am and/or 3.00pm
    • The guided tour of the Cupola takes about 1 hour
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    Provider
    StarFlorence
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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