Early entrance tour of Accademia and skip-the-line Dome climb
Activities

Early entrance tour of Accademia and skip-the-line Dome climb

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get skip-the-line access to climb to the top of Florence Duomo
  • Walk the Duomo Terraces for incredible views over the city and of the Duomo itself
  • Enter the Accademia before the crowds to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’
What to expect

Dive into the art and architecture of Florence with skip-the-line access at two of Florence’s famous attractions. Slip into the famed Accademia Galleria before the crowds, arriving at Michelangelo's David without the bustle of others and enjoy exclusive access to the famed Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral's terraces and climb that incomparable dome all without waiting in line.

Let a local expert guide lead the way and revel at some of the greatest art and architecture produced during the Italian Renaissance. Meet outside the Accademia Galleria. Before the daytime crowds arrive, marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David as well as his unfinished sculptures known as "Slaves" granting you incredible insight into the mind of this Master artist. Then, explore the streets of Florence starting from Piazza della Signoria, arguably the most famous piazza in the city.

Next, head to Piazza del Duomo to marvel at the Baptistery and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the red-capped duomo brought to life by Filippo Brunelleschi. Step onto the cathedral's terraces with special entrance, and then climb to the top of the duomo (optional) with special skip-the-(long)-line access.

Sites Visited:

  • Accademia Gallery (Statue of David)
  • Piazza Repubblica
  • Orsanmichele Church (exterior)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio (exterior)
  • Dome Climb
  • Dome Terraces
  • Baptistery Doors (Gates of Paradise)
  • Florence Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
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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
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • 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
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Skip the line tickets to the Accademia Gallery
    • Special access to the Duomo Terraces
    • Skip the line access to climb the dome
    • Headsets (when needed)
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 2-14)
    • Infants (ages 0-1): free
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, Florence

    Meeting point:
    Please meet your guide 15 minutes prior to the start time in Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square
    What to remember
    • From 6 August 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
    • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit
    • You may be asked to go through security on this tour
    • You can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery
    • The Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, an alternative itinerary that includes an explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center will be provided
    • The Duomo (Cathedral) is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress
    • Unfortunately, guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Walks
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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