Meet your dedicated English-speaking guide, a knowledgeable and charismatic expert, and set off for a memorable Duomo private tour.  Your guide will lead you to discover the breathtaking Duomo of Florence, officially named Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.  Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the Duomo is the third largest church in the world (after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London) and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century.  The numerous different styles that you'll encounter in the building bear witness to changing tastes over the long period of time that elapsed between its foundation and its completion.  Discover masterpieces such as Paolo Uccello's clock, Vasari's frescoes and Bandinelli's marble choir.

Then, begin your ascent to Florence heaven: the staircase climb, through narrow and open-air corridors that have been closed to the public for centuries, will be rewarded by an incomparable view of the city from the Duomo rooftop in Florence.  It will be more than worth it: the terraces, 32 meters (105 ft) high, are generally closed to the public, but they will be open especially for you and your private party!  Enjoy your Duomo private tour skywalk; it will be like floating between the city landscape, with its ancient roofs and towers, and the imposing Dome standing just a few meters above your head.  Be ready to marvel once you learn all about the stunning architecture and engineer work behind the massive self-standing cathedral dome.  Follow your guide around the terrace and discover how it was built, and still firmly dominates the Florence skyline after 600 years.  With his astonishingly innovative approach in vaulting the dome space without any scaffolding, Brunelleschi changed the rules of architecture forever, by inventing the way to defy gravity and reach eternity.

Finally, if you feel like going further up after your terrace experience, you can reach the top of Brunelleschi's Cupola (the Dome) and enjoy the opportunity to reach the 91-metre-high (300 ft) panoramic viewpoint.

We also offer a semi-private Duomo Skywalk tour with per-person pricing.  For that option, please click this link:  Duomo Skywalk - Florence Heaven Semi-Private Walking Tour 

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 2 Persons Only):
$686.38
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 3 Persons Only):
$811.85
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 4 Persons Only):
$937.33
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 5 Persons Only):
$1,062.80
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 6 Persons Only):
$1,188.28
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 7 Persons Only):
$1,313.75
Private Tour
(Total Per Group, 8 Persons Only):
$1,439.23

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Tour / Activity Details

2.5 hours
12:00 noon - Monday through Friday

7 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 6 persons per tour.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied on the tour by an adult.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are PER GROUP based on the number of persons specified.  Rates are 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

  • Currently, all European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums, as well as every indoor bar and restaurant
  • For guests arriving from outside Europe, the following items must be provided for entrance - 1) proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance, and 2) a document of recognition.
  • Those who do not possess the specified documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.
  • The wearing of a face mask is currently mandatory in all indoor public spaces in Italy.

 

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Engllish-speaking fully licensed Art & History guide
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral (skip the line)
  • Exclusive opening of the Duomo terraces
  • Climb on top of Brunelleschi's Dome (skip the line)
  • Earphones for bigger groups

 

Please Note

  • During the ordering process, you must agree to provide specific emailed agreement to the guides' standard Rain Policy and Terms and Conditions, which will be sent to you along with your E-Ticket.
  • STAIR CLIMBING - Please note the number of steps to reach the top of each monument: Terraces: 153 - Terraces + Brunelleschi's Dome: 153 + 310
  • ACCESSIBILITY - This tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
  • HEALTH ISSUES - Guides do not recommend this visit for people with heart pathologies, people suffering from claustrophobia or dizziness, and pregnant women.
  • TOUR LANGUAGE - Please note your preferred tour language on the Order Form (English, Italian, German, French or Spanish).
  • DRESS CODE - The Duomo is a place of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • COMFORT - Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Access to the Terrace with heels or flip flops is not recommended.
  • CHILDREN - Minors must be accompanied by their parents, parents are responsible for their children.
  • FORBIDDEN - It is absolutely forbidden to: lean over or lean against the balcony railing, cross the cordon, or stick out cell phones, cameras or other objects.

 

7 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 6 persons per tour.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied on the tour by an adult.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are PER GROUP based on the number of persons specified.  Rates are 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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