VIP David & Duomo Tour: Early Accademia Tour & Skip the Line Dome Climb with Exclusive Terrace Access

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3.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • See two of Florence's major highlights in the best possible way
  • Get skip-the-line access into each site
  • Visit the Accademia to learn about Michelangelo, his incomparable statue of David and his Slaves masterpieces
  • Gain exclusive entrance into Florence's Cathedral, which includes access to the terraces
  • VIP access extends to the (optional) climb up the famed dome for a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Sites Visited
  • Accademia Gallery (Statue of David)
  • Florence Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
  • Baptistery Doors (Gates of Paradise)
  • Dome Terraces
  • Dome Climb
  • Tour Includes
  • Early skip-the-line entrance at the Accademia Gallery
  • Special access Florence Duomo tour
  • Access to the Duomo Terraces
  • Skip-the-line Florence Duomo climb

Take a shortcut directly to the Duomo rooftop

Free Cancellation

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Latest Reviews

Great guide and great tour!

Matt was very knowledgeable and told an amazing story of the history of the Statue of David and Duomo. Highly recommended!

Angelo was amazing the way he wove key facts and made the stories very interesting. The David would have been just "okay" without this tour! His knowledge and easy-going personality make him a fantastic guide. And he was easy to understand. We had a tour guide at the colosseum (booked directly through the colosseum) who had a thick accent and wasn't entirely comfortable with English. That made us appreciate Angelo even more!! Loved going on the Terrace and Dome.

Great tour, great guide!

This was a great tour. I had expected us to end at the Ponte Vecchio but it was still really great. I would suggest that if advise potential customers that if they have a fear of heights or enclosed spaces this might not be a good choice for them. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Thank you!!

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

Piazza San Marco. Meet by the statue in the middle of the square.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Can I bring my bag into Florence Duomo?
Larger backpacks are not allowed inside Florence Duomo. Please make sure to only bring small handbags on this tour.
Does the Florence Duomo have a dress code?
Yes. The Florence Duomo is a holy place and as such, you are expected to wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees when you enter.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Do I need to bring my ID with me on this tour?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because the museums will check when we arrive.
Does the Florence Duomo ever close unexpectedly?
The Cathedral of Florence occasionally closes for special celebrations/festivities, including Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes an explanation of the Cathedral from the outside and extra highlights of the city center. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts if the Cathedral closes unexpectedly.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Does the Duomo Museum ever close unexpectedly?
The Duomo Museum closes the first Tuesday of each month. On these occasions we will include a visit of the Underground section of the Cathedral instead (Santa Reparata). We will hand you a ticket which is valid for 48 hours so you can visit the Museum on your own the following day.
Is the Dome Climb accessible to people with limited mobility?
There are 463 steps to the top of the Florence Duomo and no elevator. Also, the staircase and is narrow and, in the summer, pretty hot. We don't recommend it for the elderly, people with limitations on their mobility, or anyone with claustrophobia.