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

777 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 18

Why take this tour?


  • See two of Florence's major highlights in the best possible way in one epic morning.
  • Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery and Florence’s cathedral, helping you make the most of every second.
  • Visit the Accademia to learn about Michelangelo, his incomparable statue of David, and his Slaves masterpieces.
  • Gain exclusive skip-the-line entrance into Florence's cathedral, including access to the terraces—available to only a select few.
  • Climb to the top of the famed dome at your own pace after the tour for a once-in-a-lifetime view over Florence and beyond.
  • 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

Get to know two of Florence’s most spectacular masterpieces on an in-depth tour with VIP access.

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Very VIP - Fantastic experience, great tour guide, access to private areas, great tour!
Alicen · Mar 25, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Klaas was the best guide we’ve ever had on a tour. All of my Walks experiences have been great, but he was the best ever.
Lisa · Mar 16, 2023 · Male · 18 to 24 years
Llamas was a fantastic guide! We have done several tours with Walks, and they’ve all be great, but he was really next level.
Lisa · Mar 16, 2023 · Male · 18 to 24 years
We had an amazing experience on our VIP tour of the David and Duomo with Terraces. Our guide Klaas made the art and history come alive with fun anecdotes and an engaging style. The dome climb is 100% worth the effort. (Being able to access the terraces to stop halfway up definitely helped!) Seeing the crowds waiting as we finished our tour really made us appreciate the special access we were given. The whole experience was beyond my expectations!
Henry · Mar 16, 2023 · Female · 45 to 54 years
We visited the David and climbed the Duomo, our guide Angela was wonderful! She clearly loves art, history and shared her knowledge of the artists, architecture and culture with our group.
Anne · Mar 08, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

Piazza San Marco. Meet by the statue in the middle of the square. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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