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

1025 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 access to the terraces at the Florence cathedral—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) (entrance morning tour only)
  • Baptistery Doors (Gates of Paradise)
  • Dome Terraces
  • Dome Climb
  • Tour Includes
  • Early skip-the-line entrance at the Accademia Gallery
  • 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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Total Customer Reviews: 1025

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4.9 /5
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The tour was so informative. The pace was great. The guide so friendly and knowledgeable
Verified · Tracy · Oct 11, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Alma was our guide and she was amazing. Friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, she has it all. We especially enjoyed the history and background information provided during our tour of David. Her passion and enthusiasm made the tour even more enjoyable. Thank you!
Verified · Donna · Oct 07, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our tourcguide Angelo was fantastic. He was friendly and knowledgeable. This tour is one you must do at least once.
Verified · Karen · Oct 06, 2023 · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our guide Angelo was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time. The experience is something you must do at least once.
Verified · Karen · Oct 06, 2023 · Female · 55 to 64 years
Angela was an amazing tour guide for our David and Doumo tour. She gave us just the right amount of details at each location to help us understand and appreciate the work of art. She also gave us a few minutes at each location to take photos on our own, go to the bathroom if needed etc. She was wonderful! Highly recommend.
Verified · Rachel · Oct 04, 2023 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years

Meeting Point

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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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