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

1072 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: 1072

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Eleanor was highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the art and history on our tour. Great experience!
Verified · Caroline · Jun 09, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Chiara is a fabulous tour guide! Her English is excellent, and she made rhe stories of the artists and the builders of the Duomo come alive.
Verified · Lindy · May 18, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
We enjoyed our VIP David & Duomo Tour: Early Accademia Tour & Skip-the-Line Dome Climb with Exclusive Terrace Access. The Accademia visit focused on the works of Michelangelo and was a great lead up to the main event of David. The guide provided useful information and was able to answer our questions. The Duomo was amazing and we really enjoyed the time on the terrace and climb up to the top of the dome. The views are simply stunning! The tickets also allowed up to spend more time in the church, the museum, and crypts for up to 72-hours, which was great. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone wanting to see David and visit the Duomo.
Verified · Philip · Apr 21, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
The tour was very well organized and delivered on the promises made in the website listing of the tour. We prefer to use Walks of Italy tours due to the small groups and excellent tour guides. Greta was very well informed on the subject of our tour and made the tour very fun and interesting.
Verified · Michelle · Apr 15, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
It was a well designed tour. The booking process was easy and the subject matter was excellent. Our tour guide, Claus (sp?), is obviously well educated and passionate about art history, but he was easily distracted and had a lot of trouble staying on topic. He is a nice man but he was very difficult to follow.
Verified · Craig · Apr 11, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years


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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Is this tour suitable for children?
Due to security reasons, children under 7 years of age aren't allowed to climb to the Terraces and minors under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
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.

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