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

1009 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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Total Customer Reviews: 1009

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Alma was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the sites. Appreciated being able to go to areas in the duomo that weren’t open to general public. And no lines!
Verified · Tracee · Sep 24, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our tour guide was excellent, extremely knowledgeable! I would 100% rec commend you take this tour especially if you’ve seen the long lines as this tour gets you fast passes past the line, also the climb to duomo is a must.
Viator customer · Sep 18, 2023
Angelo was really great! He taught us so much on the tour, not only about things in Florence but also Rome! Very funny and well educated.
Verified · Alexandra · Sep 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years
Elenora was very knowledgeable, had great communication and was very friendly. Would definitely recommend doing this tour as it gave you special access on the Duomo terraces and enabled us to skip several very long lines! Tour really finishes after the terraces visit - you’re then left to go up the Dome if you want to.
Viator customer · Sep 14, 2023
Great experience, and I definitely recommend this tour! It is worth it to do the skip the line AND early tour. If you do not do this you will wait in line for hours. We got right in and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. There was one difficult person on our tour who brought a backpack but insisted they should be let in (there are no backpacks allowed) our tour guide handled this beautifully and didn’t make anyone uncomfortable even though the guest was being rude.
Viator customer · Sep 14, 2023

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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