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

731 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 18

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


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Well worth the money vs trying to plan the tour yourself. Excellent knowledge and content made the time very informative and enjoyable.
Paul · Sep 24, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
We only had 2 days in Florence and the Duomo/David tour gave us the opportunity to see and fully appreciate both of these amazing sites in the morning. We had an knowledgeable tour guide who gave us interesting insights and the skip-the-line privilege saved us an incredible amount of waiting time. Well worth the investment!!
Pauline · Sep 21, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
This was my second time with the walking tour (the first time it lasted 6 hours) and this time it should last 3,5 hours. In any case, the girls who run the tours were very fluent in english and had a lots of understaning for all of us different people going on there. And of course, the best thing is, not having to wait in the clue! Would reccommend it!!!
Jasna · Sep 21, 2022 · Serbia · Female · 45 to 54 years
Kara and Marco was great
Mira · Sep 18, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our tour was led by a fantastic guide, Constanza. She made the tour for us with her in-depth knowledge sprinkled with wit and humour. Highly recommended.
Lee Ann · Sep 17, 2022 · United Kingdom · 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.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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 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.
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 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.

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