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

799 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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Great tour guide.
Joe · May 22, 2023 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
Fabulous tour. Antonio is a very friendly, passionate and knowledgeable guide. Seeing David whilst there were few people in the gallery is an exceptional experience. Loved the whole tour and highly recommend .
Julie · May 14, 2023 · New Zealand · Female · 55 to 64 years
Perfect tour. Truly VIP. Skipped all the lines and the guide was really great.
Anna · May 13, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Angelo was awesome. Kept the information fun while also providing a great level of detail. The content of the tour (David and the Duomo) is awesome no matter what, but Angelo really heightened the experience.
Antonio · May 10, 2023 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years
During tour of Accedamia we spent too much time sitting and listening to the guide tell us about the Medicis (over an hour?). But we could have listened while we walked around and looked at things instead of just sitting there like a class group. We only really saw the David statue and nothing else at the Accedamia. I would have liked to see a few more things there. The Duomo tour section and climb was excellent.
Catherine · May 09, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 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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