Duomo Express Guided Tour with Special Skip-the-Line Access

Firenze, Italy

From $24.39

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Skip long lines with priority access tickets to see the Florence Duomo, one of the city’s most striking architectural masterpieces. Maximize time with this express tour, learning about the building’s history and art from a local guide. See stained-glass windows, elaborate frescoes, and Vasari’s The Last Judgment that lines the 375-foot high dome.
  • Skip the line with no-wait access into the Florence Duomo
  • Learn about the church’s history and art in an express tour
  • See the building’s highlights including stained-glass windows
  • Admire the 375-foot high dome from inside the church

What's Included

  • No wait access to the Florence Duomo
  • 30-minute guided tour with an expert, English-speaking local guide
  • Entry tickets to the Museo della Misericordia
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Duomo, 19
    Piazza del Duomo, 19, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Your meeting point is in front of Museo della Misericordia, located in Piazza del Duomo. Your representative will be waiting for you on top of the steps next to the Museum entrance, in front of Giotto’s bell tower, holding a ‘Florence Duomo Guided Tour – City Wonders & AFTOURS sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Museo della Misericordia di Firenze

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The Duomo in Florence stands alone and can be enjoyed without a tour guide.
It was not a very long tour but it was a great way to get into the Duomo faster and learn about the church's history and construction.
Even if you are tired of Churches and Cathedrals, you must visit the Duomo.
176 reviews
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A great tour with a fantastic guide
Allan_G, Mar 2023
A fascinating tour with plenty of time to explore and ask questions. Our tour guide Martina was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We never felt rushed and she went out of her way to be sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the tour. Thank you and, your Mom should be proud of your work! :)
Adequate, but nothing special
Alexander_B, Mar 2023
The skip-the-line ticket was helpful, but the tour was surface-level and not very informative. We would’ve appreciated more information than what was provided in the really short tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Alexander_B, Thank you for reviewing your Duomo Express Tour with us on Viator. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Skip-the-Line service, however we regret that you found our tour to not be informative enough. Your comments have been communicated with our management team so that we may address the area of concern you mentioned. Thank you again for your valued feedback. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders Instagram: citywonderstours Facebook: City Wonders Twitter: @City_Wonders
Philip_C, Feb 2023
Amazing guide. Scholarly, insightful, informative. Very knowledgeable and gracious. Our guide was amazing and invited us to ask questions. The tour was highly interactive. It was awesome!
I want a refund.
Nico_G, Jan 2023
I want a refund and was never able to access the tour. We were at the location at the correct time and were never met or contacted by the tour guide.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Nico_G, Please reach out to us via email at info@citywonders.com with your full name, booking reference number, and some additional information to what you listed here. We are sorry that you could not meet up with your tour guide at the Duomo and would like to continue this conversation further. If we were at fault in any way, we will make things right with you. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Quick and to the point!!!
liza_b, Jan 2023
Quick but informative tour. It was all we needed at least. Sophia our guide was very knowledgeable and took time to answer our questions. She also had good recommendations of other places of interest. I would definitely recommend this tour, specially if your husband does not like extensive tours ;-)
Tour of the Duomo
Lynda_V, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We got an excellent overview of the Duomo and she was extremely accomodating in staying back and answering questions. Highly recommend this tour.
Viviana was very engaging...
Annie_F, Jan 2023
Viviana was very engaging and knowledgeable. She made the experience worthy. The Duomo was very interesting to see in real life and learn about its history. Great experience.
Change Duomo to Cathedral to avoid mistakes!
Pedro_P, Jan 2023
Duomo is not Dome in Italian, it is a Cathedral. it is either bad faith or ingenuity to call Duomo rather than Cathedral, while writing everything else in English. Please change the title to make clear for non-Italian speakers! Only in my group 4 other people had understood Duomo = Dome!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Pedro_P, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback on Viator. Your comments have been communicated to our product team for further review. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
10 minute tour ...
lorraine_m, Nov 2022
10 minute tour The guide needs to improve her English Not a good experience at all 😡 Not interested in saying more
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello lorraine_m, We would like to extend our sincere apologies for the inadequate service experience you shared with us at the Duomo. Specifically, we feel sorry to hear that your guide was difficult to understand and missed conveying the knowledge required in an engaging manner. Kind regards, Edgar J. from City Wonders
The tour guide was...
Elena_C, Nov 2022
The tour guide was wonderful and indeed, we went straight in without waiting in line. She told us some wonderful facts about the surroundings. But I personally don't think one needs a tour of the Duomo unless one wants to go up the 400 something steps to the actual dome, which is fantastic. But if you are not willing to go up, one doesn't really need a tour of the actual cathedral alone.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hey Elena_C, We want to thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review on Viator. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the company of your wonderful guide, as well as our Skip-the-Line access into the Duomo. It's unfortunate that you did not enjoy climbing the Duomo as much as the other aspects of the tour. We understand that there could be a lot of walking involved. We hope to see you again on one of our other unique tours in the future -- and we may recommend one of which does not involve any climbing. All the best, Edgar J. City Wonders
Lovely quick tour, skip...
Taylor_J, Nov 2022
Lovely quick tour, skip the line and learn about the Duomo with a very nice tour guide! If you don’t have time to climb the dome this is the tour!
Il Duomo
William_W, Nov 2022
The tour guide was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. It was a small group so we could ask questions. It was a worthwhile experience.
The Duomo ....the Short Version!
Pamela_G, Nov 2022
The Duomo was gorgeous and the guide was very interesting. We only wished it covered a bit more of the Duomo. The tour was shorter than we exited.
It was alright.
EDUARDO_M, Nov 2022
It was alright. The organizer the tour and guide was on time and tried her best to relate the Duomo's history. A rather short tour with the dome's painting the only main point of interest compared to other Duomo. Perhaps a little less entrance fee.
Moving experience
Todd_H, Nov 2022
Veronica our tour guide was great and made it an interactive tour. We would have never learned as much about the church on our own. Highly recommend the tour company and hopefully you get Veronica.
Great tour of the Duomo!
Shannon_G, Oct 2022
Tour was great! Lots of good information from the guide. About 45 minutes in length, which was perfect. Just long enough to hear about the history of the Duomo, then we went off on our own to explore.
Great trip.
Babette_K, Oct 2022
Being inside the Duomo was amazing! Loved skipping the entry line. Am tired . Been travel long for 14 hours and am at chicago airport with a three hour layover and have at least another four hour flight. Would like to submit this and be done
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review! Our entire team is thrilled to hear that you loved your tour. We would all like to thank you for the kind words and for choosing City Wonders. We hope to see you again on any of our other unique tours in the future. Kindest regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Quick and good
Matthew_B, Oct 2022
Express tour was great, perfect amount of time and explanation to enjoy! When we went there was no line to skip but it was worth it for a short guided tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review! Our entire team is thrilled to hear that you loved your tour. We would all like to thank you for the kind words and for choosing City Wonders. We hope to see you again on any of our other unique tours in the future. Kindest regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Fast & interesting
Vidya_H, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Isabella or Elizabeth ( sorry) was wonderful guide. Very thorough & had deep knowledge & interest to share. Thank you
Giving it 1 star because I can’t give it 0 stars
Julie_W, Oct 2022
An absolute waste of money. My only consolation is that I wasted only 25€ and not more. Despite arriving -5-20 minutes ahead of our departure time, I was unable to find the tour group at the address shown on my ticket amid the thousands of other visitors who’d amassed the Duomo at the same time (11 AM), and the tour operator’s decision not to use any identifier, such as a flag. Worse than the lost money was the fact that I‘d arranged my day around this tour, and had to then rearrange it after I missed it, which caused me to then miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the statue of David. Also, after having missed the tour, I found I was able to buy the ticket directly with immediate access to the complex for the same price. I would have been better off, and would recommend to others, arriving at the ticket office around 8 AM and viewing the Dom and complex immediately while the line is short. This will then give you time to see the statue of David the same day if you wish. Granted, it was not a guided tour, but in retrospect I would’ve been better off to just rely on Wikipedia for the information I wanted to learn. I would never recommend this tour or operator to anyone!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello Julie_W, We’re sorry to hear that you couldn’t find our meeting point. On the booking voucher we always include directions to the meeting point along with GPS coordinates and pictures. Customers who have difficulty finding us are also invited to give us a call and our customer care team would be happy to direct you further. We are very saddened to hear that you missed such an important opportunity in your life -- and we completely understand how frustrating that is. Kindest regards, Edgar J. City Wonders