The Duomo Complex Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceFirenze, Italy
Likely to Sell Out

From $142.21

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Discover the secrets of Florence's Duomo on a private tour with a certified guide. In addition to providing pick–up from the doorstep of your accommodation, your guide offers facts and stories often unheard of by visitors. Head inside the Baptistery to admire the beautiful Byzantine mosaics of the vault as well as the "Gate of Paradise." You also see the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and the "Opera del Duomo."
  • Learn about the history and artistry of the Duomo
  • See Michelangelo's famous "La Pieta" masterpiece
  • Headsets are provided so you can hear your guide clearly
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Private guide for 3 hours
  • Headsets
  • Pick up (by foot) from your hotel if centrally located
  • Ticket to Baptistery, Museum, and Cathedral
  • Ticket to Brunelleschi's Dome (if option is selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket to the Brunelleschi's Dome (if option wasn't selected)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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

    Piazza San Giovanni 1, Old Gate of the Orphanage of Bigallo

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Clients will be picked up by their private guide if the accommodation is centrally located. The pick up is by foot (no taxi or van transportation)

What To Expect

Piazza del Duomo

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

Traveler Photos

31 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 31 reviews
Georgina_W, Feb 2023
Hilaria was a superb guide who brought everything to life for us. A very thorough tour that helped us appreciate the history and importance of all we saw
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such an amazing review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time with our guide learning about the beautiful art of the Duomo Complex Museum. We hope you will come to visit our wonderful city again soon! Kind regards, ACCORD Team
An Art History class in 4 hours.
Thomas_A, Nov 2022
Our guide, Marcello was extraordinarily knowledgeable, with outstanding insight; this being said by someone who is not prone to hyperbole. In 20 trips to Italy I have never experienced anyone with this level of expertise, and combined with his Florentine pride of ownership, made our time together extremely satisfying.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Thomas, thank you for your review and your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed our guide Marcello, he truly is a true expert on everything regarding Florence. Florence is a beautiful city, with breathtaking monuments that are really worth a visit, so we are glad that you chose our agency to do it. Come back to Florence soon for another tour! Best regards, ACCORD Team
Great tour
Giuliana_M, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Stefano was filled with great information. Tour very good. Highly recommended for families
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi Giuliana, thank you for leaving a review! It will be very helpful to other people to make the choice of booking this tour which is proudly our pearl! We are glad you enjoyed your time with our guide and in our beautiful monuments. We hope you will come to visit our wonderful city again soon! Kind regards, ACCORD Team
An experience we will never forget!
Emily_G, Jun 2022
Phenomenal! So much helpful information from our guide. She kept our 7 & 10 year olds engaged and even had prizes for them after completing quizzes at the end of the tour.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for leaving us your review, Emily_G! It's well appreciated and having our clients feedback is very important to help us improving our service. We are glad you loved your time on Dome's top with our guide! We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards ACCORD Team
Wonderful tour with Maria Cristina
Chasti_B, Jun 2022
Maria Cristina was absolutely wonderful! My daughter (18) and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. If we had not had this private tour, we would have missed out on so many interesting and special places. She listened to what questions we had, figured out what might interest us from there and then shared some really cool things. We had a little hiccup meeting with her at first but I think it was down to a cultural/linguistic error where we understood something in parentheses to be a the name of the bell tower but it was actually another building and was an added fact. She waited and when we called they directed us to her easily. Maria Cristina was kind, spoke perfect English, had extra material on her iPad and was just generally knowledgeable and the perfect person to give us our tour. She was very personable and I thought getting this private tour was absolutely worth it.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Chasti_B, thank you for your review! Your opinion is always very important. We are glad you enjoyed our service and our guide Maria Cristina :) We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards Accord Team
Amazing Tour!
Kirk_A, Jun 2022
Natalia (our guide) was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. The time we spent with her flew by! It was wonderful to spend time with her and we learned so much about everything on our tour. Can’t say enough great things!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Kirk_A, thank you for your review. Your opinion is always very important. We are glad you enjoyed our service and our guide Natalia 😊 We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards Accord Team
Duomo tour with private guide
Nina_B, Jun 2022
Virginia is an amazing guide. Very informative and has a wealth of knowledge. She was patient with all the questions we asked. I would recommend her to anyone.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Nina, thank you for your review. Your opinion is always very important. We are glad you enjoyed our service and our guide Virginia😊 We hope to see you in the future for new experiences! Kind regards ACCORD Team
Must See Tour
Timothy_C, May 2022
Natalia, our tour guide, was excellent. She was knowledgeable and interesting. Our only recommendation would be to provide a better vantage point for looking at the ceiling frescoes
A full and personal experience with Claudia!
DArcy_V, May 2022
Claudia was the best guide. She explained so much foundation and details of art history as it fit into history. She explained stories of the art we saw and answered questions we had about present time Florence. Most helpful and easy going in terms of time. We were the only two with her and she accommodated my need for slowness due to a back back. Book with her! I wish we had known her before we booked other tours or we would have requested her.
Great company
Kristina_T, Apr 2022
Great company, easy to work with, very accomodating and flexible, worked with us to reschedule multiple times.
Fantastic guide, wonderful experience
Julia_M, Feb 2022
We loved Natalie, she was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, engaging, interesting and fun. She brought the whole Duomo story to life, with lots of inside information and snippets of stories of life at the time of building. She got us engaged by asking us questions, always including our 15 Yr old son as well. We covered the Baptistry, the Duomo and of course the beautiful Brunelleschi cupola, the only downside was that Viator let her down with our having to queue in the rain to get into the Duomo. Not Natalia's fault at all but she was upset and tried to refuse our tip. Very poor show by Viator, we'll take it up with them separately. We still had a wonderful experience so thank you Natalia!!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We try to select the best guides and Natalia is definitely one of them!!! We are really sorry that you had to queue under the rain, we'll definitely get to the bottom of it. We hope you'll come and see us again soon! Best regards, ACCORD Team
Marcello is the best.
Charles_K, Sep 2021
Marcello was fantastic. Probably the best guide we have ever had. Great insights and behind the scenes info. Very personable, felt like we were touring with a relative.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, Marcello is an incredible guide! He is funny, yet so knowledgeable. The Duomo Complex is wonderful and we are very happy that you enjoyed the visit with our company. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to meeting you again in the future!
Deceptive advertising
Luigi_D, Sep 2019
The tour and the guide were excellent, but the ad confirmation led us to believe we were going to be picked up and transported to the Duomo. Not the case.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you for leaving us your feedback, however we would have appreciated a higher rating as you found the tour and the guide excellent. The pick up with private tours is usually arranged with the clients and is normally agreed to be at the hotel, however the guide would walk with clients. In your specific case your hotel was a little outside of the historic city centre and the guide suggested to take together public transportation. The transfer with a private car is never included unless specifically requested. We are glad anyway that you enjoyed the visit.
Great Tour
Peter_L, Aug 2019
Francesca was a terrific guide. She took us all over the Duomo complex without having to wait in any lines. She gave us a lot of terrific information and answered all of our questions about the Duomo and Florence. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review, it is very important to us to have our clients satisfied and reward our daily hard work. We hope to see you again in Florence!
Our Expectations Were Exceeded
Danielle_P, Mar 2019
I traveled to Florence with my 83 year old mother and wanted to tour the Duomo. Our tour could not have been better. Silvia, our guide, was amazing. She requested permission for my mother to be allowed to sit in areas that were off limits and it was allowed. She was exceptionally knowledgeable in history and about the Duomo Complex. She was patient and kind. Her English was easy to understand. She welcomed questions and kept the tour at our pace--whatever that was. We had three hours. The tour was worth every dime. I highly recommend!!
Amazin Tour of the Duomo Complex!
Clay_R, Mar 2019
Our tour guide Riccardo was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. He paced the tour to make sure our kids were able to keep up and customized the presentations to ensure their involvement. This experience was by far the highlight of our two week trip to Italy. Ask for Riccardo!
Professional guide
Jaap_v, Mar 2019
We had to wait in line, but no problem, our guide had a lot to tell about the Dome and Florence. He was from Florence and knew a lot. So we had a really nice time with him. Very satisfied about him.
There is a lot to see on this tour...
Paul M, Jul 2018
There is a lot to see on this tour, so be prepared to move quickly. Our guide started us off in the Baptistry and was very knowledgeable about the history of the building, the architecture inside and the artwork. We then moved on to the Duomo Museum. It would be easy to spend days in the museum but we moved fairly quickly through it so we could make our appointment to climb to the top of the dome of the Duomo. It's a lot of steps but it's not all in one straight shot so it's not too bad. Our guide pointed out the incredible scenes on the frescoes in the top of the dome. From there it was another climb out to the very roof itself. From here we enjoyed the stunning 360 degree views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. As for our guide, she was very friendly and engaging in addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the Duomo...the history, the art, and the architecture. She made a special effort to connect with our teenage sons, especially our youngest 13. Overall this tour was absolutely fantastic. The only downside is that we had to gloss over a lot of the museum's exhibits because of the time needed to start and complete the climb. Our tickets allowed us to go back to the Duomo complex including the museum anytime over the next 72 hours but as we were already booked up we weren't able to take advantage.
jose_m, Apr 2022
Hicimos la reserva con viator y su agente en Milán no reservo las entradas a la última cena, aunq habíamos reservado con meses de anticipación no pudiendo entrar
Le Duomo voyage dans le temps
Gilles_K, Jun 2021
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié de visiter le Duomo. C’est un vrai voyage dans le temps. Nous conseillons vivement la visite guidée de la coupole.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Au nom de toute l’équipe de ACCORD Smart Tours & Experiences, je tiens à vous remercier de partager ce superbe commentaire sur notre visite! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre expérience et nous sommes d’accord, le Dôme de Brunelleschi est un joyau rare!. Nous nous réjouissons de votre prochaine visite à Florence... à bientôt!