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VIP David & Duomo Tour: Early Accademia Access & Skip-the-Line Dome Climb

By Walks of Italy


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  • Rare skip-the-line access to climb Brunelleschi's dome

  • First entry to the Accademia to avoid crowds & see David

  • Special access to a hidden room inside Florence's Duomo

  • Walk the Duomo Terraces for incredible views over the city

  • Intimate, small-group tour with 15 people or fewer

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Skip the line tickets to the Accademia Gallery

  • What's included

    Skip the line tickets to the Baptistery and access to Florence Duomo Museum

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Special access inside the Duomo

  • What's included

    Skip the line access to climb the dome

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • Children younger than 2 are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers.

  • The Duomo is subject to closure during special celebrations and festivities. In this case, your guide will provide a detailed tour from the exterior.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • In some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistery on your guided tour due to long security lines. At these times your guide will skip the Opera del Duomo Museum and provide tickets to visit the Museum on your own ( they are valid for 3 days).

  • The Museum and Baptistery (from the inside) will not be included for the remainding of the year. You will enjoy a brake before entering the cathedral and climbing the terrace-dome.

What you can expect

With its wealth of Renaissance art and centuries-old architecture around every turn, there's no shortage of cultural heritage on display in Florence. Seek out 2 of the city's must-see sites and make the most of your visit to each, beating the crowds and skipping the lines to see Michelangelo's David and climb to the dome atop Florence's Duomo cathedral.

Rise and shine to meet up first thing with your guide, who's orchestrated the perfect sightseeing outing, factoring in timing, skip-the-line entry, and special access to make sure you get the most out of every minute. Step inside the Galleria dell'Accademia right as the doors open, avoiding the crowds that throng the gallery later in the day, and set up close to David, Michelangelo's sculptural masterpiece, as well as the unfinished works known as the Slaves.

Inside the Duomo, get special access to go beyond the ropes and visit a secret room where original statues from the cathedral's facade are stored. Finally, gaze out over the city from the terraces and skip the line to climb to the top of Brunellechi's magnificent dome, the largest masonry dome ever built and an incredible feat of Renaissance engineering.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Florence
  • Florence Tuscany

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • In Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Firenze Toscana

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