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Early Bird David & Duomo Tour

  • When does it run?

    Through March: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; April onwards: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

  • Start time

    Between 8:00am and 8:30am

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
  • Early Bird David & Duomo Tour
  • A 3-hour tour concentrating on Michelangelo’s statue of David and the Duomo
  • Skip-the-line Admission to Accademia Gallery
  • Skip-the-line Admission to the Duomo
  • Special access inside the Duomo
  • Skip-the-line access to climb the dome
  • Professional guide and live commentary

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Enjoy V.I.P. early access to Accademia and see Michelangelo’s David!
  • Climb up to the Duomo’s terrace and stand on top of one of the largest domes in the world!
  • See the Gates of Paradise at the Duomo!
  • Explore the Duomo with an all-access pass!
  • Meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide!

Overview

Gaze at Michelangelo’s masterpiece in Accademia and explore Santa Maria del Fiore on an Early Bird David & Duomo Tour!

With your Early Bird David & Duomo Tour tickets, you’ll enjoy early access to some of Florence’s most iconic landmarks and monuments. Representing the hero from the story of David and Goliath, the statue of David is nearly 17 feet tall and took nearly three years for Michelangelo to finish. Arrive early at Accademia Gallery to be the first ones to enter the premises. Then, at this point I your Florence trip, make your way to the Statue of David with your guide. You’ll also be able to see the unfinished Slaves that Michelangelo never completed, while your guide explains about the Statue of David and the life of Michelangelo. It’s what to do in Florence!

Afterwards, make your way to one of the most iconic landmarks in Florence: The Duomo. Also called the Santa Maria del Fiore, this domed cathedral is one of the most recognized features of Florence. See the real Gates of Paradise in the Duomo Museum as the main gates at the Baptistry are a replica. Then, climb up to the Duomo’s terrace to marvel at one of the largest domes of the world! Explore the Florence Cathedral with an all-access pass and see parts of the cathedral that most visitors don’t get to see. Finally, walk right up to the top of the Duomo and enjoy an unbeatable view of Florence and the surrounding hills while most visitors stand in long lines waiting for their turn. It’s one of the best things to do in Florence!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Through March: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; April onwards: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    Between 8:00am and 8:30am

  • Meeting Point

    5-11 Piazza di San Marco, Florence 50121

  • Ending Point


Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Early Bird David & Duomo Tour
  • A 3-hour tour concentrating on Michelangelo’s statue of David and the Duomo
  • Skip-the-line Admission to Accademia Gallery
  • Skip-the-line Admission to the Duomo
  • Special access inside the Duomo
  • Skip-the-line access to climb the dome
  • Professional guide and live commentary
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 48 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.

There are no refunds or re-bookings for late arrivals or no-shows.

There will be a group size of 15 or less people per guide.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers on this tour.

We advise our clients that the Cathedral of Florence is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the 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.

Please remember that the Duomo is a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy will not be held responsible if entry is denied due to improper dress.

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