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

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Location: Florence
Category: Attractions / Museums
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Get rare skip the line access to climb to the top of Florence Duomo, potentially saving you hours of waiting in line.
- Walk the Duomo Terraces (rarely visited by the public) for incredible views over the city and of the Duomo itself.
- Enter the Accademia before the crowds to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’ in relative peace.
- Enjoy special access to a hidden room inside the Florence Duomo, plus the freedom to roam inside the velvet ropes of the basilica.
- Visit the Duomo Museum & Baptistery for a deeper dive into this incredible structure.
Summary
Dive deep into the history of great art and architecture in Florence with this all-access tour to the city’s most jaw-dropping attractions. From the heights of Florence Cathedral’s enormous dome; to the hallowed halls of the Accademia; and inside lesser-visited gems like the Duomo Museum and the Baptistery - this exclusive tour is an art-lover’s dream.
Description
This exclusive tour of David and the Duomo lets you skip the lines at two of Florence’s biggest attractions and revel in some of the greatest art and architecture produced during the Italian Renaissance. Visit Michelangelo’s ‘David’ before the crowds show up; climb the Florence Dome without waiting in line and explore areas of the Duomo usually closed to the public, and dig deeper at the Duomo Museum & Baptistery.

You’ll start first thing in the morning, meeting your local expert guide and intimate group of 15 people or fewer outside the Accademia. Before the daytime crowds show up, you’ll head into marvel at Michelangelo’s ‘David’ as well as his unfinished sculptures known as ‘Slaves’ which give incredible insight into the mind of the great artist. 

Next, it’s onto the Duomo Baptistery which is famous for its replicas of the bronze doors called the “Gates of Paradise” (don’t worry, you’ll see the real ones later, in the Duomo Museum). Inside the Baptistery packed with beautiful art and fascinating stories about the Medici family who were all baptized here. 

From there your guide takes you over to the Duomo Museum to show you what the original facade of the Cathedral actually looked like. While there you’ll also see masterpieces by Michelangelo and Donatello.
From the museum, you’ll skip lines into the Duomo where you’ll have special access to a room filled with original statues from the cathedral’s facade. Your guide will bring the unbelievable history of the Duomo’s construction to life as you explore the building. Your special access extends to the Cathedral itself, where you’ll step over the velvet ropes to see details up close. 

We’ve saved the best for last. After seeing all there is to see inside the Cathedral, you’ll visit the Duomo Terraces where you’ll use a special entrance to skip the (always long) line and climb all the way up to the top of the Duomo for the city’s most amazing views.


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets to the Accademia Gallery
Skip the line tickets to the Baptistery and access to Florence Duomo Museum
Special access inside the Duomo
Skip the line access to climb the dome
Expert English-speaking guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book In some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry 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).
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
In some cases, it may not be possible to enter the Bapistry 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).
Note: 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 (Cathedral) 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 cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: Please remember that the Duomo (Cathedral) 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 cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-03-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
August 01, 2020 October 31, 2020 8:00 AM Departure - Tues, Fri, Sat (except: 15 Aug 2020)
November 01, 2020 February 28, 2021 8:00 AM Departure - Not running
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:00 AM Departure - Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat (except 01 Apr 2021, 02 Apr 2021, 03 Apr 2021, 24 Jun 2021)
June 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 43.7779791, 11.2590351
Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Piazza+San+Marco,+50121+Firenze,+Italy/@43.7779791,11.2590351,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x132a541b5d55a899:0xfadb5139f44412d9
Notes: This is a centrally-located square adjacent to Via degli Arazzieri and Via Giorgio la Pira, about 1/3 mile north of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
End Location Address Duomo Terraces, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 43.7731364, 11.2532411
Address: Duomo Terraces, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122, IT
Notes:
Start Location Notes Piazza San Marco, Florence, 50121, IT
End Location Address Duomo Terraces, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €115.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €105.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Can I take photographs of Michelangelo’s ‘David’?

Currently you can – guards at the Accademia have relaxed rules around photography inside the gallery so you are allowed to take photos of David, although we cannot guarantee how long this will last.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption