Guided tour

Historic Siena: Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: My Tour in Italy

Historic Siena: Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: My Tour in Italy

From US$ 21.46 per person

See the artistic, religious, and cultural treasures of Siena on a 90-minute guided walking tour. The best way to take in Siena's important sites is on foot, as your guide tells you about the city’s noble families and the famous Siena palio along the way.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Siena's rich history and culture on a walking tour
  • Hear about the city’s noble families and the tradition of the Siena palio
  • See highlights, such as the Piazza del Campo and the Palazzo Comunale
  • Admire works by artists such as Pisano and Donatello in the cathedral
  • Discover the history behind each turn and monument from your guide
Full description
See the highlights of Siena on a walking tour as your guide tells you about the development of the city over the centuries and you enjoy the spectacular scenery and monuments. As you visit Siena’s major attractions such as the central Piazza del Campo, the Palazzo Comunale, the Cathedral, and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico you’ll learn about each of these sights in depth from your guide. You’ll also hear about the noble families that were instrumental in the history of the city, including the Piccolomini, Tolomei, and Salimbeni, and see their palazzos. You’ll learn about the great tradition of the palio and hear stories of pilgrimage and saintliness that distinguish Siena. You can decide to finish the tour with a visit to Cathedral where numerous artistic treasures are preserved. Entrance to the Cathedral is available at an additional cost. You’ll see works by artists such as Pisano, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Donatello, Pinturicchio, and Gianlorenzo Bernini. During the summer you can also see the marvelous marble floor, which is a unique work in the history of art.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour of Siena
  • Entrance ticket to Siena Cathedral (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that during the winter season (from November 16th to March 14th) the tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 4 people
  • The tour can be bilingual
  • The Cathedral admission is not available on Sundays and on bank holidays
  • In the absence of the documents required for the COVID-19 security measures, it will not be possible to participate in the activity and no refund will be made
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 206 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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Excellent guide, Maria Elena, showed us round the key sights of Siena. We were a group of 4 and there were no others in the tour! Maria was very friendly too. The only negative was the meeting point is described on the tickets as ‘in front of info point’. This is very misleading as we discovered it was outside a sandwich bar - nothing to do with ‘info point’. This could have caused us to miss the tour.

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April 14, 2022

Lavinia was our guide, we were very comfortable with her, making the visit dynamic and entertaining. In the agency they had the meeting point that they sent us by email wrongly registered and we had to call them since we were waiting and nobody showed up since they had given him a different location than our guide. It was fixed quickly and after that everything went very well.

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August 6, 2021

Our guide Elena was very good at attracting our attention through interesting and historical annotations. He made us fully immerse ourselves in Sienese life. Very useful tour to understand the local history and its traditions. The only flaw is the initial organization that delayed the departure of the Tour by 20 minutes (not attributable to the guide).

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October 23, 2019

Product ID: 8421