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Historic Siena: Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 8421
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.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See all the major attractions of Siena on foot
  • Hear about the city’s noble families and the tradition of the Siena palio
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
  • Guided tour of Siena on foot
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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
• Please note, the Cathedral admission is not available on Sundays and on bank holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Well informed and friendly tour.

Great tour ... good stories and a knowledgeable guide. One error - we understood that our ticket to the Duomo was valid for multiple entries for 3 days. But it’s only valid for single entry. So, having popped in for 5 minutes before lunch we were denied entry after lunch.

July 18, 2019

Silvia was an excellent guide.

This is a great tour to take if you are only in Siena for a day or two or if 10 days - do it on the first day - it will make the remainder of your trip more enjoyable. Silvia was born near here and was very knowledgeable about the area and the history.

August 4, 2015

This was one of the worst walking tours I have been on. Walking tours are one of my favorite things to do in a new city and I couldn't wait for this one to be over. The website indicated a 1.5 walking tour to start at 11:00am. Upon arrival they informed me of a 11:15am start. Eventually started at 11:30 and ended at 12:30. Both late and short. Not worth the 30 euro for 2 people. We barely covered any physical ground and covered very little information about Sienna past, present, architecture, etc. I did not walk away with more information that I came with.

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October 28, 2019

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Product ID: 8421