Historic Siena: Guided Walking Tour

Historic Siena: Guided Walking Tour

From $29.78 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.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

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
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

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  • 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 131 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    4/5
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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

La nostra guida Elena è stata molto brava nell'attrarre la nostra attenzione tramite anneddoti interessanti e storici. Ci ha fatto immergere a pieno nella vita senese. Tour molto utile per capire la storia locale e le sue tradizioni. Unica pecca l'organizzazione iniziale che ha fatto ritardare la partenza del Tour di ben 20 minuti ( non imputabile alla guida).

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October 23, 2019

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