Guided tour

Siena 2-Hour Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Duomo Tickets

Siena 2-Hour Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Duomo Tickets

Activity provider: Tuscan Escapes by Papilio

From US$ 37.84 per person

Visit the past on a tour of medieval Siena to explore its historic city center, Gothic architecture, and local traditions. Tour the Duomo or Cathedral and see the impressive masterpieces inside.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Siena's historic center and visit its main attractions
  • Discover the magnificent Basilica of San Domenico and other historical buildings
  • Skip the lines and enjoy fast track entry to the Duomo or Cathedral
  • Marvel at impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo
  • Enjoy an authorized English-speaking local guide
Full description

Discover the beauty of Siena during a 2-hour walking tour, one of the world's most well-preserved medieval cities. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets and marvel at the architecture. Visit the Basilica di San Domenico and learn more about St Catherine, patron of Italy. Learn about the grand history of this proud Republic and discover the traditional Palio, a spectacular festival that features a wild bare-back horse race around Piazza del Campo, the city's central square.

Learn about the Contrade or city neighborhoods and how they wait all year to participate in this fundamental race. Visit Siena's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to marvel at the magnificent architecture of Palazzo Salimbeni, today the world's oldest Bank, attesting to the wealth and trade of its glorious past. See Palazzo Tolomei, an imposing private Gothic building and the main square with its monuments and fountain.

Discover the culinary traditions of the town and finally walk to one of the most spectacular cathedrals in Italy, the Duomo of Siena.  Your English-speaking local tour guide will escort you inside the Siena Cathedral to visit the chapels and to see the impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Michelangelo, and other artists, an unforgettably rich building of centuries of art and devotion.

Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour of Siena with an authorized English-speaking local guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Duomo or Cathedral
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips/gratuities

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Meeting point

Piazza San Domenico, under the large tree that is in front of the church.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for touring Siena with its cobblestone streets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 236 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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This was a great tour. Our guide was very enthusiastic and informative about the city. She gave us a deeper understanding of the culture and pride of the people of Siena. I wish we had done the tour as soon as we arrived because it would have enriched our stay tremendously. The only drawback was that although our guide had a very good grasp of the English language, her accent was rather heavy so it was very difficult to understand her unless you were looking directly at her when she spoke. This is not a criticism of the guide (we are in her country after all), but rather a recommendation to stay near and pay close attention and you will learn a lot.

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October 15, 2022

what a wonderful tour of Siena. Our guide "Mare" is from Siena and she couldn't be more proud of her dragon contrade and town. It just beamed through her on our trip. We learned so much about the history of the city but more importantly about the neighborhoods. Cant say enough good things about this tour and our guide. Sometimes you question the value of a guide BUT not in Siena not this guide not this tour. Absolute must and so happy to have spent some time with her as she showed us her lovely town.

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August 22, 2022

Our guide Mare (I believe) was so knowledgeable and made our intro to Siena so much better. We recommend her and the tour. We wish that we had known that to then go in to the museum, we would need to buy entry tickets that again included the Duomo bc they do not sell the Museum alone... but this has nothing to do with our guide whom I highly recommend!

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June 3, 2022

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