Siena: Guided City Tour with Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry

Siena: Guided City Tour with Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry

From $100.91 per person

Discover Siena's famous sites and hidden gems on a guided walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the cathedral to see its stunning art and architecture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, Italian, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a small group tour or a private tour for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line at Siena Cathedral
  • Learn the history behind the famous Palio horse race
  • Tap into the local guide's insider knowledge
  • Admire the panoramic view of the city
Full description
Join a small group or private walking tour to discover Siena’s famous monuments and hidden treasures with an expert guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Siena Cathedral and explore tucked-away squares and gardens. Meet your guide at the San Domenico Basilica. First, follow a winding route to take in panoramic views of the city, including the Duomo and Torre del Mangia. Continue your tour with the 14th-century seashell-shaped square, Piazza del Compo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, learn the history of the "contrade" (districts) that challenge each other twice a year during Siena’s Palio horse race. Walk to one of the most typical "contrada" and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere. Find out about Siena in the Middle Ages and the local pastry that reflects these glory days. Make sure to ask your guide where to find the best local bakery that still uses centuries-old recipes to make traditional Ricciarelli and Panforte. Next, admire the magnificent Fonte Gaia fountain with its side reliefs of "The Creation of Adam" and "The Flight from the Garden of Eden." Finally, skip the line at Siena Cathedral. Follow your guide to marvel at the magnificent marble mosaic inlay floor, stained glass, and medieval masterpieces by Duccio and Pisano. See the Renaissance highlights: several Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini sculptures and frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Libreria Piccolomini. Armed with a wealth of knowledge about Siena, you will say goodbye to your guide in the square in front of the cathedral.
Includes
  • Small group tour (maximum of 12 people) or a private tour
  • Pre-reserved skip-the-line tickets for Siena Cathedral
  • Expert local guide
  • Walking tour at a relaxed pace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet under the big tree by the Basilica of San Domenico. Your guide will have a sign that says Walks In Europe.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
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    5 /5

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    Beautiful walk to discover the history, culture and artistic beauties of Siena with a competent and passionate guide !!! I highly recommend this experience in the company of Chiara who in a few hours enriched our cultural background and gave a special flavor to our short visit. The passion and love you put into your work can be seen !! Thank you

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    June 1, 2021

    June 1, 2021

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    Excellent guide, thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Flo's enthusiasm for Sienna!

    July 25, 2021

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