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$ 36.15 per person

Take a step back in time on a visit to medieval Siena and explore its historical center on this 2-hour guided walk. Tour the Siena Cathedral, marvel at its exquisite Gothic architecture, and see impressive masterpieces by important Renaissance artists.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Siena's historic center and visit its main attractions
  • Discover the magnificent Basilica di San Domenico, and other famed, historical buildings
  • Skip the lines and enjoy fast track entry to the Duomo
  • Marvel at impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo
Full description

Discover the beauty of Siena during a 2-hour walking tour. One of Italy's loveliest medieval cities, it is known worldwide for its Palio, the country’s most spectacular festival that features a wild bareback horse race around Piazza del Campo, the central square.

Visit Siena's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Palazzo Comunale and the Palazzo Tolomei, said to be the oldest private palaces in the city.

See the Basilica di San Domenico, Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and other historical buildings.

Admire the imposing stone tower of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, built by the powerful Marescotti family in the 12th century. The building is now the seat of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana, founded in 1923. 

Take a walk to St. Dominic's Basilica, built entirely of brick, and admire its Gothic architectural style. Continue your tour to one of the most spectacular cathedrals in Italy, the Duomo of Siena. 

Your guide will escort you inside the cathedral, where you’ll see impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo. Admire the exquisite Gothic architecture, walk through the arcades with busts of popes and emperors, and marvel at the unique black-and-white-striped bell tower.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line Duomo entrance ticket
  • Authorized English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Piazza San Domenico, beside the church

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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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