Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 39.62 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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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 world-wide 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 also the Palazzo Tolomei, said to be the oldest private palace in the city as well as the Basilica di San Domenico, Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and other historical buildings. See 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 Renaissance 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
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Piazza San Domenico, beside the church

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 168 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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Our guide Elio gave us a very good tour of Siena, a town steeped in the history of Contrada rivalries, the Palio, pilgrimages, not forgetting their local Saint Catherine. We learned all this as we walked through the narrow streets, from the Basilica Cateriniana San Dominica to the Duomo. We were fortunate to see one of the Contrada streets closed for a private event , lunch , with their colours and flags proudly decorating the street.Very festive.

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October 10, 2021

Mille Grazie Claudia for a wonderful tour .

Claudia is a wonderful tour guide . We learned so many things we could not have guessed even from tourist books . I love how Claudia loves her city and shares this with us . It was a very small tour ( 6 people ) which made it even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour .

October 17, 2019

Stunning city and fabulous guide

This was a brilliant 2 hour tour of Sienna. Cluadia, our guide, was so knowledgeable about all of the history and provided such great insight to the 17 different districts of Sienna and their fun traditions and rivalries. The Duomo is breathtaking and Claudia was exceptional as explaining the hisotry of it being built. Highly recommend. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

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September 23, 2019

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