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
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From US$ 36.05 per person

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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 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

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Meeting point

Piazza San Domenico, beside the church

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 211 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 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

Good tour overall. Learned so much about the Siennese culture. I love the fact that many of the traditions are still followed even today. Our guide had a true love for her city which showed through. Parking was tough and it was a little difficult to understand our guide who was soft-spoken and we had a larger group. I feel like maybe I could make out about 85% of what was said. Otherwise, the tour was great. I would 100% recommend taking a tour of the city vs. exploring on your own.

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June 2, 2022

We had a wonderful Siena & Duomo City Tour with Marella. She was absolutely delightful and very passionate about her beautiful Siena. She shared her incredible wealth of knowledge with all of us with great charm and wit. Marvelous! This was a fantastic tour, and if I had discovered Papilio Tours earlier, I would have very enthusiastically taken more of their tours; and checked out their Tuscan Wine School. Highly highly recommended!

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May 19, 2022

Product ID: 47301