Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

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

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

From US$ 35.15 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.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, French, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a step back in time and explore medieval Siena
  • Explore the Siena Cathedral with skip the line tickets
  • Learn about the history behind the famous Palio horse race
  • Tap into the local guide's insider knowledge
  • Explore Siena's historical center on this guided walk
Full description

Explore the beauty of Siena on a small group or private walking tour. See its famous monuments and hidden treasures with an expert guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry tickets to Siena Cathedral. Meet your guide at the San Domenico Basilica and admire its Gothic architecture. Follow a winding route to take in panoramic views of the city, including the Duomo and Torre del Mangia. Find out about Siena in the Middle Ages, see the imposing palaces said to be the oldest in the area. Have a break to take in the charm of the 14th-century seashell-shaped square, Piazza del Compo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the magnificent Fonte Gaia fountain with its side reliefs of "The Creation of Adam" and "The Flight from the Garden of Eden."

Learn about the history of the contrada (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. Follow your guide to see one of the local pastry shops that reflect the glory of Italy in using the centuries-old recipes to make traditional Ricciarelli and Panforte. Finally, explore one of the most fascinating cathedrals in Italy with pre-reserved tickets. 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, say goodbye to your guide in the square in front of the cathedral.

Includes
  • Small group tour 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

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Meet under the big tree by the Basilica of San Domenico. Your guide will be holding a sign with the logo of the activity provider.

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Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 145 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Amazing walking tour of Siena with Shaklo. We were lucky enough to see the Duomo floor the day before it was covered up, and we loved learning about all of the different traditions and customs of the city. We also appreciated Shaklo’s food recommendations at the end of the tour.

October 23, 2022

Today we were escorted through Siena in a very competent, charming and unhurried manner. Our city guide provided us - linguistically perfect - with so much historical information and nice anecdotes that we really felt that we were in good hands. It was clear that our city guide not only did her job here, but really put her heart and soul into it and inspired us for 'her' Siena. Thank you very much for that.

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September 28, 2022

Our guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about the history of Siena. We learned so many things about this wonderful walled city. Visiting Siena was a great experience because of our guide and how much she showed us and taught us. This tour has many steps and inclines up and down; we walked roughly 7500 steps, 2.8 miles from when we parked the car to when we walked back to our car. So that people understand they should be in good health for this tour.

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 388371