Siena half-day private tour
City activities

Siena half-day private tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • See the very best of Siena with an experienced guide
  • Discover stunning churches and fascinating palaces
  • Learn more about the local culture first-hand
What to expect

Siena is an unmissable stop for those staying in Tuscany and a popular destination at any time of the year. Explore this jewel of medieval art with an experienced guide, discover the local traditions and culture as well as the art and architecture from different centuries that make this city unique.

Follow your guide along the main streets in the historic center to admire the major buildings, and get lost in the most characteristic little streets, which are less known but equally rich in history and charm.

You will visit the famous Piazza del Campo, the main square of Siena, where the famous Palio takes place twice a year, and the Palazzo Pubblico, the town hall, which houses the Civic Museum. In Piazza del Campo you will also see the Fonte Gaia fountain by Jacopo della Quercia.

The walk continues towards the historic palaces and the most important sacred sites of the city: Palazzo Tolomei, one of the oldest private buildings in Siena, Palazzo Salimbeni, the headquarter of the oldest public bank in Europe, the Basilica of San Domenico, where the relics of St. Catherine are preserved, and the Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena, where the saint lived with her family.

This tour will also make you discover the beauties that the main roads offer, such as the ancient via Banchi di Sopra, one of the most important roads for pilgrims on their way to Rome who used to stop at the ancient medieval hospital of Santa Maria della Scala.

The experience ends in Piazza Duomo, where you will be amazed by the wonderful Cathedral. The guide will take you back in time by telling you the extraordinary story of what had to become the largest cathedral in Europe.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Certified local guide
    • Private tour
    What's not included
    • Earphones for large groups
    Where

    Piazza del Campo 72, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    What to remember
    • Earphones are required for large groups. They'll be provided at a small surcharge
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    When
    • Daily at 10.00am and 3.00pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Siena Tourism Programs & Services - Società Cooperativa
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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