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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Indulge in one of Italy's most beautiful cities, Siena, during this sightseeing tour. An expert guide gives you an insider's view of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed town. Linger for a while in Piazza del Campo, the superlative square that is home to the Palio, a wild horse race that takes place every July and August. Stroll the streets with your guide learning about the history of the place. Visit the Duomo, Siena's stunning cathedral, and stroll right in thanks to your skip-the-line ticket. 
  • Visit Siena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town
  • Discover top Siena attractions, such as the Basilica of San Domenico and Piazza del Campo, with your expert guide
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Siena Duomo and admire its Gothic architecture
  • See impressive works of art by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo

What's Included

  • Guided walking tour of Siena
  • Guided tour of Siena Duomo
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza San Domenico
    Piazza S. Domenico, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    Meet under the large tree next to the red brick church

End point

  • Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    The tour ends inside the Duomo cathedral

What To Expect

Meet up with your local guide in central Siena. See the Basilica of San Domenico, the gorgeous Gothic church made of red brick, before setting off with your guide walking the narrow cobblestoned lanes, learning about the various 'contrade,' or neighborhoods, all of which have a distinct personality and character.

Then head over to Piazza del Campo, the seashell-shaped space that has been the public living room of locals for centuries. Admire the Fonte Gaia, Fountain of the World, built in 1419; look up at the tall campanile, attached to the 14th-century Palazzo Pubblico. 

After some time, move on from the square and head to the Siena Duomo, one of the most awe-inspiring cathedrals in Europe. Take in the black-and-white-striped facade and then breeze right inside thanks to your skip-the-line ticket. Inside, let your guide lead you around, revealing priceless works of art by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo. Take in the Gothic interior of the cathedral, along with Renaissance-era busts of pope and emperors. 

When the tour is over, feel connected to Siena like never before.

Piazza san Domenico (Pass By)

Meeting point for Tuscan Escapes tours

Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico

Visit the church interiors and see saint Catherines relics

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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I would recommend doing this tour during the first day of your stay.
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Would recommend
Kelly_K, Nov 2022
Our guide Elio was so knowledgeable and helpful! It was a wonderful tour with great sights and very accessible.
Learn from the Locals
Julie_R, Nov 2022
Marella was helpful and well informed And it was a pleasure to share the city she grew up in through her eyes Thank you
GREAT tour
William_R, Nov 2022
The tour guide was EXCELLENT with great talk in perfect English and lead us up slowly through perfect path to Duomo on top of big hill.
Go thorough another tour company
Patricia_M, Oct 2022
We got to the Duomo only to find out our skip the line guided tour couldn’t happen as there was a special mass. Listening in on the guide speak through the headphone with the Duomo staff it seems that there was previous (2day) warning of this closure for mass. We booked our tickets less than 24 hours in advance. We didn’t get to see the Duomo with our guide. This is really the only reason we took the tour. The guide was great throughout the tour-but her boss wasn’t answering her calls. When I tried to call it indicated the line was out of service. Without contacting us they gave us a $15 Canadian credit for 2 of us missing out on a guided skip the line tour. It cost us more to do a wait in line, go on our own tour. Very disappointing and unprofessional. I would never book through this tour operator again.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Patricia. Contrary to the claim made by Duomo staff, we did not recieve any notice of the closure, so were unable to close the tour date or notify participants of the change (which we would have of course). Unfortunately there was nothing we could do on the day except refund the duomo ticket costs and offer an alternative visit. We find your rating more than a little unfair due to the fact that you found the guide to be terrific and it was an unforseen circumstance out of our control.
Interesting and informative
Doris_N, Oct 2022
Enjoyed the tour, easy meeting spot. Toured the inside of a couple of churches and walked about the city learning about Sienas history as well and notable buildings/areas. Our guide was lovely and very well informed. We had headsets which were great. If you are driving please research parking areas before this tour. There are a couple of lots but they fill up quickly, and one is about 15 minute walk from the meeting location. We ended up getting a ticket because we parked somewhere incorrectly in our stress to get to the tour on time. Our tour start was delayed by a few people who were struggling to find parking as well.
Terrific tour!
Carolyn_D, Oct 2022
Our guide was extraordinary and so well informed. She shared her knowledge and love of the city with all of us and made it easy for us to follow and hear her talk. Highly recommend.
Excellent city guide
Devinder_S, Oct 2022
A very knowledgeable guide who made the city come alive with her stories. She was very patient with excellent English. The cathedral was stunning and she spent time explaining its historical significance. Thank you.
Excellent!
Laura_G, Oct 2022
The guide was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and patient. She was kind and it showed and she also knew the history. Fabulous tour!
Lovely time
bagshawmindy, Oct 2022
Great guide. Very Informative. Wonderful city. We take the tour again. Vistor always does a nice job
A very lively and informative tour
Mary_K, Oct 2022
Elena was an excellent guide. She was very informative and made Siena come to life. We enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it including doing the guided tour of the Cathedral. Thank you
Great tour
AMy_C, Oct 2022
Great tour full of good information about Siena. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful explaining the duomo and other sites around the town.
Excellent, knowledgeable,...
John_C, Oct 2022
Excellent, knowledgeable, friendly guide. History of Siena, tour of the Duomo and Skip the Line feature were all great. Highly recommend.
Introduction to Sienna
Kimberly_A, Sep 2022
Great way to become acquainted with the town. Our tour guide was full of passion , energy, and information. Lots of fun
Essential trip in Siena!
Christine_D, Sep 2022
Our tour guide was great, she was born and lives in Siena and her passion and local knowleadge shone through to make this tour extra special!
Great experience
Laura_L, Sep 2022
The guide made Siena come to life !! Such great memories !!! Would do it again made the trip happy group
Enjoyable tour
Annette_T, Sep 2022
Appreciated the friendly and knowledgeable tour guide even through extreme crowds. Be ready for a very hilly walk.
Awesome experience!
Kristen_W, Sep 2022
Amazing tour with a great guide that had us all laughing throughout the tour! We really enjoyed ourselves on this tour and learned so much!
Really authentic!
Ferran_P, Jul 2022
Very good and kind guide. We liked it a lot! She has information to be all day talking; in addition, she lives in Siena and she knows a lot about the city and its traditions.
Very fulfilling experience
cetin_S, Jul 2022
Our guide, Valentina, knew her stuff well. She took her time to answer questions and explain the historical context. The cathedral is, of course, magnificent, so is the baptistry and the library.
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Elizabeth_S, Jul 2022
Elena did a wonderful job on our tour of Siena. She was very easy to understand, very knowledgeable about all the sites we saw and answered all questions asked. The size of the group (14) made it easy for us to get around without missing anything she said. It was well worth the time and money to get to know Siena this way. Thank you!
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