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Indulge in one of Italy's most beautiful cities. This 2-hour sightseeing tour, led by 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. 


  • 2-hour Siena sightseeing tour including the Siena Duomo
  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

Walk around Piazza del Campo and learn about Siena history from your guide

Meet up with your local guide at the Basilica of San Domenico, the gorgeous Gothic church made of red brick. Set 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. Stop at Palazzo Tolomei, the oldest private palace in town. 

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 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 in to the interior 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, you'll feel connected to Siena like never before. 

Customer Reviews

Savannah F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was incredible-I highly recommend the tour company. We were in Siena on Palio day and there was a mix up in our booking (mostly my fault). They sent someone to meet us anyways and gave us a private, personal tour of Siena with added special tips related to the Palio. Our favorite tour!

Tommaso S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It is a very efficient way to see the gems of Siena. Our guide, Silvia, was really good

Eda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We enjoyed our walking tour of Siena with Claudia. Claudia's english, knowledge and personality were all excellent! We learned about the seventeen contrade and the Palio. We especially enjoyed our visit to the beautiful Duomo. We had a bit of a parking problem because our Wednesday morning tour coincided with market day in Siena. If your tour is on a Wednesday do leave extra time to park and get to the meeting spot.

Claire R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful, answering all our questions with considerable patience. She was able to give us a locals point of view, especially about the rivalries between neighbourhoods. The cathedral is stunning and the library took my breath away. Siena is a lovely small city I think I prefer it to Florence and I'd highly recommend this tour.

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was outstanding. Only 4 in group. Claudia is a great guide with a depth of knowledge and a deep understanding and love for her city

Jeff D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend it along with Tour guide Claudia. She was friendly and passionate about her city.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Perfect way to get to know Sienna and learn about the beautiful Cathedrals.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fascinating tour with history, beautiful sights, and interesting stories,especially about the neighborhood mascots.

Christopher W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Claudia was our tour guide 3 weeks ago in Siena. She was extremely enthusiastic and charming - what a great tour. Her Siena pride shines through! After spending 2 weeks in central Italy Rome to Venice and everything in-between, Siena became our favorite city - largely due to the exceptional introduction to this small city and important churches and landmarks by our tour guide. Thanks again Claudia!

Robert T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide, Claudia, was great. She is a native of Siena and provided great insight into the annual horse race and made the tour very enjoyable. This was a nice tour and since Siena is quite small, we were treated to a great highlight of the area. Worth the effort to get to Siena we took the bus from Florence for this tour.

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