Wonderful tour made so nice by Claudia our guide. My favorite tour thus far and we usually tour thru Viator on a daily basis.
Quite simply terrific. Why? Mostly because of Claudia. One of the best city guides I have ever encountered. Nothing was too much trouble. She invested personal energy enthusiasm and great local knowledge. I would happily have spent two days being shown around by such a gifted guide. The sites and the stories were excellent and the duomo magnificent. Thank you.
The tour ended up being only my husband and sister-in-law, so it was like a private tour. Sylvia our guide was very warm, genuine, and knowledgable of everything. We would definitely take another tour from her or from Tuscany escapes:) definitely recommend!!!!!
Our tour guide was great! So informative. She took us around the city and explained the history of the town and she even extended the time of the tour a little bit as there was so much to see. Very happy with this tour and the guide.
We had a lovely knowledgeable guide on this walking tour of Siena which also combines a visit to Siena's Duomo skip the line entrance ticket, which is very handy as there are always queues and you want to avoid doing this in the heat we had over 30 degrees for our entire trip. The cathedral is absolutely beautiful with its black and white striped columns and mosaic flooring. Don't miss the Biblioteca Piccolomini which has frescoes going all the way and will leave you awe struck.
Our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. She found us at the meet-up spot and led us on a wonderful walk around Siena, explaining the history of the churches, the rivalries between the contrade, and all the preparations that go into the Palio horse races. Interesting and informative!
Claudia was absolutely amazing on this tour! She is a local that was excellent and showed us the rich history and cultures of Siena. My two kids ages 12 and 8 also enjoyed the tour as well! Thank you Claudia!
This tour was a big hit. We were lucky enough have a small group. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She gave also gave us good recommendations on what else to experience in the Siena. The cathedral and the library were amazing.
Amazing!!! I am so happy I booked this tour! Our tour guide was the best, she knew everything and was so passionate about Siena! Siena is a big city, without her we would have wondered aimlessly all day. I and #39;m so glad I booked this tour! LOVED IT!
Claudia was and incredible to work at eight. She gave us so much fun and in-depth information about the town of Siena . She was so friendly and helpful! I would definitely recommend this tour to learn about all the interesting local information!
Claudia was a great guide. She was extremely knowlegeable and passionate about the history and art of Siena. She took time to answer questions.The size of the group was perfect. We learned so much about Siena, the Palio, history of the districts. Great tour and extremely enjoyable experience..
Wonderful informative tour of Siena. The tour guide was excellent!
An excellent tour. Interesting throughout. We would have missed so much of the intrigue and history of Siena without it. Claudia was an oustanding guide.
Great tour! Guide was on-time, very knowledgeable and FUN! She lives in Siena so she had lots of insides into the districts, the horse race, as well as being very knowledgeable about the history, art, and architecture. A don't miss tour if you really want to know about Siena.
Claudia was a great guide. The size of the group was perfect too, it made for a very good experience. Learned so much about Siena, the Palio, history of the districts. Would love to go back there one day. And Claudia even suggested a great pizza place Pizzeria San Martino for lunch.
Great guide. Leaned a lot! Highly recommended. Lots of steps, so may not be best for those on canes, walkers, etc.
Our guide was easy to find, she was an outstanding and pleasant young lady. Being a small group I think we got much better care and information than some of the larger groups that we have been in. She took time to answer question and explain things. Viator and its subcontractors have been very good to deal with as we have been using them the last two trips to Europe.
Thank you again.
We booked this tour because everyone told us we had to see Siena while we were so close in San Casciano. I figured we would skip down there, get an overview of the city, and move on. But it turned out to be one of our very favorite cities in Italy! I know that had a lot to do with our guide, Claudia, who we were lucky enough to have all to ourselves. She grew up in Siena, so she was able to give us an intimate perspective on the culture of the city, particularly the culture surrounding the contrade/districts. It was so fun and so funny to hear the stories of playful rivalry. In my opinion, the Siena cathedral is much lovelier and more interesting than the one in Florence, and Claudia gave us all the good details regarding history and art. We really felt an intimate connection with the city of Siena, thanks to this very personal and intimate tour. I'm so glad we didn't skip Siena! I hope to go back and stay for awhile.
Our tour guide was a bubbly young woman with a passion for Italian culture and history.
I wish I could recall her name- unfortunately many people met in between writing this review!
If there was another star rating, I would give this young woman 6! Only a small group which made the tour even better. The young woman brought her local history to life. An excellent experience.
Our guide was outstanding. This tour is definitely worth the money. VIATOR needs to provide information with regard to parking. Parking in the hill towns exists, but it is very difficult to determine which lot is best for your tour.
Outstanding! We lucked out and only had the two of us and one other member on our tour. We loved everything about Siena, even its steep hills and will plan our next trip to Italy to coincide with the famous Palio de Siena, the horserace between the various contradas. Siena was the banking capital of Italy and has close ties to Rome as a result. And the she-wolves are everywhere!
Sylvia was a great tour guide, very informative and with a sense of humour. Good knowledge and also happy to answer any questions. Gave us great insights into Siena's people and history.
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