Siena

Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour

Siena, Italy
Private Tour Secret Siena Walking Tour

From $271.62

per group (up to 12)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the medieval streets of Siena with a personal guide at your side, and find hidden-away corners far from the tourist crowds. Create a personalized itinerary on this private 3-hour tour, departing from Piazza del Campo in the morning or afternoon. Walk past major monuments as you explore on foot.
  • Private 3-hour walking tour of Siena
  • Let a personal guide illustrate the medieval town
  • Amble down local streets and alleys
  • Stop at prominent churches and monuments
  • Customize the itinerary to suit your tastes

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Campo
    Il Campo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    In front of the Fonte Gaia fountain in Piazza del Campo, Siena's main square.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at Piazza del Campo and set off your walking tour in the morning or afternoon. As this is a private tour, the 3-hour itinerary can be customized to your interests. Designed for visitors with more in-depth knowledge of Siena, the personalized route takes you past churches and other monuments that do not require an entrance fee. (Admission to museums is your own expense.)

Learn about Siena’s golden age of architecture and discover cultural treasures that take you beyond a typical tour of the medieval town. Off the beaten path, you'll head down alleys and streets that immerse you in local life as well as Siena's history. Hear fascinating tales about resident artists and neighborhoods such as the 17 contrades (districts) along the Palio di Siena, a horse race held in the town’s main square twice a year.

Visit the Church of the Madonna di Provenzano and the Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi, a beautiful church that holds Siena masterpieces. You'll come across panoramas of town and have the opportunity to take some unusual pictures. Continue to the medieval Fountain of Fontebranda, where your guide will illustrate the peculiar geology of the area and how water has shaped these hills and its civilization.

Piazza del Campo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Provenzano

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Siena Walking Tour With Ellio
John_B, Feb 2024
We had a wonderful tour with our guide, Ellio. He was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and funny. The time flew by and the whole experience was great. He is obviously a kind, positive and generous person. Overall: Excellent!
Perfect for those who don’t like touristy activities
Karen_F, Jan 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour! Not only was our tour guide incredible knowledgeable, she was also extremely pleasant to spend time with (making it feel like we strolling through town with a close friend). I highly recommend this private tour, especially if you are like me and don’t usually enjoy crowded touristy activities.
Great tour guide Marella.
Rick_B, Sep 2023
Marella was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly and accommodating. She customized our tour so that we could minimize the walking distances.
Well worth it!
Kate_K, Aug 2023
Georgia was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of keeping it interesting for both adults and kids (ages 7 to 11). We learned so much more than we could have gotten out of any guide book. I’m so glad we booked this - it was well worth the cost.
Highlight of Italy Visit
Robert_P, Jul 2023
The website stated it was customizable and that is an understatement. Originally designed to keep you away from the crowds and take you hidden locations we asked if they could accommodate us to take advantage of the famous Palio preparation days (annual horse race held in largest piazza). Our guide Giulia was perfect. Not only did she move the meeting time up an hour to meet our schedule she took us into the heart of the Palio experience. Extremely knowledgeable and informative Giulia brought to life the amazing history of Siena, it’s contrade (city wards) and of the Palio horse race. We traveled as a family of 11 including 5 children aged 2 to 11. Giulia made the experience extremely pleasant and fun especially catering to the children. Our son-in-law stated it was the highlight of an almost 2 week tour of Italy. Grazie mille Giulia. We highly recommend this tour company.
A wonderful afternoon!
Sarah_H, May 2023
Marella was an incredibly knowledgeable guide and showed us so many sights we never would have stumbled upon on our own. She knew the history behind every building and tower and was a lovely person to learn from for three hours. We saw beautiful stained glass and great views of the city. At the end, she ran into an elderly artisan she knows who refurbished the marble murals on the floor of the Siena cathedral and he opened up his workshop and showed us all of his artwork! A wonderful afternoon!
Cold , Wet and Wonderful Siena
Judith_M, May 2023
On a cold rainy day in Siena we had a fabulous guide, Amber. She was outstanding and very quick to accommodate a ridiculous storm and blowing cold wind. A coffee on El Campo and a lesson on the historical and contemporary Palio. We waited for the deluge to stop and then off to discover Siena made our private walking tour one of the best we’ve experienced in Europe. Amber is a wonderful representative of your company. Because of her I would not hesitate to recommend Viator.
Great walking tour of back streets of Siena
Gary_M, May 2023
Very interesting information about Siena. Elena was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took us around many of the back alleys and described the history related to each place. She even took us to the best gelato store in Siena. Always happy to answer our questions and adapt the pace to meet our needs. A very good walking tour.
Morning Stroll in Siena
Steve_H, Apr 2023
Claudia, our guide in Siena, was knowledgable and an absolute delight! We spent a very pleasant [albeit rainy]morning exploring this gorgeous, ancient city. All of us on the tour would highly recommend this experience.
Great way to start our stay
Beverley_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic. We threw so many questions at her and she knew it all. Such a great way to understand more about Siena
Excellent experience
Michael_M, Oct 2022
Ambra took us around to several interesting off the beaten path locations and worked with us on what type of experience we wanted out of the tour. She went into detail about the city and provided the history of many unique things around Siena. It was a very worthwhile experience.
Worth every Euro
Dudley_C, Sep 2022
Marella promised an “off the beaten track “ experience and she delivered in spades. Our little group of four had been to Siena before but had never seen or experienced this wonderful City in this way. Highly recommended.
Great secret tour of Siena
Sue_S, Sep 2022
Our guide, Idania Garcia, was wonderful! We appreciated going to the less touristy places and seeing buildings, relics and churches come alive! We also loved learning about the history and the districts!
Great way to explore Siena
Devi_G, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed learning about Siena and the Palio and exploring the city in less touristy fashion. Our guide, Elena, was fantastic!!
A wonderful guide made for a great experience!
Debra_A, Aug 2022
Marella was a wonderful guide to the neighborhoods, rivalries, history, and delights of Siena. My whole group loved her enthusiasm and her personality. Her love for Siena was delightful and inspiring.
Perfect tour!
Alexandra_T, Jul 2022
We had the best experience with Elena. She was extremely knowledgeable and was able to pivot to various topics and itinerary when our family showed an interest. This was the best tour I’ve ever been on.
A great way to see and understand Siena!
Matt_A, Jul 2022
Louisa took us on an excellent 3-hour tour through Siena with lots of details about culture and life in Siena, along with some amazing sights. We booked the day before and for a moment it looked like there wasn't an available guide but we consider ourselves fortunate to have had such a good one, who also is an archeologist, so had additional expert perspective on the sights in Siena. This was a high point on our trip...great tour!
Awesome immersion into Siena
Ben_S, Jun 2022
Louisa was extremely knowledgeable of the history, the architecture and the current issues of the city.
Flexible and private
Jeff_H, May 2022
If you are seeking a tour that just does not go to the main tourist spots, this is a good one. I recommend it.
Wonderful Experience with Fantastic Guide
Steven_D, Apr 2022
Elena was our guide and she wonderful She told fascinating stories about Siena's history. She took us around parts of Siena that were void of tourists, but interesting nonetheless. We really enjoyed our tour.

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