Siena

Discover the Medieval Charm of Siena on a Private Walking Tour

Siena, Italy
Siena Walking Tour

From $143.62

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the top sights in Siena without the hassle of a guidebook or map with this small-group walking tour through the medieval old town. Join your guide for a stroll along picturesque historic lanes to take in landmarks like the Piazza del Campo, Basilica of San Domenico, and Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena. Opt to add on a visit to the city’s magnificent Cathedral, rich in artworks by Renaissance masters.
  • Visit Siena with a guide to delve into the city’s history and architecture
  • Learn about the famed Palio horse race and the traditions surrounding it
  • Take in the most important attractions in the city in under two hours
  • Cathedral add-on to marvel at works by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Bernini

What's Included

  • 2 or 3h Tour with a Licensed Local Guide
  • Customize your tour with your guide! Visit the historic centre of Siena
  • Cathedral's ticket. Can be purchased onsite
  • Contrada Museum. Donation starting from 5 euros per person, to be paid cash onsite

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
    Piazza S. Domenico, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    Meet the guide in front of the Basilica San Domenico, under the big tree

End point

  • Duomo di Siena
    Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    The tour will finish in front of the Cathedral or inside if you choose the tour with the Cathedral option.

What To Expect

Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chiesa del Santuario di Santa Caterina

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palazzo Tolomei

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza del Campo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Battistero di San Giovanni

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cripta del Duomo di Siena (Pass By)

Duomo di Siena

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be ready for any weather conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is not possible to visit the Cathedral on Sunday morning (it opens at 1pm)
  • 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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Very good all-round summary of Siena main areas with visit to cathedral -a must.
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Great overview of Sienna
Emilie_A, Feb 2024
Ludo was a fantastic guide. In our brief time, we had a synopsis of the history of Sienna , as well as the unique culture within the city walls After the tour, the group either went shopping or dove deeper into the Contrades by visiting some of district museums.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you very much Emilie. We appreciate it that you liked to discover Siena with our guide! See you next time!
Fantastic
Marilyn_J, Nov 2023
We had a fantastic experience with our guide in this private tour of Siena. We saw all of the sites and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the history of Siena as well as knowledge about everyday modern life. We loved it! Highlight our of Florence trip
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Buongiorno, thank you very much for the nice words! We are very glad you had a nice experience :) Hope to see you very soon again !
Unprofessional
stephen_p, Nov 2023
We travelled from Florence to meet our guide in Sienna incurring travel costs for train and taxi. The guide did not turn up. We rang Viator who tried to contact the tour guide with no success. We abandoned the tour after waiting 50 mins in the cold. We eventually received an email from the tour guide it seems the booking from Viator went straight to the tour guides spam. The experience was totally unprofessional and we will book tours direct in future avoiding the extra cost and no added value provided by a booking agent. Viator have promised a refund of the tour fee but we have yet to hear of any compensation for the travel costs we incurred and the loss of an afternoons holiday
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Buongiorno, we are very sorry for what happened. Unfortunately we received the email of your booking in the spam and noticed it too late. The contact number that you see on the voucher was never contacted, unfortunately we did not receive any calls. We received your email through viator in which you were informing us that you were waiting, so we contacted you immediately on a whatsapp message asking if it was possible to arrange another tour, until we have found a tour guide available. Unfortunately we never received an answer, but we can understand. Immediately we proceeded with the refund request on viator and as it is written in the email that you have received, the refund will be made in couple of days. We apologize for what happened and we assure you that we are a professional and serious company. We really hope that we can have the opportunity to meet in the future and that you can have a nice experience with one of our guides
Terrific tour, with a terrific guide!
Joanne_M, Nov 2023
Of all of the Viator tours that I have taken, this one was unquestionably the best of them all. It was the best for two reasons- it was a private tour with only four of us and our tour guide, Flo, was the most professional, friendly and well-informed guide I have encountered. A native Sienese, Flo was passionate about the city's history and cultural sites and entertained us with as much knowledge she had about the Palio, which was substantial! The three hours (on a very hot and humid day in hilly Siena) passed so quickly that we were sad to leave her. While Viator charges more for the private tours, they are more than worth the extra money once you understand that you will have a much more personalized and enjoyable experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with Flo. Hope to see you again very soon :)
Siena is a city to love.
Tim_H, Oct 2023
Ana is a wealth of knowledge. Her passion for her city comes through in each explanation. She was kind and patient. This was a first class experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide Anna. Hope to see you again very soon!
Great Walking Tour with Sabrina
John_M, Oct 2023
Sabrina’s knowledge of Siena and her enthusiasm for sharing it was wonderful. We all enjoyed our time with her, especially some of the sights not typically seen by tourists.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide Sabrina. Hope to see you again very soon!
Fantastic
Georgina_M, Oct 2023
Our guide communicated with us period to our scheduled activity. We were luck that it was just my friends and I in the tour and she targeted the tour to our own interests. She took us to the main historical locations and gave us a sailor Siena culture and life. She made suggestions for our lunch options at the end.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide. Hope to see you again very soon!
Informative Tour
Mary_A, Oct 2023
Benedetta was a wonderful guide. She was knowledgeable and passionate. Her English was excellent. We learned so much about Siena's history and current day events.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide Benedetta. Hope to see you again very soon!
Excellent!
Barzone_R, Oct 2023
Eleanora,our guide, provided so much interesting information. We were fortunate to have much of her attention as we had a small group. We learned so much about Siena! Thank you!.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide Eleonora. Hope to see you again very soon!
Great private tour
Elaine_H, Oct 2023
We had a great trip very informative and a lovely guide. Julia was so lovely and brought us to hidden gems of Siena. I would highly recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide. Hope to see you again very soon!
MUST DO!
Jess_R, Sep 2023
Absolutely amazing experience! Wonderful local guide that explained local customs and the history. She is clearly very passionate about the art, statues and local customs. It was the perfect tour for our first day in Siena as it helped us understand so much more as we spent the next few days exploring the city.
Wonderful
Chris_D, Sep 2023
Our guide Ludovica was a delight. Very knowledgeable and you could feel the pride when she spoke about Siena. We loved the tour and city.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide Ludovica. Hope to see you again very soon!
Beautiful city
Joanna_l, Sep 2023
Excellent tour guide! So knowledgeable about the cathedrals, art and history! We learned so much more than we expected to. We highly recommend taking a tour of Siena when visiting.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide. Hope to see you again very soon!
Terrific tour of Siena!
Eric_R, Sep 2023
Claudia was fantastic! Met us on time and the experience was everything we have hoped for on our visit to Siena. She was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you Claudia!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide Claudia. Hope to see you again very soon!
Great afternoon in Siena
Carol_Y, Aug 2023
Giulia's kindness was truly remarkable. She provided us with an insider's perspective of the town, treating us to an unexpected tasting at a local bakery and guiding us through the Contrada museum, in addition to showing us the important historical landmarks. She was also incredibly attentive to our specific interests and preferences.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide. Hope to see you again very soon!
Elena’s passion for Siena and it’s history was infectious
Paul_R, Aug 2023
Our guide Elena was very knowledgeable, personable, easy to talk to and ask questions and had a wealth of knowledge and passion about Siena (old and new). I would highly recommend this guided tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide. Hope to see you again very soon!
Great Tour
Konrad_S, Aug 2023
So fun and informative for our family! Highly recommend! Our guide was really knowledgeable and took us to great places around Siena.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much ;) We are happy you had a nice experience with our guide. Hope to see you again very soon!
Benedetta was an amazing...
Maria_P, Jul 2023
Benedetta was an amazing guide! She was very thorough and informative! I would recommend her to family and friends!
Our tour was excellent—...
Alecia_A, Jul 2023
Our tour was excellent— fun and informative. Our guide, Tiziana Bindi, a Licensed Local Tour Guide for Siena and its Region, was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. She even took photos of us through the tour. She knew all the best spots to capture. Highly recommend.
The perfect morning!
Amy_W, Jul 2023
Our guide, Claudia, took us all over Siena in 3 hours. We started at the Basiclia San Domenico, on to Casa Santa Caterina, and the Duomo. She connected very well with our kids and was so helpful to us with recommendations of what to do in the afternoon. It was the perfect way to spend the morning in Siena and get a quick history, and then have a free afternoon!
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