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Private Tour of Siena With Expert Guide, Tuscany

  • When does it run?

    Monday to Saturday

  • Start time

    10am, 3pm, 4pm

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
Guided tour
Guests
  • Adult (0+)

Key Highlights

  • Explore Siena's superb artistic heritage
  • Discover its Medieval ties to its modern-day preservation
  • Gain insight into Siena led by a local writer or art historian
  • Visit iconic sites like Il Campo, Siena Duomo, Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Pubblico, and Via Francigena

Overview

Discover Siena on this 3-hour private walking tour through the city center with a local expert and learn all about one of the most gracious and alluring cities in Italy. This private tour is limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions and offers more personalized time with your guide. Siena is best seen from the superior vantage points of the bell tower or the top of the Duomo. A delightful, architecturally synchronized and peaceful city, filled with magnificent Medieval churches, Renaissance palazzos and modern-day conservation efforts. In fact, the entire city center has been put under UNESCO protection, in order to safeguard its unique charm and historic character. From the fan-shaped central piazza, Il Campo, scene of the beloved Palio horse race, to the soaring Duomo, with an elaborate facade by Giovanni Pisano, the walk will pay special attention to Siena's superb artistic heritage. The historic seat of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank, the oldest surviving bank in the world, and the Palazzo Piccolomini and Palazzo Pubblico, will speak of the substantial influence that the city has had in the finance and political realms. From piazzas to museums, churches to pastry shops, this half-day experience in the city will uncover and illuminate the true character of this remarkable city. To facilitate getting to Siena quickly and easily, we recommend booking a Siena car service, which picks up clients in Florence, takes them to Siena, waits for the length of the walk and brings you back to Florence. Wondering how to get to Siena from Florence? The best way to reach Siena from Florence is with the SITA bus line. The SITA bus line leaves the bus depot on Via Santa Caterina di Siena, just a block southwest from the front of Santa Maria Novella station at least once an hour on weekdays, starting at 6:45, with the last bus leaving at 8:15pm. The ride is about 75 minutes, and costs 6.50 euro, one-way. Taking the train to Siena is discouraged- the bus stop is in middle of Siena, while the train will leave you on the outskirts, forcing you to get a taxi. About The Supplier: Your travel partner Context lets you learn directly from an expert as their crew is comprised of architects, art historians, ecologists, chefs, and more who are all scholars and specialists in their fields and make the best natural teachers and storytellers! All guided tours with Context allow you to discover new places through dialogue and conversation-driven learning which is structured, not scripted. Travel with context across the globe and allow your Context expert guide show you the way!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday to Saturday

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    10am, 3pm, 4pm

  • Meeting Point

    Meet your guide on the steps in front of the church of San Domenico.

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Inclusions & Exclusions

Guided tour
Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

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The Catholic Church requires modest dress. Please be sure to cover shoulders and upper legs. Shorts, miniskirts, and tank tops are forbidden.

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