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Our most recommended Siena Sightseeing Tours
1. Siena: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Duomo and Il Campo
Start your walking tour of Siena at the Duomo, also known as Cathedral of the Assumption, and discover a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that contains famous works of art by Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini. Then, follow the path of the Via Francigena to admire the city's most important buildings and monuments, including the main building of the Monte dei Paschi, the oldest bank in Europe. Pass the beautiful Palazzo Tolomei and get a closer look at one of the finest palaces of the Italian Gothic style. Conclude your walking tour in the monumental Piazza del Campo and experience the historical beating heart of the city, where the famous Palio di Siena horse race takes place twice a year.
Benedetta has good communication skills and it was a pleasure to listen her. However, since the streets were overcrowded and the agency haven't provided any headphones it was difficult to listen. I wish the agency fixed this problem.
2. Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience
Your day starts in the morning with a free tour of Pisa, where you will have time to admire the magnificent cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery and the famous Leaning Tower. Afterwards, you'll move on to a typical winery in the Chianti Hills on the slopes of San Gimignano. There you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch accompanied with a good local wine tasting. Following lunch you will discover one of the most beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano, or the "Medieval Manhattan, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, small squares and many local craft stores. Your exciting day continues with a panoramic view of the true Chianti countryside before arriving in Siena, where if desired, your professional guide will let you discover the most important squares, from Piazza del Campo to the cathedral, passing through the most beautiful contrade that charac...
Tour was planned and time was sufficient for cowering Pisa, Sangimignano with wine tasting and Siena tour, Driver was good and tour guide was efficient in explanation and guiding the best possible key locations across all 3 cities
3. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine
Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral. Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from eit...
This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!
4. Siena: City Walking Tour with Optional Siena Cathedral Tour
Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a friendly, local guide and immerse yourself in Siena’s rich-history, culture, and traditions. The tour has been designed to show you the very best that Siena has to offer in a short space of time, with plenty of stops for photos along the way. Start the tour with a visit to some of the city’s most significant sites including the Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Publicco, Palazzo Tolomei, Palazzo Salimbeni, and the ancient Banchi di Sopra. As you explore, you’ll learn which buildings hold UNESCO World Heritage listed status and why. Continue the tour to the Basilica of San Domenico, which is home to the incredible relics of Saint Catherine. Next, stop by the Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena, where Saint Catherine once lived with her family. Pass by the Baptistery and the Siena Cathedral (known as the Duomo di Siena), and head insi...
Brava Ludmila, bel giro per le strade di Siena, con aneddoti e informazioni utili per comprendere meglio la storia della città e le tradizioni del luogo.
5. From Florence: Chianti Hills Wineries Tour with Tasting
Immerse yourself in Italy's renowned winemaking culture on this tour. Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office in Santa Maria Novella Train Station, then leave the city behind as you head out into the Tuscan countryside. Arrive in the charming town of Radda in Chianti and visit one of the town’s traditional wineries. Enjoy a tasting session of 3 regional wines, then have the opportunity to purchase the wines you’ve tasted as well as other local products including olive oil. Afterwards, spend some free time exploring the narrow streets of the town and peruse the local stores for handmade souvenirs. Later, Continue your tour to the next stop of the day, a traditional farm and winery located in the Chianti Hills. Follow your guide on a tour of the entire winery and learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy another tasting session of 3 Chianti wines a...
The guide from the service was just ok. She spoke English and was nice but was quiet mostly the entire bus ride and admitted to knowing nothing about wine. The people at the two places we did wine tours were super nice and knowledgeable. Both in beautiful places. The town we went to was nice but also there was one we passed much closer to Florence that would have cut out a lot of driving. Most of the experience was driving.
6. From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour
Visit three medieval towns and the Chianti area in one day on this tour. First, you will cross the beautiful Chianti hills as you ride south from Florence in an air-conditioned GT Coach. You will arrive at San Gimignano, a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Gimignano is famous for its white wine, the world-renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers! Take time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the landscape. Your tour will make its second stop in Siena. Here you will find the Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio Horse Race and for its splendid examples of Gothic civic architecture. You can also visit the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its Torre del Mangia. Continuing south, the tour will make a stop in Monteriggioni, where the medieval city walls remain intact. The main piazza, the Piazza Roma, is the perfect place to savor the history of...
Very comfortable bus with an enthusiastic guide. There was enough time to explore the cities on my own. The cities themselves were amazing and the guide added interesting historic information
7. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch
Your day begins early in the morning with a tour of Pisa, where you will admire the stunning Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Monumental Cemetery. Take photographs next to the celebrated Leaning Tower. Continue to a winery in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting. After lunch, explore one of the most famous medieval hilltop villages in Italy, San Gimignano. Discover the maze of cobbled streets, picturesque piazzas, and local artisan shops. Next, admire a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside, followed by a stop in Siena. Here, a specialist guide will lead you on a walk through the city's historical center. Skip the ticket line to see the interior of the magnificent cathedral, and pass through the shell–shaped Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held twice a year. You will then return to Florence.
8. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch
Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites and taste Chianti wines on a full-day trip from Florence. Visit Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena, and savor a traditional Tuscan lunch.
First, head to Pisa to marvel at the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Continue to a wine villa in the Chianti countryside. Enjoy a tour of the estate and learn about its history in the medieval chapel before your first tasting of Chianti Classico on the panoramic terrace.
Next, relish a typical lunch accompanied by two of the estate's products, a "Riserva" and an IGP wine. After lunch, relax a while in the villa's luscious gardens before going to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
Then, follow the scenic roads to Siena for a tour of the city's monuments and piazzas. Visit Piazza del Campo ...
9. Siena 2-Hour Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Duomo Tickets
Discover the beauty of Siena during a 2-hour walking tour. One of Italy's loveliest medieval cities, it is known world-wide for its Palio, the country’s most spectacular festival that features a wild bareback horse race around Piazza del Campo, the central square. Visit Siena's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Palazzo Comunale and also the Palazzo Tolomei, said to be the oldest private palace in the city as well as the Basilica di San Domenico, Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and other historical buildings. See the imposing stone tower of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, built by the powerful Marescotti family in the 12th century. The building is now the seat of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana, founded in 1923. Take a walk to St. Dominic's Basilica, built entirely of brick, and admire its Gothic architectural s...
Great tour, Georgia was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable while explaining everything and answering all the questions! Definitely would do it again!!
10. San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence
Explore the heart of beautiful Tuscany on a full-day tour of the towns of San Gimignano and Siena, then discover the bucolic wine region of Chianti. Departing from Florence by luxury air-conditioned bus, your first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, one of the most splendid examples of an Italian medieval town. Distinguished by its famous towered skyline, San Gimignano stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of the Upper Val D’Elsa. Also famous for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, saffron, and precious Santa Fina pottery, it is an excellent place to get acquainted with the Tuscan environment. You will enjoy some free time to stroll through the town on your own and explore its beautiful squares, architecture, churches, and side streets. Afterwards you will head out to a unique location in the Chianti countryside to enjoy a wine tasting. Once you hop o...
Incredible expérience in a small group with a perfectly managed timing. The tour of Sienna light have been a bit more détailed otherwise everything was well above my expectations ! I definitely recommend.
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What people are saying about Siena
It was a lot of fun. It takes a little patience for the apps to download and for the whole thing to work, but it made for a great family experience. Age-related: Children who want to actively participate must be able to read (in the case of Siena also English). The historical part may have to be adapted to age. It was totally perfect for our children (December 14th) and for us parents!
The best cooking course we did. It was just my girlfriend and I and we spend at least 4h with Barbara and learned how to do real handmade Pasta and Tiramisu. It was just great. Barbara is a great Host and she was also on TV showing her cooking skills!
Barbara was a great host and talked passionately about the different pastas (pici and tortelli) and the tiramisu. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail, with a delicious dinner with a view of the Tuscan hills as the perfect final piece.
Very good tour, interesting especially with children, very nice and friendly guide, Sylvia. She explains very well, knows all about Siena and its history. Special attention for kids. Searching for a simular tour for Florence!
fun and very clever "tour" concept. Plus, i discovered some spots and stories that arent listed in my guide!