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The best of Siena - Private Walking Tour
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The best of Siena - Private Walking Tour

By Demetra Tour Guide of Florence and Tuscany
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Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English, Italian, French
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  • Local guide
  • private licensed guide
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Piazza S. Domenico, 1, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
    I will be waiting for you in front of Saint Domenique Church
Pickup details
  • pick up is possible only if your hotel or apartment is downtown
End:
  • Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17477P1

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17477P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Torre del Mangia
  • 1
    Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza del Campo
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Duomo di Siena
    Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
  • You'll end at
    Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
    See address & details
About the operator
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  • Demetra Tour Guide of Florence and Tuscany
    47
    Siena, Tuscany, Italy
    Joined in April 2012
  • 99venkateshb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Florence private family tour
    Demetra is a fantastic guide. We did a six hour walking tour of Florence and enjoyed it very much. It was a customized tour for our family. She is very knowledgeable and helped us understand many aspects of Florence. We visited Galileo museum. She gave us great recommendations for us to enjoy gelato and lunch in Florence. She was very easy to communicate with. We highly recommend her as a tour guide!!
    Written April 16, 2023
  • bbrowne18
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking tour of Siena
    Demetra is great. She was super knowledgeable about Siena, shared great stories with historical detail, speaks great English, and was very nice to spend time with. We had a big group and she did very nicely with kids. We learned a lot.
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Beth H
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    Excellent way to learn more about the history of San Gimignano and surrounding area. Demetra was friendly, engaging, and very knowledgeable.
    Written November 22, 2021
  • Clarissa D
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Handicrafts/Artisans Tour Firenze
    Demetra was a wonderful and accommodating guide. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our time together. Had the chance to speak to, and learn from, the various artisans that we visited. All of whom I would not have known to visit or see if Demetra had not shown the way!
    Written September 3, 2019
  • Mary A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food walking tour of Florence
    This was three hours so well spent. Demetra was the perfect combination of informative and entertaining all while teaching us not only about Florence’s history but also traditional food traditions. She led us to several fantastic food stops where we enjoyed cantucci, pasta, gelato and more.
    Written July 17, 2019
  • Pioneerintrees
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss Demetra!
    Eight friends joined Demetra for an educational walk through Florence, stopping along the way to eat some authentically made food. We started with samples of cantucci and Holly wine which were outstanding. At the market we learned a lot about various foods and decided to try a selection of incredible fresh pasta and sauces. Wow! Some of us were intrigued by the tripe and tried a traditional sandwich. Of course we concluded at an historic gelateria and we were not disappointed. What a wonderful morning!
    Written July 15, 2019
  • Lori B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Siena with Demetra
    Our time spent with Demetra in Siena was extremely welcoming and pleasant. We were on our way back to Florence from a lunch and wine tasting at a Brunello farm and was able to make a stop in Siena specifically to see the Siena Cathedral and do a quick tour with Demetra. We only had 2.5 hours before having to take the bus back to Florence. Fortunately, we found Demetra and she was able to tour us and give us the highlights of the area. She made certain that we were on the correct bus after we toured. Having a personal tour guide afforded us a greater experience in each area that we visited. Watching large groups of tourists follow behind their guide holding a little identification stick made me appreciate the intimacy of our guides while vacationing.
    Written July 30, 2017
  • Jenni K
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wineries and Historic Villages
    Demetra is a wonderful guide! She makes history come alive and is great fun to be with. She'll even give you tips on restaurants, THE best gelato place, and where to get your nails done. Highly recommended. 😊👏👏
    Written May 27, 2017
  • fabione79
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice walking around Florence with Demetra
    Yeeees! The tour with Demetra was amazing! We saw a lot of awesome places: churches, palaces and views.. She told us a lot of information whithout being never boring. We saw all downtown churches. Then we stopped in a "gelateria" where I tasted one of the best ice cream in my life. We ended the tour with the fantastic view of "piazzale Michelangelo"... Florence is beautiful and with Demetra I had the chance to appreciate all its beauty.
    Written October 15, 2016
  • Lisettaner
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Demetra super tour guide!
    We spent the afternoon in Florence with some friends and we enjoyed a lot discovering secrets and specialities of Florence with Demetra. I was impressed by discovering the history of Florence in such a pleasant way! Demetra is a very professional guide, she knows very well how to mix art, history, little "gossip" about the past and little breaks like the one we had in an awesome gelato place (the best ice cream I ever had in Florence)... we had also the opportunity to see how they make gelato!😊 Even if you are planning a short stop in Florence, don't miss her tours!
    Written October 15, 2016
  • 6southbound
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour of Florence
    My family of 7 (kids all in their 20s) enjoyed a very pleasant half day with Demetra the first week of September, roaming around Florence visiting and learning about a number of the city's fascinating historic landmarks. Of course, Florence cannot be appreciated in only 3 hours, but it was enough to whet our appetite for another time! Demetra also arranged for skip-the-line tickets to The Galleria dell'Accademia and gave us a quick run through of the important works (David!). While strolling through this beautiful city, we had many questions re its contemporary and ancient life which Demetra answered easily, she was a wealth of knowledge!
    Written October 10, 2016
  • Vivieyra
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome guide and tour
    We did a private tour with Demetra last September. We had our 3 year old son with us. From the planning of the tour, Demetra gave us great suggestions and designed the perfect tour for us. The tour was great, she made it very interesting and fun for us. Our son even had the chance to ride on the beautiful carrousel in one of the piazzas. The restaurant Demetra suggested for lunch was one of the best in our whole trip. Thank you Demetra for a great tour and time in Florence.
    Written September 24, 2016
  • guanabana2
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Tour of Siena & San Gimignano
    Demetra was an excellent guide. We met her in Siena after taking a bus from Florence and we spent the morning there seeing the main sites and having a bit of time to look at the shops by ourselves. She was very knowledgeable and informative on the history of the city and knew the best local places to buy the local cakes, breads and pasta. In the afternoon we went with her by bus to San Gimignano which is amazing and so different. Again Demetra was brilliant and gave us a great insight into it's fascinating history. Would definitely recommend her for local tours.
    Written September 12, 2016
  • W3792BImichaelj
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour of Florence
    Demetra was the tour guide for our group in August 2016, the tour was well explained and detailed. her knowledge was very good and i would say to anyone you have not seen Florence until you have book with Demetra.
    Written September 7, 2016
  • RookieRanger2015
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour of Florence (6 hours) for 4 couples (multiple sites throughout the city)
    Demetra was an energetic and pleasant tour guide. She ensured we saw the very best of the famous Florence sites and that we spent the apprropriate amount of time at the most important places. For example, when we went to te Accademie, she provided the historical perspective of Michaelangelo's "unfinished" sculptures and allowed us ot spend some time with them but ensured that our primary focus was on the statue of David which was spectacular. Likewise, we were given an excellent explanation as to the constructon and the history behind the Duomo but she told us that a tour of the interior would not be as satisfying as spending more time at the Uffizi museum. We appreciated that advice very much because the Uffizi was magnificent. and had so much to offer Finally, she provided us with top notch recommendations for both lunch and dinner - places that were less touristy as well as provided excellent food and ambiance. All in all, we enjoyed the extended tour with her and she ensured we maximized the best of Florence given our limited time in the city.
    Written October 25, 2015
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whitepinez
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Demetra gave our group of first-time visitors to Siena a fabulous introduction to this beautiful city! In two hours, Demetra gave us a sense of Siena's rich and colorful history, showing us many of its iconic locations, including the Duomo, Santa Maria della Scala, the Torre del Mangia, and, of course, the Piazza del Campo, where the horse races of the Palio di Siena have been taking place since the 1600's.
The highlight of the tour was definitely our visit to the small, beautifully renovated museum of the Contrada Priora della Civetta (Owl Contrada), one of the 17 districts of Siena that compete in the Palio. Here we saw many of the contrada's exquisite costumes and banners, as well as photos and videos of Owl victories in past Palios. The stable that houses the Owl contrada's horses in the days before the races is also part of this museum.
Wandering the streets of the Centro Storico on our own would have been been perfectly charming, but our experience was enhanced immensely by the knowledge and insights Demetra provided. We recommend her most highly!
Written June 4, 2018
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mary s
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked two half-day tours with Demetra in July, ‘23. We did a walking tour of Siena one afternoon, then a tour of San Gimignano the following day. We were on a family trip w/ 8 of us total, ranging in age from 13-78.

Demetra did an exceptional job keeping us all informed, intrigued and totally fulfilled! She has a very easygoing and relaxed attitude which made us all super comfortable asking questions, making requests, etc. Her tours are a great balance of both historical facts and stories about local customs/folklore.

Both tours were really a lot of fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our time w/ Demetra and will absolutely book w/ her again on future trips to Tuscany. And you should, too!!
Written July 20, 2023
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Many thanks for your nice review. It was a pleasure to guide you around and I hope to see you again. All the best Demetra
Written July 21, 2023
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Tamara L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Demetra was a fantastic guide and shared her knowledge of the city both as a resident and through her study and love of art history and how this is reflected in the architecture.

She guided us through the city’s key sites, its history & culture and made it come to life for us.
Written April 11, 2023
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Thanks a lots Tamara. I wish you all the best. Demetra
Written April 12, 2023
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