My Exclusive Best of Siena with a Great Tour Guide
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On 2015/10/06
Raoul said:

Perfect way to get to know Florence

Do this running tour shortly after arrival in Florence. The running guide shows and tells you about the Highlights.

On 2015/10/02
Erica Diane said:


By far one of my favorite things we did. They bike ride was fantastic, the views were breathtaking (or maybe the other way around, lol), and the tour guide, Ella, was my favorite. I highly recommend this tour for people who want to see more, move around a bit, and try some very yummy wine and olive oil.

On 2015/10/02
Erica Diane said:

Florence is beautful

The tours were great! It was a long day tho, so if you are someone who needs time and breaks I would do it in two days. Everyone was very knowledgable and friendly! I very much so recommend this package

On 2015/09/22
Maria Jimenez said:

Great way to explore Florence

I couldn't recommend this more! If you are looking for a fantastic way to see the city without the crowds, I highly recommend this tour. Marco, the guide, is incredibly knowledgable on the history of Florence and will give you just general tips along the way (best gelato, wine, etc). If you enjoy running and a good tour of a beautiful city, this tour is for you!

On 2015/09/14
Susan Dwyer said:

Not your average tour company! I dealt with a very professional, friendly, and efficient office in Florence to arrange a tour of the Uffizi and a walking tour in Rome. Both were fantastic. Klaus (sp?) led the former and Francesco led the latter. Each was intelligent, articulate, and had deep knowledge of all we were seeing. Groups are kept small, you do not follow a flag. As an experienced traveler I am generally really leery of organized tours, but these guys were amazing. I really felt like I had a personal friend showing me around. If your time in either Florence or Rome is limited, Art Viva tours are essential -- skipping the lines is hugely important. But the genuine interaction with someone who knows the city/sight and who is passionate about sharing their knowledge with you is what matters most.

On 2015/08/13
Gail said:

We did a private Florence walk and Accademia tour with Hilda (from Belgium). She was wonderful! We were travelling with family that lives in Germany and who had been to Florence many times and they felt this tour made their return visit so worthwhile! We also had three kids (10 to 14) with us and they loved it and didn't want it to end. We learned so many interesting facts and our guide didn't miss a beat! Highly recommend.

On 2015/07/02
Julie Wilkinson said:

Uffizzi tour no other

We went on the tour in June 1015, from the beginning the guide and her passion for the gallery and its artists, paintings and masterpieces shone through and had you drawn in wonder. The other couple we were with were won over as they were not lovers of the arts. I say in all sincerety that I am pleased we did the tour and learned some of the unknown specifics behind each works, cannot get that in a book to readily (pun not intended). We highly recommend this tour rather than go individually, in fact look at the feedback from the travel blogs, this is the one tour to do. I will return.

On 2015/06/24
Mike M said:


Thank you Tatiana & Brenda for bringing Firenze to life!! Forever grateful for the new appreciation of art! M

On 2015/06/24
Mike M said:


Tatiana & Brenda were terrific guides who brought Firenze to life!!! Thanks for an informative tour that taught us the beauty of art in Florence, Italy. Forever grateful. Michael

On 2015/06/19
Tonia said:

Skip this tour- Guide was horrible

This is a tour you would want to skip. Tour guide was very overwhelmed by her group. As the tour continued she became increasingly more rude to the guests. After requesting to sit down in an adjoining room- the tour guide said no and yelled at me for wanting to sit. When I returned my headset to her- she responded in her microphone: IT IS BETTER TO LOSE YOU THAN TO HAVE YOU IN MY GROUP. This was sadly not her first outburst. At the start of the tour- the group requested a bathroom break, ( the meeting office wouldn't permit use of their bathroom and the wait to gain entry was approx. 30 min.) the guide made snide comments to the group about guests using the facilities. The guide, Tatiana, was not equipped to handle a 20-25 member tour. I have taken several tours in Italy during my many visits and have NEVER encountered an issue. Not only was the guide rude, but she completed omitted several rooms of art during the beginning of the tour. Skip this tour as the guide will ruin your experience.

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Explore one of Tuscany’s most charming hilltop towns, with an expert tour guide. 

On this three hour walking tour you will hear murder stories, see relics of famous saints, learn about the famous annual ‘Palio' horse race and much more!

Immerse yourself in the history of one of Tuscany's most charming hilltop towns on this My Exclusive Best of Siena tour.

Discover why Siena was once the enemy of Florence. Visit the stunning cathedral of Siena. Step into the unforgettable ‘Campo' square. Get a true feel for life in a charming Tuscan picturesque town exploring the sites.

Highlights of the My Exclusive Best of Siena Tour include:

Visit some of Siena’s most charming piazzas. Hear about the fascinating lives of the powerful families that lived within the Siena’s gothic, renaissance and mannerist-style palaces.

From the fable of the Sienese wolf to the murderous tale of Pia de’ Tolomei, your private Siena tour guide will share the amazing stories behind this charming must-see Tuscan town.

Enter the church that saw the birth of the famous Sienese painting style. Hear the fascinating stories behind the life of Siena’s Saint Catherine, see where she lived and the paintings depicting important scenes from her life, as well as the relics of her thumb and head!

Spy the mark of the Medici – their coat of arms emblazoned on the impressive Town Hall building in the charming shell-shaped Piazza del Campo that is transformed for the Palio – Siena’s famous horse race with an intriguing history.

Your expert Siena tour guide will show you where the horses are held, as you hear about the tensions, tricks and thrills that have marked the Palio throughout its colourful history. You’ll also see where the Archbishop holds mass for the jockeys before the Palio.

Learn about Pope Pio II Piccolomini – Siena’s pope.

Hear the dramatic and at times humorous stories of the rivalry between Siena and Florence.

Visit the cathedral that was intended to out-do Florence’s ‘Duomo’ and decide for yourself who was the victor. Inside, hear about the famous pavement, see artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini and Donatello, and see the Tuscan sun’s rays coloured by the delicate stained glass window by  Duccio di Buoninsegna.

On this 3-hour guided Siena tour, discover the business innovation that allowed Siena to become such an important and rich Italian city that has never lost its small-town charm. 

Tread in the footsteps of pilgrims who marched the long road from northern Europe to Rome in ancient times.

Learn about the great foods that have become famous in Siena from sweet treats to delicious meats. Your Siena tour guide can also point out some great places to dine, or to stop for a gelato or glass of Tuscan wine in a charming location, and even let you in on some great Italian shopping secrets in Siena, one of Tuscany’s best places for great shopping in Tuscany.

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