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Este Castle (Castello Estense) Tours

Este Castle (Castello Estense)
This iconic castle located in the heart of Ferrara dates back to the 1300s and stands as an homage to an ancient era that still attracts travelers and history lovers to its towering gates. Visitors who want to explore this scenic destination will find restored prisons, barracks and weapon stores, in addition to gardens, a council hall, and dozens of other restored and renovated rooms that showcase what life here was like thousands of years ago. 
Address: Largo Castello, 1, Ferrara, Italy
Hours: Open Tues-Sun and hours vary according to the season

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Small-Group Ferrara Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Small-Group Ferrara Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

During this 2.5 hours small group walking tour a knowledgeable guide will illustrate the story of Ferrara making it come alive, we guarantee you will feel completely engaged with the city atmosphere. You will not only like beautiful monuments such as the Estense castle, the Town Hall, the Palazzo dei Diamanti, you will perceive the feelings that still permeate these buildings full of history and stories.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
From
$108.00

Ferrara Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Ferrara Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Ferrara can be considered an ideal city, its layout is the result of meticulous urban planning, completed and implemented in 1492, this town is indeed the realization of the humanist concept of the ideal city and the only planned Renaissance town to have been completed. Given this premise you surely cannot miss a deep and learned tour of the most important monuments and palaces in order not only to enjoy their beauty but also to understand their profound meaning and importance. During our 2.5 hours small group walking tour our knowledgeable guide will illustrate the story of Ferrara making it come alive, we guarantee you will feel completely engaged with the city atmosphere. You will not only like beautiful monuments such as the Estense castle, the Town Hall, the Palazzo dei Diamanti, you will perceive the feelings that still permeate these buildings full of history and stories.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.29
From
$105.29
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CSTRents - Ferrara Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Ferrara Segway PT Authorized Tour

• 3-hour Segway tour lead by an expert local guide • See top Ferrara attractions including: the XXIV May Square, the Estense Castle, the Crema Palace, the little S. Anna square, the unique courtyard of the Municipal Theatre, in the little Municipal square, the famous "staircase" of the ancient Ducal Palace, the Gothic Cathedral • Hear tales of colorful history from a knowledgeable guide • Enjoy a Segway sightseeing tour that’s suitable for all fitness levels • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.13
Price varies by group size
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$130.13
Price varies by group size
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Ferrara Highlights Small Group Tour by Night

Ferrara Highlights Small Group Tour by Night

Make the most of your time by stretching your sightseeing hours into the evening with this night tour of Ferrara. Follow your guide on foot to take in the city’s highlights without the daytime crowds, learning about gems like the cathedral, Estense Castle, and historic Town Hall—all picturesquely lit. Stroll through atmospheric corners of the old town, Jewish Ghetto, and Via delle Volte, with plenty of time to stop and snap photos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.29
From
$105.29

Ferrara Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

Ferrara Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

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Considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Italy, Ferrara is recognized by UNESCO for its rich architectural heritage. Get an in-depth look at the city’s medieval and Renaissance gems in just hours with this private walking tour. Skip the guidebook and enjoy your guide’s insights into the history and architecture of the Estense Castle and former Jewish Ghetto, among other top sights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.27
Price varies by group size
From
$176.27
Price varies by group size
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Ferrara City Center Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Ferrara City Center Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Explore the UNESCO-listed city center of Ferrara with a private guide, who’s focused on your sole group. Offering a more personal experience, the tour is perfect for those who are looking for greater interaction with a guide. You’ll not just see the sights of the city, you’ll also learn the city history as you admire landmarks such as Castello Estense, Ferrara Cathedral, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.92
Price varies by group size
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$186.92
Price varies by group size
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Bike Tour Discovering Ferrara

Bike Tour Discovering Ferrara

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Discover Ferrara by bike on a 3-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide who shows you the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city’s highlights. Bike along Viale Cavour to important sites including the Castello Estense, Palazzo dei Diamanti and the Duomo (Ferrara Cathedral). Wheel down well-marked bike paths that run along the ancient city walls and stop to take in the majestic Piazza Trento Trieste. Learn about the urban planners of the Renaissance who created the Addizione Erculea, and more on this fun and informative bike tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.80
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$69.80

Private walking tour of Ferrara with a local guide

Private walking tour of Ferrara with a local guide

Ferrara is considered one of Italy’s most intact Renaissance cities, and with this walking tour you can take a deep dive into its UNESCO-listed old town by visiting its impressive architectural landmarks with the insight of a private guide. Take in highlights including the imposing Estense Castle, as well as the city’s storied palaces, churches, squares, and Jewish Ghetto on foot without the hassle of a guidebook or map.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$319.42
per group
From
$319.42
per group

Ferrara Walking Tour

Ferrara Walking Tour

The three centuries of the Este domination, when the court of Ferrara was among the most refined and cultured in Europe, without having canceled the medieval Romanesque Gothic grandeur, have left a profoundly humanistic imprint in the city among churches, castles, delights and palaces wonderfully frescoed. Not to mention the flowering of an elegant and refined gastronomy that continues to delight the palates and tables of Ferrara.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.57
Price varies by group size
From
$105.57
Price varies by group size

Ferrara Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Ferrara Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Ferrara, even with its coveted status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, often sits in the shadow of Bologna, the main city in the region of Emilia-Romagna. On this two-hour private tour, your expert guide will share stories of Ferrara's impressive history, rich artistic culture and offer you a new appreciation for this jewel. As you stroll through the lively streets and piazzas, you'll visit must-sees sites including Castello Estense, the Cathedral of Ferrara, the Jewish Ghetto and also the evocative Via delle Volte, in the medieval heart of the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$294.58
per group
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$294.58
per group
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Este Castle (Castello Estense) hours of operation?
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Este Castle (Castello Estense) hours of operation: Open Tues-Sun and hours vary according to the season. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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