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Piazza del Campo Tours

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Piazza del Campo
 Siena’s central Piazza del Campo is one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Tuscany. This sweeping, shell-shaped space is anchored by the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico (home to the Museo Civico) and soaring Torre del Mangia tower, and hosts the historic Palio di Siena festival each July and August.

The Basics
The 14th-century Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena’s historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the medieval town hall and bell tower, the square is home to the Fonte Gaia, a 15th-century white-marble fountain that is both a focal point and meeting place at the top end of the piazza. The square is ringed by late Gothic buildings and palaces, once residences of the most powerful families in Siena and now filled with bustling restaurants and cafés. 

Appreciate the beauty and history of Piazza del Campo by joining a walking or Segway tour of Siena’s historic center. Many small-group and private tours also include skip-the-line access to Siena’s cathedral (Duomo), a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and one of the city’s most impressive sights. Siena is a popular day trip from Florence and Rome, and many tours also include stops in Pisa or San Gimignano.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Piazza del Campo is one of the most striking squares in Tuscany and makes for memorable photos, so be sure to bring your camera.
  • The square is accessible to wheelchair users, but has a slight slope down towards the Palazzo del Pubblico.
  • Kids love to play in the traffic-free square, though the fountain is closed off with protective fencing.
  • There are a number of cafés and restaurants along the perimeter of the square, perfect for a snack or meal with a view.

How to Get There
Piazza del Campo is in the very center of Siena’s old town, and you can walk or take a city bus to the square from the train station. The most convenient way to visit, however, is with a small-group or private tour that includes transportation so you can also explore nearby Tuscan villages.

When to Get There
Home to one of the most famous and popular medieval festivals in Italy, Piazza del Campo is off limits to anyone who hasn’t come specifically to see the biannual Palio, held in July and August. The square offers little shade so is best explored in early morning or late afternoon in summer, or in spring or fall when the temperatures are milder.

Siena’s Palio Festivities
Piazza del Campo is one of the most recognized public squares in Italy thanks to the popular Palio di Siena, the historical festival held there each year on one day in July and one day in August. Festivities focus around a bareback horse race among 10 horses and riders representing 10 of the 17 contrade, or historical town districts. The horses race along a track encircling the square surrounded by screaming crowds, and the celebrations also include religious services, pageants, and banquets.
Address: Piazza Il Campo, 1, Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy
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Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option

Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option

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Discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a monolingual local guide and immerse yourself in its art, culture and traditions as the horse race the Palio, which takes place twice a year. With a small group you will explore the best that Siena has to offer. Your guide will accompany you along the ancient streets of Siena through the most beautiful sites such as: Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzo Tolomei, Palazzo Salimbeni, the ancient via Banchi di Sopra, the Basilica of San Domenico, the Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena, the Baptistery and the Cathedral. You will visit also the inside of the Cathedral (ticket not included), if you choose the Cathedral option, where you will admire the works of art of important Italian artists, such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.59
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Best of Siena Guided Walking Tour

Best of Siena Guided Walking Tour

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Maximize time in Siena with a guided walking tour through the medieval city streets. See local landmarks including Piazza del Campo and the Siena Cathedral while hearing stories about the city’s history and architecture from a local guide. Explore a local district, called a Contrada, and learn about Siena’s famous Palio horse races.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$23.36
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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

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Indulge in one of Italy's most beautiful cities, Siena, during this sightseeing tour. An expert guide gives you an insider's view of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed town. Linger for a while in Piazza del Campo, the superlative square that is home to the Palio, a wild horse race that takes place every July and August. Stroll the streets with your guide learning about the history of the place. Visit the Duomo, Siena's stunning cathedral, and stroll right in thanks to your skip-the-line ticket. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.88
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Hidden Corners of Siena Private Walking Tour

Hidden Corners of Siena Private Walking Tour

Explore the famous monuments and hidden treasures of Siena on this private walking tour. Stroll through winding and well-preserved medieval neighborhoods like the Old Ghetto and the Tower District, and take in panoramic views from the city's highest point. Admire the famous Siena Cathedral, catch quiet moments in tucked-away squares and gardens, and learn the history behind the renowned Palio horse race at the Museo di Contrada.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.05
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$220.05
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Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour

Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour

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Discover the medieval streets of Siena with a personal guide at your side, and find hidden-away corners far from the tourist crowds. Create a personalized itinerary on this private 3-hour tour, departing from Piazza del Campo in the morning or afternoon. Walk past major monuments as you explore on foot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour: Siena Walking Tour

Private Tour: Siena Walking Tour

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Stroll the charming Medieval streets of a Tuscan hill town with this 2-hour private tour of Siena. Learn about Siena's hidden gems from a knowledgeable guide in between visits to its most popular sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.83
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Tuscany Tour in English from Florence

Tuscany Tour in English from Florence

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Experience Tuscany during this full-day, private, guided tour that includes lunch and a wine tasting (select option at booking). Visit this storied region with up to eight people and enjoy free time to explore four separate stops including Pisa and Monteriggioni. Wander in Tuscan villages, explore history, see medieval architecture and share your photos using the vehicle’s free, onboard WiFi.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$1,111.46
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Half-day Private Walking Tour of Siena

Half-day Private Walking Tour of Siena

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Siena is one of Tuscany’s most picturesque medieval towns and this private walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO-listed center, stroll around lively Piazza Del Campo, and admire landmarks such as San Domenico Basilica, Palazzo Tolomei, and Cathedral of Siena.
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  • 3 hours
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$315.76
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$315.76
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Private Siena Traditions Tour

Private Siena Traditions Tour

Delve into Siena’s wealth of history—and learn all about the storied Palio horse race, which takes place in the city twice a year—on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your local accommodation or in the city center, and explore Siena’s UNESCO-listed sights. See the Piazza del Campo, where the race is held, and visit one of the 17 contrade (districts) that compete. As you go, your guide will share stories and lore about this centuries-old event.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.81
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$159.81
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Siena Segway Tour

Siena Segway Tour

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Mix medieval times with the 21st century on this small-group or private 3-hour tour of Siena via Segway. Gliding around town on two wheels, follow your guide while learning about the history of the town and each place you visit. See this Tuscan town’s main attractions from a Segway, including Piazza del Campo, Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of San Domenico. Get a killer view from the imposing Fortezza Medicea. Opt to take the tour in the morning, afternoon or in the evening to better suit your time in Siena. The number of participants on this small-group tour is limited to just eight, so you’re sure to get plenty of personalized attention from the guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.15
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Siena Food Tour

Siena Food Tour

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After a morning spent exploring the streets of Siena, see to your appetite with a lunchtime Sienese food tour. Enjoy a beautiful antipasto before enjoying a meal in a traditional Tuscan tavern. This culinary tour fits neatly into a long lunch break, making it easy to fit this tour into a full day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Siena and San Gimignano from FLORENCE, PISA, SIENA, MONTEPULCIANO, LIVORNO, ROME.

Siena and San Gimignano from FLORENCE, PISA, SIENA, MONTEPULCIANO, LIVORNO, ROME.

With our many years of experience in the area, we offer our customers a tour of these two towns that they represent, the emblem of true Tuscany. We will be happy to recommend places to eat well and drink excellent wine. Siena and San Gemignano speak for themselves, it is not easy to explain them in words but only by visiting these magical places, you will have the opportunity to understand why they are a must on the international tourism scene. NOT TO BE MISSED.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The best of Siena - Private Walking Tour

The best of Siena - Private Walking Tour

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Enjoy an interesting stroll around the Tuscan jewel of Siena with this 2-hour private walking tour. See the main attractions of the UNESCO-listed city while getting plenty of personal attention from your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$172.11
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Private Walking Tour: Siena and its Treasures

Private Walking Tour: Siena and its Treasures

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Siena is one of Tuscany’s most celebrated and in-demand destinations. On this private tour, beat the crowds and enjoy an intimate way of discovering the city. In the company of your guide, you’ll see the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, admire the distinctive, black-and-white façade of the Duomo, and take in panoramic views from the lofty Facciatone. As you go, learn more about the city’s wealth of history.
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  • 2 hours
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$210.51
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Guided walking tour of Siena

Guided walking tour of Siena

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Siena is a treasure trove of historical, artistic, religious and cultural riches all to be discovered. The best way to do it is on foot, admiring the changes to the town over the centuries and enjoying the spectacular scenery and curious particulars. With an authorized guide you will be able to appreciate the major tourist attractions like Piazza del Campo, the true heart of the town, the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), the Cathedral and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico. There will also be no lack of references to the great noble families, such as the Piccolomini, Tolomei and Salimbeni, and their palazzos, to the great tradition of the Siena Palio, but also to the stories of pilgrimage and saintliness that distinguish the town. The walk continues with a visit to the Cathedral that preserves the treasures of artists like Nicola Pisano, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Donatello and Gianlorenzo Bernini, besides its marvelous marble floor, which is a unique example in the history of art.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kid tour in Siena

Kid tour in Siena

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Explore Siena in a fun and kid-friendly way on this tour created for families with children. As you make your way through the city, your guide will engage young travelers with lively storytelling and riddles to uncover Siena’s secrets. Visitors of all ages will come away with deeper knowledge of local history, art, and traditions. This tour ends with a special surprise gift.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.67
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$193.67
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Siena 2-hour private tour with an expert guide

Siena 2-hour private tour with an expert guide

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Benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide on this 2-hour walking tour of Siena. Hear about the history and culture of this city, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll take in landmarks such as the Siena Cathedral, Piazza del Campo, and more as you stroll around the picturesque streets at a pace that is suitable for most people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.63
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$319.63
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Private Tour: Piazza del Campo and Siena’s Contrade, districts

Private Tour: Piazza del Campo and Siena’s Contrade, districts

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Learn about the traditions of Siena, mainly the Palio di Siena, on this guided tour. You'll see churches, palaces, and other landmarks as you visit one of the city's 17 contrade (districts), which play a big part in the Palio, a horse race that takes place twice a year.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.05
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$86.05
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Siena: Guided tour of Siena INCLUDED Duomo

Siena: Guided tour of Siena INCLUDED Duomo

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Wonderful Tour of Classic Siena every Saturday and Sunday guaranteed departure at 11.00 am from Piazza Duomo. Expert local guide will introduce you, in an interesting and pleasant way, to the history of Siena, the Duomo, Piazza del Campo and other monuments of the city. We will talk about the Palio, the districts and visit the lesser known and most peaceful corners of the city. Duomo skip the line included adult rate 25.00 euros per person children between 6 and 12 years 10.00 euro per person children under 6 years free
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.73
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$30.73
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Siena Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Siena Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Tuscan cuisine is famous across the world, and Siena sits at the foodie heart of the region. With this tour, stroll through Siena’s medieval old town with a guide to take in the most important sights and sample Tuscan classics like charcuterie, fresh pasta, and gelato. Visit Piazza Salimbeni, Piazza del Campo, and other highlights while learning about the city’s cultural and culinary history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.63
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Siena Private Tour: Medieval City Exploration Game

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Siena Private Tour: Medieval City Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest around Siena by solving clues to start a war between the famous Tolomei and Salimbeni families, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own the Siena Dome, the historical center, Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Tolomei, and more. + Discover the second-oldest bank in the world + Uncover the secrets of the Palazzo Tolomei + Admire the beautiful fountain at Fonte Gaia + Take selfies in Piazza del Duomo Each riddle you solve will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Start and stop whenever you want.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Siena Food tour

Siena Food tour

Enjoy a stroll through Siena with Silvia, a native of this spectacular medieval city nestled in the heart of Tuscany. Join her as she leads you through her hometown on a journey that will combine culture and gastronomy, awaken your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. This walking and tasting tour of the city takes you on a sensual voyage, where you will learn about the concept of Slow Food, a movement that began in Italy. Nibble on enticing delights such as local cheeses served with organic jams, artisanal cured meats (produced without preservatives or additives), bruschetta, truffles and more. Pair these tastings with some of Tuscany's best wines and finish your tour with a visit to a local baker, where you will get a unique glimpse into the workings of a Tuscan bread master. Conclude with a delightful tasting of Siena's famous sweets, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. An absolute must for food lovers, and anyone curious about Italian food culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.88
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Siena and the Palio. The most famous horse race in the world.

Siena and the Palio. The most famous horse race in the world.

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A route that will take you through the most beautiful streets and monuments of Siena, with particular attention to the Palio, the most famous horse race in the world. We will start from Piazza del Campo, near the monumental fountain of Fonte Gaia. From here we will explore the beautiful courtyard of Palazzo Pubblico, while our expert guide will capture your attention with a detailed and compelling description of the dynamics of the famous horse race that takes place twice a year in that same square. From here we will continue to the territories of the Contrade (the city districts competing in the Palio) of the Torre and Valdimontone. From the latter we will admire the most beautiful view of the city from above. The tour includes an exclusive entrance to a Contrada palace and its private museum, which contains the trophies won over the years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.72
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The Best of Siena

The Best of Siena

The perfect route to dive into the beautiful medieval atmosphere of the city of Siena and admire its most beautiful squares and its most famous monuments. We will leave by visiting the Basilica of San Domenico, and we will continue along the Santa Caterina district, with entrance to the sanctuary, the church and the Santa's house. Here we will admire precious pictorial decorations and medieval architectural spaces still intact. Then we will cross Piazza del Campo, unique in the world from an architectural point of view and home to the famous Palio horse race. We will end our visit to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which boasts works of art and unique historical testimonies.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.04
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