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Package Options - Prices and Availability - 2017

Our Palio Hotel/Ticket Package options for 2017 are given below. Prices are per person, double occupancy; provide 3 nights (unless otherwise indicated) with a hotel in Siena (most in the historic center) and includes your choice of Palio Tickets (reserved seating), plus Contrada banquet Dinner tickets and a Siena City tour with entrance to a Contrada Museum. The typical 3 nights for the July race are June 30th, July 1st and 2nd; for the August race, they are the 14th, 15th and 16th. Other ticket package options include an historic hotel outside of Siena (e.g. Borgo Scopeto 5 nights) or tickets combined with a selction of apartments located in Siena's historical center. See "what's included" with each package following the prices and options tables below.

The Palio is not just a horse race. It is a festival that lives in the hearts and souls of the people of Siena. To appreciate the 4 day event takes more than simply buying a ticket and then to arrive to Siena on the day of the race only to watch a few horses circle a track. For those who want to truly understand the unique pageantry and history, our package offers each customer our personal experience and knowledge with Palio di Siena.

In 2017 we will celebrate 20 years of Palio - we attended our first race in July 1998, then again in 1999, twice in 2000 and as the expression goes, "the rest is history". To highlight this special milestone, we plan to offer some unique opportunties for our clients (outside of the normal packages and options) - we hope you will make plans to join us!

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more details regarding the Palio and our Ticket Package.

All Palio Tickets included in the Hotel/Ticket Packages below come with Reserved Seats.
YES our tickets are in the SHADE !!

Overview|Program Details | Prices & Availability | Reservations | Terms & Conditions

Select Hotel Below with ->>
Grand Continental ***** Aug Only
€ 2,260
€ 2,310
Borgo Scopeto ****   Aug Only
€ 1,995
€ 2,045
€ 2,120
€ 2,180
Relais degli Angeli **** Aug Only
€ 1,360
€ 1.410
€ 1,485
€ 1,545
Hotel Athena ****
€ 1,175
€ 1,225
€ 1,300
€ 1,360
Garden Hotel ****
€ 1,120
€ 1,170
€ 1,245
€ 1,305
Palazzo Ravizza ***  Aug Only
€ 1,105
€ 1,155
€ 1,230
€ 1,290
Santa Caterina ***
€ 1,040
€ 1,090
€ 1,165
€ 1,225
Borgo Grondaie ***
€ 985
€ 1,035
€ 1,110
€ 1,170


Hotel Package prices are per person, double occupancy for minimum 3 nights with selected Palio Ticket.
Borgo Scopeto is a 5 night package.

Additional hotel nights can be added to any package.

Palio Package
Day of the Palio
# of Persons
Piazza del Campo **
On Request
€ 2,600 per window
4 per window
August Only
Via di Citta'
€ 1,160 - € 1,365
w/ Private Window
2 - 3
Centro Citta'
€ 1,045 - € 1,215
w/ Tickets - Start Line
2 - 4
August Only
Camollia (2 apartment options)
€ 975 to 1,090
w/ Tickets
2 - 6
Other Apartments to Select
On Request
w/ Tickets
2 - 8
On Request

** This apartment/windows are only for use on the Day of the Palio - it is not avaiable for overnight during the event

Review our Package Options and What's Included

  • Your Custom Hotel/Ticket Package Includes:
  • Hotel for 3 nights with double rooom, daily breakfast, VAT and hotel parking (at certain hotels)
  • Palio Tickets - several options to choose from including balcony or grandstand seating
  • Siena City tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support
  • Your Custom 5-Star Hotel/Ticket Package Includes:
  • Grand Hotel Continental for 3 nights with double room and daily buffet breakfast + VAT
  • Palio Tickets - Reserved Balcony Seating at the Start Line (Grandstand Seats are also available)
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Personal Guide (2 days)
  • Private City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race w/ guide/escort
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support
  • Apartment + Palio Ticket Packages Include: (Several to select from)
  • Apartments in Siena for 4 to 7 nights, including the day of the Palio
  • Private Windows or choice of Palio Ticket Options
  • Siena City Tour w/entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support
  • Your BORGO SCOPETO DAYS of the PALIO Package Includes:
  • Borgo Scopeto for 5 nights w/ double deluxe room, daily breakfast, hotel parking
  • Free access to the pools, tennis court and Fitness Center
  • Palio Tickets - reserved seating options available
  • Siena City Tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Viewing of the Horse Assignments
  • Trial Race tickets
  • Chianti Wine Tour w/ Lunch
  • Transportation and Transfers during the program
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • Our On-site Support
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  • Additional Options: If not included above, you can select these on the Reservation Request Form
  • Additional Hotel Nights - priced according to selected hotel
  • Cooking Class w/ Dinner @ Euro 90 per person
  • Tickets to a Trial Race @ Eur 75 per person
  • Chianti Winery Tour w/ Lunch (plus transportation) @ Euro 85 per person
  • Arrival / Departure Transfers

Customer Comments

" Thanks for the organisation which went into our recent tour - everything worked like clockwork and we had an amazing time..."

Carol D. - (UK) July Palio 2016

" Not enough words to thank you. That was an unforgettable experience for my wife and I, and your services were outstanding. We commented between us, many times, how concerned you and your team were with your guests. We will surely recommend Palio Tours to our friends and we are also considering coming again with a group next year...."

Jose T. - (USA) July Palio 2015

" Yes we loved Siena and the Palio thank you - and in fact I blogged about it when we got back and had difficulty knowing what to leave out as there was so much to see!... although my husband would never have signed up for a guided tour (he likes self discovery), even he really enjoyed it (city tour) and realised we were seeing things we would never have found for ourselves or got access to... "

Sarah C. (UK) - Palio July 2014

" All the hotels were outstanding, the transfers you arranged were perfect and the entire 3 days at the Palio were off the charts! There wasn't anything you missed, everything was superb... "

Robert B. (USA) - Palio July 2014

" I think the tour was exceptional! We were really well looked after for one of the most exciting events I have witnessed. I would do it again. Loved the tour guide, she was exceptional. Accommodation and dinner were all good. The drama in front (below) our balcony after the race was unbelievable, and the tension between the Contrade was palpable....Highly recommended."

L. Polin - Palio July 2013

" Really enjoyed our stay in Siena & also loved the whole experience. We had a great city tour with a lovely tour guide.... She was one of the most knowledgeable & patient guides I have met so far. She responded to all the questions my kids asked her, very patiently & with details.."

S. Bala - Palio di Siena July 2012

" we had a great time - the Palio lived up to its billing - what an extraordinary spectacle in every sense of the word, right down to the last lap drama. Can't imagine a thing you might have done differently; the "mix-up" was just that and not worth mentioning - you responded like a real pro. Thanks for arranging for our (restaurant) reservation, our post-race dinner was a fitting conclusion to a great trip.... all the best "

N. Farrell (US) - Palio August 2011
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