Small Group Tour of Assisi and St. Francis Basilica visit

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Small Group Tour of Assisi

From $53.68

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the highlights of Assisi on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica di San Francesco (Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi), and the lovely main square, Piazza del Comune. Enjoy clear views of the massive 14th-century fort, Rocca Maggiore, which sits on top of the hill. As you walk with your guide, hear about the history and cultural treasures of Assisi.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Assisi
  • Learn the importance of the Basilica di San Francesco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll around the Piazza del Comune
  • Understand why Assisi has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries

What's Included

  • Official English speaking guide
  • Tips
  • Admission tickets to St. Francis Basilica

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Parcheggio Saba Matteotti
    Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

    Parking Matteotti is the last parking of Assisi at the top of the city. The big parking in front of the hotel NUN. The meeting point is in front of the park ticket office

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

  • Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
    Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy

What To Expect

Assisi (Pass By)

Basilica di Santa Chiara

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chiesa Nuova

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cattedrale di San Rufino (Pass By)

Santa Maria sopra Minerva

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please notice: on Sundays, big Catholic holidays and National holidays, guided tours inside the Basilica of St. Francis ar forbidden. Your guide will explain to you the church from outside, and you will enter alone on silence.
  • The tour is in English
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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115 reviews
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Saint Francis Assisi small group Tour
Bernadette_C, Sep 2023
Alessandra was a fantastic tour guide. Her passion and knowledge showed at every landmark of the tour. She was accommodating to all in the group. We just loved this tour the best out of the whole of Italy tours. Thanks Alessandra you are the best!!
Basic tour
Beatriz_R, Sep 2023
The tour was very basic and merely descriptive of what we were seeing. The guide did not share interesting stories and facts about the city and its sights. It was quite shallow, we could learn more on Wikipedia.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Beatriz, we are sorry that you did not enjoy the tour, but your review seems very strange to us because for the same day other participants left top rated reviews like this one "We had a great tour. It was very informative. Would recommend it to everybody who is interested."
Amazing & Beautiful Assisi & St. Francis Basilica
lizvitiello, Sep 2023
Our tour guide, Mike, was phenomenal. We took a number of Viator tours during our vacation in Italy - this Assisi tour was by far, the best. Mike's scope of knowledge and passion were incredible and as a "small group" we were really able to optimize on his gifts and talents. Highly recommend.
Simply the best!!!
phyllisv41, Sep 2023
Tour guide, Micheal, was awesome and very very knowledgable.. could not ask for any one better.. this tour was unbelievable!! Great job!
Assisi tour
Donald_O, Aug 2023
We really enjoyed the tour with Alexandria. She was very engaging. The knowledge that she passed on to us was comprehensive and informative. We appreciated her story telling skills. Alexandria’s tour of Assisi was a highlight of our trip to Italy.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Grazie mille, Donald!!!! A big hug to all you four Ale
Perfect tour. Perfect tour guide.
Maribel_A, Aug 2023
It was a totally amazing experience with our tour guide Francesca. She was friendly, patient, kind, and knowledgeable. Assisi is like being in heaven while here on earth. It is peaceful, beautiful and spiritual. This tour brought out some of the main highlights that we wanted to see and experience. There is much more to do but in one day this tour was perfect. It gave us time to experience Assisi on our own once we were done with the tour and absorb it all. Perfect tour guide. Perfect tour.
Great tour and guide
Andy_L, Aug 2023
Amazing. Highly recommend this tour with our guide Alessandra. She was very knowledgeable and kept our small group engaged. The tour was just over 3 hours and we loved every minute of it. Learned so much about Saint Francis and Saint Claire.
Wonderful experience transported back in time!
Denise_J, Jul 2023
We had a wonderful experience and the tour guide was so knowledgeable and kind! Try to avoid on the hotter days, we got lucky with overcast weather.
Miguel_B, Jul 2023
Andrea is a very good guide and knows the history of the place in the details. We had a very pleasant time in this wonderful site.
Wonderful tour guide!
m5fxn8tmyj, Jul 2023
Amazing! Highly recommend this tour, especially with Alessandra. She was so knowledgeable and kept us all interested the entire time. It was a 3 hour tour but it flew by, we learned so much about St.Francis, and Saint Clare as well as the beautiful artwork of Assisi.
Simona brought Assisi to life for us!
ROBERT_B, Jul 2023
My wife and I recently stayed in Assisi as part of our 2-week exploration and travels in Umbria. We generally do not take tours in the places that we visit, but felt that Assisi and the Basilica deserved one. What a pleasure it was to walk around the city and through the grand church with Simona, our friendly and VERY knowledgeable guide. She pointed out and educated us about things that the typical guidebook would probably had skipped or passed over. The tour was nice and personal as there was just one other couple on the tour with us. We are really glad that we decided to book this tour and would certainly recommend it to others. Thanks so much, Simona!
Best way to see Assisi
Griselda_B, Jul 2023
Alessandra, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the city of Assisi. I thought she was an excellent tour guide and made the tour what it was. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of St. Francis and learning important facts about the Assisi.
Excellent tour!
sandra_t, Jun 2023
We had an and Lo group of 4. Our guide was excellent in giving an overview of Assisi. Highly recommend! Great price too.
Walking tour of Assisi
Amy_M, Jun 2023
The tour started near the top of Assisi and we went to various viewpoints while learning about the town and it's history. We ended in the cathedral.
Informative walk
Sherry_B, Jun 2023
This group was about 12 people. Our guide, Valentina, was easy to understand in English. She is well educated on the history of Assisi back to 1 BC. She explains geography of the land, architecture of the buildings, political changes throughput the centuries and more. Seems to know an answer to every question. Walks at a good pace and very kind to wait in anyone who struggles with the up and down hills. Some guests had not seen it was an extra fee for the headset to use in St Francis basilica so just want to mention it is 3 euros for that. We found the tour very interesting. Recommend taking it
Enthusiastic tour guide
Sharyn_K, Jun 2023
We really enjoyed our tour with Merica(sp?). She knew her history frontward and backward and we learned so very much of Assisi’s past. She was not tied to the clock which was so nice. We stopped for breaks, allowing us to regroup and her enthusiasm for what we saw was so wonderful and our time flew by. Assisi was so much more meaningful to us because of her. St. Francis and St. Chiara are examples for all us. Their sacrifice and meaning are inspiring!
Great experience!
Clare_M, Jun 2023
The most memorable part of the tour was seeing the church where St Clare heard St Francis speak for the first time.
Enriching tour of Assisi!
Janet_F, Jun 2023
Michele so beautifully told the story of St. Francis and St. Clara while capably navigating the busy streets of Assisi. He also shared much about the history of Assisi. Michele was personable and quite knowledgeable. We learned so much more about the life of St Francis!
Wonderful Tour
Peter_H, May 2023
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. Willing to answer any questions. Great experience.
Excellent tour of Assisi
Gregory_T, May 2023
Wonderful tour with Marco. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Marco provided a local perspective on the town and it's history.

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