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Este Castle (Castello Estense) Tours and Tickets

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A medieval gem in the UNESCO-listed Renaissance art city of Ferrara, the Estense Castle (Castello Estense ticks all the right boxes, with towers, dungeons, a moat and drawbridge, and the restored and renovated royal suites to explore. The most impressive sight in the city, this colossal castle is a must-see when visiting Ferrara.

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Largo Castello, 1, Ferrara, Italy
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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
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$157.94
Price varies by group size
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$157.94
Price varies by group size

Discover Ferrara, City of the Renaissance

Discover Ferrara, City of the Renaissance

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Discover the Italian city of Ferrara with a private walking tour. Meet your guide at a central meeting point and set out on a city stroll to see top landmarks including Castello Estense, the Ferrara Cathedral, and Piazza del Municipio. Learn about the culture, history, and food of Ferrara during this walking tour. The itinerary can also be customized according to your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.30
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$111.30
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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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$62.54
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Ferrara Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Ferrara Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

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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
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$94.34
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$94.34

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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$116.60
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$116.60
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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
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$116.60
Price varies by group size
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$116.60
Price varies by group size

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
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$167.48
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$167.48
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Emilia-Romagna Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transport from Bologna

Private Tour: Emilia-Romagna Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transport from Bologna

Soar up, up and away on a hot air balloon ride over the hills of Emilia-Romagna. The experience includes pickup and drop-off from Bologna, and the ride takes in sights of the region’s vineyard-speckled valleys and castles such as Castello Estense of Ferrara — a moated fortress with a drawbridge. Cap the experience with a glass of sparkling wine, and then relax on the journey back to Bologna. The hot air balloon holds up to five people in addition to the pilot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,077.07
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$2,077.07
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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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$121.90
Price varies by group size
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$121.90
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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.