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Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

1. Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

Start your day of adventure at the famous Pinacoteca, Milan's premier art gallery, housing some of the world's most important classical paintings. With this tour, you will get to experience a 2 hour guided experience through the gallery with a monolingual tour guide. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the Pinacoteca and be hypnotized by Milan's most famous collection of paintings. The gallery has on offer, artworks by masters like Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez and many others. Enhance your experience walking amongst these relics with a friendly and informative guide who can teach you about the works and the artists themselves.  Follow up your tour of the art gallery with a stroll through the charming street of Brera and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. Your guide will be sure to show you the abundance of small artisans and local shops of canvas, perfumes and so on that make this place so captivating.

Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Embark on a day out in Milan with a live guide. Enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo, see the iconic Da Vinci's Last Supper, marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, and visit the vibrant Brera district. Meet your guide and fellow art lovers at the Duomo or the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, depending on what option you book. Learn as your guide tells you all about the history and culture of Milan. Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo and see one of the largest churches in Europe. Walk around and see another side of Milan with your guide, and don't forget to take photos of the 15th-century Sforza Castle. Feel in awe as you also enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where you will see the famous, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco. Explore the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the beating heart of Milan's social and cultural life. Hear about all the famous artists and thinkers that have called Brera home. 

Milan: Private Fashion Tour

3. Milan: Private Fashion Tour

Led by a fashion expert, your private fashion tour begins in Milan’s Navigli District. Admire the artisan boutiques and hear the stories behind the showrooms as you walk through the city streets. Stop at the Roberta e Basta art gallery, which presents a collection carefully selected from rare and exclusive works of art, design objects, and renowned vintage furniture. Continue to one of Milan’s hidden gems, known for its quality fabrics. Walk along the chic streets and stop to visit a Japanese jewelry shop and atelier, where the designer makes her jewelry. Enjoy a coffee break at a rustic-chic café before heading to the Cavalli e Nastri boutique, known for its stylish garments. Your last stop is the Armani boutique, an impressive building filled with luxurious items.

Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

4. Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

Jump on your Segway and ride effortlessly to the most famous attractions in Milan’s historic center. On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll start off at Sforza Castle, where your guide will provide interesting historical commentary. The tour will take you to the Arco della Pace (the Peace Arch) and the Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous Teatro alla Scala (Scala Opera House) and Palazzo Marino. Next you will see the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then Piazza del Duomo, where you will be able to take in the beauty of Milan's massive cathedral and learn about the other monuments lining the square. If you like, the guide will take your photo in front of the iconic cathedral. Next head to Piazza Mercanti, then travel the Chinese district passage along via Paolo Sarpi to Porta Garibaldi (the Garibaldi Gate) and Corso Como. Then see Milan's new skyline and learn about the history of the new skyscrapers of Porta Nuova. The tour will end in the Brera district with a visit to the courtyard of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (academy of fine arts of Brera). Learn about the history of the Palazzo Brera (Brera Palace) and of the district of artists.

Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

5. Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

Travel in style as you explore Milan's most beautiful locations from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Szfora Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica and discover the financial district, where you can spot the provocative L.O.V.E statue. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square and La Scala Opera House Square and visit the elegant Brera District as well as many other attractions on this sightseeing tour.

Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

6. Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

Discover Milan on a slow tram ride through the city center, starting in Piazzale Cadorna, under the famous "Needle-and-Thread" monument. Visit Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell you the history of the Ducal residence and one of the largest citadels in Europe. Located at the margins of Sempione Park, the castle provides panoramic views of the Arch of Peace, Milan’s commemorative arch, built by Luigi Cagnola at the request of Napoleon. Traveling on Line No. 1, cross the city center to see the historic streetcars of the 1930s. Pass through the Brera district en route to Cordusio, the heart of Milan’s Financial District. Then, take a walking tour of the city center to see the imposing Duomo (Cathedral), covered Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and La Scala Opera House. Back on Tram No. 1, ride through the Fashion District. Pass the consulate buildings of the Diplomatic Quarters, and admire the monuments of Piazza della Repubblica. The tour ends on Corso Buenos Aires, one of Milan’s main shopping avenues, making for a perfect drop off to enjoy some free time to shop!

Milan 3–Hour Cultural Bike Tour

7. Milan 3–Hour Cultural Bike Tour

Take a 3-hour bike tour of Milan and discover Renaissance monuments, Leonardo’s projects and ancient basilicas. The first stop is the colossal Castello Sforza, once home to Milan’s ruling families during the Renaissance. Head to ruins of the Roman era, when Milan was the capital of the Empire. Move on to the Duomo Cathedral, the symbol of Milan, and marvel at its 135 spires. Visit the Teatro alla Scala, one of the leading opera houses of the world. See other historic monuments and buildings, blending tradition with centuries of innovation. Experience a unique journey from the ancient to the contemporary, discovering the landmarks of the city as well as its hidden gems.

Milan: Private Walking Tour of the Brera District

8. Milan: Private Walking Tour of the Brera District

Experience the old-fashioned charm of the Brera district in Milan on this walking tour. Find out where famous writers, intellectuals, and artist's once lived. View romantic bridges and the Palazzo di Brera palace. Meet your guide and start your walking tour of the Brera district. Make your way along the canals and admire the Ponte delle Gabelle bridge, the Conca dell'Incoronata lock, and the Tombone di San Marco bridge. View the houses which overlook the canal and pass by where the the writer Dino Buzzati once lived. Make your way to Via Solferino street where you can see the historic headquarters of the Corriere della Sera newspaper which once collected reels of paper from the Naviglio della Martesana canal. Follow your guide as you navigate a maze of narrow streets surrounding the Palazzo di Brera palace. Pass by the Brera Art Gallery and the Academy of Fine Arts. Stroll through the streets that inspired Luciano Bianciardi's book 'Vita Agra.' Head past Bar Jamaica and stroll by the cafes on Via Fiori Chiari street. Discover where  Scapigliati avant-garde artists once lived. Take in the historic shops which help to preserve an historic atmosphere.

Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

9. Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

Discover the top sights in Milan on this car, van, or bus tour that suits the size of your private group. View both the classic and modern sides of the city as you see attractions like the Porta Nova district, the CityLife tower, and the Ambrosiana Art Gallery. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation or place of choice in Millan. Relax on the drive in an air-conditioned vehicle that has plenty of space for you and your party. Enter the Gothic Milan Cathedral to marvel at countless sculptures, galleries and details that make up this timeless architectural masterpiece. Capture pictures of its marble interior façade to share with friends. Gaze up at the Madonnina sculpture located at its highest point. Drive through the historic center to view the Ambrosiana Art Gallery, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area, Piazza Mercanti square, the Teatro alla Scala opera house and the Royal Palace. Head to modern Milan to see the Porta Nova business district. Look up at the CityLife tower. Take in the vibe at the contemporary Piazza Gae Aulenti and Piazza Alvar Aalto squares. Return to your accommodation or your desired destination in the city center.

Milan Sunset Bike Tour with Aperitivo

10. Milan Sunset Bike Tour with Aperitivo

Enjoy an easy 3-hour bike ride along a route that combines sightseeing with the popular hangout areas to provide you with the dolce vita Milan has to offer.  On your bike tour, you will visit the Arch of Peace and Sempione Street where Italians come to party. Then see Sforza Castle and the historic Brera district and continue on to Bosco Verticale and Porta Nuova to see the modern Milan. Next, you will cycle through the nightlife areas of Milan, where you will stop at a typical non-touristic bar for an aperitivo and enjoy the energy of the city. 

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4.8 / 5

based on 395 reviews

Marikha was an excellent tour guide. She knows so much about the history of Milan and is so passionate. I loved how she turned us all in the characters to help us u d’état and the history of the castle we visited. Even my teenage boys enjoyed it. The Last Supper is a must see and we took a stroll through many major sites in Milan. One of the best tours we did during our time in Italy.

The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was well organized. There is some walking in between each major location so comfortable shoes are a must.

This was a great tour for our family of ten. Our guide made sure to make it interesting for ur youngest who is 10 years old to our 81 year old!

Foi excelente! Muito importante reservar com bastante antecedência, pois a atração é muito concorrida e se esgota 2 meses antes da data.

Lara was very informative and it was great seeing the Last supper - a very worthwhile tour