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Essential Milan: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

34 reviews

Essential Milan: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

From $46.90 per person

Admire the highlights of Milan in the heart of the city on this 3-hour tour designed for a group of up to 25 participants. See the sights as your guide helps you get immersed in the cultural, historical, and social life of this enchanting city!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover Milan’s magnificent art and religious architecture
  • See the spectacular Duomo and learn about its history
  • Explore the Victor Emmanuel II Arcade, the first covered shopping mall in Europe
  • Admire the mighty castle and learn everything about its dukes
Full description
This 3-hour tour of Milan is designed for groups, and can accommodate up to 25 people. You’ll be led by a knowledgeable guide, who will begin by showing you the mighty Duomo Cathedral, telling you about its fascinating 5 centuries of history. See the Royal Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the Arengario Palace. Visit the famous Victor Emmanuel II Arcade, the first covered shopping mall in Europe that remains a luxury shopping site today. Your guide will show you La Scala theater, and the temple of lyrics. During the tour you’ll see the exterior of the sites and your guide will tell you about the site’s importance and its history. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the best of Milan. In addition to the spectacular architecture you’ll see fashionable shops and cafés and discover the city’s great art and religious architecture.
  • 3-hour tour (available in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese)
  • Professional, licensed tourist guide
  • La Scala admission fee (€9 per person)
  • Castle admission fee (€5 per person)
  • Duomo admission fee (€3 per person for basic entry)
  • Headphones available at €2.50 per person compulsory starting from the 5th person
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with motion sickness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • To cancel a booking it's necessary to contact the operator 2 days (48 hours) before the scheduled date. After this time it's not possible to cancel and no refund will be provided. Note that La Scala Museum is closed on Mondays.
  • The tour is conducted in English. With advanced notice the tour can be conducted in other languages, including Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Russian.
  • Internal visits & all tickets are not included in this tour. However, please be aware that this tour can be personalized — if you wish to add an extra visit to the tour, please inform the local supplier in advance (see the admission prices above)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Laura was amazing!

Laura, our guide, was excellent. She customized the tour to allow us to see whatever we were most interested in, and still knew everything we asked about anything. We wanted to see the inside of LaScala (which was not on the tour), and she arranged that, but also was able to give us a very interesting tour of LaScala, including its history and how it has changed. She couldn’t have been nicer, or more knowledge and interesting.

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May 29, 2019

Outstanding & Insightful introduction to Milan's history & culture

Cristina was simply outstanding as our guide. She had a wonderful balance to communicate her passion and knowledge about Milan and its extraordinary historical background. The flexibility of the tour was amazing as she took our requests in a stride and made all of us feel welcome in her home town. Thank you for this amazing experience - certainly memorable. It was the best choice we could make at the beginning of our stay in Milan. This tour gives an extraordinary overview.

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January 1, 2016

Outstanding walking tour of historic district of Milan

Historic Milan came alive to us as our well prepared and entertaining guide Fiamma shared her love of her home city. We engage many walking tours when we travel, and always start a visit to a new city with a walking tour. One sure test of quality, well met in this case -- if the guide assures the participants look at the object which is being described while the guide talks about that subject. Fiamma was very skilled, assuring we got the most out of every minute we were together. She was knowledgeable, energetic, organized, humorous, encouraged questions and knew the answers, talked about the past present and future (when applicable) -- in short, taking this tour was like catching up on "all the news" with an old friend. We cannot wait to return to Milan so that we can go explore more of the city, now that a solid foundation has been established via this wonderful excursion.

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May 3, 2014

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