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Milan: Half-Day History Tour & The Last Supper Ticket

1. Milan: Half-Day History Tour & The Last Supper Ticket

Discover the highlights of Milan on a 3-hour historical tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket to see Da Vinci’s masterpiece "The Last Supper." Meet your English-speaking guide by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to enjoy fast track entry to the world’s most famous Renaissance mural. Viewings are strictly limited and allow up to 15 minutes to study Da Vinci’s details. Then, stroll to the Sforza Castle and its surrounding park. Built in the 14th-century by the most important families of Milan, the fortress is now home to many important exhibitions and museums. Walk along Via Dante to Piazza dei Mercanti, site of the city’s medieval market. Continue to the opulent La Scala Theater, built in 1776 in Piazza della Scala. Enter the glass-roofed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to see a miracle of 19th-century engineering. End outside the Duomo, and marvel at the façade of Milan’s most symbolic building.

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Milan: Segway Tour

2. Milan: Segway Tour

Discover Milan by Segway on a tour that takes you around the city, covering all the sightseeing highlights. Follow your tour leader as you glide through the streets listening to your guide's commentary that explains what you are seeing. Additionally, with a maximum of 8 participants per tour, you will enjoy the personal atmosphere of this tour. The Segway tour begins with an orientation session. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, you will begin your journey to Milan's historic center. Here you will have the opportunity to see all the major sites, while comfortably listening to your tour guide. Ride through Sempione Park to Sforzesco Castle, where the ruling families of Milan used to live. Proceed to the gorgeous Cathedral Square, where you will get to see the famous gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuel. Today it serves as a shopping center and houses many of the world’s finest brands, such as Prada and Armani. You will then set your sights upon Milan’s magnificent cathedral and cruise through the elegant pedestrian street, Via Dante, before visiting Piazza dei Mercanti, the center of medieval Milan.

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Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

3. Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

Discover Milan's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. You will help Leonardo da Vinci finish his famous mural, The Last Supper, by solving enigmas around Milan's city center, going to places where he lived or worked. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you will get your access code by email, to be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace.  You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

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Milan: 1-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

4. Milan: 1-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Explore Milan's most beautiful landmarks 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, Sforza 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, and admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square, all the while protected from the rain and sun in your personal rickshaw.

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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.

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Milan: City Highlights Exploration Game

6. Milan: City Highlights Exploration Game

Have fun and discover Milan with an exciting city exploration game. You will follow the steps of the main character of the game, a distressed man wearing a cloak and a red cap that needs your help. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and provides exact directions to move into the next location. The city game will take you around 2 hours to complete. Benefit from exploring at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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Best of Milan Tour and Last Supper Ticket

7. Best of Milan Tour and Last Supper Ticket

Your Milan tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie*, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Admission to see this important work of art is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked tickets. Afterwards your guide will take you to the medieval Sforza Castle. This imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today is houses museums and important art collections. Head to the charming Piazza dei Mercanti, an unexpected square hidden away from the crowded streets. Experience the Renaissance illusion of space created by Bramante in heart of the medieval city. Continue on to Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. You’ll enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. Lastly, visit the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

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Milan: City Highlights Tour with The Last Supper

8. Milan: City Highlights Tour with The Last Supper

Start your 6-hour Milan experience in Piazzale Cadorna, and enjoy a guided walk to the Duomo. Skip the lines waiting to enter the city’s Gothic cathedral. Continue to the city’s fashion district and explore the trendy Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a 19th-century architectural treasure. Stop at Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous opera house. Take a break and enjoy lunch in the historic center. Visit the UNESCO-listed church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Skip the lines to see da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Head to the 16th-century church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, before visiting Castello Sforzesco. End the tour at a museum that’s home to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini.

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Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

9. Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

Discover the highlights of Milan on a half-day guided tour, including entrance to the legendary opera house of La Scala. Start in the heart of the city, at the famous Duomo. The Gothic cathedral is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and your guide will point out aspects of its impressive façade. Admire its flying butresses, and the gilded bronze statue of "Madonnina" atop the main spire. Continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for a walk through the glass vaults of the majestic 19th-century shopping arcade. Often referred to as, “Salotto di Milano” (“Milan’s Drawing Room”), the gallery is surrounded by boutique shops and cafés. Next, go to Piazza della Scala for a tour of the legendary La Scala Theatre opera house. Built in 1776, the theater has played host to some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Giuseppe Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti. See the beautiful horseshoe auditorium from one of the 4th row boxes (except when rehearsals or performances are in progress). Continue to the hidden Piazza dei Mercanti, and enjoy a short respite from the crowds as you thrill to Bramante’s illusion of space created during the Renaissance. Stroll through the medieval heart of Milan to Sforza Castle, the impressive fortress of the former Dukes of Milan, and now the home of many of Milan’s finest museums.

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Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Piazza Mercanti

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,132 reviews

We had spontaneously switched from an hour to a two-hour tour. This was absolutely no problem and we were able to organize the 2nd lesson as we wanted. Our rickshaw driver Zura was a humorous and funny driver who maneuvered us safely through everywhere with a lot of vigor and joy. Now and then he sang happily to himself. We would book the same tour with Zura right away. A wonderful experience. Andrea & Roger

Very interesting tour. Our guide Allesamdra explained everything very well and took a lot of time. Since all of the tour visitors spoke German, the tour also carried out in German. Everyone was happy! Thanks so much!

Great experience. The tour was pinpointing some hot spots from Milan. The guide was helpful trying to also provide information about shops, places to eat.

Fun, exciting and great overview of the most important sights and places in Milan!

Excellent tour. Very thorough and good balance of time and locations.