Discover the beauty and treasures of Milan with our 3-hour Milan tour: a great way for new arrivals into Milan to get orientated with the city and begin exploring its rich history and heritage.
Milan boasts plenty of superlatives: it’s home to one of the world’s oldest churches, a renowned opera house, it’s the most fashionable city in Italy, and Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. You get to all this and then some on our 3-hour Milan tour.
You will see da Vinci’s masterpiece, ‘The Last Supper,’ in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie; explore Sforza Castle and the La Scala opera house; marvel at the scale and beauty of Milan Cathedral and learn of its long history, and enjoy the shopping in the glamorous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade, a highlight of Italy’s fashion capital.
The Milan Tour is a great way for first time visitors and new arrivals to get to know some of the gems of Milan.
Milan is different from Rome, Venice or Florence. Milan is industrious, forward-looking and businesslike.
It’s the richest city of Italy’s richest region (Lombardy) and is one of the world’s biggest financial and commercial centres.
It’s one of the world fashion capitals. And it also is an ancient city of art and culture.
Our 3-hour Milan tour will allow you to begin to taste what Milan offers to art, architecture, history, food, fashion and design lovers.
- Half day tour of Milan
- Entrance tickets to Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper
- Duration: 3 hours
- Departure from your hotel in Milan at 9,30 am. Arrival in hotel at 12,30 am
- code: 021613
- Minimum 5 participants
- 220 Euros price per private minivan for 7/8 passengers
This is a personal trip by private car with driver for only one group of client . The coast is for at least 5 persons
- 3-hours tour of Milan with admission to see da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’
- Visit Santa Maria delle Grazie, UNESCO World Heritage site and admire Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, ‘The Last Supper’, skipping the long entrance queue (optional)
- Explore Sforza Castle
- Visit the Duomo of Milan,the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world
- Enjoy luxury shopping in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade
- Dive into the magic of opera: visit La Scala, the most famous opera theater in the world
The driver will pick you up at your hotel at 9,30 am.
First, head by luxury minivan to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to admire Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
Demand for the painting is high and the queues get long to see this masterpiece, but our tour includes the entrance tickets to avoid the long queue.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, among the most famous paintings ever made, is a painting on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Leonard’s masterpiece depicts Christ and his disciples at the dramatic moment when Christ reveals he’s aware of his betrayal. Restoration of The Last Supper was completed in 1999 after more than 22 years’ work.
After The Last Supper, the minivan will bring you to the city centre.
You will explore by foot the medieval Sforza Castle, an iconic red-brick fortress built by Visconti family, and later home to the mighty Sforza dynasty who ruled Renaissance Milan. The castle’s defences were designed by the multitalented da Vinci.
Specialized museums are hosted in the Castle, and display fragments of Milan’s cultural and civic history, including Michelangelo’s final work, the Rondanini Pietà.
After the visit to the Castle, marvel at the scale and beauty of the famous Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) and learn of its long history.
Milan’s extravagant Gothic cathedral, the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world, was commissioned in 1387 and finished nearly 600 years later. It boasts a pearly white facade adorned with 135 spires and 3200 statues.
Underground, visit the remains of the saintly Carlo Borromeo in the crypt and explore ancient ruins in the Battistero di San Giovanni.
The climb up to the spired roof terraces (on demand) offers stunning views of the church and of Milan and surroundings: on a clear day you can see the Alps.
Next stop: the glass-domed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Marvel at its scale, grandeur and glorious decor. Completed in 1877, the cross-shaped shopping mall is bright and airy, thanks to its iron and glass curved roof, and the floor is patterned in marble mosaic tiles.
The Galleria hosts luxury and fashion shops, including luxury Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, but also some of Milan’s most lauded and historic cafes, including Biffi and Zucca’s Bar.
Just off the Piazza del Duomo, the Galleria connects Piazza del Duomo with La Scala Theater, the most famous opera house in the world.
Giuseppe Piermarini’s grand 2800-seat theatre was inaugurated in 1778 with Antonio Salieri’s Europa Riconosciuta.
The visit of La Scala (on demand) allows you to discover the secrets of this famous theater, and its magnificence. Visit the auditorium, the stage, the orchestra pit, the loggioni (the galleries) and the La Scala Museum, home to a fascinating collection of costumes, musical instruments, portraits related to the history of the theater and of the opera.
At the end of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel in Milan at 12,30 am.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Milan
- Transfers by car or air-conditioned minivan
What’s Not Included
- Tour guide (on demand)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees to attractions
- The visits of the museums of the La Scala theater, of the Sforzesco castle and the climb up to the top of the Duomo cathedral are optional, on demand and the ticket is not included.