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Milan City Tour

Fast-paced tour of Milan

$157 — 5 hours
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Milan city tour

Milan in 5 hours is a unique and adventurous experience.

On this private city tour you will see 15 tourist attractions and local gems. Check out the bucket list for the day:

 

*The itinerary depends on how many stops you want to make during the tour, and may be revised.

*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

 

  1. Navigli district
  2. Porta Ticinese
  3. San Lorenzo Columns
  4. Duomo Square (outside)
  5. Galleria
  6. The Bull
  7. La Scala square (outside)
  8. The finger
  9. Sant'Ambrogio
  10. Santa Maria Delle Grazie (Last Supper not included)
  11. Sforzesco Castle
  12. Brera District 
  13. Porta Garibaldi
  14. Corso Como
  15. Gae Aulenti Square

Highlights:

  • Milan city tour with your friendly local guide;
  • Experience multilateral Milan;
  • Explore main Milan attractions and best things to do;
  • Take photos of magnificent Duomo with a postcard view;
  • Check out the oldest shopping gallery in the world;
  • Feel the unique Milanese mix of history and modernity;
  • Walk in “Montmartre of Milan”;
  • See water channels in amazing Navigli;
  • Walk along the street with the highest concentration of shops;
  • Make a wish standing on Turin Bull.

Tour Itinerary:

Navigli district

We start our Milan tour in a very unusual place. It’s hard to believe that Milan used to be a port city and nowadays the remained water channels remind us about those times. Navigli is a lively picturesque district which is perfect for strolling, enjoying scenic views and just chilling out in a cafe.

This place has a magical atmosphere!

Porta Ticinese

Many centuries ago Porta Ticinese designated the boarder of Milan. Now it’s just a part of city gates which is located in the city center. Explore this historical monument and then get acquainted with Porta Ticinese district with its narrow streets, small art studios and numerous restaurants.

San Lorenzo Columns

16 Roman columns near San Lorenzo Church take us to the times of Roman Empire. Just imagine that these columns are witnesses of the whole Milan history! Now columns are harmonious part of contemporary city.

By the way it’s a popular spot for meetings among locals. Amazingly energetic place!

Duomo Square

Who doesn’t know Duomo? Duomo square is certainly a heart of Milan and Duomo Cathedral is the eternal symbol of the city. Magnificent and fabulous, this monument can’t leave anyone indifferent.

3400 sculptures, high spires, beautiful paintings amaze with its majesty. And the whiteness and beauty of the Cathedral will surely dazzle you on the tour.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

No doubt you know that Milan is the capital of fashion. The number of shops here can’t be counted! But Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is not just a shopping gallery. It’s a very significant monument. For many shopping lovers this place is sacramental: here you can find boutiques of all the best world brands such as Prada, Dior, Gucci…

But even if you don’t plan luxurious shopping Galleria has much to show you. Feel the splendid mix of fashion, luxury, beautiful architecture and history!

The Bull

Every city has a magical place where people come to make a wish. Milan is not an exception. And you don’t want to miss this chance, do you? In the Galleria you can find the famous Turin Bull made of mosaics. Stand on it, close your eyes, whirl a full circle on your heels and make a wish. It will definitely come true because Milan is the city where miracles happen.

La Scala  

3 centuries of history. More than 2000 seats. The richest interior. The most talented opera celebrities on the stage. The best performances. La Scala is a word to describe one of the best opera theatres in the world. Even if you are not fond of opera, La Scala is the place everyone must see.

Feel the spirit of art!

The Finger

Do you like contemporary art? Maybe you haven’t decided yet.  We are sure you will be surprised to see a huge monument of 4 meters high middle finger in front of Milan Stock Exchange. The scene looks a little weird but anyway The Finger attracts plenty of tourists.

Let’s try to find out the meaning of this sensational monument…

Sant'Ambrogio

After the Finger we return to classic historical monuments. How about the oldest church in the city? 17 centuries of being the most significant churches in Milan!

Sant’Ambrogio is built in pure Roman style which is not easy to find in Milan nowadays. This church is a real treasure.

Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Enjoy the beautiful combination of Gothic and Renaissance in the Church called Santa Maria delle Grazie built in 15th century. Crowds of tourists visit this church every day and tickets to its refectory are booked way in advance. And the reason for this is simple: Da Vinci painted his “The Last Supper” here in 1498.

Yes, this small church keeps such a jewelry.

Sforzesco Castle

This medieval castle will surely catch your attention. It played a role of fortress, residence of reigning dynasties and nowadays the Castle is opened for visitors and holds many museums. Such masters as Da Vinci and Michelangelo took part in its decoration.

The Castle keeps the unique spirit of old times.

Brera District

Brera… For many people this name is considered to be a synonym of art and bohemia. Due to Academia and Pinacoteca Brera which are located here, this district has become a center of art.

The concentration of galleries, art studios and street artists is extremely high here. You surely will fall in love with fascinating district at first sight.

Porta Garibaldi

A part of city gates was reconstructed in 19th century and now Porta Garibaldi is a beautiful neoclassical arch. Porta Garibaldi is also the name of one of Milan districts – contemporary, with many skyscrapers and numerous projects of development.

Nice combination of modern and old styles.

Corso Como

From Porta Garibaldi we will have a stroll along legendary the Corso Como. Why is this street so famous? Firstly, comparing to any European street, Corso Como has the highest number of shops! Here you can find anything you want for very different prices. Don’t forget that you are in the capital of shopping and fashion!

By the way, Corso Como is one of the best hot spots of Milan nightlife. Corso Como is not just a street, it’s a lifestyle!

Gae Aulenti Square

Corso Como leads right to new Milan – contemporary, with high technologies and majestic skyscrapers. And you have a chance to experience it! Gae Aulenti Square is the place you must surely see to feel the contrasts and harmony of Milan. This place is adored by tourists and locals who come to spend time and have fun here.

The highlight of this area is the highest building in Italy – the 231 meters tall Unicredit Tower. Very impressive!

 

  • * The itinerary is subject to change

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Extra costs (per person):

Entrance fees

Lunch/Dinner

Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 5
Meet up & End location: lobby of your hotel
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + A friend in Milan.
  • + Private & customized tour.
  • + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
  • + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. 
  • + A photo session amongst dramatic Milan scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.

*This Milan City tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

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  • It might seem that 5 hours are not enough to see the best of what city has to offer, but with the Friendly local Guides all the impossible turns into possible. We did all the sightseeing that was planned and even had some time left to drink fresh Italian coffee in one of the finest restaurants overlooking the Duomo Square. It was truly a rich and fulfilling experience. Highly recommended.

    Yanis C, France, Sep 21, 2016

  • I come to Milan every now and then but it’s my first time to actually take a tour. I guess I got lucky, because I picked the right one - the 5 hours in Milan tour organized by the Friendly Local Guides Company. I even had my private guide, who was very reliable and well-educated. Now I know much more about the city of Milan and its culture. The tour was informative, enjoyable and fun. Next time I will definitely consider booking the tour of this company again.

    Jeremy P, US, Sep 21, 2016

  • Good price – good quality. My advice for all the fun-seekers, don’t hesitate spending a few $$ on booking this Milan city tour. It is worth it. The itinerary is great, you manage to see all the local sights and some places beyond the agenda, try some vine in the finest restaurants and make friends with your fun and super intelligent tour guide. Take an action, book the tour of your dream!

    Alex W, United Kingdom, Sep 21, 2016

  • It was a good tour. I asked my private tour guide to take me to some places that were not listed in our itinerary and she didn’t mind changing the plan. I’ve spend incredible 5 hours with the company of my tour guide, listening to her stories, observing the monuments and historical places, trying good food and delicious Italian vine. It was a very enjoyable past time.

    Roger R, US, Sep 21, 2016