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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

1. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior. Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

2. Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Discover the iconic symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo and see the 600-year-old cathedral. Learn about the history of St. Ambrose and the cathedral's important role during the evolution of the city both spiritually and culturally.  Admire city panoramas from the Duomo Terraces. Built using Candoglia marble, on bright days, you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. Elevator optional.   Admire the Duomo's 27 halls and its 14th-century Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, and sculptures. See the archaeological remains of the S. Giovanni alle Fonti Baptistery and S. Tecla.   Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. Built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose and demolished in 1387 to make space for the cathedral, the Baptistery was forgotten until 1961.

Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

3. Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

Discover the highlights of Milan on a historical walking 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.

Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Make the most of your time in Milan with this skip-the-line guided tour to see the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with a guide to get up close to this masterpiece. Follow your guide inside the convent's refectory to feast your eyes on the beauty of the fresco. Uncover the secrets behind the painting, and discover more about the time da Vinci spent in Milan while working on this project. Listen closely as your guide shares fascinating stories and details about da Vinci and his work. Church schedules permitting, be accompanied by your guide to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

5. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the Bernina Express, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of Valtellina. Depart from Tirano and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's large windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

Discover Milan 3-Hour Guided Bike Ride

6. Discover Milan 3-Hour Guided Bike Ride

Ride a stylish bike with a friendly guide to see many of the interesting sights in Milan. On this 3.5-hour guided tour you’ll be accompanied across Milan by a local guide and visit places you’d normally miss on typical city tours. You’ll begin by taking in the main attractions, and then ride away from the tourist area of the noisy and busy city center to an aristocratic residential area, where you’ll see the hidden treasures of Milan. When it’s time for a break you’ll stop at a typical Italian bar. If it’s early in the day you can enjoy a cup of Italian coffee or homemade ice cream. If your stop is later in the day, you might want to try a traditional Milanese cocktail.

Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

7. 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.

Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

8. Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

In the 1930s, Milan built its totem in the clearing of Parco Sempione. Designed by Gio Ponti, this tower is considered a true work of art in which modern architecture and new techniques meet. Slim and transparent, a true architectural challenge, it was erected in record time – just two and a half months. The beautiful casing and wall, facing the side of the park in high-strength transparent crystal, allow a perspective view of the tower from the inside. Made from a special steel, flanged and bolted, the tower is 108.60 meters high. Today, a modern lift system can bring 7 people at a time to the top in less than one minute. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy a relaxing drink at the Belvedere Club while you take in the views.

Milan: Grand City Highlights E-Bike Tour

9. Milan: Grand City Highlights E-Bike Tour

Start your tour in the vibrant Navigli district, a popular aperitif area with beautiful canals. Then, head to the Milan Stock Exchange, the Duomo, the Sforzesco Castle, amongst others. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as they explain the city's history as well as interesting anecdotes about the present. Cycle through the luxuriant Sempione Park and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery as you explore the city center. Discover the old town that shows both the glorious past of the city and its breathtaking modernity which characterizes the development of Milan during the 21st century.  Explore the new city districts including Gae Aulenti, marvel at the Vertical Wood building and cross the most elegant squares.

Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

10. Milan Duomo and Rooftop 2-Hour Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide in Piazza del Duomo and make your way to the elevator entrance, where you will take the lift to enjoy the unforgettable experience of walking on the rooftop of the magnificent Duomo Cathedral. The overall size of this Gothic architecture is impressive and its flying buttresses and the white marble make it one-of-a-kind. Climb nearly 50 steps to reach the highest level on the roof and be ready to admire stunning views of the Milanese skyline, including the brand new upcoming skyscrapers. On the roof of Italy’s largest cathedral, and one of the biggest in the world, enjoy exciting views of Milan. On a clear day you may even see as far as the Italian Alps, the mountains separating Italy from Switzerland. Over 3.400 statues and 135 spires await to be unveiled and it is definitely best seen from above! End your visit admiring the golden statue of the Virgin Mary, shining bright on top of the Major spire. Then, have the incredible privilege of skipping the lines outside the Cathedral and to enter without any further wait, directly from a special entrance from the rooftop (the descent might be done by the stairs). Your guide is ready to amaze you, focusing on the countless statues, decorations and colorful stained-glass windows that tireless craftsmen designed along the centuries. Be amazed while hearing about the stories of the “Holy Nail” from Jesus’ True Cross or the Sundial Trail and its zodiac signs.

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It was absolutely fantastic! The most scenic train ride I've ever been to. Loved every minute of it and was in awe the whole time. The train rides slowly through the Alps on a curvy railway allowing you to really soak in the views. The option to hop off and on of any train gives an opportunity to see the hot spots along the route: from charming Swiss villages to the very peak of Alps with glaciers on display. The whole trip felt like that of Chihiro's from Spirited Away. It was somewhat surreal. I was so pleasantly overwhelmed with the whole experience. Would most definitely recommend to anyone of any age!

The guide was very informative and interesting. Being able to bypass the crowds to see the Terraces and the architectural area may the experience much more enjoyable.

Loved this bike tour. Saw a lot of the city and we had a great guide (I can't remember her name at the moment - maybe Elisabeth?).

A must-see in Milan. Good, quick and easy experience with the ticket and getting to the top.

Fabulous visit. No queues just showed ticket and straight in