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Milan: Bergamo Airport Transfer

1. Milan: Bergamo Airport Transfer

Flying can be stressful so remove a worry from your list by choosing a coach transfer between Milan city center at Milan Central Station and Bergamo Airport. Wi-Fi and air conditioning are included for a comfortable stress-free journey straight to and from the airport. If you are flying very early in the morning it is not a problem. The first transfer services are there to suit your schedule. The trip usually takes approximately one hour but early in the morning, with no traffic, the travel time is greatly reduced.

Bergamo: Bus Transfer to/from Milan City Center

2. Bergamo: Bus Transfer to/from Milan City Center

Book a convenient airport transfer in advance and save the hassle of your commute. Relax on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus between Bergamo Airport and Milan, with no extra fees for luggage. If arriving at Bergamo Airport, simply locate the bus located just outside the arrivals hall. Arrive in a central location in Milan city center in close proximity to taxis, the metro, and public bus transport options. Departing from Milan city center, hop on the bus at the exit of the "Piazza Luigi di Savoia" train station. Save yourself from navigating the public transportation system and take comfort in the fact that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high hygiene and quality standards.

Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

3. Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include Bergamasco, a traditional aperitivo composed of toasted bread slides with local garnish accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

4. From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Bergamo to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with free wi-fi connection. You will enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste some of the most prestigious wines of the region. After lunch, visit one of the most historical and representative wineries in Franciacorta for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn about the history of those famous Italian sparkling wines and the main phases of their production process. Explore the underground cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase and finish your winery tour with a tasting of two Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, see for yourself why this region is renowned as an icon of the best of Italian sparkling wines.

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

5. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Your day trip to Francicorta begins after meeting your guide in Milan at 9:00 AM for transport in an air-conditioned minivan with wifi onboard. Your first stop is Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy, recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Venetian walls. After 2 hours of free time to explore the stunning city, it’s off to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine.  After lunch, you'll reach one of the most historical wineries in the region for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You’ll also get to explore the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Venice: Day Excursion from Bergamo

6. Venice: Day Excursion from Bergamo

Visit the city of Venice on a full-day tour from Bergamo. Take a boat trip across the Venice lagoon and enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of the city. See the most important landmarks and monuments of Venice as you walk along the labyrinth of canals and narrow alleys. Visit St. Mark's Square and marvel at the basilica, the palace, and other historic structures. Sip an espresso in the first café in Europe, and then spend free time in the afternoon to further explore the medieval city. Take a break for lunch and maybe a gondola ride, or a visit an impressive glass factory (not included in the tour price).

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

7. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

8. Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

9. Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the beautiful Upper Town, surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th-century. The tour will start from Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe - from there, you'll walk following your local guide through medieval streets that have maintained their ancient charm until you reach the Rocca Castle. In the past, the Rocca represented a defensive structure for the city, but today it's just a wonderful spot from which you can enjoy an unexpected view on the Lower Town and the neighboring valleys. The walk will continue towards Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Upper Town, surrounded by ancient communal palaces and the imposing civic tower. Once you enter Piazza Duomo, you'll be fascinated by the majestic and unique Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a real jewel of Romanesque art. There, you'll also see the cathedral, the Baptistery and the Colleoni Chapel, an outstanding Renaissance building. Walk along Via Corsarola, the main street of the Upper Town, and enjoy the lively atmosphere created by the old and modern shops, restaurants and coffee houses. To end the tour, your guide will take you to see the Cittadella, built by the Visconti family back in the 14th-century. Admire its timeless charm, while you notice the important museums all around you, until you arrive to the Colle Aperto. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

10. Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home in Bergamo. Learn how to make a traditional Italian starter, pasta dish and dessert, then serve up your creations and try them out for yourself, alongside some wines. Choose between making a lunch or an evening dinner. Follow the guidance of a local cook and learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to making authentic northern Italian recipes. Relax in the knowledge that all the ingredients and utensils needed are provided. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and make a total of three dishes. Finish by tasting everything you have prepared at a sit-down meal with your hosts. Enjoy your home-cooked meal along with a selection of local wines. Get a feel for local traditions and culture through food. Round off the meal the Italian way: with a coffee of your choice. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Bergamo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,382 reviews

Francesca was outstanding in her attentiveness to our needs, even going so far as to bring back one of our party to Bergamo due to an issue, then picking us up on a second trip. I only wish the gift shop at the winery had been open!

Went very well, you arrive and the bus is right in front of the exit. Just check the codes with the driver and say it's booked at terravision. Very easy.

Quick booking, accurate indication of time and place and great to be able to catch an early morning flight by bus from Milan to Bergamo airport.

The guide and driver were VERY nice. The towns, lunch and wine tour excellent!! Only positive things!! My husband and I loved it!!

The journey was smooth, the stop is easy to find as it is right in front of the arrivals exit.