Main reason for taking this tour was to gain admission to "The Last Supper". If that was all we had seen I would have been quite happy - seeing this beautiful painting was worth the price of the tour. But in addition to this we saw the gorgeous La Scala (we were amazed at the size of the auditorium), the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Duomo, and the Storza Castle. We only had a half day in Milan but felt like we really got to see its highlights, at least those that most appealed to our tastes.
The prime reason to take this tour is the fact that it includes guaranteed access to the Last Supper. Even though the visit to the Scala was interesting, the guide spent way too much time explaining every hair of every artist on display (twice, since the tour was bilingual). There is no visit to the Duomo, just 10 min spare time to run inside on one's own. A lot was left unsaid, so prepare yourselves in advance if you want to see at least the essentials. Italian tour guests were clearly preferred by the guide, whose motivation was close to zero. All in all overpriced and only to be considered if there is really absolutely no other chance to see the Last Supper.
This tour is a great way to see the city! I do wish we had time to walk to the top of the Duomo. The Last Supper was the most spectacular painting I have ever seen. The Duomo I can't even describe in words. The tour guide was amazing and spoke in so many languages. What a great way to see the best parts of Milan.
The Milan Half-Day tour was not as exciting as I hoped. The tour guide although well informed spoke in three languages which made listening difficult. The guide told us that the duomo was not available since the tour was held on Sunday. This was not mentioned in the pre-tour information. During our free time we found out we could view the duomo.
The main reason for doing this tour is to see the Last Supper - that was well worth it and the guide was very knowledgable which added greatly to the experience. However the rest of the tour was fairly shambolic. We were on and off the coach multiple times - each time we re-assembled took 15 mins as we had to wait for stragglers. The Opera House was shut due to an event so we spent the time in the museum, along with lots of other tour parties so we jumped from room to room to find a quiet spot, and then had to rush the rest of the tour. There was no 'tour of the Duomo' as guides are not allowed inside - instead we had a brief history outside beforehand and had just 15 minutes to rush around inside. There was a special vintage car event on at the Sforza Castle that she knew nothing about but instead moaned that it was hindering her! It seemed very expensive (it only costs 6.5 euro to see the Last Supper).
There were some good and some bad things about the tour. It was a fantastic way to get in to see The Last Supper, since all the tickets sold out months earlier. And it was great to have some background info on the Sforza Castle, Galleria and Duomo. But I could have done without the bus portion altogether. I don't feel like I really saw any of what the guide was pointing out. If you weren't in a window seat on the correct side of the bus, you basically saw nothing. I would have loved that extra time to spend in the Duomo or Galleria.
We spent too much time in La Scala as well. Would have loved to see that balanced out a bit amongst the sites. The description mentions that the tour fee covers entrance to the La Scala museum, so if we'd like to spend more time there later we could, but (a) I don't think we got any kind of ticket or pass that would allow us re-entrance and (b) we spent so much time there with the group, with commentary in nearly every room of the museum, I wouldn't need to return later. If you're going to give a benefit like admission for the balance of the day, make it something people would actually need to/want to use.
Also, it was distracting having all the commentary spoken in English and then repeated in German. We called Viator before booking to confirm that that exact thing would *not* happen and were told it was English only. But that was not the case. I feel as if we could have learned more about each place if all the information didn't have to be repeated in another language.
In general, it was a good way to get an overview of a city of which I was not familiar. It just could use some tweaking on the timing.
The tour began and ended well. The tour of La Scala theater and museum was very good, as was the tour of da Vinci's Last Supper. However, the one hour "walking" tour was little more than a quick stroll from La Scala through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to the Duomo where, after a brief commentary, we were given about fifteen minutes to visit. My wife and I came back later and spent well over an hour in the cathedral. The tour gave nowhere near enough time to see this magnificent edifice.
There are some things you really should do in Milan; DaVinci's Last Supper, Duomo, La Scala, Galleria, and Sforza Castle. This tour does them all and does them well. We'd been to some of these before but this tour gave us so much more info and insight.
The tour did what it said it would! It got us into the Duomo, La Scala, and most importantly, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The guide was good for most things and excellent at The Last Supper. The tour is relatively expensive, but my wife and I enjoyed it and would recommend it as a means of getting a good initial impression of Milan.
The location where the tour commenced was easy to find, right at metro stop. The tour itself felt rushed. There was no time to go inside the Duomo or the old castle. It was to be an English tour but as we had Spanish and Italian's on the tour things were repeated 3 times. The only concern with this was that I felt we missed out on some historical info as explanations needed to be rushed. My main reason for taking the tour was to see The Last Supper and as we were only in Milan for a day I needed to guarentee we could get to see it as it is always booked out. I was not disappointed, it took my breath away! I was happy to pay the price just for that.
My wife and I along with others on the tour thought that the events and places shown prior to seeing the Last Supper were just padding to fill in time because it is very hard to sell a one hr tour .
La Scarla theatre is only of interest to opera lovers, the Palace was a complete waste of time.
The walk through town to Duomo was ok. We couldn't enter Duomo, it was Sunday and a service was in progress. The Last Supper ....... Magnificent !
This tour was perfect for me! I was only own for 1 day in Milan before working all week. I feel the tour gave me a great overview of this amazing city and hit all the important points. The tour guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It was very hot during our tour, so I would recommend bringing a water bottle or money to get a slushie or water along the way. Also- it is important to know that if you want to enter the Duomo, your knees and shoulders must be covered. Tank tops, shorts, and short dresses won't be allowed in. Carry a scarf if you have a tank top. Someone in my group lent me one and it was beautiful inside. Great experience and can't wait to go back!
Don't miss the duomo and The Last Supper.
Excellent. Duomo Di Milano literally takes the breath away as you walk in. The Last Supper was great and Andrea our guide, who was struggling with illness throughout, spoke clearly and informatively on all parts of the tour.
The air-conditioned coach was a relief in 37 degree heat. Well worth the money.
Excellent tour! The guide was knowledgable; in addition, the use of the microphone and headsets guaranteed that everyone could hear with no difficulty. I would have preferred more time in the Duomo and less at the fort, though. The Duomo was certainly impressive and warranted more time.
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