We only had a limited amount of time in Milan and this tour ended up being a great intro to the city! The pace of the tour didn't feel rushed and our guide was great! The Duomo was beautiful and viewing The Last Supper was incredible!
This tour gives you a view of Milan and some of its most important monuments and also enables you to get your bearings in this beautiful city. We visited the Duomo - we had to enter and wander around this magnificent building on our own but there was plenty of time for photographs and exploration, We also had a walking tour which included a visit to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Our guide happily pointed out most interesting facts about this famous shopping mecca! We then visited the Sforza Castle - outside only - once again you could not help be amazed at the beauty and sheer size of this building built in the 15th Century and still standing today. Our next stop was the world famous La Scala Opera Theatre. It was much smaller than I had imagined but once inside you could really feel the pride and beauty of this world renowed Theatre. We were lucky enough to enter into one of the private boxes and watch a little of a rehersal which was fascinating. It also contains a wonderful gallery of portraits of past and present Opera Icons. Our last stop, via some of the interesting streets of Milan, was the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie - home to the beautiful Da Vinci painting of The Last Supper. This was a most moving experience and our guide gave us expert commentary about the fresco and the meanings contained within. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
The weather in Milan was unexpectedly rainy but David was punctual and cheerful throughout. He was extremely knowledgable about Milan, the Duomo and the Breara Museum. We was helpful also toward the end of the tour in suggesting a lunch place.
Doing what: Private Tour: Milan Walking Tour
AMAZING!!!! If for nothing else, getting to see the "Last Supper", this tour is worth it. We had a great guide, she managed to translate the entire tour in German and English. It was impressive! We had headphones to wear on the walking part of the tour which made it really easy to hear everything. The first part of the tour is a short bus ride, followed by a walking tour outside the Duomo and through the shopping area. We did not go inside at all but we did this later in the afternoon on our own and I think I prefer it this way. A huge portion of the walking tour was in the Opera House which I didn't realize. I'm not a fan of the opera but it was alright. Then more time on the bus. Then we walked around outside the castle. (Again, we went back later and visited some of the museums here.) Then back on the bus and to the "last Supper". All in all, a wonderful experience!
This is a really nice tour - we arrived on Saturday lunchtime so it was a good start to the holiday. Our guide was Valerie and she was lovely, very friendly and knowledgeable. The views from the top of the Duomo were great and it was interesting to see the roof and the spires in more detail, up close.
I would definitely recommend this tour, particularly if you enjoy city views and like taking photos!
Doing what: Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo
Tour is definitely worth doing. Seeing 'The Last Supper' is the highlight. A tour inside the Duomo was advertised, but was dropped because of time and numbers of folks on the tour. That was our last day in Milan and it was not possible to return to the Cathedral at the end of the tour.
Very good tour well worth doing if you only have a short time in Milan. I have give 4 starts as we were slightly disappointed with the time allocated to visiting the Duomo. From reading other reviews I did realise the tour didn't include the roof top tour of the Duomo, which we had done independently in the morning.We had left looking inside to the afternoon as we thought it was included in our tour , we only had 10 minutes to go inside, which wasn't enough time.Had we realised this we would have visited in the morning. Very pleased with the rest of the tour and our guide was very informative and helpful
It's a lot to do in a few hours but there were good highlights. The Last Supper is a great ending to it. I would change the description though because there is no "tour Duomo"; it's more of a "visit Duomo square." I had put off going inside the cathedral thinking we'd see it on the tour and I missed the inside completely since it closed soon after the tour ended (earlier than our tour guide had told us). The opera house tour part was a nice treat, though. The bus tour is a tad quick on views ("if you look to the right..." and if you're on the left, you miss it). Tour guide Emmanuela was informative and knew her stuff.
To be honest I was a little disappointed in the tour overall. I thought we should have went inside the Duomo and spent a bit of time on it's relevance. We just looked at it for about 2 minutes and moved on.
The shopping mall was of no interest to me.
The Last Supper fresco was interesting and somewhat salvaged the tour.
Booking was easy online.
Once we arrived at starting point, the horrible woman in the booking office was so rude. Pretended not to speak English, until I gave up struggling to try communicating to her in Italian, then spontaneously starts speaking English! She told us to wait for the bus in the wrong place, which was annoying. She clearly didn't like tourists, so I have no idea why she'd be working for a tourist organisation.
Tour Guide was good, detailed explanations about everything especially "The Last Supper", which is obviously the highlight.
The tour did advertise "…tour the breathtaking Duomo" which is one of the other reasons we chose this tour, however we were marched into the square and the Tour Guide pointed to it and gave a little explanation and we left within 5 minutes of standing there?? We went nowhere near "touring the breathtaking Duomo" - false advertising, we were very disappointed!
La Scala was OK, wouldn't had bothered with it nor with Sforza Castle - these were just "fill ins" I think, of which time could have been better spent touring the Duomo which we were promised.
We really enjoyed this tour. We started at La Scala, and we did feel we spent more time than needed here, but it was interesting to see. Then we went to the Gallerie Emmanuele, which is lovely. Then to the Duomo, where you only have 10 minutes to run inside. I would have preferred a few more minutes here and less at La Scala. Then we took the bus to Sforza Castle, where we had time to tour the outside but not the inside, where there are museums. It was interesting to see the outside though. Our last stop was The Last Supper, and that was a must-see in our opinion. The bus returns you to the original starting point. Our guide was very good and we learned a lot that we probably would not have known without her.
We took this tour so that we can view "The Last Supper" painting (it was impossible to book it on our own!). The pace of the tour was perfect - good for people of all ages and different levels of mobility. The coach was comfortable and clean (low steps as well). We liked how they had a morning and afternoon option - we chose the morning tour (English and German) but the guide (forgot her name, sorry) ended up speaking English only because everyone in our tour spoke English. Our guide did an excellent job in pointing out places of interest while we were on the coach and in describing the history and interesting facts of every building/momument/street we passed. The meeting place wasn't difficult to find, and there were helpers on site by the travel agency to direct you to the guide and coach. All the places/sites outlined in the tour description were covered, and you get ample time to take pics at each attraction. Our guide was very thorough and told us many interesting facts about Milan and the various sites. For the Duomo - you only tour the outside and get a few minutes to take pics in the square. All of the main sites (Duomo, Da Vinci monument, the Galleria, and La Scala theatre) are within walking distance, and this is part of the 1-hour walking tour. You’re driven around the downtown in order to get to Santa Maria della Grazie (where the Last Supper painting is located) and to Sforza Castle (which is around the meeting place where you get picked up/dropped off before and after the tour). I recommend walking around Via Dante after the tour. Our guide did an awesome job describing the painting to us during our visit. This is a great tour for those staying in Milan for a couple of days!
To be honest, I could not get tickets to see the Last Supper Painting, so this tour was our option to accomplish that. We had a very enthusiastic guide. I was surprised that we did not go inside the Duomo, but did walk through the shopping mall (not long enough to shop though). The explanations of what we saw were thorough without being boring.
Seeing DaVinci's Last Supper in such a small group was awesome. Our guide was very knowledgable about the work and gave us interesting facts. I would have liked time to go inside the Duomo and not have spent so much time at the "fort". Her Endlish could have been a little better as she was hard to understand when she spoke fast. Seeing inside LaScala was fantastic, especially snce we got to hear part of a rehearsal. When asked specific questions about LaScala she was very informed.
Very difficult to find pick up points, no one at Milan knew the pick up at the station, all told us to go to Duomo
We had to sit downstairs at the back during the tour because of rain, we could nor see out of the windows because of the pictures on them. Because of the rain the tour was a waste of time and money!
Doing what: Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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