Our guide Ludovic Charles was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and the whole tour was as good as expected, with the bonus of a very good guide.
Travelling Trio Australia
We did this tour on 5th October 2016 and it was something on our bucket list. We are a family of 2 adults and our 11 year old son, who has a love of Italian history and culture and is well travelled. He attends a Christian College and has also grown up with this picture above his Nonna and Nonno's dining room table. To be able to see it for real was an opportunity of a lifetime.
The tour guide was Maria and she was excellent. The tour company was City Wonders who we were delighted to have as we have done many tours with them and they are above excellent and their guides are very well versed as well as being fun and interactive, which our son loves. The tour goes for just over 3 hours. It is a walking tour, but it is not a strenuous long walk, and you are busy listening anyway, so it doesn't feel like a long way.
We met our tour at Piazza del Duoma the Duoma under the arches of the large Mondadori Book Store and the tour went for 3 hours. We went inside the Duomo and were given its history and brief tour but long enough and then walked to the Galleria VittorioEmanuele large glass covered shopping mall which is stunning. We then walked past the La Scala Theatre and saw Leonardo da Vinci's statue/monument and then entered the Brera District for a lovely coffee and cake for morning tea purchased at own expense at Princi's.
We then went to Sforza Castle for a tour and after here we went to view the Last Supper. As you enter, you have to wait in a side room and as one group of tours leaves, the climate controlled door opens and you are allowed in, the door then closes and you are given 25 minutes in the room dimly lit but light enough to see whilst maintaining constant temperature and lighting to care for this incredible historical artwork. This time is plenty long enough and you can see the fresco in detail quite close up so after many photo opportunities with no flash obviously the other door opens and you exit.
We had to come back through another entrance though as we wanted to visit the souvenir shop which isn't part of the tour, so the guide took us aside and went back through with us which was great. We always like a momento of our visit so make sure we ask now otherwise you miss out. This was so high on our list of must do's that we simply had to have something to remember our visit by.
The tour ends here and your guide gives you directions how to return to central Milan. We spent the day shopping and eating gelato as you do when in Italy.
This was a really wonderful tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly and she was tireless in taking us all over and providing both historical and current perspectives. She pointed out all sorts of details that I would have missed on my own. She had a good sense of humor and was very Italian- she knew the area as a native! She was great at pointing out details outside and in the spaces we entered, and had lots of tidbits to offer. She knew a lot about the Last Supper and what we should look for/at. Totally recommend this - a fantastic way to enter into the world of Milano!
Our tour guide Christina was very knowledgeable and despite the fact that it was a walking tour, she gave us enough time to sight see, take photos, gave bathroom breaks and several stops in order for everybody to catch up with everyone. Highly recommended tour esp if you dont have enough time to stay in Milan. The highlight was the visit inside the Duomo and of course, seeing The Last Supper with my own eyes!
Fabulous tour , knowledgable friendly guide , wonderful pastry stop . Good pace , amazing
Well worth every penny. Our guide, Katerina, kept up a constants dialogue of interesting facts and information for the whole tour.
Amazing!!! Seeing the Last Supper was a dream come true! Not too much walking, but the guide was very knowledgeable. .
Fascinating tour. Donatella was very knowledgeable and engaging, with a good sense of humour. I've learnt a lot. Kudos!
Seeing the Last Supper mural was amazing. Definitely worth the price!
This was a great tour. We walked around Milan which led up to The Last Supper. Since we were the last tour group to go into the gallery it was very pleasant, quiet and enjoyable. Definitely would recommend this tour.
You must do a tour and must skip the line or you'll go mad with the crowds and bottlenecks throughout the museum! An amazing tour with an amazing tour guide.
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The local tour company was awesome. I missed the walking part of the tour as we went to the wrong starting point. But they were very accommodating and we joined the group for Last Supper which was the part we were really anxious to join.
Fantastic tour and great guide. Wonderful to see 'The Last Supper'. We only had one day in Milan so this was a great way to see the highlights. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed this walking tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and kind, and the highlight of course was getting to see Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Visits to the Last Supper are limited to 30 people at a time and you only get 15 minutes with it as this masterpiece is in a temperature-controlled room in order to keep it preserved. It quite took our breath away and we very glad we booked the walking tour as it was really the only way we could get in to see it!
Excellent way to see the major sites in Centre Milan in a short period of time. Not rushed at all, but you do cover a lot of ground.
Such a great tour! Our guide Katerina offered so much information, it is obvious that she loves her job. We really enjoyed the commentary on The Last Supper, definitely a must-see while in Milan and Viator was certainly the easiest way to do that!
Our guide was excellent! She moved at a nice pace and was very interesting and informative. Our group had 20 so I'm not sure if that's considered small, but she managed it well. We only had 1 day to spend in Milan and this was a great way to see the highlights!
Excellent tour. Provided a great overview of the Milan, the Doumo, and most important - The Last Supper. Tour guide spoke very good English and made the tour very worthwhile.
Our guide had a good sense of humor and seemed to be knowledgeable. The trip and timing was very well controlled. It saved us a lot of time. Without this skip the line arrangement, it would be challenging to see both the Duomo and the Last Supper in one afternoon.
This was a great way to learn the city layout, see the top sights and get a lot of history all in a few hours! Our guide was very insightful and loaded with facts and history. Starting at the Duomo, touring through the fashion mall, past La Scalla, through the city streets to the fortress and then on to see the Last Supper, it was a great tour. Afterwards, we felt we cuold get around on our own and had those landmarks to use as reference. Be sure to stop at Chocolat after the Last Supper to enjoy the BEST gelatto we tasted on our 3 week trip!
The weather was rainy and a little chilly but despite this,our tour left on time and was both entertaining and informative. Unlike some tours that dwell on the observable details,our guide provided insight into the reasons behind the artistic decisions by Da Vinci, and the architectural decisions behind the construction of the Duomo. The observations regarding the Casrle were full of European intrigue. Thoroughly enjoyable, well organized and ecducational.
Excellent small group tour and even better guide-Raphaela. She is extremely knowledgeable and had some funny stories as well. The Last Supper and The Duomo are simply amazing. I have used Viator before with good results and this was no exception.
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