“Excellent tour. Our tour guide Christina was fantastic! This is a must do tour. 1. You skip all lines. 2 it is very organized and on time 3. Having a knowledgeable tour guide makes the experience so much better. ...Angad Dev S., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
Milan is one of the top 3 fashion cities in the world, but there is much more to this hip, urban metropolis. It is also home to an incredible patrimony of art and culture which includes Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest masterpiece: the Last Supper.
On this Skip the Line walking tour of the Best of Milan, we'll take you through the city by foot. We start with a visit inside the famous Duomo located in the most central point of the city, an impressive and beautiful Milan cathedral. It is often described as one of the most beautiful churches in the world. So impressive is the Milan Duomo in fact, that American author Mark Twain dedicated a whole chapter to it in his book Innocents Abroad, describing it as "...so grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!"
Our next stop is the impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafés, it is often called the salotto di Milano ("Milan's drawing room") for its importance as a common meeting point through the years for the Milanese. Passing through the Gallery, we arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world renowned Scala Theater. This has been Milan's Opera House since 1778 and is still in use today. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has ever known have performed here, notably Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as "Falstaff" often premiered in this very theatre.
Next it's through the Brera District. Rich in historical buildings, literature cafés, restaurants and fashionable bars, this area has long been home to artists and intellectuals. Brera's picturesque and winding streets lead us north to Castello Sforzesco, an imposing medieval castle and fortress. Sforzesco was once seat and residence of the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city's museums and art collections.
The final stop and culmination of this Milan tour is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper, hidden away at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This enormous and complex 15th century mural captures the emotional moment in which Jesus announces that one of his disciples will betray him. The painting had been severely damaged over the centuries and has only very recently undergone a painstaking 21 year restoration, revealing the original colors and details of this masterpiece. The delicate nature of this mural and its importance means that Last Supper tickets are strictly limited to those who have pre-booked, and only one group is allowed to stand with the painting at a time in a specially conditioned room for 15 minutes. This Skip the Line Tour of the Best of Milan includes this difficult to obtain pre-booked entrance, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper.
DaVinci's "The Last Supper"*
The Duomo (Cathedral of Milan)**
La Scala Theater (from outside)
The Brera District
Pre-booked, Skip The Line Entrance to Da Vinci's Last Supper
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Shoulders and knees must be covered.
All bookings received are subject to approval and confirmation by the local supplier. Tour availability on website calendar is not updated in real time.
** Visits to the interior of the Duomo are not possible on Sunday mornings and religious holidays. On these days, a full explanation will be given from outside the Cathedral.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or walking disabilities and strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.
Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point.
Entrance to Churches/Cathedral requires a strict dress code. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to sites.
Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
This tour is operated in English only.
Some departures will be operated in reverse order, beginning with the Last Supper viewing and followed by the Milan walking tour. This will be specified in your voucher.
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3 hours and 30 minutes