Discover Italy With These Great Tours In Milan - Updated 2024

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Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is financially the most important city in the country and is a global capital of art, fashion and design. City of the future, it’s also a fast-paced metropolis where creativity is big business, looking good is compulsory and after-work drinks are an art form. From the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral, to the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” the vibrant city has a million attractions (shopping, sightseeing, food and wine exploration, historical and art exhibitions, festivals) for every kind of traveller. In this article, we’ll look at the greatest tours available around the city for mesmerizing experiences of Milan.

1. Wine and food walking tours (from USD 104.0)

Milan Navigli scene
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Everybody knows Italian food and culture go hand in hand and for Italians, food is not merely a means for survival but defines their history and culture as much as Raffaello and Leonardo da Vinci did. What fewer people know is the greatness of the Milan and surrounding area’s food and wine scene, the own regional cuisine, the typical Lombard cuisines, ranking the vibrant city the top sight to go for food and wine lovers. These 2 tours will guide you through the city’s most iconic places to taste either local wine or food for hours of tasty degustations and learning of the Milanese’s traditions.

From the intimate streets of Brera, stopping at six different spots to taste rich cheese, unctuous prosciutto, hoppy craft beer and other local delicacies (such as mondeghili, the local meatballs), to a walking tour of the Navigli district for a microbrew discovery and beer tasting tour, you’ll love being surrounded by other foodies and following your guide through these surprising and fun tours. In both cases, you’ll find yourself enjoying the places and learning about Milan’s history and its distinctive cuisine, from hearty polenta to breaded veal Milanese to saffron-accented risotto, while learning about Milan’s burgeoning brewery scene in some of the 500 microbreweries of the region. These 2 tours will amaze you and blast your senses for a memorable afternoon!

Milan Beers and Bites Walking Tour

Address: Milan, Italy


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Milan Small-Group Guided Food Tour of Brera

Duration: 3 hours

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2. Night-time tour

Cerchia dei navigli, Milano, Italy - panoramio (25)
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Starting with one of Italy’s most enjoyable traditions, the evening ‘aperitivo’ of wine and appetizers, this tour will make you enjoy the charms of Milan in the evening; a completely different point of view of the city! As the sun goes down, you’ll see the main sites such as the Milan Cathedral, La Scala, and Sforza Castle until ending up with an aperitivo drink at a rooftop terrace, admiring Milan’s skyline as dusk falls. Definitely, a great and memorable experience!

Best of Milan by Night Walking Tour with Rooftop Aperitivo

Address: Milan, Italy


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3. Art and walking tours (from USD 148.0)

One of the best things to do in Milan is as simple as walking around the city and its many different points of interests and as the city is mainly famous for its incredible art history and patrimony, which might be one of the biggest of Europe, there is a fairly large amount of attractions over here. In fact, there’s so many great things to see that it’s easy to get lost. But don’t worry, accompanied by your expert local guide, you’ll enjoy strolling through the Milan’s top sights during these tours.

From the Piazzale Cadorna, the “Needle,Thread and Knot” monument to the most iconic symbol of Milan: the Duomo, passing by the Piazza della Scala, home to the worldwide-known Milanese Opera, these 3 tours will lead you through the city’s famous attractions. Not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage church of Santa Maria delle Grazie where the world-renowned “The Last Supper” is displayed, the 16th-century church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, the “Sistine Chapel of Milan", the Borsa Italiana with Maurizio Cattelan’s famous work and the other main attractions around.

In short, from shopping to walking through parks and sightseeing, you’ll be walking as you never have during these cool, interesting and fun tours.

Total Milan Experience & Last Supper

Address: Milan, Italy


Milan Art Tour and Last Supper

Address: Milan, Italy


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Milan Duomo Tour with The Last Supper or Da Vinci Vineyard

Duration: 6 hours

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4. City tours with awesome transportation (from USD 180.0)

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The first of these tours will take you to the city center via the Historic Tram of the city (in operation since 1881). From Piazzale Cadorna, you’ll pass by the beautiful Brera district, the financial district (Cordusio), the fashion district and past Piazza della Republica. But you’ll also discover by foot the Sforza Castle, the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and the renowned La Scala opera house and plenty of other sites of interest with an informative local guide who’ll talk about the area’s history while you’ll cross by.

The second tour will drive you all over the city in an environmentally friendly modern rickshaw with a personal driver. By doing so, you’ll be able to discover the city’s top sights by many different ways and to get an exclusive point of view of Milan, passing by more than 15 top-ranked locations. These two tours will entertain you in a very special way through the whole city for you to get the most out of your time, and not miss a single piece!

Best of Milan: Rickshaw Experience

Address: Milan, Italy


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Milan City Tour by Historic Tram - small group tour

Duration: 3 hours

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The vibrant city of Milan has so many things to offer, and a little help to make your way through the vast choice of activities is a blessing. These city tours will allow you to enjoy the various aspects of the city with ease for wonderful memories of this incredible place!

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