Today you will enjoy a half-day visit to one of the most important cities of Italy - Milan. Your English speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to see the most important monuments of Milan. Your tour will begin with the Castello Sforzesco, the seat of Milan’s ruling family Sforza.
The first nucleus of the Castle was built in 1368 for Gian Galeazzo Visconti for defense purposes and was destroyed in 1447. Between 1450 and 1500 it was rebuilt and enlarged for the Sforza’s - the ruling family of Milan. You can see the inside and outside of this interesting castle which today houses the civic museums. Your walk can continue to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church where you can see the famous “Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci. You must make reservations far in advance for this, so please make sure to ask us at the time of booking. Next stop on your walk will be the Duomo which you will visit inside as well as outside. The actual cathedral is built on the site of an ancient Celt worshipping place from the 6th century BC called “medhelan” or “center of perfection”.
The ancient name from Milan “Mediolanum” is the Latin derivative of this word. The “medhelan” was a sacred forest where a series of terrestrial and astral coordinates came together, creating an ideal meeting place for the druids. During the Roman occupation in the 2nd century DC this area was a residential one. The building of the first cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore began in the 9th century DC and was designed as a double cathedral with the baptistery incorporated. The Duomo that you will see today, was built by the Visconti family at the beginning of the 15th century. It is considered to be one of the most complex and important Gothic structures in the world and is the second highest church in the world, after the cathedral Beauvais in France and the fourth largest in the world after Saint Peter in the Vatican, St. Paul’s in London and the cathedral of Seville. Your next stop on this interesting itinerary is the Galleria and from here you will be finishing your tour in the Piazza della Scala.
Don’t forget that Milan is one of the most important fashion centers in the world! You will love the shops located in the “Golden Triangle” - Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Manzoni!
Please note: The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour. Included
English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs
Gratuities (not mandatory and entirely at the client's discretion).
Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON)
Party of 1-2 people EURO 275 Party of 3-4 people EURO 300 Party of 5-6 people EURO 350 Party of 7-8 people EURO 400 Party of 9+ people ASK US
Availability and scheduleDepartures: all year round Pick up/drop off location: Your accommodation Pick up time suggested: 9.00am - 2.00pm Tour duration: 4 hours (approx.)
No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.
WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.