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Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

1. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior. Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

2. Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

Discover La Scala Theater on this guided tour. Learn about its history, secrets, and the actors and musicians that found their inspiration in this very place. Milan is not only design, fashion, and nightlife: Milan is known also for its music. Right in the heart of the city, only a few steps from the Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, you'll find a temple to music: La Scala Theatre.  Over the years, many musicians have made their contributions here. Do you know Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas? These are only some of the names that have passed through this place.  La Scala Museum preserves the most important collection of set designs, musical instruments, and costumes used in the Theater's greatest performances. On this guided experience, admire the interior of this magical place and learn about its stories and fascinating history.

Sirmione: Sunset Boat Cruise with Local Wine

3. Sirmione: Sunset Boat Cruise with Local Wine

Enjoy a sunset boat tour of the Sirmione peninsula. Watch the colors of the sunset as you pass the ruins at Grotte di Catullo and Scaligero Castle. Choose from a group option with sparkling wine and a private option that includes wine and fresh fruit. Depart from the small harbor in front of Sirmione castle and embark on a 45-minute tour. Marvel at the beauty of the sunset while sipping Prosecco. Pass by the old villa of Maria Callas and the spa and beauty center Aquaria. See the largest ruins of a Roman building in Northern Italy at Grotte di Catullo. View the sulfur spring of the thermal waters of Sirmione and the towering Scaligero Castle. Feel the thrill of passing under two bridges of the castle.

Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

4. Lake Como to Lake Lugano: E-Bike Three Panoramic Lakes

See hidden villages, rustic charm, spectacular lake views, quiet mountain roads to cycle, and a stop on Lake Lugano on this fantastic circular route. Explore the valley behind Lake Como on this tour perfect for nature lovers. Leave busy Lake Como behind and wind into the Val Sanagra nature reserve, lying just above Menaggio and one of the lake’s best-kept secrets. Step back in time and ride by evocative stone houses and old water mills dotted along the banks of a gentle mountain stream. Ride uphill into the mountains, passing historic villages and grassy green fields, and take in the peace and quiet. Explore charming, authentic village squares untouched by mass tourism. Continue on to a shady downhill with stunning views including sections of an old Medieval road and be guided onto the shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a shady cycle to the third lake, Lake Piano, and ride home along the old railway line that is now a pretty cycle path.

Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

5. Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

Start your day of adventure at the famous Pinacoteca, Milan's premier art gallery, housing some of the world's most important classical paintings. With this tour, you will get to experience a 2 hour guided experience through the gallery with a monolingual tour guide. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the Pinacoteca and be hypnotized by Milan's most famous collection of paintings. The gallery has on offer, artworks by masters like Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez and many others. Enhance your experience walking amongst these relics with a friendly and informative guide who can teach you about the works and the artists themselves.  Follow up your tour of the art gallery with a stroll through the charming street of Brera and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. Your guide will be sure to show you the abundance of small artisans and local shops of canvas, perfumes and so on that make this place so captivating.

Mantua: Guided Walking Tour

6. Mantua: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the historic center of Mantua on a guided walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and hear stories of the Gonzaga family who designed it. Explore the highlights of this beautiful city, as well as its hidden gems. Your tour starts from the courtyards of Palazzo Ducale, and passes through Saint Giorgio Castle and Casa del Rigoletto. Wander down ancient streets and admire the most important sights, including Piazza Erbe and the Clock Tower. The tour ends by the Basilica di Sant’Andrea.

Lake Como: Classic Speedboat Private Tour

7. Lake Como: Classic Speedboat Private Tour

Explore Lake Como on board your private Cadenazzi wooden speed-boat. Meet your friendly captain and enjoy an amazing trip to the most fascinating part of the lake. See famous Villa Balbianello, where James Bond movies and Star Wars were featured. You will pass by Comacina Island and if you want you will enjoy a nice swim among its clean and pure waters. Proceed to Bellagio, one of the most iconic places in Italy. Stop for a swim, and relax with your friends and family. Go to Tremezzo, where your captain will show you the famous Villa Carlotta, which attracts thousands of travelers every week.

Varenna: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

8. Varenna: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Milan: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

9. Milan: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact the local tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

10. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

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This was very a professional and organised tour, meeting at a ticket booth just to one side of the Duomo. We were a group of 25. Our guide Jose was very knowledgeable and charismatic, teaching lots about the Duomo. It’s good that he leaves you up on the terraces after the tour ends to explore in your own time, so this can easily make for a longer visit. You are also allowed to continue round the inside after the tour to revisit anything you wish. It was useful having queue jump and elevator access to the terraces. At times the guide’s audio cut out when you’re too far at the back, but can’t be helped given we were in amongst a lot of marble walls! Jose made effort to avoid this. Overall I highly recommend.

Highly recommended. Excellent and comprehensive tour. The cathedral complex is large so give yourselves time to walk around and locate the tour guide. We were provided excellent quality audio devices with headphones which made it easy to follow along. The tour covered the history, construction, explanation of the stained glass windows, organs, sun-dial, excavations incl old cathedrals, and tour of the terraces. Ticket covered the use of elevators to get to the top, but we had to take the stairs to come down (we knew about this up front).

The guide was excellent! The only negative point maybe that it is kind of long (1h 30') even if the history is incredible and it is really well explained.

Thank you! The guide was knowledgeable and kind. She took care of us well and it was easy to find and follow along.

Our guide was very knowledgable. It was a great experience.