Alternative places to discover ner Milan city centre: Navigli walking tour

Visit Milan (Northern Italy), the top 19 things to do and see during your stay in the Capital of Lombardy

A trip to Italy cannot be over without including Milan, one of the most visitied cities in the world. It is easily accessible by land and air and the local publish transport network works very well as it allows visitors to explore the whole metropolitan area with no troubles.

You find full details about how to get to Milan and how to move around in this specific page.

Having said that, the focus of this article is to highlight the top 19 activities to do in Milan to make the most of your stay in the the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. So get ready to take part in guided tours (also for free), day trips and other unique experiences.

 

 

 

The top 19 activities to do once in Milan

For each of these you can find all information related to itineraries, timetables, prices, online bookings and the free cancellation policy when available.

 

 

1. Free walking tour of Milan

Meeting point: Piazza del Duomo

When: every Friday

At: 3 pm

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

What is included: English speaking guide

Price: Not fixed, every participant offers the guide the amount (s)he considers appropriate

Free cancellation: Yes

Where to book: free tour of Milan.

 

 

2. Milan Duomo Tour

Meeting point: Duomo ticket office, Piazza del Duomo 14/A

When: Sundays, Fridays and Saturdays

At: 11 am, 11:30 am and 3 pm depending on the day

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What are included: English speaking guide, fast entrance to Duomo and panoramic terrace, 10% discount in the Duomo shop

Prices: 27€ (adults), 19€ (children 6-11y) and free for children under 6y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 24 hours in advance

Where to book: Tour of Duomo.

Milan Duomo guided tour for small groups - Trip to Lombardy, northern Italy
Duomo Square – Milan, northern Italy

 

 

3. Dinner and spectacle in the Maison Milano

Meeting point: Maison Milano, Via Montegani 68

When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

At: 9 pm

Duration: 3 hours

What are included: 4 course dinner, wine, water and coffee, live entertainment

Price: 69€ (adults), children under 18y not permitted

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Milan alternative night.

 

 

4. Tour of the Monumental Cemetery of Milan

Meeting point: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale

When: All days except Mondays

At: 10 am, 11:45 am and 3 pm depending on the day

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What are included: English speaking guide, headphones in case of groups of 10 people and more

Prices: 30€ (adults), 20€ (children 4-12y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 24 hours in advance

Where to book: Monumental Cemetery of Milan.

Top activities to do in Milan: Monumental Cemetery guided tour
Monumental Cemetery of Milan

 

 

5. Shopping trip to Serravalle Outlet (Piedmont)

Meeting point: Via Cusani 18, near Castello Sforzesco

When: all days

At: 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 and 1:30 pm depending on the option chosen

Duration: 8 hour 30 minutes

What are included: bus or minibus transport, discount card if selected

Prices: Shopping Tour, 20€ (adults), 10€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y; Shopping Tour+Fashion Passport, 40€ (adults), 30€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 5 days before

Where to book: Serravalle Outlet day-trip from Milan.

 

 

6. Milan Ghosts Tour

Meeting point: Palazzo Castiglioni, Corso Venezia

When: all days

At: 9 pm

Duration: 2 hours

What is included: English speaking guide

Price: 19€ (adults) and free for children under 13y

Free cancellation: No

Where to book: Ghost Tour in Milan.

 

 

7. Guided Tour of Sforza Castle

Meeting point: Fontana di Piazza Castello

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

At: 11:30 am and 2 pm

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What are included: English speaking guide, ticket entrance, headphones in case of groups of 8 or more people, groups with no more than 15 people

Prices: 52€ (adults), 25€ (children 4-12y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 24 hours in advance

Where to book: Castello Sforzesco di Milano.

 

 

8. Lake Maggiore day trip (Lombardy and Piedmont)

Meeting point: Largo Cairoli roundabout

When: Sundays and Mondays

At: 1:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What are included: English speaking guide, bus transfer, 2 hour cruise, visit to Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella

Prices: 69€ (adults), 39€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Trip to Lake Maggiore from Milan.

 

 

9. Navigli Walking Tour

Meeting point: Basilica Sant’Eustorgio, Piazza Sant’Eustorgio 1

When: all days

At: 9:30 am and 2 pm

Duration: 1 hour

What are included: English speaking guide, audio guide for more than 10 participants

Prices: 30€ (adults), 15€ (children 6-12y) and free for children under 6y

Free cancellation: No

Where to book: Tour dei Navigli di Milano.

Alternative places to discover ner Milan city centre: Navigli walking tour
Navigli walking tour in Milan

 

 

10. Brera guided tour and Pinacoteca ticket

Meeting point: Pinacoteca di Brera

When: Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

At: 9:30 am and 2:30 pm

Duration: 2 hours

What are included: English speaking guide, entrance ticket to Pinacoteca di Brera

Prices: 57€ (adults), 37€ (children 4-12y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 24 hours in advance

Where to book: Pinacoteca di Brera.

 

 

11. Rome day trip by high-speed train (Lazio)

Meeting point: Milan Central Station, Piazza Duca di Aosta

When: all days except Sundays

At: 7 am

Duration: 14 hours

What is included: transport in high-speed train, Rome sightseeing bus ticket, map of Rome and tourist guide book, entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (if this option is chosen)

Prices: Day trip to Rome, 199€ (adults), 139€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y; Day trip to Rome+Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, 239€ (adults), 179€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4 y

Free cancellation: No

Where to book: Day-Trip to Rome from Milan.

 

 

12. Day-Trip to Venice (Veneto)

Meeting point: Via Cusani 18, near Castello Sforzesco

When: Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

At: 7 am

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes

What is included: English speaking guide, bus transfer and boat ride on the Venetian lagoon

Prices: 129€ (adults), 69€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Day-Tour to Venice from Milan.

Recommended activities to do in Milan: day-trip to Venice
Glimpse of Venice and Venetian Lagoon – Day Tour from Milan

 

 

13. Cinque Terre Day-Trip (Liguria)

Meeting point: Largo Cairoli roundabout

When: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

At: 6:55 am

Duration: 13 hours

What are included: English speaking guide, transfer by bus, tickets for the cruise between Monterosso-La Spezia and train ticket between Manarola-Monterosso

Prices: 129€ (adults), 69€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Tour of Cinque Terre from Milan.

 

 

14. Swiss Alps Tour on the Bernina Express (Switzerland)

Meeting point: Via Cusani 18

When: all days

At: 7:15 am

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

What are included: English speaking guide, bus transfer to Tirano and back to Milan, ticket for the Bernina Express train from Tirano to St Moritz

Prices: 119€ (adults), 63,50€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Treno Bernina Express from Milan to St Moritz.

19 tours and day-trips from Milan: Bernina Express train to St Moritz (Switzerland)
Bernina Express to St Moritz – Day trip from Milan via Tirano

 

 

15. Lake Como and Bellagio Day-Trip (Lombardy)

Meeting point: Via Cusani 18

When: all days

At: 8:30 am

Duration: 10 hours

What are included: English speaking guide, bus transport, Lake Como cruise

Prices: 89€ (adults), 49€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days in advance

Where to book: Day-Trip to Lake Como from Milan.

 

 

16. Teatro alla Scala Guided Tour

Meeting point: Entrance of the Teatro alla Scala, next to the gift shop

When: all days

At: 2:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

What are included: English speaking guide, fast entrance to Duomo and panoramic terrace, 10% discount in the Duomo shop

Prices: 29€ (adults), 19€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

 

 

17. Milan Sightseeing Bus

Meeting point: all the stops included in the four different itineraries

When: all days

At: depending on the timetable of each route

Duration: 24, 48 or 72 hours

What are included: unlimited use of the bus for 24, 48 or 72 hours, headphones for each person

Prices: 1 Day ticket, 22€ (adults), 10€ (children 5-15y) and free for children under 5y;

2 Days ticket, 25€ (adults), 10€ (children 5-15y) and free for children under 5y;

3 Days ticket, 28€ (adults), 10€ (children 5-15y) and free for children under 5y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 24 hours in advance

Where to book: Milan Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.

 

 

18. Last Supper Tour

Meeting point: Santa Maria delle Grazie

When: depending on availability

At: depending on the timetable

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

What are included: expert English speaking guide, skip the line ticket

Price: 43€

Free cancellation: No

Where to book: The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci.

 

 

19. Day-Trip to Lake Garda and Verona (Veneto)

Meeting point: Largo Cairoli

When: Fridays

At: 7 am

Duration: 12 hours

What are included: English speaking guide, bus transfer

Prices: 99€ (adults), 49€ (children 4-11y) and free for children under 4y

Free cancellation: Yes, up to 7 days before

Where to book: Day-Tour from Milan to Lake Garda and Verona.

19 days out in Milan: guided tour of Lake Garda and Verona
Glimpse of Lake Garda from Sirmione (Lombardy)

 

 

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