You can't come to Milan and not see Da Vinci's The Last Supper, but tickets are extremely limited, sold in 15 minute slots to a maximum of 25 people at a time. On this tour you'll have guaranteed Last Supper tickets plus Skip the Line Access at Milan Duomo (with roof climb); and a guided tour of the city - for a fully rounded view of this under-rated city.
Last Supper tickets sell out months in advance: Don't take that risk!
Most visitors to Italy skip Milan, but their loss is your gain on this small group tour exploring the city's many overlooked treasures.
You'll start at the most famous mural in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's legendary (and quickly disintegrating) Last Supper. Tickets for this masterpiece, located inside an unassuming convent, are a nightmare to come by because acces is tightly regulated behind temperature-controlled gates. Luckily, we sort out the tickets for you so the only thing you have to worry about is listening to your art historian guide who will tell you what to look out for, as well as details that others will miss, before you see the work.
Once inside with the painting you will have 15 precious minutes to enjoy the genius of Da Vinci, and you'll definitely make the most of them. Don't forget to check the back wall of the convent where another beautiful artwork (and a pretty cool visual illusion) awaits.
Afterwards your visit to The Last Supper, you'll take some time to get to know Milan - an extremely worthwhile enterprise that few travelers undertake. Stroll the city with your guide, passing famous sights like La Scala Theater and the architecturally stunning Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery. As you walk your guide will teach you about the long history of Milan and the families who ruled here, as well as how life and culture has changed in what is now Italy's most modern and prosperous city.
The last stop on your tour is a highlight. You'll head over to Milan's enormous, Gothic Duomo - one of the largest and most stylistically unique in Italy. Learn the history of this enormous church from both the outside and inside, exploring its dusty corners and the subterranean excavations of its ancient baptistery.
Be sure to save a little energy because we have a surprise for you at the end of the tour: special access tickets to Milan Duomo Rooftop. Here you can take a self-guided tour all the way around the church on three different levels to see the incredible Gothic architecture of this superstructure and enjoy stunning views over the entire city. The tickets are good for 72 hours, so if the weather is bad you can come back the next day and try again.
With a small group of 14 people or fewer and unparalleled access to your expert guide, this is an incredible way to see two of Italy's greatest treasures while experiencing the city of Milan in all its glory.
In addition to the Last Supper and Duomo, we had a nice walk across town to see some of the local neighborhoods too.
Our guide handled everything exceptionally. When one of the tour participants didn't wear appropriate dress and was refused entry to the Duomo He was able to straddle waiting for her to buy a scarf, and staying with the other tour participants. He was well organized, knowledgeable, bent over backwards to make sure we had a good experience. When I dropped and lost my ticket and couldn't get onto the roof of the Doumo, he gave me his own ticket. This was our seventh tour with Walks on this trip, and I have yet to be disappointed. Well worth the money, I wouldn't tour with anyone else.