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From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

1. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Your day trip to Francicorta begins after meeting your guide in Milan at 9:00 AM for transport in an air-conditioned minivan with wifi onboard. Your first stop is Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy, recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Venetian walls. After 2 hours of free time to explore the stunning city, it’s off to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine.  After lunch, you'll reach one of the most historical wineries in the region for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You’ll also get to explore the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines paired with local salami and cheese. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

2. Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

Journey through the charming old town streets of Bergamo and discover stunning panoramic views and architectural landmarks on a guided tour. Start at Piazza Vecchia to overlook some of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city including the Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione, the Civic Library, and the Cathedral. Reach Piazza Duomo through the elegant porch of the Palazzo della Ragione. Here, admire the most important buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the elegant Colleoni Chapel, and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Be dazzled by the golden interior of the Duomo and the church of Santa Maria and see the wonderful mosaics and frescoes that embellish these monuments. Continue with a visit to the seventeenth-century exterior of Palazzo Terzi, a masterful example of Italian Baroque. Afterward, you can relax admiring the city from the top of the ancient Venetian Walls, a bulwark of a time when Bergamo was in the hands of the leaders of the Serenissima. End the tour under the neoclassical Porta San Giacomo, from where you can soak up panoramic views of the city perched above you.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

3. 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.

Venice: Day Excursion from Bergamo

4. Venice: Day Excursion from Bergamo

Visit the city of Venice on a full-day tour from Bergamo. Take a boat trip across the Venice lagoon and enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of the city. See the most important landmarks and monuments of Venice as you walk along the labyrinth of canals and narrow alleys. Visit St. Mark's Square and marvel at the basilica, the palace, and other historic structures. Sip an espresso in the first café in Europe, and then spend free time in the afternoon to further explore the medieval city. Take a break for lunch and maybe a gondola ride, or a visit an impressive glass factory (not included in the tour price).

Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

5. Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the beautiful Upper Town, surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th-century. The tour will start from Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe - from there, you'll walk following your local guide through medieval streets that have maintained their ancient charm until you reach the Rocca Castle. In the past, the Rocca represented a defensive structure for the city, but today it's just a wonderful spot from which you can enjoy an unexpected view on the Lower Town and the neighboring valleys. The walk will continue towards Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Upper Town, surrounded by ancient communal palaces and the imposing civic tower. Once you enter Piazza Duomo, you'll be fascinated by the majestic and unique Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a real jewel of Romanesque art. There, you'll also see the cathedral, the Baptistery and the Colleoni Chapel, an outstanding Renaissance building. Walk along Via Corsarola, the main street of the Upper Town, and enjoy the lively atmosphere created by the old and modern shops, restaurants and coffee houses. To end the tour, your guide will take you to see the Cittadella, built by the Visconti family back in the 14th-century. Admire its timeless charm, while you notice the important museums all around you, until you arrive to the Colle Aperto. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

6. From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

Depart Bergamo and journey to the medieval city of Verona, where you can travel back to the days of Shakespeare and call for Romeo from the balcony of Juliet's House. Admire the Roman arena, where operas and summer concerts are still performed on a regular basis. Get some time to stroll the narrow streets and discover Renaissance palaces at leisure. Then, make your way to Lake Garda and visit Sirmione. Wander the narrow streets of the former Roman summer retreat to see highlights such as the ruins of the city walls and Roman villa. Marvel at the 13th-century castle and see a rare example of a medieval port fortification used by the Scaliger fleet.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Lower Town Walking Tour w/ Guide

7. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Lower Town Walking Tour w/ Guide

Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the Lower Town, the modern center of Bergamo. Starting from the train station, you'll walk along the main alley that was laid out in the middle of the 19th-century and which marks - for the city - the transition into the modern age. Follow your local guide until you arrive to Porta Nuova - from here, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the superb skyline of the Upper Town. This is where the heart of the Lower Town begins. Let's cross the "Sentierone," that represents the favorite promenade of the Bergamask people, and walk towards the Torre dei Caduti. If you're passionate about history and the terrible World War II, have a look at this tower - it represents the splendid monument created by the sculptor Giacomo Manzù in honor of Italy’s partisans. Continue your tour and don't forget to take a look at the fascinating and mysterious ancient cloister of Santa Marta. Your walk will end through the attractive shops, boutiques and restaurants of the Lower Town, where you can't skip a taste of the famous “polenta e osei,” the typical Bergamask dessert. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Tour of the Lower Town

8. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Tour of the Lower Town

Start the tour at Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi. Stroll along the Sentierone until you reach the Porta Nuova area, where you can admire a fantastic view of the charming "Upper Town." Then, discover the most notable sites of the "Lower Town." See Donizetti Theatre, Torre dei Caduti, and the Accademia Carrara fine art gallery. Walk through the modern streets and discover high-end shops and restaurants. Learn about the business and commerce hub of the city, and receive recommendations for your stay in the city from your local guide.

Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip from Milan

9. Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip from Milan

Meet your guide and your driver in Milan. Enjoy a comfortable 1-hour ride to Bergamo. Once in the town, you will get on the characteristic funicular railway and start discovering Bergamo Alta. Enjoy an incredible view over the lower part of Bergamo and its surroundings from the Venetian Works of Defence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Piazza Vecchia, where you will find the Palazzo della Ragione, the highest Tower of Bergamo or 'Campanone', and Palazzo Nuovo. Your guide will then lead you to Piazza Duomo to visit the amazing Bergamo Cathedral, the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, and the Colleoni Chapel. After a lunch break, your tour will continue around the picturesque alleys and squares that characterize Bergamo Alta. Pass by Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, Piazza Mercato del Fieno, and the S. Francesco convent. Finally, you will get to admire a perfectly preserved ancient washhouse (Lavatoio). On your way back, ask the guide any questions that cross your mind or for tips about the rest of your stay. 

from Milan: Private Bergamo Day Trip

10. from Milan: Private Bergamo Day Trip

Enjoy a Private Bergamo Tour from Milan for six hours with a private tour guide and a private luxury vehicle with a chauffeur that will pick you up and drop you off from your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once in Milan along with your private guide you will go ahead to your destination. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to discover Bergamo, a city in northern Italy located in the Lombardy region known as the City of a Thousand. Thanks to your private tour guide you will discover the tourist attractions of Bergamo as Piazza Vecchia known for being a medieval square surrounded by other important places such as the Palazzo Nuovo and the Palazzo Della Ragione, the oldest communal place in Italy, the Cappella Colleoni located next to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Castle of San Virgilio where you can see the Swiss Alps, the Cathedral of Bergamo To finish the tour, you will have some time to stroll by its streets and grab a bite of the Italian gastronomy before your private chauffeur drops you off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city.

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What people are saying about Bergamo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 27 reviews

it's very nice tour, great guide telling stories and guide us for the most interesting places. Great service,would highly recomend it. In one day you will visit most popular places in Verona and Sermione it's a little paradise

Sarah was passionate, knowledgeable and interesting. As a lifelong resident of Bergamo she knows every nook and cranny and has all the back stories. It was terrific and she couldn’t be sweeter

Optimal day.

Very good organization and excellent tour guide. Serena made the day, which was actually very stressful, an eventful and memorable one. Even in the traffic jam, her serenity was beneficial.

Sara was a wonderful guide. So knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this tour and this guide!

This excursion was perfectly planned and tour guide gave us loads of information. well done