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Milan: Hidden Gems Guided Bike Ride

1. Milan: Hidden Gems Guided Bike Ride

Emark on a bike tour with an expert guide who will show you the places that tourists never find. Cycle away from the busy and noisy city center to see a green, quiet, and relaxed side of Milan. Discover less visited neighborhoods for a glimpse into real Milanese life. Hear local legends, discover a rich history of Milan and enjoy the freedom of traveling by bike in the city. Take a break at typical italian café to refuel with home-made ice cream, espresso or a cocktail. Cycle through the most upscale parts of Milan, as well as the historic worker's area. Discover the contrast of the city and learn about its industrial heritage as well as contemporary character.

Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

2. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the classic Bernina Red Train, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of the Swiss Alps. Depart from Tirano and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

3. Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

Enter the beautiful home of your professional chef in one of the most dynamic districts of the city and follow his guidance to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Learn to cook homemade ravioli, pasta and tiramisù in a friendly atmosphere. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make perfect tagliatelle to complete your meal. Finally, learn to make the perfect tiramisù dessert to finish your traditional meal. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared to continue your cooking adventure back at home.

Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

4. Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

Milan: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

5. 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.

Milan: Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

6. Milan: Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

This group tour will start by visiting Castello Sforzesco, one of the main symbols of Milan and its history. Nowadays. it is the venue of important cultural institutions and a tourist destination, in addition to being one of the largest castles in Europe. Cross Parco Sempione in order to see Arco della Pace, an iconic neoclassical monument, and La Triennale, which houses exhibitions, conferences and events of art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communications and society. Then, you will explore the heart of the city by visiting Piazza della Scala, where you will see Palazzo Marino and the Teatro alla Scala, the opera house. After taking a look at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (The Lounge of Milan), you will arrive to Piazza Duomo and its beautiful cathedral. This group tour will then continue on the west side of the historical center in order to see Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, a square famous for its church which is a notable example of Renaissance architecture attributed to Bramante. Continue on to the Navigli district renowned for its ingenious system of navigable canals and the Darsena, the old mercantile port of Milan. This area is also enriched by Piazza XXIV Maggio, dominated by the neoclassical Porta Ticinese. Here, you will be in Ticinese district, one of the most fascinating areas of the city, not only for its cultural value and historical buildings (such as the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Basilica of San Lorenzo), but also for fashion, underground pop culture and nightlife.

Milan: Traditional and Modern Food Tour

7. Milan: Traditional and Modern Food Tour

Milan is a unique place with two souls, a very traditional northern Italian one, and one that is bustling and innovative as you can find only in few European capitals. Taste food from only passionate and high-quality local producers, some of the best food venues that only locals know, and experience the greatest sample of what Milan has to offer. Start your tour with a tasting of local Franciacorta sparkling wine in a hidden venue, a gem kept by wine lovers. Your licensed guide, the food ambassador, will introduce you to Milanese food, curiosities, hidden gems and lifestyle. One of the best-known dishes around is Risotto alla Milanese, so taste it in one of the best local restaurants, combined with a second pasta dish and an excellent local white wine. Milanese and Lombardy cuisine are also known for the cheeses, so visit a place that can’t be found anywhere else in Italy, Resistenza Casearia (Diary Resistance), the only cheese shop in Italy selling cheeses only made with unpasteurized milk. These are just some of the stops that, walking you through a proper Italian meal of five courses, ends with a dessert tasting.

Milan Patisserie Tour

8. Milan Patisserie Tour

Along the tour you will get to know some of the most characteristic patisserie specialties in Milan: Cannoncini: the typical dessert of northern Italy and especially of the area between Milan and Novara. In the Milanese Sunday tray, it is the dessert that will never be missed. A fragrant, puff pastry, filled with custard. You will taste the best Milan cannoncino. Panettone: the symbol of Milanese bakery tradition. Known throughout Italy and the world, the classic Milanese panettone has raisins and candied fruit. On this tour, you will try the panettone of a historic family bakery, which has produced a high quality artisan panettone since 1967. Marron Glacé: a very ancient dessert, simple, but with a great taste. The marron glacé is a carefully selected chestnut that is immersed for several days initially in water, then in a sugar syrup and, finally, glazed, to acquire an inimitable flavor. Pasticceria pastries: well known and appreciated throughout Italy. It is the custom to bring them to the family Sunday lunch. Of various shapes, sizes and colors, pastry chefs have invented all types and it is precisely from mignon pastry that you can understand the talent and the art spirit of a great chef. Pralines: are you chocolate lovers? You cannot miss the prized Milan pralines. Handmade chocolate sweets filled with fruit or other chocolate. Simply irresistible.

Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

9. Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

A tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snowcapped mountains and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local cuisine and drink Barbaresco wine in one of the best wineries of the region. This tour will give you the chance to go truffle hunting in Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy. Truffles grow underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts from Piedmont will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. The exquisite black truffle is harvested from the end of May until December, while the most expensive and rare – the white truffle – is hunted out between the end of September and December. Enjoy an appetizer with truffle snacks after the hunt before moving on to the main culinary event at lunch in a traditional restaurant with panoramic views of the local vineyards. Meals typical of the Langhe region include: gnocchi (potato dumplings with cheese), white mushroom risotto, tender agnolotti pasta, roasted rabbit with vegetables, veal with Barbaresco wine, homemade ice cream and semifreddo or panna cotta. A sommelier will help you choose the best combination of wine and the dishes you have chosen. After the meal, a wine tasting will be hosted at one of Barbaresco’s famous wineries. The building has belonged to a noble family of marquises since the 18th-century but the family’s own first wine began production in 1973. In a short time, it acquired a world renown as being one of the best producers of Barbaresco wines from its own vineyards, which exclusively grow the nebbiolo grape. A favorable microclimate allows the growth of high-quality grapes even during years in which the harvest is difficult. Recently, the winery has been considerably enlarged and provided with modern equipment for the production of wine of the highest quality standard – DOCG. At the end of the wine trip to the Langhe region, you will see the small but beautiful historical center of the town of Barbaresco, completely surrounded by its famous vineyards. Barbaresco is a place of amazing natural beauty located in the Langhe hills. Admire the panorama of vineyards, woods and medieval fortresses and settlements from any point of view.

Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan

10. Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan

Start your sightseeing adventure by meeting your guide at Cadorna Station in Milan, then catch a morning train from Milan to Lake Como; a scenic hour-long trip. Once in Como, you will take a leisurely walk through the city center with your local guide, discovering the majestic white marble Duomo, walking along the elegant Via Vittorio Emanuele, and taking in medieval walls and the Romanesque Sant’ Abbondio Church. The highlight of the tour is the superb, 600-year old Cathedral, and you'll discover traditional shops and upscale boutiques in Piazza Cavour, Via Plinio, and the waterfront. Your walk continues along the lakeside promenade to Villa Olmo, where you'll have magnificent views of the lake and town from the ornate garden. After the tour, enjoy some free time to enjoy Lake Como at your own pace, visiting more sites or just enjoying the scenery and Italian sunshine. With included return train tickets to Milan, you're free to explore Lake Como for as long as you want, then return to Milan at your preferred time.

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What people are saying about Milan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 294 reviews

Loved this tour. It was a great way to see parts of Milan that you otherwise may not know about. I did it on a Sunday morning and it was quite quiet for a busy city at this time so would recommend if you can. Our guide Paulina was absolutely fabulous. She knew so much about the history of Milan and also current developments. She was able to answer any questions and was very friendly.

Havde den fineste tur rundt i de mindre kendte dele af Milano med en dygtig og elskværdig guide, som med stor passion berettede om alt fra Leonardo Da Vincis ingeniør-kunst til m2-prisen på lejlighederne i “Vertical Forrest”. Charmerende, hyggelig og aldeles anbefalesværdig måde at tilbringe 3 1/2 time i Milano på ❤️

Super fun way to see the city from a different side. Interesting info and also time for an ice cream in between. Top guide with a lot of knowledge about Milan.

Got a good picture of Milan in a short time and it was great to experience this by bike.

Fantastic train. Incredible views an beauty. We were very,very happy.