Private tour

Private Navigli Walking Tour

Activity provider: Your Travel Diary

Private Navigli Walking Tour

Activity provider: Your Travel Diary

From US$ 92.34 per person

Discover Milan’s ancient Navigli and learn about its history and traditions. Enjoy a guided walk alongside the picturesque canals, and later take a plunge into the district’s buzzing nightlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Learn about the history of the Navigli canals and Leonardo's technical improvements
  • Enjoy a walking tour along the canals, from Piazza Sant’Eustorgio to Darsena Harbor
  • Discover one of Milan’s most famous nightlife districts
Full description
Your 1.5-hour walking tour begins in Piazza Sant’Eustorgio, in front of the basilica that was founded in the early Christian era. Your walk will take you to the Darsena, site of an ancient inner harbor built during the Spanish era and active until the 1970s for the regional trade. During the tour you’ll learn about the history of the canal from the 12th century, and how Leonardo later improved the system of locks. Hear about the tradition of ancient trades and the people who lived along the waterways. Cross the Triumph Bridge and walk along the Naviglio Pavese, crossing picturesque alleys as you continue to the Naviglio Grande, Milan’s main canal. After reaching the canal you’ll walk with your guide until you come to Vicolo dei Lavandai, a corner that has been kept intact. After the tour you may want to stay to enjoy an aperitivo at one of the bars lining the banks of the canals, or enjoy a meal at a traditional Milanese trattoria.
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, in front of the basilica

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 2 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Not as expected

The worst thing was that the duration was only 1:15 hour. So more or less only the half. For this price too less! Also there was only some explanation, the most time we did walking. That we could do also on our own...

October 9, 2016

November 7, 2019

Product ID: 46642