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

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

Travel on the Bernina Express, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of Valtellina. 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 large 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: Guided Tour of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

2. Milan: Guided Tour of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

Come face to face with the legendary mural of The Last Supper on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with skip-the-line tickets. Wonder in awe at the creation of the painting and the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Meet your licensed guide and skip the queue to enter straight into the church. Listen to the expert as they briefly introduce you to the life of Leonardo da Vinci, highlighting his works of art. Brace yourself as you step into the room containing the world-famous mural of The Last Supper, painted by da Vinci himself. Spend around fifteen minutes admiring this historic piece of artwork, learning about the characters displayed at the table and the techniques used to bring them to life.

Milan: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

3. Milan: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

Enjoy a 1.5-hour special event in an elegant and traditional wine bar located in the heart of Milan. Taste 3 of the most important Italian wines, known all around the world. A sample of red, white, and sparkling wine will be served with delicacies made by a chef with local products.   During this journey through the winery world, a professional sommelier will explain to you in depth the particularities of these Italian wines. Learn to match your wine with food and all about how wines is grown and produced.

Milan: Express Tour of the Last Supper

4. Milan: Express Tour of the Last Supper

See the most famous masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, and learn all about its incredible history, and tales without distraction. Discover the internationally renowned work of art and get an up-close preview of this masterpiece. Meet your small group and guide just outside the refectory which is home to the Last Supper. Hear, from your expert guide, the details of the genius behind this masterpiece. Enjoy an exclusive viewing and spend as much time as possible admiring the painting with no distractions. Join a small group to get express and direct access to this incredible work of art then, have the rest of the day free to experience Milan as you desire.

Milan: The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Tour

5. Milan: The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and marvel at his masterpiece mural of The Last Supper in the Dominican convent church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Learn the history of the mural with the help of an expert English or Spanish-speaking guide, and hear about the groundbreaking techniques Da Vinci used when he painted it back in the 15th century. Discover other fine features of the UNESCO World Heritage church, where highlights include an apse attributed to Donato Bramante and frescoes by Gaudenzio Ferrari in the Chapel of the Holy Crown. Hear about the 15th-century dukes of Milan during the Renaissance before ending back on Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie.

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

6. 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. 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.

Milan: Best of City Walking Tour with Last Supper Tickets

7. Milan: Best of City Walking Tour with Last Supper Tickets

See all the sights of Milan, and gaze in awe at Da Vinci's Last Supper on this informative and fun walking tour. See the Teatro Alla Scala, Duomo, and much more in the company of your expert guide. This 3-hour tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, one of the most famous works of art in the world. The tour operator will provide pre-booked, all-inclusive skip-the-line tickets, so that you’ll enter the room with your guide, your group, and just one other small tour group, ensuring that you can make the most of your time with the masterpiece. Next, you’ll embark on an in-depth walking tour of the city. Learn about the home of opera in Milan, the world-famous Teatro Alla Scala, as you take in its impressive façade. The tour ends at the most impressive site of all, the jaw-dropping Milan Duomo. You'll go inside the Duomo together to explore more, and even underground to see the basilica's battistero. This masterpiece of gothic architecture has enthralled centuries of spectators. You’ll see Milan at its best with an expert, English-speaking guide who is passionate about the city. All tickets are inclusive so you don’t have to worry about hidden costs or hassles and can focus on discovering parts of this vibrant, beautiful city that most visitors never see.

Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

8. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan: Small Group Walking Tour with Last Supper Access

9. Milan: Small Group Walking Tour with Last Supper Access

Your small group walking tour of Milan begins at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home of one the world's most famous paintings, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Enjoy privileged and exclusive access to this renowned work and admire the immense beauty of it with only a handful of other people in the room. Continue on to San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and admire its spectacular 16th-century frescoes across the ceiling and walls. Hear about the life and death of Santa Caterina, whose stories inspired the chapels within the church and its Luini frescoes. This church is often referred to as the Sistine Chapel of the north of Italy and is a must-see for art lovers. Refuel for the second half of your walking tour with a wonderful coffee at one of Milan's most historic pasticcerie (bakery). Experience the most delicious espresso you will ever have. Now that you got your coffee fix, continue onto Piazza degli Affari, the financial district of Milan. This is the economic pulse of the city and gives Milan its eclectic mix of fashion, finance and folklore. Learn about its beginnings in 1808 and delve even further into the past, learning about Emperor Augustus’ reign before returning to the present and hearing about Maurizio Cattelan’s controversial public sculpture, L.O.V.E. (also known to the Milanese as ‘Il Dito‘ or the middle finger). Your tour will continue through the bustling streets of Milan before you get to San Satiro, designed by Bramante, who also designed the St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. You will be amazed by the incredible use of perspective throughout San Satiro, a technique that was completely innovative at the time. Your walking tour will culminate at Milan's most famous piazza and Basilica, the Duomo. A perfect example of Italian Gothic architecture, it was built under Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo, but took nearly 600 years to finish. It remains the current seat for the Archbishop of Milan. The area also marks the heart of the city center of Milan and of what was once known as Roman Mediolanum during the time of the Roman Empire. Admire the Basilica from the majestic Piazza del Duomo as your guide explains all the wonders of the most famous church and piazza in Milan. Entrance to the Basilica is not included.

From Milan: Bernina Express with Panoramic Carriages

10. From Milan: Bernina Express with Panoramic Carriages

From up among sparkling glaciers and down to a land of palms, the Bernina Express offers a change of scene like no other. No other railway links north to south in such a wonderful manner on trains with glass-topped panoramic cars. In the morning, depart by bus from Milan Piazza della Repubblica to the cosmopolitan city of St. Moritz. Upon arrival, enjoy time at your disposal for a panoramic walk along the lake area, some shopping, or sweet-tasting in one of the delicious local pastry shops. In the afternoon, head over to the train station and get seated in one of the panoramic carriages on board the Bernina Express Train bound for Tirano. Experience one of life’s finest cultural and natural-world experiences on a train that traverses no fewer than 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, easily tackling inclines of up to 70 mm/m along the way. Admire the view as the train travels into the mountains. Gaze in awe at the panoramas of the Morteratsch Glacier and the world-famous Montebello Curve. Continue past the lakes of Lago Bianco e Laj Neir up to Alp Gruem. Arrive in Tirano before boarding a bus to make the return journey to Milan with a scheduled arrival in the late evening.

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What people are saying about Milan

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We slept in Tirano, a charming little town, from where the Bernina Express leaves, a wonderful ride, beautiful landscapes! It's really worth it! In Tirano we opted for the B&B where Bruno kindly took care of us. The regional train from Milan to Tirano has a beautiful view of Lake Como...completes the tour.

Well worth the money. I liked the insight that our guide gave and the photos that he gave us to help follow the knowledge and tips he gave us for viewing. Fantastic experience!

The guide and driver were VERY nice. The towns, lunch and wine tour excellent!! Only positive things!! My husband and I loved it!!

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

Wonderful experience on the Bernina Train. Easy and comfortable.