Milan Excursions & Tours: Treat yourself to this amazing package covering two of northern Italy’s most fascinating cities in a single day, with unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Begin your day in Milan with the only tour that takes you to Turin by high-speed train. After meeting our representative at the central railway station, you’ll set off on the 1-hour journey to this former Italian capital!
This amazing city boasts a dazzling concentration of world-class architecture, museums, piazzas, parks and monuments, as well as the Shroud of Turin. With artistic achievements spanning from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neo-Classic to Art Nouveau, it shares the same elegant mood as great European capitals like Paris or Vienna, adding a dash of its own savoir-faire, and a healthy dose of its world famous gelato and chocolate.
Once arrived, this 2-hour guided stroll led by an expert local guide will unveil Turin’s charming and mysterious atmosphere. See favorites like Piazza San Carlo with its twin 17th century churches, bask in the dazzling atmosphere of 19th century cafés and cover regal Turin in Piazza Castello, home to the city’s original castle, Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace. Your guide will explain the city’s amazing history and popular legends, as well as give you tips on how to enjoy your free time for lunch and a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Turin (the second largest in the world after Cairo!). Then join your guide for a special chocolate and gelato tasting at a premier venue, and let your mouth water over succulent ‘gianduiotti’ or pralines followed by some of the best gelato Italy has to offer!
After an enlightening visit to Turin’s top sights and most tantalizing flavors, your guide will put you back on the high-speed train for the 1-hour return trip to Milan. You’ll have plenty of time to rest and freshen-up during the 2-and-a-half-hour break between the tours, and then meet up with another expert local guide in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo for a relaxing sunset stroll covering its top monuments. In just 2 and a half hours you’ll get to know Milan in a nutshell, thanks to the captivating stories your guide provides on the history and legends that make it so exceptional, all in the intimacy of a small group of no more than 15 people.
You’ll even get to sip on a Spritz or a glass of Prosecco as the sun goes down and the city lights up for another evening of style as we have organized one of its most famous pastimes for you – the ‘aperitivo’! Enjoy this local evening tradition with appetizers for any fancy as you soak up the atmosphere on an elegant rooftop terrace, rubbing shoulders with the Milanese themselves, and taking in the breathtaking views of Milan Cathedral, known locally as the ‘Duomo’, and the city’s historic center!
In addition to marveling at the spires of this Gothic masterpiece, your city walk will cover the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a dazzling 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade, Piazza della Scala, where the renowned Scala Theatre stands, and the fashionable Brera District, until winding picturesque streets lead you to your last stop, Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell you bewitching tales of this imposing medieval fortress bathed in its evocative evening lights. No other combo tour offers such an intimate and comprehensive look into the amazing cities of Milan and Turin, where you’ll see the sights as well as get to know their traditions, flavors and pastimes. Embark on this carefully planned tour that offers the very best of these two cities in a single day!
Meeting/pick-up point: Turin Express Tour: outside Milan train station. The meeting point is inside the covered portico, which serves as the main entrance to the railway station and the M2 and M3 Subway Lines, under the big round clock at the far right end, leading to Piazza Luigi di Savoia. Please note that there are two clocks in the station portico, looking at the entrance, one on the right and one on the left, the representative will wait for you under the one on the right side.
Milan by Night Tour: Piazza del Duomo. Arriving by metro or tram: Piazza del Duomo is reachable by metro lines 1 (red) and 3 (yellow) and tram numbers 2, 3, 12, 19 and 27. The stop is “Duomo. ” When exiting from the metro, the "via Torino" and "via Mazzini" exits are the closest to Mondadori, but any exit will lead you to the piazza itself where you will see the Cathedral. When facing the front (façade) of the Cathedral, the Mondadori shop will be under the arched walkway on the right.
Arriving by taxi: notify the driver to take you to Piazza del Duomo. Once in the piazza, face the front entrance (façade) of the Cathedral. The Mondadori shop will be under the arched walkway on the right.
Duration: The train journey duration is 1 hour. The tour duration is 13.5 hours.
Start/opening time: The train from Milan to Turin leaves at 9:05am. The train from Turin to Milan leaves at 3:30pm. The tour in Milan starts at 7:30pm.
End/closing time: Turin Express Tour: at 4:50pm at Milan Central Train Station. Milan by Night Tour: at 10pm outside the Sforza Castle.
Dress code: The dress code for the aperitivo portion of the afternoon tour is smart casual. The restaurant does not permit athletic or sports uniforms, torn clothing, slippers, beach sandals, and flip-flops. Gentlemen must avoid shorts, and open shoes. However, comfortable shoes are recommended considering that there is a fair amount of walking during the walking part of the tour. We cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
Others: Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
It is imperative to arrive promptly at the meeting point, at least 15 minutes prior to departure time, in order for our representative to provide train tickets and accompany you to your seats on the train. Late arrivals will not be eligible for a refund.
Our coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets to be easily recognizable at the meeting point.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend brining a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
The participation on this tour will be refused to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or staff.
It is not possible to visit the real Holy Shroud, but a faithful copy of the original.
Please inform us in advance of the tour of any special dietary requirements.