Milan is one of the most fascinating Italian cities. From ancient castles to high-end shopping and delicious cuisine, the city has everything a dream vacation requires. Explore the best of Milan during this 8-day vacation that is designed specifically for seniors. See history come to life at the Milan Cathedral, hear stunning harmonies at the famous La Scala Opera House, and shop for authentic, Italian leather goods at Italy’s oldest shopping mall: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Discover the nearby...
Milan – Arrive in Milan with Introductory Tour of the Cathedral
Milan is a modern and sophisticated Italian city. It is just as rich in history and culture, and you will experience the best of both during this 8-day trip that is designed especially for seniors. The excitement will begin once the first sights of the city come into view as you land at Malpensa Airport on day one. A private transfer will lead you to your centrally located and luxurious hotel. Soon, you will be greeted by your local guide who will lead you on a private tour of Milan’s beautiful Cathedral. Commonly referred to as the Duomo di Milano, the grand church was completed over the course of centuries and is truly a spectacular sight to behold. The gorgeous exterior features an intricate Gothic design and is filled with over 3,400 statues. Once inside, you will marvel at the stunning, marble floors and be amazed at the number of intricately designed, stained-glass windows that glint in the Italian sun. The exclusive tour will then lead you to the rooftop of the Cathedral. Here is where you can get an up-close look at some of the many statues and marble spires while you look out at sweeping views of the city and feel the warmth of the shining sun. Witnessing all of this magnificent art can seemingly transport you back centuries to the time of the sculptors and artists.
After the tour for the day concludes, you can indulge in your first dinner in Milan. You will venture to a local restaurant and have Milanese risotto. The dish of creamy rice will have just the right amount of saffron flavor to absolutely delight your palate and will release an enchanting sent into the air. This will be a delicious way to culminate the first day of your trip.
Milan – Explore the Best of Milan’s Art
Milan – Shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Canal Cruise
Milan – Delight in Winery Tour and Tasting in Franciacorta
Milan – Tour Sforza Castle and See an Opera Show at La Scala
Milan – Excursion to Secluded Como with Luxurious Boat Ride
Milan – Visit the Legendary Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and Monumental Cemetery
Milan – Depart for Home
- Explore the 3,400 statues and stunning rooftop of the Milan Cathedral on a private tour
- Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, the Last Supper, during a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Indulge in a relaxing cruise on a private boat around one of Milan’s canals where you will enjoy a unique perspective on the city
- Journey to a winery and taste the renowned, sparkling wine of Franciacorta on an exclusive day trip to scenic region
- Witness an amazing opera performance after a private tour of the legendary La Scala Opera House
- Uncover the historic city of Como and enjoy a private boat ride around stunning Lake Como on an unforgettable day trip
The intriguing city of Milan is a wonderful blend of historical attractions, modern fashion, and delicious food. Everything the city has to offer will be yours during this 8-day senior vacation. A private transfer will greet you at Malpensa Airport on day one and whisk you away to your luxurious hotel. After getting acquainted with your room, you will set out for a private tour of the Milan Cathedral. The amazing views from the Cathedral’s rooftop will be a perfect introduction to your first day in this charming and bustling city. The next two days of your journey will highlight Milan’s fantastic art and shopping. A tour of the Brera Art Gallery will bring you up-close with magnificent paintings and a trip to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper will leave you in awe. Explore the high-end shops and boutiques at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II before you journey around one of Milan’s canals on a private boat ride to end day three.
A peaceful morning ride will bring you to the region of Franciacorta on day four. You will enjoy a private tour of a local winery where you will learn the winemaking process and have the unique opportunity to taste Franciacorta wine. The highly-regarded, sparkling wine will not disappoint, and you will savor every sip before you return to Milan. The following day, you will explore the ancient site and museums of Sforza Castle. Michelangelo’s last sculpture, the Rondanini Pietà, will be a sight that you remember for the rest of your life. Later in the day, the famous La Scala Opera House will provide a memorable evening after you tour the renowned building and indulge in a spectacular performance of intimate harmonies and melodies.
Another exciting excursion will await you on day six. A scenic ride will bring you to the beautiful, lakeside city of Como where you will tour the historic highlights with an expert guide before taking a private boat ride around the iridescent Lake Como. You will marvel at the waterfront villages as you feel the warmth of the sun and glide around the lake. Visits to the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and Monumental Cemetery will highlight your day seven. The detailed carvings at the Basilica and intricate statues of Monumental Cemetery will take you deeper into the rich culture of the city before you enjoy the last night of the trip. On the morning of day eight, a private transfer will lead you to Malpensa Airport for the return flight. This 8-day trip to Milan for seniors will be a captivating and memorable vacation that will have you planning your return trip before you return home. Interested in learning more by seeing some of our travelers’ Italy vacation tour reviews? Click here for more.
$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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