Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide
Attractions & guided tours

Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide

based on 8 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Join a personalized experience with a flexible itinerary
  • Visit the Duomo of Milan with your dedicated private guide and a skip the line access
  • Explore the Cathedral, the crypt and reach the terraces to admire the breathtaking view of the city
What to expect

Have a memorable experience with your private guide by walking inside the Duomo, visiting the cathedral and the crypt, unveiling the gems hidden inside of it, and admiring the city from above!

This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first-time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

The Duomo is one of the most iconic buildings in Milan, the true symbol of the city. While walking through the main aisle you will be introduced to the history of the city, to the artistic and architectural features of the church, to its countless paintings, statues and stained glass windows, and also to its many anecdotes and legends, its pagan elements such as zodiac symbols and to the many hidden secrets this place still hides! The tour will proceed downstairs to the basement: you will visit the crypt under the altar, where the ancient tomb of archbishop Carlo Borromeo is located.

Then, you will use the elevator to head up the steepest part of the cathedral to reach the first terrace, saving you 200 steps. Walking on the rooftops, you will see the skyline and your guide will show you the buildings which you can admire from the top, witnessing the life of the city in constant motion on top of its most emblematic monument.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • 2-hour private tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Skip-the-line ticket to the Duomo of Milan
    • Use of the elevator for the steepest stretch
    • Headphones (for groups of more than 5 people)
    Where

    Duomo Square, 1, 20122 Milan MI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider in front of the Mondadori Megastore, 10 minutes before the departure of the tour. Your guide will be holding/wearing a TUI sign for better recognition.

    What to remember
    • This is a private tour for a group up to 10 guests. Tell the guide what you want and let them focus on your interests
    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility. While the Cathedral floor is easily accessible, the weekly Chapel, the Baptistery of St. Stephen, the Scurolo (darkroom) and the Crypt of St. Charles cannot be easily reached due to stairs. Additionally, people with reduced mobility can only reach the first terrace
    • The elevator has a maximum capacity of 7 passengers, so you might have to wait a few minutes before climbing up
    • In the rare case of excessively bad weather, the terrace may be closed for safety reasons; in this case, your ticket will be refunded
    • Please note that on the rooftop there are no bathrooms or shops
    • After checkout, you will receive the name and contact information of your guide
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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