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Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide

Free cancellation
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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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

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)

Location

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.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • 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