Skip-the-Line Milan Duomo Underground And Terrace Small-Group Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza del Duomo, 21, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Skip the Line at one of Milan's most visited sites with this exclusive guided tour of the city's beautiful Duomo. Your expert tour guide will meet you across the street to tell you about the incredible facade along with plenty of interesting anecdotes about this gothic cathedral.
With Skip-the-Line access, you won't have to waste time standing in line and get to go straight inside the cathedral. Inside, we'll tour the stunning interior which includes an archeological underground area which dates back to the 14th century along with stunning stained glass, white marble statues, as well as one of the most important relics in Christianity, the Holy Nail.
Next, we'll ride an elevator to the top of the Duomo where youll get up close and personal to the intricate details and sculptures nestled among the cathedral spires, youll see the modern Milan skyline and the famous Alps mountain range off in the distance.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in mid-afternoon outside the Piazza del duomo. After entering the huge church, your licensed English-speaking tour guide will lead you downstairs to visit the hidden unexpected archaeological evidence of a building which was there before the Duomo was built, i.e. parts of an older church, an octagonal baptistery and tombs. Then, after coming up in the Cathedral, your guide will teach you something special about Milan's most renowned curiosities from the sundial trail to the ritual of the Holy Nail, to the story of the Apostle who was skinned alive and much more. After being inside the Duomo, you will reach the Terraces of the Cathedral by elevator. Please note that there is no skip-the-line available for the elevator rides. After just fifty steps you will arrive to a breathtaking panoramic view over the city and you will feel like you literally have Milan at your feet.

During this tour you will have time to take memorable pictures of the spires, to the new shining skyscrapers, to the iconic medieval towers and have a closer look at the incredible sculptures populating the Duomo and representing mysterious animals, monsters and other peculiar subjects. You'll take the elevator downstairs, and the tour will continue outside, by flanking the Duomo, then by visiting the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a magnificent and luxury 19th century shopping mall. Here, enjoy the sweet end of your fun and informative small-group tour of Milan in the form of an Italian gelato or a fragrant coffee and a lucky surprise ritual.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Please note that there is no skip the line available for the elevator rides inside the Dome of Milan

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. The tour goes on rain or shine.

It is extremely recommended to wear comfortable shoes

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Sep-2019

    We’ve used Viator numerous times for small group or private tours. This is the first time we had a “meh” experience. The guide was knowledgeable and personable. Her English was proficient, however a very heavy accent made it difficult to understand her. Added to that, the poor quality hand-held tiny mic was very scratchy sounding. Most people on the tour, including us, ended up ditching our earpieces. Be aware that the tour is 2.5 hours duration and there weren’t any breaks or visible bathrooms. By 3/4 of the way through the tour, half of the group had bailed. The Duomo is fascinating, and the main advantage of this tour was skipping the lines.

  • 18-Sep-2019

    Great Tour Guide and great Tour, especially for the amount of money that we paid. I would recommend this Tour.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide was very good but we had a hard time understanding her at times (I am sorry I cannot remember her name).The Milan Duomo is a must see! This Cathedral is over 500 years old and they are still adding to it. The detail on the statues atop the spires is amazing. The stained glass is beautiful. The underground could be skipped. Disappointed that tis was really not a small group tour-there were over 20 in our group.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our guide was "GianLuc". He was funny, knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. He loves his job and it shows. He pointed out things we would have otherwise missed. There were 3 of us on the tour and our guide. We did the Duomo interior a second time and while some of the information was the same, he had many interesting things to tell us that were different from our other guide on the Duomo tour. The archeological sites underneath the Duomo are interesting and show the history of the site. The Terrace/Roof part of the tour was vey pleasant and informative, with a Great view It is well worth the money. Complete your visit to the Duomo by taking this tour and visit the Duomo Museum I(price included in this ticket/tour)!

  • 10-Sep-2018

    Absolutely wonderful small-group tour of the Duomo, including the terraces and underground. Deborah was amazing, knowledgeable and engaging, and she simply made the visit incredible. Highly recommend!

  • 16-Oct-2017

    Local guide terrific. We had all the access skipping the lines, fantastic.

  • 05-Oct-2017

    Perfect way to see the Duomo. Our guide was spectacular! Very personable and spoke at a level we all were enthralled with. The guide really makes the experience memorable.

  • 10-Jun-2017

    This was a great way to see the Duomo highlights, spaces I wouldn't have paid attention to otherwise and of course the Roof top. Skipping the line was a MAJOR plus to this tour. Paulo was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, very kind and he added some humor which always makes for a great tour. Would definitely recommend this. I never felt rushed on taking pictures like on some tours.

  • 03-May-2017

    A great tour, and a great guide - Debora/Debi! Just 3 of us, so we had the guide pretty much to ourselves. Very interesting walk underground, in the cathedral and a long walk around at the terrace. Couldn't be better.!

  • 19-Apr-2017

    How much more intimate can you get to know a church when your inside, and on top of it?! Make no mistake, it will take EFFORT to get to the very top and those with mobility problems might want to think before booking this tour. But the reward is breathtaking! To see the details of the Flying buttresses, the statues precariously perched on the steeples, the panoramic view of Milan, to sit at the very top and look and walk at the very bottom of the church was just amazing. The inside of the Duomo was just as awe inspiring as well. It's only way to experience this gem of Milan.

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