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SANTA MARGHERITA, SAN FRUTTUOSO AND PORTOFINO – Day Hike + Sightseeing – Level EASY

SANTA MARGHERITA, SAN FRUTTUOSO AND PORTOFINO – Day Hike + Sightseeing – Level EASY 1920 1280 TrekMI

A wonderful itinerary that develops between the Tigullio gulf and the promontory of Portofino, places of incredible natural beauty and charm. We leave the city of Milan and reach Santa Margherita Ligure after 2.5h. This beautiful seaside old-fashioned resort, with palm trees decorating the esplanade, will be our starting point for an exciting boat ride to San Fruttuoso. Accessible only from the sea or on foot, this tiny secluded bay of turquise water hides an ancient Benedectine monastery that dates back to the 10th century A.D. The perfect place to spend our lunch break before starting the hike to world-famous Portofino (2h). A panoramic and well-travelled itinerary that develops through the lush vegetation of this Regional Park. Portofino a prettily-painted charming fishing village has become a boutiquey stop-off for the yatching set and a tranquill not-to-be-missed place along this stretch of coastline. After spending some time enjoying its atmosphere, we catch our last boat ride back to Santa Margherita and from there we start our drive back to Milan.

BEST SEASON: march to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike and Sightseeing Tour
TRIP LENGTH: 
Full Day
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY 
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
 5 km/3.1 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  300 m/984 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
350 m/1,148 ft
LUNCH: 
bring your own packed lunch or restaurant (depending on season)

Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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LAKE MAGGIORE – Day Tour by Boat and Train 2000 1333 TrekMI

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BEST SEASON: april to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Sightseeing Tour
TRIP LENGTH: 
Full Day
TRAIN RIDE FROM MILAN:
1 hour – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
LUNCH:
restaurant

Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

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SAN MARTINO’S CHURCH AND BELLAGIO – Day Hike + Sightseeing – Level EASY

SAN MARTINO’S CHURCH AND BELLAGIO – Day Hike + Sightseeing – Level EASY 1024 683 TrekMI

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Hiking to the church in the morning gives us the time to enjoy its peaceful atmosphere and then, back by the shore, to catch a ferry boat right in time to spend our lunch break in Bellagio! Bellagio, as beautiful as you imagine it, with its picture-perfect cobbled lanes, colorful houses and botanical gardens. Here we take the time to enjoy some good local food with lake view, discover some hidden corners and get to know all facts about this so called “pearl” of Lake Como.

BEST SEASON: year round

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike and Sightseeing Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
8am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
1.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
4 km/2.5 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
350 m/1,150 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
475 m/1,560 ft
LUNCH:
restaurant

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Ferry Tickets – €10 round trip
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: A small day pack, water and comfortable running shoes

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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THE MONUMENTAL CEMETERY – 2 Hours 2000 1333 TrekMI

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Files of tombstones, funeral monuments and statues were made for some of the most famous deceased families of the city by an array of mainly local talented artists. This open-air museum will capture your imagination with its unexpected macabre beauty. Not only a look into the area’s distant past but also a glimpse into the modern and contemporary history of the city. The contributions of those individuals immortalized here have significantly contributed to the vibrant history of Milan and Italy in general.

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is now the final resting place for the Campari family, the writer Alessandro Manzoni and the music conductor Arturo Toscanini just to name a few. From theater to sports, music and poetry, art and industry, the colorful stories of Milan’s famous characters are here forever etched in stone and have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the entire country. Visiting the Monumental Cemetery is an alternative and enchanting way to learn about the history of the city of Milan and its surrounding areas from a unique perspective.

Duration 2 hours

Meeting point Cimitero Monumentale Entrance gate

Price
Minimum 2 participants

€65
/person

  • Includes Guiding Service
  • Excludes Entry Tickets
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PORTA NUOVA AND CITY LIFE DISTRICTS – 2.5 Hours

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From there we’ll move on to the CityLife District and experience a ride on the state-of-the-art automatic subway train of the purple subway line. The CityLife neighborhood is an entirely unique area to Italy. Here, in the largest entirely-pedestrian area of the city of Milan we’ll discover the imposing and futuristic three towers and the luxury estate buildings designed by “Starchitects” Arata Isozaki, Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind. The harmony and peace afforded by the presence of the parks, the modern architecture and the intrinsic beauty of the final project make owning an apartment in CityLife a prestigious status symbol. Something in complete alignment with a city whose inhabitants enjoy luxury residences on a grand scale.

Duration 2.5 hours

Meeting Point Gioia subway station exit on Via Melchiorre Gioia

Price
Minimum 2 participants

€65
/person

  • Includes Guiding service
  • Excludes Entry Tickets - Subway ticket
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THE BEST OF MILAN – 2 Hours

THE BEST OF MILAN – 2 Hours 2000 1333 TrekMI

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The tour will then continue to the Brera district. A picturesque pedestrian area particularly appreciated by locals. A high concentration of tiny restaurants, art galleries and fine old-living curious shops are located here, near one of the most important museums in Northern Italy: the Brera Art Gallery.

We will then reach one of the greatest Opera Houses worldwide: the magnificent La Scala Theatre, where artists such as Mozart, Maria Callas, Liszt, Verdi and Pavarotti have performed and where still today, the best contemporary lyrics singers continue performing alongside dancers and musicians.

We’ll then stroll through the amazing architectural connector between the Scala Theatre and Milan’s main square: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a parade of high fashion stores designed over 150 years ago as a tribute to the new born Italian Nation.

At the other end of the Gallery we’ll finally reach the greatest symbol of Milan: the Duomo, the 4th biggest Catholic cathedral in the world and a masterpiece of art and architecture. What a better place to end our tour if not here? The worthy crowning for a city that most people didn’t expect to be so beautiful!

Duration 2 hours

Meeting Point Piazza Castello at the big fountain facing the main tower of the castle

Price
Minimum 2 participants

€65
/person

  • Includes Guiding service
  • Excludes Entry tickets
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COMO, BELLAGIO & VARENNA – Day Tour by Boat and Train

COMO, BELLAGIO & VARENNA – Day Tour by Boat and Train 1408 925 TrekMI

A memorable tour to discover the three branches of Lake Como and its most celebrated highlights. From Milan we catch a train to the city of Como (1h), our gate to the enchanting blue water of this world-famous lake. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the city of Como hides some great works of art and architecture. After walking around the medieval town, we hop on a boat to enjoy a cruise (2h) along the most popular branch of the lake in direction of Bellagio. An impressive concentration of villas (including George Clooney’s!) and luxury hotels will keep your eyes busy looking around while listening to all the stories that this most elegant branch of the lake has to tell.

Bellagio is as beautiful as you imagine it, with its picture-perfect cobbled lanes, colorful houses and botanical gardens. Located at the end of the peninsula that separates the two southern branches and overlooks the northern one, Bellagio is the perfect setting for a traditional lunch with lake view! After a good meal and a stroll around, we catch a ferry (15 min) to Varenna. Loved by many, this tiny little village and its relaxing lakefront walk are the ideal end for an unforgettable day on Lake Como. From Varenna to Milan (1h) we travel again by train, this time enjoying the view over the southern-eastern branch.

BEST SEASON: year round

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Sightseeing Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
8am to 6pm
TRAIN RIDE FROM MILAN:
1 hour – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
LUNCH:
restaurant

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€110
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Train Tickets – €11,5/person round trip
– Boat Rides – €15/person
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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THE MONUMENTAL CEMETERY – 2 Hours
Constructed at the end of the 19th century to merge and replace the previously existing graveyards of Milan, the Monumental Cemetery immediately became a focal point where many talented local artists got to express their skills by showcasing the eternal final resting places of some of Milan’s most illustrious and historical characters. During this two [...]
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THE BEST OF MILAN – 2 Hours
Let's start by getting familiar with the heart and headquarters of one of the wealthiest and most powerful courts of the Italian Renaissance: the Sfoza’s Castle (Castello Sforzesco in Italian), where artist such as Leonardo da Vinci were hired to delight the local lords with their works of art. Lords that have granted the city [...]
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