We have 4 kids who are all now interested in art. Our guide was really personable and made the tour very compelling for the children and for us. It would otherwise have been a long 3 hours for them but they couldn't get enough! The tour was only meant to be 2 hours but our guide loved what she did so continued.
Treasures of Milan: city highlights tour
This private, child-centered 2.5 hour tour of one of Italy’s most interesting destinations is sure to be a hit with your family. A local English-speaking guide will make learning fun for your children as you explore a world-class city as a family. The Milan Tour for Kids is a great way to expose your children to the world’s art, architecture and culture in a child-oriented way. Stimulate their senses and imaginations as you tour modern-day Milan and learn about its colorful history.
Milan is a contemporary city with historic charms. It’s the capital of the Lombardy region, and is home to financiers and fashion designers. Its art and architecture are evidence of a rich and varied culture that has been inspiring master craftspeople for ages.
In the Loggia of the medieval Piazza Mercanti (Merchants’ Square) children will delight in whispering secrets among the columns. They’ll be awed by the majesty of the fifth largest cathedral in the world, the Gothic Duomo. With its pink marble façade and imposing spires, tales of the passageways within this medieval cathedral with give them goose bumps.
Milan is home to an extensive collection of the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci. Children will learn about this interesting artist and inventor as they gaze upon his monument in the Piazza della Scala. Erected in 1872, it is a monument to a man of mystery, whose codes and symbols intrigue art lovers the world over.
The Milan Tour for Kids is a metropolitan adventure steeped in a rich and varied culture. With narrative games, clues and trivia, your children will delight in exploring the city with you and their friendly guide. They’ll participate an historic treasure hunt, to find significant details and points of interest throughout the tour. Prizes sweeten the challenge, and everyone has fun.
Our tour includes the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a four-story double shopping arcade dating to 1861. Learn about its architecture and interesting history, and browse the designer boutiques for chic and trendy fashions.
Sightseeing can be overwhelming for children when it involves waiting in boring lines to see places and artifacts they don’t understand. With our tours, your children are the center of activity. With privileged, reserved admission to historic sites, there’s no boredom and fidgeting in long lines. Interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games and trivia introduce children to Italy’s treasures. Tailored learning materials help children to use their imaginations and participate with enthusiasm.
Our customized tours are fun outdoor adventures. Dress comfortably, wear your hats and carry water bottles for an enjoyable outing. Each tour is rich in art, culture and history. Your child will enjoy a feast for the senses as he takes in new colors, sights and sounds. Diversity is the spice of life, and your child will gain real world experience that will benefit him in school and in life. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find ample restaurants near our tour destinations for comfortable dining.
The tour can be a 2 hours or 3 hours walking tour (depending on how much time you want to spend with your guide and which are the monuments you do not want to miss!):
2 hours: begins with a fascinating walking tour of the famous Ile de la Cité, in the heart of the Seine River, home to kings, revolutionaries and those famous gargoyles. Here you will see why Victor Hugo selected Notre Dame as the setting for his widely acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. You will also see the Pont des Arts, the “love locks” on Pont Neuf the and the French Academy.
3 hours: walking tour stating at the Opera House and ending at the Eiffel Tower. This marvelous tour will cover Vandome square, Tuileries gardens, Concorde Square, Champs Elysees, le Petit et Grand Palais. You will cross Alexandre III bridge and the discover Les Invalides and Napoleon tombs ending with the monument symbol of Milan: the Eiffel Tower (so that at the end of the tour you can climb the tower by yourself if you wish!).