Trip Overview

Da Vinci Legacy Tour

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 18 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Discover the legacy of legendary Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy, starting your journey in fabulous Milan where you get to see the Last Supper with your own eyes, continuing your exploration with his birthplace and early works in Florence. This program is fully customizable and includes stays at city-center hotels and airport transfers by default.

Da Vinci Legacy Tour

7 days2 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
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$2,498
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 18 Reviews

Discover the legacy of legendary Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy, starting your journey in fabulous Milan where you get to see the Last Supper with your own eyes, continuing your exploration with his birthplace and early works in Florence. This program is fully customizable and includes stays at city-center hotels and airport transfers by default.

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Milan

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Milan
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous Northern Italy city and the world's fashion capital, Milan! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Milan Sightseeing & the Last Supper
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a 4-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city's history.

You start your exploration of Milan at Piazza del Duomo and marvel at the world-known Milan Duomo*, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house.

You continue to the picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears.

As a highlight of the tour, you also have a chance to witness the unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci's legendary painting* "The Last Supper" located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

*Please note: the Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.

*Note: viewing the Last Supper is available only with a group. Your private guide waits for you outside while you have a visit in the church which takes 15 minutes as per regulations. The tour is not available on Mondays.

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Day 3
Sforza Castle & Leonardo's Machines Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast at your hotel, you meet your private guide and start a tour to discover significant works of Leonardo da Vinci in Milan. The first place you visit today is the fortress of Milan, Sforza Castle, and see the Sala delle Asse. It had been recently restored with an accurate work of 7 years and reopened for the 500-years anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Your guide leads you through the periods of the masterpiece creation and tells you in details about the motive, instruments, and history behind. An interesting fact that it reflects a revolutionary idea of cultivation of mulberry trees, which are used in the silk production and made Milan capital of the production and trade of silk, and afterward the city of fashion.

You also take the chance to see the last unfinished work by Michelangelo, located in the Sforza Castle. Witness the Pieta and feel the powerful emotional involvement.

Then you have a short walk to Ambrosiana, one of the most ancient cultural institutions in the north of Italy. Here you see a Da Vinci manuscript (Codice Atlantico) containing many of his projects and drawings. Along with many precious paintings, you find here the "Portrait of a Musician" by Da Vinci, depicting the most famous musician of the time.

After a lunch break, you go to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum and meet a museum guide who takes you on a 1.5-hour tour. Here you get to see dozens of models built in the 1950s based on the huge number of sketches and designs left by Leonardo. An expert guide explains how the machines work and the original purpose behind them. Once the guided tour is finished you may continue exploring the museum on your own.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Milano Scala, Milan
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Nestled in the heart of Milan within a walking distance from the magnificent La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral, the Milano Scala boasts excellent service and top-notch facilities. The decor of all guestrooms reflects the famous opera.

Welcome to Milan

The world's fashion capital, Milan, is one of the most visited cities in Northern Italy and in the world.

train
Milan
Florence
1 h 50 min
Have an enjoyable short rail ride from Milan to Florence on a modern well-equipped train. The route is quite scenic, passing beautiful Italian rural areas and towns along the way.

Florence

second destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights at a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Departure to Florence & Da Vinci Museum Tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you check out from the Milan hotel, your driver takes you to the rail station for your quick train connection to Florence. Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

As a highlight of the day, we have planned for you a 1-hour guided tour to the Da Vinci Museum. Here you find yourself in the interactive and extraordinary world of Da Vinci. The exhibition is devoted to real machines designed by Leonardo that were assembled for the exposition. In one of the halls, you also have a chance to see the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper, and the Annunciation to the Lady with the Ermine up close and in high-resolution which is not possible to do in the museums.

After exploring the museum, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Florence Sightseeing & Uffizi Gallery
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and go on a 3-hour walking tour of Florence's highlights (no entrances).

Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo as well as the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria. You pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops.

Together with the guide you also cross over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. In this very part of the city you can find an early work of Michelangelo dating back to when he was just 17 years old.

After a lunch break, you continue with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery. During the 3-hour private tour, you see the outstanding collection of art presented in its sprawling galleries. Devote your attention to famous masterpieces like "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli, "Medusa" by Caravaggio, "Madonna of the Goldfinch" by Raphael. Here you also find works of young Leonardo Da Vinci painted before he moved to Milan in 1482 being in the service of Duke Ludovico il Moro. In the hall 15 dedicated to Leonardo, you see the "Adoration of the Magi" and "Annunciation". Here you also find the difference in style in the canvas of "Baptism of Christ", where the main part was painted by a great master Verrocchio and a part of it was done by Leonardo.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Exploring the Birthplace of Da Vinci
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum
Tasting
Tasting

After breakfast in the hotel, you meet your private driver and start a 5-hour tour to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Together with a local guide, you explore the Museo Leonardiano, located inside the Castello dei Conti Guidi, and the Palazzina Uzielli in Vinci. You see one of the most extensive and original collections of models that faithfully reproduce the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour in Vinci, you are taken to the house of Leonardo in the village of Anchiarno. Once you are in the countryside, you also enjoy a light lunch with a wine tasting at one of the local wineries before you return to Florence.

Breakfast, light lunch and wine tasting included.

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Day 7
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

​​Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
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Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch amenities.

Welcome to Florence

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located hotels in Milan and Florence;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Light lunch and wine tasting;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Milan and Florence;
  • Guided tours in: Sforza Castle, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Leonardo's Machines Museum, Da Vinci Museum in Florence, Uffizi Gallery, Museo Leonardiano in Vinci;
  • Entrance tickets to: Milan Duomo, The Last Supper, Birthplace Museum in Anchiarno;
  • 1st class train tickets: Milan - Florence;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Convenient transfers between cities throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Milan and Florence;
  • Seeing the Last Supper in Milan;
  • Exploring the birthplace of Da Vinci in Florence.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won't open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called "coperto". A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu.
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy, you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
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