Milan is where Italy's past and future meet. This most sophisticated of cities is packed with historic monuments and ringed by skyscrapers. On this excursion, you'll enjoy a guided tour to see La Scala opera house, the Sforzesco Castle and its crowning glory – the Duomo cathedral.
Your local guide will show you around the best bits of the old town. Explore the Renaissance Sforzesco Castle, nestled in a park that's an oasis of tranquillity in this fast-paced metropolis. Then amble through narrow alleys towards La Scala, first in National Geographic's list of the world's top opera houses.
And as for the Duomo, well after 600 years in the making, it's a sight to behold. With 135 extravagantly decorated spires and 3,400 statues, you could look at it forever. You can go inside and enjoy the views over the city from the top. There's also free time to explore on your own. The Brera district is full of charming bars and cafés, and the site of the famous Brera art gallery.