Regional Food & Wine Tasting Experience on Milan’s Ancient Canals

Regional Food & Wine Tasting Experience on Milan’s Ancient Canals

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Tour Highlights

  • Milan wine tour including wine at several bars
  • Milan canal tour
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of only 15 people or fewer


Explore the beautiful evening air as you navigate the canals of Milan on this appetizers and wine tasting tour.
Aperitive Spritz in Milan

Do as the Milanese Do

When in Milan, do as the Milanese do! This authentic experience gives you the chance to explore the city’s popular Navigli District, where locals come to relax with friends after a long day in uncomfortable shoes.

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Get a Taste of the City

Get a taste of the city on our Milan wine tour, taking you to some of the best bars in the city to sample regional wines and local delicacies – all included in the price!

Wine Aperitive in Milan

15 People or Less

Relax in the company of friends. With small group sizes of only 15 people or less and an expert local guide to keep the conversation (and wine) flowing, your experience will feel like a night out with new friends.

Tour Description

Of all cities in Italy, Milan is one of the most difficult to get acquainted with. Keeping visitors at arm’s reach, local life here can seem impenetrable to outsiders – but not anymore. Our unique Milan wine tours combine a canal district stroll, visiting the most atmospheric part of the city (and the most popular among locals once the sun goes down) with regional wines and appetizers exploring some of the liveliest bars in the area.

Travelling with an expert local guide, you’ll gain insight into the food, culture and history of the city. And with small groups of only 15 people or fewer, your tour will feel more like a relaxed evening out with friends.

Our tour centers around the famous Navigli area of Milan – the canals. Once upon a time, these were the primary form of defense, irrigation and transport in the city, with a huge network spanning several miles. Alas, most of these waterways were filled in during the 1930s. Only two remain, forming the heart of Milan’s more bohemian center – full of bookshops, artists’ studios, informal cafes and bars. This is where the Milanese come to kick back at the end of the day, to relax with friends and family and to enjoy the Italian custom of il dolce far niente – the sweetness of doing nothing.

Get a taste of this other side of the city on our Milan canal tour. We start at what’s known as the 'big canal' where you’ll relax over a glass of wine with your guide and group. Once finished, your guide will lead you on a relaxed stroll of the area, and on to the smaller, more picturesque canal. As you walk they’ll teach you about the history of the area – what did Da Vinci and Napoleon have to do with the Navigli and what’s that strange smell of detergent? Your local guide has all the answers and they’ll keep you entertained with stories and anecdotes as you stroll.

The next stop on our Milan wine tour is one of the city’s most 'in' wine bars, where you’ll enjoy some more regional wine alongside a selection of local specialties such as cheese, meats, olives and local breads. The bar staff will get involved here (it’s a friendly spot), helping your guide to explain what each delicacy is and what makes it unique to this area. Feel free to ask any questions you can think of – your guide will create a relaxed and interactive environment where you can quiz them or chat with your fellow travelers about your experience of the city so far.

Passing more art studios, boutique stores, specialty bars and bookstores, we’ll continue on our exploration of Milan’s artistic heart, watching as the neighborhood comes to life with the sound of music and laughter. This is Milan at its most relaxed and least guarded, a breath of fresh air for many visitors.

We’ll finish our evening in true Italian style with aperitivo, or evening drink with appetizers. Enjoy another drink and help yourself to all kinds of local specialties as you chat with your guide and group. Take this chance to get some recommendations from your guide on what else you should do during your time in Milan – what sights to see, what other bars to explore and which restaurants to sample.

Combining a taste of local Milanese culture with an exploration of its food and wine, we offer you an authentic local experience to help you dig a little deeper, peeking behind the curtains of Italy’s most fashionable city.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Food: a wide selection of Italian specialties will be offered such as ham, cheeses, crostini and vegetables, as well as a rich buffet of appetizers with a varied mixture of seasonal delicacies
  • Beverages: 2 glasses of wine and 1 cocktail of choice

Sites Visited

  • Canals area, known as Navigli
  • Wine Bars
  • Happy Hour spots


  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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