Milan: Navigli Canal cruise

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21 reviews   (2.19)

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Departs: Milan, Milan

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The tour starts on the Naviglio Grande, while you listen to your informative commentary you cruise towards one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the city: San Cristoforo the favourite church for wedding celebrations In the city.
Proceeding along the Naviglio Grande you will come across the famous Vicolo dei Lavandai, an architectural jewel named after the Confraternity of the Launderers. Since the 18th century, this guild was in charge of washing the linen of wealthy families in the iconic washhouse still existing today.
Crossing the Scodellino bridge, you reach the modern and famous Darsena, an area of entertainment and recreation on the water, one of the center of Milanese nightlife.
Leaving the Darsena, you will come the to the Conchetta, the first of the 14 navigation basins that connect Milan and Pavia. Designed by Leonardo da Vinci it's still working, five century after its construction.

What's Included

Canal cruise on the Navigli

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio
The church of San Cristoforo (Saint Christopher, protector of the sailors) is one of the most symbolic churches for what was once the port of Milan.
It is one of the oldest in Milan, and it is very special. It is not one single church, but two paired churches, built in the timespan of over three centuries in three different styles.

• Admission Ticket Free

Santa Maria delle Grazie al Naviglio
Surely everyone visiting Milan knows of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses the most famous representation of the Last Supper, a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. But there is a second church in Milan dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie right here on the canals.

• Admission Ticket Free

"Darsena" is an Arabic word that originally meant "port", in Italian the word has evolved over time and is now used to indicate a sheltered anchorage area, sometimes covered. In Milan, however, this word retains its ancient meaning and the Darsena is the port of Milan.

• Admission Ticket Free

Naviglio Grande
The longest and oldest calan of Milan. It flows for about 50 km and its waters irrigate 50,000 hectares of countryside through 116 intakes.

• Admission Ticket Free

I Navigli
The Navigli system is a network of 162 km of canals that covers an area of approximately 1,800 square km south of Milan, between the provinces of Milan and Pavia. A surface as large as the entire metropolitan area of Milan.

• Admission Ticket Free

Vicolo dei Lavandai
Vicolo dei Lavandai (Washermen's Alley) in milanese dialect it was called Vicol di bugandee (from bugada, means laundry). Along the stream fed by the Naviglio Grande (el fossett) until the 1950s, the clothes of wealthy Milanese families were washed. You can visit this site before or after cruise.

• Admission Ticket Free


Millie_W, 01-08-2022
Beautiful boat ride, definitely recommend. Make sure you go on the Sunday so you can enjoy the canal market!
Great experience
alfredosanti67, 06-07-2022
lovely district in the city of Milan. Highly reccomend to book this tour, expecially if it's your first time in Milan
Muy Bueno
Jose P, 26-08-2022
Muy buena experiencia , es hermoso este lugar , realmente recomendable , navegar por el lugar y las personas que realizan el paseo
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punitaa2021, 19-07-2022
We asked if we could change our time to an earlier cruise and they were very accommodating and helpful. This was great for us.

Everyone very weather but covered seating - outside seating for those who didn't mind the hot sun.

Time was just right - 55 mins approx.

Headphones provided free of charge but beware, take an adapter if you have a newer version of an iPhone that doesn't have the headphone jack port anymore - you will need it unless you don't mind disturbing the other passengers by having the commentary blasting out of your phone, as the people in front of us did...

The commentary is easy to get from the QR code supplied on the boat.

Was nice to see a part of Milan I had no idea about and it was a lovely area so you can explore and eat and drink before or after.

Canal water was really clear - boat has to turn around and return the same way but provides a different commentary on the way back.

A pleasant, and easy way to pass an hour in another beautiful part of Milan.

Worth the money. Thanks
Not worth my money.
Ron_S, 03-07-2022
The trip was 10 minutes shorter than scheduled. The Wi-Fi commentary was intermittent and kept cutting out. Definitely not what we expected. Not the fault of the provider, there was a large group of 20 something “children “ that had no respect for anyone else on board. Loud, obnoxious and constantly moving, blocking views and bumping into people without any apologies.

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